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Skywriting Art in Pasadena Launches Armory into 20th Year

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Last Saturday, artist Bruce Nauman took the skies above Pasadena to make an environmental statement, of sorts. "Leave the Land Alone," a skywriting plane wrote. The piece, viewed from the city and surrounding San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods, launched the Armory Center for the Arts into their 20th Anniversary celebration.

The exhibition, Installations Inside/Out, opens tomorrow and commissions 20 contemporary artists, all having previously created art for the nonprofit, to make new site-specific works and installations both inside the Armory and at sites throughout Pasadena. The show runs through December 31st, but some works are performance based such as Jane Mulfinger's Autonomy is No Longer Possible or Interesting located at Raymond Ave. and Colorado Blvd. tomorrow evening.

The Armory supports contemporary Southern California artists as well as bringing art to the public in outdoor, nontraditional locations. A full list of events for the show can be found here (.pdf).