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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 […]

Sphæræ

Sphæræ

Laser light and bubble skin. Actually, laser light that “crawls” through the micro and nano structures within a “bubble’s skin.” Grownups playing with bubbles… Evalina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfland‘s 10,000 Peakcock Feathers in Foaming Acid—not to be missed on September 19th, part of Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS Festival. Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create sensory immersion […]

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

He’s on deadline, so requested that we ask just a few and only easy questions. We can do that… Pasadena resident, UCSB alumnus, Dead Again and Little Man Tate author, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Marley & Me, and The Wolverine screenwriter, and A Walk Among the Tombstones director Scott Frank: Thank you for finding the time to […]

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

The first thought that comes to mind upon meeting Alice Simpson is she’s got style, which we admire since linen or khaki pants and white button down shirts are primarily what inhabit our closet. Upon our first introduction, we saw a wide brim fedora straw hat with a wide ribbon tilted at a slight angle, […]

Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s sculptures, writes Scarlet Cheng of ArtScene, have a “quiet power.” Other adjectives used to describe the Japanese born, California resident’s art are epic, whimsical, and as having visual rhythm. On September 14th, Offramp Gallery welcomes the public to an opening reception for “Minoru Ohira,” a show featuring five works from Ohira’s Landscape series, six floor sculptures, and, according to […]

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