The South Pasadena Arts Council will host noted Pulitzer- and Grammy-nominated poet Michael C Ford (Emergency Exits) at the SPARC Gallery on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 4 p.m. in a spoken word performance with music provided by multi-instrumentalist Charlie Campagna, a composer for contemporary dance and contributor to such films as Dune, Ghost in the Shell, Selma, and Blade Runner 2049. Admission is free. Please note: proof of vaccination status and masks will be required in adherence to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
Also in the Gallery: SPARC’s continuing “Holiday Group Art Exhibition,” featuring watercolor and oil paintings, collage, ceramics, and soft sculpture by artists Victoria Arriola, Michael Campagna, Elaine Carhartt, Laurie Hendricks, Shelley Stephens, Rebecca Tager, Cynthia Thiel, and Ella Trimarchi.
Operated by the South Pasadena Arts Council, the SPARC Gallery is located inside the Chamber of Commerce at 1121 Mission St., South Pasadena. (The “Holiday Group Exhibition” continues through January 7. Hours vary. Contact Blue Trimarchi at (626) 676-4195.)