Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

This Culver City calendar includes Culver City Board & Commissions meetings, cultural events, and more.  Email events@culvercitycatalyst.co to include your event on the Catalyst’s Culver City calendar.

Culver City Calendar

 

Nov
13
Tue
School Board Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Nov 13 @ 2:21 pm
Culver City Unified School District meetings are regularly scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
Nov
14
Wed
FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PLANNING COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
17
Sat
Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde @ Arcana Books
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde @ Arcana Books

Supersonic: The Design And Lifestyle Of Concorde, Book Signing And Discussion With Lawrence Azerrad

This stylishly illustrated book looks back at the future of air travel and is as sleek and elegant as the Concorde aircraft it celebrates.

When the first commercial Concordes zoomed off the runways in Paris and London in the late 1960s, crossing the Atlantic in just under three hours, they established a new standard for luxury flight. Powered by 38,000 pounds of thrust and easily recognizable with its delta wing and drooping nose, the Concorde jet embodied the pinnacle of aviation technology and industrial design. It quickly became the preferred mode of transatlantic flight for superstars and business moguls alike. Opening with a lively history of the jet and how it changed travel, the book focuses on the look and feel of the Concorde. Photos of the jet’s evolving interiors show how the original, starkly designed cabin gave way to luxury seats and interiors designed by the likes of Sir Terence Conran and Andrée Putman. Filled with fascinating historical and technical background, and drawn from the author’s personal collection of more than one thousand Concorde-related objects, this elegant book offers rarely seen historical photography and firsthand contributions from the people who helped create the Concorde experience from take-off to landing and beyond.

Nov
18
Sun
Now What? A Town Hall with Rep. Bass @ The IMAN Cultural Center
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Now What? A Town Hall with Rep. Bass @ The IMAN Cultural Center

In January, a new Congress will be sworn in. Join Rep. Karen Bass on November 18th to discuss where we go from here.

En enero los nuevos miembros del Congreso tomaran su lugar. Acompáñeme el 18 de noviembre para para hablar acerca de dónde vamos desde aquí.

WHAT: Now What? A Town Hall

WHERE: The IMAN Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Traducción en español disponible.

For Registration click here:

Nov
20
Tue
CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION @ Mike Balman Council Chambers
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
27
Tue
School Board Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Nov 27 @ 2:21 pm
Culver City Unified School District meetings are regularly scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
Nov
28
Wed
PLANNING COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
29
Thu
Fox Hills’ Future: Culver City Community Conversation (Meeting 1) @ Playa Studios
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Culver City Community Conversation

The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision.
Two meetings covering the same content will be held to provide more opportunities for community participation.

Meeting 1 Time
Thursday, November 29, 2018
at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting 1 Location
Playa Studios
11260 Playa Ct., Culver City, CA 90230

Meeting 2 Time
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at 9 a.m.

Meeting 2 Location
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

DESCRIPTION
The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision through a community conversation. Join your neighbors in conversation and help craft what comes next in Fox Hills.

Each Date Has A Different Meeting Location:

Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm

Playa Studios

11260 Playa Court

Culver City, CA 90230

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 AM – 12 NOON

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

4117 Overland AvenueCulver City, CA 90230

Light refreshments will be provided. Child care will be available.

Registration is requested, but not required to attend.

For more information please contact Jesse Mays, Assistant to the City Manager, at (310) 253-6000 or jesse.mays@culvercity.org.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Jesse Mays or call (310) 253-6000.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Staff will have a list of registrants at check-in.

How do I get to and from the event?

Thursday, Nov. 29 at Playa Studios: Playa Studios is located on Playa Court, which is a short walk from Culver CityBus Line 3. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can use free valet parking in front of the facility. If you are arriving via car, we encourage ridesharing and carpooling, as there is limited parking.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium: The Veterans Memorial Building is located directly on Culver CityBus Lines 3 and 7 and the LADOT Commuter Express and is a 5-10 minute walk from Culver CityBus Lines 1 and 5, Metro Bus 33 and 733, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus R12. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. There are also on-site bicycle racks available for parking your bike. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can access on-site parking accessible from Culver Boulevard.

Dec
1
Sat
Fox Hills’ Future: Culver City Community Conversation (Meeting 2) @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Culver City Community Conversation

The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision.
Two meetings covering the same content will be held to provide more opportunities for community participation.

Meeting 1 Time
Thursday, November 29, 2018
at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting 1 Location
Playa Studios
11260 Playa Ct., Culver City, CA 90230

Meeting 2 Time
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at 9 a.m.

Meeting 2 Location
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

DESCRIPTION
The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision through a community conversation. Join your neighbors in conversation and help craft what comes next in Fox Hills.

Each Date Has A Different Meeting Location:

Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm

Playa Studios

11260 Playa Court

Culver City, CA 90230

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 AM – 12 NOON

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

4117 Overland AvenueCulver City, CA 90230

Light refreshments will be provided. Child care will be available.

Registration is requested, but not required to attend.

For more information please contact Jesse Mays, Assistant to the City Manager, at (310) 253-6000 or jesse.mays@culvercity.org.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Jesse Mays or call (310) 253-6000.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Staff will have a list of registrants at check-in.

How do I get to and from the event?

Thursday, Nov. 29 at Playa Studios: Playa Studios is located on Playa Court, which is a short walk from Culver CityBus Line 3. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can use free valet parking in front of the facility. If you are arriving via car, we encourage ridesharing and carpooling, as there is limited parking.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium: The Veterans Memorial Building is located directly on Culver CityBus Lines 3 and 7 and the LADOT Commuter Express and is a 5-10 minute walk from Culver CityBus Lines 1 and 5, Metro Bus 33 and 733, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus R12. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. There are also on-site bicycle racks available for parking your bike. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can access on-site parking accessible from Culver Boulevard.

Matthew Shepard’s Mother to Speak at Rotary Forum – “Erase Hate, Foster Acceptance” @ Loyola Marymount University
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Matthew Shepard’s Mother to Speak at Rotary Forum – “Erase Hate, Foster Acceptance”

(Westchester, Calif.) – Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard, a young college student, was tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left for dead simply because he was gay. It was a case that shocked the nation and became known as one of the most heinous hate crimes ever.

On what would have been Matthew’s 42nd birthday, his mother, Judy Shepard, will be the keynote speaker at a Rotary District 5280 Social Awareness Forum – “Erase Hate, Foster Acceptance.” She will speak about her son and her work with the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on December 1 at Loyola Marymount University, Murphy Recital Hall. Tickets are $30 per person, and only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets may be purchased at www.Rotary5280.org.

“As Rotarians, we are constantly working to erase hate and foster acceptance throughout the world,” said Rotary District 5280 Governor Joe Vasquez. “Now, more than ever, we are humbled to have Judy Shepard joining us at this Forum to share the unspeakable tragedy of her son’s death and to work with Rotarians from throughout Los Angeles and beyond to promote tolerance and acceptance of all people.”

The timing of the Forum is truly special. On October 26, Matthew was finally laid to rest at Washington National Cathedral. A reflective, music-filled service offered stark contrast to the anti-gay protests that marred his funeral two decades ago. The public remembrance at the filled 4,000-seat cathedral was led by the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, and the Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay man elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church. After, his ashes were interred at the cathedral’s crypt in a private family ceremony, and some of his personal effects were placed in the Smithsonian Institute.

In October, 1998, Matthew was beaten unconscious by two men he had encountered in a bar in Laramie, Wyoming. After robbing him, the men left 21-year-old Shepard tied to a fence on the outskirts of town. Eighteen hours passed before he was found by passing bicyclists. He died from his injuries five days later without regaining consciousness.

Prosecutors alleged that Shepard was targeted simply because he was gay. The two men charged with his murder were sentenced to life in prison, where they remain.

The Rotary District 5280 Social Awareness Forum will not only feature Judy’s keynote address, but also discussion groups that will develop workable actions that individuals, Rotary Clubs and other groups can put into place to reduce indices of hate and encourage “acts of kindness.”

A Celebration of The Life of Bill Berkson @ Arcana Books
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bill Berkson

Born in New York in 1939, Bill Berkson was a poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who became active in the art and literary worlds in his early twenties. He was professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, where, between 1984 and 2008, he taught art history, art writing and poetry; Berkson also served as interim dean in 1992 and directed the Letters and Science and public lectures programs. He studied at Trinity School, The Lawrenceville School, Brown University, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.

He was the author of some twenty books and pamphlets of poetry, including Gloria, a portfolio of poems with etchings by Alex Katz (Arion Press, 2005); Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently (The Owl Press, 2007); Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2009); and Expect Delays (Coffee House, 2014). His poems also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Other recent books are What’s Your Idea of a Good Time: Letters & Interviews 1977-1985 with Bernadette Mayer (Tuumba Press, 2006); BILL with drawings by Colter Jacobsen (Gallery 16 Editions, 2008); Ted Berrigan with George Schneeman (Cuneiform Press, 2009); Not an Exit with Léonie Guyer (Jungle Garden Books, 2011).; and Repeat After Me with watercolors by John Zurier (Gallery Paule Anglim, 2011). In 2016, Ugly Duckling Presse published Invisibile Oligarchs, a reproduction of a notebook from Berkson’s travels through Russia in 2006.

During the 1960s Berkson was an editorial associate at Art News, a regular contributor to Arts, guest editor at the Museum of Modern Art, an associate producer of a program on art for public television, and taught literature and writing workshops at the New School and Yale University. After moving to Northern California in 1970, he began editing and publishing a series of poetry books and magazines under the Big Sky imprint. Before coming to the Art Institute, he taught regularly in the California Poets in the Schools program.

In the mid-1980s Berkson resumed writing art criticism on a regular basis, contributing monthly reviews and articles to Artforum from 1985 to 1991; he became a corresponding editor for Art in America in 1988, a contributing editor for artcritical.com, and wrote for such magazines as Aperture, Modern Painters, Art on Paper, and others.

As a curator he organized or co-curated such exhibitions as Ronald Bladen: Early and Late (SFMoMA), Albert York (Mills College), Why Painting I & II (Susan Cummins Gallery), Homage to George Herriman (Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery), and Facing Eden: 100 years of Northern California Landscape Art (M.H. de Young Museum), and two exhibitions of George Schneeman’s Italian landscape paintings, at the CUE Foundation, New York, in 2003 and at the Italian Cultural Center, San Francisco, in 2011.

Recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artspace, Yaddo, the Briarcombe Foundation, the Fund for Poetry, the Poets Foundation, and the American Academy in Rome, Berkson was Distinguished Paul Mellon Lecturer for 2006 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and was awarded the 2008 Goldie for Literature from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Portrait and Dream won the Balcones Prize for Best Book of Poetry in 2010. A collection of his criticism, The Sweet Singer of Modernism & Other Art Writings, appeared from Qua Books in 2004, and Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006 from Cuneiform Press in 2007. A volume of his art writings, lectures and interviews, For The Ordinary Artist, appeared in 2011 from BlazeVOX Books, as did Parties du corps, a selection of his poetry in French translation, edited by Olivier Brossard, from Joca Seria, Nantes.

Fox Hills’ Future: Culver City Community Conversation (Meeting 1) @ Playa Studios
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Culver City Community Conversation

The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision.
Two meetings covering the same content will be held to provide more opportunities for community participation.

Meeting 1 Time
Thursday, November 29, 2018
at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting 1 Location
Playa Studios
11260 Playa Ct., Culver City, CA 90230

Meeting 2 Time
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at 9 a.m.

Meeting 2 Location
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

DESCRIPTION
The City of Culver City is bringing Fox Hills together to develop a shared community vision through a community conversation. Join your neighbors in conversation and help craft what comes next in Fox Hills.

Each Date Has A Different Meeting Location:

Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm

Playa Studios

11260 Playa Court

Culver City, CA 90230

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 AM – 12 NOON

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

4117 Overland AvenueCulver City, CA 90230

Light refreshments will be provided. Child care will be available.

Registration is requested, but not required to attend.

For more information please contact Jesse Mays, Assistant to the City Manager, at (310) 253-6000 or jesse.mays@culvercity.org.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Jesse Mays or call (310) 253-6000.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Staff will have a list of registrants at check-in.

How do I get to and from the event?

Thursday, Nov. 29 at Playa Studios: Playa Studios is located on Playa Court, which is a short walk from Culver CityBus Line 3. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can use free valet parking in front of the facility. If you are arriving via car, we encourage ridesharing and carpooling, as there is limited parking.

Saturday, Dec. 1 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium: The Veterans Memorial Building is located directly on Culver CityBus Lines 3 and 7 and the LADOT Commuter Express and is a 5-10 minute walk from Culver CityBus Lines 1 and 5, Metro Bus 33 and 733, and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus R12. Plan your trip online or by calling 310-253-6500. There are also on-site bicycle racks available for parking your bike. Those with limited mobility, and others wishing to arrive by car can access on-site parking accessible from Culver Boulevard.

Dec
2
Sun
Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical @ Arcana Books
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical @ Arcana Books

Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical
Afterword by Ed Templeton.

Tangentially Parenthetical is a selection of photographs from Ed Templeton’s vast street photography archive—curated, arranged and then rearranged by the man himself. The next chapter to his previous book of photos (Wayward Cognitions, 2014), Tangentially Parenthetical picks up where the latter collection ended. By combining intimate, accidental and unconnected moments into one linear piece of work, he tells hundreds of new stories through the thoughtful arrangement of semi-related yet completely unfastened imagery. “I’m out there shooting photos all the time that don’t necessarily fall under any theme other than general life,” says Templeton, “which is a lame title for a book.” With a wink to the absurd, sandwiched between a cover of patterned parentheses and with an afterword built from his own stream-of-consciousness storytelling, Templeton delivers a visual mountain from an archive of stunning molehills—the images are carefully chosen, shuffled by hand and laid out with the dueling impulses of wonder and wit.

Born in 1972 and raised in the suburbs of Orange County, California, Ed Templeton is a painter, photographer and a respected cult figure in the subculture of skateboarding. His work has been exhibited worldwide.

Dec
4
Tue
PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
5
Wed
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
8
Sat
Free E-Waste Roundup and File Shredding Event @ Syd Kronenthal Park
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Culver City residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of their Electronic Waste AND confidential paper files at the Free E-waste Roundup and File Shredding event.

It’s easier than ever to make sure your old computers and confidential paper files are safely disposed of in a convenient manner. Drive up, drop off, and drive away!

The Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division will be sponsoring an electronic waste and file shredding recycling roundup. All electronics from residents and businesses may be dropped off free of charge. Limit 25 legal size boxes for shredding.

The event will be hosted at Syd Kronenthal Park, which is conveniently located just east of downtown Culver City at 3459 McManus Ave. Culver City, CA 90232

NOTE: Household Hazardous waste materials will not be accepted. Residents may visit the upcoming Too Toxic to Trash events for proper disposal of those items.

For more information on what is considered hazardous waste visit the City’s website at www.culvercity.org/hhw  or call (310) 253-6400

Mark the calendar for all Culver City 2018 E-waste and Paper File Shredding Events

Saturday dates at 10am-2pm

September 8, 2018

December 8, 2018

Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books

Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, “Bushes & Succulents” is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence – confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.

Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn’s use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”

Join us TOMORROW (Saturday, December 8th) from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a conversation between photographic powerhouses Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, refreshments, and some festive Holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bushes and Succulents signed by Ms. Kuhn, or Swimming Pools signed by Ms. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

Dec
10
Mon
City Council Meeting Agenda @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
11
Tue
School Board Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 11 @ 2:21 pm
Culver City Unified School District meetings are regularly scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
Dec
12
Wed
DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE @ Senior Center Room C77
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE @ Dan Patacchia Meeting Room, 1st Floor
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PLANNING COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
15
Sat
Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books

Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, “Bushes & Succulents” is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence – confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.

Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn’s use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”

Join us TOMORROW (Saturday, December 8th) from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a conversation between photographic powerhouses Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, refreshments, and some festive Holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bushes and Succulents signed by Ms. Kuhn, or Swimming Pools signed by Ms. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

Todd Hido: Bright Black World @ Arcana Books
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Todd Hido: Bright Black World @ Arcana Books

NOW ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS. SHIPPING MID-NOVEMBER, 2018.

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.

Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.

Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.

Also available as a Special Edition featuring a signed and numbered original photograph, presented with a signed copy of the book in a custom clamshell box.

Also available signed (limited quantities, no extra charge)

Todd Hido’s photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and most recently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. Other major institutions that have exhibited Hido’s work include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Korea; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was most recently on view in the 49th edition of Les Recontres d’Arles, France.

Work by Hido is held in public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian; and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Bright Black World is Todd Hido’s seventh monograph.

Dec
16
Sun
Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mona Kuhn: Bushes & Succulents @ Arcana Books

Born in Brazil, photographer Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination. Newly published by Stanley / Barker in the UK, “Bushes & Succulents” is Mona Kuhn’s celebration of the female essence – confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic.

Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. Kuhn’s use of the solarization process reveals human imperfections in the metallic brilliance of the skin, and brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power. The photographer states “The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.”

Join us TOMORROW (Saturday, December 8th) from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for a conversation between photographic powerhouses Mona Kuhn and Deanna Templeton, refreshments, and some festive Holiday shopping. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a copy of Bushes and Succulents signed by Ms. Kuhn, or Swimming Pools signed by Ms. Templeton, please order from our website here, or by phone at 310-458-1499.

Dec
18
Tue
CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION @ Mike Balman Council Chambers
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
25
Tue
School Board Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 25 @ 2:21 pm
Culver City Unified School District meetings are regularly scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
Dec
26
Wed
PLANNING COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
9
Wed
PLANNING COMMISSION @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm