The new Altadena Community Arts Center kicks-off its opening with exhibition, "Artists From The North", Sunday, December 16th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm. The public is invited.

Hello, art lovers, wherever you (and we know that there are huge numbers in the Altadena/Pasadena/foothills area)This one is especially for you!  Altadena’s new Community Arts Center will officially open its doors on Sunday, December 16th, 2:00 – 4:30pm, with its inaugural event, “Artists From the North”, an exhibition that will, fittingly, feature works by artists from the Altadena, Pasadena and Foothill area communities.  Executive Director Mary Ann Stevenson indicates that, “After so many years of operating out of our home, we (she and co-founder, Gene Stevenson) wanted to make the first official event in our own facility, the new Altadena Community Arts Center, one which serves as a tribute to the many talented artists residing in our community who struggle, as we do, for the love of art.”

As part of the event, the Community Arts Center is hosting an opening reception for the artists being exhibited to which the public is invited – no charge. The public will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction that will serve as a fundraiser for the center. There will also be fantastic gift certificates, for a variety of products and services and donated by Altadena and Pasadena businesses, that will be on auction as well.  Additionally, one of a kind Christmas themed ornaments, created especially for the event, will be available for purchase.

 The Altadena Arts Council serves as an advocate to promote arts and cultural programs, services and activities for Altadena artists and residents. Arts education for children and youth is a priority of the organization in helping to strengthen the cultural, educational, economic and social richness of our community.

 The exhibit runs from December 16th through January 18, 2013. Gallery days and hours: Tue. – Fri. 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm; Saturday, 10am to 2pm; Sunday, 2pm-5pm.  Altadena Community Arts Center is located at 2460 North Lake Avenue (intersection of Lake and Mariposa).  For information call (626) 797-5798.

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jane s December 10, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I thought artists were meant to be notified by now if their work was to be accepted and included in the show. PLEASE keep the artists informed!!! thanks
Gene Stevenson December 10, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Jane, if you are an artist who has entered work, pls., lets use the number of the folks who are working hard to provide this opportunity for our communities artists and give them a call to have your question answered (626-797-5798). I'm sure they'd appreciate it.Thanks
Nico December 11, 2012 at 02:50 AM
True, Gene, but artists were told that they would be called by the Arts agency,(and, we don't know any names of the people of the board) so you can't fault Jane for being somewhat out of sorts. After all, she left her valuable, original art work with people she doesn't know, and no one is communicating with her. Art gallery curators usually meet with the artist and get to know them. This, I suggest would be a better approach than anonymous drop offs and even more anonymous acceptances or rejections of work. Bad way to build confidence.
Gloria Fogler-Mancini December 20, 2012 at 01:02 AM
12/19 We went over to look at the show today in the 4-7 slot and found the gallery closed. Perhaps you should note that the hours are 12-4. gfm


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