"Thank you again for such a fabulous Saturday afternoon art tour. I learned so much in such a short time, and your insights as a California artist made me feel like I'm really in the know, now.
I went to a party at a friend's house on Monday and studied a painting of theirs that I've seen many times before, and found myself thinking, "was this from the Pattern and Decoration movement?"
I've always known that art is a form of self-expression and communication with the "greater public" so to speak. But I now understand that it can be a form of communication between artists! I'd never thought of that before."
"Thank you so much for taking me on your art tour of Culver City. As an interior designer and aesthete, I love beautiful things, but I must admit that I am a complete art world neophyte.
I was excited to come on your tour, but I was not sure what to expect--would I be overwhelmed seeing a bunch of galleries? Would it be uber intellectual and lead me to daydream? (Or worse yet, to nod off...you know that soporific feeling one tends to get after hours spent in a museum.)
Your tour was none of those things! First of all, you took me to places in Culver City that I have never been to, and opened my eyes to a town I thought I knew well. Secondly, I felt quite cool, hip and in-the-know, even a little edgy...while not being over-the-top, or too out there."
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"My wife and I are usually kept pretty busy, and so even though Los Angeles is a major player in the international art world, we seldom take the time to explore that aspect of our city. Even for those persons who frequently enjoy going to art galleries, it must be hard to know where to go, when to go, and what is likely going to be worth seeing. That's why we've found having a guide to show us the ins and outs of the extensive Los Angeles art scene so useful and time effective.
Our guide, Bill Kleiman, is a professional artist himself and knows the art world intimately. He gives you a real insider's view and, after one of his tours, you really feel you have received a great survey of current work being done. Even if you don't expect that spending part of your day looking at art would be all that much fun, Bill makes it an enjoyable and memorable afternoon.
He takes you out to see the real stuff and has it organized so you get to see a lot of interesting work in a lot of great galleries in a short amount of time. Many are places we might not otherwise have known about."
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"The difference, for me and my family, between going to a gallery on our own and having Bill there to inform, guide and entertain us is night and day: we laughed, we learned and we looked at things from an informed perspective that made the whole experience come to light in a way that we could not have created on our own. Bill is a genius and a very fun guide."