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11.07.15 - 09.30.16

Martin Kersels: Tossing a Friend (Melinda) (1, 2, and 3)

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The Armory presents an outdoor exhibition featuring three photographic works by Martin Kersels on display at Roadside Attraction, the Armory’s open-air gallery in Northwest Pasadena. Kersels’s color triptych depicts a close-up image of a large man (the artist himself) throwing a young woman into the air (Kersel's long-time collaborator Melinda Ring). Kersel's childlike actions are recorded in three images against a flourishing background of purple lilacs. The work is...
 
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05.14.16 - 06.18.16

The Ragdoll Project

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
Within a movement to return to a doll making culture, The Ragdoll Project aims to bridge feminist/womanist philosophy with interdisciplinary art practices as an approach to addressing bodily trauma, transitions, and community healing. Doll making workshops developed for survivors of sexual assault/violence, expectant mothers, and children who live in communities ripe with gang violence and racial tension, address individual and community trauma through helping participants develop new narratives...
 
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05.28.16 - 05.28.16

Artists at Play Summer Salon 2016: Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies

Time: 
11:00 — 14:00
Artists at Play[http://artistsatplayla.blogspot.com/] hosts its annual Summer Salon at the Armory on Saturday, May 28. The Summer Salon includes a champagne brunch and a special presentation of the Pulitzer prizewinning drama Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies. All proceeds from the Summer Salon go towards Artists at Play’s world premiere of The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up by Carla Ching. The cast includes Melody Butiu,...
 
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06.04.16 - 06.04.16

Town Hall Meeting: LA County Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Time: 
10:00 — 14:00
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an arts diversity motion in November 2015 that directs the County Arts Commission to establish an advisory committee of arts and community leaders within the County to develop recommendations for ways to enhance the participation and leadership of individuals from underrepresented communities in the arts. As a result, a series of town halls are taking place throughout Los...
 
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06.05.16 - 09.11.16

Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
The exhibition Ellen Lesperance, Helen Mirra, Traversing features new paintings and a recent interactive project by Lesperance, and an international, intergenerational weaving project* organized by Mirra. Through their works, Ellen Lesperance and Helen Mirra both consider the complex relationships we as individuals have to the physical and political landscapes we navigate. Each approaches her practice with a similarly poetic tone and critical consciousness. They share an interest in the...
 
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06.05.16 - 09.11.16

THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
*THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux* features an exhibition of new works by THEMODELINGAGENCY, a collaboration between artists Nick Herman and Christopher James. Conflating experimental art with scientific method, the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and video displayed here utilize the environment of the lab and strategies familiar to field work to produce alternative results to an existing body of scientific research. In doing so, these objects and images (re)frame the oppositional relationship between utility...
 
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07.16.16 - 09.09.16

The Future: New Work from the City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation Art Program

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
What does the future have in store for all of us? Maybe the Martian invasion will be televised! Maybe we’re already living in the future. This exhibit showcases work by adults with disabilities from the City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation Art Program. This program is sponsored by the City of Pasadena and is supported by the Pasadena Recreation and Parks Foundation. Join us for an opening reception...
 
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