Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘public art’


Utility Box Art 2

Utility Box Art 2
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Box art: One of the relatively new ways for a city to promote local artists and create public art, as well as “beautify” something rather bulky and visually prominent—traffic signal utility boxes. We hope you enjoy our second of two posts about the newly painted signal boxes in South Pasadena. Read more about the Box […]

Utility Box Art

Utility Box Art

South Pasadena has followed in the path of many cities that have decided to bring art to the streets. Actually, to the sidewalks and traffic light utility boxes. Ten artists submitted their ideas to the South Pasadena Arts Council in the summer of 2015 and now South Pasadena beams with ostriches, picnics in the park, […]

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Hataya Tubtim’s “influences & favorites” include surrealism, animation, L.A. murals, and Thai paintings and traditional motifs.¹ Currently, Tubtim is a faculty member at Art Center College of Design; she was commissioned to participate in Pasadena District’s crosswalk art program. The program began in 2011 with crosswalk installations titled Moonwalk designed by local artist and designer […]

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Once again, we’d like to thank Karol Franks for sharing her photography. Her work lures the eye, alters one’s perspective, and soothes the mind while inspiring one’s imagination.   Right: Pretty clouds, or what Suzanne Kloss calls “sheep clouds.”       Public art installation downtown L.A., work in progress:         A […]

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

The city of Pasadena is taking art to the streets. Nine works of art have been installed in each of the city’s council districts as part of the inaugural Rotating Public Art Exhibition that’s described as the public’s “outdoor art gallery.” Cultural Nexus (part of the city’s Cultural Master Plan) is a way to “enliven […]

Public Art Coming to a Corner Near You

Public Art Coming to a Corner Near You

This week Pasadena began to see the fruit of more than two years of planning—the installation of several pieces of public art, creatively positioned in unexpected spots such as the pocket park on Washington just east of the 210. We’ve seen three pieces on our jaunts about town and think this is a fine addition […]

Wall to Wall Public Art

Wall to Wall Public Art

For the uninitiated, Side Street Projects is an off-the-grid (sort of) nonprofit that encourages and enables artists to take their art-making into the community. There are lots of rigorous art-theoretical phrasings for their activities (“an alternative practice” of “complex public negotiations;” “meta-public art”), but the results are often accessible and enjoyable, even… family-friendly (!). They […]

The Artist and the Shopping Destination

The Artist and the Shopping Destination

Christmas is nigh. If you are like me, and I am like everybody else, then you are being bombarded with an unceasing barrage of holiday media: jingles, songs, trinkets, images. This is what the holidays are all about, and is delightful—up to a point. Sometimes one needs a break from all the reds and greens, […]

Old Town Video Art Installation

Old Town Video Art Installation

There’s no time like the holidays for… environmentally themed public video art installations? Absolutely, say Alex Kritselis and Joey Forsyte, the masterminds behind “Don’t Blow It/A Rising Tide.” Kritselis and Forsyte have placed 13 projectors, pointing at 13 glass windows and doors, throughout One Colorado Plaza. The videos, which are supposed to be exquisitely beautiful, […]

The Fork in My Road

The Fork in My Road

I already thought I had a great commute — it’s only five to seven minutes, and every day I get to pass lovely Arlington Garden and the happy kids playing in the field at my children’s alma mater, Sequoyah School — but now it’s gotten that much better, thanks to the Fork in the Road. […]

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