Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE & DOCENT TOURS
Discover the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Guest House tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no reservations are required.
Fall/Winter/Spring Hours* Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon, 11am - 2pm
Santa Monica Conservency Docents are onsite to provide tours, answer questions and share the rich history of the Beach House. No reservations necessary.
*Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings or inclement weather. Please view the calendar for the most updated Guest House schedule or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit.
“Unspooled” The New Gallery exhibit at the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery featuring Yarn, embroidery thread, fabric, and needlepoint canvases.
January 22, 2016 - On view through April 17, 2016. 9am-4pm daily*
Unspooled presents works by three Los Angeles artists who twist our preconceptions of domestic materials.
For more than a decade, contemporary artists have reimagined the characteristics of knitting and needlework, using yarn, embroidery thread, fabric,
and needlepoint in innovative ways that blur the boundaries between art and craft, investigate the notion of women’s work, and challenge our ideas of how these materials are “supposed” to be used.
*Please check the website calendar or 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. For more information about the gallery, please e-mail Malina Moore at email@example.com or call (310) 458-8350.
Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, talks, readings, and exhibits. Reservations are required. Beach=Culture Details & Reservations >
Unpacking the Elusive Writing Process
Tuesday February 9, 6:30-7:45pm
On the page how do we get from A to Z? How do different mediums and platforms affect the writing
process? Do different projects merit different approaches? Can the process of writing be taught? Join authors Zsuzsi Gartner, Matthew Specktor, Andrea Quaid and Writer-in-Residence Jennifer Caloyeras as they discuss and take questions about their different writing strategies.
Da Capo Piano Trio
Tuesday February 16, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Da Capo Piano Trio will be playing Brahms and other lushly romantic music from the last two
centuries. The Da Capo Piano Trio is Vijay Venkatesh, piano; Sarah Rommel, cello; Kelsi Doolittle, clarinet.
Jennifer Caloyeras is the 2016 Beach House Writer-in-Residence, and will be working on a novel in her office at the MarionDavies Guest House from 1/12/16-3/15/16. Her most recent novel, Strays, is for young adults and explores an incarcerated teen's relationship with a pit bull. Caloyeras' short fiction has appeared in Booth, Storm Cellar and other literary magazines. Jennifer’s current project is her first adult novel – a mixture of humor and pathos – that explores a mother’s journey with her transgendered six-year-old daughter, and the weight of expectations parents place on their children. She will share her work with three public events, a weekly blog, and open office hours throughout her tenure.
Jennifer will be holding the following events at the Annenberg
Community Beach House:
Come by Jennifer’s office at the Beach House with any literary questions
Open Office Hours 11am-2pm:
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. Check out the Artist in Residence blog at http://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.
For questions about the Residency, please contact Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor at Call For Artists: Theater/Performance Ensembles or call (310) 458-2257
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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