A Free Event in Pasadena
Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m.
Eleven cultural institutions open their doors for free during ArtNight Pasadena, offering the public a rich sampling of quality art, artifacts and music within the city.
ArtNight Restaurant Specials!
From 5:00 to 6:30pm ask for a FREE ArtNight dessert with purchase of an entree at these One Colorado restaurants:
Akbar, Gordon Biersch, Il Fornaio, Johnny Rockets, Russell's, or Sushi Roku.
While at the Norton Simon Museum, enjoy a glass of wine for only $1 when you purchase an entrée at the Garden Café.
Participating cultural institutions are:
Armory Center for the Arts
Williamson Gallery of Art Center College of Design
Norton Simon Museum of Art
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena City College
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena Symphony at the Civic Auditorium.
Free shuttle service to each venue is available!
The main shuttle stop is at the Armory, which is on Raymond Avenue near Holly Street and the Memorial Park Station of the Metro Gold Line.
Taking Metro Gold Line is encouraged, or participants can park at any venue and ride free shuttles to other sites.
For information on ArtNight Pasadena,
please call the ArtNight Hotline at 626.744.7887.
For information on accessibility and/or to request written materials
in alternative formats, please call the City of Pasadena at 626.744.7249.
The fourteenth ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the city of Pasadena. The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission.
Metro Gold Line
Join ArtNight by taking the Metro Gold Line to Old Pasadena (Memorial Park Station)
Free Evening of Arts, Artifacts and Music
Eleven cultural institutions will open their doors for free during the ArtNight Pasadena on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., offering the public a rich sampling of quality art, artifacts and music within the city.
Collaborating venues for this semiannual event are Armory Center for the Arts, Armory Northwest, Williamson Gallery of Art Center College of Design, Norton Simon Museum of Art, One Colorado, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena City College, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History and Pasadena Symphony at the Civic Auditorium.
Free shuttles will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any venue and ride a shuttle to the others. Taking the Metro Gold Line is encouraged. The Metro Gold Line Memorial Park Station is on Holly Street just around the corner from Armory Center for the Arts, which is at 145 N. Raymond Ave.
ArtNight Pasadena is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the city of Pasadena. The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission.
For more information visit www.artnightpasadena.org or call (626) 744-7887. For information on accessibility or to request written materials in other formats call (626) 744-7249.
Exhibitions and presentations:
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave.
The Los Angeles Printmaking Society 18th National Exhibition Prints by more than 65 artists, featuring work by June Wayne, legendary founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Also on view is NewTown’s Whose/Who’s California?: Golden State x 10, which presents works by 10 California-based artists that elucidate realities and myths about The Golden State. In the Community Room Gallery, ceramicist Patricia Ferber collaborates with families to record memories of three generations through art. Plus, violinist Madeleine Eaton puts a swinging beat with the Richard Glaser Trio presented by the Pasadena Jazz Institute.
Armory Northwest, 965 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Hands On: A juried exhibition of installation-based interactive art in a variety of media, on view in the cavernous 6,000 square- foot former warehouse space. A performance by Pasadena-based community ensemble Kan Zaman, specializing in classical and folk Arabic music, will take place at 8:30 p.m. Also offered is a tour of Side Street Projects’ shiny "new" offices-on-wheels: a pair of vintage 1950's travel trailers currently being restored.
Art Center College of Design, Williamson/Student Galleries, 1700 Lida St.
Reverence: Poetics and Polemics of Sustainability In the Williamson Gallery, “Reverence” explores ideas of sustainable design, environmental issues and attitudes towards human interaction with Earth across the disciplines of art, design and science. In the student gallery, automobile design, furniture, fine art, illustration, film, photography, graphic design, advertising, and digital media. A string quartet from Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform classical music from 7 to 9 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum of Art, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Durga: Avenging Goddess: Nurturing Mother Be among the first to see this fascinating exhibition on the great Hindu goddess Durga. Featured are 70 works from India, Tibet, Nepal and Southeast Asia, spanning nearly 2,000 years. Also, visit the intimate exhibition An Assortment of Beauties: Japanese Woodblock Prints Collected by Frank Lloyd Wright and the museum’s renowned permanent collection of European art. The Garden Café by Patina will be open for dinner or refreshments.
One Colorado, West Colorado Boulevard between Fair Oaks and DeLacey
Art Over Your Head. Using Styrofoam packing materials, Jason Rogenes creates large-scale installations that are illuminated from within. His commissioned work, Transponder 8.05, is a monumental vertical piece suspended in the courtyard tower. From dusk until midnight in the courtyard, In Trace media artist Deb Diehl captures a shadow’s daily route across a surface, exploring its normally unseen movement as both a reference to a physical object and a manifestation of time.
Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics Blazing a new path in art, this exhibition brings together 54 contemporary Korean ceramic artists in one of the largest surveys to come to North America. The pieces on display blend traditional techniques with new influences and innovative methods to create works that are functional and sculptural. Dating from the 1990s through 2003, the ceramics reveal the adventurous spirit of Korea's ceramic tradition developed over thousands of years.
Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Three Continents: photographs by Walt Girdner In the College Art Gallery, black and white photography by Walt Girdner (1922-2002), including never-before exhibited images of post- war Europe and mid-1960s Africa. Visual Arts and Media Studies Division performs site-specific installation near the mirror pools, involving 30 video projections that explore the surface development and market evolution of "Skin Cells.” Outdoors, works in the George Boone Sculpture Garden. Also, live music by Performance and Communication Arts Division faculty and students.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Ave.
Spontaneous Fantasia: Sights and Sounds Intertwined Visitors to the Conservatory can experience classic music works in an exciting new way. Pianist Bobbie Meech and cellist Jim Lee play Chopin, Saint-Saens and Bach as artist J. Walt Adamczyk draws with computer interfaces, creating gestural shapes and sequences that move and flow with the music. Visual music, incorporating elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, and architecture, will unfold before the audience. Performances are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St.
An American Impressionist: The Art and Life of Alson Clark The first retrospective of Clark, an Impressionist painter who traveled to Europe and studied with Whistler before settling in Pasadena. Also, Fun, California Style looks at the California lifestyle during the mid-20th century through the eyes of the California Style watercolorists. Plus a new installation by Gary Baseman, the artist responsible for Disney’s acclaimed animated show and feature film, Teacher's Pet, as well as the popular Cranium board game.
Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St.
Orange Blossom Time. Orange Blossom Time uncovers the citrus "roots" of the places we call home. The exhibition celebrates the citrus heritage of Southern California through photographs, maps, periodicals, citrus grove/packinghouse equipment and crate label art that show the big impact sweet juicy oranges and sour lemons have had on our region. Special screening of a vintage Stan Laurel silent comedy about life in the orange groves, plus free marmalade tasting.
Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St.
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Brahms Symphony No. 1. It’s easy to purchase a ticket to a concert. What’s not so easy is getting a behind-the-scenes peek during a rehearsal. Join The Pasadena Symphony as it rehearses for Opening Night, 7 to 10 p.m. The Maestro will be outfitted with a microphone so visitors can hear his comments and suggestions to musicians. The orchestra will rehearse Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez featuring world-renowned guitarist Angel Romero, plus works by Brahms and Schuman. Plus, outdoors at Paseo Colorado, from 7 to 10 p.m. listen to a special quartet from the Symphony.
ArtNight Pasadena developed out of a collaborative exhibition in early 1999 among the city’s art institutions called “Radical P.A.S.T.: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974.”
The collaboration and opening night were so successful that the participating institutions agreed to have an ArtNight Pasadena in November 1999 and continue the tradition biannually.
The next ArtNight Pasadena will be Friday, March 10, 2006.