bG Gallery has officially moved from Bergamot to a new location on Ocean Park. Celebrate the new Gallery space on Saturday, March 26 with a special group exhibition titled “Circular.”

Guest artist Ray Ford will be featured. An accomplished wood carver, Ford has been creating art for over 85 years. He received a pocket knife for his birthday at just 5 years old…the artist took to wood carving right away. Now at 90 years old, he is always looking for new ways to create outside-the-box. When asked which of the techniques he uses to create his work is his favorite, he replied, “I like to enhance wood turnings with burning techniques.” The artist looks for unusual ways to create the desired effect. He has now added the Lichtenberg technique to his arsenal.

Ford admits he does have limitations … such as not being able to stand too long. But he is not in a rush. He creates each work with patience and love. Each piece is completely original. Ford has exhibited in local galleries such as Blue 7 Gallery, Fab-Gallery, the Santa Monica Art Studios and Ivan Gallery. For additional info about Ray Ford, visit his website at

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m.; bG Gallery is located at 3009 Ocean Park Blvd.

Submitted by Trisha Bennett

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