January 24, 2009
Glendale and Burbank artists have earned the chance to show their work as new members of the Pasadena Society of Artists. It’s prestigious to join the organization because it has been around since 1925, and artists must submit three works that are juried by a committee before they are accepted into membership, society President Larry Rodgers said. “We were one of the first artist organizations in the San Gabriel Valley,” Rodgers said. “The only arts organization that is older than us is the California Art Club.
January 14, 2004
Story is well told in 50 minutes Jo Ann Stupakis lives in La Crescenta with her husband, Alex, and three children, one of whom is fellow critic, Frances Stupakis. "The Young Black Stallion" is the really sweet story of a young girl named Neera and her friendship with a wild black stallion named Shetan. It is told in an amazingly short 50 minutes on the IMAX screen. At first, I wondered how well a story could unfold in such a short time, but Disney did an exceptional job of weaving in character development, breathtaking scenery and horse-racing shots while telling a beautifully simple story.
February 22, 2003
INSIDE/OUT Part 1 of 2. I was 19, sitting in front of my mom's TV, eating a bowl of corn flakes and wondering what to do with the rest of my life. The "I'm young, free and the world is my oyster" attitude I adopted after graduating from high school had worn off a year earlier, replaced with the "I'm not getting any younger and life is just passing me by" feeling that would last me well into my 20s. I had absolutely no plans, money or the remotest desire to go to college.