Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Avenue 50 Studio’


For the Ones I Had to Leave

For the Ones I Had to Leave
TumblrEmailOther Share Options

For The Ones I Had to Leave by Sophia Rivera Taking two steps forward I finally look back not really seeing but seeing through you across the room, hunched over a pile of books Pen in hand, a lighter in the other. I am sorry that I had to leave you probably know this better […]

La Palabra in March

La Palabra in March

Karineh Madhessian is the driving force behind “La Palabra Reading Series,” which is held monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. On March 20, Gerda Govine (who has contributed many poems for Hometown Pasadena‘s “Write Here”), Dorenyse Diaz, and CE Jordan will read in what Gerda describes as a wonderfully supportive, welcoming, safe,and enthusiastic environment. Gerda will […]

Fundraising Art Party

Fundraising Art Party

Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park is an art complex, a venue for all sorts of get-togethers: exhibits, group shows, readings, lectures, open mic nights, live music, classical guitar workshops, and photography workshops. Last November, Avenue 50 acquired a large space within the building where the gallery currently exists: “Avenue 50 Studio has expanded, and […]

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

La Palabra with Thelma Reyna

Thelma T. Reyna is also the force behind Golden Foothills Press and the newly released Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015. Also, she’s kindly shared poems with Hometown Pasadena readers from her full-length collection of her poems, Rising, Falling, All of Us, which won four literary honors in 2014. On May 31st, Reyna will be joining […]

Time Twists

Time Twists

“Fetish-like, re-weaved stuff collected from our lives.” This is the description of the pieces by Mike Mollett who is guest artist at Val Echavarria’s Casa Marengo in Highland Park. Mike calls his pieces twists, time-twists, gates, and balls. One twist—a NOLA twist—he made from using New Orleans home security wires given to him by an […]

The Affordable ART Act

The Affordable ART Act

I’ve always believed that art is for everybody and is an important part of life. I know from creating and exhibiting art for many years that there is an unfulfilled desire on the part of many people to own and collect artwork, but have thought that it is out of their budget. Many artists, like […]

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Val Echavarria is moving to the back. That is, this local artist has created her new studio space at the back of Avenue 50 Studio. Val is a multi-media artist who works in pastel, pencil, acrylics, and watercolor. She’s also a sculptor and done assemblage art and collage. She opens her studio doors this weekend… […]

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Candles are lit to welcome the spirit back. Marigolds or cempasúchitl symbolize death but their strong fragrance “also help lead the dead back.” Salt represents the continuance of life. Pan de muerto is a symbol of the departed. A glass of water is offered as souls are thirsty “after their long journey from the Other […]

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria

Chicano Sublime: A Q&A with Val Echavarria

“Notes from the Chicano Sublime” is an exhibition of abstract work that brings into focus ideas that border on otherworldly themes associated with the cosmic, biological and spiritual worlds, writes curator and contributing artist Linda Arreola. This is where the beauty of the sublime is found…not in what we recognize but rather in what we have […]

“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Three years ago I was blessed and honored to be awarded an artist fellowship from the Sacatar Foundation in Bahía, Brazil. I was profoundly moved by my experiences there—the warmly welcoming community, the rich cultural mixing, the palpable spiritually—and they have seeped continuously into my artwork ever since,” writes artist J Michael Walker. His newest […]

Fiore

Flintridge Books

Colorado Street Bridge Party

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

Search