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Pasadena’s Thought-Provokers

LA has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Pasadena that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Rebecca Janes

Art and helping people express themselves are my two favorite things to do. As I got older I realized that out of the gifts that we are each given, mine requires solitary time to make art, and the balance of time spent with children of all ages. Read more>>

Jacob Quetant

Through extensive research and trials, I crafted an oil that I liked for my facial hair. From there, I realized that this could be of benefit to other men like myself, and 18 months later, Nature Boy Grooming Products was born, and other products were created thereafter. Read more>>

Launa Morosan-Penza

I fell in love with photography on my first international trip to Italy. My passion for travel was the catalyst to purchasing my first semi-professional camera, Canon Rebel, for my trip to Africa so I could photo document my travels. Read more>>

Jonathan Schute

My artistic journey began in the midwest where my creativity developed with gessoed canvases and oil paint. That emerging passion lead me to study at RISD on the east coast where I was taken with design and typography. Read more>>

Beatriz Valim

My whole childhood I remember my dad taking photos with disposable cameras nonstop! Nonstop! Taking photos of every single memory. I wanted to do that too. When I was old enough, my mom bought me my first disposable camera and then I too, took photos of everything. Nonstop. Read more>>

Stacia Hiramine

It was my dream to travel to every corner of this big, beautiful world, and hear every story of every explorer, student, musician, chef, mother, gardener, worshipper, and child that I could. To take those stories and share them, inspiring others to pursue and become passionate about the stories breathing around them would be the ultimate goal. Read more>>

Dani LeRose

During my senior year of college, to get my nursing degree, I started painting as a way to unwind. I could recall my senior year of high school, in which I took a painting class. I absolutely adored this class and looked forward all day to when I could put my headphones in and just paint. Read more>>

Chantal Menard

I find it difficult to imagine my life as an artist and a portrait model as two totally separate or unrelated facets; they sort of bloomed simultaneously, and both play equally important roles in my life. Read more>>

Angelica Mejia

Being a self taught photographer took a lot of hard work and determination. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Being able to photograph such unique weddings with different people, different cultures is so amazing to me. Read more>>

Sloan Dalley

I started playing piano and guitar on stage with them. When my siblings came along, they started playing with us too and we began touring the west coast playing fairs and competitions. Since then, my life has revolves around music. I opened up my first business when I was 16 where I taught music lessons. Read more>>

Kaitlynn Redell

My path to becoming a visual artist has been pretty meandering. Prior to going to college, I went to beauty school and have been a practicing hairstylist for 15 years. I always knew I wanted to go to art school. Read more>>

Yves D’Orsi

I started getting serious about art and drawing around middle school when I read “The Crow” James O’barr. Seeing a work that was so raw and visceral with emotion solidified my decision to draw for a living and strive for that level of intense mastery. Read more>>

Melinda Roth

I had always loved taking pictures as a hobby and was always complimented on my photo’s, sooooo I took a leap! I figured if I could take a chance as a scared teenager on becoming an actor than I could certainly take a chance as a confident mature adult-  Read more>>

Nana Williams

We mostly worked with 3D media, creating faux taxidermy and art dolls, while I was showing my own personal work in galleries around the States. Since beginning of 2018 I have switched to painting full time and had my first stand-alone solo show in March of the same year. Read more>>

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