The main gallery at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica will display paintings by Santa Monica artist Marianne R.K., also known as Marika, beginning Saturday, Jan. 12 through March 24.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Edgemar, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.
Works displayed will be acrylic on canvas, with subjects including abstracts, landscapes, flowers and figurative pieces. Each of the paintings display a strong sense of color, a gallery spokesperson notes.
A longtime Santa Monica resident, Marika was born in Budapest, Hungary and later lived in Paris. Marika, who attended Montreal School of Fine Arts, has had her works shown in Montreal and Los Angeles. She is the author of a memoir, “All the Pretty Shoes.”
“For the past many years, I experimented with different mediums such as oil, water and acrylic,” she said.
“Today, I use mainly acrylic, although at times I experimented with mirrors and impasto. I find there are a few things in life I could not live without: music, colors and shapes. I am grateful that I can create images that come straight from within my soul.”
Information, (310) 392-7327, or www.edgemarcenter.org.