A new Art Salon exhibit, the first since the pandemic, will have a Reception on Thursday, May 26 5.00-8.00 pm.
Entitled A Family Affaire, the exhibition features works by father and daughter Michael and Koa Warren.
Michael “Mike” Warren
Known to many as an actor and athlete, artistic photographer Michael Warren, has a most interesting backstory. After winning a scholarship to UCLA from South Bend High in Indiana, Mike played 3 years for legendary basketball coach John Wooden and captained two successive NCAA Championships, becoming an All American. Excelling both academically and athletically, Coach Wooden said “Mike Warren is the smartest player I ever coached.” Moving on to a successful acting career on both the big screen and television, Mike has also produced independent films. Most fans know him as “Officer Bobby Hill” from Hill Street Blues, for which he won an NAACP Image Award and an Emmy nomination. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Michael indulges his passion for art and photography alongside his talented daughter, Koa Warren. They share a unique style that blends color, nature and the abstract, creating pieces that “deserve to be owned.”
Artist Koa Warren is Mike’s oldest child and was creative from birth. Whether drawing, painting, making jewelry, or doing photography, she has consistently and continuously expressed herself through her art. Growing up in LA, Koa attended Crossroads HS in Santa Monica for two years and then spent her high school junior and senior years in the South of France. Moving back to LA, she attended UCLA, but realized she wanted to pursue art full time. She started teaching art to children and came up with an innovative way that would help them create art without brushes. She taught them to paint using water balloons and this has been her primary method of creating art for the last 10 years. Inspired by her father, she continues to pursue photography and to create unique images, as well as craft jewelry.
The exhibit will remain open until Monday, June 27.