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Sunday, May 4

Myron Kaufman: That's Life . . .

Offramp Gallery

1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

1:00pm to 5:00pm

May 4 - June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 4, 2-5pm
Regular Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-5pm or by appointment

Myron Kaufman

Myron Kaufman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. He attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan as a music student, focusing on the clarinet and saxophone. An impetuous youth, he dropped out of high school to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as an apprentice electrician. A year later, he enlisted in the Navy, not, as he puts it, out of any patriotic impulse, but because he liked the uniforms.

After two years of service during World War II, he went back to school under the G.I. Bill and studied to become an electrical engineer, his primary occupation for most of his adult life. He developed naval simulators for the Naval Training Devices Center in Sands Pt., NY. He later founded and was President of a company which made equipment for analyzing data in real time. In the final years of his career he was a consultant in the laser industry. He holds four US patents in his name.

A self-described Sunday painter, Myron pursued his love of art while making a living and raising a family by taking life drawing and painting classes at the Brooklyn Museum, the West Hartford, CT Art League, the Art Students League in Manhattan and privately with painter Quinton Bemiller of Claremont, CA. He moved to California in 2007 to be near his family and has worked full time as an artist ever since. He had his first solo exhibition at Project 210 Gallery in Pasadena in February 2009 at the age of 82 and his second, Still Perplexed, at Offramp Gallery in 2010.

Witty narrative, a preternaturally bright palette and an intuitive sense of composition are the hallmarks of Myron’s work. Nothing is sacred as he tackles subjects as far ranging as Wall Street, religion, Dick Cheney, Little Orphan Annie, aging, nudity, and sexuality. Drawn initially to the bright colors and free-flowing creativity of these paintings, one’s attention is ultimately held by the narrative. Simultaneously evoking humor, emotional discomfort, and a desire to know more, one feels privileged to peek into the wonderfully strange psyche of Myron Kaufman.

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Skip Snow's Pity Party

Offramp Gallery

1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Skip Snow's Pity Party
May 4 - June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 4, 2-5pm
Regular Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-5pm or by appointment

Skip Snow

Skip Snow, a participant of the East Village Art movement from 1989 to 1994, has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions including MOMA’s PS 1, The Aldridge Museum, The Patterson Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Armory, The New Math Gallery, Club 57, The Sharpe Gallery, The Alexander Wood Gallery, and Fashion Moda. He suspended his public participation in the art world from 1990 until 2013.

In 2013 Skip did Project Art Exchange with collaborators Todd Gray and Frau Kolb. During this project he did gorilla art works at places like Blum & Poe and LACMA, and was invited to participate in events such as LA Road Concerts, and the Blackstone Gallery.

Skip Snow received his undergraduate education at NYU’s Experimental Theatre wing, and was a studio assistant to many notable artists. He worked as a performer and technician with Sky Saver Productions and The Wooster Group.

Skip Snow's Pity Party at Offramp Gallery marks Snow’s first one person project since 1990.

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Thursday, May 8

Friday, May 9

Saturday, May 10

Union Station Homeless Services’ Annual Soirée

Langham Huntington

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 91106

5:30pm

A Place to Call Home: Annual Benefit Soirée for Union Station Homeless

Services, with Academy Award and Grammy nominated actor and

musician John C. Reilly as emcee (Magnolia, Chicago and Gangs of

New York, John Reilly & Friends).

A Place to Call Home is a benefit dinner for Union Station Homeless

Services honoring community members Russell Ferrante & Gerry

Puhara and Sid & Betsey Tyler for their dedication to ending

homelessness in the Pasadena community. Tickets cost $250.

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