A crocodile ottoman, a giant pork rind, and a room filled with numbered feathers falling from the sky are just a few of the modern art pieces displayed at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena.
Rainbow In The Sky
Usually when I go to an art exhibit, this is what goes on in my head:
So when my friend Laura who is in art school right now decided to teach me a thing or two about art appreciation, I was so thankful. The biggest tip she had was to ask a lot of questions and see things from the artist's perspective. For example, "Why is there just the skeleton of a canoe hanging from the wall and not a fully made one?" "Why is this a red candle and not an orange one?" or "Was this humongous tapestry made by hand or a machine?". It's the details that make a world of difference.
The Armory Center is free, and it also features installations around Pasadena. We caught the last day of the Rainbow In The Sky exhibit a few blocks down. This museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Pasadena. They also offer adult and children classes in various arts including photography, ceramics and print making.