CA 101: an art extravaganza

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Your highway to fine art

CA 101 opens Friday evening in Redondo Beach

by Bondo Wyszpolski

Back with a vengeance, CA 101 returns to Redondo Beach, this time with 230 artworks by 73 different artists, and the opening is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the historic library inside of Veterans Park.

Curated by Nina Zak Laddon, the exhibition spans three weekends. All mediums are represented, including paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, collage, crafted work, assemblage art, and 12 installations. The artists are from across the country, although most of them are local or regional.

There’s also a small tribute to the late Jari Havlena (1921-2012) who was a longtime artist of note in the South Bay.

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CA 101 has mushroomed in numerous venues over the years, mostly in vacant storefronts, gyms, and restaurants. Always inventive, always creative, with a team of dedicated volunteers that has made each incarnation a memorable experience.

The event is hosted by the Friends of Redondo Beach Arts.

In addition, there is a free jazz concert by the Mark Fitchett Trio taking place on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. However, RSVPs are required, stating the number of guests:

Exhibition dates are Sept. 3 to 5, 9 to 11, and 16 to 18. Gallery hours are noon to 7 p.m.

It’s free if you mention the Easy Reader. And it’s free even if you don’t.

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Paid parking available at the Redondo Beach Pier or in the surrounding neighborhood.

The Redondo Beach Historic Library is located at 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach.

To learn more, and to see a list of participating artists, visit ER


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