“It looks like all of South Pasadena’s here!” exclaimed local event designer Anne Bagasao at the sight of so many familiar faces at the opening reception for Cyndi Bemel’s photography exhibit “Embracing The Light”. Bemel, a fellow of AFI, cheerily greeted guests Saturday evening at The Bea’s Knees in Pasadena where they noshed on cheese and wine while viewing Bemel’s work.
While Bemel’s photography is multi-faceted, this particular show is a visual feast that explores layers of colors, shapes and liquids that takes the observer on what Bemel calls a “sensual journey through translucence and reflection”. There are also greeting cards of her work available at the shop.
The Bea’s Knees is a boutique food and wine emporium which has recently acquired Beyond The Olive whose artisanal olive oils on tap are now located at the space inside Stats on Raymond Avenue. They carry cheeses, vinegars and other artisanal products like chocolate and wine and it is also a lovely lunch spot that serves sandwiches, salads and charcuterie.
Bemel was glowing and said, “the support is pretty overwhelmingly awesome! It just warms my heart and means the world to me.”
The Bea’s Knees is located at 120 South Raymond and is open daily 10am-6pm