Long-time Culver City resident Jerome “Jerry” Ackerman, an artist/designer and a driving force in the Mid-Century Modern art movement in California, will be the featured speaker at the Culver City Historical Society’s general meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building’s Multi-Purpose Room, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. 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. Their ERA Industries Inc. is a still a register business in Culver City where it has been since 1956. Evelyn 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.
There also will 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.
All members of the CCHS and the public are welcome to enjoy this free program and students are encouraged to attend. The entrance to the Multi-Purpose Room is through the back of the building near the parking lot, and through the Archive & Resource Center space.