Category Archives: Arts

Michelle Villemaire ‘Yarn Bombs’ the Village Green with a Fourth of July Theme

After months of Covid-19 mandates and restrictions, along with the shutdown of schools and businesses, Palisadians are looking for normalcy as places slowly reopen. One interesting return to normal is a treat: the annual “yarn bombing” in Pacific Palisades, which has … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Thoughts about the Steadfast Statue

It took 30 years and a Covid-19 pandemic with stay-at-home orders for me to finish a needlepoint. About two decades ago, I threw it in the trash unfinished but unbeknownst to me, my husband dragged it out. Not only that, … Continue reading

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Googie Architecture Captured the Spirit of the ‘50s

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Photos: Steve Loeper Googie, the futuristic commercial architecture seen on everything from coffee shops to gas stations across mid-century Los Angeles, perfectly captured the city as it evolved into a car-oriented, decentralized metropolis. … Continue reading

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Learn How to Make Photos Look Professional with a July Course Taught by Rick Steil

Almost everyone is snapping photos on their iPhones and posting them on social media sites, but most are not really good. This summer, residents and (nonresidents) will have a chance to learn from a professional how to take and produce … Continue reading

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Gyms, Fitness Centers and Dance Studios, Including Westside Ballet, Fight for Survival Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

  Yvonne Mounsey founded Westside School of Ballet in 1967 and trained dancers of all ages until her passing in 2012. A former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced the lead in numerous ballets for George Balachine. … Continue reading

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Julie Starr Dresner Temporarily Shifts from Designing Jewelry to Sewing Masks

  Julie Starr Dresner, who has her own jewelry design business, went back to her costuming roots and sewed 20 masks that were donated to the nurses at Children’s Hospital L.A. She is a member of the Costume Designers Guild, … Continue reading

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Free Goodie Bags at the YMCA, and Theatre Palisades Youth Auditions:

  GOODIE BAGS FOR KIDS: Tomorrow, May 2, between 10 a.m. and noon, the Palisades-Malibu YMCA will give out free activity bags for the kids. Executive Director Jim Kirtley said that May 2 is Healthy Kids Day and even though … Continue reading

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Noted Artist Anthony Pearson Supplies Much-Needed Books at Little Free Libraries in the Palisades

“I’ve noticed three times in the past week boxes of discarded books left in the rain,” long-time Pacific Palisades resident Anthony Pearson wrote on Nextdoor on April 12. “I know it can be difficult to find a home for these … Continue reading

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Fine Art Photographer Sara Jane Boyers Adds Art to Poems

In 1922, T.S. Eliot began his famous poem, “The Waste Land,” with these lines: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, … Continue reading

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Window Between Worlds Introduces Free Art Workshop

As people are “trapped” in their homes, and errands are confined to a run to the grocery store or restaurant take-out, stress can mount. The national healing arts nonprofit, A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), is offering a free resource for … Continue reading

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