| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 2, 2014
| 7:26 PM
A new art exhibit in Glendale features images of Joan Agajanian Quinn, a close friend of icon Andy Warhol and the subject of portraits and other artwork by several famous artists.
On Saturday, the Brand Library Art Galleries opened its exhibit "Joan...
| 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...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:09 PM
More than 500 volunteers participated in Glendale’s “Great American Clean-Up” on Saturday.
Volunteers removed graffiti, pulled weeds, picked up trash, painted murals on 26 utility boxes and built a 15-bed garden at Daily High School,...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:45 PM
As soon as Patti Sustin turned to park at her office building in downtown Glendale on Monday morning, she noticed the bland utility box on the street corner had gotten a mural makeover since the weekend.
Bright images of a pomegranate tree, a peacock and...