2/20/2018

Watch the Oscars While Supporting LLS at the Upper West, March 4, 2018

The Upper West hosts an Oscars Watch Party to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on Sunday, March 4. Celebrate the Oscars while giving back to an important nonprofit.

Enjoy an Oscar ballot contest, silent auction and opportunity drawing, as well as the exquisite cuisine of The Upper West restaurant, which will contribute a percentage of all sales to LLS.

Sara Fay raises money for LLS in memory of her father, who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia. This will be the fifth year she has co-hosted the event at The Upper West.

Fay said she was impressed with The Upper West's amazing commitment to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the years.

Like many people, Cameron Iverson’s life has been affected by Leukemia and Lymphoma. “I got involved in Oscars Night at The Upper West in 2016 during my first season fundraising for LLS and training with Team In Training,” said Iverson, who was influenced by his wife’s commitment to the organization.

Fay and Iverson are co-hosting the Oscars Party with The Upper West. They are currently training for triathlons to raise awareness and funds for LLS' important research and patient programs. Over the years, Fay and Iverson have raised more than $100,000 for the cause. See image below from last year's event; Photo by Paiwei Wei

The viewing party begins at 4:30 pm (at the start of the red carpet event). Attendees are encouraged to dress for the occasion and participate in the Oscar winner prediction challenge. Prizes and additional drawings will be part of the event. There is a suggested donation of $20. The full menu will be available.

Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. For more information or to make reservations, call 310.586.1111 or visit TheUpperWest.com. To find out more about LLS, see LLS.org.

1/22/2018

February 2nd, Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz Set to Show at 643 Project Space


“Free Or Best Offer” opens at 643 Project Space in Ventura, California, Friday evening, February 2, 2018 featuring longtime artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz, who happen to be a husband and wife team who have been married for thirty-seven years. They are both talented artists with successful careers, who choose to collaborate on a variety of projects.

Margie grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and now has lived in California for 20 years. Currently she spends months on the east coast every year. Bob grew up and lived in Philadelphia, lived in the Midwest and in California for equal amounts of time. As a couple they have been colored by diverse geography and experiences and have produced a unique body of work.

Fried Dough 2018  oil on canvas   40" x 60"   

This exhibition is a collaborative effort, featuring the paintings of Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. Both have been creating art all of their lives…but have been working together for the past three years. The artists approach their work with a different point of view and process but they have consistently worked through any obstacles. Each paint on their own schedules. “I try to paint every day. My best painting time is different from Bob’s. He can start right after coffee in the morning and get in his hours of work. I, on the other hand, start at 3PM and can go on until late at night or until I finish what I was trying to accomplish for that day.” Bob paints as often as he can while he arranges his schedule around teaching at Ventura College.

Queen Of The Desert, oil on canvas, 35" x 45"
 
The artists plan and compose all of their collaborations, but never work on them at the same time. “One of us starts and we alternate. We critique each other’s work every day after a certain amount of work has been done by one or the other.”

Bob went on to say, “One afternoon I came home and Margie said, ‘By the way, I painted over everything you did yesterday.’” He continued, “I looked at the painting and it had vastly improved. We realized early that we would have to be all over each other’s work. As a result, we sign the paintings, MB Mosk.”

“The first painting we collaborated on focused on the unusual juxtaposition of a nude standing in a field with seven curious and friendly beef cows from Maine,” said Bob. “We exhibited this painting at the bG Gallery in Santa Monica as part of its first show of the season in 2015.”  

Natural Gas 2016  oil on canvas  40" x 60"

The artists continue to work on their own individual paintings as well. “Our work is quite different and we continue to produce and exhibit our own paintings,” said Bob. Marjorie said since they come from different orientations, there is never a conflict with their individual work. “Bob comes from a figurative tradition and I have moved from abstraction to landscape.”

The opening reception will be held from 6-9pm on Friday, February 2, 2018. 643 Project Space is located at 643 Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA. “Free Or Best Offer” runs through February 24th, 2018.

Visit the art by appointment, or call for more information 805-289-6273 or email mfurmanski@sbcglobal.net.