January General Meeting

On January 8th, some 75 or so savvy PAA commuters gathered together for the first time in 2015.  Following a brief meeting in the BCAM ground floor lobby, Rebecca Morse, curator of the exhibition Larry Sultan: Here and Home, gave an overview presentation on that exhibition as well as the Pierre Huyghe retrospective that was on view in the adjacent Resnick Pavilion. …

Dreaming of A White Christmas

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the movie “White Christmas,” Special Events chairs Katie High and R-Lene de Lang uged everyone to don their “winter white” for the annual Art Alliance holiday party.   Katie High’s gorgeous home was also be-decked in white, and was the perfect setting for the well-attended soiree on Thursday, December 11 (just before the skies …

December General Meeting

In December, PAA members traveled to downtown LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art to view Andy Warhol:Shadows.  One of the highlights of the morning was meeting Helen Molesworth, MOCA’s new chief curator, who has recently arrived from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.  She gave the group a spirited, up-close and personal introduction to the Warhol exhibit.

Education in LA at the California African American Museum

It is difficult to imagine a more stimulating exhibit than Lookin ’Back in Front of Me: Selected Works of Mark Steven Greenfield, 1974-2014. Widely known in the California art community for his tenures as Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center and of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Mark Greenfield has tirelessly supported the work of local visual artists …

November General Meeting

Art Center College of Design Nearly 90 PAA members met on November 6, 2014 at the Art Center Faculty Dining Room to discuss business and enjoy a captivating slide show by Stephen Nowlin, Director of the Williamson Gallery.  Included in the slides were images from the exhibit RealSpace, and the presentation culminated with Willie Nelson singing What A Wonderful World.  There was not …

Education in LA at Descanso Gardens

On a sunny late October morning, twenty PAA members enjoyed an Ed in L.A. visit to Descanso Gardens to view the installation of Signs of Life, an exhibition supported by a PAA grant and curated by John O’Brien.   We enjoyed the works of 10 contemporary artists whose subject, in one form or another, is water, before viewing the stunning …

October General Meeting

Gamble House The first general meeting of the 2014-2015 year was held on October 6, 2014 at the Gamble House.  In addition to getting caught up on all events past, current and future, the 90 or so members in attendance heard from Terry LeMoncheck, Executive Director of the Pasadena Arts Council, Ted Bosley, Director of the Gamble House, and Mark …

St. Malo Board Retreat 2014

Board members gathered in St. Malo, CA in early September to discuss the upcoming year’s plans.  This has been an annual tradition for 30+ years.  Thank you hostesses and Mary for planning!