Art Update

Bread & Salt SM Graphic - HUCI think it’s important to show older work.  Recently I was contacted by HUC-JIR, the Hebrew Jewish University for their BREAD & SALT Exhibit.  These are taking place all across the city and is a year-long celebration.  They went on my website.  In an effort to explore my Jewish heritage, I joined JAI, Jewish Art Initiative, a wonderful organization founded by Ruth Weisberg.  The curator for HUC  took the time to go to my website which I so appreciated.   I grew up in the Fairfax District, home to Canter’s and yes, I am connected to Jewish food and all food oriented events  in a big way.  They saw some older works from 2010 of which food was a focus.

I am honored to be in this exhibit! So please join us on April 25th, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., Jewish Wisdom and Wellness Learning together with Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion and the Kalsn Judism and Health, warmly invite you to the opening of BREAD & SALT, an exhibit that is a year-long city-wide festival exploring Jews and Food. At 7:00 P.M, there is a light reception  with a talk by HUC-JIR  Curator Anne Hromadka at 7:30P.M.

WHERE: 3077 University Avenue, LA CA 90007, and at the USC Campus.

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 25th,7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

More Art Happenings:


Current Exhibition: “PUBLIC SETTINGS… private conversations My solo 20 year retrospective, highlighting the people and places of the valley.  Exhibition runs from March 24 through June 30th, 2018.  18860 Nordhoff Street., Suite 204, Northridge CA 91324-3885 at The Museum of The San Fernando Valley.  For additional information contact: Jackie Langa at Hours from the 23rd due to renovation is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-5 P.M.

If you can’t make it to the retrospective view an art film created by Eric Minh Swenson on his U Tube Channel.  Eric Minh Swenson covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at

IMG_1070Upcoming for June: Torrance Art Museum:   These partially begun panels will continue their process and growth  at  Studio System ll.  This  is a group residency with a mix of National, Regional and International artists.   Come make some marks!  Pick a panel of mine  that you want to be a part of.  I will draw your face into it while we hang out. or show you how to use my materials right on the panel.     12 artists come together for 30 days to exchange ideas, make their art and interact with visitors.  Artists will be there 4 days a week.   Artist and Head Curator:  The amazing Max Presneill

Runs June 1st – June 30 Where: 3320 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90503

Hours are Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 11-5 P.M., closed Sunday and Monday.  Call (310) 618-6388 for more information.

Upcoming for July: One night Pop-Up Exhibit at the Bendix Building at POST Gallery, DTLA in the Fashion District for “Deja-vu Realism” for the next round of Kamikazes.




Author: jodibonassi

I am a Los Angeles native. Really! Born in DTLA! My works lead the viewer into a dialogue about the connections and differences between people in contemporary times. The rich cultural diversity inspires me to look at the sometimes momentary but intense relationships experienced by people passing through or living in the urban environment. I am a metro queen, riding the rails and using my countless sketches and photographs for painterly portraits of people and creatures in an urban milieu.

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