The South Pasadena Arts Council will be participating in the next Arts Crawl on Saturday July 13, from 5-9 pm with two collaborative projects.
SPARC is collaborating with photographic artist Jeff Burke on his “Mission Street Scroll” Project. This 38-foot digitally assembled photograph presents just over a mile of iconic streetscape, from Trader Joe’s Market at Mission Street’s west end to Garfield Park at the east. Both the north and south sides of the street are shown. This print was created in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city of South Pasadena.
SPARC and Burke are inviting community members coming for the Arts Crawl on July 13 to stop by and add personal stories, anecdotes and memories of Mission Street, past or present, that will be added to the image. The signing will take place in the courtyard of City Hall at 1414 Mission Street, and everyone is welcome to pen his or her thoughts about specific locations on Mission Street directly onto the Scroll. There is no charge.
After the signing is completed, the Scroll will be re-photographed and eventually deposited into a time capsule commissioned by the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, to be opened at the 200th anniversary of the city in 2088. A copy of the print is available for viewing online here.
This interactive Scroll art project offers the community the chance to contribute personal reflections that will have lasting impact, presenting a moment in time to viewers in the future.
Jeffrey Burke is an artist and former advertising photographer. He couples his photo and digital manipulation skills to create compositions that reflect an interest in unique objects from the physical world and notions that are dear to Man’s soul. His work has been exhibited throughout California, in New York City, Barcelona and Bristol, UK.
SPARC will also join SPACE in sponsoring a fun, summer-themed installation and family art activity, “Dive Into Art,” an interactive collage mural inspired by artist David Hockney, led by artist Victoria Arriola.
Come out for the Arts Crawl, add your stories to the “Mission Street Scroll” project, help create the “Diving Into Art” swimming pool mosaic and enjoy contributing to our vibrant arts community.
SPARC is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program.