Time for the Weekend Update!!! Corey Helford Gallery does it again, It's my Pick of the Week!

The Weekend is here and it looks like it will be gorgeous….so get out there! My Pick of the Week is Saturday, April 30th…Corey Helford Gallery, one of my favorite galleries does it again. Their latest exhibition, “Blurring the Lines” features the work of graffiti artists, CRASH (see image), FREEDOM and RISK. As always, Corey Helford Gallery stands out from the crowd with this edgy exhibition of vibrant street art.

Before I continue with the rest of the weekend, I just want to mention a wonderful book that was recently given to me by my veterinarian. Last week I had the unfortunate experience of having to put my beloved cat, Trisha, to sleep. She had cancer, so at least I knew it was coming, but as you all know, it is never easy. Trisha was such a sweet loving cat, who never, in her whole life ever hit anyone or barely even hissed (unlike her brother who consistently pops everyone who walks through the door). 

My vet, Dr. Robert Goldman, an incredibly compassionate person, happened to write the introduction to the book entitled Cherished: 21 writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost, edited by Barbara Abercrombie. This is a very touching book and has helped me deal with my loss. If you know someone who has lost a pet, it’s a great gift and they will truly appreciate the sentiment.

You can purchase it on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Cherished-Writers-Animals-They-Loved/dp/1577319575/ref=cm_sw_em_r_n_dp_yYyxnb09S4TY9_tt. Just click on the book to the right (not the pix on left) of this site and it will take you there. 

Friday, April 29th

Celebrate Duke Ellington Birthday at UCLA’s Fowler Theatre at 7:00 pm. Acclaimed composer, pianist and big band leader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was born in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 1899. UCLA jazz combos celebrate the Duke’s birthday with an outdoor, all-Ellington program, followed by birthday cake for everyone in the Fowler’s amphitheater. Open seating; please bring a mat or a blanket. 

You can park in lot 4 which is self parking and depending on how long you stay will be no more than $10.00. But be sure that you are in LOT 4. UCLA is located at Westwood Blvd and Sunset. See map for directions. http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/calendar.

Venice offers you some music at G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd.), who is hosting a concert with songstress, Natalie Azerad, performing standards and originals. Show starts at 7:30 pm. The $5.00 admission will benefit Conservation International. http://www.theg2gallery.com/.

If you want to head to La Brea Ave., Merry Karnowsky Gallery (170 S. La Brea Ave., In The Art 170 Bldg LA 90036), features the work of artists Matt Small and Pete Stern (see image) 323 933-4408; www.mkgallery.com.

Saturday, April 30th

Back to the pick of the week…one of my favorite Culver City galleries. Corey Helford Gallery celebrates three legendary graffiti artists. This latest exhibition, Blurring the Lines” is curated by Roger Gastman, co-curator of MOCA's "Art In The Streets" and the co-author of the newly released book, "The History of American Graffiti". This exhibit features the work of graffiti artists, CRASH, FREEDOM and RISK (see image).
Corey Helford Gallery always has an edgy scene happening, with some tasty treats, wine, beer, etc., so get there early. They are located at 8522 Washington Blvd., 90232. Opening reception is from 710pm; www.coreyhelfordgallery.com.

You may want to stop in a few that end earlier,…..so check down below for more Culver City Galleries.

This one is in the Valley but it does start early 5:00 and it ends pretty early too, but it’s for a great cause. The Art Spotter & Left Coast Galleries are proud to present TURNING ART INTO HOPE: AN EVENING FOR JAPAN, an art auction and fundraiser for Mercy Corps. Over 40 artists have donated their work. These are all original pieces starting between $50-$100. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Mercy Corps. Brooke Harker is one of many artists who have donated work. She is a wonderful artist (see image on left) who has contributed to many great causes. You can find out more about her on her website http://brookeharker.com.

Mercy Corps is working in cooperation with their partner agency, Peace Winds, to respond to the massive earthquake that struck the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, killing thousands of people. The 9.0 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit Japan in at least 100 years and the fourth-largest worldwide since 1900. It triggered a 30-foot tsunami that swept away everything in its path. Over the last 5 years, Mercy Corps has used 88 percent of their resources for programs that help people in need.

This event will be held at Left Coast Galleries is located at 12324 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604 from 5:00pm till 8:00 pm. http://theartspotter.com/; http://www.leftcoastgalleries.com/.

In Santa Monica, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave) hosts a solo exhibition Summum Bonum by artist Leora Lutz.. Emphasized by her use of text, paint, and thread, Lutz creates an exceptional visual language which explores the human experience. Deriving inspiration from Plato’s Timeaus, Lutz explores human treatment of emotion through her own visual vocabulary. The opening reception runs from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm 310 878-2784; http://bgartdealings.com.

Then head over to deyermond art + books and the Lurie/Kirk Gallery (2801 Main Street, SM), are celebrating the opening reception of Guns of Cinema by James Georgopoulos from 6:00pm -10:00pm. This exhibit features photographs of actual firearms used in cinema and television, from The Sopranos to Scarface, Dirty Harry to Iron Man, iconic objects handled by stars like Sinatra, McQueen, Denzel Washington, Samuel Jackson and a long list of others. http://www.luriegallery.com; http://www.deyermondbooks.com/events/.

Hop over to the Marina, HHeal Gallery presents Intimate Topography and Imaginary Photography' paintings by LA based artist Robin Adsit. Reception starts at 7:00 pm and will continue till 11:00 pm. At 9:00 pm the film 'Powers of Ten' by historical LA contemporary architects Charles and Ray Eames will be screened. (Additional parking south at Maxella shopping center. HHeal Gallery is located at 4115 Glencoe, #102 Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 310.367.0371; RSVP to:acquisitions@HHealGallery.net; http://www.heatherhoeksema.net/.

Now depending on where you are, or where you need to end up, Culver City has a couple of galleries in addition to My Pick of the Week….Corey Helford.

You’ll want to start at this one first, as it ends earlier. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects hosts an opening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 6006 Washington Blvd. Tonight’s reception will offer new paintings by Nicole Eisenman and Wynne Greenwood (see image). 310 837-2117; http://www.vielmetter.com.

Then right down the street, The Whole 9 is having their 3rd annual Art Stimulus Show! Why not treat yourself and purchase some incredible art? Located at 6101 Washington Blvd, Gallery 9 will be featuring a group show, with all works under $500.00. Get ready for a fun opening with wine and music from 6:30 pm till 10:00 pm. 310 836-4601; http://thewhole9.com/.

Singer/Songwriter, Rick Taylor will be taking his turn at Rumors (formerly the Rumor Mill) at 11739 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90066, from 7:30 till 10:00pm. A wonderful songwriter, Rick puts on an entertaining show.  Free. http://therumormill.us/.

Yes this one is a bit out of the way, and nowhere near any other galleries…but they do have fun events. Come party at ARATALAND! Walpurgisnacht is a hedonistic celebration of the coming of Spring! Featuring One Night Stand, the party runs from 7:00pm till 10:00pm.: Michael Arata curates what may be his last One Night Stand, a one night group show *names to be announced*  Michael Arata himself will man the Hot Dog Exchange, serving up hot dogs in buns branded with his signature. Make a drawing, get a hot dog, but get here early for the dogs before they're all gone! With live music by Meme Latiff (gypsy dance music) and others, dancing, drinking and good times! This event will be held at the Beacon Arts Building, located at 808 N. La Brea Ave, in Inglewood, 90302, from 7:00pm till 10:00pm.

Sunday, May 1st

UCLA welcomes guest speaker, KJAZZ DJ, Bubba Jackson. The lecture begins at 2:00 pm and Jackson will discuss the role that black musicians played in introducing jazz music to Europeans. Bubba Jackson will focus on Lieutenant James Reese Europe, one of the most influential figures of the phenomenon, and comment on why jazz became so popular with European audiences.  http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/calendar. RSVP required: (310) 267-4007.

You can park in lot 4 which is self parking and depending on how long you stay will be no more than $10.00. But be sure that you are in LOT 4. UCLA is located at Westwood Blvd and Sunset. See map for directions. http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/calendar.

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is putting on a benefit auction celebrating the future of the gallery. Enjoy the work of young emerging artists as well as established artists. Many of whom, got their start at LAMAG. Benefit Tickets will run you $25.00, but it includes cocktails, food, and live music.Patron Tickets: $100 includes a limited edition print. Oohlala! The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located at Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA, CA 90027. . Event runs from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm.

For donations and information contact: Meg Madison, meg@megmadison.com. 213.393.9333. Program Committee Chair, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates. To Purchase Tickets: http://lamag.eventbrite.com. Preview the Auction: www.flickr.com/photos/43399524@N06/sets/72157626246666062; http://lamag.org.

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