Artistic Auction

Pasadena Antique Warehouse Announces Summer Auction of American, European Asian Art

Pasadena Antique Warehouse has announced its summer auction, which will take place on June 7, and is calling for American, European and Chinese items that can be sold on consignment. The warehouse’s team of specialists will arrange visits throughout the Pasadena area to meet with collectors, offer complimentary appraisals and accept works of art for upcoming sales.

The warehouse will offer a special lower commission rate of 10 percent for Pasadena residents for their consignment services, with no additional charges. After the auction is complete, consignor settlement checks are processed within 10-days of payment received and include a detailed statement of goods with sale price.

Pasadena Antique Warehouse is located at 1609 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena. Interested parties are invited to email Chris at pasadenaantiquewarehouse@gmail.com, or call (626) 404-2422.

Marching Forward

Tournament of Roses creates the first-ever Rose Parade development office

The Rose Parade has held a special place in the hearts and minds of viewers across the world for 129 years. Current Tournament of Roses Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer David Eads, who oversees the parade, has been working to maintain its historic roots while layering in new entertainment features — an effort that has resulted in the creation of the Rose Parade Development Office.  

Amy Kule has been appointed the office’s chief creative and development officer, building on her prior experience as the group vice president of Macy’s Parade and Entertainment Group. While at Macy’s, she was responsible for some of the highest profile events in the country,  including serving as executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

Last year Kule launched Merry Wonderer, a strategic and creative consulting agency geared towards building immersive activations, marketing and branded entertainment programs working with such clients as FreeMantle Media, FAO Schwarz, Legacy Pictures, and Sharper Image. She will lead the new Rose Parade Development Office and oversee broadcast partnerships, all parade participants, strategic partnerships and advise on the overall entertainment and creative elements of the Rose Parade while also maintaining her role at Merry Wonderer.

Also joining the Rose Parade Development Office is Eric Solomon, the new senior director of strategic partnerships, reporting to Kule. In this role he will lead business development and sponsorship engagement for the Rose Parade. Solomon most recently served as director of strategic partnerships – culinary for WME | IMG where he launched the US expansion of the global Taste Festival platform, known as Tastemaker Collective.

Righteous Ride

800 cyclists set to raise $750,000 for multiple sclerosis research in Bike MS ride Sunday

Hundreds of area cyclists will strive to raise $750,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research on Sunday when the Bike MS fundraising ride is held from 7 a.m. to noon outside the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Both individuals and teams will ride to help combat the unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

For more information on participating or volunteering in the ride, call (855) 372-1331 or write fundraisingsupport@nmss.org. For more information about multiple sclerosis and the National MS Society, visit nationalMSsociety.org or call (800) 344-4867.