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Pasadena Arts Council Announces Art & Ideas 2007 Festival Theme: Skin
Published April 10, 2007

From October 10-31, twenty-three (23) of Pasadena’s arts, science cultural and community organizations will present programs exploring the central theme.

Today the Pasadena Arts Council announced the theme of the 2007 Art & Ideas Festival—Skin. From October 10-31, twenty-three (23) of Pasadena’s arts, science cultural and community organizations will present programs exploring the central theme.

Art & Ideas is a provocative issue-based arts festival, which runs for three weeks every three years throughout the city of Pasadena. This collaborative festival is intended to spark public debate and provide multiple perspectives that are innovative and timely, as well as artistically and intellectually resonant to a diverse audience and a changing world.

Skin/Art & Ideas 2007, is the most ambitious citywide cultural collaboration in Pasadena, featuring an array of performances, exhibitions, films, presentations and public conversations. The festival explores the theme of Skin through visual, performing and literary arts.

Among the many programs around the central theme, Skin, Art & Ideas 2007 Festival will include such arts institutions as Art Center College of Design’s “In the Dermisphere,” which will study skin as camouflage, cultural symbol, and organ, and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music exploring how human skin interacts with musical instruments. The Gamble House will present a lecture entitled “Architecture: The Third Skin,” and Spitzer Science Center will demonstrate how different the world is when viewed by infrared light (all skin types look the same) with an outdoor, interactive display at One Colorado.

For more information on Skin/Art & Ideas 2007, contact the Pasadena Arts Council at (626)793-8171.