Adaptive Art Reception This Saturday

“We Belong” in Pasadena is the theme for this year’s Adaptive Art Program art show with an artists’ reception from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at the Armory Center for the Arts located at 145 N. Raymond Ave.
Original artwork from the program’s participants will be on display at the Armory from July 22 to Sept. 8. The free art show celebrates the artists’ work and the theme of connection and community with skillfully depicted, colorful artwork, featuring acts of kindness, caring and inclusion.
The free opening reception is an opportunity for a first look at the original artwork, along with an opportunity to meet some of the artists and to purchase booklets of the exhibit, while supplies last, for a suggested $10 minimum, tax-deductible donation to the Pasadena Recreation and Parks Foundation, prpf.org. Light refreshments will be served.
This year’s cover is by artist Maria Escobar of Pasadena whose use of geometry and color blocking creates a rhythmic backdrop for a scene depicting an unlikely friendship between a monkey and a lonely goldfish, who yearns to be a part of the outside world. The drawing is titled “We Belong.”
For the duration of the special exhibit, the Armory’s Community Room will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Visit armoryarts.org/webelong for more information, or call (626) 792-5101.
The city’s Human Services and Recreation Department provides the Adaptive Art
program for artists with disabilities who live in the greater Pasadena area. Visit cityofpasadena.net/humanservices for more information.

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