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Hahamongna

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Hahamongna_study
Study for Hahamongna, Los Angeles Studio, 2009 Acrylic on Wall 9' X 12'
Hahamongna

145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
January 16th, 2010 - March 21st, 2010
Opening: January 16th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.armoryarts.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
EMAIL:  
information@armoryarts.org
PHONE:  
626.792.5101
OPEN HOURS:  
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Armory Center for the Arts, City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Quinton Bemiller’s site-specific mural Hahamongna occupies both walls of the Main Stairway and includes a painted muslin sheet draped overhead. This painted environment interprets the natural environment of Hahamongna Watershed Park, a natural area of the Upper Arroyo Seco linking urban Pasadena with Angeles National Forest. The name Hahamongna honors a group of Tongva Indians who once inhabited the area. Bemiller’s painting is composed of meandering horizontal lines of varying thickness that allude to streams, wind, and pathways. Thicker, wobbly vertical bands suggest oak trees. The colors of the painting reference direct observation of the Hahamongna area, including the specific colors of plants, trees, rocks, streams, and sky. This exhibition is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts and Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.