Upcoming Events



Returning to the Source

A Photography Exhibition by Florence and Anthony Rodale

October 26, 2015 - February 20, 2016

Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm

Shumei Hall Gallery (MAP)

Free Admission

“Returning to the Source" has two meanings:
The first one refers to returning to nature, the source of our food and all life.
The second meaning has to do with returning to Spirit (or God, Eternity, the Creator, Consciousness, etc.), the source of all things.

The idea is that we came from Source and eventually must return to Source, but hopefully in a more conscious way. This could also be rephrased as “Returning to Unity,” the idea being that we have lost the sense of unity with all things and must somehow regain it to find true happiness and harmony. This is the essence of spirituality. We feel the beauty of this ambiguous theme is that it gives us much to think about. Sometimes mysterious things capture our attention better than more obvious things.






Children's Concerts performed by Eugene Friesen

The Shumei Arts Council would like to dedicate one of these concerts to Bill Bogaard, the former Mayor of the City of Pasadena who just retired this year, as our token of appreciation to him on November 18, 2015.

Friesen's touching blend of humor and pathos in this performance piece speaks directly to that part of all of us that is forever young. His use of masks, mime, characterization, and music brilliantly reveals the passion that is behind a life dedication to the discipline of music; a passion that is at the heart of all creative expression.

November 18 (Wed.) & 19 (Thu.)

12:00 pm - 1:oo pm

Shumei Hall (MAP)

For reservations please call 626 584 8841

This concert is supported in part with funds received from the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation and the Pasadena Arts League.

Pasadena Arts League


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