PASADENA, Calif— The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division invites the public to a Community Meeting on Thursday, August 31, 6-8 p.m. at the Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave, to learn about the Robinson Park Recreation Center Capital Improvement Public Art Project. This event is a great opportunity for residents to meet the selected artists and find out how they can participate in the public art development process.
Artists Deborah Aschheim and Carla Jay Harris will introduce themselves to the community and share their artistic background and approach to the project. Throughout the coming year, both artists will conduct extensive research and community engagement through collaboration with Northwest Pasadena residents and stakeholders to develop specific content and artistic themes which will serve as the basis for the public art concept at the Center.
The public art project for the Robinson Park Recreation Center was developed through guidance from the Robinson Park Stakeholder Group and community members and is intended to prioritize community input and collaboration during the first phase of the artwork development process. This project serves as an exciting opportunity for the Northwest community to contribute their unique stories and perspectives into the formation of a permanent public artwork at the Center.
About Robinson Park Recreation Center Capital Improvement Public Art Project
The renovation of the Robinson Park Recreation Center, located in Northwest Pasadena, was the second and final phase of the Robinson Park Master Plan adopted by City Council in 2002 and designated as an eligible Capital Improvement Public Art project in 2015. Per the unique requirements of this project, the artists selected to the project will be responsible for initiating numerous opportunities for engaging with the diverse Northwest Pasadena community, ranging from large public events to small intimate conversations. This community-based research will then be incorporated into the artist’s Concept Art Plan, which will be presented to the City’s Arts & Culture Commission for review and approval.