Weekend Update...Pick of the Week is this Saturday at G2 Gallery!

Time for the WEEKEND UPDATE….sorry it's a bit late today. Hey, I am up in the mountains, outside of Yosemite. Had to come to town to find some internet. 

My Pick of the Week is this Saturday, (wish I could be there) at one of my favorite galleries in Venice. G2 Gallery, (1503 Abbot Kinney),  is having a reception for Brian Skerry, a brilliant National Geographic photographer. Skerry, specializes in underwater photography and his images are breathtaking. 

This event takes place from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm. Yes it does cost a mere $5.00, but this happens to be a fundraiser for Heal the Bay, and it’s a great cause. Also there is always wine and refreshments and appetizers too. Don’t forget to RSVP at events@theg2gallery.com.

BTW…. Carnevale Venice Beach! is cancelled. Yes it was scheduled for June 4th, but I have been asked by the producers to post that it is indeed cancelled….BOOHOO. Check out their facebook page for all the details. It all boils down to the city’s ridiculously high permit fees!

Friday May 27th

There are a couple openings on Abbot Kinney in Venice that may interest you. The Gebert Gallery (1345 Abbot Kinney) always offers a classy opening with very tasty cocktails. Tonight’s reception from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm features artist, Dirk De Bruycker. http://www.gebertgallery.com/.

Venice’s own G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney welcomes The Murphy Family Band at 7:30 pm. The Murphy Family Band consists of 14 year old Sara on fiddle, 18 year old Kyle on mandolin and fiddle, dad Jim on guitar, Doug Davis on bass, Paula Lane on resonator guitar, and Bill Knopf on banjo. There is a $5.00 admission, but as always, it goes directly to environmental charities. http://www.theg2gallery.com;

Saturday, 28th

Back to MY PICK OF THE WEEK….G2 Gallery presents an artist reception for National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry who specializes in underwater photography. This event takes place from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm. There is a $5.00 admission at the door which will directly support Heal the Bay Reservations required. RSVP at events@theg2gallery.com. G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice.  310-452-2842; http://www.theg2gallery.com/.

Or you may want to head over to Santa Monica. Start off at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. 
Skidmore Contemporary (B-5) is having an early opening (from 4:00 pm- 6:00pm). Enjoy Robert Charles Dunahay’s latest exhibition entitled “New Getty”. 310-828-5070; http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com/.

Then stop in Shoshana Wayne Gallery at (B-1), 90404. Reception runs from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. The featured artist is Tony Orrico. 310.453.7535; http://www.shoshanawayne.com/.

And don’t miss the Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) who is showing works by Jean Lowe from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm (reception).310 828-8488; http://www.rosamundfelsen.com.

Stay in Santa Monica, for a fun art scene at 18th Street Arts, who will be presenting artists, Darlene DiBona and Amy Justen. 18th Street Arts is located at 1639 18th Street 90404, and the event runs from 7:00 pm-10:00pm.  (310) 453-3711; http://www.18thstreet.org.

If Miracle Mile is closer to your hood, Steve Turner Contemporary, presents Alida Cervantes (see image) and Isaac Resnikoff. Reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Steve Turner Contemporary is located at 6026 Wilshire Blvd, just east of Fairfax, 90036, 323 931-3721; http://steveturnercontemporary.com

Then stop by ACME Gallery, at 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048 who will be having a very special opening featuring Miles Coolidge (see image). Event begins at 6:00 pm and goes till 8:00 pm. 323-857-5942; http://www.acmelosangeles.com

Sunday April 3rd

Carporale/Bleicher Gallery presents the closing reception for Lizzy Waronker. Opening reception is from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Carporale/Bleicher Gallery is located at 355 N. La Brea Ave 90036. 310 237-6423; http://caporalebliecher.com.

Also, I’d like to give a shout out to Tanya Starcevich, an amazing broker. If you are looking to buy a house, condo etc…..this is the broker for you. Tanya is a determined, articulate and kind broker, who will consistently search for what you are looking for. 

She will be having an open house today, Sunday from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm at 199 Cherokee, in Topanga. Drop in and say hi, it’s a great time to meet her. 

Check out the two story, 3 bedroom, two bath beauty at 153 Apache in Topanga. 

To make an appointment or talk to Tanya about what is currently available on the market today; call her at 310 739-4216. http://www.tanyashouses.com/.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Event

Topanga Days is all weekend and Monday too….Tickets are $20.00 and they are open from 10:00 am till 7:00 pm. Location is 1440 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Bring a blanket and some food and water….(gotta hide the alcohol). No pets allowed. Check the website for a full listing of times and music.  Don’t forget to wear sun protection. http://www.topangadays.com/.

Thanks to all the servicemen and their families. Have a great Memorial Day!

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