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December 16, 2015


Manhattan Beach, Calif.  (December 16, 2015) – Shade Hotel's, Michael Zislis has announced today that he selected Michelle Oppenheimer, a Los Angeles-based artist, to create original paintings that will add to contemporary tranquility at the popular luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan Beach.  Recognized for her masterful abstract watercolor and acrylic works of art, Oppenheimer’s paintings showcase bold imagination and a fluid tranquility that resonated with hotel management.


“It is important to us to create an environment at Shade that is welcoming and current,” said Shaunna McKelvey, General Manager. “Michelle’s paintings are the perfect complement to our casual, yet sophisticated Los Angeles beach ambiance and we are very proud to display her exceptional artistry at Shade.”


Oppenheimer has received praise for the therapeutic nature of her work, which she builds upon through texture and intentional design. Her skill using texture and blending has led to national acclaim, with representation at LACMA at Bergamot Station and showings all across the country.


“It was during the rigors of acupuncture school that I discovered painting. It became my study break,” said Oppenheimer. “A place where there was no thinking for me, just pure expression of my emotions through color and movement.” When asked about what she hopes to inspire in guests who view her artwork she said “At first glance, my hope is the guests simply enjoy the art. But I want the colors to sooth them. To bring calm to the space they’ll be dreaming in at night.”

Shade Hotel exudes an ambiance embodying the elements of California style and contemporary luxury. The atmosphere radiates balance and harmony and is exemplified in each guest room, offering guests warm and relaxed accommodations.

To experience Oppenheimer’s vibrant Southern California art make a reservation by visiting www.shadehotel.com  or call 310-546-4995. To view additional artwork by Oppenheimer please visit www.michelleoppenheimer.com. 


Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N. Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

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