Talent Showcased at Monrovia Art Walk

Rene Rodriguez poses with his watercolor paintings. Photos by Krista Daly Abstract art holds the emotions of Hoofrish Patel. “There are two aspects to why I do abstract art,” she said.“The color and you’re not drawing something that’s already there.” Patel is one of many artists who displayed work at the Monrovia Art Walk on Saturday, July 25, hosted by the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts. Read More

Plein Air Exhibition, Sale to Feature Local Artists’ Arroyo Seco Art

California Art Club President Peter Adams works on his painting at La Casita del Arroyo in Pasadena. Photos by Stacy Lee More than a dozen plein air artists spent last week documenting the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco and its surroundings. Their works will be on display and for sale at the Plein Air Paintings of the Arroyo Seco Art Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Ave., in Pasadena. Read More

Spending the Summer with Shakespeare

IMG_3643web Nine-year-old SanMarino resident Olivia is in the middle of spending five weeks getting to know Shakespeare. She is taking part in A Noise Within’s Summer with Shakespeare along with 105 other kids between six and 18 years old. Read More

Beverly Hills Student’s Opera Talents Flourish

Photo by Victor Boghossian Very few of us can say we found our life’s calling at age 4. Golda Berkman is one of those lucky few. Twelve years later the Beverly Hills High School sophomore became the grand prize finalist in classical voice of The Music Center’s Spotlight Awards last March, becoming one of the youngest winners ever in the competition. Read More

Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Hosts Annual June Debutante Ball

WEB IMG_3745_1 The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles held its 54th June Debutante Ball on June 13 in the Ballroom of the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Nearly 500 members and guests celebrated the presentation of 28 young women, who together with their families have supported the important work of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Read More

Actor Omar Sharif Dies of Heart Attack in Egypt

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor best remembered for the blockbusters "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died of a heart attack at a Cairo hospital on Friday, July 10, Egyptian state television reported. He was 83. Read More

Hello Kitty To Be Turned Into a Film

©AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI The famous white Japanese cartoon character with a red bow is getting her very own movie. It was announced on July 3 that “Hello Kitty” will be turned into a film by the lifestyle company Sanrio. Read More

Steve Koblik Retires From The Huntington

Steve Koblik3web Steve Koblik retired this past Tuesday, June 30 from his position as president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens after leading the San Marino cultural institution through numerous milestones in expansion, renovations, acquisitions and fundraising. Read More