As part of an ongoing commitment to advance and celebrate the arts, The City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) have partnered to create the SPARC Gallery @ City Hall.
To visit: City Hall is located at 1414 Mission St. in South Pasadena. The Gallery features rotating exhibits in the 1st Floor lobby area, and on the 2nd Floor, which accessible by stairs or elevator.
For more information: please visit SPARC's web site.
Current exhibits at the SPARC Gallery @ City Hall are:
Laurie Hendricks: A Day in the Life
March 9 - May 5, 2019
SPARC Gallery @ City Hall 1st Floor
Laurie Hendricks, a California plein-air painter and a champion of California Impressionism, teaches painting classes at her South Pasadena studio, and has taught courses and workshops in Croatia, Greece, Provence, Tuscany, Normandy, and the Cotswolds. Interpreting the natural world in a vivid chromatic palette, Hendricks often features California’s varied landscapes in her work—rolling foothills, rugged coastline, brush-covered mountains, and undulating deserts. Her paintings, including portraits and still lives, are collected nationally and abroad. She is an artist member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein- Air Painters, the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, and from 2012 to 2018, Hendricks operated her own gallery in South Pasadena. A Day in the Life runs through May 5 at South Pasadena City Hall, 1414 Mission St.
Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin: Childhood 101
March 9 - June 30, 2019
SPARC Gallery @ City Hall 2nd Floor
In Childhood 101, South Pasadena-based photographer and educator Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin who is known for her “compassionate and curious lens,” documents the playful activities of her two sons and their friends at their South Pasadena home, in their backyard, on the road, and around town, remembering her own treasured outdoor playtime as a child. A Fulbright Senior Scholars, and recipient of the, IREX IARO Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship McLaughlin has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her images are in permanent collections at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, Western Virginia Museum of Art, and the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest. Childhood 101 runs through June 30, in the 2nd floor SPARC Gallery at South Pasadena City Hall.