Student artists, parents and friends gathered in the gallery in mass crowds to admire artwork from many types of mediums. Blood on canvas, sculptures, paintings and photography decorated the tall white walls. Guests snacked on cookies and cake while marveling at the art. Chatter filled the room with “congratulations,” and loving hugs greeted artists in front of their displayed creations.
Don’t come to the Big L.A. Portrait Gallery under the impression that there will be swarms of people, booming music and too many art installations to see. This isn’t the event in which others’ fever about an artwork spreads and makes everyone feverish before they can even judge it themselves. This isn’t an event to meet people or be seen; it’s a chance to appreciate art while being in a state of relaxation—appreciation in a purer form.
Standing in the middle of a forest of black and white animals and stars that seemed to flow endlessly into each other stood a woman on a stepladder with nothing but a sharpie in hand.
After serving for decades as an art gallery to display the works of students, faculty, staff and renowned artists, the Gallery on the Quad, otherwise known as the G Building, has been repurposed as a Conference Center to be used by the entire campus.
The city was abuzz with thousands of people bustling between Pasadena’s many museums and art galleries during the bi-annual ArtNight on Friday where students and various other patrons of the arts enjoyed a free evening of art.
Artist LaDukeâ€™s exhibit â€œellipsisâ€ opened in the Art Gallery on Feb. 20. During the week of Mar 18 through 22, LaDuke will present a public lecture in the Vosloh Forum followed by a reception in the Art Gallery on March 18.