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Pasadena In Focus Jul-Aug 2013

“Seabiscuit” Artwork Displayed

seabiscuitSpecial “Seabiscuit” themed artwork created by adults with disabilities who are enrolled in Pasadena’s Adaptive Recreation Art Program will be on display through Sept. 7, 2013 at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. A booklet on the Seabiscuit art is available for a $20.00 donation while supplies last.

“Seabiscuit” is the theme selected by program participants for their artwork. The life story of Seabiscuit—one of the most famous and successful Thoroughbred racehorses in U.S. History—and his primary jockey, Red Pollard, is one laced with disabilities and injuries that both horse and rider had to overcome during their careers. Seabiscuit also frequently raced at nearby Santa Anita Racetrack in the 1930s and a bronze statue honoring “The Biscuit” –America’s Racehorse—has been on display there since 1941.

Pasadena’s Adaptive Recreation Art Program provides weekly art sessions for artists with disabilities who live in the Pasadena and Altadena areas. For more information about the program, contact Jackie Scott, Adaptive Recreation Specialist, at (626) 744-7257 or by email to jackiescott@cityofpasadena.net.