Interwoven Stories: Lessons from a "Quilted" Mural & Artists in Community Residence

  • Friday, October 6, 2023
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, San Diego Ballroom


Myisha Arellano, Artist, Armory Center for the Arts
Michelle Glass, Artist, Armory Center for the Arts
Marco Loera, Director of Art & Technology, National Day Labour Organizing Network


Leslie Ito, Executive Director, Armory Center for the Arts


  • Community Engagement

Learning Format: Active Learning

Artists Myisha Arellano and Michelle Glass will share the community engagement process of Interwoven Stories, a "quilted" mural created in collaboration with over 200 Pasadena-area community members over the past year. The 150-square-foot mural was created during public workshops in partnership with Armory Center for the Arts, NAACP Pasadena, Pasadena Community Job Center, Day One, Rose City High School, Community Arms, and the Hastings Branch Library. This project was initiated as part of the Artist at Work national program modeled after the WPA.