We have added some fun events for you to check out as well as wonderful museum shows and theatre performances.
Hanukkah is here ....see some info below on a Hanukkah inspired exhbitiion at Skirball.
We will be adding some more holiday events (Christmas DAY) and New Year's Eve too.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa too. Have an all around fabulous holiday....whatever you celebrate. Keep your friends and family close (and your pets too)....cause Life is short. Do what you love!!!
Happy New Year.....see ya in 2015!
Celebrate the Venice Art Crawl this Thursday, December 18, 2014. Over 40 artists come together to participate and show their art in over 38 venues. Celebrate emerging artists along with hundreds of visitors at VAC.
Venice is one of LA's most iconic neighborhoods which keeps art lovers comining back. The Venice Art Crawl (VAC) offers original art, music, design, and entertainment
Head to Washington Blvd.
Le Cellier always hosts a fun art party. Artist Zebi will be showing her latest mixed media collection here.
Zebi is a friend and a wonderful artist...stop in and see her work....she has some great gift ideas for the holidays....she paints, and also is an incredible ceramicist.
Le Cellier Wine Bar & Restaurant, 417 W Washington Blvd Marina del Rey, CA 90292; (424) 228-5491
Qart Gallery recently had its grand opening this past Sunday and will be participating in the Venice Art Crawl. Artists include: Wyland, Peter Max, Marta Wiley, Marty Katon etc.
QArt Gallery, 480 W. Washington, Marina Del Rey 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. http://www.qart.com/
"LADY" takes place at the Venice Love Shack. In conjunction with the Venice Art Crawl.
'LADY' - is an all female exhibition and vendor bazaar which will feature Designers & Venders this month. This is a group art show's theme is 'Art of Fashion.'
Featuring artists: Marlena McClain, Kurisutein Lopusnak, ANKH, SunnyBak, Francesca Quintano, Davia King, Terry Marks Tarlow, Lizi Ruch, and many more.
Designers & Vendors: Eco Cork, Davia King, MegaZee, Shop Klasik, Verve Jewelry, Close to the Earth.
Scobybaby Kombucha, ANKH by Racquel, Draw Anything LA
This is a free event, please give a donation to help support Lady and to enter the raffle. Bring a printed copy of your ticket and enter to win a gift given after 9pm. Win a One Night's Stay at Hotel Erwin!
Dr. Marks-Tarlow said she is excited to participate in this event. She is both an artist and a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 25 years. Within psychotherapy, she achieves deep transformation by delving into the fertile spaces between therapist and patient.
See image, Geisha Girl by Terry Marks-Tarlow
Dr. Marks-Tarlow has written four books. Her two most recent, Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy (2012, Norton) and Awakening Clinical Intuition (2014, Norton), underscore the importance of play, imagination, and creativity within psychotherapy. Her books contain unique illustrations serving as a right-brain method of depicting psychological concepts. For more information about Dr. Marks-Tarlow's art, books, workshops, and other events, visit www.markstarlow.com
Admission charge: CLICK HERE TO RSVP and add your Donation.
The Venice Love Shack at 2121 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291; 6-10 pm. (805) 459-4581 www.facebook.com/ladyevent1
Gotta Have It Works from Corey Grayhorse...enjoy Art, Music and Drinks!
Band Set: 7:30 Paranoyds; 8:00 Eye In The Sky; 9:00 Sad Girl
Corey Grayhorse, 1516 Pacific Ave. 7:00 – 10:00pm
Martin X Brooks hosts a VAC event ....mi casa.
Catch the art of Martin X Brooks here.
2324 Pacific Ave Apt 0 Venice, CA 90291; 6:00 – 10:00pm
ATEvents is at it again. Bust out your Ugly Sweaters and elf hats. We're having an art show with a holiday twist and a handcrafted giftables bazaar with items made by your local and mad crazy hence (Loco-lly) talented artists.
There will be festive libations on hand along with a community craft table where you can make your own ugly christmas sweater. Don't forget to bring a sweater to decorate.
Come support local artists by purchasing gifts that are handmade....jewelry, custom ornaments, shirts, baby gear, pottery, prints etc.. There is a VNC Toy Drive so bring an unwrapped toy.
Just added: Ugly Christmas Story Telling Story by the fabulous Anna Metcalf; Exhibit of Art Themed Holiday Cards by Jonathan Kaplan; Baked Goods for Sale so Bring some $$.
Featured artists: Jules Muck, Lindsey Nobel, Jonathan Kaplan, John Fukuda, Stefanosis Gandharva, Deoshia RollerDee Hopkins, Daniel George, Alex Tanasi, Patrick Johnston, Andrea Tan, and more. Beats by DJ Pistol Pete
1320 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291 7-10pm
Prize of Venice combines its Venice Art Crawl event and Holiday Party
This local shop on Abbot Kinney features both local and global art. multiple works by renown artist Ugo Nonis and would love to be included as a stop on the Venice Art circuit.
Along with the art event, the shop is throwing its holiday party that evening and the two events should combine for a great night of original art and local business support.
Prize of Venice 1638 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291; 7:00 – 10:00pm. http://www.prizeofvenicela.com/
Cadillac Hotel features the work of artists Sunny Bak, Bobbi Bennett, Marta Evry, Christina Minna, Mark Satterlee.
Cadillac Hotel, 9 Dudley Ave. 7-10pm.
This one runs a bit later....
Full Circle Venice puts on a festive VAC event featuring the opening of a new exhibition of artwork by Michael Divine.
Michael Divine has been actively painting for the past 20 years. His work explores archetypes of the human condition, the mystical experience, and the ways we relate to the world around us. Known for his vibrant colors and bold lines, Michael Divine's paintings speak with a universal language of beauty that anyone can understand and relate to.
Full Circle Venice, 305 Rose Ave., Venice, California 90291; www.fullcirclevenice.com 6pm - 1am
See the Venice Art Crawl website for tons more events!!!
An eight-day celebration, the Jewish Festival of Lights, also known as Hanukkah started December 16th (at Sundown) and commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. during the Maccabean revolt against oppressive Greek rulers.
Head to Third Street Promenade...Each Day for Hanukkah, participate in the Menorah Lighting. At sundown a local synagogue will host a menorah lighting every night from 16–23 at sundown.The band Klezmer Juice will be performing on Dec. 18. Dec.
Third Street Promenade (near Arizona Ave.), Santa Monica; 310-393-8355; http://www.downtownsm.com
The Farmer's Market on Fairfax/3rd hosts its annual Hanukkah Celebration on December 21st. The event will feature children's craft workshops, holiday foods, music and a Menorah Lighting Ceremony. FREE; Parking: 2 hours free with validation. www.farmersmarketla.com
Farmer's Market Plaza, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Dec 21, 2014, 2:30 - 5 pm;
In West LA....
Skirball Cultural Center features Spotlight Tour: Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour.
On this family-friendly tour, focus on the stunning display of Hanukkah lamps in Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, and learn more about Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the value of religious freedom.
Participate in special holiday activities like spinning a dreidel and meeting Judah Maccabee.
Admission to Museum Galleries: $10 General; $7 Seniors 65+ and Full-Time Students; $5 Children 2-12; FREE to Children under 2 and Skirball Members; All exhibitions are FREE to the public on Thursdays.
The Skirball Cultural Center, Guerin Pavilion, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049
Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott (who adapted the play from the novella) and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott co-direct Dickens' masterpiece about the redemptive and transformative power of love. In this production, hailed for its "enchantment" by LA Weekly, Dickens' poignant tale is matched by evocative original music by composer Ego Plum.
The cast features Geoff Elliott*(Scrooge), Freddy Douglas* (Narrator), Stephen Rockwell*(Mr. Cratchit/Ensemble), Rafael Goldstein* (Fred/Young Scrooge/Ensemble), Jill Hill* (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble), Mitchell Edmonds* (Marley/Old Joe/Ensemble), Deborah Strang* (Ghost of Christmas' Past/Charwoman/Ensemble), Alan Blumenfeld* (Ghost of Christmas Present/Benevolent Gentleman/Ensemble), Alison Elliott (Belle/Laundress/Ensemble), Sydney Beck (Martha Cratchit/Ensemble), Brendan Haley (Peter Cratchit/Ensemble), Georgia Miller (Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble), Jack Elliott (Cratchit Twin/Turkey Boy/Ensemble), Marie Sullivan (Cratchit Twin/Ensemble), Ikenna Ogbogu (Tiny Tim/Ensemble), Chiza Ogbogu (Crachit Child/Ensemble) and Seven Pierce-English (Ensemble). *denotes member of Actors' Equity
"Remounting our acclaimed presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol allows families to once again take a supremely theatrical journey, and celebrate the transformative power of forgiveness during the holidays," says Elliott. Rodriguez-Elliott adds, "Ebenezer Scrooge's rebirth from miserly curmudgeon to the epitome of love and generosity affirms our faith in the potent goodness of human kind during this beloved time of year."
A Noise Within's 2014-15 Season continues with The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (February 15 – May 9), the West Coast premiere of Figaro by Charles Morey, freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais (March 1-May 10), and concludes with Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (March 22 - May 8). The Threepenny Opera and Julius Caesar together form the basis of REVOLUTIONRep, three spring dates wherein both of these productions are presented on the same stage, sequentially.
Single ticket prices for A Christmas Carol start at $48.00. Contact the A Noise Within box office in person, via phone at 626-356-3100, or online at www.ANoiseWithin.org for updated pricing and seat availability. A Pay What You Can performance takes place on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 PM.
The show runs through Tuesday, December 23; Upcoming Performances Friday, Dec 19 at 8pml Saturday, Dec 20 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, Dec 21 at 2pm; Monday, Dec 22 at 2pm & 7:30pm; Tuesday, Dec 23 at 7:30pm.
Tickets and information: Prices: Single Tickets from $48; Student Rush with i.d. an hour before performance $20.00; Groups (10 or more): Adults from $25.00; Students from $18.00; Youth discount ages 17 and under $14 off regular price.
Where: A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
When: through Dec 23
Phone: 626-356-3100 ex 1
The Emerald Isle's widely acclaimed acoustic band brings its Celtic Holiday celebration to sunny Santa Monica.
Called an "Irish music dream team" by Folk Roots Magazine, the band's inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory.
With a blend of homey nostalgia and high-energy holiday songs, the Celtic supergroup will be joined onstage by "one of the true glories of Irish music today" (The Wall Street Journal), vocalist and recent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, Karan Casey.
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Parking is FREE.
Tickets range from $39 - $65
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
When: 7:30 pm
About TAG Gallery – Established in 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation, TAG Gallery is a member-owned community of approximately forty artists. Through the physical gallery in Santa Monica's landmark Bergamot Station as well as lectures from exhibiting and visiting artists, TAG Gallery has become a valuable resource for launching the careers of both emerging and mid-career artists based in the greater Los Angeles area.
Mountain Lore, Lorraine Bubar:
Lorraine Bubar's current exhibition was inspired by her Artist-¬in-¬Residency spent in Denali National Park in Alaska where she immersed herself in the diversity of life thriving in that vast wilderness.
See image: Lorraine Bubar, Walking in Water pm Papercut 2 9x20 2014
"Artists have had a long relationship with national parks, interpreting them in meaningful ways that inspire and enrich the experience for future visitors," says Bubar. Her painterly, intricate papercuts illustrate the simultaneous strength and fragility of this mountain environment, while echoing the same strength and fragility of the paper medium. Mountains, with their inherent magnitude and mystery, have inspired travelers, climbers, writers, artists, and dreamers alike. Papercutting is an art form created in countries around the world, and in these cultures many tales occur in mountain environments -¬places that hold beauty, drama, and intrigue. Bubar's addition of the narrative woven within her newest work addresses the tales that evolved from the mystique and power of the wilderness and evolved from the impact of illustrating a children's book. The book, "Lullaby," written by Debbie Friedman and illustrated by Bubar, was released by Jewish Lights Publishing this fall.
Landscapes: Fact and Fiction, Anne Ramis:
Creating in the spirit of artist Robert Rauschenberg's combination techniques, artist Anne Ramis applies her own combinative artistry to her latest body of work. Working within several different types of media, incorporating drawing, painting and collage elements, Ramis' ethereal landscapes present a dual sense of foreboding and wonder.
See image: Anne Ramis, What Next, Mixed Media1 6-1.5x26in
"This show combines earlier with recent landscapes," says Ramis. "[These are] places that I've lived in and places that I've passed - places that do and do not exist." Lavender skies and jagged rocks form a winding path in works like "What Next" while verdant mossy abstractions and deep blues form surreal pools of water in "Giglio, Now." In certain works, cut-¬out photographs of Ramis' own dogs are dispersed among the rocks, as Ramis illustrates surreal terrains that act as a form of personal topography. The effect is that of a vivid dream, at once familiar and foreign.
Metamorphosis, Katherine Rohrbacher:
Poet Ovid pronounces in Book One of his mythological epic, Metemorpheses, "I intend to speak of forms changed into new entities." Artist Katherine Rohrbacher provides a modern meditation on transformation, posing the question of what it means to change - whether artificially or naturally. In an era where physical perfection is held paramount, the lengths to which individuals may go to edit both bodily imperfections and age, is a 21st century crusade.
See image: Katherine Rohrbacher, Wilted Oil on Panel 36x36 in
Rohrbacher's large format paintings offer a confrontational view of surface beauty. Charcoal and oil self-¬portraits offer a glimpse of the psychological impact of surgery in a series titled "Nose Job," as Rohrbacher presents her own likeness as the face of change. Motifs of decaying roses and ceramic butterflies encircle other works, addressing metamorphosis directly, while illustrating the fragile, brief circle of life.
A gallery installation featuring live flowers in jars that trace the actual dimensions of a casket will accompany Rohrbacher's paintings and ceramic works for the duration of the exhibition, mirroring the same delicate stages of life and death that she confronts in her work. She will also show in New York at the Edward Hopper House in their 21st annual Small Matters of Great Importance Exhibition.
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 13, 3pm.
On view: October 25 - December 27
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404
Phone: (310) 829-9556
It's the much awaited holiday window - all Christmas Tree Ornaments made by all the artists. Decorate your tree with hand made ornaments.
It's time for holiday gift buying and Ten Women Gallery is ready - the Gallery is full of art for your loved ones...
Remember, there's no better gift than the gift of original art.
Come do your holiday shopping at Ten Women Gallery....Original art is the way to go. Head to Ten Women Gallery before they sell out of your favorite gift items!
Ten Women Gallery is a vibrant artist's co-operative gallery showcasing 24 local women artists.
Located at 1128 Montana Ave., in Santa Monica, Ten Women Gallery is open everyday from 10 am - 6 pm.
For more information or to view the work of all of these talented artists, visit www.tenwomengallery.com or call 310-393-6254.
Be sure to LIKE Ten Women Gallery on Facebook Facebook.com/TenWomenGalleryonMontana
In addition, Playhouse guests who attend Twilight Zone UnScripted: Holiday Edition can save 20% on tickets to SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. More information can be found at The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office: 626-356-7529.
The award-winning Impro Theatre is putting a holiday twist on one of their most popular shows by presenting Twilight Zone UnScripted: Holiday Edition at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse, for three weeks from December 4 to 21. Directed by Jo McGinley and Stephen Kearin, Twilight Zone UnScripted: Holiday Edition pays homage to Rod Serling's iconic sci-fi series The Twilight Zone. The critically acclaimed Impro company starts with audience suggestions, combines them with holiday themes, and creates four all-new, completely improvised episodes at every performance.
Twilight Zone UnScripted: Holiday Edition runs from December 4 to 21, 2014. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There is no performance on December 11. Tickets are $30 general admission ($20 student tickets are available; student ID required at the door). Tickets are available at www.improtheatre.com.
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is located upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse at 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. Lot and street parking are available. For more information about Impro Theatre, go to www.improtheatre.com or call (323) 401-6162 .
The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) present this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. The cast features Disney Recording Artist Olivia Holt as "Aurora" (Disney's "I Didn't Do It"), Lucy Lawless as "Carabosse" ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus"), Garret Clayton as "The Prince of Alhambra" (Disney's "Teen Beach Movie"), Patrick Cassidy as "The King of Pasadena" (Broadway's "42nd Street," "Annie Get Your Gun," ABC Family's "Ruby & The Rockits"), David Engel as "Nanny Tickle" (Broadway's "La Cage aux Folles," "Seussical"), Tamyra Gray as "The Good Fairy" ("American Idol," Broadway's "Bombay Dreams" and "Rent") and returning from last year's Panto at the Playhouse production of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Ben Giroux as "Silly Billy" (CW's "Hart of Dixie). SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight opens December 10, 2014 and plays through January 4, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Lythgoe Family Productions produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well known pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together. Past Panto at The Playhouse productions include: A Snow White Christmas starring Ariana Grande and Neil Patrick Harris and Aladdin and His Winter Wish starring Ben Vereen, Bruce Vilanch, and Ashley Argota.
There are three different ways for Playhouse guests to enhance their Panto at The Playhouse experience - GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child's ticket for an additional $50.00 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only) with a special onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises, a SLEEPING BEAUTY collectible poster, and one free photo with Santa!
On Saturday and Sunday mornings (excluding December 14) throughout the engagement of SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight, Playhouse guests may enjoy a special Sleeping Beauty Character Breakfast before the show at redwhite +bluezz Jazz Club, located at 37 El Molino, next door to The Playhouse. The Character Breakfast features a mouth-watering breakfast buffet, and tableside visits from all your favorite fairy tale characters! Prices start at $48. For reservations call 626-356-7529.
SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight will play from December 10, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Monday at 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 29 only); Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Special matinees -- Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00 pm; Friday, December 26 at 4:00 pm; Tuesday, December 30 at 4:00 pm. (No performances December 31, January 1 and 2.)
Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight range from $34.00 - $74.00, with Premium Seating available for $125.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $24.00 - $64.00.
Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.
The name, (an old English/Germanic word for white), was conceived by gallery director. Randi Kreeft and is a subtle nod to celebrate the season. Curated by gallery owner, Liz Gordon, "HWĪT" features several mediums from seven artists paying homage to the color white. I am a big fan of Liz Gordon and her gallery. She is a warm and generous soul, which is not always synonymous with being a gallery owner.
The Loft at Liz's has offered some exceptional exhibitions throughout the years as well as art talks and workshops. The most recent exhibit featured the work of renowned artist Laddie John Dill curated by Kreeft. Each year, fans of the gallery have come to anticipate other annual themed shows such as "Diverted Destruction" as well as another annual photography show in April in conjunction with MOPLA.
Gordon said that she looks for original artworks that draw in the viewer. Since many of the shows feature multiple artists, she explained she has to take into consideration the entire exhibition and how it will fit within the gallery. For the December show, each artist has created work with White as the predominant component. The gallerist said she looks for artists who have a unique voice and are truly committed to their art. She also cited originality and technical execution as other important factors when choosing art.
Any artist that has had the good fortune of exhibiting at the Loft at Liz will tell you what a great person Liz Gordon is. "Liz is full of energy and ideas. She gets more accomplished in one day than other people might in a week," said J.J. L'Heurex (who will be featured in the upcoming show).
Artist J.J. L'Heureux will offer a nine-foot photograph taken on one of her Antarctic expeditions as well as four paintings from her Bergy Bit series.
Since 2000, L'Heureux has been crisscrossing the globe on many photography expeditions. She recently returned from Alaska: Barrow and the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. In fact, she will not be attending the opening reception since she will be on her fourteenth journey to Antarctica. This is what inspires her to create her Bergy Bits (as she has dubbed the paintings from her Bergy Bit series). "I have memories of how the ocean looked and felt." Her memories of the beauty of the glaciers inspired her paintings.
L'Heureux has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Chicago Academy of Science Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fernbank Museum (Altanta), the Science Spectrum (Lubbock, Texas), Goddard Center (Ardmore, Oklahoma), the International Wildlife Museum (Tucson), the Lafayette Science Museum, (Lafayette, Louisiana) and more. http://www.jjlheureux.com/ http://www.penguinspirit.com
A perfect addition to this group show...
Elizabeth Orleans will be offering several big installations for "HWĪT."
See image: by Elizabeth Orleans, Inner Space Squares
Orleans will be showing a total of twelve pieces. One of the walls of the gallery had to be cut to install the Ladder Two artwork.
Orleans said she just finished her installation at the gallery..."It was a lot of work but it looks like a great show! Her (Liz's) antique hardware store is fantastic and her gallery program keeps getting better and more well known over time and is a cool space."
Stuart Kusher has been creating art his entire life. While working in other mediums Such as drawing, painting, sculpture had always been a mainstay for the artist.
A self taught sculptor, he does not use models but said he prefers to allow the art to evolve. He said it all comes down to "reading into the shadows and the clay and struggling until I identify with an idea."
Kusher has been included in previous group shows at the gallery. "Liz truly cares about artists and believes in the work she exhibits," remarked Kusher.His work will be featured in a solo museum show at MOAH in 2015. http://www.stuartkusher.com/
Natalie Arnoldi, daughter to Charles Arnoldi and a talented artist in her own right will be exhibiting five works in the show...two oils paintings and thee gouaches.
I recently had the chance to see some of Arnoldi's work in person at the Upstairs Gallery at Hal's in Venice...beautiful noir inspired work. I'm looking forward to seeing more at Liz's.
Arnoldi explained that she was receiving a wide range of reactions...from serene to disturbing, and that it was "a testament to what I try to accomplish in my work: to create a piece of art which, by engaging the viewer, becomes a reflection of personal allegories and emotions that is totally unique for each person." http://www.nataliearnoldi.com/
See image: by Natalie Arnoldi, Last Chance, 2013, oil on canvas 50 x 45 inches
Performance artist Amy Kaps was on hand at the opening to perform her piece Unraveled (in White). Kaps unraveled over 1700 feet of flagging tape from her body during the reception. To much of the delight of the attendees, it added to the festivities of the evening.
Kaps recently performed a version of this titled Unraveled (in Aqua) at the Aqua Art Miami Fair.
"Liz is fantastic. Totally engaged in the art and the artist," said the performance artist. "The space will be a bit of a challenge with all the steps but it will be fun." http://amykaps.com/
Additional artists to be included in the group show are: Carlos Grasso, Eric Johnson, Elizabeth Orleans, Diane Silver, Zadik Zadikian as well as guest artists from Art 1307: Marco Abbamondi, and Amedeo Sanzone.
On view: December 12 - February 9
What: Opening reception "HWĪT"
Where: The Loft at Liz's, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz's Antique Hardware, 90036
Phone: (323) 939-4403
On View Now: Los Angeles Art Association Features the Photography of J.J. L'Heureux in its December Exhibition!
Artist J.J. L'Heureux 's work will be featured in Los Angeles Art Association's annual open show opening December 13th. Curated by Susan Cross of MASS MoCA, the group show will features all mediums including photography, paintings, sculpture etc. L'Heureux has a busy weekend...her paintings an photography will be featured in another group exhibition at the Loft at Liz's which will be opening on Friday December 12th.
See image: J.J. L'Heureux, Carriage Pink, Uelen Village, Russia
L'Heureux will be showing two photographs in the exhibition - "Pink Carriage" & "Blue Carriage."
The images were shot in Uelen Village, where the Bering Sea meets the Chukchi Sea, the Kamchatka Region, the easternmost settlement in Russia and the closest Russian settlement to the United States.
L'Heureux lives an interesting life...at this moment she is on expedition in the Falkland Islands.
"Expeditions for me are usually about the environment and the animals that inhabit that particular environment," said L'Heureux. "Most of my expeditions have been to the Southern Ocean where there are no permanent residents. Experiencing the Kamchatka Region of Russia up to Wrangel Island introduced me not only to the animals of the region but the people with their traditions in this isolated region."
She said this specific trip (where these photographs were taken) was a fascinating experience for her. The residents of Uelen Village are quite isolated. They are marine hunters and also marine ivory carvers. She continued." We were the first ship to visit with them for approximately two years. I was told that often ships from different countries visit to buy their ivory products and felt they were disappointed we had no interest in their carvings."
See image: J.J. L'Heureux, Carriage Blue, Uelen Village, Russia
L'Heureux added that the remote village made an impact on her and inspired these photos. "For me, the photographs reveal two different descriptions of the futures of two loved and valued small children that emerge against the background of the weatherworn buildings. The choice of strollers, outside, indicated to me the parents have voiced a clear recognition that the sexual and social future of their babies will be one thing for a daughter and another for a son."
Be sure to pop by and enjoy this group show. Artists include: Anna Agoston, David D'Andrade, Collin Avery, Jana Cruder, Alexander Hill, Flora Kao, Rachel Dang, Ana Medina, Eric Oiver, Mark Posey, Peter Sue, Jenny Wiener, and many more.
On view: December 13, 2014 - January 9, 2015
What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm