The Word is ART, a unique coop artisan and gift gallery located at 9349 Venice Boulevard in downtown Culver City (Bagley and Venice Blvd.), will be marking the start of their second year in operation in January 2014. A series of upcoming featured artists will showcase the diverse group of more than 25 artists and craftspeople who together make up The Word is ART gallery.

ThTWIAgallerye Word is ART’s series of workshops and classes continue in February with:

Soul Stories: Flag Books and Found Writing
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Debra Disman
Fee: $65

Workshop Description: “Everyone has a story. All art is autobiographical. All books are narrative. All books, big and small, are intimate objects. Materials are just a language with which to tell a story.” – Nance O’Banion

Fuse art, craft and writing to create handmade books that uniquely express you, and your soul story. You will learn to create the fun and innovative “Flag Book” structure, and then discover new ways to add content to your book through the technique of “Found Writing,” a process that takes the anxiety OUT of writing and makes it fun, accessible, and even poetic! All materials included. Just bring yourself, and your creativity!”

The Pages Within
Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Kilmer
Fee $75

Workshop Description: “Our journal pages tell our stories by combining luscious, rich layers of paper and ink with moments of our own unique experiences. In this four-hour workshop, you will construct a hardbound journal from scratch. After we make the journal, you will then spend the rest of the class learning all new composition, design and self-expression through art journaling techniques. You will walk out of class with a brand new journal, several pages completed and your head full of new ideas and possibility!”

New Artist Event: Jenny Wyss

The Word is ART’s first artist event of 2014 will welcome artist Jenny Wyss to our gallery. Jenny’s artwork is characterized as a stylized dialogue with nature, realized through her exceptional jewelry design and acrylic paintings. Artistically, she sees the golden California sun in saturated color palettes that interpret and celebrate succulent forms. Her wearable art transforms common natural and craft materials into fine art that is worn, particularly at a miniature scale. Growing up in the coastal forests of the northwest and inspired by her love of nature she has now made Los Angeles, the city’s vibrancy, bright skies and desert flora her fuel for creative art. You will love it and her!

Jenny Wyss Artist Opening Reception
Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public

TWIA gallery2All events are held at The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Boulevard in downtown Culver City (Bagley and Venice Blvd.)

A Word of Thanks for 2013

The Word is Creative
The Word is Inspired
The Word is ART

X marks the spot to find creative inspired ART. That’s what makes up The Word is ART Gallery. All of our artists are looking forward to a great year ahead, and we have some fantastic new artists and creative ideas for our growing community. This year we will be featuring artist events, workshops, classes, trunk shows and more! As artists we are inspired daily — not only our visual surroundings but by our feelings about the environment, the city we live in and our local community. Please join us as we continue to partner with local businesses and artists in making our art home a truly unique environment.

The Word is ART is a unique cooperative artisan gallery that allows each artist to have an “art home” to allow people to view and purchase their art, allowing them to create exceptional work. More than 25 artists and craftspeople work together to share ideas to further enhance the gallery vision while building
their careers as professional artists. The Word is ART Gallery is located at 9349 Venice Boulevard (corner of Bagley and Venice) in downtown Culver City, CA 90232. For more information call 310-558-0856 or visit the website.

2022 Update: The Word is ART has closed its doors