The Word is ART, a unique coop artisan and gift gallery located at 9349 Venice Boulevard in downtown Culver City (Bagley and Venice Blvd.), marked the start of their second year 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.

New Artist Event: Jenny Wyss

Jenny Wyss Artist Event is Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

WordisArt-JennyWyssOur first artist event of 2014 will feature new artist Jenny Wyss to our gallery. Her artwork is characterized by a stylized dialogue with nature, realized through her exceptional jewelry design and paintings. Artistically, she sees the golden California sun in saturated color palettes that interpret and celebrate succulent forms. All 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!

For more information call 310-558-0856 or see us on the web at

The Word is ART’s popular series of workshops and classes will continue in March with:

Painted Light Switch Plates
Sunday, March 2, 2014
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Instructor: Debra Disman
Fee: $65

Instructor Debra Disman: “Spruce up any space with a hand-painted, personalized light switch plate! Learn how to sand, prime, base paint, glaze, stencil, varnish, and otherwise design, adorn and embellish this mini-canvas (including hardware) to create a unique accent and expression.

Perfect for gifts, children’s rooms, retails spaces, and just about anywhere.
All materials included. You just bring the light switch plate of your choice, though a selection will be provided.”

Pieces of Me: Self Expression with Collage
Sunday, March 16, 2014
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Kilmer
Fee $75

Instructor Kelly Kilmer: “What do you get when you combine paper, pens, stencils, stickers, and stamps with new techniques in composition, design, color and means of self expression together on the page? You get truly unique and personal pages of art. Learn techniques that are applicable to ANY art form. Yes, we’ll be “painting with paper” (collage) but learning art techniques that can be used and adapted to whatever art you want to work on. You will learn several new techniques in using collage as a means of self expression. See the Word is Art website for a supply list.”

Beauty and the Charm Holder
Saturday, March 22, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Mari Burnette
Fee: $85.00

Instructor Marbi Burnette: “We will cover wire wrapping, forging and texturing the wire, as well as adhering text to some of your objects. You will learn to make eye pins, headpins, and other simple wire wrapping techniques. We will begin the class by making a charm holder. Then we will hang charms, beads, found objects, etc, from the holder. Once the charm holder is complete we will continue with more wire wrapping while we embellish a chain with beads and several bead stations. When finished, you will have two fabulous pieces, to be worn alone or together. You will be the envy of all, once you have transformed plain ole wire and chain into Beauty and the Charm Holder.”

To register for classes:

A Word of Thanks for 2013
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TWIAgallery PC-1X 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! 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 artist’s 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 up with local businesses and artists in making our art home a truly unique environment.

About The Word is ART Gallery

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 see us on the web at