Celebrate Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary with an old-fashioned parade down the bustling strip featuring the talented marching band from Santa Monica High School and the St. Monica High School Pep Squad.
The mounted police will be there too. Following the parade, enjoy free ice cream from Dandy Don's as well as live music from some of the promenade's most talented buskers. Take pictures and share them with friends at the Interactive Photo Booth. Enjoy discounts and rewards offered by Downtown's amazing merchants.
What: 3rd Street Promenade Anniversary
Where 3rd Street Promenade
When: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culver City Affair of the Arts takes place today. Presented by Whole 9 Gallery, the event will feature art, music, and more.
Artist Barbara Kosoff's mixed media work will be part of the event. An illustrator and graphic designer, Kosoff's work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times as well as some national publications
Also Jeffrey Greathouse, a ceramics artist and teacher will be exhibiting his work. Additional artists include: Mark Acetelli, Sheri Cohen, Abram Santa Cruz, Myles Freedman, Ronald Chee, Brian Giberson, Lorelei Greene, Outi Harma, Pamela Harnois, James Hill, Owen Klaas, Monika Kwiet, Leon Leigh, Dan Levin, Michelle Long, Brad Reyes, Shawn K Riley, Adam Rose, Marlene Sanaye Yamada, Rachel Shultz, Salvatore Sinare, Sandra Zebi, and many more.
Free. Parking at the Trader Joe's Garage
What: Affair of the Arts in Downtown Culver City
Where: Downtown Culver City 9400 Culver Blvd.
In West LA...enjoy some theatre.
Director/Producer John Stark presents "Oneill's Ghosts" by Jovanka Bach, a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.
Award winning playwright Jovanka Bach's play, O'NEILL'S GHOSTS is a riveting drama about the tormented relationship between Eugene O'Neill and his eldest son, and the psychological ghosts that haunt both. O'Neill's Ghosts brings to life playwright Eugene O'Neill's troubled relationship with his son and the haunting memories of his family that affected him and his writings. Taking place in 1950, the play also explores his relationship with his wife/manager Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, and, through his imagination, sends him into the past and his memories while writing his last play. O'Neill's Ghosts is directed and produced by JOHN STARK.
This is a limited engagement. SPECIAL DISCOUNT- Use the password "Ghost" for $10 off each ticket purchase!
Show Runs through Sept 28; Tickets: $20.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Click Here to purchase tickets
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
Phone: (310) 477-2055
In the Valley...
We've got some more music at Joe's Bar & Grill in Burbank. Good food and a large dance floor....so bring your dancin' shoes.
Tonight, enjoy the Desperate Measures (yeah, thats the name of the band).
What: Live music
Where: Joe's Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805
OK..kids get out there and enjoy!
These courses evoke pure artistic freedom with paints by busting through any blocks and bringing you in alignment with creative confidence and authentic expression. Applying tempera paint on life-sized, 7' easels, you are invited to "Paint as if you will Burn It!"
Participants enjoy sidestepping their inner critic and allowing colors and images to simply emerge without being planned. Unburdened by pressures to perform, produce, or compete, clients are able to experience deeply joyful, creative, freeing, and relaxing benefits. It can get messy, it can get wild, and it always gets rich! Learn more about the benefits and read testimonials.
What do participants enjoy most?
• Experiencing a total sense of relaxation and "get-away" from life's pressures and obligations
• Breaking through creative blocks around writing, design, and visual arts
• Accessing one's unique visual voice, even if you've never painted before
• Coming away with feelings of rejuvenation, empowerment, aliveness, and wholeness
• Connecting purely and satisfyingly to self and like-minded people
• Painting big or small, inside or outside, with finger or brushes – whatever pleases the painter
• For the Italian Retreats:
o Having plenty of easy, beautiful moments in a gorgeious, carefree setting
o Easy access to extra activities, including hot air ballooning, massage, horse-back riding, wine tours, etc.
o Walking to the local village of Montisi to find it chock-full of farmers, wine-growers, and expats all mingling together for coffee, wine, live music, and laughs
Join us for an Intuitive Watercolors class on Friday Morning 9/19 or an Intro to Source Painting Class on Tuesday Evening September 23rd.
Life Inspired Collage classes for launching your dream life are starting on October 2nd. See more about our classes: http://www.paintyourgutsout.net/
If you like Blues....don't forget, you can catch Kat & the Blues Hounds every 4th Friday at our monthly gig at Sonny McLean's in Santa Monica.
I'll be singing some blues & Jazz with some extraordinary musicians. AS usual som guest players will be sittin' in...so strap your boots on tight, Mama feels like cuttin' loose.
Come on down to see who will sit in this month!!! Enjoy FREE blues (and some jazz too) every 4th Friday (NOT last Friday) from 9:15 pm until 12:30 am at this fun Irish Bar, located at 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica...FREE music all night and the Food is fantastic!
Enjoy Blues Classics. We've got a great lineup....Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax, Bruce Friedman on Trumpet....plus we have guest musicians scheduled to sit-in as always.
Check out a performance of "Summertime" from our monthly 4th Friday gig at Sonny McLean's shot by Wayne Ford.
You can find more info and images on facebook. Be sure to LIKE our Kat and the Blues Hounds FB Page.
What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean's, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica
When: Friday, September 26 9:15 pm - 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/ www.kathyleonardo.com
Featuring more than 20 acts on two stages, the second annual Way Over Yonder will take place Friday, September 26th and Saturday, September 27th at the Santa Monica Pier. The complete artist set times on both the Pier Stage and Carousel Stage are now available at www.wayoveryonder.net
Featuring: Jackson Browne · Local Natives · Lucinda Williams · Chris Robinson Brotherhood · The Lone Bellow · Heartless Bastards · The Lone Bellow · The Lone Bellow · Houndmouth · Moses Sumney · The Barr Brothers Bootstraps · Linda Perhacs · Nathaniel Rateliff · Joe Pug · Joe Fletcher · The Wild Reeds · The Far West · Joe Fletcher · Leslie Stevens · Little Hurricane · Lenny Goldsmiths's New Old
More line-up info at www.wayoveryonder.net
Two-day passes start at $86 and will include almost 13 hours of music. Way Over Yonder will run from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm on September 26 and 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm on September 27. All tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com
WAY OVER YONDER TICKETING OPTIONS:
SINGLE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION / Starts at $43.50
2-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION PASS/ Starts at $86
Priority Viewing Area/ Starts at $126
2 Day Pass
Up Front Area to watch the show
Priority Viewing Area with Backstage Bar Access/ Starts at $156 -- Friday still available, Saturday sold out
Priority Viewing Area with Backstage Bar Access/ Starts at $156 -- Friday still available, Saturday sold out
2 Day Pass
Up Front Area to watch the show
Photo: Jackson Browne
Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by famed festival producer George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger, and is produced by Jay Sweet. In February, for the second year in a row, it received the Best Music Festival award from Pollstar, the concert industry trade publication, and returns to Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island this July with Ryan Adams, Nickel Creek, Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy, and many more. Newport Folk Presents® Way Over Yonder is produced in collaboration with RH&S Concerts LLC.
The best way to get there is by bicycle....parking can be a bit hairy. However parking is available just south of the Pier off of Pacific Coast Highway (1550 PCH Lot), on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, there will be shuttles running from the south beach lots adjacent to Barnard Way between Bicknell and Hollister Aves. There is also plenty of parking as close as two blocks away from the Pier in Santa Monica city parking lots on Colorado Ave., 2nd St. and 4th St. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING PERMITTED ON THE PIER DECK.
What: Way Over Yonder
Where: Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Ave and Colorado
When: Friday September 26 - 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday, September 27 - 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
See image: "Sapana XX", oil on canvas, 48 x 48
These works are a continuation of an aesthetic Harper developed for his last show, "Searching For Heroes" with additional influence of a recent journey to Nepal which contributed to the dreamscape quality of much of the imagery.
Harper attributes much of his success to his family, friends, and colleagues. His mother, Fielden Harper (also an artist) was his first inspiration. She opened the door to her young son's creativity by setting an example and following her passion in her own life.
Harper's work has been shown across North America...New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, Mexico city, Puerto Vallarta, Denver. He enjoyed a solo exhibition at LOCZIdesign in San Francisco.
His most recent exhibition titled "Searching for Heroes" was held in January of this year.
See image: "The Meeting Point", oil and acrylic on canvas, 43 x 43
I am a big fan of Gus Harper's work...locally raised in Santa Monca, I wrote about him and his work this past January in the Santa Monica Mirror.
The gallery is open by appointment only. Call 310 699-9509.
What: Opening reception
Where: Gus Harper's Studio, 11306 Venice Blvd. LA 90066
To commemorate this anniversary, the gallery will be exhibiting throughout the fall a four month, rotating sampling of artists and artworks which it has presented at one of its seven different locations, throughout its 35 years in business in Santa Monica.
From the gallery's first solo artist exhibition with local artist Zox in 1979, through to its most recent summer 2014 exhibition of photographer Murray Garrett, the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY will be presenting samplings of some very well known artists such as: Keith Haring, Raymond Pettibon, Cameron Jamie, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Bill Barminski, Alex Prager and Shepard Fairey.
Starting in the 1980's, ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY was one of the first galleries in Los Angeles to exhibit, in mass, Chicano street artists and muralists. Presently exhibiting with the gallery and a featured artist in the 35 Year Anniversary Exhibition is chicano muralist and painter John Valadez. Valadez will also be the premier artist for our January 2015 exhibition.
As a focus on the 1990's, ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY will also feature a sampling from its three seminal shows: Man Ray : Paris - LA, Concrete and Buckshot : The Works of William S. Burroughs, George Herms: Beat Bar, all of which were presented in conjunction with Track 16 Gallery.
Advancing in on the 2000's ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY presented between its three exhibition spaces in Santa Monica, C2, D5 and B7 as well as at the San Francisco location E6 Gallery, a collection of exhibitions including: Alex Steinweiss "The Creator of the Album Cover," Alex Prager's first solo exhibition Polyester; Will Rise featuring the works of TheSeventhLettter, Rock Paper Scissor (Featuring: Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Gibby Haynes), Vagos Y Reinas (Retna & The Mac), the album covers of Shepard Fairey, Charles Brittin: Vintage Photographs, Transformation the works of Robert Heinecken and Victor Landweber, Paid to Play Illustrating LA (Featured: Charles White III, Dave Willardson, Bob Zoell, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr), Just Occupy - Ted Soqui, Shepard Fairey, Christopher Felver on the LA Occupy Movement.
Covering this span of the 1980's, 90's and 2000's, "the 35 Year Anniversary Show," will feature the artwork a huge list of both well known and emerging artists.
On view: September 13th - December 20th
What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
There will also be an artist talk on Sept 20, at 5:00 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.
The Long Thread, Pam Douglas
New work by Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in "The Long Thread." This show transcends her previous paintings by adding string, twine and rope -- rough textures that contrast with silk and rice paper, expanding these large-scale works into 3-dimensions.
See image: Douglas Pam The 4 Phases, Inks on rice paper, 60x50in
As with her previous series, Douglas reveals her admiration for Asian art using rice paper and silk, and suspending the fabric from dowels that recall Japanese and Chinese scroll paintings. In "The Source Within" indigo strings cascade through a divide of bronze and gold on silk panels, like a source of bright energy opening into birth. This scroll-like mixed media painting is almost seven feet high.
In "Four Phases," rice paper panels progress from white to black, and red strings in groups of four continue the careful balance, creating an understated elegance, both contemplative and hopeful.
Works on Paper, Ernie Marjoram
For his current exhibition, "Works on Paper," artist Ernie Marjoram presents drawings of a range of subjects; landscapes, still life compositions and figure studies in a variety of media; watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and charcoal, etchings and digital prints.
See image: Ernie Marjoram, Baptistry graphite 7x5in
Marjoram's latest body of work is a transition from previous oil studies in vibrant candies and comfort foods. "For me, there is no single definition of beauty and no single approach to art," says Marjoram. Some images are highly rendered, while others are black and white. "I have always experimented with different graphic techniques and have become comfortable combining traditional and digital techniques," says Marjoram. "In the end it is all about the image, not the technique." While studying a range of subjects in his current series, Marjoram's strong gestural brushstrokes and technical skill create animated characters and environments.
L.A. Boogie Woogie, Camey McGilvray
In artist Camey McGilvray's latest sculpture series, abstracted forms in wood, wire and rebar are a continued concentration in her work. Using the grid as a compositional tool, McGilvray recalls mid-century Los Angeles architectural influences - referencing the landmark "Hollywood Hills House", among other urban locations, including downtown Los Angeles itself. The piece, "L.A.Boogie-Woogie," is based on a map of L.A's downtown area and the title pays homage to Piet Mondrian's own version of Manhattan and is also the show title.
See image: Camey McGilvray, LA Boogie Woogie, acrylic wood wire, 48x48x4in
McGilvray maintains a strong focus on line in her work, using rebar in free-standing works and superimposing wire on vibrant painted mixed media wall sculptures. The pulse of the city is echoed in her animated and anthropomorphic forms as wires pulsate with an energy of their own.
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 20 at 5:00 pm
On view: September 2 - Sat. September 27, 2014
What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404
Phone: (310) 829-9556
LA Art Party Event Review on Huff Post: Lexus Grand Tasting at the 2014 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, August 21-24 2014!
Celebrating its fourth year, LAFW was incredible.
We were unable to attend all the various tasting/cooking events happening earlier in the weekend *(Yes we are hoping to next year), but we did manage to make it to the Lexus Grand Tasting, Live on Grand event on Sunday, August 24, the final day of the festival.
For my full review, be sure to check out the Huffington Post which was published on August 28, 2014. See www.LAFW.com
Jason Ostro curates this bright, fun filled, futuristic exhibit bringing it into the almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery, featuring musician, artist, actor Vance DeGeneres along with Joey Feldman, Dave Pressler, L Croskey, MD MN, Jennifer Korsen, Chris James and Darcy Yates.
"We sometimes feel like robots in our world looking for that great can of WD40, this show has it! - Jason Ostro, Curator
The artists included in "WALK YOUR ROBOT" have often populated their work with these friendly robots and this exhibition is the first occasion where they have all been brought together.
Sponsors include: Perrier, Huberts Lemonade, Fair Vodka, 7/11, and Nue Magazine.
Artists Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7pm - 11 pm
Nue Magazine Fashion and Art Show: October 18, 2014
On view: October 11 – October 30, 2014
What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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On View NOW at Malibleu Gallery....Celebrating the beauty of California's coastline, "Wavelength" features the work of thirteen artists. Inspired by the ocean's waves and captivating sunsets, each artist takes a turn sharing his or her own personal vision of the California coast. Malibleu Gallery sits on the East side of Pacific Coast Highway and overlooks Malibu's magnificent shoreline, so it is apropos that the exhibit features beach views.
Together with the team at Malibleu, Gallery Director Roberta Dillon has created a vibrant and diverse exhibit featuring paintings, graphic art, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Dillon curated the last two shows at the gallery and said she loves the process of starting with an idea and watching it unfold and come to life. Dillon has chosen four of Brooke Harker’s paintings for the front wall at Malibleu.
See image: Brooke Harker, Coastal Dreamin 1, 30" x 60" x 1.75" ink, oil & acrylic on canvas
Harker explained how important it is to take the time needed to slow down. "The energy created in having a place to rejuvenate - such as Malibu - shows up in all the paintings I create. I feel more connected to myself when I am around water, and I use that energy to paint."
Harker's work has been selected to be part of a traveling museum exhibition titled "California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California." Opening in Frosinone Italy, the group exhibition (which features fifty-three artists) begins its journey at the Palazzo dell Provincia di Frosinone, then travels to California, to the Oceanside Museum of Art in Oceanside, and finally ends at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA. To find out more about the painter, visit Brooke Harker's website.
Barbara Kosoff’s mixed-media works will be included in “Wavelength.” An illustrator and graphic designer, Kosoff’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times as well as some national publications.
See image: Angel in the Afternoon Light, Mixed-media on wood, 10 x 10" 2011
Angel in the Afternoon Light, is just one of the works on view. “I was inspired by my walks along the Santa Monica beach when I created Angel in the Afternoon Light,” said Kosoff. “I love this time of day - when it is quiet in the late afternoon and the ocean is cool and comforting. This piece speaks to our need for renewal.” For additional info about the artist, see Barbara Kosoff's website.
The work of landscape photographer Scott Tansey will also be part of the group exhibition. His solo show, "Los Angeles Panoramas" recently opened at Leica Gallery and will remain on view through August 31. Tansey is an avid fan of the panoramic format, which was the focus of the exhibit at Leica Gallery.
See image: Scott Tansey, Aerial California Coast
"Malibleu is a great funky art space," said Tansey. "Nice light." As part of the exhibit, Tansey will be showing three aerials of the California coast.
Tansey revealed that he accomplished one of his bucket list items when he flew on a Zeppelin over California in 2012. Three images from that trip will be on view at Malibleu Gallery. Tansey said that seeing the coast from a thousand feet up made him feel as if he were seeing the California coast for the first time. The photographer is planning his next venture to Maine in a couple of months - just in time for the fall colors. To see more images, visit Scott tansey's website.
One of Carole Garland's paintings titled The Receding Tide, has been selected to be in the exhibit.
See image: Carole Garland, The Receding Tide 48"x60"
The artist said she was looking forward to being a part of the exhibit. "The Malibleu Gallery is a fabulous exhibition space in a great location above the landmark Cosentino's Nursery and across the road from Duke's Restaurant." See Carole Garland's website.
Photographer Michael B. Wood will be showing works from his Malibu surfing series, "Kinesólo." This will be the first time the photographer will be exhibiting at the gallery.
"Robby has her work cut out in establishing Malibleu as a premier fine art gallery," said Wood. "She has a lot of energy to make it work. Malibu is a tough market, but there are many avid art collectors. They need to know about Malibleu."
See image: Michael B. Wood, Untitled, "Kinesólo" series
For more info, visit Mathew B Wood's website.
Additional artists include: Jim Evans, Ned Evans, Jimmy Z. Ganzer, Diane Nelson Gold, Adriana Guidi, Deb Haugen, Jill McDonell, and Eugenie Spirito.
"Wavelength" will remain on view through September 30th at Malibleu Gallery (21201 Pacific Coast Hwy @ Las Flores Canyon, in the Cosentino's Center). 310 456-2511. (310) 456-2511; https://www.facebook.com/MalibleuArt