Galleries display ethereal sculptures and Mesoamerican artwork

The gravity defying metal sculptures by artist Jacci Den Hartog show art and sculpture fans the beauty of different landscape and rock formations in tall dark figures or even smaller pieces full of color. Across from Hartog’s work in the V Gallery, paintings and drawings show Latinx culture in Mesoamerican life by artists Abel Alejandre and Eloy Torrez and present the struggles of aging as a male and the significance behind machismo. Jacci Den Hartog has been showcasing her art in Southern California since 1991 …

New artist in residence speaks Slanguage

“Stepping into an art fair for the first time was like a cow visiting a butcher shop.” This is how Mario Ybarra Jr. described his experience as an artist attending a large international art fair to his friends back home in Wilmington. “It was a little like the Slauson Indoor Swapmeet,” Ybarra said. “I was just shocked to see so much art in one place.” Ybarra is Pasadena City College’s annual artist in residence for 2015. The residency includes two gallery exhibitions and the premiere …