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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.

William Catling

“Reaching into the freshly cut trench, I pulled out a handful of purple-gray clay and began making a place setting for the scheduled afternoon tea. The sun was warm against my skin on this lazy summer day with a gentle breeze to move the grass and keep us cool. Seated on the ground nearby, my companions were busy shaping their bowls, cups, and teapots. Read more>>

Stefani Greenwood

Pretty much every time I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, “an artist” was my answer. Except when I would answer with “a police officer”, which seems strange but is maybe because my Uncle was one and I loved him. Etymologist or gardner would have been appropriate answers too. Read more>>

Sam Kimbrell

My creative journey changed for the better when I started immersing myself in the LA improve and sketch comedy scene. I currently write and act in sketch shows, perform improve, and take classes with some really amazing comedy minds. Read more>>

Emilee Sutherland

I love working with couples in planning their big day. Each couple is different. Their priorities are different, their backgrounds and life stories are different. Their wedding days should be different. I enjoy learning about them and bringing out those personal details in them and designing their wedding days to reflect those. Read more>>

Gillian Keller

I experimented with photography, collage, drawings, mixed media artworks for a few years but never really felt like the inspiration was hitting. Then I had this bizarre enlightenment experience, and I suddenly had the confidence and inspiration to start making massive amounts of work in a completely new style. Read more>>

Jamison Carter

I’ve been making things ever since I can remember. It’s a bit of a daunting task to answer this question briefly…it might be a life story. My mother still has and uses the recipe holder that mimics a giraffe, made in preschool from a small amount plaster, a can, a dowel, some paper and a clothes pin. Read more>>

Coleen Sterritt

I learned that the physicality of making sculpture was very important to me as it became a measure of my energy and commitment- and it still is. After a year meandering across the country with a long stop-over in San Francisco I moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to attend graduate school at Otis Art Institute. Read more>>

James McClung

I feel in love with making art because of the people who pushed me to do well at that school. After High School, I enrolled in the community college nearby Crafton Hills College. I took a few art courses there such as life drawing which really helped me with line work and shading. Read more>>

Sofia Olivas

My journey as an artist began when I was a little kid. I am fortunate to have parents that encouraged my artistic tendencies throughout my childhood, putting me in art classes, buying me materials, and hiring private art tutors for me. Read more>>

Natalie Ladines

To writing and reading poetry and joining a writing club, to songwriting something that nobody knows about me until now since I have always felt self-conscious about writing. That is why I resort to photography I am a visual person I know I am not good with my words, so I find a resort by expressing my emotions through photography. Read more>>

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