Re-Imagining the Arroyo

  • When: November 2 & 3, 2013. 10:30am to 5:30pm
  • Where: Lower Arroyo Park in Pasadena (See directions, below)
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Richard Amromin at (626)398-9278 or (626)240-7787 (show dates only)


Featuring: Katrina Alexy, Dori Atlantis, Otis Bardwell, Kay Brown, David Casey, Lorri Deyer, Alan Disparte, Linda Dove, Elizabeth Garrison, Cindy Jackson, Amy Lee Ketchum, Joshua Ketchum, Gregory Lenczycki*, Elaine Parks, Karen Reitzel, James Rojas, Leonard Rusch, Suzanne Siegel, The Young Yews, William Tonner

USC School of Cinematic Arts Associate Professor Lisa Mann and her students: Karl Baumann, Reginald Espiritu, Lauren Fenton, Alex Gabrielli, Nicolette Gmoser-Daskalakis, Quyen Nguyen Le, Savannah Lejeune-Stodieck, Sara Bardam-Bey, George Mylonas, Anshul Pendse, Chang Zhan

* SUNDAY ONLY – A special closing performance by composer Gregory Lenczycki featuring Ted Byrnes, Percussion; James Klopfleisch, Double Bass; William Roper, Tuba; Christine Tavolacci, Flute; Brian Walsh, Clarinet.

Join NewTown and an adventuresome array of Southern California’s artists on a half mile stroll, enlivened with their interpretations of the Arroyo Seco’s history, inhabitants, ecosystems and its often contentious human interactions. Supercharge a beautiful Fall day with a prismatic portrait of the Lower Arroyo; its myths, realities, past and present in sixteen installations stimulating the imagination and easily walking off those weekend brunch calories.

Partial Directions

Find California Blvd. anywhere in Pasadena. Go west until it dead-ends at Arroyo Blvd. (not Arroyo Parkway). Make a right on Arroyo and go a short distance to first possible place to turn left. You are at Lower Arroyo Park.

Supported by:

Grants from The Pasadena Art Alliance, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the gracious hosting of The City of Pasadena’s Department of Public Works – Parks & Natural Resources Division and the support of NewTown’s members.



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Leonard Rusch, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

William Roper, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Amy and Joshua Ketchum and William G. Tonner, 2013

Lorri Deyer, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

USC Installation class, Lisa Mann, instructor, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Cindy Jackson, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Cindy Jackson, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Cindy Jackson, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Suzanne Siegel and Kay Brown, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013

Christine Tavolacci, Reimagining the Arroyo, 2013