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  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/1/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/2/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/2/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/3/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/4/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/4/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery CLOSED at 12:30pm

    Starts: 4/6/2018 12:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/6/2018 5:30:00 PM

    The Gallery will be closed at 12:30pm for a private event
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Embellishing Paper Lanterns with Huong Nguyen

    Starts: 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/7/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday 4/7, 11am - 1pm
    Cost: $10
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

    Embellish premade 10" paper lanterns with handmade paper flowers and other motifs. Practice arranging torn and cut paper to create patterns that will be thrown into relief when the lantern is lit. Leave with a decorative, ready to hang paper lantern!
  • Creating Sculptural Books with Debra Disman

    Starts: 4/7/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/7/2018 4:30:00 PM

    Saturday 4/7, 3-4:30pm
    Cost: $10
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239.

    Create a book that stands on its own as a piece of sculpture, and pushes the very idea of ?the book? into new territory. Using new, found, natural and recycled materials you will put together a book that can be cut, built onto, stitched, textured, painted, covered and otherwise transformed into your private universe!
  • Envelope Book with Debra Disman

    Starts: 4/7/2018 4:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/7/2018 6:30:00 PM

    Saturday 4/7, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Cost: $5
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239.

    Use folding and sewing methods to create a book that can be sent in the mail! Write a note to a stranger and add it to the Big Beach Book onsite, or take home to write your next letter. You can create accordion folded pages that pop out to surprise the recipient, or sew in signature pages that can be turned.
  • Art @ Tongva: Among Us

    Starts: 4/7/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/7/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Among Us is an audio-theater experience where you and the city take the stage. Go from the bustle of the Santa Monica Pier to the green surroundings of Tongva Park while listening to meditative prompts that reveal what may lie beneath the surface of daily life. Check the ticket page for more information.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/8/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 4/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/8/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Sunday 4/8, 12-1:30pm
    Cost: $10; register at the link above or call 310.458.2239.

    This body based practice utilizes an investigative process that draws upon meditation, visualization, and movement improvisation. In the class we nurture the expansion of our expressive capacities as we move our bodies encountering each other and sharing playfully with cooperation. This is deep work. We welcome all curious participants who are interested in exploring expressive movement as a mindful ritual and healing art process. In times such as these, let us explore our potential through embodied practice in an ongoing process of self-discovery.
  • Poetry Loves Art with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 4/8/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/8/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Two Sundays a month, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6 & 5/20, 1:30-3:30pm
    Series cost: $90.00, drop-in $20. Drop-ins can come directly to their class of choice to register onsite.

    Following last fall?s popular poetry workshop inspired by music, Dinah Berland invites poets at all levels to experience the pleasures of ?ekphrastic? poetry?the practice of writing poems in response to visual art. Participants in this workshop will read and discuss the work of master poets, look at art in a range of media and styles, and generate new poems within a supportive community of writers. Six-session commitment required.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/9/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Art @ Tongva: Among Us

    Starts: 4/9/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/9/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Among Us is an audio-theater experience where you and the city take the stage. Go from the bustle of the Santa Monica Pier to the green surroundings of Tongva Park while listening to meditative prompts that reveal what may lie beneath the surface of daily life. Check the ticket page for more information.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/11/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/11/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/12/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/13/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/13/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/14/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Monthly Craft Lounge featuring Sewing Rebellion

    Starts: 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/14/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Bring your art or craft projects in progress and work in company with your neighbors! We have shared supplies for beading, knitting, crochet, sewing, collage, drawing materials and equipment, and plenty of tables for you to spread your work on. In addition, members of Frau Fiber's Sewing Rebellion will be on hand to help you learn sewing basics - if you have a machine bring it for a tutorial, otherwise shared machines are available.
  • Open Art Crits, hosted by Claudia Borgna & Sara Daleiden

    Starts: 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/14/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Artists: are you looking to get out of the studio, out of your head, to share your practice and get feedback from diverse perspectives? Join a healthy conversation with alumni from Otis College of Art & Design. Stop by to see others? work and share constructive feedback. Camera Obscura Open Art Crits are open to visual artists and serious art lovers who are looking for an enriching exchange of ideas. How it works: Two 45 minute spots are available for sign up ahead of time, plus each session includes one drop-in 15 minute spot. To sign up for the long spots, email Claudia at claudia.b@hotmail.co.uk. Bring an artwork you made and some specific questions to present to the group.The process: We will be engaging in an analysis of the artwork?s techniques and narratives, subjects and objects, symbols and concepts, and processes and execution while looking, asking, studying, reflecting, and sharing. We will value artwork through observation and acknowledgement of the work?s personal impact as well as the potential it carries in relation to contemporary realities. This will be in the form of an organic group discussion where every artwork is precious, every opinion valuable, and each voice heard and appreciated. All participants: be prepared to contribute by creating a supporting, caring, respectful, and safe environment where we explore our liveliness and creativity, being mindful of time constraints and each other. This class is presented in conjunction with Trade School (http://tradeschool.coop/losangeles) an alternative, self-organized school that runs on the gift economy. Classes are offered at various sites throughout Los Angeles and teachers work in exchange for receiving simple items on their wish list from participants. Camera Obscura Art Crit is led by Claudia Borgna, and she requests that participants bring one of these items in exchange for taking the class: a plant, preferably rescued bike-carryable; any garden produce that you might have; home/hand made soap; extra virgin olive oil; oregano essential oil.
  • Otis Kite Festival Plein Air Session with Mike Cedeno

    Starts: 4/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/14/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 4/14 11am-2pm
    Cost: Free!

    Join Otis College of Art & Design instructor Mike Cedeno in this lightly guided session of plein air drawing out on the Camera Obscura?s north lawn. This three-hour event is hosted by Otis College Extension and offered in conjunction with Otis? annual Kite Festival - extra points for capturing one of the kites in your artwork! Sun protection is recommended; no experience necessary and drawing materials provided.

    More info about the Kite Festival here: https://www.otis.edu/calendar/kite-festival
  • Debra Disman & Huong Nguyen: New Works

    Starts: 4/14/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/14/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Saturday 4/14, 3 - 7pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

    Stop by the joint exhibition of studio residents Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen, showing new works in fabric and paper. Debra will be disassembling and recycling her Big Beach Book project toward the end of the exhibit; join in to take components home. Light refreshments.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/15/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/18/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/19/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/20/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/21/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Jam out on the Big Beach Book with Debra Disman

    Starts: 4/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/21/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Saturday 4/21, 12 - 3pm
    Cost: FREE!
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

    Join bookmaker Debra Disman and embellish the 'Big Beach Book,' a people-sized book structure she developed with the community during the course of her recent Residency. Use paint pens, maps, repurposed book pages, collage materials and more, and add your special signature to this community driven project, inspired by the Camera, Palisades Park, the Santa Monica Beach and mountains, and of course, the blue Pacific! All are welcome.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/22/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Poetry Loves Art with Dinah Berland

    Starts: 4/22/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/22/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Two Sundays a month, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6 & 5/20, 1:30-3:30pm
    Series cost: $90.00, drop-in $20. Drop-ins can come directly to their class of choice to register onsite.

    Following last fall?s popular poetry workshop inspired by music, Dinah Berland invites poets at all levels to experience the pleasures of ?ekphrastic? poetry?the practice of writing poems in response to visual art. Participants in this workshop will read and discuss the work of master poets, look at art in a range of media and styles, and generate new poems within a supportive community of writers. Six-session commitment required.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/23/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/24/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/24/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Red Hen Press Reading with Sarah Manguso and others

    Starts: 4/24/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/24/2018 8:00:00 PM

    Readers: Chelsey Clammer, Sarah Manguso, Sebastian Matthews, Ellen Rachlin; music by Joanna Wallfisch.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/25/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/25/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Art @ Tongva: Dance Commission

    Starts: 4/25/2018 7:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/25/2018 9:30:00 PM

    An evening of newly choreographed dance work created especially for the the park by a local choreographer.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/26/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Arbor Day 2018

    Starts: 4/26/2018 3:30:00 PM
    Ends: 4/26/2018 5:30:00 PM

    Arbor Day 2018
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/27/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/27/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 4/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/28/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 4/28 11am-1pm
    Cost: Free!

    Sit down with Camera Obscura Studio Artist in Residence Kate Ingold and make collages that combine words with image(s) to create a third work that is greater than the sum of its parts. Challenge yourself with an intellectual and visual puzzle that utilizes chance and juxtaposition! Participants will make collages out of magazines, newspapers, and other 2D sources, then learn techniques for helpful critique of each other?s work.
  • Gallery CLOSED at 2pm

    Starts: 4/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 4/28/2018 7:00:00 PM

    The Gallery will be closed at 2pm for a private event
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/29/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 4/30/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 4/30/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
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To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.