Ushering in the Holidays

CA-Modern Fall '21 issue is the cat's meow—purrfectly timed cover by illustrator Shag
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The new Fall '21 CA-Modern magazine. Shag's beautiful cover is a harbinger: this issue’s ‘purrfection' offers something for everyone!

With a front cover all about house cats by artist extraordinaire Josh 'Shag' Agle that's so eye-catching you'll want to frame it, and articles covering art to entertainment ideal for gift-giving, it's time to get ready for the holidays with CA-Modern's new Fall '21 issue.

The Fall issue offers something for everyone, beginning with the cover story itself, 'Sophisticats.' Jack Levitan mesmerizes us with a tall yet true tale of how the feline form was depicted during the mid-century era, and how it continues to capture the attention of artists engaged with MCM today. It's peppered with some of the most evocative art by Shag, El Gato Gomez, Tomoo Inagaki, and other great artists.

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From 'Sophisticats': a domestic feline disrupts the MCM abode…courtesy of contemporary artist El Gato Gomez.

Features editor Dave Weinstein visits with Marin Eichler neighbors in 'Taking to the Hills,' in which he investigates the small-town feeling and informal ties of the Terra Linda Eichlers. There, hills, green space, and a community pool are just a few of the draws in this 850-Eichler community.

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'Taking to the Hills': a look at the small-town feeling and informal ties of Terra Linda's 850 Eichlers. Photo: Sabrina Huang

Adding to the glow of the coming season is 'Warm Your Hearth,' helpful hints covering screens, tools, and art as inspirational décor for non-operational fireplaces in our ever-changing world in which air quality regulations have impacted fireplace activity.

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'Warm Your Hearth': inspirational décor for non-operational fireplaces.

In the latest chapter of our ongoing CA-Modern series 'Unsung Masters of the Mid-century,' you'll appreciate meeting ten extraordinary California modern painters of the mid-century era who certainly deserve a re-introduction.

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