Pasadena Museum of California Art, Red Hen Press Collaborate to Commemorate Museum's 15th Year

Published : Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:57 PM

On June 2, 2017 Red Hen Press will join PMCA in celebration of the museum’s fifteenth anniversary. This free, all-ages event will welcome the community to explore the museum, participate in arts and crafts, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The evening will conclude with a reading by Red Hen authors William Archila, Douglas Manuel and Lisa C. Krueger, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

William Archila is the author of The Gravedigger’s Archaeology winner of the 2015 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Art of Exile, winner of the 2010 International Latino Book Award.

Lisa C. Krueger is the author of four books of poetry, Rebloom, animals the size of dreams, Talisman, and her latest collection Run Away to the Yard, all from Red Hen Press. She maintains a private therapy practice in Pasadena focused on women’s issues, health psychology, writing therapy, and the role of creativity in wellness.

Douglas Manuel is the author of Testify, a brave, brilliant debut about the African-American experience in the American Midwest. A contemplation of race, masculinity, religion, and class, Testify, in a very personal way, confronts some of the most critical issues in today's society.

Red Hen Press, one of the few literary presses in the Los Angeles area, was founded in 1994 by Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull with the intention of keeping creative literature alive. Red Hen Press is committed to publishing work of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in local schools.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art was founded to honor the rich and eclectic artistic and cultural history of California.The PMCA presents the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California. With a mission that encompasses both historical and contemporary art, the Museum celebrates in equal measure the plein-air painters inspired by the region’s mountains and deserts—as well as today’s artists who use the PMCA’s building as canvas. The museum is located at 490 E Union St, Pasadena.







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