Creative Types


Exploring Mandalas

Exploring Mandalas

The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world [...]

Brendan’s Poetry & a Shot of Whisky

Brendan’s Poetry & a Shot of Whisky

It’s time to start 2014 off right. Let’s start with whisky. Smoky, spicy, peppery, orangey, woody, creamy. How about “cerealy” or “phenolic”? Every one of these words, and many more, may be used when sipping, and then describing, whisky. And when interspersed with classic or home-written poetry, with dozens of candles lit and delicious munchies, [...]

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

What role may museums play when it comes to “building healthy communities, both human and nature”? A statewide dialogue ensued between contemporary artists and museum leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and “community stakeholders.” Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media [...]

Gallery McGinty

Gallery McGinty

Hey, All, we’re doing it again! New location just around the corner from Gallery at the End of the World. You can even take a trip down memory lane and be amazed at how small the old space was! Would love for you to drop by and see the new Gallery McGinty. So speaks Ben [...]

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist: grain that is ground to make flour. Toll: origin, Old English, denoting a charge, tax, or duty. Paying a tribute, compensation. Grain is milled into flour. In bygone days, the miller was aloud a “toll” or percentage of the final product as payment for his work. Grist & Toll on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena [...]

A Castle Carol

A Castle Carol

Creativity knows no bounds they say, so we’re stretching the definition of our “Creative Types” category once again. This year, the annual holiday tour of Pasadena’s glorious Castle Green takes on a creative Dickensian twist. Charles Dickens’ festive and enduring vision of Christmas transforms Castle Green into a Victorian wonderland…Experience firsthand its restored 1890′s splendor…Enjoy [...]

The Transition Movement

The Transition Movement

Mary Gothard recounts that the Transition event called “The Power of Just Doing Stuff” held at Throop Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church on October 14th and featuring Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins was “over the top.” She continues: “The church was packed with people and all were trading cards and information. The church told us that they [...]

International Nativities Exhibition

International Nativities Exhibition

St. Francis of Assisi is accredited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223, albeit a “live” one using humans and animals. His intention: to cultivate the worship of Christ, or the Babe of Bethlehem, as St. Francis called him in his tribute, according to St. Bonaventure. (CERC) For 27 years, The Folk Tree has [...]

Speaking with A Noise Within

Speaking with A Noise Within

A Noise Within co-founder Julia Rodriguez-Elliott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. In 1991—with a mere $3,000 from her personal checking account—she and her co-founder, Geoff  Elliott, set an ambitious vision: H-P:  What is the goal of A Noise [...]

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

From official press release: Created by RT Valine, RT N’ the 44s plays instruments crafted from tin, 2x4s and salvaged parts in a DIY effort to produce music from discarded junkyard objects, and the result is an equal parts haunting and rabble-rousing vintage country band sound that draws in fans of all ages. Los Angeles-based [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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