Like many young artists these days, Jaylin Jenkins, 18, started out loving anime. Heavily influenced by the Japanese style of animation, he knew at just 5 that he loved to draw, and he recalls trying to mimic the characters in graphic novels, comics and movies.
Later on, at John Muir High School, Jenkins realized he really might have a shot to attend art school. As a freshman, he had won the Pasadena Unified School District’s annual “No Boundaries” student art exhibit, and Muir’s AP art instructor urged him on. Continue reading “Creativity Takes Shape at Armory Center for the Arts”
The Armory Center for the Arts will hold its annual benefit, to honor retiring Executive Director Scott Ward, on Saturday, April 14, from 6:30-10 p.m. The event will be held at the Armory at 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
Ward is only the second executive director in the organization’s history and has served in the role for 17 years. Continue reading “Armory Center Annual Benefit is April 14”
Armory Center for the Arts Executive Director Scott Ward has announced his retirement from the nationally recognized contemporary arts center, effective June 30.
Nonprofit and donor-supported, Armory Center for the Arts is the Los Angeles region’s leading independent institution for contemporary art exhibitions and community arts education. In his 17 years as executive director, Ward has increased the Armory’s endowment, operating budget, geographic reach, breadth of service, and has deepened the Armory’s longstanding commitment to delivering meaningful art experiences to underserved populations, both in Pasadena and throughout greater Los Angeles. Ward is only the second executive director in the Armory’s 28-year history, succeeding founding director Elisa Callow in 2001. Continue reading “Armory Center’s Executive Director to Retire”