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BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

The inaugural BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena is coming on August 12 for a one-day event showcasing professional and up-and-coming LA-area artists’ site-specific installations in the historic alleys of Old Pasadena.

Attendees can soak up a unique, ephemeral intersection of design, architecture, art, history, and public space, with a subtle ode to the distinct history of Pasadena. These colorfully bold installations will be in place for just one day. You won’t want to miss it.

Event hours are 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Below is a list of the selected artists:

Abbey Luck “The Rainbow Gates” – Recyclable and brightly colored large streamers strung across an urban alleyway to create seven inverse rainbows.

Anali Gharakhani “Blister” – Seven compressed and nesting cardboard spheres that can be rearranged for visitors to sit and lounge. More info here.

Arty Vartanyan & Zenah Sakaamini “Vantage Obscura” – Six 8-foot cubes of simple yarn and translucent colored film woven throughout a wooden framework where the viewer walks around and inside of the art work.

Ash Cano “Rose Garden” – A garden of six-foot roses crafted from painted pipes, cardboard, and fabric that can be “plucked” and serve as a photographic prop.

Asli Tusavul “Better as a Color” – Comprises thousands of straws sewn together and strung in rows across a 50-foot pre-fabricated steel frame.

L.L. Kessner “Micro/Macro Waves” – This tissue paper “tapestry” will call to mind a hanging sea of brightly colored blue waves and the pattern of microwave radiation.

Paul Heintz “Colorful Cacti” – 200 brightly colored papier-mache cacti, some of them standing upwards of seven feet tall, bringing a showy garden to an urban alley.

Po Yang Leung “Walking the Pets” – A whimsical papier-mache installation of “pets” ranging in size from 18” to 36” tall – a size meant to encourage easy interaction with visitors.

Sarah Umles “Crystal Lucida” – An installation that encourages visitors to paint the reflections and colorful shadows created on a white table surface when light is refracted through 100 cut-glass containers filled with colored water.

Viviana Palacio “Displacement of Working Objects” – Evoking Pasadena’s past as a citrus grove capital, the installation unites found wooden orchard ladders formerly used for fruit picking.


August 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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