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Friday, September 30

Batchelder: Tilemaker

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103


Batchelder: Tilemaker is the first local retrospective dedicated solely to the life and work of the influential artist and educator Ernest A. Batchelder. Batchelder was an author, designer, educator, artist, and tilemaker who settled in Pasadena in the early 20th century. The breadth of Batchelders design aesthetic and range of his shop production will be on display, with tiles from the earliest days in Pasadena, through the final production of his large factory in Los Angeles (1910 - 1930) and his pottery business, founded in 1936. Highlights include a full-scale fireplace, large scenic landscape and medieval tiles, and original tile molds and design drawings. Special features include never-before exhibited items from the tilemakers family, including the custom family medallion Sign of the Green Rabbit; recreation of a Batchelder showroom, with examples of a miniature salesman sample fountain and fireplace; and a 3-D immersive tour experience of both the 1909 Batchelder bungalow in Pasadena and Los Angeles Dutch Chocolate Shop, one of Batchelders earliest large commissions (1914). The 3D models are made possible by Matterport, a company specializing in fully-immersive media that allows users to easily create, modify, navigate and build on digital representations of real places. Another exclusive video installation, by Skycraft Studios , includes interviews with leading scholars and a segment with journalist Patt Morrison speaking with Dr. Winter.

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Saturday, October 1


Pasadena Convention Center

300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101


Chocolate lovers, en garde! The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate event in Southern California returns with the 10th Annual LA CHOCOLATE SALON.
Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, LA CHOCOLATE SALON participants include Amano Artisan Chocolates, Valenza Chocolatier, Zenbunni, Mignon Chocolate, Copper Cauldron Candy Co., David Bacco Chocolatier, Truffles n Toffee, CACOCO, Kindred Cooks, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Food Market Gypsy, Alquimia Organic Tequila, PRP Wine International, Gourmet Blends, Farm Fresh to You, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary, New Orleans Bill, Meshaz Natural Perfumes, Aether Arts Perfume, DSH Perfumes, and more.

Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, etc.).

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Sunday, October 2