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The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) will feature offerings for all ages during the annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
The solo exhibition, “Clarity,” scheduled to run through May 14, 2022, at the SPARC Gallery in South Pasadena, will be open during the Eclectic, giving festivalgoers a chance to see noted fine artist Sunny Samuel’s “explorations of micro/macroscopic activity and otherworldly landscapes,” and to meet Samuel, who will be in attendance while the exhibition is open, from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Operated by the South Pasadena Arts Council, the SPARC Gallery is located inside the Chamber of Commerce building at 1121 Mission St., South Pasadena. SPARC Gallery hours vary. To schedule a visit after the Eclectic, contact curator Blue Trimarchi at 626-676-4195.
Outside the SPARC Gallery, professional henna artist Devna Desai (@HennaByDevna) will be offering henna tattoos. “I have been doing Henna for over a decade,” Desai notes. “I was always so fascinated by its delicacy and the meditative state it puts you in since I was adorned by artists growing up in India as a little girl. And I cannot stress enough just how much I love seeing people light up upon receiving their henna tattoo.” Desai emphasizes that she uses an organic, vegan henna paste—made with sugar, water, essential oils, lemon juice, and crushed henna plant powder from Rajasthan, India—that is safe for all ages. The tattoos will last for up to two weeks. Suggested donation: $5.
A short walk from the SPARC Gallery to the outdoor venue at 1414 Mission Street, all ages can get creative with free, interactive “SPARC the Arts” experiences, starting at 3 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. (or as long as supplies last):
- “Love-Peace-Hope” invites participants to use words or designs to express these themes on pre-cut hearts and place the finished hearts on three “Love-Peace-Hope” display panels to create a temporary community art exhibit.
- In SPARC’s “Make & Take” activity, participants can decorate CD discs with sharpies and/or peel-and-stick bling to create their own piece of wearable art that can double as a mosaic suncatcher!
Founded as a grassroots effort in 2009, the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that develops educational and public arts programs, creates interactive projects, and collaborates with other organizations in the City of South Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area to foster and produce cultural events featuring the visual, performing, literary and media arts. SPARC is open to people in all the creative fields, art appreciators, art patrons, educators, and any others interested in helping the arts thrive in South Pasadena and neighboring communities. Information: https://www.sopasartscouncil.org/