| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:47 PM
One of Southern California’s largest initiatives to promote drawing across all age groups is making its way to Glendale this month.
The Glendale Central and Brand libraries will host “Chalk the Walk,” an afternoon for children and...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:40 PM
John Steinbeck called it "the mother road," the same stretch of highway the novelist sent his long-suffering Joad family hurtling west in "The Grapes of Wrath." Jack Kerouac knew the same strip of asphalt just as intimately, once writing that "the road is...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Yet...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Like all creative types, artists often benefit from the largesse of others. Genuine patrons of the arts, though, are scarce these days. The N.E.A., charitable foundations and corporate grants have largely replaced benefactors of earlier times like...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Artist Miriam Balcazar has been hard at work on a porcelain tile mural on a sound wall between Indiana Avenue and Union Street along the south side of Curran Street in La Cañada Flintridge.
The mural will be almost 90 feet long by 4 feet high and will...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:34 AM
YMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming.
But the YMCA Foothills Crescenta-Cañada branch is offering something different — piano lessons.
The classes, which are open...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Glendale is looking to spruce up well-known areas with original works by area artists starting this fall.
Called "You Are Here," the exhibit will showcase eight temporary public art pieces around Glendale from Nov. 1 to December 2015. The initiative...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely melting in this extreme hot weather. But what has been worse is the stickiness that has accompanied the heat.
I must admit that I am a wimp. When the weather forecasters said that we could be experiencing triple-digit heat...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
I had a great, albeit too short getaway recently. My love for art took me to San Diego's Balboa Park and the San Diego Art Museum to see a fabulous exhibit of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida called, "Sorolla and America." An extra dollop of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combs the planet's surface for evidence of water, visitors to Descanso Gardens can contemplate the physical and symbolic importance of water here on Earth in a new exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.
"Signs of Life," which...
| Aug 18, 2013
Galaxies of color. Organic, graphic and cellular forms. Image-defining, contemplative white space.
Pasadena Museum of California Art is celebrating the work of pre-eminent 20th century abstract artist Sam Francis, known for his eloquent use of color and...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:36 PM
For decades, visitors to Descanso Gardens have strolled along winding paths, enjoying garden views as they learn about Southern California flora and marvel at the botanic collections showcased throughout the year.
One thing they’ve not likely...