Welcome to Pasadena Rotary

The Pasadena Rotary Club of Pasadena has amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world.  Explore our Club here, and feel free to visit us during our weekly meetings!

The Industry of Art
For more than 40 years, Kenton Nelson has been self employed, making art. The first 20 years as a Graphic Designer/ Graphic Illustrator, and the second 20 as a Gallery Artist/MosaicistKenton Nelson was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He attended Long Beach State University and Otis Parsons Art Institute, and for the last 40 years has had his art studio in Pasadena, CA. He has been on the faculty of the Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Academy of Art in San Francisco.Nelson traces his interest in painting back to his great uncle, Roberto Montenegro, renowned Mexican muralist and Modernist. The style of Nelson's paintings have their origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the 1930's.Nelson paints a distinctly California regionalism to idealize the ordinary with the intention of engagement, using the iconic symbols and styles of his lifetime in a theatrical style to make leading suggestions, not unlike the advertisements of his youth.Nelson's paintings have been featured four times on the cover of The New Yorker magazine. Recent exhibitions of Nelson's work have been enjoyed from Los Angeles to Stuttgart, Zurich, and Salzburg. His oil paintings of figures, objects, and architecture have, as one critic said, "single handedly resurrected the sun drenched optimism of New Deal American Painting." Introducer: Mic HansenInvocation: Eric DuyshartGuest Introductions: Robert LyonsSong Leader: Cory BrendelAccompanist: Ross Jutsum

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All are welcome to attend our meeting.
We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

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Rotary Club of Pasadena
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite 101 #379
Pasadena CA 91105

Phone: 626-440-0908
Fax: 626-440-9806

Email: office@pasadenarotary.com

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Dan Stover Application

Auditions:Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
The Salvation Army,
960 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA. 91106

Club Competition: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 12:00 pm
University Club of Pasadena
175 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Applications are due by March 1st, 2016

 

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