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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Art Night, Art Future

We Pasadenish are a gentle people. We're polite, well-mannered and friendly. We smile and say thank you. We're willing to give way.

Except, apparently, when it comes to public art. We loves us some art and we're passionate enough to fight about it.

You may recall our January discussion regarding the installation of art on the plaza in front of the Pasadena Civic Center. Here at Pasadena Daily Photo comments remained relatively civilized compared to how things heated up in brick-and-mortar real live town.

I've since sworn off local politics on the blog. By its very nature, a daily blog gives me insufficient time to research complicated issues. However, if you want to get involved in Pasadena's art future, specifically at the Civic Center a.k.a. Convention Center, you may want to free up the evening of March 18th to attend a public meeting and voice your opinions.

You might be just the one who can help turn war-like Pasadenamaniacs back into the gentle, peace-loving Pasadenamanians we were all meant to be.

(The photo was taken at the outstanding Pasadena Museum of California Art on Art Night, 3/13/09. Extra Art Night shots on Overdog.)

13 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Another really nice one, P.

We're willing to give way. I agree. Especially, apparently, when it comes to our public trees along a portion of Colorado Bl recently.

I hope the meeting on the 18th respects the opinions of the public in regards to our new public art installations.

Shell Sherree said...

"Pasadenish" sounds very peace loving. Reminds me of "Amish". I love the movement of your photo, Petrea. All the best with your local art matters.

Abe said...

I think most people are nice once you get to know them. This is also a nice post.

cieldequimper said...

I really love this shot, you caught the muted atmoshphere of an exhibition!

J+P said...

Brilliant crop. In camera or post?

Petrea said...

Thanks everyone. J, I didn't change this one at all except to shrink it from RAW size.

altadenahiker said...

Careful what you say, you mewling, onion eyed, clot pole.

Petrea said...

Okay, Hiker. Online we must watch what we say, you spongy, rude-growing pignut.

(I looked up clotpole in my Shakespeare Lexicon. It means "blockhead," Charlie Brown.)

altadenahiker said...

Pignut = hickory nut. But pignut sounds ever so much more rude.

Cafe Pasadena said...

My 1st language is Bark, so I kinda wish I had a translation of what P & KB were trying to say - especially since they are high renaissance women.

Ok, now I gotta get outta here & into de Cafe.

Petrea said...

Hm, yeah, disappointed about the pignut.

Katie said...

What fun to see two art exhibit photos in a row, especially after spending time at the de Young in SF today with mom to see the YSL show and a Warhol exhibit (did you know he did record covers?). I hope you get your public art installation thing figured out.

Petrea said...

Thanks Katie, but I'm staying out of it!