Thursday, August 09, 2012
Introductory workshop: Sept 19th at 7pm (open to the public)
Editing workshop: Oct 10th at 7pm **Registration required**
College essays have never been more important. Twenty-six percent of colleges say that essays are of “considerable importance” in the admission decision, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. For private schools, the number increases to 33 percent. The essay ranks above a student’s class rank, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.
ALISON BELL is a writer with over 20 years of experience as a professional journalist and author of 15 books for teens and children. She also teaches creative writing to children and tutors students in both school essays and private school entrance exam essays. She runs “College Essay Support,” which helps students write attention-grabbing college admission essays. On September 19th at 7:00pm, Alison will hold a free workshop for high school students at the Crowell Public Library. She will show students how to brainstorm ideas, write outlines, choose topics, open essays, and more. Registration is not required for this workshop, but space is limited. The introductory workshop will be followed by an editing session on Oct 10th at 7:00pm where students will refine their essays using the tips and skills learned in the first session. Register early for this free one-on-one editing instruction with Alison—space is also limited. Visit the reference desk or call 626-300-0777 to register. Both workshops will be held in the Barth Community Room at the Library.
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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Explore the power of color and how to use it in your home to improve your environment and your life by attending this free program at Crowell Library. Topics include color theory, color psychology, how businesses use color to influence behavior, and how to combine this information to select the best colors for your personality in your home. A well designed home is more than merely beautiful – it impacts every part of your daily life, including your health and well-being.
JEANETTE CHASWORTH has been an interior designer in the San Gabriel Valley for 16 years.
She is president of the Pasadena chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID),
and is a fully certified interior designer both by ASID and CID. She has taught interior design at
Citrus College, Mount San Antonio College, and UC Riverside.
Jeanette speaks to people who love their homes and seek to improve their homes and their lives.
Her program is recommended for those interested in interior design trends, psychology, art and the healing arts. She has spoken for an array of diverse audiences including professional and student designers (FIDM, ASID Northern California chapter), community organizations such as the South Pasadena Kiwanis and Pasadena Women's City Club, and has prepared special programs in color for Draper’s and Damon's, as well as several internet radio shows.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Voices From the Walls: Muralism in Los Angeles
with Isabel Rojas-Williams
Thursday September 6, 7:00 p.m.
How can a city famous for its murals have a moratorium prohibiting new ones? ISABEL ROJAS-WILLIAMS, Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, has been working with the City Planning Commission, muralists and other organizations, to craft a new ordinance that will lift this restrictive ban, allowing new murals on private property in Los Angeles. In this free lecture sponsored by the Crain Art Gallery, Rojas-Williams will present a brief history of muralism in Los Angeles and discuss all the controversies and milestones.
Though the modern Los Angeles public mural was born during the turmoil of the 1960s, the roots of classic muralism reach back to Alfred Ramos Martinez, Father of the Mexican Mural Movement, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The Getty Conservation Institute and the City of Los Angeles are preparing to unveil soon the restored Tropical América, the mural that Siqueiros painted in Los Angeles in 1932, that was subsequently whitewashed by the conservative politics of the time.
The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles was established in 1987, by a coalition of artists, public art advocates, city and state officials, and restoration specialists. Its mission today was the same as it was then: to restore, preserve, and document the murals of Los Angeles. In its role as public art advocate, MCLA works to protect the legal rights of artists and to prevent the loss of significant works of public art. Most importantly, MCLA is committed to preserving Los Angeles as one of the mural capitals of the world.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Isabel Rojas-Williams has lived in Southern California for the past 39 years and has actively studied, documented, and lectured on the social-political art movements of Los Angeles. She has taught art history at California State University, Los Angeles, where she earned her Master’s degree, and has been the curator of multiple exhibitions documenting the city’s rich legacy of urban art, curatorial, civic, and creative contributions to Los Angeles.