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Christmas Majesty on St. Albans

Christmas Majesty on St. Albans

This is not a block to be driven. One must park the car and walk the long block of St. Albans Road between Huntington Drive and Monterey in San Marino. Evergreens loom overhead—40 feet, 60 feet, fat and paunchy, lean and towering—all dressed in colored lights. Most of the strands consist of the standard red, [...]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya [...]

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

“In my mind, lithography has been linked to the great white whooping crane,” wrote painter and printmaker June Wayne in a 1990 essay. “In all the world there were only 36 cranes left, and in the United States there were no master printers able to work with the creative spectrum of our artists. The artist-lithographers, like [...]

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs states that it is “America’s largest traveling dinosaur exhibition featuring over 100 museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs.” Each pre-historic display places together the dinosaurs as they have been found around the world with detailed information on their origins, their size, and other scientific information. Besides the exhibits, there will also be things [...]

Making Hypertufa – Are You In?

Making Hypertufa – Are You In?

We’re ready to sign up!  Following is text provided by The Arboretum about their upcoming hypertufa pot workshop: Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa [...]

Snow Days! (at Kidspace)

Snow Days! (at Kidspace)

It may be Southern California, but how about building an igloo? Maybe a little ice fishing? And is it possible to resist an activity called “Ice Painting: Messy Moments”? Kidspace is hosting its 6th annual Snow Days on December 26th through 30th. Besides snow zones where kids may make snow angels and build snow folks, [...]

Christmas Greetings from Dr. & Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes

Christmas Greetings from Dr. & Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes

Hearty Christmas Greetings!  However…before I present a selection of Dr. & Mrs. Adalbert Fenyes’ historic holiday greeting cards, I am going to comment on a curious phenomenon.  So often when I mention the names Fenyes, Fenyes Mansion, and Pasadena Museum of History, my listener dons a puzzled expression or gets a strange sleepy look in [...]

No Two Blades of Grass

No Two Blades of Grass

For Ann They say no two blades of grass are alike, but is that true for eggs? See how, once you look awhile, each egg scarcely resembles its twin… There are patterns in the brown, striations in the white, stories in all. Yes, even in that one. Oh, and look how so sweetly the eggs [...]

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

Parson’s Nose Theater shall read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lance Davis has adapted this classic tale into a 75-minute performance to enahnce the author’s words. “I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time [...]

A Whiskey Winter Party

A Whiskey Winter Party

The “Chandelier Room” at Santa Anita Park has been renovated and this historic site—as well as the holidays—shall be celebrated in an interesting fashion. Normally, December 26th is viewed as a kick back and chill day or a return all the horrid presents day, but this year it’s time for a little partying. Look at [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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