April 20, 2015

Topanga Youth Services Pippin Reaches New Heights

 The second you walked into the Community House you knew Topanga Youth Service’s (TYS) production of Pippin would be far from ordinary. It was theater-in-the-round with seats set up even on stage surrounding aerial silks, trapezes and rings hanging from the ceiling in the center of the great hall. Actors, already in character, mingled with audience members and carried on fanciful conversations with them. [[pipp… [Read More...]

Ben Allanoff Sculpture at Arboretum, Through August 1

 Local artist Ben Allanoff will exhibit his latest sculpture, “Nesting Song Part 2” at The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden exhibit, “The Nature of Sculpture,” through August 1. Allanoff says his sculpture, which is 40 feet long by 25 feet high, made of wire, steel and “yucca stalks gathered in our mountains–with permission, of course was inspired by the song of a local bird, the California Thrasher. Randi… [Read More...]

“Burnt Offerings” at TCG, April 22-May 17

 Two of the Topanga Canyon Gallery’s new artists, Stacy Haviland and Richard Barnett, are presenting a joint show, “Burnt Offerings.” For Haviland, the title reflects not only the physical processes involved in the construction of her jewelry, but also the mystical aspect of making it and the sacrifice of idea and inspiration to make something new in the world. Barnett’s figurative paintings compliment Haviland’s work in the emotional and physical wo… [Read More...]