Pasadena City College Foundation Hometown Legends Series – Sigrid Burton

Sigrid Burton Hometown Legend Series

Paint Everywhere – a conversation with artist

reception & presentation 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Armory Center for the Arts
145 No. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena , CA 91103

The Pasadena City College Foundation has created the Hometown Legend Series to celebrate local trailblazers: our alumni, distinguished citizens, artists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. We wish to showcase their unique accomplishments and provide inspiration for our students and the community at large.

host commitee
Catherine Arias & Bert Vorhees
Bobbi Abram
Olin & Ann Barrett
Tom & Jennifer Baxter
Annaly Bennett 
Suzanne Bravender
Max Brennan
Susan Caldwell 
Erica Clark
Alice Coulombe
Nancy Davis
Joseph Futtner 
Bill & Brenda Galloway
Betsy Greenberg
Bill Hawkins & Jill Barnes
Karen Hillenburg
Carole Ann Klonarides
Gale Kohl 
Stan Kong 
Nancy Lan
John Mulchaey 
Mei Lee Ney
Katherine Offenhauser 
Gloria Pitzer
Leslie Prussia 
George & Gretel Stephens 
Takako Suzuki
Philip Swan Jr.
Caroline Tufenkian
Jim Watterson

Sigrid Burton grew up in Pasadena and from childhood through her graduation from Westridge School has made and looked at art. She is known for her use of color in paintings and mixed media works on paper. Since the mid-1970s, Sigrid’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are in numerous public and corporate collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After graduating from Bennington College in 1973, Sigrid moved to New York to work as a studio assistant to Helen Frankenthaler and Jules Olitski. Travel has always informed her work, and in 1985 Sigrid received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center fellowship in Italy. A 1990 trip to India fueled an interest in Indian art forms and aesthetic theory; in 1994, she received an Indo-American Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship. Sigrid has been a visiting artist at The Delhi College of Art, UC Santa Barbara, University of Arkansas, and Virginia Tech. In 2013, Sigrid returned to Pasadena with her husband, Max Brennan, and their dog, Jasper. Her upcoming exhibitions include a one-person show in early 2020 at Tufenkian Fine Arts in Glendale and Out of the Blue at LAX. During our presentation Sigrid will be interviewed by Dr. Joseph Futtner, who is the Dean of Visual Arts and Media Studies at Pasadena City College.

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