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    WeHo Artists Capture WeHo Life in WEHO IN PASO Exhibit

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    This here is a reminder that the WeHo in Paso art exhibit has made its way to the City of West Hollywood for the month of November. The exhibit is now on display at the Werle Building, 626 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, and will be up from November 8 – December 1, 2018. It first showcased at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, about a three to four-hour drive from WeHo.

    WeHo in Paso explores life in the City of West Hollywood through the unique and personal lens of twelve artists who live in the city. Presented in partnership with Studios on the Park in Paso Robles California, the collection of artworks includes animations, archival digital prints, original paintings, pen and ink drawings, and photographs made by artists who live in West Hollywood, CA. The exhibition addresses Space, Support and Visibility, three of the principles in the WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community based cultural plan.

    Image credit: Eugene Salandra, FaerieFilm, 1993, Digital transfer of a film animation
    Image credit: Miguel Andrisani, Fabulous Fearless: Bike, 2018, Hand drawn digital print
    Jon Viscott and WeHo Council Member Lauren Meister at WeHo in Paso Exhibit Reception – Photo by Paulo Murillo

    Artists include: Miguel Andrisani, Tony Coelho, Thom Dower, Martin Gantman, K Ryan Henisey, MONCHO1929, Eileen O’Meara, Dan Pyle, Eugene Salandra, SKÜT, SMITH, and West Hollywood official photographer Jon Viscott.

    The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), City Poet Laureate, Drag Queen Story Hour, Free Theater in the Parks, Grants, Holiday Programming, Human Rights Speaker Series, Library Exhibits, National Poetry Month, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer Sounds + Winter Sounds, Urban Art (permanent public art), and WeHo Reads.

    The newly renovated Werle Building is a two-story office building built in 1940 in the Streamline Moderne style. The City of West Hollywood purchased the building in 1987. The building is named for Daniel Werle, a fashion designer whose “Werle Originals” graced film and television actresses such as Loretta Young, Gloria Swanson, Barbara Stanwyck and Marlo Thomas. The building is currently home to the West Hollywood Recovery Center, the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, as well as the new home of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

    Jon Viscott, After the Storm, 2017, Photograph printed on vinyl (1/1)

    WeHo Arts: The Plan is a community-based cultural plan for the City of West Hollywood. It is the result of an iterative 18-month process that took place during 2016 and 2017, and included contributions from over 1,700 individuals and many groups. The City’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) guides the work of The Plan. The Plan will guide the City of West Hollywood’s arts and culture programs and services over the next 5+ years. WeHo Arts: The Plan was approved by the West Hollywood City Council on August 21, 2017.

    Image credit: K Ryan Henisey, APOLLO, HYANCINTH, AND ZEPHYRUS, 2018, Mixed media triptych: ink, oil, paper, and metal foil on canvas.

    West Hollywood Artist Registry: In 2017 the City of West Hollywood initiated the West Hollywood Artist Registry in an effort to connect with the City’s professional artist population and provide greater access to the City’s opportunities for artists. The City’s Arts Division uses the Registry as a way to better understand its artist population, how to better support artists, and to inform working artists about art opportunities in West Hollywood. The database includes individuals who live in the City of West Hollywood with active professional art practices, of all disciplines. Applications are accepted online with an open deadline.

    The exhibition will remain on view by appointment until December 1, 2018. Email [email protected] to make a reservation.

    To learn more information about the City of West Hollywood and its arts programs visit www.weho.org/arts.

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