by Pablo Capra
Photos by David Blattel
Artwork by James Mathers
Lower Topanga residents will be reading poetry from their book Idlers of the Bamboo Grove at the Howell-Green Fine Art Gallery in Pine Tree Circle on Saturday, March 29, at 4 p.m.. The book, edited by Pablo Capra, is a collection of poems expressing feelings of love and loss in Lower Topanga as the long-standing neighborhood is uprooted by State Parks to make way for a public park.
The reading will also mark the opening of an exhibit a the gallery of photographs of Lower Topanga by David Blattel. The opening and reading event is free, and there will be live music. The exhibit runs from March 25 through April 5.
Idlers of the Bamboo Grove is available for sale at Howell-Green and The Elder Tree in Pine Tree Circle.
Howell-Green is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information call (310) 455-3991.