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SPARC Presents “Coffee Table Books Live” featuring “The Paradise Circus” by JT Burke

Jun 06, 2023

"Coffee Table Books Live," the meet-the-author and book-signing series hosted by the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), features digital artist Jeffrey Thomas Burke and his new, lavishly illustrated book, The Paradise Circus, on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m. at BurkeTriolo Studio in South Pasadena.

In this collection of 170 digital collage works—color images of costume jewelry, trophies, and figurines, paired with quotes and narrative—Burke explores" the spirituality, beauty, grandeur, and myth of Paradise." The book includes introductions by Peter Mays, executive director of the Los Angeles Art Association; and Shana Nys-Dambrot, Los Angeles-based art critic and reviewer. Nys-Dambrot will join Burke in speaking at the event.

BurkeTriolo Studio, co-owned by Burke and his wife, artist Lorraine Triolo, is at 538 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030.

A Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation. The Paradise Circus will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations not required.

Founded as a grassroots effort in 2009, the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that develops educational and public arts programs, creates interactive projects, and collaborates with other organizations in the City of South Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area to foster and produce cultural events featuring the visual, performing, literary, and media arts. SPARC is open to people in all creative fields, art appreciators, art patrons, educators, and any others interested in helping the arts thrive in South Pasadena and neighboring communities. Information: