Talk of Our Towns


A Perfect Paring

A Perfect Paring

Sip a glass of handcrafted wine while browsing works by twelve area artists at Avenue 50 Studio’s wine and art fundraiser to celebrate “15 years of Art, Poetry and Community!” Francisco Fernández is a longtime home winemaker and he is contributing 12 bottles from his “wine library—non-commercial quality wines he has personally crafted over the [...]

Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark

The men who work inside the San José Mine are divided into two shifts, A and B, each working seven days at a time, and all of these men have been assigned to A shift. The A shift, in turn, is divided into twelve-hour-long night and day shifts that keep the mine working around the [...]

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks

Lowriders & Pakistani Jingle Trucks

They’re known as “moving art”—trucks and buses that Pakistani owners have tricked out and dressed to the nines. Amazing Stuff writes: “All across Pakistan, this rolling folk art has turned village lanes, city streets, and long-distance highways in a national gallery without walls…a free-form, kaleidoscopic exhibition in perpetual motion.” It is said that “as early as [...]

Dollmakers III

Dollmakers III

Dolls. Everywhere dolls. Dolls that are cute and whimsical. Dolls that are mystical and seem imparted with soul. Dolls that are odd and quirky. Dolls that are peculiar and disturbing. Dozens of artists—local, national, and some of our Canadian neighbors—will show and sell individually-crafted, handmade art dolls and sculptures at Cactus Gallery’s “Dollmakers III” exhibit, along with “Día de [...]

ArtNight 2014

ArtNight 2014

A Room to Create or ARC Pasadena will feature the Pennington Dance Group, Katerina Tomas & Mojacar Flamenco, and Michelle Shear & Dancers, just to name a few at this Friday’s ArtNight in Pasadena, which offers a variety of art exhibits, musical and dance performances, and hands-on, interactive activities. All for free. ARC Pasadena, 1158 [...]

Art Pop-Up: Us Versus THEM

Art Pop-Up: Us Versus THEM

Humans have always functioned in groups, sharing common cultural identifiers such as language, rituals and belief systems, creating united ‘Us’ groups. Cohesive groups can be a collective force for positive social change but can also lead to lemming-like social destruction. THEM is a pop-up group exhibition curated by artist Holly Boruck, which opens with a reception [...]

Singing Scientists

Singing Scientists

Have you heard the singing scientists? Fifty-three JPLers gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse under the tutelage of Donald Brinegar, the Pasadena Symphony’s Director of Choruses. These men of the lab, who actually include scientists, engineers, administrators, software and business folks, tackle tunes by Bernstein and Sondheim, Alan Menken, and Rodgers and Hart. On October 4th, the [...]

Girl Friday Book Club

Girl Friday Book Club

Common Thread Studio wants you to “exercise your creativity.” How about “Sip and Sew” on October 17th, where the Japanese art of tie-dyeing called Shibori may be learned while sipping complimentary wine and noshing on cheese. Or sign up for classes like “Poolside Dress,” “Slouchy Pants,” “Honeycomb Ottoman,” and “Woodland Pals.” Or, mix the literary with [...]

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Imagine a career in pneumatics. Pneumatic adj 1. containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. 2. of or relating to the spirit. Origin mid 17th cent.: from pneuma “wind,” from pnein “breathe.” Now combine “the study of the mechanical properties of air and other gases” with art. The answer? Cocky Eek. Creating big spaces [...]

Alice Through the Wormhole

Alice Through the Wormhole

It’s a whole new world, Alice. Especially if the Caltech players get their hands on it. The weird and delightful Alice in Wonderland is undergoing a make-over—Alice within the universe of Caltech. This is the story… Alice is bored. She’s a new grad genius in spintronics and marionetting on a tour of Telcach, and it’s [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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