Friday, June 5, 2009

Madi Comfort

Works of late Whittier artist Madi Comfort are included in an exhibit titled "inside my head," running now through Sept. 27 at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit is closed Mondays. Admission is free.
Parking at 39th Street and Figueroa Avenue is $8. For more information, call (213) 744-7432.
Comfort died five years ago at the age of 79. She moved to Whittier in 1970 following many glamorous years as a movie actress-singer and associate of legendary band leader Duke Ellington. It was after moving to Whittier that she honed her artistic talent in the class of Jerry Romotsky at Rio Hondo College. She was 59 when she enrolled.


Ananda said...

Thanks for sharing her story. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I was crusin the web when I saw this article. I was fortunate enough to have shown some paintings with Madi in a group show at the whittier Art assoc.Madi was one of the most gifted and talented people I have had the privledge to know . I only i could have had more time to enjoy kindness. A fellow painter.R.I.P.