Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Come see the art of assemblage artist Annie Helm whose work is currently featured in the SPACE gallery. This remarkable show is a comprehensive survey of the work of Ms.Helm, a South Pasadena resident, who, as a compulsive collector, sees beauty in the mundane, even discarded, objects in our lives and transforms them into beautiful, intricate manifestations of dreams, hopes and memories.

Much of Ms Helm's assemblage work features the Madonna figure. The artist was drawn to the Virgin Mary’s role as the Universal Mother, the embodiment of compassion and self-sacrifice, giver of hope and inner peace. Combining materials and elements from a wide variety of cultures and religions, Ms Helm re-creates the Madonna as an image of global iconography.

Don't miss the art of this local treasure!

Artist Reception: January 17
Discussion with Annie Helm: 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Alchemy" is currently on view until Feb. 14.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

SPACE offers Arts Workshops

SPACE is excited to offer a new slate of arts workshops for both children and adults. Click here for registration details.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Holidays!

We know it's a crazy time of year, but try to make some SPACE in your schedule for two upcoming events this week.

Dec. 17 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
An informal wine and cheese discussion with artists whose work is on display in our gallery's "Urban Birds" show. This Wednesday is the last day of the show so SPACE is willing to waive a percentage of our commission so that you can own a "bird" and support local artists.

Dec. 20
Please join us for a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 20. On view in the gallery will be work by local artist, Annie Helm, whose inspired assemblages explore universal and personal themes of love, loss, compassion and activism.

A new window installation will be revealed by designer Iris Ferraz dos Santos who will present a delightfully unique take on the journey of light.

We’ll have holiday refreshments and offer a family art activity. Art prints and handmade gifts will be on sale. SPACE will have extended hours from 11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Urban Birds

Our current art show is titled "Urban Birds" and features a variety of artwork in different media by over ten local artists. Artwork on display includes drawings, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics, and jewelry. Artist Liz Young offers a three-legged wingless vinyl bird while Chase Denham has created a facsimile of the dress worn by Tippi Hedren in the horror classic, "The Birds"!
Artist Ronald Llanos' whimsical birdhouse displays his drawings of a "bird-man", a lonely bachelor bird as Joan Swayze uses bits of bird images in both her collages. The show's artists have chosen to portray a wide variety of the winged species including sparrows, kites, parrots, geese, pigeons, penguins, and ducks (of the rubber kind). The diverse and lively array of work on display gives evidence that birds with which humans cohabit are compelling subjects for these local artists.
The show ends Dec. 13.