Check out Karen Winters’s painting of Pasadena City Hall.
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Chris Burgan (sound) played in the courtyard.
(We especially liked Pook.)
Pasadena has quite a few museums, and this week Gavin and I were introduced to yet another one: The Busby Ward Museum of Art.
“The BWMA is a private gallery opened in 2003 on Roosevelt Ave in Pasadena, CA. Its small collection features works by young American artists. The museum is different from other museums as its curators live on its campus. The BWMA is a proud host to special galas, including the ECMCS and Friends of the BWMA parties. The spirit of the museum is best embodied by S. B. Cenko’s proclaimed piece, “I Can Do That!” This stunning reproduction of a Mark Rothko piece is on loan from the Dan Busby Museum of Art. Rumor has it that this colored pencil on paper piece was completed in a single sitting before a gawking crowd of onlookers….” (link)
There was a large performance space with lots of cozy little tables, and there were separate bar, pool and patio areas where you could hear the music and watch it on screen, but where you could also move around and socialize more or enjoy a little more privacy.
Then we rode the free Art Night shuttle over to the Armory.
Local community ensemble Kan Zaman was there playing classical Arabic music.
You can hear samples of their music here: http://www.kanzaman.org/cds.htm
These are on either side of a walkway that opens into a trash dumpster area behind a couple of buildings at Caltech.
Pasadena Art Night is Friday, March 9 from 6-10 p.m.
Every six months in March and October, Pasadena’s museums and art schools open their doors to the public for free, and free shuttles take people from venue to venue. It’s a pretty neighborly feeling event. It’s fun to ride around in buses with people from all around town and look at art.
Oh, how I love The Majestical Roof. Last night they had an opening for one of their artists, Vanesa Martinelli, so Gavin and I stopped by and had wine in the hidden away courtyard and listened to live music and met Vanesa (who has been painting since she was four and who grew up surrounded by musicians – check out her website or stop by The Majestical Roof and check out her paintings in person).
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
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