On any Monday morning, at Canyon Coffee in Laurel Canyon, you’ll find a number of local artists and musicians. While most little corporate climbers gather and compare weekends, you’ll never find Annette (Wyrick-Solari), Spike (Stewart), Art (Weeks) or Evan (York) chained to any desk in Los Angeles, but instead you’ll find them at Laurel Canyon Country Store with a bunch of local artists –drinking coffee at their “water cooler”. While most coffee joints are filled with tech savvy MacBook owners, I have yet to see a laptop or electronic device (other than a cell phone) while taking my coffee (black/no sugar) at The Country Store. The conversation is never about politics. Although, someone did offer to sell me a 1969 Fender Telecaster (I have been known to strum some blues guitar myself), but I digress– The conversation wanders from guitars (Gibson E150), music, art–things that give life meaning and color. Last week, the talk was all about the Laurel Canyon Art Show, which will feature over a dozen Laurel Canyon artists. Brought together by the talented, expressionist painter, Annette Wyrick-Solari, the show will feature Spike Stewart, Joe Basurto, Shalamar Herman and a host of others, that will display no less than 75 pieces. On Wednesday, I spoke with Annette by phone as she prepared for the event. She told me that when she decided to paint the interior of her 3300 square foot ranch style home, located at at 2617 Laurel Pass, she was going to open it up as gallery for a night. She saw the upgrade as the perfect opportunity to hold an art show. When else would you be able to nail holes and pin art work to the walls and not worry about it? So after the show all the evidence will be puttied and patched–what will be left are the memories and photos of the evening. After the posters were printed, more people requested to be apart of the event. Come out and say hello, it’s bound to be a great evening in Laurel Canyon. Please stop by and be apart of this special event.
When: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 6-9PM
Who: Art Weeks, Evan York, Shalamar Herman, Joe Basurto, Katy Parks Wilson, Esther Galil, Paul PB Brown, Spike Stewart, Judith Dryland, Chris Smith, Annette Wyrick-Solari