More than 500 visitors experienced the “Sanctuary” Art Exhibit during its highly successful run in the South Pasadena Public Library during the last week of March 2018. Since then, the exhibit after debuting in South Pasadena has traveled to other areas.
By special request, a “Sanctuary II” Art Exhibit will be showcased in the Library Community Room from Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15. It has been co-curated by Jimmy O’Balles, Mario Hernandez, and Vanessa Acosta.
On all three days the exhibit will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm. Sanctuary II will present a wonderful variety of important works by approximately 30 highly accomplished California artists expressing love, hope, and solidarity through their art on the timely theme. On opening night, June 13, at 6 pm, remarks will be offered by Mayor Marina Khubesrian, MD followed by a splendid live acoustic guitar performance by Holguitano.
The exhibit is presented by the City of South Pasadena/South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the Lucille & Edward R. Roybal Foundation.
The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Free parking is available after noon at the Mission Meridian Parking Garage located at 805 Meridian Avenue adjacent to the Metro Gold Line Station, only one block from the Library.
The South Pasadena City Council, on October 4, 2017, unanimously introduced an ordinance declaring South Pasadena a “safe and welcoming city for immigrants.” The council passed the ordinance in an effort to protect the rights and privacy of all residents.