Gerda Govine, founder/producer/curator of the Pasadena Rose Poet, invites you to check out our event at the Huntington Gardens on December 30, 2017.
The Pasadena Rose Poets will be at the Huntington Gardens on Family Day, Saturday, December 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme for this Family Day is “Word Play.” Participants will explore the power of words in a day of interactive family activities. Children and adults can write or type their own poems, step up to an “open mic,” enjoy poetry performances intertwined with music, dance and readings within the Gardens and inside spaces of comfort and creativity, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA. Gerda Govine Ituarte is the organizer curator and producer.
Star Streams, the LithoMosaic for the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA is completed! Kudos to the artists Robin Brailsford, Wick Alexander, and Doris Bittar, and to the contractor Shaw and Sons. Many thanks also to Leah Goodwin, Beth Solomon Marino, and the City of Escondido.
Below are photos documenting its installation on December 5, 2017:
Pasadena Rose Poets celebrate Poetry Within Reach in Unexpected Places. This is an opportunity to gather together culturally diverse Poets and poetry lovers whose continued support and involvement enriches our work and communities in Pasadena and beyond. To share our experience as “citizen poets” reading regularly at Pasadena City Council meetings, 2nd poetry reading series January through April 2018 and future events. Come and have fun. PRP includes Gerda Govine Ituarte, Creator/Curator and members Teresa Mei Chuc, Mel Davidson, Damian Gonzalez, Hazel Clayton Harrison, Shahe Mankerian and Carla Sameth.
Thursday at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Pasadena Central Library, 2nd on Fourth
Robin has been selected to participate on the California Arts Council's panelist pool for the upcoming grant review cycle.
Congratulations, Robin! We artists need actual artists making decisions.
Shown: "Infinite Content" and "Eat at Joe's from My Dinner with the Klines"
The exhibition “Office Hours” is currently on view at Beta Main, a test site for the Main Museum from November 29 through December 17, 2017. If you haven't seen this experimental space, you definitely should go take a look. It's exciting and free - a new paradigm for the arts.
The Main Museum, 114 W 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
At Brainworks Gallery, the Klines are exhibiting “Infinite Content,” four small vignettes that are part of a very large installation, titiled “The Age of Enlightenment.” Opening Saturday, December 2, 2017 through December 23.
Brainworks Gallery, 5-8 pm, 5364 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Larry's photographs will be featured in the exhibition and publications related to Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California opening January 13 – March 4, 2018 at California Center for the Arts. He was one of the chief photographers documenting the construction of her sculpture garden, Queen Califia's Magical Circle, a major work gifted to the city of Escondido. In the early 1960s, she was a member of the "New Realists," a group that included Christo, Yves Klein, and Jean Tinguely (whom she later married.) She is known for oversized, voluptuous female figures called "Nanas." Among her large-scale installations are the Stravinsky Fountain at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, “ Spanish Language Poetry for Rail Trail Contest” has selected Gerda as one of the poets to provide two of her poems in English and Spanish, which will be stamped in the concrete at ADA ramps and curbs along the soon-to-be-constructed Rail Trail in Santa Cruz. Background information: the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is a 50-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the coast of ants Cruz County, from the San Mateo County line in the north to the Monterey County line at Pajaro. The system’s “spine” will be the Coastal Rail Trail within the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch rail right-of-way, alongside the existing train tracks and co-existing with potential future train service. The two poems are “Las Mujeres,” and Library Surprise/Sorpresa en La Biblioteca, They are as follows:
Las Mujeres, "Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW,” Editions du Cygnet (Swan World), Paris, France, 2016.
Library Surprise, “Oh Where is My Candle Hat?," Asterisco, Editoria de Poesia, Tijuana, Mexico, 2012.
Two of Gerda’s poems, Veteran and I Love When were included in Ms. aligned 2, edited by Connie Pan and Pat Matsueda, El Leon literary Arts, Berkeley, CA, November 2017.
Poster Boy was included in "Ice Cream Poems- reflections on the life with ice cream," edited by Patricia Farngnoli, World Enough Writers, Tillamook, Oregon, 2017.
Design rendering, and mosaic in progress of Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation
Design and Fabrication for California Center for the Arts Entry Door Mosaic:
Artists: Wick Alexander, Robin Brailsford, Doris Bittar, November 2017
Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation exemplifies the community and regional character of Escondido as a cultural anchor for San Diego County, and the California Center for the Arts. It exemplifies broad possibilities for the diverse communities it has attracted for over a hundred years. The hybridized designs and palette honor the cultural and regional influences of Mezzo-American, Spanish-Moorish and Chinese aesthetic into a contemporary resolution. Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation's layered and hidden narratives center on star designs and intertwined nets to suggest streams and flow around and through the stars. It motivates historical curiosity to excavate and reveal underground aquifers, creeks, streams, gold exploration, missions, and migrations.
Diagram of design Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation in situ. Illustration by Doris Bittar 2017
Once Upon a Body is a project in collaboration with Art Produce, July-Nov 2017. Using ideas, images and stories gathered from community participants during workshops and open studio sessions,Bhavna created paper sculptures and wearables shown in a community celebratory event on November 18, 2017. Thanks to Lynn Susholtz and her incredible team at Art Produce for their support.
To see more of the incredible photographs of this project by photographer Alanna Airitam, visit http://www.bhavnamehta.com/once-upon-a-body.html
Below are some images from the workshops.