2.21 BrookeHarker with Broadway n 6th Upper West recently welcomed a new artist on February 21.  “Memoirs of Cities” features the cityscapes of Brooke Harker and is lighting the dining room. The work will remain on view through May.

See image: Brooke Harker with her painting Broadway & 6th

Upper West is known for its incredible cuisine, but it also hosts wonderful art events.

Brooke’s large vibrant paintings truly embrace the expansive walls. “Memoirs of Cities” features a variety of works based on several themes. The cityscapes selected for the exhibition feature recognizable places such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Catalina and more.

Festive Days is one of the works in the exhibition which was inspired by her love for umbrellas. “Festive Days shares a celebration of sketching umbrellas on the Fourth of July, one of the best times to see umbrellas on the beach. It fascinates me to think that each time a person places their umbrellas in the sand, the pattern created will never be repeated again at any time, anywhere. Maybe all of life is like this…it’s just something about umbrellas that helps me understand this concept.”

SFeb21-UpperWest-BrookeHarker-Festive Days 36 x 48 by Brooke Harker ink acrylic  oil on canvas see image: Brooke Harker, Festive Days 36 x 48, ink, acrylic & oil on canvas

Be sure to pop in, to enjoy the exhibition. Upper West has incredible food as well as a wonderful happy hour – be sure to check the website.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404
Phone: 310 586-1111
Website: http://www.theupperwest.com/  http://www.brookeharker.com/