April 11, 2002 |
"As with so many renovation projects," says Scott Ward, sitting amid new construction at the Armory Center for the Arts, "it began with, 'Well, wouldn't it be great if we could utilize that storage space It is a couple of weeks before Saturday's official unveiling of an extensive remodel at the Armory, and Ward, the executive director of the exhibition and art education center in Pasadena, is monitoring banging hammers, buzzing drills and the rest of the rush to finish the nine-month project.
April 9, 2002 |
Five years after art collectors Robert and Arlene Oltman purchased a piece of property in downtown Pasadena with the vague idea of building a residence for themselves in a mixed-use facility, their dream is becoming a reality. But they won't be living above a boutique or restaurant, like a growing number of urban dwellers. Instead, they are moving into the top floor of a three-story building that houses the new Pasadena Museum of California Art.
December 28, 2007 |
"Read Me! Text in Art" is far more focused than its title suggests. At the Armory Center for the Arts, the 19-artist exhibition, organized by guest curator Malik Gaines, has one foot planted firmly in the classroom and the other in the street. Its best works travel back and forth between these realms, creating pointed conversations between theory and practice, knowledge and experience, the head and the heart. They do so with an impressive variety of materials, techniques and styles.
April 16, 1998
* "Peter Beard: 50 Years of Portraits"--A 1960 print, above, depicting cheetahs on the Taru Desert by Peter Beard is among works being exhibited through May 9 at the Fahey/Klein Gallery. * "Todd Webb: Photographs"--Images from New York, Paris, Santa Fe and Mexico by the 93-year-old who has been called a historian with a camera go on display Friday at Paul Kopeikin Gallery.
January 17, 2008
Three members of the Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music ensemble, now in its third decade, are showcased in a program focusing on 20th century music. Violinist Lorenz Gamma, pianist Ming Tsu (both pictured) and clarinetist Jim Foschia will be heard in various combinations playing music by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Berg and Bartok. 8 p.m. Sat., Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. Also 8 p.m. Mon., Colburn School of Performing Arts. $10-$38. (800) 726-7147; www.swmusic.org
December 8, 2004
Cheat sheet Students at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena rely on the 3-D model included in this nifty little kit to show them exactly what chiffonade, flute, Parisienne or other knife cuts should look like. Oblique? Why, that's an angle-sided roll-cut. Waterproof cards show how to execute the cuts.