4:30 PM16:30

Succulent Diffuser Work shop

Included in the event are all supplies and materials for you to create the super cute succulent diffuser planting you have always wanted. Keep it for yourself, or gift it to that special someone. You will also be blending your very own succulent diffuser drops for this compact, natural diffuser.

Cost for class is $10 and includes all materials.

Space is limited! Register online at:


Food and beverage is available for purchase from Pari Passu during event.

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4:30 PM16:30

Clarrisa Castillo Ramsey


Altadena based abstract artist Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey has been painting since the 1970’s. Declared artist at age 5. She is primarily a self-taught artist. She has studied under wonderful Southern California artists such as Fusionartist Rassouli, watercolorists Joseph Stoddard and the

late Tom Fong.

Inspiration for her artwork comes from nature, travels, emotion, and the human condition. Her mission in life is to inspire people to create new possibilities in their lives and take action, so that together we can create a community and world where we all thrive and live

our best lives.

Clarissa’s process: “I start with a blank canvas, no planning, just feeling, and something unexpected emerges. It’s interesting to see what unfolds and what mind and spirit creates.” She chooses colors she’s drawn to at the time of sitting, letting the imagery reveal itself. She prefers using acrylic and watercolor. Occasionally she will incorporate paper and use other mediums to create texture in her paintings. She enjoys creating pieces that the viewer will want to touch. Clarissa wishes to bring beauty and serenity in the collector’s home, work space, or wherever they choose to hang her work.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Altadena, California. She is a wife, sister, Taurus, and coffee addict. She enjoys traveling, especially to Costa Rica,

where she got married - pura vida!

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Brad Haugaard " The Artist"

About Brad

I started painting because I didn't want to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

It happened like this...

A coworker was getting together a group of people to go skydiving. Would I like to join them?

Uh, no thanks.

But it got me thinking. I was getting in a bit of a rut. I really should try something different.

So instead of going up, I went down; I took a scuba diving class. I was fine under water but got sick to my stomach on coming up.

So, what could I do that was different? Hmmm...

Painting! I hadn't done anything artistic since finger-painting in second grade, but I took a class at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre and fell in love with it.

I like the interplay of light and shadow, with a bit of mystery when I can manage it.

I hope you like my work.

Brad Haugaard

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3:00 PM15:00

Group discussion; Topic: Artificial Intelligence

In the next 5 to 15 years Artificial Intelligence will emerge as a disruptive force to many areas of our lives. Let’s meet up to discuss the likely emergence of AI, it’s impact and the issues surrounding its evolution.

Pari Passu Passe Pontificators

Pari Passu welcomes you to this discussion on Artificial Intelligence. This is the first discussion in a 5 part series on this topic. The first question we are addressing is….

How do we reconcile the human drive to create efficiencies with the inevitable outcome of irrelevance?

• What is the core source of human’s proclivity to create efficiencies?

• Does the creation of AI mark our greatest creation in our desire to create efficiencies?

• Is the creation of AI beings the anthropomorphic expression of our acknowledged limitations?

• Is this an expression of the ego, or the culmination of a survival mechanism to create

efficiencies? Are they connected? How?

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5:30 PM17:30

Christine Geltz ( Trains )

C.R. Geltz is a self-taught artist with an equally strong right- and left-brain capability who starts with a passion for color and technology and emboldens them in each scene. The daughter of an industrial engineer, she built a career in promoting energy efficiency technology and along the way started painting for leisure. Her railroad engineer boyfriend (who has worked for both British Rail and BNSF) introduced her to railroading four years ago and it became a new calling. She also serves as the president of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts in Monrovia, CA.

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12:30 PM12:30

Dominic Black

About the Work…

The imperfect lines of the natural world and the similar negative spaces they create in water, rock and asphalt are the subject of this series of paintings.

The stresses of moving landmasses, and attempts to hold them together;

the earth’s crust breaking apart above pulsating lava;

foam salt sheets moving in bodies on the water’s surface;

these phenomena inform my work and become design elements in paintings which do not attempt to replicate nature, but rather to appreciate the common patterns and effects of gravity on this planet.

E. Dominic Black is a professional artist and art teacher with a B.A. in Art and a Master’s Degree in Education. He is the Visual & Performing Arts department chair and the painting and drawing instructor at San Dimas High School, where he has taught basic, advanced and AP Studio art for over eighteen years. On weekends, he teaches location sketching in watercolor through the Community Education Program in Monrovia. Dominic has also taught 2D design at the Career and Technical Education Center in Pomona, where he created an advanced level painting program, Reed Fine Arts, and "Palates & Palettes," food, wine and painting events at the Millard Sheets Art Center. He is a professional muralist, and he has created over ten murals for the city of San Dimas. Mr. Black has led art study trips through abroad every summer for the last eight years, and is currently preparing for his next trip with students abroad to Belize in April 2019.

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5:00 PM17:00

Aron Kearney

I’m a photographer based in Southern California. When I’m not shooting portraits, I’m out finding new places and subjects to photograph and turn into fine art pieces. I am motivated by creativity and strive to make every surrounding, situation and subject a unique piece of art. While some create art on a canvas, others using pencil and paper, or with clay or wood, I see art in the world and use my camera to capture special moment. I experience a peacefulness when capturing the earth’s beauty and wonder through my lens. I believe I have an amazing opportunity to explore and share places that harvest a sense of tranquility that will bring you closer to the God who created it all.


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4:00 PM16:00

Charlotte Sveen - Freezing moments in time

I love photography! The ability to freeze a moment in time, capture the unusual, or provoke a feeling in the viewer. Something to give one pause when they view it. I like the way photos can tell a story, inviting us to be in the moment.

I’m a member of the Redlands Camera Club in Redlands, CA and have won several awards in their competitions. I am a past member of the Redlands Art Association and present member of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts.

In 2016 I was published in Nevada magazine as a Publisher’s Pick in their annual photo contest.

I hope you enjoy my work.

A portion of my sales of the Mustang photos benefits the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund in Reno, NV.

Charlotte A. Sveen

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4:00 PM16:00

Roy Chang - Beauty can be everywhere

Beauty can be everywhere. 

My joy, inspiration and goal is to share these portals into beauty through photograph.

Past, present and future flowing as one.


Roy was born in South Korea and his family immigrated to the United States in the early 70's. He "grew up" in the Arlington Heights district of Los Angeles and in subsequent years moved on to Temple City, San Luis Obispo, Arcadia, Pasadena and has settled in Monrovia, for now. Roy's inspiration comes from the words of Joseph Campbell, "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."

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4:00 PM16:00

Eric Watkins - Illustrator

Eric, an artist for the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts, has displayed his work of pencil renderings at local art shows throughout the community. Inspired by God, he’s passionate about his work, which brings him joy that others can be amazed and inspired by what he does.

With these images he sets before you, he wants you to see how simple the process of formulating, shading and texturing with just the use of a pencil, can capture and bring an image to life.

Just recently, he decided to add color using colored pencils, pen and ink, creating a dimensional effect to his work.

As quoted by Horace “a picture is a poem without words.” Nothing more needs to be said. 

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6:30 AM06:30

Artist, Anko Chang presents "Second Nature"

As an active artist in L.A. and Taiwan, Anko wants to remix Chinese and Western art through concepts or materials.



Paint has never left Chang's fingers since the age of 4. It stayed to help her communicate what she wants others to see. Chang's artworks often represent her journey to self-discovery as a Taiwanese with an exclusively Western education. Despite growing up in the countryside of Taiwan, Chang studied in an American School located in Kaohsiung, and then UCLA (where both schools use Western curriculum). Unable to fit into true “Chinese” traditions, she lived in a constant state of contradiction.


Using 3 years to graduate UCLA, Chang was on a mission to start her life as an artist as soon as she can. As an active artist in Los Angeles and Taiwan, she discovered her lack of artistic education and influences by the Eastern hemisphere. Therefore, she became interested in cross-breeding and remixing Chinese tradition into Western art through Eastern concepts or materials. For example, in her work After the Storm, feng shui and Chinese ink painting style is remixed with western painting media and the style of Impressionism.


Furthermore, inspired by her surroundings, she expanded into social or political entities that delves into the ties between genders and taboos.

Chang wants to change vulgar concepts into something beautiful, because Art Changes the World.


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