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2018 Dryland Personal Training 1+ @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Jan 1 – Dec 30 all-day
Adaptive Beginner (Swim to Learn)- T/TH 4pm-4:30pm @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Feb 2 – Feb 27 all-day
Swim Lessons Evaluation @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Feb 25 all-day
Swim Lessons Makeup @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Feb 25 all-day
Botanic Geometry @ Crain Art Gallery
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Karen Hochman Brown uses math and science to digitally dissect the natural world

Karen Hochman Brown – Botanic Geometry @ Crain Art Gallery
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Karen Hochman Brown
Botanic Geometry
Solo Exhibit and Residency

February 24-April 6th, 2018
Opening reception: Sunday, March 3rd, 2-4 p.m.

Crain Art Gallery
1890 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108


Artist-in-Residence Demonstrations:
3/11/18: 2-4 p.m.
3/24/18: 2-4 p.m.
4/1/18: 2-4 p.m.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Karen Hochman Brown uses math and science to digitally dissect the natural world

(Los Angeles, California) – Crain Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit with Los Angeles-based artist Karen Hochman Brown whose digital photographs have redefined the possibilities of abstraction. Taking inspiration from nature’s intricate patterns, delicate colors, and ethereal shapes, the artist constructs symmetrical forms from source material she photographs from botanic gardens around the world. The photos are mapped kaleidoscopically and undergo extensive digital intervention.

In previous work the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of floral imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.

The public is invited to attend one of the demos in which the artist will be in residence to demonstrate her creative process using the library’s grounds as the subject. She will be

available to answer questions while she develops a new work on Sunday, March 11th, March 24th, and April 1st, 2018.

Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her Master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.

SOLD OUT – An Afternoon of Sichuan Opera @ Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chinese Sichuan opera (chuanju) ranks among the worlds most unusual styles of theater. Described by its practitioners as hot and spicy, chuanju includes unique features such as an off-stage chorus and the astonishing bian lian face-changing act. Award-winning artist Chen Qiaoru and fellow performers from Chengdu welcome the New Year with a rousing program of excerpts from classic chuanju plays. Free; advance reservations required. Rothenberg Hall.

Too Learned Ladies – a comedy by Moliere @ Parson's Nose Theater
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for our Full Production of this wonderful comedy by Moliere

Parent/Infant Intermed. Swim Lessons – M/W 10:45am @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Feb 26 – Mar 20 all-day
Parent/Infant Beginner Swim Lessons – T/TH 9:00am @ Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Feb 27 – Mar 21 all-day