Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘The Folk Tree’


Thank you, Rocky

Thank you, Rocky
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It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]

The Art of Honoring the Dead

The Art of Honoring the Dead

El Día de Los Muertos, the tradition of honoring loved ones, which can be traced back thousands of years to the pre-Columbian era, has inspired innumerable creative expressions. The building of ofrendas, making detailed sugar skulls and tissue paper flowers, masks, and calacas (skeletons) are symbols of lasting love and a desire to honor a particular individual. The […]

International Nativities Exhibition

International Nativities Exhibition

St. Francis of Assisi is accredited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223, albeit a “live” one using humans and animals. His intention: to cultivate the worship of Christ, or the Babe of Bethlehem, as St. Francis called him in his tribute, according to St. Bonaventure. (CERC) For 27 years, The Folk Tree has […]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: […]

Patricia Krebs’ “Sense (Sentido)”

Patricia Krebs’ “Sense (Sentido)”

  Patricia Krebs grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she received her degrees as Professor of Fine Arts and in Contemporary Visual Arts. She moved to Southern California in 2001 and works full-time as a freelance multimedia artist. Patricia has illustrated and designed over a dozen children’s picture books, builds puppets and objects for theater […]

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

La Catrina cometh. Mictecacihuatl, the goddess, the “Lady of the Dead,” presides over us during Día de los Muertos. Many peoples worldwide honor loved ones who have died by building altars with their favorite foods and beverages, pictures of the beloved, as well as marigolds, candles, and memorabilia “to encourage visits by the souls, so the […]

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree on Fair Oaks across from Central Park in Pasadena is a large dose of jam-packed folk art heaven. Owner Rocky Behr is doing some spring cleaning and offering 20% off of everything in the store. Their handblown Mexican glassware—martini and margarita glasses, tumblers, and pitchers—receive a 30% discount. The more we see, […]

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

Hearts & Flowers at the Folk Tree

The “art” of romance. An exhibition for the romantically inclined. The Folk Tree hosts 70 artists who will be displaying “small scale decorative and whimsical objects to emotionally-charged works reflecting both positive and negative aspects of love.” It’s the 26th Annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition and the show will have paintings, ceramics, fiberwork with handstitching, […]

Folk Tree’s Int’l Nativities

Folk Tree’s Int’l Nativities

Are you looking for Christmas decorations and gifts with an international bent? The Folk Tree is having its 26th Annual International Nativities Exhibition, which opens with a holiday open house this Saturday. The exhibit will feature handmade nativities and ornaments from around the world with an emphasis on folk art from Mexico. Many of the […]

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