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Opening Reception and “When Pigs Fly” at the New Topanga Canyon Gallery 

“The Modern G” by Debbi Greene. Photos courtesy of
Topanga Canyon Gallery

Artists from Topanga and neighboring communities have come together to create a new venue for art in Topanga. The new location of Topanga Canyon Gallery is 137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, across from the south entrance to Pine Tree Circle. The opening reception and celebration will be on October 23 from 4PM to 7PM. 

The opening show “When Pigs Fly” is a whimsical reimagining of the axiom that turns the concept of the impossible on its head, celebrating the bohemian joie de vivre that exemplifies Topanga Canyon. This premier group art exhibition celebrates the gallery’s move and rebranding as a salient contemporary art gallery, representing emerging and established artists in LA County. Locals are invited to visit the reimagining of the gallery,  and take in art that celebrates creative freedom in a relaxed atmosphere.

One of the newly participating artists showing in “When Pigs Fly” is June Kim. Ms. Kim builds her sculptures and installations by fabricating red thread on plexiglass structures. The materials she uses, and her hand sewing process, are inspired by the red thread concept from ancient Asian belief, that we are all destined to meet our significant others with invisible red thread connection.  

Another new participant, Debbi Green, has a long history in the Topanga art community and is now presenting a new evolution in her work. “In the past year or so, I have been honing my craft so that I can have better color combinations, use freer brush strokes, trust myself and play more! New work, new experiences will be different but definitely evidence of me, same humor and same love of color,” says Ms. Green. 

“When Pigs Fly” will present new work by 15 participating artists. Future shows at the gallery will exhibit a comprehensive body of work by two artists, each in a separate gallery space. Every three weeks a new artist’s work will occupy each space, to give art lovers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of a number of artists each season.

“When Pigs Fly” will be showing from October 22 through November 7. The Gallery is open Fridays 2PM – 7PM, and Saturdays and Sundays noon – 5 PM. Please join in welcoming the new gallery at the opening reception on October 23 from 4PM – 7PM.

“Knots” by June Kim

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