LA LIFE: Art, Free Trees, Chocolate & Art, Tomato Shows

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LA Life, Art, Free Tress, chcolate and art, tomato shows

Just couldn’t help myself Tomatoes from showing this picture of my 90-year-old mother winning the title of Prom Queen on Valentine’s Day. It’s a first for her and just goes to show, no matter what your age, dreams can come true. A new exhibit at LACMA honors mid-century artist Charles White. You know that I LOVE City Plants and their FREE “Tree Adoption” events are back. Two fabulously talented Tomatoes, Wendy Hammers and Roxanne Captor, need your support for their artistic endeavors, “Ripe” and “A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser”.  And geez, I almost dropped my mug of hot chocolate when I read there is a “Chocolate and Art Show.” Go forth and enjoy!

Till June 9.  Charles White, A Retrospective

Till June 9.  Charles White, A Retrospective

As you can see Tomatoes from just this one example, Charles White’s artistic works are stunning. This retrospective exhibition honors his groundbreaking achievements as an artist, teacher, and mentor with over 100 drawings, prints and oil paintings. Run to LACMA to experience his depth, truth and talent and to see more, Ladies.

The retrospective traces Charles White’s career and the impact he had on the cities he called home.  Born in Chicago, in NY he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles is where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist.  He focused on both historical and contemporary African Americans, depicted in ideal portraits and everyday scenes. He was an artist extraordinaire and I, one for one, am grateful LACMA has chosen to highlight his artistic achievements Tomatoes.

Feb 23, March 9 and March 23.  Free Tree Giveaways

Feb 23, March 9 and March 23.  Free Tree Giveaways

Now is the time, the perfect time with the recent rains and the soil that’s chock full of life-giving minerals, to adopt a tree Tomatoes.  City Plants, whose mission is to expand and maintain LA’s green helps accomplish that goal by hosting Free Shade Tree Adoption events.  There are several coming up Ladies, so jump quick to be free and green Tomatoes!

They even deliver free trees to your home! Wowzah! Can’t make it to a Free Shade Tree Giveaway? No need to worry, Tomatoes can also order a free shade tree to plant and it will be delivered to your home, business, school or neighborhood.  As you know trees in a garden center are super-expensive, but City Plants changes that by offering a great chance for Tomatoes to be a part of creating a larger green canopy one free tree at a time. And planting a tree is a poignant way to honor all the California trees lost to the recent wildfires, drought, black beetles and extreme heat and winds. Trees rock big time Gals, in limitless ways gals.

Feb. 22-23. Chocolate and Art Show

Hallelujah! What is on the same tantalizing level as chocolate and wine? Well, how about chocolate and art?  Tomatoes can satisfy their chocolate cravings while taking in a wide range of art at the…you got it… “Chocolate and Art Show” at the Vortex in DTLA. Fine art, fine Music and fine Chocolate…a great combo gals.

The show will showcase LA’s rising stars of fine, contemporary, and street artists, photographers and artisans.  The mission of the Chocolate and Art Show is to motivate positive social change by constructing a community of artists of different kinds for collectors and fans to celebrate and appreciate. It’s all for a great cause as well, benefiting Artists for Trauma, a charity that supports and empowers civilian and military trauma through artistic endeavors.  It’s all for a wonderful cause too ladies.


  • The Three Tomatoes LA Life editor, Debbie Zipp is your friendly guide to the best of everything in LA with a tomato style perspective. Debbie is an actor, producer, and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as Donna on the CBS series "Murder She Wrote" starring Angela Lansbury. She has had many other TV and stage roles and has starred in over 300 national TV commercials. As head of In The Trenches Productions, Debbie produced, directed, acted in many short films for her company. Her book, The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known was recently published. Buy her book: The Aspiring Actor's Handbook: What Seasoned Actors Wish They Had Known

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