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Highlights from Art at Tongva on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. . Art @ Tongva, the ongoing series of intimate and informal events presents The Wonder Room, an evening of curated art and performances by an extraordinary, multidisciplinary group of artists. April 5th & 6th 7:30 - 9:00pm nightly.
The latest edition of this enchanting and varied event has been expanded for the first time to two consecutive nights. The Wonder Room features new work by acclaimed L.A. choreographer Sarah Elgart and her company, Arrogant Elbow, transforming the mundane into the magical and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rosalie Rodriguez, with Pepe Flores and Gino Gamboa, performing rarely heard Peruvian boleros from her new, as-yet-unreleased album. Noted light artist and TED Fellow Christine Marie’s interactive, 3D/stereoscopic light spectacles will create an interactive experience, and visual artist Deborah Aschheim’s stunning, luminous ghost cityscapes will be on view. Special guests Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn of San Diego’s Animal Cracker Conspiracy round out the evening with their intricately beautiful shadow play Desire to Fly, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines and the human quest for flight.
Audiences are invited to stroll and choose their own artistic adventure, discovering each work or performance at their own pace. The program highlights Tongva Park’s unusual geography of gardens, winding paths, and urban vistas, reimagining the small, exquisite spaces of the park designed by James Corner Field Operations, the creative geniuses behind the High Line in New York.
Art @ Tongva is an ongoing series of intimate and informal events that started in 2014. Two more events follow The Wonder Room. On Saturday, May 13, Great Explorations provides an immersive experience of art and culture for families and individuals of all ages, and on June 7 & 8, from 7:30-9 p.m. a two-evening performance of newly choreographed dance work will be presented within the Tongva Park landscape.
The Art @ Tongva series is co-produced by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and Dyson & Womack. The event is free and open to the public. #ArtSaMo
Kenn Neyland carries a cross along Ocean Front Walk on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Little dancers from Dance with Miss Alice perform at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
A Santa Monica Police Department Officer and his K9 partner Rambo, a 7 year-old Belgian Malinois from the Czech Republic, searches for explosives at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Rambo’s day-to-day duties primarily focuses around patrol, but he is cross-trained in explosive detection. Rambo is one of four canines owned by the City.
Spring de Haviland, retired military veteran, celebrates the first day of Spring at the Santa Monica Pier during the 6th annual, "Spring into Kindness Campaign!" on Monday, March 20, 2017. Spring Into Kindness" encourages everyone to support the www.onemillionactsofkindness.com and thekindnessbustour.com created by Bob Votruba and his Boston Terrier dog Bogart from Ohio.
Creator Spring de Haviland honorably served thirty years in the military, and is still active with units' morale and welfare. Spring was active as a volunteer special events director for the "International Random Acts of Kindness" movement.
Spring has been honored many times with proclamations for her long time humanitarian and community service. And has received a "Heroes Award" from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. #SPRING
Highlight's from the 11th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk on Saturday, March 18, 2017. More than 60 local artists and performers had their private studios and works on view at the Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk, including Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program and Ceramic Arts and the Ruskin Group Theatre. The airport arts community is a unique, cultural resource located in one of L.A. County’s oldest operating airfields. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media were represented. Galleries participating in the program’s converted airplane hangars are ARENA 1 and the Sherry Frumkin Gallery. Throughout the day there was firing demonstrations of Raku Japanese pottery, highlights from the Ruskin Group Theatre’s popular monthly offering L.A. Café Plays, theater and art workshops for kids. The Santa Monica Airport Art Walk was presented by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Santa Monica Airport and Santa Monica College .
Revelors celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Finn McCools on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Santa Monica Pier Maintenance Employee Eric Broeske repairs a boat at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The boat is installed there for safety reasons of separating vehicles from pedestrians.