Rooted in love: Valentine’s Day at The Folk Tree


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The Folk Tree has the art of romance boiled down to a science — or is it the other way around?

Its 23rd annual Hearts & Flowers Exhibition runs through Feb. 20, with love and all its requisite — and some unexpected — symbols the focus of the show.

Expect a variety of mediums, including jewelry, as 50 local artists display their works. Small-scale decorative works and whimsical objects are balanced against emotionally-charged pieces reflecting the ups and downs of love.

An array of related Mexican folk art is also on view, including ceramic figures, repousse hearts cut from tin, and paper and cornhusk flowers.

Lots more amazing photos after the jump.

217 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Mon.-Wed., 11-6; Thurs.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5. (626) 795-8733, folktree.com

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Moral compass: Artist Nancy Romero exhibits at The Folk Tree in Pasadena

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Altadena artist Nancy Romero’s “Morality Play” exhibition opened Saturday at The Folk Tree.
The showcase hinges on the dynamic — kinetic, wind-up and interactive pieces inspired by Romero’s passion for folk art and the toys she’s collected during her travels around the globe.
Romero’s mother founded the Craft and Folk Art Museum located in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles.
Romero’s daughter, Sonia Romero, is also involved in the show at The Folk Tree.
The exhibit runs through Sept. 26.
Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Entry is free. (626) 793-4828.
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(Photos by Walt Mancini / Staff)