WEEKEND UPDATE! Culver City creates a impromtu mini art walk this Saturday

Friday, February 18th

G2 is one of my favorite galleries here in Venice. An environmentally conscious gallery, G2 always chooses to show exhibitions with a cause.

G2 Gallery presents photographer Garth Lenz with his latest exhibit, Boreal Future: Our Last Great Forest and the Threat of the Tar Sands from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm which focuses on the Canadian Boreal Forest. This ecosystem is now under threat by the development of the Alberta Tar Sands, the largest oil reserves outside of Saudi Arabia.

RSVP required to events@theg2gallery.com. Complimentary valet and passed hors d'oeuvres provided.

Venice MoZaic is Celebrating Black History Month at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd Venice 90291 from 7pm on. Expect a FREE and festive multi-media event, paying homage to African American Contributions to our society with Art, Music, Poetry, and Comedy!

If you feel up to heading to Silverlake….La Luz de Jesus Gallery is always happening and this one sounds like a blast, with bands too. Located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd.,  the openings here always go later than most. This group show runs from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm. 

This will be a very special book signing & live concert event! 
La Luz de Jesus is celebrating Henry Rollins' belated 50th birthday in the least conventional way possible. Some might call it an art roast, but guest curators The Igloo Tornado call it The Henry & Glenn Gang Bang: a Henry & Glenn Forever tribute exhibition.  Tom Neely, Gin Stevens and cohorts have assembled some of lowbrow's finest, from original punk rock cartoonist Kaz, alternative comix stars Johnny Ryan and Ed Luce, and art rock royalty Coop to the highbrow Clayton Brothers and conceptual realist Eric Yahnker in a post-Valentine's Day tribute to the hilarious zine that dares ask the question, "What if Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig were more than just friends?"   323.666-766  http://www.laluzdejesus.com/

Saturday, February 19th

This appears to the Saturday night to head towards Culver City, to La Brea, La Cienega and Washington Blvd, where you will find a host of wonderful galleries having receptions that start as early as 5:00 and run till 10:00 pm. Yet another unorganized mini little Art Walk in Culver City. There are so many these days….Very Cool!

First at 5:00 pm stop in to Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (357 N. La Brea Ave. bet Melrose and Beverly, 90036) for the opening reception of Some Assembly Required, Assemblage and Collage which runs till 8:00 pm.  http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/; 323 938-5222.

“Some Assembly Required - Assemblage & Collage” features some of the most widely acknowledged contemporary and modern artists associated with the ascent of collage and assemblage. Included in this exhibition of more than 50 works are artists most identified with these disciplines, including Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Hannelore Baron, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and others.

Caporale/Bleicher Gallery located right next door (355 N. LaBrea Ave.) is having an opening reception for “The Alchemist of Pfaueninsel” featuring Ann McCoy from 5:00 pm till 10:00 pm.  310 237 6423  http://CaporaleBleicher.com

Then drive over to La Cienega Blvd. and park between Venice and Washington. Enjoy a stroll down La Cienega Blvd. Starting at Venice Blvd you’ll find Fran├žois Ghebaly Gallery (2600 S La Cienega Blvd.) Event runs from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-280-0777;  http://ghebaly.com/

Then right next store Honor Fraser will be open at 2622 La Cienega from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.   (310) 837-0191;  http://www.honorfraser.com/

And continue on to Walter Maciel Gallery 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., featuring the work of Greg Mocilnikar (image to the left) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.839.1840;  http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/

Taylor De Cordoba 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.310.559.9156;  http://www.taylordecordoba.com/

Cherry and Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.   310.559.0100;  http://www.cherryandmartin.com/

Blum & Poe 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  310-836-2062;  http://www.blumandpoe.com/

George Billis Gallery LA at 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd, 90034. This one starts a bit earlier, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 310 838-3438;  www.georgebillis.com

Angles Gallery 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.396.5019; http://www.anglesgallery.com/

Western Project 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.838.0609; http://www.western-project.com/

Now you may prefer to walk to Washington, however these next two galleries are in different directions. The Mark Moore Gallery is located at 5790 Washington Blvd bet La Cienega and Fairfax 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  310 453-3031; http://www.markmooregallery.com/

Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art is the complete opposite way at 8568 Washington Blvd., West of La Cienega  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310-815-1100;  http://www.cardwelljimmerson.com

If you prefer to stay in Santa Monica, there are several openings at Bergamot such as Shoshana Wayne Gallery, B1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm; Patrick Painter Gallery, B2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Copro Gallery, T-5, goes later from 8:00 to 11;30 pm….party on!

For more info check out their websites at http://www.shoshanawayne.com/ ; http://www.patrickpainter.com; http://www.copronason.com/

Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave) will be having an opening reception which features the work of Stephen Anderson. 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm.
310 878 2784;  http://bgartdealings.com

Another Santa Monica art scene is 18th Street Arts which always puts on a fun party. 18th Street kicks-off its 2011 Legacy theme with the debut of the exhibitions, Richard Newton’s Have You Seen My Privacy and Vincent Ramos’ Outsider Art: Others From Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort of. In the spirit of the Getty Foundation’s sponsored project, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, 18th Street has declared 2011 its “legacy” year. Artists chosen to activate the galleries will create projects to commemorate or pay tribute to California’s influential Contemporary Art Movement.  18th Street Arts is located at 1639 18th Street 90404, and the event runs from 6pm-10:00pm.  (310) 453-3711 http://www.18thstreet.org

Sunday, February 20th

Now here’s an romantic free date for two young lovers….What about experiencing music and art while gazing at the sunset?  Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave) boasts a wonderful view of the setting sun, so why not enjoy it while listening to the sounds of guitarist Barry Dubin. Their recent exhibition which opened yesterday features the work of Stephen Anderson. Event runs from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm.
310 878 2784;  http://bgartdealings.com

So those are your choices kids…..Have fun and be safe!

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