October 10, 2016,  7:30 p.m.



will welcome

Kelly Comras, Author and  Landscape Architect 

speaking about


Ruth Shellhorn
Mid-Century Landscape Architecture in Southern California


Kelly Comras' publication Ruth Shellhorn, documents Ms. Shellhorn's career as a landscape architect and how her work helped define the distinctive mid-century regional landscape aesthetic well-known and seen in Southern California in places such as Bullock's department stores, Fashion Square shopping centers and Disneyland. 


There will be a film presentation about Ms. Shellhorn:  Ruth Shellhorn: Mid-Century Design in Southern California followed by a lecture by Ms. Comras highlighting the refined the indoor-outdoor living concept created by Ms. Shellhorn which became known as "the Southern California look." Ms. Shellhorn was known for placing a high value on how people would use the spaces she designed and many of her professional peers often referred to her work as elegant and timeless. 



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Ms. Comras is a member of Pacific Palisades Garden Club, a principal of Kelly Comras Landscape Architecture and a practicing attorney in Pacific Palisades. Her work focuses on the study or use of land, and bringing people together to achieve a common goal related to such use. Her projects encompass both public and private landscapes and are generally community-wide in scope. She has lectured at Harvard graduate School of Design, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, UCLA and the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Ms. Comras is currently the President of the California Garden and Landscape Historical Society.

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Meetings held at:

Pacific Palisades Woman's Club

901 Haverford

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



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The Pacific Palisades Garden Club, a nonprofit organization founded in 1944, attracts people living in the Westside communities of the Los Angeles area who enjoy gardening and also like spending time with other gardeners. Its large membership enables it to offer numerous activities unavailable to smaller garden groups.

The Club's sociable monthly meetings, open free to the public, feature speakers who present informative programs on a wide variety of garden-connected topics. Its members are regularly invited to visit local private gardens, and twice a year they can take special daylong tours via chartered bus to prominent public garden sites, garden shows, and special nurseries in outlying areas.

PPGC's Spring Garden Tour is a popular event, and the income it generates helps this charitable organization to support worthy local educational, beautification, and conservation efforts involved in some way with the plant kingdom.

Contact information:


Postal Address:

P.O. Box 261
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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