Weekend Update....Pick of the Week is Taylor De Cordoba Gallery's five year anniversary celebration

My Pick of the Week, is this Saturday, the five year anniversary of Taylor De Cordoba Gallery. Celebrate five fabulous years with a champagne reception from 6:00pm till 8:00pm. 

This is a wonderful gallery; with original eclectic work and they always have fun shows. This special event will celebrate their first five years and more than thirty past exhibitions. The gallery will feature one new piece by each represented artist, whose visions have shaped the face of the gallery. Artwork by Jeana Sohn.

See below for more info and list of featured artists. Taylor De Cordoba is located at 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd. 310.559.9156; http://www.taylordecordoba.com/.

Friday April 8th

The G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney) presents The Artist Behind the Photo: J.J. L'HeureuxJ.J. L'Heureux has traveled extensively in Africa, South America, the Galapagos Islands, North America, Tierra del Fuego, across the Southern Ocean and into the Antarctic wilderness. This work is from a series of photographs of the Weddell Sea and the Continental ice of Antarctica from Atka Bay to Halley Station. They were shot over the course of eleven different expeditions to Antarctica spanning five years, where L'Heureux was a passenger on Russian icebreakers. A $5 Admission at the door will directly support environmental charities.Don’t forget to RSVP required to events@theg2gallery.com.  Complimentary valet; 310-452-2842; http://www.theg2gallery.com

C.A.V.E. Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney)presents "Arcane Seasons", featuring new works by: SIT and Jim Darling. 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 310 450 6960;  www.cavegallery.net  

Now depending on where you are, you may want to head over to Thousand Oaks. Come support the arts and our schools by purchasing tickets to this event. It’s all about the kids…..help a good cause will enjoying music and art. Featuring the CLU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Peter Woodford of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass. Tickets: $32.00 Tickets on sale and available at The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office in person To find out more, go to their website http://www.toaks.org/cap/tickets/events/event.asp?eventID=1661.

Saturday, April 9th

Yes it is the day of my PICK OF THE WEEK! There are tons of other openings in Culver City….however earlier in the day see a couple of fun events right below, happening in the Santa Monica and Venice area. Then I’d say drive over to Culver City, but, It’s up to you….there is just too much to do.

During the day, take your doggie and head over to Barrington Dog Park from 11am-3pm. Complete with the Kogi truck catering, games for all animals, as well as Sweet Leaf Tea drinks, this is sure to be a family-friendly, exciting affair for a great cause. Barrington Dog Park is located at 333 Barrington Ave., in West LA.

Modnique.com, a flash sales site based here in LA. They are teaming up with Much Love Animal Rescue for an animal dedicated charity event.

RSVP to info@konnect-pr.com by April 7, but if you email later than Thursday, mention KTR Promo to ensure entry. http://www.modnique.com/; http://www.muchlove.org/

Back by popular demand, South presents, their famous Crawfish Boil….yum! Starting at 2:00 pm, it’s all you can eat Crawfish (With Corn and potatoes of course) for $15.00. Wow, Get their hungry! South is known for their delicious southern food. So if you are craving crawfish, you will want to check this out and get there early, don’t want them to run out do you? Also they got drink specials too. $3 beer, (10dollar pitchers) and $5 Crawfish Coolers,Say what? Sky vodka, pineapple juice, sprite and a splash of OJ. I definitely want one of those! South is located at 3001 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403. (310) 828-9988; http://southsantamonica.com/.

Or start early in Venice at The G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney) from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm for a very special benefit for the film, Rock the Boat. The funds raised during the event will support the completion of this one-hour documentary about the LA River and the water crisis in Southern California.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Come play some LA River Jeopardy, enjoy prizes and sneak peaks and a great panel discussion featuring the following stars of the environmental movement in Los Angeles: TreePeople founder, Andy Lipkis, LA River Revitalization Corporation Executive Director, Omar Brownson, LA River Project's co-director, Carol Armstrong and "Green Paddle" winner, George Wolfe.

For more information and to RSVP, 310-383-8763; please email contact@rocktheboatfilm.com. Suggested donation: $50/person. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Back to the PICK OF THE WEEK…Taylor De Cordoba is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a champagne reception. To commemorate Taylor De CordobaŹ¼s first five years and more than thirty past exhibitions, the gallery will feature one new piece by each represented artist, whose visions have shaped the face of the gallery. I love that. The selection of artwork will reflect the diversity of artists represented, including Sasha Bezzubov, Kimberly Brooks, Kyle Field, Timothy Hull, Charlene Liu, Melissa Manfull, Danielle Nelson Mourning, Chris Natrop, Claire Oswalt, Jeana Sohn and Frohawk Two Feathers. Taylor De Cordoba 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.310.559.9156;  http://www.taylordecordoba.com/.

This appears to the Saturday night to hang in Culver City. Starting on La Cienega, start with the pick of the week then you will find a host of wonderful galleries having receptions that start as early as 6:00 and run till 10:00 pm. Yet another unorganized mini little Art Walk in Culver City. It’s an inexpensive Saturday night out!

Blum & Poe at 2727 S. La Cienega to see the latest works of Florian Maier-Aichen (see image) from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-836-2062; http://www.blumandpoe.com.

And continue on to Walter Maciel Gallery 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd. The artist featured is John Bankston. Reception runs from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.839.1840; http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/.

The Francois Ghebaly Gallery, located at 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd., 90034, will be featuring the artist Robert Russell (see image) in his latest show entitled “Masters” from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. 310 280-0777; http://ghebaly.com.

On to Washington Blvd., be aware that this is east of the next few galleries. The Mark Moore Gallery is located at 5790 Washington Blvd bet La Cienega and Fairfax and will be having an opening for Josh Azzarella (see image)  from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310 453-3031; http://www.markmooregallery.com/.

Also, Robert Tilton is having an opening at 5801 Washington Blvd, 90232 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. This one features the work of Kehinde Wiley. 323.549.0223 http://www.robertsandtilton.com

Then of course, there’s Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd., 90232) who always has nice openings…this one is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Dan-ah Kim, Timothy Karpinski and Eveline Tarunadjaja their work. 310.403.8549; http://www.thinkspacegallery.com.

Then head straight to Corey Helford Gallery (8522 Washington Blvd., 90232) before the line goes down the block. They always puts on a good party. Tonight, Corey Helford presents Going Nowhere Fast with D*Face. The opening reception starts at 7:30 pm and runs to 10:00 pm. "Cheat Death" Bullet Key Rings will be given to the first 50 guests at the door, there will be a new 25" X 25" print available exclusively through CHG, the possible resurrection of dead celebrities - and more surprises.  http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

This is a pretty nifty idea. Two galleries get together and present an exhibition. Two exhibitions to be exact, at two locations. This show, Scapes, compares contemporary photographs with contemporary paintings, stemming from the landscape tradition. Last week, on this blog, I listed the Scapes opening at Bleicher/Golightly….this is the next installment.

Blue Five Art Space in collaboration with Bleicher/Golightly Gallery presents the second stage of the Scapes exhibit which launches with a reception of larger works by the artists at Blue Five Gallery 2935 S Sepulveda, from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm..

This exhibition features Photographers: Jeff Alu, Malika Sqalli, Leonard Monje, Amina Bech, Claudio Santini, Shannon Rowland, Paul Golightly, Frank Schlegel, Tatiana Botton, Ray PinjanthukPainters: Joshua Elias, David Skinner, Marjorie Moskowitz, Matt Shane, Jim Holyoak, Gay Summer Rick, Jessika Cardinahl, (see image on left) Airom, Kathy Ikerd, Philip Vaughan, Danielle Eubank, Paul Roux, Anna Bruinsma, Michelle Neilsen, Ashley Wilson. http://www.bluefivedesign.com/.

Sunday April 10th,

Music At Sunset, will be happening at Bleicher/Golightly & Hamilton Galleries in Santa Monica on Sunday April 10th 4pm to 7pm.

The show “Scapes,” which I just talked about (see above event at Blue Five) will also be up and on view. Scapes is a two gallery exhibit and presents a unique dialogue of photography and painting that reconciles contemporary and traditional aesthetics. 

Laurel Partin Trio; a live jazz group will be performing a mix of standards and original tone poems blending influences from world music.

Bleicher/Golightly & Hamilton Galleries are located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310 4519983; www.bgartdealings.com; hamiltongalleries.com.

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