Interactive Art Events from Topanga Canyon Gallery

The Canyon ChronicleBy The Canyon Chronicle      March 4, 2022

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Interactive Art Events from Topanga Canyon Gallery
Photo courtesy of the artist Painting of Debbi Green’s Cows viewing Flying Pig as if saying, “I could paint better than that!”
Fun With Drawing,” Saturday, March 5, 3-5 p.m. Enjoy an interactive art experience on the patio with Debbi Green, whose paintings in the north gallery reflect her love of the beauty surrounding her. She describes some of her paintings as a tongue-in-cheek but honest mantra, representing compassion for all animals (including humans) and true respect for nature.” Moving from working in oil for 15 years, Green now plays with torn pretty papers, various pastes, oil and acrylics, mark-making with charcoal, pastels, and graphite. Green’s art invites visitors to appreciate her subtle humor as in one painting where two cows critique her work saying, “I could paint better than that.” Green’s fine art training followed a career in clothing, fabric design, and costuming in the film industry. She has been involved in Topanga’s art community for more than 15 years and has a broad following throughout Southern California.
Photo courtesy of the artist “Sweet Anticipation” from Marek Buchwald’s “Transluminations” body of work.
Artist’s talk and conversation with Marek Buchwald, Sunday, March 13, 3-4 p.m., showing pieces from “Transluminations” [transmissions + illuminations], a large body of work developed over a decade. The works are both intricate and bold, and include the use of gold, silver, and copper leaf as well as ink integrated with oils. “They are a journey of discovery through ancient sacred yoga texts such as the “Bhagavad Gita,” filtered through the lens of Chaos theory and Mandelbrot’s fractal geometry of nature,” he explains.
Art is available to view and purchase online.

CALL TO ARTISTS! Studio Tour 2022, June 11-12. The Topanga Canyon Gallery is excited to announce Studio Tour 2022, the weekend of June 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and invites Topanga artists to apply by March 15 for this juried show.
Photo courtesy of the artist Studio Tour guests view painting at Dana Huffman’s home studio.
Artists will participate in a three-week gallery and online show of one piece per artist and are also invited to participate in the 8” x 8” art auction. Cost to participate: $125.

Unlike many other art shows or “walks,” the Topanga Tour invites people to drive to artists’ home studios throughout the canyon, meet the artists and see a collection of their current work. Each year the number of art buyers attending the tour has grown, with more than 500 people visiting 20 open studios in the canyon in last year’s tour.

Artists show in their home studios and often host out-of-area artists, so patrons can see a few types of work at each site. Patrons will receive a full-color map with the Tour locations and an example of each artist’s work and contact data. Each artist also displays work at the Topanga Canyon Gallery for a full month before the tour, providing guests with time to see the artists’ works before deciding where to go on the Tour, and to purchase the pieces being shown in the gallery.

Artists can apply at: https://form.jotform.com/220367746727161; or topangacanyongallery.com. Space is limited.

For more information: contact Kate Kinkade, studio tour coordinator at: (747) 204-4020; or studiotour@topangacanyongallery.com.

Topanga Canyon Gallery is located at 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. For more information: info@topangacanyongallery.com.
The Canyon Chronicle
      March 4, 2022

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