11/16/2011

There's a NEW ART Site in Town....and it's Called www.laartparty.com!!!


No kidding kids......Check out the site, it's up and running. www.laartparty.com  


Designed by Web Designer and Master Coder Gregory Dahl. http://www.access-websites.com/



My partner will be taking over the PR business (though I will remain a consultant for www.ktrpromo.com) and I will be focusing on my writing and of course LA Art Party.

In addition to my website, I work with The Robert Berman Gallery and also write for many other publications. I am the LA Art Events and Restaurant writer for the Examiner. I have been published on many websites and publications including Artslant, Campus Circle, the Examiner, California Chronicle, Santa Monica Daily Press, The Santa Monica Mirror, The Observer, Santa Monica Patch, Singular City Magazine, Venice Beachhead, Venice Patch and others.  See some recent artist articles in local LA publications http://www.smdp.com/pdf/090711.pdf; http://www.smmirror.com/#mode=single&view=33221, http://bit.ly/m3pop3 and http://www.campuscircle.com/review.cfm?r=13297

11/10/2011

Weekend Update....Pick of the Week is this Saturday, the 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios!

It’s time for the Weekend Update…..got a couple editions and yes I am back in LA, after celebrating my birthday with my NYC friends….So let’s get to it. Mama’s got a lot of partying going to do….My Pick of the Week is The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception which happens this Saturday Nov 12 and Sunday Nov 13 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 



The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.



Two historic public artworks in the City of Inglewood will be stops on the tour; The History of Transportation Mural by Helen Lundeberg and The Written Word Intaglio Tower by Tom Van Sant, both of which are located at the Civic Center in Inglewood on Manchester Blvd.



SAVE the Date….this Wednesday November 16thCome on out and celebrate my birthday with me…I will be playing at Dannys Venice (23 Windward) with singer/songwriter Geoffrey J. We will share the evening with some special guests….so mark your calendars.  HAPPY HOUR is extended till 8:00 pm!



Friday November 11th



Ltd los angeles in Hollywood has an opening reception for a group show...See image from artist, Christopher Michlig Reception runs from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


Ltd los angeles is located at 7561 Sunset Blvd, LA 90046; 323.378.6842; http://www.ltdlosangeles.com.


Gagosian Gallery features an artist reception for Adam McEwen from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Gagosian Gallery is located at 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 310.271.9400; http://www.gagosian.com


Shana Nys Dambrot curates a new exhibition entitled Consumptive at Garboushian Gallery from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. This group show features works by York Chang, David LaChapelle, Alexandria Lee, Swinda Reichelt, Rick Robinson, Gina Stepaniuk, Jennifer Vanderpool, Grant Vetter, Casey Lee Wanlass, Peter Wu and Austin Young.



Garboushian Gallery is located at 427 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210; (310) 274-5205; www.garboushian.com

 
Art Party # 25 ….at Flying Saucer tonight. Enjoy a group show featuring Ryan Morris, Joe Bush, Mark X Farina, Grant Buckerfield. This will be a big party w/ DJ, dancing, complimentary wine and beer, and a couple of interesting surprises. Flying Saucer always puts on a good party!
Flying Saucers Cafe is located at 306 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; Event runs from 9:00 pm-1:00 am. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161659337263499


C.A.V.E. Gallery offers a group show from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. C.A.V.E. Gallery is located at 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291; 310.450.6960; http://www.cavegallery.net


Saturday November 12th

Now for the Pick of the Week. The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception

Fine Artists in Inglewood will open their studios to the public the weekend of November 12-13, 2011 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm during the fifth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour.


The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.

Two historic public artworks in the City of Inglewood will be stops on the tour; The History of Transportation Mural by Helen Lundeberg and The Written Word Intaglio Tower by Tom Van Sant, both of which are located at the Civic Center in Inglewood on Manchester Blvd.

In addition to the tour, Inglewood Open Studios also features a group show, which includes work by all participating tour artists, at the gallery within the Beacon Arts Building from Saturday, November 12 through Saturday, November 26, 2011 with an opening reception for the exhibit on November 12, 7:00-10:00pm. The group show will be on view for 2 weeks during normal business hours: Thursday to Saturday 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.

Beacon Arts Building 310-419-4077 is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302. The City of Inglewood will provide free shuttle bus service, which will run in a continuous loop, to the attending public on both Open Studios tour days.


Printed maps with Open Studios location details are available online and will be at each artist’s studio and at the gallery on both tour days. For additional information on Inglewood Open Studios, including the printable tour map, please visit Inglewood Open Studios and Facebook.
 
Participating Artists in the 2011 Inglewood Open Studios are:
Gwinn Alderson, Brian Biedul, Alexis Bolter, Donald Bustraan, Marylene Camacho, Ericka Chapman, Renée A. Fox, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Morgan Gehris, Scott Greiger, Winter Jenssen, Ellina Kevorkian, Deborah Lambert, Sharon Levy, Michael Maas, Michael Massenburg, Elizabeth Mauceli, Chris Mercier, Kenneth H. Ober, David Peters, Jhoiey Ramirez, Joan Robey, Stan Smith, Dustin Shuler, Holly Tempo, Shirley Tse, Ginger Van Hook, Luke Van Hook, MonaLisa Whitaker, Pola Wickham.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery (B-1) features artist Frances Trombly and James Richards (see image) from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. http://www.shoshanawayne.com/

Patrick Painter Gallery (A8 & B2) offers an artist reception for Jeffrey Wisniewski from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. http://www.patrickpainter.com/

Lois Lambert Gallery (E-3) features a group show with an opening reception from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://www.loislambertgallery.com/

Copro Gallery (T-5) features a group show with artists such as Marshall Arisman, Dave Cooper, Caitlin Hackett, Alyssa Monks, Billy Norrby, Elizabeth Winnel (see image), Nicola Verlato and more.

Event runs from 8:00 pm till 11:30 pm. 310 829-2156; http://www.copronason.com/

Also in Santa Monica
 
BG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly), 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401 presents a collection of works by the German American painter Allois. The work deals with dislocation and estrangement, at times employing decidedly cute characters in innocently grotesque or strange situations. Allois’ paintings portray characters that visually embody states of mind, from the mischievous to the manic.

Event runs from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. (310) 237 6423; http://caporalebleicher.com/
Susanne Vielmetter LA Proects will feature an opening reception featuring artists, Whitney Bedford and Sean Duffy

Susanne Vielmetter LA Proects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 310-837-2117; http://www.vielmetter.com

Blum & Poe located at 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd LA, 90034, features artist Michael Saunders from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 310-836-2062; http://www.blumandpoe.com




deyermond books (2801 Main St., in SM) presents surf riot, a book release party and photograph exhibition from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Enjoy mellow surf music and strange hawaiian punch.



In Huntington beach, on the final day of the Ocean Pacific Pro Surfing Championships, on the last day of august in 1986, thousands of youths went on a rampage. British photographer, Nick Waplington was there with only one role of film. The result is 25 concise frames of surfing history.



Or, take a trip today to Joshua Tree for the Autumn Equinox Show at JTAG from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Enjoy a beautiful day or spend the evening. This exhibition is curated by Frederick Fulmer.

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552





Sunday November 13th




Today at Helms Bakery (Venice Blvd and National) enjoy patchwork indie arts & festival. Over 90 local independent artists, crafters and designers come together in an outdoor setting. Local cafes & restaurant booths will also participate, as well as clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more.


There will be a bike valet, eco-gift wrapping station. Event runs from 11:00 am -5:00 pm. http://www.patchworkshow.com/



Don’t forget, it’s the second day of The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception



Fine Artists in Inglewood will open their studios to the public the weekend of November 12-13, 2011 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm during the fifth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour.


The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.



See ya in the galleries....and don't forget to come celebrate my Birthday, November 16th at Dannys. All you scorpios and friends of come on out and have some cake....

Ciao!


11/08/2011

My Pick of the Week is The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception which happens this Saturday Nov 12 and Sunday Nov 13 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 



The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.



Two historic public artworks in the City of Inglewood will be stops on the tour; The History of Transportation Mural by Helen Lundeberg and The Written Word Intaglio Tower by Tom Van Sant, both of which are located at the Civic Center in Inglewood on Manchester Blvd.



SAVE the Date….this Wednesday November 16thCome on out and celebrate my birthday with me…I will be playing at Dannys Venice (23 Windward) with singer/songwriter Geoffrey J. We will share the evening with some special guests….so mark your calendars.  HAPPY HOUR is extended till 8:00 pm!



Wednesday November 9th


Catalina Bar & Grill has a CD release event for the Phil Norman Tentet at 8:00 pm. Catalina Bar & Grill provides a warm and inviting environment for its guests, while enjoying a superb meal and live entertainment by internationally known jazz artists.



 
There is a $10.00 charge. Catalina Bar & Grill is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd., 90028; 323 466-2210 http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/


 
Enjoy a 5 week video/music series at 18th St….in conjunction with PST. Tonight’s event features actor, Strawn Bovee who discussed the first known narrative garage video produced by John Dorr.



In 1979 EZTV’s founder John Dorr used an analog B&W bank surveillance camera to shoot the first known narrative garage-video feature. In 1982 he and a core group of artists opened the EZTV Video Gallery, LA’s first video production and exhibition space.

Host and actor Strawn Bovee, who played Parker, will reflect upon Dorr’s process, the creative foment of the period and EZTV’s unique position in the Los Angeles art scene. Bovee will share short video clips from the video.



18th Street Arts is located at 1639 18th Street 90404. The event starts at 8:00 pm. (310) 453-3711; http://www.18thstreet.org.



Or at Dannys in Venice, enjoy an acoustic set as Suzy Williams struts her stuff at Dannys Venice, 23 Windward Ave between Speedway and Pacific Ave. 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.


Thursday November 10th



Don’t for get the Downtown Art Walk is tonight…..it’s really a fun event….so check out their website and wear some comfortable shoes….http://downtownartwalk.org



Ace Gallery, located at 9430 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills, 90212, presents artist David Amico from 7:00 pm till 9:00 m. This exhibition is inspired by the urban debris of Amico’s immediate environment: the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles.


He transforms what has been discarded and considered unsightly into building blocks of beautiful contemplative spaces. 310.858.9090. http://www.acegallery.net/





Regen Projects presents an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and collages by New York artist Sue Williams.


This exhibition, a retrospective of Williams' work from 1990 to the present day, will illustrate the formal and thematic courses she has historically drawn upon and subverted in her work/



Opening runs from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Regen Projects is located at 633 North Almont Dr., LA 90069; http://www.regenprojects.com/



At Gallery 1988 Venice, enjoy a group show with artists, Scott Campbell, Olly Moss, Rexbox and Jon Klassen.



Gallery 1988 Venice is located at 214 Pier Ave., Santa Monica (not Venice), CA 90405.



Or take in a musical journey of the fascinating Life of Duke Ellington.



Entitled, "Lucky So and So," is written by and starring Angelo Divino and Arienne Batiste, contributing writer. Howlett Smith, Arranger and Musical Director. Christopher Hartman, producer.



M Bar, 1253 N. Vine St. @ Fountain Ave. Doors open at 7:30pm; Showtime- 8:00pm; $10.00 cover, $10 food or drink minimum. RSVP: 323-856-0036.



Friday November 11th


Ltd los angeles in Hollywood has an opening reception for a group show...See image from artist, Christopher Michlig Reception runs from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

 
Ltd los angeles is located at 7561 Sunset Blvd, LA 90046; 323.378.6842; http://www.ltdlosangeles.com.

 
Gagosian Gallery features an artist reception for Adam McEwen from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Gagosian Gallery is located at 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210. 310.271.9400; http://www.gagosian.com

Shana Nys Dambrot curates a new exhibition entitled Consumptive at Garboushian Gallery from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. This group show features works by York Chang, David LaChapelle, Alexandria Lee, Swinda Reichelt, Rick Robinson, Gina Stepaniuk, Jennifer Vanderpool, Grant Vetter, Casey Lee Wanlass, Peter Wu and Austin Young.
 
Garboushian Gallery is located at 427 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210; (310) 274-5205; www.garboushian.com


Saturday November 12th

Now for the Pick of the Week. The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception

Fine Artists in Inglewood will open their studios to the public the weekend of November 12-13, 2011 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm during the fifth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour. The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.

Two historic public artworks in the City of Inglewood will be stops on the tour; The History of Transportation Mural by Helen Lundeberg and The Written Word Intaglio Tower by Tom Van Sant, both of which are located at the Civic Center in Inglewood on Manchester Blvd.

In addition to the tour, Inglewood Open Studios also features a group show, which includes work by all participating tour artists, at the gallery within the Beacon Arts Building from Saturday, November 12 through Saturday, November 26, 2011 with an opening reception for the exhibit on November 12, 7:00-10:00pm. The group show will be on view for 2 weeks during normal business hours: Thursday to Saturday 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.

Beacon Arts Building 310-419-4077 is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302. The City of Inglewood will provide free shuttle bus service, which will run in a continuous loop, to the attending public on both Open Studios tour days. Printed maps with Open Studios location details are available online and will be at each artist’s studio and at the gallery on both tour days. For additional information on Inglewood Open Studios, including the printable tour map, please visit Inglewood Open Studios and Facebook.

Participating Artists in the 2011 Inglewood Open Studios are: Gwinn Alderson, Brian Biedul, Alexis Bolter, Donald Bustraan, Marylene Camacho, Ericka Chapman, Renée A. Fox, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Morgan Gehris, Scott Greiger, Winter Jenssen, Ellina Kevorkian, Deborah Lambert, Sharon Levy, Michael Maas, Michael Massenburg, Elizabeth Mauceli, Chris Mercier, Kenneth H. Ober, David Peters, Jhoiey Ramirez, Joan Robey, Stan Smith, Dustin Shuler, Holly Tempo, Shirley Tse, Ginger Van Hook, Luke Van Hook, MonaLisa Whitaker, Pola Wickham.


Shoshana Wayne Gallery (B-1) features artist Frances Trombly and James Richards (see image) from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. http://www.shoshanawayne.com/

Patrick Painter Gallery (A8 & B2) offers an artist reception for Jeffrey Wisniewski from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. http://www.patrickpainter.com/

Lois Lambert Gallery (E-3) features a group show with an opening reception from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://www.loislambertgallery.com/

Copro Gallery (T-5) features a group show with artists such as Marshall Arisman, Dave Cooper, Caitlin Hackett, Alyssa Monks, Billy Norrby, Elizabeth Winnel (see image), Nicola Verlato and more.

Event runs from 8:00 pm till 11:30 pm. 310 829-2156; http://www.copronason.com/

Also in Santa Monica

BG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly), 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401 presents a collection of works by the German American painter Allois. The work deals with dislocation and estrangement, at times employing decidedly cute characters in innocently grotesque or strange situations. Allois’ paintings portray characters that visually embody states of mind, from the mischievous to the manic.

Event runs from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. (310) 237 6423; http://caporalebleicher.com/

Susanne Vielmetter LA Proects will feature an opening reception featuring artists, Whitney Bedford and Sean Duffy

Susanne Vielmetter LA Proects is located at 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 310-837-2117; http://www.vielmetter.com

Blum & Poe located at 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd LA, 90034, features artist Michael Saunders from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 310-836-2062; http://www.blumandpoe.com

Or, take a trip today to Joshua Tree for the Autumn Equinox Show at JTAG from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Enjoy a beautiful day or spend the evening. This exhibition is curated by Frederick Fulmer.

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552




Sunday November 13th





Today at Helms Bakery (Venice Blvd and National) enjoy patchwork indie arts & festival. Over 90 local independent artists, crafters and designers come together in an outdoor setting. Local cafes & restaurant booths will also participate, as well as clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more.



There will be a bike valet, eco-gift wrapping station. Event runs from 11:00 am -5:00 pm. http://www.patchworkshow.com/



Don’t forget, it’s the second day of The 5th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Group Show Opening Reception

Fine Artists in Inglewood will open their studios to the public the weekend of November 12-13, 2011 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm during the fifth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour.


The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance.

Have a great week....




11/03/2011

Weekend Update and Pick of the Week is this Saturday, Branded Arts Red Carpet Event!

My Pick of the Week, happens this Saturday, November 5th. BRANDED ARTS presents a red carpet event to be held at Smashbox Studios in Hollywood. Help out a good cause by donating $20.00 to Witness To A Dream Foundation and you’ll get full access to a star studded evening. It will include an art exhibition with live painting and music and a special guest DJ Set by SAMANTHA RONSON!



Smashbox Studios is located at 1011 North Fuller Ave. West Hollywood, 90466. BRANDED ARTS is excited to have over 12,000 square feet of space with entertainment that includes rotating DJS, 2 fully stocked bars, and large art installations.


Featured artists include: Brandon Shigeta, David Flores, Mear One, Shark Toof, Keegan Gibbs, Morgan Slade, Edwin Ushiro, Dan Quintana, Sona Mirzaei, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Bumblebee, Room13 LA, Michael Pukac, Shepard Fairey and Retna just to name a few!!


BRANDED ARTS curates art exhibition openings by featuring some of the most renowned and emerging artists of our time. As one of LA’s rising star contemporary artists, Sona Mirzaei is excited to be participating and exhibiting some of her never before seen work as part of this exclusive event! Sona is also gearing up for her solo show opening featuring her exclusive new collection on Saturday, December 10th at Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood.


For her exhibition on November 5th at the BRANDED ARTS event, Sona will include a piece The Ides of March from her ongoing Roman series. She strives to create powerful, complex and richly beautiful works of art that keep within the place and time they evoke in that enchanting part of the world. Sona Mirzaei is a true visionary and her passion for art transcends the competitive nature of the international art scene.


More info under Saturday events, including all the participating galleries.


Friday November 4th


In the Beverly Hills area, there are a couple.

M+B offers an exhibition of multi-media works curated by Sam Falls and Matt Moravec. Titled TIME AND MATERIAL, the exhibition will be on view from November 4 to December 22, with an opening reception for the artists from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Curated by Sam Falls and Matt Moravec, participating artists include Sam Falls, Jacob Kassay, N. Dash, Kyle Thurman and Joe Zorilla.

M+B is located at 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069; 310 550 0050; www.mbart.com/

Legendary artist Raymond Pettibon will be featured at Regen Projects II with an artist reception from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm

Regen Projects II is located at 9016 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90069 310-276-5424http://www.regenprojects.com/


Or stay in Venice, for First Fridays on Abbot Kinney.

Most of the stores below will be starting around 6:30 pm, but remember it is Venice. Stores stay open till around 9:00 pm, sometimes later. With the recent arrival of food trucks upon the boulevard, some stores have decided to close early.


However, here is a list of some shops that have confirmed with me that they will indeed be open and participating in the event. I'm sure there will be a few surprises.

Enjoy live music at Joe’s restaurant. There is no cover charge. Call for an RSVP 310.399.581; Joe's Restaurant is located at 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice CA 90291. http://www.joesrestaurant.com/

Now continue on, there is a lovely shop called Altered Space Gallery 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., has a trunk show happening with designer Claudia Endler as well as featuring artist, Michele Mikesell's work. They will be serving refreshments. Event runs from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 310-452-8121; http://www.alteredspacegallery.com/;

Back again across the street off Santa Clara, is Nitespa, 1301 Abbot Kinney, stop into this local beauty spa  that will have specials which come with complementary beverages consisting of herbal teas, red and white wine and beer.
Open till 10:00 pm. mini-makeovers and specials on all treatments. The entrance is on Santa Clara. 310.396.5122; http://www.nitespa.com/

Keep going north and on the right side is Ananda, stop in for some snacks and refreshments. They have beautiful things. Ananda is located at 1356 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310) 399-4186.

Directly adjacent, pop into Skylark 1356 Abbot Kinney Blvd who will also be open 310 392-9099;

If you love fashion better pop into Bohemian Exchange. This bodacious shop offers sassy edgy designs at amazing prices.

Bohemian Exchange is located at 1358 Abbot Kinney, at California 310.396.3044; http://on.fb.me/ob9r0y

You won’t be able to miss Zingara Trading, right next door at 1507 Abbot Kinney for their First Friday event. They will be offering snacks and their famous S'mores. 310 392-6424; http://www.zingaratrading.com/


Keep going South and pop by Very Venice Art & Design Gallery located at 1629 Abbot Kinney.

They are also showing works by over 100 artists including Linda Fenster, Outi, Dary Rees, Fahmina,  Rachel Rubinstein, just to name a few. Event runs from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm. http://www.veryveniceart.com/

Stop by Robin’s Sculpture Garden and enjoy the music of Tommy Santee Klaws, accompanied, by aerials in the sky. Robin’s Sculpture Garden, is located at 1632 Abbott Kinney. This one tends to start later, 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm. Popcorn & Beverages, but there is a $10-$15 donation suggested.

Also see fashions from Show Me Your Mumu, and Anna Bruce Designs, who will be featuring local artists as well as serving refreshments. These are both just outside of the garden, so you won’t have to pay the admission fee.  


 
If you still want to party, head to …Paparazzi Comedy at 8:00 pm at Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333 Admiralty Way G-2 West Tower, Marina Del Rey, CA.

Halloween ain’t over yet…there’s a pirate theme tonight.  Dress up in your favorite Pirate or Wench outfit at Paparazzi Comedy this Friday. Prize for Best Buccaneer!  Hosted by Gisele Rebeiro this will be a fun show with special guests.

FREE parking available. Drink specials all night long. Complimentary Appetizers. $10 Cover Charge if on Guest List must RSVP at paparazzicomedy@yahoo.com Produced by Gisele and event coverage by partyby5.com. Please arrive early, limited seating. RSVP at http://www.socializr.com/event/684579753/1332106627



Saturday November 5th


Now for the Pick of the WEEK….BRANDED ARTS presents a red carpet event to be held at Smashbox Studios in Hollywood. Help out a good cause by donating $20.00 to Witness To A Dream Foundation and you’ll get full access to a star studded evening. It will include an art exhibition with live painting and music and a special guest DJ Set by SAMANTHA RONSON!
See image by Sona Mirzaei

BRANDED ARTS curates art exhibition openings by featuring some of the most renowned and emerging artists of our time. As one of LA’s rising star contemporary artists, Sona Mirzaei is excited to be participating and exhibiting some of her never before seen work as part of this exclusive event! Sona is also gearing up for her solo show opening featuring her exclusive new collection on Saturday, December 10th at Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood.

For her exhibition on November 5th at the BRANDED ARTS event, Sona will include a piece The Ides of March from her ongoing Roman series. She strives to create powerful, complex and richly beautiful works of art that keep within the place and time they evoke in that enchanting part of the world. Sona Mirzaei is a true visionary and her passion for art transcends the competitive nature of the international art scene.

Featured artists include: Brandon Shigeta, David Flores, Mear One, Shark Toof, Keegan Gibbs, Morgan Slade, Edwin Ushiro, Dan Quintana, Sona Mirzaei, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Bumblebee, Room13 LA, Michael Pukac, Shepard Fairey and Retna just to name a few!  See this image called Who Ya Gunna Call?  courtesy of Thinkspace. Funny, Ghost Busters was a great flick.

Smashbox Studios is located at 1011 North Fuller Ave. West Hollywood, 90466. BRANDED ARTS is excited to have over 12,000 square feet of space with entertainment that includes rotating DJS, 2 fully stocked bars, and large art installations. 

Participating galleries include: Thinkspace Gallery:
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/. LeBasse Projects Gallery: http://lebasseprojectsgallery.com/, L’Imagerie Gallery: http://www.Limageriegallery.com/, Gallery Nucleus: http://gallerynucleus.com/, Cave Gallery: http://cavegallery.net/

For a mere $20.00 donation to the Witness To A Dream Foundation Artists, art lovers, music aficionados will enjoy an exclusive evening on Saturday, November 5th. Come out to Smashbox Studios and support the Witness To A Dream Foundation
www.witnesstoadream.org, www.brandedarts.com, http://www.facebook.com/brandedarts, www.sonaart.com.



Since you are in Hollywood, stop by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for Asleep in the Wind curated by Mercedes Helnwein. Paintings on Paper by Mercedes Helnwein (see image), Patrick Morrison and Glen Baxter. With a Live Performance of classical music by members of the Traction Chamber Orchestra

Event starts at 7:00 pm. Music at 8:00 pm, plus wine and appetizers will be served. Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave., 90036; 323.933.4408. BE SURE TO RSVP: info@mkgallery.com


At Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Craig Krull (B-7) celebrates Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert "Magu" Sánchez Luján (see image) and Richard Ehrlich. The opening will be held from 5:00pm till 7:00 pm.  http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/

TAG Gallery (D-3) offers a group show from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm.  310.829.9556; http://www.taggallery.net

Also at Bergamot, if you feel like shelling out $10.00....High Fashion meets contemporary Art at Track 16.


Enjoy "Maximum Miniature : Scale Behavior in Style," a conceptual runway show featuring wearable works, projected images and a puppet show, by L.A. based designer and artist, Lun*na Menoh.  Event starts at 8:00 pm. Make sure to check the website, you must buy tickets.

While you’re there…pop into The Robert Berman Gallery (C-2) to see the show Paid to Play Illustrating Los Angeles: 1945 – 1985.

This exhibition features artists who earned their living as illustrators. This exhibiition offers some incredible, pin-ups and collectables. You'll remember this incredible mural by Millard Sheets.

Paid to Play is the first of several exhibitions to appear at The Robert Berman Gallery which fall under the umbrella of Pacific Standard Time. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.  See image by Palombi.

It opened in September, but it’s a fabulous show, you gotta see it. Then right across in Berman’s other gallery (D-5) catch the show Transformation.  Both shows are part of Pacific Standard Time. See image by Robert Henecken. http://www.robertbermangallery.com/

In Culver City…Carter & Citizen, (2648 La Cienega Ave) presents "Eventide"; paintings by Leon Benn and photographs by Whitney Hubbs (see image). "Eventide" opens November 5th and closes December 22nd. The reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 213-359-2504; http://www.carterandcitizen.com/


Cherry and Martin celebrates artist Erik Frydenborg. Located at  2712 S. La Cienega Blvd., CA 90034, the opening reception runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm



Angles Gallery offers an artist reception for artists, Judie Bamber (see image), Jeremy Dickinson, Linda Stark,

Opening Reception: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.Angles Gallery, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., 90034. 310.396.501; http://www.anglesgallery.com/


Thinkspace offers an artist reception for João Ruas. Artist, Andrea Offermann will be featured in the project room.

This gallery always has fun openings. Reception runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.



Thinkspace is located at 6009 Washington Blvd., 90232. 310.403.8549; http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

 

If you prefer downtown , Norbertellen Gallery presents DJEMBE & CANVAS. Enjoy this solo exhibition as well as live painting by this local artist from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Norbertellen Gallery is located at 215 W. 6th St. #110. 818 662 5041; Check their website for more details. http://www.norbertellengallery.com/

Also downtown, Cotrutza Gallery opens a new exhibition tonight, entitled, "Memories from the Future."


Reception runs from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm. Cotrutza Gallery is located at 446 S. Main St., LA 90013; 213-622-0121; http://cotrutza.com

And finally, just around the corner, it’s time for Hive Gallery's 3rd annual sculpture artist themed show. 


Be aware that it is $8 at door. However, it does include live music.
The Hive Gallery is a fun funky gallery located at 729 South Spring St.


Event runs from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. http://hivegallery.com/.

Or hang by the beach In Venice…Gebert Gallery presents Past/Present with artist Betty Gold.


The show runs from November 5th through December 13th, 2011.

The artist reception is 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm. Gebert Gallery is located at 1345 Abbot Kinney. http://www.gebertgallery.com/

Or you may want to attend a very special dinner in Venice, entitled Le Secret Supper. Meet new friends and enjoy incredible food at this private affair from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.


Venice local, Esquire Jachem hosts the elegant evening and Chef Leslie Paonessa will dazzle your taste buds.

There is a set price of $55.00 pp for food only or with a wine pairing, for $70.00 pp. I have been, and I highly recommend it. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Israel Levin Senior Center in Venice.


Contact Leslie at lfpsm@earthlink.net for reservations and additional info including the address. For more info and full menu, see Weekly Features Page.

In Topanga, Pine Tree Circle presents Robin Becker (see image). The opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

Pine Tree Circle is located at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., #109, Topanga, 90290; 310 455-7909; www.topangacanyongallery.com




Sunday November 6th


As part of Pacific Standard Time, LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts presents a top notch exhibition, curated by Hoojung Lee from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

This events offers legends in the art world, such as Larry Bell, Robert Rauschenberg, Laddie John Dill, Betye Saar, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Charles White, Ed Moses

LA Artcore Union Center is located at 120 Judge John Aiso St., 90012 in downtown LA http://www.laartcore.org/

If you prefer to be close to the beach, Upper West offers a solo exhibition of Marcello Pozzi (see image) 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm. 


Upper West is in Santa Monica at, 3321 Pico Blvd., 90405; 310-344-6031; http://art-vault.com


Have a fab week….I’ve got lot’s of surprises up my sleeve, which will soon be revealed….so stay tuned! Mama's gotta go start celebrating, her birthday!