September 17, 2008

Grants Expand ArtNight Venues

PASADENA - Live music, dance, performance art and story-telling have been added to ArtNight Pasadena with the awarding of seven mini- grants to artists and smaller cultural organizations by the city's Arts & Culture Commission.

The 12th ArtNight will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 at 11 venues.

Fall 2008 mini-grant recipients are:

La Ballena de Jonas, original music out of Tijuana from a group of young musicians with influences from Eastern Europe, Middle East and Jewish culture;

Crown City Symphony, featuring a wind trio, a string quartet, a woodwind quintet and more;

Department of Nocturnal Affairs, an installation and performance art with the public sharing stories about nocturnal wildlife;

Exhibition and demonstration of embroidery and other contemporary artwork from Inglewood Textiles;

Border Council of Arts and Culture (COFAC) presenting "The Barnettes," an eclectic group of young musicians from Charlotte, N.C., performing soul, rock and pop with classical underpinnings, and Lineage Dance, performing "Dancing Through the Ages," with the backdrop of Yoko Ono's installation, "Wish Trees"; and Mogility, an exhibition with the theme of mobility, agility and ability, with curator Barry Markowitz.

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