Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
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Panel with Mental Landscapes exhibit artists
Tuesday, January 6, 6:30pm-8pm
Join the artists and distinguished moderator, Mario Ontiveros, PhD, for a lively discussion about the exhibit Mental Landscapes. The panel will concentrate on the conceptual intersections inherent in the artists' three bodies of work. Topics include alienation, belonging, and service
See Gallery section below for information about the current exhibit, Mental Landscapes.
Laurie Horowitz Presents an Evening of Short Story
Tuesday, January 13, 6:30pm-8pm
Featured Short Story Writer to be announced, followed by an open mic for local writers. More information to come!
Congratulations to Laurie Horowitz, our 2015 Writer in Residence. See Artist in Residence for details about her Beach House residency and public office hours in the Marion Davies Guest House.
Tiptons Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30pm-8pm
The quartet will be playing selections from their eleventh release, tiny lower case. Expect a mix of ska, punk, funk, spoken word, rock mash-ups, anthems, songs of joy, noise bop, jazz, and traditional Italian music.
Laurie Horowitz Presents A Panel with Local Mystery Writers
Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm-8pm
A panel discussion featuring local mystery and crime fiction writers, moderated by Writer in Residence Laurie Horowitz. Panelists include P.G. Sturges, Richard Rayner, and Leslie Lehr.
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE
Learn about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent.
Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes.
No reservations are required.
The Guest House is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm*.
Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm and are limited to 15 guests.
*Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings.
Please view our calendar of public activities for the most updated schedule of Guest House hours or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.
Open now through February 22
Mental Landscapes is a photography exhibit featuring a series of work from local artists of everyday landscapes where nature interacts with urban architecture. The places photographed confined the artists to work within certain limitations: from the car, in the home, through the window, and the limited view brings forth questions of POV, natural and manmade pattern formations and other questions intrinsic to art that deals with landscape.
*Please note, the Gallery hours are subject to change due to event bookings. Please call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours.
About the Gallery:
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural programming, a rotating exhibition program has been created to showcase the work of local artists, artist groups, photographers and curators—both emerging and established. Exhibitions are programmed a year in advance through an open call for group exhibitions issued each year in May. To receive this call and for information about other artist opportunities, please click here or visit the Cultural Affairs website and navigate to the “Artist Opportunities” page to join our mailing list. For more cultural offerings in Santa Monica, visit the Cultural Affairs website.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
In celebration of Marion Davies’ support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online. Beach House residents blog athttp://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.
2015 Writer in Residence, Laurie Horowitz
January 13- February 17
Public Office Hours: Saturday & Mondays, 11am-1pm
Laurie Horowitz began her career as a lawyer in Boston, MA before moving to Los Angeles to become an agent at CAA and then a novelist and screenwriter. Her debut novel, "The Family Fortune," was published by William Morrow in 2006, and she is at work on a new novel, titled "Hemlock Gorge."
As the 2015 Writer in Residence, Horowitz will be working from an office in the Marion Davies Guest House. If you have questions about her work, her Writer Residency experience, or would like literary advice, feel free to visit during her public office hours (listed above).
Horowitz will also be hosting public events and an ongoing writing group (see Beach=Culture events above).
For more information call Guest Services at 310-458-4904 or visit her blog at http://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.
2015 Theater/Performance Ensembles Summer Residency
The deadline for Residency applications has passed.
To be added to the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division's mailing list, including upcoming artist opportunities, sign up here.
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