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Costumes strongly encouraged! Limited parking available in Community Bank lot.
(Enter at Oakland Ave., between Union St. and Colorado Blvd.)
The Kosmic Krylon Carnival is on the occasion of the 10–year anniversary of Kenny’s Kosmic Krylon Garage, which features his whimsical spray-painted murals that greet the Museum's visitors. Kenny Scharf gained prominence in New York City's East Village in the 1980s for his ambitious, cartoon-like installations and paintings. His practice exists in the realm where pop culture meets science fiction, and his imagery celebrates everything from the Jetsons and the Flintstones to one-eyed creatures, mischievous monsters, and donuts in space.
Arts advocate, consultant, public servant, and former PMCA board member Merry Norris introduced Kenny to the museum in 2004. Merry has dedicated her career to the cultural and civic life of Los Angeles, championing public art awareness and design excellence through her role in numerous major activities, including being instrumental in the founding of the PMCA as well as MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles).
Proceeds from the Carnival benefit the PMCA’s mission to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California.
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Food + Beverage + Media Sponsors
Kenny Scharf paraphernalia—KARBOMBZ!, Objects to Enjoy, lithographs / Kenny Scharf exhibition catalogue from Honor Fraser Gallery / Wine tasting at Everson Royce / Tickets to the Rose Parade, Pasadena Playhouse, LA Phil, Pasadena International Film Festival, MUSE/IQUE / Private tour at The Magic Castle / Overnight stays at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena, dusitD2 constance pasadena / Coffee mugs from the Corita Art Center / Totes, t-shirts, postcards, journals, catalogue raisonné from the Sam Francis Foundation / Ceramic planter from Kat & Roger / Stranger Furniture item / Special merchandise from the PMCA Bookstore—Getting Upper prints, hour glasses, exhibition catalogues / Gift card to Gale's Restaurant / Organic, hand-loomed kitchen towels and lavender satchels from LA-based sisters Mibo / Two-week membership to Pure Barre
Christine Anderson / Larry Ashton / Lisa Battaglia* / Jill Govan Bauman / Bill Bentz / Debra Burchett-Lere / Nancy Baker Cahill / Ed Cella / Susan Chang / Kimberly Davis / Luis De Jesus / Jim Favaro / Honor Fraser / Brenda Galloway* / Anita Garnier / Sergio Gomez / April Greiman / Reed Halladay* / Steve Johnson / Gina Knox* / Penny Lusche* / Lois Madison* / Douglas Moreland / Joey Shimoda / Randy Sommer / Robin Stafford*
When & Where
Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
Located in the heart of Pasadena's Playhouse District, the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) presents exhibitions—historical and contemporary—reflecting the vibrancy and breadth of California art and design.