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Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel

Sasha Vom Dorp: Prequel
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It may look like CG, but according to artist Sasha vom Dorp, his work is “good ol’ fashioned photography. Sound, sunlight, and H2O.” Vom Dorp writes: I’ve made these photographs to better know my place in the universe.… I’ve built a machine in an attempt to observe elemental transactions. I’ve created a mechanical solution to […]

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

Art of the City Wall: Mixed Message

As a quick intro, there are four things to know about Bill Wishner: —He is 74 years old. —Though retired from his medical practice, Dr. Wishner is still a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC “helping to teach medical ethics.”¹ —For thirty years his focus was photography, primarily on-stage portraits […]

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Waking up in the morning recently, the temperature has been as low as 37ºF, 5 degrees from freezing. One evening we stepped outside and it smelled like snow. Yet the sky was clear, the stars as bright as possible while fighting through the glare of city lights. Now the rain has come. Glorious rain. From […]

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

Near the north end of the Hahamongna Watershed Park, on the edge of the foothills, west of Lincoln Avenue and not far from West Alta Loma Drive, artist Ana Marini-Genzon lives, paints, and walks. We were first introduced to Ana’s art during the Open Studios tour in the spring of 2015. We’ve been an admirer […]

Lian Goes Rose

Lian Goes Rose

As we were unable to attend, Hometown Pasadena extends heartfelt thanks to Lian Dolan for sharing her 2016 Rose Parade pictures. Enjoy!   ~~~   Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster. You can find her podcast Satellite Sisters at SatelliteSisters.com. Her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, an L. A. Times bestseller for over a […]

2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors

We realize it’s three months until April 9, when the Pasadena Literary Alliance presents the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, but this event sells out quickly, so for those who forget until it’s too late or those who have never heard of PFWA, we want to offer a tease—and a nudge. In prior years, many […]

Merry Merry!

Merry Merry!

    To spread the visual merriment of the holiday season, here are some scenes we saw around town…                       A friend of ours who is Catholic laments the lack of crèche displayed nowadays. We found a couple…       The above mini-crèche with […]

The Zen of Suiseki

The Zen of Suiseki

It’s such an odd concept: viewing stones. And yet, after the hectic holiday schedule a dose of zen stone viewing may be just the ticket as we ready ourselves for a new year. The California Aiseki Kai presents its 26th annual show, which runs through January 3, 2016. Over 100 examples of suiseki or viewing […]

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Echo Mountain Festival of Lights

Hometown Pasadena received a Facebook message from Mike Simms a few weeks back. He was hoping we would help spread the word about the December 20th inaugural—and first annual—Echo Mountain Festival of Lights. We are happy to do so… Mike Simms is the curator of the Echo Mountain ruins above Altadena. “For over a year, […]

Hey, Sweetie Pies! The Old Pas Artisanal Holiday Market

Hey, Sweetie Pies! The Old Pas Artisanal Holiday Market

One hundred fifty creators, 150 indie makers… Organizers welcome some of their favorite Artisanal L. A. vendors along with Old Pasadena independent shops, restaurants, and cafes and host the 2nd Holiday Market in Old Pasadena on December 5. It’s free, family friendly and dog (on a leash) friendly. Santa will be on hand and welcomes […]

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