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  • Art created by members of the Caltech community will soon go on display in venues around Pasadena.
    Art created by members of the Caltech community will soon go on display in venues around Pasadena.
    Credit: Mike Wong
07/14/2017 11:11:32

Caltech Artists' Works Go on Display in Pasadena

The event marks the first of several off-campus displays of Caltech art

Artworks created by members of the Caltech community will go on display Friday, July 21, at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena to accompany a summer chamber music concert celebrating the nation's immigrants.

Fifteen pieces of art, selected from the 75 pieces displayed in Chandler Café as part of this year's Caltech Art Competition, will be featured on stage during the concert—and in the lobby before and after the performance. They will be displayed for limited periods of time over the weekend before returning to Chandler on July 24.

The artworks—large pieces that include photographs, paintings, and a collage—were created by a diverse group of students, staff, and faculty from countries across the world and echo the theme of the concert, which focuses on inclusiveness and the nation's immigrant community.

The concert highlights European immigrants coming through Ellis Island in the early 1900s and will include performances of chamber music those immigrants would have heard on both sides of their journey, including pieces by Johannes Brahms and American immigrants George Gershwin, Curt Weill, and Irving Berlin.

The event marks the first of several off-campus displays of Caltech art that are being coordinated by the Graduate Student Council's Arts Committee and Caltech Dining, with the aim of building additional support on campus for the arts and better integrating Caltech into the local Pasadena community.

The free concert (donations will be accepted) will take place at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance; the exhibit will be on view Friday, July 21 from 7–7:30 p.m. and 9–9:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 22 from 6:15–6:45 p.m.; and Sunday, July 23 from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.