Cultural weekend coming to Altadena

I’ll let you in on a little Doo Dah denizen secret– 1st Friday Art Night is the place to be! And if your calendar has room, make plans to spend your entire weekend at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World because there’s plenty to see, lots of new friends to make and even more adventure to be had that you’d ever expect. Here’s the info:

 

McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World

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2475 N Lake Ave Altadena CA 91001
626.794.8779
www.galleryattheendoftheworld.com

GROUP SHOW
June 3-6, Open daily 12-6pm

Thursday: artist reception 6-9pm
Friday: 1st Friday Art Club Opening 7pm-1am, $5 cover
Saturday: potluck bbq
Sunday: brunch

Featured Artist: Deborah Blanco

Artists include: Molly Tierney, Sharon Garrett, Cho Paquet, Patrick Gothard, Cathy Tharp, Karen Sachs, Carl Heinz, Nina Ehlig, Roderick Smith, Ross Anthony, Kathleen Swaydan, Lynn Heinz, Maria Teresia Wide, Nancy Armitage, Carolyn Jean, Warner R. Trayham, Autumn Webb Johnathon Killen, Eve Kessler, Bonnie S. Callahan, Richard Davies, Anita Finnegan, Mary Gothard, Georgia DeBeers, Elizabeth Wallace, Heather Morrow, Lisa George, Jaime Sabatte, Kevin Dalton, Casey Figueroa, Elizabeth Jewell Butterfield, Deborah Hobbs, Nancy A. Jones, Michael R. Gibson, Armondo Gonzalez, Gardner Andrew Belluche, Brian Dario, Matt Foote, Kris “Blaze” Carly, Ngene Mwaura, Dave Lovejoy, Johnny Fox, Ben Mcginty

Performances by: MMMKay (thursday), The Sundowners and Nocturra & Ric (friday night), The Invention (saturday), and HB3 (sunday)

Doo Dah’s Light Bringer Project to present Expressing Feelings Through Art exhibit Sunday

Expressing Feelings Through Art

2010 EFTA Exhibition and Reception

EFTA: Expressing Feelings Through Art

EFTA is an exhibition and scholarship program held throughout Los Angeles County high schools.

EFTA honors artistic and literary excellence in the art of self-expression and offers matching awards to students and their teachers.

EFTA is produced by the Light Bringer Project and Mental Health America of Los Angeles, and is funded in part by the W. M. Keck Foundation.

EXHIBITION & RECEPTION

WHAT: Dozens of artworks created by Los Angeles County high school students. Light refreshments will be served.

First Place: “Color Me Joy.” Dominique Labat, 10th Grade. Teacher, Kathy Charvat. Millikan High School.

WHEN: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Art Center College of Design (South Campus), 950 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 (Click here for an interactive map). Free parking in lot and on street. 1/3 mile south of Gold Line’s Fillmore Station.

For more information, please contact Patricia Hurley, Managing Director, Light Bringer Project, at 626-590-1134.

2010 EFTA HONOREES

First Place

“Color Me Joy”

Dominique Labat, 10th Grade

Teacher, Kathy Charvat

Millikan High School

Second Place

“Diana”

Israel Juarez, 11th Grade

Teacher, Elizabeth Kim

Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)

Third Place

“The Tragedy of Unfolding Beauty”

Alake Shilling, 11th Grade

Teacher, Carol Kawaoka

Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)

Fourth Place

“Outside the Box”

Kendall Coyer, 10th Grade

Teacher, E. Dominick Black

San Dimas High School

Saturday High Scholarship from

The Art Center College of Design

“Bottled Up”

Jason Nguyen, 11th Grade

Teacher, Charlotte Nelson

Sierra Vista High School

Honorable Mentions

“Unlike”
Nola Christie, 12th Grade
Teacher, Dorothy Lee
John Marshal High School
 
“The Wild Things”
Shine Fu, 12th Grade
Teacher, Diane Chang Ho
Temple City High School
 
“Michael’s Smile”
Wendy Huera, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marty Wolin
Sierra Vista High School
 
“Daughter of an Ubo Leader”
Cao Xia, 12th Grade
Teacher, Connie Yim
Alhambra High School
 
“The Light Within a Family”
Helen Lee, 10th Grade
Teacher, Aimee Levie
South Pasadena High School
 
“Life is Crazy”
Lindzee Castro, 10th Grade
Teacher, Kathy Charvat
Millikan High School

MORE ABOUT EFTA

Founded by the Department of Mental Health over 25 years ago, this prevention program is delivered by Light Bringer Project in partnership with Mental Health America of Los Angeles.

EFTA serves senior high school students across L.A. County who are challenged to develop visual and written forms of personal expression that address their key concerns and life ambitions.

The program culminates in an annual public exhibition and scholarship awards ceremony honoring outstanding student achievements.

LIGHT BRINGER PROJECT

Light Bringer Project is a nonprofit, Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990 by residents who were exploring the historic contributions that artists, architects, and craftsmen made to the local environment. Inspired by these achievements, its founders imagined ways to bring more of today’s artists and their creative resources into the mainstream of community life.

In keeping with its mission “to build community through the power of the arts,” Light Bringer Project has delivered a range of unique cultural arts programs and special events that utilize high-degrees of collaboration, volunteerism, and communitywide support. For its arts and learning efforts, the organization has received the California League of Cities’ Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in Public-Private Partnership. As an arts community participant, the organization was given the Gold Crown Award from the Pasadena Arts Council and has received an award of Outstanding Service from the City of Pasadena Arts Commission.

 

2010 EXHIBITING ARTISTS in alphabetical order … 

“Warmth”
Yoo-jiu An, 12th Grade
Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Dream”
Sonny James Arceo, 11th Grade
Teacher, Karena Massengill
Cabrillo High School
 
“Bianca”
Manuella Arias, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marty Wolin
Sierra Vista High School
 
“Uncertainty”
Lara Elaine Balajadia, 12th Grade
Teacher, Christine Godfrey
Cabrillo High School
 
“Gilded Emotions”
Jeannette Cardona, 11th Grade
Teacher, Carol Kawaoka
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“The Calm”
Miranda Casarez, 12th Grade
Teacher, E. Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Life is Crazy”
Lindzee Castro, 10th Grade
Teacher, Kathy Charvat
Millikan High School
 
“Untitled”
Walter Chacon, 12th Grade
Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Unlike”
Nola Christie, 12th Grade
Teacher, Dorothy Lee
John Marshal High School
 
“Don’t Let Go”
Karin Chuang, 11th Grade
Teacher, Diane Chang Ho
Temple City High School
 
“Phobia”
Michele Coryell, 12th Grade
Teacher, Chris Lovett
Millikan High School
 
“Outside the Box”
Kendall Coyer, 10th Grade
Teacher, Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Exile”
Rosamaria Diaz, 12th Grade
Teacher, Sadie Phillips
Pomona High School
 
“There’s Someone Out There”
Tiffany Diep, 9th Grade
Teacher, Rouzanna Berberian
South Pasadena High School
 
“Imagine Art”
Jackeline Dixon, 9th Grade
Teacher, Alice Bolstad
Cabrillo High School
 
“Stubborn”
Nicole Ellis, 11th Grade
Teacher, E. Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Too Soon”
Lizbeth Farrera, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School
 
“The Wild Things”
Shine Fu, 12th Grade
Teacher, Diane Chang Ho
Temple City High School
 
“Depression”
Isaac Gower, 12th Grade
Teacher, Aimee Levie
South Pasadena High School
 
“Behind the Masks”
Garfield Hang, 10th Grade
Teacher, Diane Chang Ho
Temple City High School
 
“Untitled”
Connie Ho, 10th Grade
Teacher, Jeff Levie
Alhambra High School
 
“Michael’s Smile”
Wendy Huerta, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marty Wolin
Sierra Vista High School
 
“Enchnalab”
Celene Jimenez, 12th Grade
Teacher, Mark Gilstrap
Pomona High School
 
“Sacrifice”
Yi Jin, 11th Grade
Teacher, Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Reflection of Me”
Juliet Johnson, 11th Grade
Teacher, Roberta Patterson
Millikan High School
 
“Diana”
Israel Juarez, 11th Grade
Teacher, Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“A Thousands Winds”
Richard Kam, 12th Grade
Teacher, Dorothy Lee
John Marshall High School
 
“Self-Portrait in Charcoal”
Amira Ket, 12th Grade
Teacher, Roberta Patterson
Millikan High School
 
“Mortal Apathy”
Gene Kumagai, 11th Grade
Teacher, Ami Nishiyama
California Academy of Mathematics & Science
 
“Color Me Joy”
Dominique Labat, 10th Grade
Teacher, Kathy Charvat
Millikan High School
 
Untitled
Ashley Langarica, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School
 
“The Light Within a Family”
Helen Lee, 10th Grade
Teacher, Aimee Levie
South Pasadena High School

“Expressions”
Chris Lipold, 12th Grade
Teacher, Kathy Charvat
Millikan High School
 
“Rest in Peace”
Omar Lopez, 11th Grade
Teacher, Kathy Charvat
Millikan High School
 
“Forever Gone”
Kiara Machado, 11th Grade
Teacher, E. Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Never Ending Hope”
Stephanie Marquez, 12th Grade
Teacher, E. Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Curiouser & Curiouser”
Kasey Maruya, 12th Grade
Teacher, Pennie Fien
Culver City High School
 
“Growth Within Oneself”
Kennedy Matteson, 11th Grade
Teacher, Pennie Fien
Culver City High School
 
“Inhuman”
Grant Mikuriya, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School
 
“Training Wheels”
Luis Morales, 9th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School
 
“LOLWUT”
Edward Morris, 12th Grade
Teacher, Ami Nishiyama
California Academy of Mathematics & Science
 
“Just Me”
Malia Moy, 10th Grade
Teacher, Ms. Itson
Millikan High School
 
“Lifting Spirits Through the Arts”
Carmen Neri, 9th Grade
Teacher, Roberta Patterson
Millikan High School
 
“The Last Page”
Ashley Ngo, 10th Grade
Teacher, Ami Nishiyama
California Academy of Mathematics & Science
 
“Bottled Up”
Jason Nguyen, 11th Grade
Teacher, Charlotte Nelson
Sierra Vista High School
 
“6:25″
Connor Novy, 11th Grade
Teacher, Dorothy Lee
John Marshall High School
 
“I Heart Cali”
Scott Paka, 11th Grade
Teacher, George Redfox
Warren High School
 
“Gang Violence”
Kenia Parada, 9th Grade
Teacher, Karena Massengill
Cabrillo High School
 
“Waves of Rage”
Kate Park, 11th Grade
Teacher, Carol Kawaoka
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Untitled”
Carla Quiroga, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School
 
“Adolescence”
Briauna Rapone, 10th Grade
E. Dominick Black
San Dimas High School
 
“Strength and Stability”
Bryant Santamaria, 10th Grade
Teacher, Mary Anna Pomonis
Herbert Hoover High School
 
“Love is a Place”
Savannah Shaw, 10th Grade
Teacher, Aimee Levie
South Pasadena High School
 
“The Tragedy of Unfolding Beauty”
Alake Shilling, 11th Grade
Teacher, Carol Kawaoka
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Abandoned”
Nadia Silva, 12th Grade
Teacher, Ami Nishiyama
California Academy of Mathematics & Science
 
“We are only Human”
Christina Solis, 12th Grade
Teacher, Sarah Arnold
Woodrow Wilson High School
 
“That Day”
Alaina Thai, 10th Grade
Teacher, Chuck Rowley
Sierra Vista High School
 
“Lost in the Foreground”
Andrew Thompson, 11th Grade
Teacher, Ami Nishiyama
California Academy of Mathematics & Science
 
“Hurricane Undoy in the Phillipines”
Bryant Vale, 12th Grade
Teacher, Karena Massengill
Cabrillo High School
 
“I Jerk”
Jose Virgen, 11th Grade
Teacher, Mark Gilstrap
Pomona High School
 
“Daughter of an Ubo Leader”
Cao Xia, 12th Grade
Teacher, Connie Yim
Alhambra High School
 
“Yearning for the Past”
Ann Ye-ji, 11th Grade
Teacher, Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“The Discrepancy Between Man & Nature”
Michelle Yoon, 12th Grade
Teacher, Elizabeth Kim
Fairfax High School (Comprehensive)
 
“Backstage”
Valentina Zapata, 12th Grade
Teacher, Marvin Inouye Oka
Schurr High School

Letters keep coming ’bout Doo Dah

I just love fan mail!  And around Doo Dah time is when I seem to get the most. I’d like to share a couple more missives with you:

 

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Hi Mickie!
 
To use an old country expression, “Well, I swan!”  Saw your avian-inspired dress in today’s Star-News.  Quite appropriate, considering that Lamanda Park is a few miles west of Arcadia.  All hail the Imperita emerita!
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Peacocks strolling on Michillinda Ave. (probably just west of the Arcadia city limits line).  Note that since there weren’t any peahens in the neighborhood, they didn’t go into their “If you’ve got, flaunt it” mode.  Some people call them “sport model turkeys”.
 
Bobby Boy
(whose younger daughter is an alumna of Pomona College, home of Cecil Sagehen.)
 
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Doo Dah Paradeers!

 

To all our friends~! To the entries! You all did a fantastic thing, and we really appreciate it…

 

1st parade in that area, and it had a great energy and feel–you made it happen.

 

We spoke to someone who said “People were absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t even dream about that…”

 

It really felt awesome out there. Thanks for your creativity, imaginariums, and sense of nonsense, we all needed it this year! I have at the end of this message a bunch of links to photographers and bloggers and websites–so you can see yourselves! I’ll keep you posted on more too. Thanks for all your kind messages.

 

And see you next time, be well,

Paddy Hurley

& Tom Coston at LBP, all of our devoted volunteers, Maria and Clara, also Queen Kavita, Queen Sue Behrens and Steve Vargas, Gary Barbudo, Queen Skittles, Queen Mickie, Brian Biery, Jesselynn, Doug Larner, Corky and Queen Erica Valentine! you entries most of all, and the audience tooJ

 

…the Parade can be found here, http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6604702  a live stream I use for the Newspaper.

Dean Lee

 

…I posted my Doo Dah photos on my Kristin’s List Facebook Fan Page. Even if you are not registered on Facebook you can see all my photos. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristins-List/30782292713 

 

Thanks again for such a fun and memorable day!

Best,

Kristin

 

…That’s right folks – it’s a 3-ring circus with Steve Vargas playing two gigs* this week, and then capping things off with 45 NIGHT @ THE BUC on Wed. 5/19 for his 45th Birthday. Don’t be left out! Good seats are still available!!!

SierraMadreSue (Behrens)

and speaking of circuses – check out this link to some awesome DOO DAH photos by Terry Miller.  it was a gas!!!

http://pasadenaindependent.com/featured/doo-dah-parade-images-2010/

 

I (Queen Mickie) have been blogging here and there about the parade with updates coming as the days go by at my Diary of a Doo Dah Queen blog,

www.insidesocal.com/doodah

 

Also photos can be seen at the Rose magazine blog,

www.insidesocal.com/doodah

 

and there is an online gallery at

 

www.sgvn.com 

 

I haven’t yet placed my photos on the site, but will hopefully soon!  It is www.brianbiery.com  The doo dah entries can see lots of Chalk photos in the meantime.  -Brian Biery

 

Have a spectacular summer

 

 


Patricia Hurley

Managing Director
Light Bringer Project

626.590.1134 office
 
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I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
 
Carry on, as you were,
 
Queen Mickie

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More Doo Dah Day fun

 If you missed the 2010 Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade you missed a great time, but don’t fret, as you can see reruns online. And if you were there, relive the fun (or see what you missed if you were marching)…

 

You can watch the parade in full at www.doodahlive.com 

 (click on the small player in the corner).

 

Here’s a few photos by Sir Terry Miller to get you in the mood!

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Plumes prove plucky for parade

I receive some of the most interesting e-mails and phone calls from my fans!

 

 

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I would like to share one of the more unique missives I received after my jaunt down the route of the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade last Saturday.  It is from a long-time friend, who is a veterinarian in San Jose:

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Photo by Terry Miller

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Hi Michelle!

Well, I got to see you again, at least. I tuned into the DooDah webcast in time to catch the in-your-face interview with you riding in the Corvette. Got to see you in your elaborate peacock costume. Why did I have the overwhelming urge to grab a syringe and vaccinate you for Pacheco’s disease and avian pox? Also caught a quick glimpse of you alongside the picture frame float (they kind of panned by that one pretty quickly).  Looks like you really had a fantastic time!   I’ll have to scan youtube and see if anyone’s posted any more footage of the parade.

 Congratulations on another DooDah success!

 

Russ

 

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I’m still laughing and I hope I made your day too!

 

Now, carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie