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Torus Installation at Day One Pasadena

Armory Center for the Arts and Day One Pasadena are pleased the present the temporary outdoor installation of Torus, a variation of Peter Tolkin Architecture’s Dunnage Ball Series. Originally presented at the 2013 Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival, the work is now to be installed at Day One Pasadena at 175 North Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.

Peter Tolkin Architecture, with assistance from former employee Leigh Jerrard, have designed Torus — an interactive sculptural installation, 30 feet in diameter, 15 feet tall, and made of of 90 dunnage bags. Like its dynamic predecessor Dunnage Ball, which drew crowds at the 2008 Glow festival in Santa Monica, Torus inspired adults and children alike at the one-day celebration of the earth and the arts. It can now be enjoyed at Day One Pasadena for several weeks. Many thanks to Stopak and Sunrise Manufacturing for their in-kind donation of the dunnage bags.

About Day One Pasadena

Day One is a community-based nonprofit organization with a 25 year history of creating healthy, vibrant cities by advancing public health, empowering youth and igniting change. According to Day One Executive Director Christy Zamani, Torus exemplifies Day One's passion to encourage fun, promote physical activity, and create vibrant places. Torus accomplishes all this by bringing the arts to a non-conventional space and integrate play into the lives of our children.

Day One is located at 175 N. Euclid Avenue. Pasadena, CA 91101 Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 10a.m-6 p.m. Saturdays from 11:00a.m- 3:00 p.m Admission is free. Day One is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. For information about Day One programs and events, please call 626.229.9750 or visit Day One online at or

About the Armory

Armory Center for the Arts, in Pasadena, California, believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Founded in 1989, the Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 visual arts exhibitions each year at its main facility and in locations throughout the City of Pasadena. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites.

Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91103. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. Armory members, students, and seniors are free. Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. For information about Armory exhibitions and events, please call 626.792.5101 x122 or visit Armory online at or

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