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Library Summer Arts Crawl Event
July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1115 El Centro St
South Pasadena, California 91030
A live concert performance by Goh Kurosawa and an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Pete Morris will be showcased in the Library Community Room on Saturday, July 21 as part of the Summer Arts Crawl. The popular thrice yearly event is a fun “Night on the Town,” not only for South Pasadena residents, but also for the art and music lovers it attracts from all around the surrounding area. The Arts Crawl presents a wide variety of live music performances, art galleries, and other arts events in multiple venues, all within short walking distance of each other.
The free event will open at 6:00 p.m. when more than 40 of Morris’s stunning artworks of LA people and scenes will be on display. At 7:00 p.m. a documentary about Pete’s life and artwork will be screened and Goh Kurosawa will present a dynamic solo guitar set at 7:30 p.m.
Pete Morris is a local watercolorist who draws and paints almost every day. He teaches art at Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, Arlington Gardens in Pasadena, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, and for the City of Monterey Park. Two of Pete’s books, “Riding the Metro: Sketches of My Commute” and “Curbside L.A.: Street Level Watercolor Sketches of Los Angeles Neighborhoods” are available to be checked out from the Library collection.
Kurosawa and Morris recently returned from a tour of Japan where they performed onstage together and are looking forward to sharing the spotlight again. Morris was last seen on the Library Carnegie Stage during the 2017 Eclectic Music Festival when he painted Calvin Joe and the Orange Grove Rangers while they played live onstage. During Kurosawa’s Arts Crawl performance Pete will do a live painting for the audience of Kurosawa’s virtuoso musical performance.
In Los Angeles, Kurosawa produces “Brilliant Strings, a long-running live music and watercolor show. He also regularly conducts workshops and seminars at universities and schools and frequently travels throughout the Pacific Northwest doing shows, particularly in the Seattle and Portland areas. Having performed in a wide range of settings and festivals since 2005, Goh has also performed in Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, France, Canada, Myanmar, and Mexico. Later this year, Kurosawa is going to perform in Havana, Cuba for an event supported by the Japanese Embassy.
The Library Community Room exhibit and concert venue at 1115 El Centro Street will be open on July 21 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for the Arts Crawl event. The free event is sponsored by South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Refreshments will be served and autographed CDs and books will be available for purchase.
Free parking is available in the South Pasadena Unified School District lot at 1020 El Centro Street (entrance from Fairview Avenue between El Centro and Mission) and after noon at the Mission Meridian Parking Garage located at 805 Meridian Avenue adjacent to the Metro Gold Line Station, only one block from the Library.
Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.