Long-time Culver City resident and artist/designer Jerome “Jerry” Ackerman will be next week’s featured speaker at the Culver City Historical Society’s general meeting on Wed. Jan. 16.The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room, 4117 Overland Ave. Ackerman will discuss his life with his late wife and collaborator, Evelyn Ackerman, in conversation with gallery director Gerard Brien of Reform Gallery.
The Ackermans’ works have been exhibited at LACMA, the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. Evelyn was one of the founding Culver City Arts Committee members and was responsible for placing the Cougars artwork by Gwynn Murrill at the corner of Hannum and Slauson avenues.
Following Ackerman’s talk, there will also be a brief discussion of upcoming programs and projects, as well as updates on the activities and exhibits in the Archives and Resource Center (ARC); the Center will be opened following the meeting.
For more information, please call the Society at (310) 253-6941, email info@CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org or visit www.culvercityhistoricalsociety.org