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  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/1/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/2/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/2/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Fire Station 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Starts: 6/2/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/2/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Join us at the Fire Station 1 groundbreaking on Saturday, June 2. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. at the current fire station, 1444 7th St., where there will be arts and crafts for kids. At 10:45 a.m., community members will walk a short distance from the current station to the new site of Fire Station 1, 1337 7th St., where starting at 11 a.m. the public can hear from City officials about the future Fire Station 1, enjoy food, learn sidewalk CPR, and jam to music played by a deejay. All ages are welcome. Click the link to register.
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/2/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/2 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 OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/3/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Straw Sun Hats with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 6/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/3/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Sundays, 6/3 & 6/10 11am-2pm
    Cost: $50 + $30 cash material fee

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $30 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR. Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this two-part class, where you will create a finished straw sun hat. Students will use hat blocks to shape their pieces. Ribbon, feathers and a variety of other trims will be on hand to complete the look. Whether you choose a floppy wide brim, fedora or cloche?hats are a practical accessory for summer!
  • Critical Surf Studies

    Starts: 6/3/2018 3:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/3/2018 4:30:00 PM

    Surfing culture not only comprises the fun and athletic quintessentially Californian beach activity of the affluent coast, but current and historical experiences of people of color, indigenous peoples, female surfers, and issues of access and socioeconomics around the coasts of the world.

    As an adjunct to the sixth annual Nick Gabaldón Day celebration (June 2, 2018,) join us for a thoughtful discussion with contributors to the recently published "The Critical Surf Studies Reader": Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Krista Comer and Kevin Dawson; ?La Maestra (The Teacher)? filmmaker Elizabeth Pepin Sliva; and moderator and historian Alison Rose Jefferson. The public conversation will range across the global history of surfing, surfing as a social act, and conclusions that challenge the cliches of surf culture.

    The weekend of activities is co-presented by Santa Monica Conservancy, Heal the Bay and the Black Surfers Collective.
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/4/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/4/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/4/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/4/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Beach Dances: No)one. Art House presents RIGHT & L3FT

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

    Created for children, but accessible for all ages, RIGHT & L3FT was commissioned by the Skirball Cultural Center for their annual Puppet Festival. No)one. Art House will be presenting this piece again on Thursday, June 7 as part of the LA Dance Platform Showcase organized by the Cultural Affairs Department for the DANCE/USA Conference. Choreographer: Chris Emile; Dancers: Kaylin Cabble and Kevin Zambrano. noonearthouse.org & vimeo.com/268054958
  • Beach Dances: Awareness & Movement Workshop with Rebecca Bruno

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

    Choreographer Rebecca Bruno leads a workshop at the beach exploring perception and relatedness through the body. Offered both as part of Beach Dances and as a component of her residency with LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator), the workshop offers ideas and exercises designed to help participants unlock creativity by connecting with themselves and with their environment in a sustained and concentrated manner. Workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the translation of bodily sensation into movement, drawing, and writing, as well as those looking for tools to unlock creativity. Please wear clothing and footwear you are comfortable moving in. These workshops utilize gentle guided movement. Participants accept responsibility for their safety throughout. Bruno is leading other workshops at LACI and satellite locations throughout Los Angeles, incorporating these sessions into her AIR residency project, Life Keeping Recipe for a Relic. The project uses dance and sculpture to examine natural regenerative cycles (as seen in permaculture) and their relationship to external variables, such as air quality and climate change. rebeccabruno.net
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/5/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/5/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, 6/5 2pm-4pm
    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.
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/6/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/6/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/6/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/6/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/7/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/7/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/8/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/8/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Beach Dances: Family Dance Workshop with Suchi Branfman

    Starts: 6/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Santa Monica-based choreographer Suchi Branfman leads 'Dancing by the Shore,' an hour of dancing for children and families. Move, create and dance with others! Open to all ages, no experience required.
  • Frau Fiber's Sewing Rebellion + Craft Lounge

    Starts: 6/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Frau Fiber brings her nationwide project, Sewing Rebellion, to the Camera on the second Saturday of each month concurrent with our monthly Craft Lounge. Catch Frau Fiber or her regiment of Faux Fraus leading sewing, altering and repurposing projects each month. Sewing machines and sewing tips included!

    June?s Sewing Rebellion project is a wallet-sized mending kit for traveling. Fill your kit with your favorite small items to take camping, keep in your car or backpack, or give as a gift!

    Craft Lounge is a monthly no-host gathering of all types of crafting - bring your works in progress and make something with your neighbors! The Camera Obscura Art Lab has shared knitting, crochet, sewing, collage and drawing materials and plenty of tables for you to spread out your work.
  • Wearable Circuit Workshop with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/9/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/9 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $5

    Make custom wearable electronics using a basic LED light circuit. Using conductive thread, felt, a watch battery, and an LED, you?ll come away with a light up bracelet! Basic sewing is helpful, though not required.
  • Gallery CLOSED at 5pm

    Starts: 6/9/2018 5:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 10:00:00 PM

    The Gallery will be closed at 5pm for a private event
  • Beach Dances: CARLON presents Four Triangles

    Starts: 6/9/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/9/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Newly created during the week of Beach Dances, Four Triangles a new dance theatre work powered by sacred geometry, resonant frequencies, pattern recognition, random number generators and cosmic alignments. Inspired by the sand, sound will originate from drums and chladini plates. Director Jay Carlon joins forces with garment designer Anna Telcs, Grammy Award-winning musician Alex Wand and drummer Kevin Yokota; Dancers: Samuel Wentz, Shauna Davis, Kim Thompson & Raymond Ejiofor. jaycarlon.com
  • Beach Dances: 7 days of dance

    Starts: 6/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal (and a few workshops and performances) from local choreographers Mecca Vazie Andrews, Suchi Branfman, Rebecca Bruno, Jay Carlon, Sarah Elgart, Jeremy Hahn, Victoria Marks, Pieter Open Studio, No)one. Art House, and Alexx Shilling. Seven days of dancers at work, Monday to Sunday June 4-10.

    Beach Dances embeds the practice and creation of contemporary dance in the daily life of the beach. As choreographers and dancers work, all are invited to watch the rehearsal process, and if desired, find contrasts and draw parallels with the movements of other beach house guests; swimmers, cyclists, volleyballers and picnickers are to be found all around the sand-level stage. Stop by to get an open-air glimpse into the rehearsal room, try out mindful prompts based on the dance-making process, and experience the Beach House through choreographer's eyes.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Beach Dances: All Ages Dance Workshop with Jay Carlon

    Starts: 6/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Choreographer Jay Carlon leads Imagination, Movement & Flow, offering a space for free movement exploration, creativity, and groove. Participants are encouraged to find liberation in body & mind through the integration of dance improvisation and yoga. All ages, levels, abilities, body types, identities, and genders. No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite. Wear clothes that you can sweat in, and come in bare feet or socks.
  • Straw Sun Hats with Leslie Robinson

    Starts: 6/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Sundays, 6/3 & 6/10 11am-2pm
    Cost: $50 + $30 cash material fee

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS REQUIRES A $30 CASH MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO THE INSTRUCTOR. Join Milliner Leslie Robinson for this two-part class, where you will create a finished straw sun hat. Students will use hat blocks to shape their pieces. Ribbon, feathers and a variety of other trims will be on hand to complete the look. Whether you choose a floppy wide brim, fedora or cloche?hats are a practical accessory for summer!
  • Beach Dances: CARLON presents Four Triangles

    Starts: 6/10/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/10/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Newly created during the week of Beach Dances, Four Triangles a new dance theatre work powered by sacred geometry, resonant frequencies, pattern recognition, random number generators and cosmic alignments. Inspired by the sand, sound will originate from drums and chladini plates. Director Jay Carlon joins forces with garment designer Anna Telcs, Grammy Award-winning musician Alex Wand and drummer Kevin Yokota; Dancers: Samuel Wentz, Shauna Davis, Kim Thompson & Raymond Ejiofor. jaycarlon.com
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/11/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/11/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Monday Funday 12-4pm

    Starts: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/11/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Join us for today's free activity.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/12/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/13/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/13/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/14/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/14/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/15/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/15/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/16/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/16 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.
  • LED Greeting Card with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/16/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/16/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/16 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $5

    Draw or paint a circuit to light up an LED using conductive ink. With just the drawn image of a simple circuit, a watch battery, and copper tape you can make a card that lights up!
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/17/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Cultivating the Expressive Body with Jeremy Hahn

    Starts: 6/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/17/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Sunday 6/17, 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.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/18/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/18/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Monday Funday 12-4pm

    Starts: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/18/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Join us for today's free activity.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/19/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/19/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Lensed Cyanotypes with Brittany & Melissa

    Starts: 6/19/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Tuesday, 6/19 2pm-4pm
    Cost: $5 + $5 cash material fee due to instructor.

    PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A $5 MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID TO INSTRUCTOR IN ADDITION TO THE CLASS FEE. Cyanotypes use a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. With the sun as the light source and everyday objects, explore effects with various lenses and transparent materials to explore the magnification process and how images transfer to create your own cyanotype print on paper. Guest instructor Melissa Tran is an artist and educator who is an Assistant Curator at the Torrance Art Museum and Educator at MOCA. Her work stems from an ongoing interest in traces, such as through identity and culture that run parallel to her interest in static and moving images as remnants of what once was. She received her MFA from Southern Methodist University and her BFA from the University of Houston.
  • Red Hen Press reading with John Barr and others

    Starts: 6/19/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/19/2018 8:00:00 PM

    Join John Barr, Bruce Bauman, Lory Bedikian, Chloe Schwenke, Catherine Woodard for an evening of readings, with music by film and television composer Nathan Barr.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/20/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/20/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Make Music Los Angeles

    Starts: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Santa Monica celebrates the summer solstice and music-making on with a variety of free performances citywide. This is the seventh year the city has participated in Make Music Los Angeles/MMLA, a countywide celebration of music. The event is based on France's Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982 and celebrated on the same day in more than 800 cities in 110 countries.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/21/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/21/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/22/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/23 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.
  • Postcard Poetry Reading/Workshop with Terry Holzman

    Starts: 6/23/2018 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Have you heard of the August Postcard Poetry Festival? Started in 2007 by Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers, the annual postcard chain prompts writers around the world to commit to writing 31 original poems onto 31 postcards to mail to each other throughout the month of August. In honor of the upcoming festival, Terry Holzman reads from an anthology of poems created during this process, then leads a workshop for those interested in joining the August postcard poetry exchange. Anyone can participate! Booksigning to follow.
  • Bookmaking series with Debra Disman

    Starts: 6/23/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/23/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturdays 6/23, 7/21 & 8/11, 2-4pm
    Cost: $40 + $10 cash material fee
    Click on the link to register or call 310.458.2239

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A $10 MATERIAL FEE TO BE PAID IN CASH AT THE FIRST CLASS, DROP-INS PAY $5 EACH CLASS. Debra brings back her popular bookmaking classes in a special three-part series. In June, work on Flag Books - a kinetic book whose parts move in separate flags as you page through. July brings Tunnel Books, which draw the reader into a three-dimensional story, and August finishes with Fireworks Books: a bibliotechnical bang which contains a popup structure of repeated forms that unfold from all sides. Bring your work back to the Camera for second Saturday craft lounges and continue your experiments in bookmaking!
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/24/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/24/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/25/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/25/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Monday Funday 12-4pm

    Starts: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/25/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Join us for today's free activity.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/26/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Writ Large Press: Icons and Influences with Sara Borjas and others

    Starts: 6/26/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/26/2018 8:00:00 PM

    For this second event of the Icons and Influences series, Writ Large presents poet Sara Borjas, visual art by Ana Chaidez and music by Denise Carlos.

    Icons & Influences is the title of this new three-event discussion series from Writ Large Press. At each event three artists are invited to read, show, or perform a work that profoundly influenced them, then present one of their own works. Over the course of these readings and discussions, the touchpoints and inspirations of contemporary artists working in a variety of modes and cultural backgrounds will be explored.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/27/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/27/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/28/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/28/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Wearable Circuit Workshop with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/28/2018 2:00:00 PM
    Ends: 6/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Thursday, 6/28 2pm-4pm
    Cost: Free!

    Make custom wearable electronics using a basic LED light circuit. Using conductive thread, felt, a watch battery, and an LED, you?ll come away with a light up bracelet! Basic sewing is helpful, though not required.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/29/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 6pm

    Starts: 6/30/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/30/2018 6:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 6pm
  • Image Collage Poetry with Kate Ingold

    Starts: 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 6/30/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/30 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.
  • Autonomous Drawing Robot with Brittany Ransom

    Starts: 6/30/2018 1:30:00 PM
    Ends: 6/30/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 6/30 1:30pm-3pm
    Cost: $5

    Learn how to create a basic motor circuit to bring a simple toothbrush or wire sculpture to life. Use toothbrush brush ends, wire, a vibration motor and a battery to make a custom brush bot - a simple racing toy or a robot artist with the simple addition of pencil and paper.
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“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

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.