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Limited Edition Octavia E. Butler Print by Connie Samaras

Posted by Armory Press on 8 December 2016

*Connie Samaras The Past is Another Planet: Huntington Tropical Garden; OEB 7185, Octavia E. Butler and Large Tree, Amazon River Region, July 1985.

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Armory Appoints Joan Dooley as New Director of Studio Programs

Posted by on 27 July 2016


Left: Entertainer and philanthropist Tony Bennett visits Joan Dooley's East L. A.

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Armory Helps Incarcerated Teen Girls Create a Mural in Santa Clarita

Posted by on 23 June 2016

Bright pink and blue chairs, a television screen, and vibrant paintings fill the “Hope Center” of Camp Joseph Scott Juvenile Hall — and for a moment it feels “normal. ” The Hope Center recently welcomed a new mural from the collaborative hands of the girls from the camp with the guidance of Armory Teaching Artists Nery Gabriel Lemus[http://www.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Honors the Armory at the White House

Posted by on 12 November 2015

Teen photographer Dalon Poole of Pasadena and Executive Director Scott Ward represented the Armory at the White House on November 17 to accept a major award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Since 2006, the Armory’s Art High programs have made free after school art classes and mentorship opportunities readily accessible to local teens at parks, schools, and community centers throughout the region.

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Faith Wilding Limited Edition Print

Posted by on 8 October 2015

Above: 6 different versions of Faith Wilding's, Time lets fall its drop (2015), ink and watercolor on Rives BFK paper, 15 x 11 inches, edition of 40. Published by Armory Press In honor of her landmark survey currently on view in our Caldwell Gallery, Faith Wilding has created a stunning, limited edition print for the Armory.

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Armory Helps Incarcerated Teen Girls Create Mural at Detention Camp

Posted by on 14 July 2015

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Armory Teaching Artist Carlos Callejo[http://www. muralconservancy.

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Warhol Foundation Awards $120K to Armory Exhibitions

Posted by on 10 July 2015

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded the Armory $120,000 to support exhibitions and related programming over the next 2 years. The Armory is the only Pasadena institution to receive a 2015 Warhol Foundation grant, and just one of three Southern California institutions to do so (a sincere congratulations to our Los Angeles colleagues LACE and Clockshop for their awards).

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Masks by LA County Inmates Support Teen Internships @ the Armory

Posted by on 7 July 2015

These poignant self portraits are from a 2015 Armory exhibition of masks created by adult students from New Opportunities Charter School — a school for LA County inmates who do not have a high school diploma or GED. These masks examine the culture and emotions of incarcerated adults.

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Kim Abeles Spruces Up Fig Leaves

Posted by on 6 July 2015


With the support of friends, volunteers, and donors, artist Kim Abeles and her team have spent the last several weeks giving a much-needed makeover to one of Pasadena's most unusual and informative public art pieces nearly 14 years after it's installation. Abeles' Illuminated Fig Leaves consists of over 35 laser-cut, metal fig leaves (each measuring 5 feet) that climb the rear exterior walls of the Marriott and the Armory.

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4th of July Weekend Hours

Posted by on 30 June 2015

In observance of the National holiday, Armory administrative offices and galleries are closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. Regular gallery hours resume Sunday, July 5 (12-5pm).

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