Tag Archives: Art

A FORCE OF NATURE AT THE LA ARBORETUM: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 76 (12.1.12)

On November 30, 2011, Pasadena and the surrounding area endured one of the worst storms to hit the area in decades.  With hurricane force winds ripping through the San Gabriel Valley, trees toppled, houses were damaged and power was lost to thousands of homes.  For me, it was my very first night living in my new rental home in Altadena. 

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First Free Friday at the Pasadena Museum of California Art: Personal Challenge, Day 47 (11.2.12)

With it being the first Friday of the month, I pulled out my handy-dandy free museum days calendar and noticed that the Pasadena Museum of California Art had free admission on the first Friday of every month.  I had my mission for the day. I was excited about the possible exhibits I would see at PMCA the minute I drove

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Pasadena Art Weekend: The Art of Food: Personal Challenge, Day 27 (10.13.12)

After the debacle with Friday night’s introduction to Pasadena Art Night, I was a bit nervous about trying out Saturday’s activities.  But again, being a Libra, I had to push forward, stay optimistic and hope that the next event would be better.  Besides, this particular event involved food so how could it be bad? So I took the Metro Gold

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KICKING OFF PASADENA ART WEEKEND WITH ARTNIGHT: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 26 (10.12.12)

Friday night started Pasadena’s Art Weekend with ArtNight, a night where the local museums are open to the public with free admission.  There are free shuttles to take patrons to and from the participating museums.  Food trucks and live performances would also be available to the ArtNight participants at specific locations.  I read all about Art Weekend in the Pasadena

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Free Admission Friday: Personal Challenge, Day 19 (10.5.12)

On the first Friday of the month, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena offers free admission during the hours of 6-9 pm.  I haven’t been to the Norton Simon since I took a museum class at USC in 1998.  This was my first experience with the free Friday admission.  Even though this wasn’t my first trip to the museum, it

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