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Open Studio Days This December

Open Studio Days This December
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We’re looking forward to attending our second Open Studios event because during the event this past June—and despite the fact that we committed to both Saturday and Sunday—we were not able to get to all the locations we’d highlighted with sharpie. Most of Saturday was occupied with roaming the grounds of Zorthian Ranch, which we […]

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

In her ongoing mission to bring local artists to the public’s attention and offer art at non-stratospheric prices, artist Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo in Highland Park presents works by Terry Arena, which may be viewed—and purchased—through December 10. Arena was born in Georgia, but has spent most of her life in Southern California, receiving […]

Handmade Holiday

Handmade Holiday

Hand crafted and hand thrown pottery by Sandra Torres and Klai. Dani Vinokurov’s paper and mixed media sculptures. Pillows and purses by Sally Monk. Prints, handbags, sculpture, utensils, trays, and one-of-a-kind gifts may be found at Space Art Center’s annual Handmade Holiday. This holiday boutique formally opens on November 14 (opening reception, 3-6 p.m.), though […]

John Cleese

John Cleese

The really good ideas is always traceable back to quite a long way, often to a not very good idea, which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting. —John Cleese, writer, actor & tall person […]

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

This is not Freddy Kruger terror or Stephen King horror, but after a bit of knifing, roaring, and disemboweling, the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s “Night of Terror” steps into the truly terrifying… Emcee Fred Cross addresses an audience member and asks, “What is more frightening than blood and gore?” The man considers, then answers: “The mind.” […]

Art-Space Gallery

Art-Space Gallery

Nothing like going to an art opening (“Avi Roth: Higher Grounds”) at a brand new beautiful gallery full of stellar artwork! And, to discover this new space is just up the street? Priceless! Congratulations, Dale Youngman, on curating a stunning show. “Avi Roth: Higher Grounds” runs through October 31st.   Art-Space Gallery 2605 N. Lake […]

La Linea Curva

La Linea Curva

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, three of Luis Ituarte’s dreams became a reality. He opened his art studio La Linea Curva and premiered the short film Noema En La Habana by Cuban artist Alberto Rey. Rey chronicled the “sound” performances and installation by artists Lance Olsen (British Columbia, Canada); Roberto Romero Molina (Tijuana, Mexico), and […]

The Altadena Best Fest

The Altadena Best Fest

Begin the day with pancakes under the deodars and let Altadena Best Fest begin. Art, crafts, music, and food. Best Fest features artisan ceramics, hand-crafted purses, handmade jewelry, hand-blown glass, mosaic tiles, textiles, and paintings. For listening pleasure, on site will be Firebird Sweet, Cruise Control, the Licata Brothers, Bohemian Soul Riders, and the Altadena […]

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

Teale Hatheway: Fragmented Realities

She recalls working at the Pasadena Playhouse and in the Cultural Affairs Department at Pasadena City Hall; she visits her parents just south of Pasadena City College in the home where she grew up. Now Teale Hatheway calls home a small studio in the industrial area of Taylor Junction, just off Main Street near the […]

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

A Call For Artists! Open Studios Tour, Alta/Pasa/Dena Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open Studios.gallery   Application Deadline: Sept. 25th, 2015 Find application here All visual artists 18 and older may apply to participate in this juried event. Open Studios welcomes artists who create any type of visual art, including crafts, installation art, video, […]

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