Oranges/Sardines - The Studio of Ted Waltz & Carol Colin

Carol Colin and Ted Waltz share a studio in the heart of historic Highland Park, corner of Avenue 54 and Monte Vista, 5 blocks from the Metro Gold Line station at Avenue 57.  Oranges/Sardines is our business name, going back to the 1980's when we ran Oranges/Sardines Gallery in Little Tokyo.

Visit our studio any time by appointment - click here to set a time, or to request an invitation to private events - occasional gatherings to see our new art, work by friends, or special pieces from our collection.

These events will begin Saturday, February 3, 2018 with a reception, 1-4 pm for our friend William Benton, a poet and novelist visiting from New York. At about 2, Bill will read from Backlit, his newest book from Pressed Wafer Books. We’ll have some of his books for sale. We will also be showing original paintings and drawings from his several homemade, limited edition books, his hand-painted Writer's Block Beer cans, and more.   Scroll down for more information.

Entry gallery, Oranges/Sardines, art by Carol Colin & Ted Waltz

Entry gallery, Oranges/Sardines, art by Carol Colin & Ted Waltz

We met Bill at the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon in the late ‘60’s. We were students and he was the assistant, and then acting dean. He shook up the school’s culture with lively infusions of poetry and jazz, (he’s also a jazz pianist), and he remains a close and valued friend.

We're reinstalling the studio's entry gallery for this event. Framed original drawings and paintings from Bill's homemade books will be available, as well as his painted Writer’s Block Beer cans. He writes, “I can't exactly account for it, but I've made a lot of so-called art.”

We'll have one copy of the deluxe portfolio edition of Bill’s 1993 collaboration with the painter James McGarrell, called Marmalade. It includes several intaglio prints interleaved with the poems, and a large, lush intaglio print made to go with the portfolio. Also on view, two drawings and two paintings by New York painter Duncan Hannah. Look at the slideshow, below, for images of some of these works.

We’re excited to be embarking on this new phase of our long life together in art, and hope you’ll stop in, say hello and have a look. Feel free to bring along interested friends!

Ted & Carol