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Rosita’s Hands

Rosita’s Hands
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Rosita’s Hands by Thelma T. Reyna   Rosita’s hands soaked in the early morning suds, the scalding pinking her skin as she swooshed and swirled the scouring pad and scrubbed pans until they sparkled. Then her prune0skin hands wiped baby’s face, peach oatmeal sticking on Allegra’s chin and rosebud mouth, dangling like mushy earrings on […]

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

Over 80 artists have roamed the grounds of the Arboretum looking, searching, waiting for that feeling, that moment of “aha,” finding the spot that speaks to them and ignited their creative energy. Having found “their” spot, these artists have used clay, metal, and mixed media to create pieces representing, says curator Patricia Ferber, the “harmony […]

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

How does one balance “creative ambition” with “professional comittment”? Pasadena resident, music producer, co-owner of London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington, songwriter, and musician Eric Lilavois writes… Understanding a project as it stands, those are the primary colors. Helping an artist fully realize the vision and not be afraid to take the back roads and […]

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Rachel Worby, Muse/Ique‘s founder and conductor, states that Quattrosound’s “energy is unmatched.” At the 14th Annual Latin Grammy’s, Quattrosound was nominated for Best New Artist. The ensemble blends Latin pop, jazz, and classical, what the group calls “popzzical,” which is also the name of its debut album. Quattrosound, writes Worby, “share(s) our passion to rethink rules […]

A Time of Revolution

A Time of Revolution

A few weeks ago, we were winding our way through back roads from Old Greenwich in Connecticut to a little neighborhood in the Southfield association of Stamford and we stopped to take a picture of a particular house. On the way back to the car, we saw a break in the shrubs and found a […]

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

In order to grow strong trunks and limbs, Arborist-Treecare asserts, trees must be skillfully pruned. Pruning branches decreases the weight on the individual branches allowing them to withstand wind, ice, wet leaves, as well as the weight of fruits and nuts. Trimming, if well done, creates “an overall balanced branch structure in terms of weight […]

When Johnny Came Marching West

When Johnny Came Marching West

On April 9, 2015 local churches, schools and public buildings can partake in a national observance. A nationwide commemoration of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Confederate Army—150 years ago—will be observed on Thursday.¹ Locations with bells will ring them for four minutes beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST—one minute for each year of the […]

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

Women in construction. Of course there are women in the construction industry. Right? Then we pause, think a little, peddle back through our memories, remember the whistles and cat-calling as we walked by construction sites, but no, we can’t remember ever seeing a woman wielding a concrete grinder, up on scaffolding with a torch welding […]

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Vanilla Bean Funfetti (Rainbow) Cookies   Ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla bean 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup sprinkles   […]

Lanza Brothers

Lanza Brothers

It was the time of morning when commuters fill every nook and cranny of our freeways, so we took the back streets from South Pasadena to downtown where we still share a studio with fellow photographers at Figueroa and 23rd Streets. We drove down Fremont Avenue, turning right onto West Mission Road that merges into […]

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