Street Shots: Lost and Found

The Crest Westwood
The Crest Westwood opened as the 500-seat UCLAN Theatre in late 1940, and was built with a stage for live performance in addition to movie screenings. Frances Seymour Fonda, wife of Henry and mother of Jane and Peter, financed the theatre. Architect Arthur W. Hawes, also known for designing the Hollywood Reporter Building, designed the Crest in an austere Art Deco & Moderne style.

The Crest Westwood

LOST: My favorite movie theater permanently closed? Imagine that.

FOUND: The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture along with its performing arts program, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, announced the acquisition of the Crest Theater on Westwood Boulevard in 2018. The landmark venue will be transformed into a new off-campus performing arts space that will serve as an important addition to UCLA’s rich offering of cultural venues and resources across the city. (Details in the UCLA Newsroom)

The Big Picture: Movie history in the making as traced by Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. It’s a great read.


Seeing Red: Bréguet 14 Flying Solo at bG Gallery

Bréguet 14 Mash-up, a high-flying member of the widely-exhibited Smash-up/Mash-up photographic digital art series by Robert Koss, goes solo in exhibition opening June 12 at bG Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica

I am excited to be a part of the Spectrum Gestalt 8 exhibition at the bG Gallery at Bergamot Station. Hope you can come to the opening and keep me company. My artwork is in the Red spectrum. (Due to social distancing, the time-slot for the Red spectrum is 3-4pm.)

Part curatorial, part installation, Spectrum-Gestalt brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and mediums, grouping them into an expansive spectrum of color.

Check it out at santamonica.bgartdealings.com

Spectrum Gestalt 8

June 12 – July 5, 2021

Where: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Web: bGartgalleries.com

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 19th 2:00pm – 7:00pm PST

Virtual Zoom Reception: Tuesday, June 29th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm PST.

Only 20 people will be allowed in the gallery at once to allow for proper social distancing.