Fork it over: Guerrilla street art relocated from Pasadena and St. John avenues

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Breaking up is hard to do. Above, “Fork in the Road” artist Ken Marshall tries to separate a resistant Bob Stane from the 18-foot wooden sculpture, as it was relocated from its seven-month home at the intersection of Pasadena and St. John avenues.
The dramatic tableau was all playacting, of course. The Star-News’ Janette Williams reports the fork is headed for greener pastures — aka refurbishment — and a new life somewhere.
Stane, of Altadena’s Coffee Gallery Backstage, and the “Fork in the Road” Gang surely have something up their collective sleeve for the mammoth utensil.
After the jump, an alternate view:

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Putting ink to paper at the Pasadena Museum of California Art


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Los Angeles-based drawing collective Sumi Ink Club is in residency through the end of May in the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s Project Room. The club executes topsy-turvy, super-detailed, collaborative drawings using — what else? — ink on paper. Their group drawings are a true social gathering, playing off interactions that bleed into everyday life.
In their new installation for the PMCA, the artists hold weekly events to fill the room with their signature sumi ink drawings. The next gathering is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., and visitors will be provided with a brush and ink to add their own flourishes to the walls.
The club welcomes the public — “all humans, all ages, all styles,” they say — to these drawing events.
Through May 30, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., (626) 568-3665, pmcaonline.org, sumiinkclub.com
The photos, at top and below, are from the Sumi Ink Club Web site, where they’ve documented some of the progress in the PMCA Project room.

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