Kevin Cody

Beach art – CA 101 expands in depth and reach

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The seven-year-old  “CA 101” is beginning to seem like the defining moment for art in the South Bay. This year’s two week long exhibit was expanded to not only include art from California, but from the rest of the country and even from overseas. Curator Nina Zak Laddon expressed the hope that “knowledge of other cultures and other points of view will enrich the life of every visitor.” Exhibition director Sandra Liljenwall added, “The enthusiasm of the artists we’ve dealt with nationally and internationally has been extraordinary.” And lastly, in the words of Chantal Toporow, president of the Friends of Redondo Arts Group, under whose auspices these exhibitions take place, “‘CA 101’ is consistently building our social and cultural capital, as well as community cohesion, by providing a collective experience of public expression around us.”

Over 100 artists, including 25 from Redondo Beach were represented on the spacious walls of the former Gold’s Gym, across from King Harbor. The show ran from June 1 through June 10.

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