MEETING Location

Pickwick Gardens Conference Center, Orchid Room
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank CA 91506

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When you arrive at the conference center, continue driving to the rear and park near the garden entrance.

Be our Guest!

Please join us at our next meeting as a guest! Introduce yourself, get to meet some of us and share our passion for collage. As a guest you will pay a $5 admission fee (if you join CAA that day, the $5 is applied to the annual fee).

second chance!

Bring me all art magazines, wallpaper books, art materials, etc, for our second-chance table. Clean out your studio, share with others and support our Philanthropy Fund. — Christel Thompson, Philanthropy Chairperson

Meeting Dates

2014
September 26
November 21

Past Meetings

An archive of the guest artists who have presented at recent CAA meetings.

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held on September 26, 2014, 10:30am – 1pm.
Location: Pickwick Gardens Conference Center – see below for directions.
 
Meeting: May 16, 2014

Guest Artist: Kaoru Mansour

Kaoru Mansour is a native of Japan working as a painter in Los Angeles. Kaoru’s art investigates technical and material processes that lead to continually examined surfaces in her mixed media works and sculptures.

Born in Hyogo, she grew up in a small village in Japan where her fascination with plants took hold. Mansour came to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s and studied at Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design (now Otis College of Art and Design) at the end of that decade. Botanical imagery has figured in her work since that time.

Mansour’s graphic works reflect her native culture as well as her musical inclinations, composing images of plants and vegetation overlaid with graphical and diagrammatic notations. Her pieces range from more abstract paintings on paper to simplified botanical collage elements on panels layered with acrylic medium. These works make use of transfer, collage, acrylic, ink, and gold leaf.
Her fascination with nature and culture extends to her three-dimensional pieces. These focus on found materials such as string, pins, paint, and lettering built up and assembled onto gourds that somehow take on the appearance of the Los Angeles natural landscape, evoke Japanese pop culture, and even resemble small planets.

Her latest series " Meet me at the park" is completely abstract work which has as it's primary medium Niyodo paper, acrylic and thread on canvas.

Mansour has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Heather James Fine Art, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, LA Artcore Center, Blue Whale Jazz & Salon De La in Ginza, Tokyo . Her works are held in dozens of private and corporate collections. Her recent group exhibitions include international exchange shows between LA Artcore and its partners, Naresuan University Art Museum, Phitsanulok, Thailand.

Learn more about Kaoru on her website: kaorumansour.com

Direction to Meeting Location:

Pickwick Gardens Conference Center
Orchid Room
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank CA 91506

Directions and a map can be found on the Pickwick Gardens website. When you arrive at the conference center, continue driving to the rear and park near the garden entrance.

From the West Valley area: Ventura freeway (101) south/east to Ventura freeway (134) east, exit Buena Vista Street (exit 3), turn right from ramp and immediate left at light onto Riverside Drive. Travel east for about 1 mile. Just past Mariposa Avenue, Pickwick Gardens is on your left. Enter at the first entrance.

From the North Valley area: Golden State freeway (5) south, exit Alameda Avenue West (exit 145B). Continue on Alameda to Main Street and turn left. Travel south for about one-quarter of a mile. Turn right on Riverside Drive, Pickwick Gardens is on your right. Pass the bowling center and turn right into the second parking lot.

From the East/San Gabriel Valley areas: Ventura freeway (134) north/west to Golden State freeway (5) north, exit Alameda Avenue West (exit 145B) Continue on Alameda to Main Street and turn left. Travel south for about one-quarter of a mile. Turn right on Riverside Drive, Pickwick Gardens is on your right. Pass the bowling center and turn right into the second parking lot.

From Los Angeles West Side and points south: San Diego freeway (405) north to Ventura freeway (101) south/east to Ventura freeway (134) east, exit Buena Vista Street (exit 3), turn right from ramp and immediate left at light onto Riverside Drive. Travel east for about one mile. Just past Mariposa Avenue, Pickwick Gardens is on your left. Enter at the first entrance.

From Downtown/East Side: Pasadena freeway (110) north to Golden State freeway (5) north, exit Alameda Avenue West (exit 145B) Continue on Alameda to Main Street and turn left. Travel south for about one-quarter of a mile. Turn right on Riverside Drive, Pickwick Gardens is on your right. Pass the bowling center, turn right into the second parking lot.