Art Center College of Design and Jones Coffee Roasters Kick Off Collaboration with Art Exhibition Opening June 11

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Art Center College of Design students explore the intersection of identity and social connection in Community, an art exhibition debuting more than 25 new works opening on June 11, 2013 in Pasadena. Marking the first in a series of events to be held at Jones Coffee Roasters in partnership with Art Center College of Design, Community will be aesthetic musings and a platform for discussion to examine individuality and group identity in everyday life.

“The phrase Community came to embody a unique way of approaching interpersonal dynamics and creativity. We took great care to craft an exhibition that would be an impactful and surprising in-person experience."

Art Center College of Design students explore the intersection of identity and social connection in Community, an art exhibition debuting more than 25 new works opening on June 11, 2013 in Pasadena. Marking the first in a series of events to be held at Jones Coffee Roasters in partnership with Art Center College of Design, Community will be aesthetic musings and a platform for discussion to examine individuality and group identity in everyday life.

“We’re thrilled to be kicking off our Art Center collaboration with Community,” said Chuck Jones, owner of Jones Coffee Roasters. “Like Art Center, we value public discussion around important issues, and it’s an honor to serve as the forum for such reflection and dialogue.”

Participating artists include Dylan Bocanegra, Kristina Halcromb, Luis Angel Sanchez, Brenda Chi, Jessica Portillo, Vladimir Almonnord, Valerie Pobjoy, Leonardo Santamaria, Jessica Zhang, Tyler Bennet, Simon Estrada, Taleen Keldjian, Rachel Moore, Sarang Byrne, TK Kuk, Antoinette Adams and Ana Maria Pino. Community will feature works produced from a variety of art mediums including illustrations, paintings, digital photography, silkscreen and mixed media.

“The phrase Community came to embody a unique way of approaching interpersonal dynamics and creativity,” said Simon Estrada, illustrator and curator of the show. “We took great care to craft an exhibition that would be an impactful and surprising in-person experience.”

Community will be on exhibit at Jones Coffee Roasters located at 693 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. The show will open Tuesday, June 11 and will run through August 1. The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:    Community Art Exhibition
WHERE: Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
WHEN:    Opening Reception Tuesday, June 11, 5 – 8 p.m. (Exhibit to run through August 1)

For more information on Community or upcoming art exhibitions and events, please visit http://www.jonescoffee.com.

About Jones Coffee Roasters

As roasters, growers and importers of premium specialty coffees, Jones Coffee Roasters has been sharing a passion for fine beans with consumers, retailers and wholesalers in the Pasadena area and beyond since 1994. Beans are carefully selected from around the world based on quality as well as sustainable farming methods. Jones Coffee Roasters’ flagship beans come from a family-owned farm in Guatemala, Finca Dos Marias. First cultivated in the early 1800s, the farm thrives today in the hands of the fifth generation of the Asturias-Maldonado family. The finca’s high-quality growing process goes hand-in-hand with an unsurpassed commitment to its workers and an uncompromising sensitivity to the environment,

About Art Center College of Design

Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, Calif., Art Center College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and six graduate degrees in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, as well as public programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for its ties to industry, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status, providing opportunities for students to create design-based solutions for humanitarian and nonprofit agencies around the world. During the College’s 80-year history, Art Center’s alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

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