September 25, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Upper West To Host New Exhibition Sunday, Oscar Party Benefit Feb. 22:

By Henry Long

Santa Monica artist Bobbie Rich hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Although she now resides on the west coast, the artist has lived all over the U.S. in states such as Texas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Illinois.

Starting to create art at an early age, her fist medium was drawing. In 1997 oil became her preferred medium. She also works in mixed media and recently added stained glass and mosaic.

Rich’s paintings will be featured in a solo exhibition entitled “A Parade of Ladies” on the walls of Upper West at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica starting Sunday.

A well-known restaurant, Upper Westwas originally introduced to Rich by friends and often dines there.

She said she was excited to show her work there and added it was a great venue to feature art with its high ceilings and large walls.

“Upper West is a beautiful space with delicious food and a fabulous atmosphere,” Rich said. “The happy hour is particularly amazing. The unique cocktails are delicious and I love how it feels like home – only better!”

Rich will exhibit 15 to 20 works of art, which will include oil, acrylic, metal leaf, paper, molding paste and more on stretched canvas.

“My figures are primarily oil paint, but mixed media does tend to sneak in,” she said.

The exhibit will feature medium to large-scale canvases sporting fashion forward women that range from satirical to elegant.

“The intricate patterns in the women’s clothing contrast with the bolder, looser brushstrokes of their flesh,” Rich said. “There is a play on space with some surfaces painted flatly and others more modeled and dimensional.”

In her painting “Taken,” the artist explained, “I started with a blind contour drawing. The painting mixes flat and more modeled elements, realistic and exaggerated. It is clearly about possession.”

Rich’s painting are currently on view in private collections in Florence, Kuwait, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and more.

“A Parade of Ladies” opens Sunday, Feb. 8, with an opening reception from 4 pm to 7 pm, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through March.

For more information on Rich, visit www.BobbieRich.com.

2nd Annual Oscar Fundraiser

Upper West is hosting an Oscars viewing party for the second year in a row starting at 4:30 pm on Sunday, Feb. 22.

The party starts at the same time as the red carpet coverage. Attendees are encouraged to fill out Oscar winner predictions and stay to watch the show with delicious food and drinks.

There will be prizes for the most accurate Oscars predictions, and other prizes for opportunity drawings.

Upper West is also giving back generously at this event. The restaurant will donate 25 percent of all sales on Oscar night to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which is dedicated to advancing research, treatment, awareness, support, and cures for blood cancers. Reservations are encouraged.

Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. For more information, call 310.586.1111 or visit www.theupperwest.com.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: Boulders Blocking Westside Encampment

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

City officials recently removed boulders placed on sidewalks by some Westside residents to prevent the formation of a homeless encampment...

Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? Santa Monica Beat – September, 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? * Increases In...

SMC to Be Online for Winter and Spring 2021

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

College cites lack of available vaccine  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced it will be delivering classes...

Edify TV: Al Fresco Program Ending?

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

During a COVID-19 pandemic many restaurants have found aid through the City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program, but...

Local Breweries Say They Have Been Unfairly Shuttered as County Passes Grant Program

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

$10 million grant program approved by Board of Supervisors  By Sam Catanzaro Will a $10 million grant program be enough...

Santa Monica Loses Vegan Restaurant

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Space housing Santa Monica vegan restaurant Viva Vegan up for lease By Sam Catanzaro A vegan restaurant in Santa Monica...

Risks Posed by Wildfire Smoke

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

UCLA pulmonologist on how people can tell if the wildfires are making them sick By Toi Creel Even if you...

Will Los Angeles County See Another Spike in COVID-19 Cases?

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

County health officials keeping close eye on data this week By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health officials are monitoring...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Fire Department Fighting Blazes Across State

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

The Santa Monica Fire Department has been busy helping combat wildfires burning throughout the state. Learn more in this video...

Lawmakers and Residents Take Steps Towards Police Reform

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Santa Monica residents will soon have more control of policing after local lawmakers took significant steps to reform the Santa...

2020 Census Due September 30th: Santa Monica Beat – September, 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * 2020 Census Due September 30th * Bobcat Fire Reaches Historical Size...

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Offers Free “Living With Diabetes” Zoom Patient Conference

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

By Staff Writer Although the novel coronavirus has dominated the health space this year, other diseases — like diabetes —...

SMa.r.t. Column: Spending and Pension Policies Are Undermining Our City’s Future

September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

Our guest columnist this week is Marc L. Verville. He is a native of Santa Monica, now lives in Sunset...

4.6 Quake Felt in Santa Monica

September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

4.6 magnitude quake recorded Friday night By Sam Catanzaro A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck the San Gabriel Valley Friday sending...

Edify TV: Miramar Santa Monica Redevelopment

September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

The Santa Monica skyline may look different in the future with a major redevelopment of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel &...