Kelly Malka: Spring of Life Opening Reception

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Kelly Malka: Spring of Life Opening Reception

Opening reception celebrating the artist's gallery exhibition

By Theodore Payne Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 8 · 4 - 6pm PDT


Theodore Payne Foundation - Art Gallery 10459 Tuxford Street Los Angeles, CA 91352

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

About the Exhibition

Spring of Life is a visual exploration of how we as humans learn to coexist and adapt to our ever-changing natural surroundings. As the drought continues to shape our landscape and lives, I wanted this collection of work to show both the interaction of us within our newly shaped natural world, as well as a celebration of the plants that can thrive in this dry environment.

Spring of Life features original paintings as well as archival prints.

About the Artist

Kelly Malka is an illustrator and designer living and working in her hometown of Los Angeles. As a first–generation American born into a strong Jewish Moroccan heritage, Kelly spent her summers traveling abroad to see her family. It was on these trips that she was able to absorb the colors, language, tradition, and culture that later informed and inspired her artistic style. Kelly’s love for illustration led her to the USC Roski School of Fine Art where she focused on graphic design. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco to work as a Visual Designer in advertising, but always made space for her passion for illustration in addition to her day job. After 5 years in the ad world, Kelly moved back to Los Angeles in March 2020 to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time illustrator and artist. Since pivoting into illustration during a painful time both nationally and globally, Kelly has found greater reward in being able to create work that has felt more meaningful, personal, and purposeful. She has worked with clients and organizations such as Nike, Adobe, Doc Martens, Rock the Vote, Heal The Bay, HP, Netflix, The LA Times, and many more.

Special parking instructions

Limited parking; early arrival suggested. Carpool or rideshare is encouraged.

Overflow street parking available on Tuxford, Wheatland, or Ledge.

Out of respect for our neighbors please do not block driveways.

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About the organizer

Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.

We are located on 22 acres of canyon land in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley. Our full-service native plant nursery, seed room, book store, art gallery, demonstration gardens, and hiking trails are open to the public year round. We offer garden tours and classes for adults and families, as well as field trips to TPF and in-classroom programs for children. Friendly on-leash dogs are welcome and there is no admission charge!