Topanga Artists at Rose Café in Venice Runs Through April 28
March 21, 2013 -
PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA BOLHUIS
The large tapestry, “Persephone’s Passion” by Linda Bolhuis will be on display at the Rose Café in Venice through April 28.
Longtime Topanga residents, Linda Bolhuis and Deborah Kashinsky, have work exhibited at the Rose Café through April 28. Both painters share nature-based themes, drenched in glowing color. Linda and Deborah will be at the Rose Café on Tuesday April 9 and Tuesday April 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will be available to talk about their work and look forward to seeing some fellow Topangans.
Deborah is displaying five paintings, all conveying water. She uses water to express emotional states that could be explosive, calm, bubbly or tense. Two of the canvases have surrealistic imagery.
The following excerpt sets the stage for Persephones Passion, Lindas largest tapestry: The Passion Vine of my childhood was torn from my mothers garden as an invasive weed and thrown over the fence, into a canyon composting area. Years later, this tenacious
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBORAH KASHINSKY
Deborah Kashinsky will display five paintings, all conveying water. She uses water to express emotional states that could be explosive, calm, bubbly or tense.
vine found its way back over the fence to smile again in moms English garden. Our vine today started in the dry creek bed and did not show itself for many years until it reached the very top of the Acacia tree.
Diana Shore and Linda started this painting as a collaborative piece which grew in scale and complexity over several months. Persephone came into play when the Passion Fruit formed, later dropping to the earth to continue the cycle.
Other artists in the show are Lorraine Bubar, Carole Garland, J.K. Lavin and Roderick Smith. All the work is nature themed with a mysterious edge adding intrigue. The Rose Café, at 220 Rose Avenue in Venice, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Karen Black, curator, (310) 399-4736.