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    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm
    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 September 29, 2018 - April 13, 2019
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Historically marginalized? Relegated to “Sunday painters”? Encouraged to paint or sculpt children, still-lifes, puppies, kittens, ducklings, and a random landscape? Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 stands to dispel the misconception that women were limited in their subject matter and demonstrates that women, especially here in California, have historically made their mark in a male-dominated world. 

    Even today, the role of men in the annals of art history frequently overshadows the artistic accomplishments made by women. The exhibition will show a long history of excellence in female-created art and prove that women could and did contribute to the evolution of style, technique, and exploration in the world of art.

    This exhibition of more than 200 pieces showcases just a fraction of the countless number of women who were working in the arts beginning in the mid-nineteenth century in California. Focusing on works produced between the mid-1800s through the 1950s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of oil paintings, works on paper, ceramics, metal craft, textiles, and sculpture. Curated by Maurine St. Gaudens and accompanied by her four volume book, Emerging from the Shadows; A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960, this exhibition will stimulate conversations and shatter any preconceived notions of the limitations of art created by women.

    Phase I runs from September 29, 2018 through January 13, 2019; Phase II opens January 20 and runs through March 31, 2019. The exhibition will be closed January 14-19. 

    Galleries are open Wednesdays-Sundays, 12 noon to 5:00pm.

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour March 17, 2019
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment January 27, 2019 - May 19, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment from January 27 through May 19, 2019 in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.  The exhibition has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, the Armory’s Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.  It will be preceded by a free, public reception on January 26 from 7-9pm. Major support for the exhibition comes from the Pasadena Art Alliance, with special thanks to the Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust. An under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema, Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful.

    Defying convention and authority, Arledge created a diverse and experimental body of work in between film and painting. “My plan,” she said, ‘was to extend the nature of painting to include time.” One of her earliest influences was a performance by Thomas Wilfred, on his Clavilux, at the Pasadena Playhouse, which she saw in 1928 as a teenager.

    As a filmmaker Arledge is considered a pioneer of ciné-dance (dance made uniquely for and by the medium of film) combining avant-garde dance with film editing techniques to “add time to painting.”

    The exhibition will include Arledge’s seven films and hand-painted glass slides, which are held by the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) in Berkeley and only recently digitized. It will also include over 80 of her brilliant works on paper, which span six decades, as well as ephemera and archival material, including storyboards for dance-films.

     

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    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa January 27, 2019 - June 9, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa from January 27 through June 9, 2019 in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery. In Mi Casa Es Su Casa, the artist alters and intervenes on photographs of her own family to address issues of power, memory, and history through the concept of home. The exhibition is organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.

    Growing up in sunny Southern California, de la Loza remembers that life was not always easy. Yet, in photo albums taken amidst white flight, her Mexican American family mimics a post-war ideal of what a happy, suburban American family should look like. According to the artist,  Mi Casa Es Su Casa aims to suggest the looming social and personal inequities that lay beneath “those perfect lawns and the stiff taffeta.

    By obscuring, and replacing the bodies and faces in the photographs, de la Loza calls attention to how the familiar elements of the family snapshot—the landscape, architecture, pose, and fashion—conceal embedded dynamics of race, class, and gender. According to Tsatsos, “Sandra calls out the private dramas that family photographs inadvertently reveal—the strains, the desires, and the discrepancies between the outward appearances of familiar togetherness and the complex, perhaps conflicted nature of the relationships among the subjects, along with the social context within which they perform.”

    Presented at the Armory as four immersive installations, Mi Casa Es Su Casa highlights a tension that continues into our contemporary moment, where increasingly difficult living conditions coincide with the pressure, especially via social media, to present a cheerful and fulfilled public image.

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    The Container Store Kitchen & Pantry Sale, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 The Container Store Kitchen & Pantry Sale, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    The Container Store Kitchen & Pantry Sale February 27, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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    The Container Store Kitchen & Pantry Sale

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    Shop more than 900 kitchen and pantry products at 25% off during The Container Store’s Kitchen & Pantry Sale! Find all the necessities you need to organize everything from under sink to pantry, refrigerator to spice rack - all in one place. Stop by the  store today and scoop up these favorites, plus watch the how-tos to make every DIY completely doable.

     

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    BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition, Friday, March 8, 2019 BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition, Friday, March 8, 2019
    BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition March 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019
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    BOOM: Armory Art High Student Exhibition

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    BOOM is a showcase of the energetic, thoughtful, and unapologetic work from the Armory’s Art High program. The exhibition highlights the talents of teens who share a common interest in art and are working side by side with Armory Teaching Artists to learn and further their skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, silk screening, street art, photography, video production, sound engineering, graphic design, animation, and more. Art High programs are taught in a range of creative environments from neighborhood teen centers, probation camps, and the Armory Studio.

    You can find BOOM inside the Community Room at the Armory - it's open Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 6:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. 

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    St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado, Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 am St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado, Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 am
    St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado March 17, 2019
    10:00 am–3:45 pm
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    St. Paddy's Day at One Colorado


    10:00am–3:45pm

    One Colorado helps you get into the St. Paddy’s spirit with three fun and free activities:

    10:00-11:30am: Make your own lucky Leprechaun puppet. Suit up a paper bag puppet with an orange beard, golden buttons, and a tip top hat.  Crafting fun for the whole family! Please RSVP to ensure event organizers have enough materials on hand. 

    1:00-2:00pm: Cleary Irish Dance performance. A One Colorado favorite, Cleary Irish Dance will perform traditional Irish dances followed by a kicky, interactive dance lesson in which the audience will be taught a jig or two. Exuberance welcome; experience not required. RSVPs are encouraged. 

    3:00-3:45pm: The Pasadena Scots perform live in and around the Courtyard. Delight in the Scots' bagpipes and drums. RSVPs are encouraged. 

     

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