SAVE THE DATE: I AM TORQUATO presents “A L.A. SURF STORY” at Civic Center Studios – Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Painting by Michael Torquato deNicola

On Sunday, November 24, at Civic Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, artist and surfer Michael Torquato deNicola will share an inside look at his travels, adventures, and interactions with the environment over the past 25 years. He has put together an art show and multimedia presentation called “A L.A. Surf Story,” that includes work from his Recycled Surfboard project, Reef Paintings, Sun Spots series, film and TV, and more. (Cartwheel interviewed deNicola earlier this year.)

The event will include a conversation with the artist highlighting his process, successes, failures, and gratitude for everything he has learned along the way. He said, “The goal of this presentation is in part to showcase a summary of these works, but more importantly to speak to the purpose and intention behind each of them. I want to share the lessons I’ve learned along the way and ultimately to express my gratitude for these opportunities.”

Art by Michael Torquato deNicola

“We are living in intense and radically changing times where truth seems more and more subjective, our attention spans are diminishing, and real connection seems harder to find. This show is an opportunity for me to share some of my experiences with the hopes they will help others to connect with themselves and each other more and empower them to help create the future they want to see.”

– Michael Torquato deNicola


  • 1pm-3pm – Collection on view
  • 3pm-4pm – Multimedia presentation – Screening of Reef Paintings and clips from the feature films The Westsiders and Chapter and Verse
  • 4pm-5pm – Q & A with Michael Torquato deNicola

Following the presentation, guests will get a first look at a series of museum-quality, hand-embellished, limited edition prints of original artwork by artist Michael Torquato deNicola, published by Moby Arts.

Michael Torquato deNicola - A L.A. Surf Story

November 24, 2019 (1 – 5 pm)

Admission is free. RSVP on Eventbrite.

Civic Center Studios
207 South Broadway, Suite One
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Art by Michael Torquato deNicola
Art by Michael Torquato deNicola
All images: Michael Torquato deNicola

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