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      Artnight Pasadena (Photo – cityofpasadena.net)

      In keeping with social distancing requirements, ArtNight Pasadena 2021 will be held online.

      By News Desk

      ArtNight Pasadena, the city’s signature cultural event produced by the Cultural Affairs Division in partnership with partner organizations, will take place online with links going live at 6:00 pm on April 16, 2021.

      What to expect

      Join the Pennington Dance Group as they present dance artists from around the world and local homegrown talent, too. Something for everyone.

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      Join us for hands-on artmaking with Armory Teaching Artists and an art talk by Alison Saar for the forthcoming exhibition, Of Aether and Earthe. Also on the bill is a virtual exhibition of artwork made by students from the award-winning CalArts Community Arts Partnership.

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      Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
      What’s the connection between the personal and the universal? Between art and science? In SKY Stories: Cosmologists Occupy an Art Space, three cosmologists immerse themselves in SKY, a virtual and physical exhibition in ArtCenter’s Williamson Gallery.

      Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery
      Then, experience Upgrade Available, artist Julia Christensen’s meditation at the Mullin Gallery on the cultural and personal impacts of upgrade culture — the need to constantly upgrade our electronics to remain relevant. View online and through windows at Mullin Gallery, 1111 South Arroyo Parkway.

      Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Gallery
      Check out a cool video of installing the latest Billboard Graphics at HMCT. The inaugural exhibition displays the typographic work of MGx students from the class of Prof. Ty Drake.

      ArtCenter DTLA
      At ArtCenter’a DTLA gallery, check out Today is Your Birthday, byEli Smith, in supportive exchange with artists of Love’s Remedies — an inquiry into the labor of both forgetting and remembering across generations. View online and also through windows at DTLA, 114 W. Main, LA.

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      Join artWORKS for an evening of guided art with Fabian Debora of Homeboy Industries, live jazz, and a virtual sip & paint with the Armory’s Sergio Hernandez! City-funded MiniGrant: Madeline Rahn hosts jazz performances and other musical numbers live 7:00 – 7:45pm.

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      Join us for the big reveal of Six Feet ApART, our community art project! Over the past few weeks, Boston Court Pasadena invited members of the community to come paint their reflections of the past year and hopes for the future on three new outdoor art walls. The results are stunning!

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      Join the California Art Club for a journey into the cosmos, as the historic art organization continues its celebration of the landing of the Mars Perseverance Rover. Nationally renowned artists – including William Stout and Julie Bell – will discuss their use of traditional fine art techniques to create other worldly imagery that explores both science fiction and the fantastical. This panel discussion will be complemented with a Q&A with the artists, as well as demonstrations of the creation of new artwork of the Martian landscape based on images being sent back to earth by Perseverance. Budding artists may “paint-along” or download coloring pages related to the exploration of Mars as the organization also unveils a selection of student-created artwork as part of its current virtual exhibition Mars: An Artistic Mission.
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      Artists-in-Place provides an intimate look inside artists’ studios and their psyches. A self-portrait of their passions, beliefs, evolutions, techniques and mastery. City-funded Mini-Grant: video documentary by Emily Gentile.

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      Built on a tradition of community and collaboration, MUSE/IQUE, led by Artistic Director Rachael Worby, creates accessible live music experiences that feature an eclectic mix of artists and artistic disciplines in spaces where art typically does not happen. As a member-supported, non-profit performing arts organization, MUSE/IQUE’s mission is to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

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      Parson’s Nose Theater, completing its 20th consecutive season presenting short -form classic works, will celebrate its first season in their new, universally accessible podcast format of Parson’s Nose Radio Theater! Tune in for another new and scintillating performance by the Parson’s Nose Players. “Alexa! Play Parson’s Nose Radio Theater!”

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      Spring Forward at your Library joining our fun story hours, craft lessons and participating in our pandemic display, details in Pasadena Public Library’s April OFF THE SHELF. City-funded minigrant: art films by Patricia Cunliffe.

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      A video tour of the studio of acclaimed, Los Angeles-based artist Elliot Hundley will be presented in conjunction with the 2021 Artist in Residence online exhibition of Hundley’s drawings.

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      Enjoy live music by Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s talented students—and a faculty string quartet performing in sync from their separate homes! How, you ask? Come find out! City-funded MiniGrant: Jackfruit Quartet.

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      Explore a Pasadena landmark: Interactive virtual tour with exclusive ArtNight additions. Return to Earth and go back in time to Pasadena in the first decade of the 20th century. Self-propel yourself upstairs and downstairs in historic Fenyes Mansion to discover art, antiques, and fascinating family stories. *Find the ArtNight-only prompts for extra fun – be quick, they’ll disappear at the stroke of midnight!

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      Get your chance to win some free books, watch author readings, and learn about book publishing with Red Hen Press!

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      Featuring Japanese art and culture through Makoto Taiko drumming, Origami paper folding demonstration by Oakland Asian Culture Center, and Making Japanese Sweets for tea ceremony.

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      Side Street Projects presents OTTO=sound:BANASHI=story is a six-part tone poem and a 30-minute film about the complex character of a post-WWII Japanese American community in Pasadena, California by Alan Nakagawa. The project is an artist response to two years of immersion into the programming and operations of a cultural and religious institution, the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. It is a collective-voice, based on hours of oral history collection; candid interviews of over a dozen members whose families persevered through racism, exclusion, and imprisonment. With the support and participation of community members, Nakagawa has created a mood-driven response to stories, insights, and observations that reflect generational trauma and perseverance. The half-hour-long contains historic images, a re-creation of one of the Japanese school classrooms, a sound performance with the “orphan” Butusdan’s, and more. Each part is a response to the multi-chronology, loss of language, and deep complexity of the Institution and its members.

      > Streaming links will be available on ArtNight’s webpage starting at 6:00 pm April 16th.

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