Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

Jul 8, 2013

2011-Bridge2With a style that has its origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the ’30s, Kenton Nelson “brings to his canvases a trimmed and exact world: youthful, robust figures; clean and painted structures; landscapes that are polished and orderly” (

Saturday, July 13th, Pasadena Heritage presents the “Pillars of Orange Grove” celebrating “the evolution of South Orange Grove Boulevard…one of Pasadena’s first major thoroughfares and home to great Pasadena Institutions. The honorees of the evening are Westridge School for Girls, the Tournament of Roses Association, the West Pasadena Residents Association, The Valley Hunt Club, and City Ventures—institutions that lead the way in preserving Pasadena’s heritage and beloved architecture. Nelson’s painting of the Colorado Street Bridge will be a part of the festivities and sold by auction the evening of the event.

Cocktails will be held on the east terrace of the historic Hulett Merritt mansion. Attendees will have time to browse displays and visit the “exclusive” silent auction, followed by dinner in the Italian Garden.

Seating is limited and reservations can be secured only by calling Pasadena Heritage at 626.441.6333. Tickets are $200 per person.

Hulett Merritt Mansion

Hulett Merritt Mansion




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