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  • Kathy Leonardo has been writing for the Santa Monica Mirror since 2011. She currently has a column called "Talk of the Town" in The Mirror, which features local dining and theater as well as art and music events. Leonardo has been writing for Los Angeles newspapers as well as national and international publications for the past 15 years. In addition to the Santa Monica Mirror and Westside Today, Leonardo's articles have been published in Huffington Post, The Argonaut, LA Weekly, Downtown News, Santa Monica Daily Press, Artillery Magazine, and WhiteHot Magazine, among others. She is the founder of an art and entertainment website called www.LAArtParty.com , which spotlights fun art related events taking place all over Los Angeles each weekend.
Happy Hour Delights

Happy Hour Delights

Happy Hours are abundant on the Westside of L.A. So many restaurants these days are offering lower priced menus, and very often it’s exactly the same items that are served during the dinner rush. Dine ...

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Beverly Hills artSHOW returns this weekend

Beverly Hills artSHOW returns this weekend

The Beverly Hills artSHOW is back this weekend with a pop edge and a first time 3D installation along with more traditional works. Offering something for everyone, the established art fair has been ru ...

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Summer art exhibits sizzle from Santa Monica to Culver City

Summer art exhibits sizzle from Santa Monica to Culver City

Summer is in full swing as many galleries offer inspiring summer exhibitions. With diplomatic ties being restored between the U.S. and Cuba. It’s a perfect time to celebrate the art of Cuba. Start you ...

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New Media Film Festival returns to Westwood’s Landmark Theater June 9-10

New Media Film Festival returns to Westwood’s Landmark Theater June 9-10

Movies play a part in so many of our lives. If you are a lover of independent films, head to the New Media Film Festival at the Landmark Theater in Westwood on Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 10. ...

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New beginnings from Culver City to Venice

New beginnings from Culver City to Venice

It’s been almost a year since Fabien Castanier Gallery relocated to its larger Culver City gallery from Studio City in May 2014. “We are very happy at our new location,” said PR Manager and gallery as ...

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From Culver City to Abbot Kinney, get ready for a Westside art hop this weekend

From Culver City to Abbot Kinney, get ready for a Westside art hop this weekend

March stormed in like a lion with a few rainy nights, but it’s back to clear skies and perfect weather for art hopping on the Westside this weekend. Saturday proves to be a busy evening for art partie ...

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Brian Bress creates art in action at Cherry & Martin

Brian Bress creates art in action at Cherry & Martin

When one writes about art, one often comes to expect the norm – paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. Mixed media has crept into the repertoire of many skilled artists and now plays a prominent par ...

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Beverly Hills artSHOW to  celebrate 40th birthday at Beverly Gardens this weekend

Beverly Hills artSHOW to celebrate 40th birthday at Beverly Gardens this weekend

By Kathy Leonardo Throughout the years, Beverly Hills has attracted visitors from all over the globe. Seduced by its glamour, some come to visit and to gawk at its stars. Others chase the elusive drea ...

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Westside art openings continue this weekend

Westside art openings continue this weekend

The most popular day of the year for post-summer art receptions has always been the first Saturday after Labor Day. This year galleries have chosen to stagger their events – here it is, the third week ...

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The Yin & Yang Of Technology Featured At Two Westside Galleries

The Yin & Yang Of Technology Featured At Two Westside Galleries

These days, keeping up with technology is a necessity, but one cannot always predict positive or negative outcomes. Becoming computer literate and hosting a YouTube channel has become the norm. With t ...

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