The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) will present interactive fun for all ages in the City Hall Courtyard and open its latest art exhibition at the SPARC Chamber Gallery during the free “Arts Crawl”—an evening of exhibits, live music, open houses, artisans, interactive arts, and more, on Saturday, October 19, from 4 to 9 p.m., sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE (South Pasadena Arts Center).
The opening reception for SPARC’s new art exhibition, “The Human Form,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPARC Chamber Gallery inside the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, featuring evocative colored pencil works by artist/author/teacher Yuki Toy, known for her emotion-evoking illustrations. Toy, whose artwork has been part of the curriculum at USC and Cal Tech, is a teacher of anatomy illustration and figure drawing at a number of Los Angeles colleges and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Curated by artist Blue Trimarchi of Art Works Fine Art Publishing, Inc., the exhibition will run through January 7.
In the City Hall Courtyard, SPARC will have a photo corner inspired by the book, “People Who Look Like Art,” by artist/author Lorraine Triolo, with a painted backdrop by artist Jeanie Joe and wildly original, found material hats for participants to don crafted by Triolo and Joe. Other activities include photo opportunities with comical pop-up boards painted by local South Pasadena artists and coloring fun for children.
In addition, SPARC will hold a closing reception for its exhibition of works by artists Deborah Van Der Zaag and photographer David Johnston at South Pasadena City Hall in the ground floor and upstairs galleries.
SPARC Events and Activities at the “South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl,” October 19, 2019, 4 to 9 p.m.
· South Pasadena City Hall galleries, 1411 Mission St. (closing reception, Deborah Van Der Zaag and photographer David Johnston).
· South Pasadena City Hall Courtyard (interactive arts and photo opportunities).
· SPARC Chamber Gallery, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, 1121 Mission St. (“The Human Form,” opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Running through Jan. 7.)
Note: Chamber Gallery hours vary during the week. To view the exhibition after Oct. 19, it is suggested that you call the Chamber at 626-441 2339 to confirm your visit. Admission is free.)