Name Change for Palisades Newcomers Group

Members of Pacific Palisades Friends and Newcomers group recently took a trip to Mr. Brainwash Art Museum in Beverly Hills.

The friendly and welcoming local group, Palisades Newcomers & Friends Group has made a small name change to more accurately reflect its members. The new name is Pacific Palisades Friends and Newcomers.

Most members have lived in the Palisades or our neighboring communities of Malibu, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Topanga for many years (membership is open to residents of these communities only).

The purpose of the group is to provide a connection and introduction for newcomers and longtime residents to the community through participation in various social activities and some charitable ones.

Most recently, some members of the group made a trip to Mr. Brainwash Art Museum in Beverly Hills.

Artist Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, acquired the Museum of Television and Radio, and in December 2022, the interactive, all-ages art playground and museum opened, in the three-story building designed by renowned architect Richard Meier.

According to the website, Brainwash wanted to develop the museum “into a vibrant exhibit of his own works and those of other artists whom he admires – similar to his 2018 New York City pop-up exhibit which included paintings, sculptures and multi-media displays ‘brainwashed’ with his signature uplifting commentary, historical imagery, and a cornucopia of color.”

Guetta is a French-born Los Angeles-based street artist. His first solo show, Life Is Beautiful, opened in the summer of 2008, in a former T.V. studio in Hollywood. The show was on the cover of L.A. Weekly. Life Is Beautiful attracted thousands of people who lined the streets for blocks.

For info about the Newcomer’s club, click here.


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