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Art Center Participates in ArtNight Pasadena This Friday

Thursday, March 7th, 2013


Friday, March 8
6-9 pm
Art Center Williamson Gallery and 10 other locations

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight.

Begin your journey at Art Center and view the first-ever West Coast exhibition by M/M (Paris), the celebrated Paris-based art and design partnership created by Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag in 1992. The exhibition M/MANIFESTATION runs March 8–April 28 at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center’s Hillside Campus

Travel on a free shuttle to visit the other 10 institutions participating in ArtNight.

Free Shuttles

Free shuttles, running 6–10 p.m., will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any one venue and ride to the others.

ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission with support from the Pasadena Department of Transportation Transit Division, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Pasadena Center Operating Company.

For information on ArtNight, please call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626.744.7887 or visit artnightpasadena.org. Para más información en español, visite nuestra página del internet: artnightpasadena.org.

For information on accessibility and/or to request written materials in alternative formats, please call the City of Pasadena at 626.744.7062.

– Anna Macaulay

‘Pages’ opening reception part of ArtNight Pasadena

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Mark Twain's notes on "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Credit: The Huntington Library

Art Center College of Design will host on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. an opening reception for the upcoming “Pages” exhibition as part of ArtNight Pasadena, an evening of free art, music and entertainment across the city.

“Pages” will open Saturday, Oct. 13 and run through Jan. 13 at the Art Center’s Williamson Gallery.

Eighteen months in the making, the exhibition features on array of objects, books and papers that honor the page’s seminal role in the progression of culture and knowledge.

Works on view will include Albert Einstein’s 1896 high school certificate; Mark Twain’s handwritten revisions to “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the short story that brought him international attention; as well as Suvan Geer’s 1999 piece “Loose Ends,” an open book altered with human hair.

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“Bad Weather” T-Shirts Offered This Friday During ArtNight Pasadena

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Proceeds from the sale of the "Bad Weather" T-shirt directly benefit Pasadena's Bad Weather Shelter.

In addition to The History of Space Photography, which explores the beauty, mystery, science and meaning of images depicting our planet and worlds beyond, and a free dress rehearsal of John Cage’s 4′33″ (no. 2) (0′00″) in preparation for Saturday’s performance by Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music, visitors to Art Center’s Hillside Campus during ArtNight Pasadena this Friday, March 9 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. can support the ”Friends of the Bad Weather Shelter” by purchasing a T-shirt for only $20.00.

Bus shelter poster designed by alumnus Patrick Hruby to create awareness of "Friends of the Bad Weather Shelter."

In the Fall of 2011, due to budget restraints and the recent economic downturn, local and federal funds were cut considerably, negatively impacting the Bad Weather Shelter, which provides numerous services to Pasadena’s homeless during the winter months. In response, Rebecca Huang, a local high school senior, started a creative program that encourages 100 local businesses and/or individuals to become “Friends” of the shelter for only $600 a year, which would offset the funds lost due to budget cuts and enable the shelter to continue to provide this important humanitarian service.

Soon after Rebecca launched her campaign, Art Center’s Designmatters and Illustration Departments partnered with the City of Pasadena to develop an effective campaign to create awareness of the program. In January of this year, the City of Pasadena implemented three posters art directed by Ann Field (Chair, Illustration Department) and illustrated by recent alumnus Patrick Hruby (Illustration, ’10) on 20 bus shelters throughout the city.

As a continuation of that campaign, proceeds from the sale of the “Bad Weather” T-shirt directly benefit the Pasadena Bad Weather Shelter. So far, the entire campaign has raised roughly $15,000 from local businesses and individuals.

Art Center Opens Its Doors for ArtNight

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Photo by Lara Warren

Save the date: ArtNight is Friday, May 20.

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors.

In addition to Art Center, participants include the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of History, the Armory Center for the Arts, and many more.

Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight—why don’t you check it out this spring? For more information, call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626.744.7887 or check out the ArtNight Pasadena website.

ArtNight Pasadena
Friday, May 20, 6-10 p.m.

ENERGY Opening Friday

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

This Friday, October 8, ENERGY, a new exhibition at the College’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, will open as part of the annual ArtNight Pasadena. The exhibit’s opening reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m.

ENERGY investigates how natural forces shape not only material things, but affect our emotions and intellect.

As part of the Williamson Gallery’s mission, students in Art Center’s Design for Sustainability 2 class will use a section of the gallery as their studio, studying and displaying their exploration of the question, “Where do energy and design intersect?”

ArtNight Pasadena kicks off Pasadena ArtWeekend, a three-day, citywide arts festival.

Art Center Opens its Doors for ArtNight

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
What are you doing this weekend? Celebrate the arts as part of Pasadena’s annual Art Weekend.

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors for ArtNight Pasadena. During this much-loved annual event, Pasadena’s cultural institutions are free and open to the public, offering a rich sampling of fine art, artifacts and music along with free shuttle service. In addition to Art Center’s Williamson Gallery and student galleries, participants include the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of History, the Armory Center for the Arts, and many more.

Last fall, 14,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight. Don’t miss the fun this Friday! For more information, call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626.744.7887.