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Saturday, October 4, 2014

In Santa Monica...
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At Bergamot Station...there are several receptions taking place...ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES hosts a closing reception (Sat/Sunday).

Petra Eiko "Deep Transparencies: A Hidden Universe"
Rachel Hobreigh "Shadow Portraits"

LSat-Oct4ADCarry Schuster "Treasures from the 21st Century"

See image by Barbara Fritsche

Mary Cheung| Michael Kluch| Barbara Fritsche| Tanya Ragir

Refreshments will be served.

What: Closing Reception
When: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Exchange Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
Phone: 323-839-5786
Website: http://www.adcbuildingbridgesartexchange.org/

Also at Bergamot...Frostig Collection (B-5) hosts an opening froom 4-7pm. http://www.thefrostigcollection.org/

Enjoy an opening reSat-Oct4-Eearhwe-MarinaDebris-withworkception and launch event for "AMERICAN TRASH (with smatterings of Eurotrash)." Curated by Marina Debris, this exhibition is a Green Communications Initiative.

See image: Marina Debris, artist/designer with her work. Courtesy of LA Art Party

Artists include: Brent Alex, James Cline, Dianna Cohen, Penny Collins, Fran Crowe, Marina DeBris, Calethia DeConto, David Edgar, Forlane 6 Studio, Joel Harper & Marq Spusta, Jessica Hokanson, 
Sayaka Ganz, Greenpeace Zurich, Julie Kornblum, Aaron Kramer, Peter Kreitler & John Reiff Williams, Cecilia Kreuzberger, Richard Lang & Judith Selby, Pam Longobardi, Cynthia Minet, Portia Munson, Rohitash Rao, Vilde Rolfsen, Lila Roo, Gregg Segal, Jon Stich.

RSVP HERE for Oct 4 event or at earthwe.com. Please byo cup.

On view: September 27 - November 8, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gallery at EarthWE, 2525 Michigan ave., D-5 Bergamot Station, SM 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00
Phone:(323) 658-8700
Website: http://earthwe.com

bG Gallery Bergamot Station presents "Beasts and Trees," "Cities and Seas," a two person exhibition featuring bodies of work from artists Suzanne Unrein and Gay Summer Rick. Both artists juxtapose the natural world with human existence.

Sat-Oct4-bGGallery-GaySummerRickSee image: Gay Summer Rick at her studio

For her current series, Gay Summer Rick traveled LA city streets, beaches and highways, stopping often to absorb the quiet vibration of life on the 'urban coast.' With palette knives and oil paint, her signature overlay of colors, a melding of impressionism, expressionism and abstract color-field painting, speak as much about an emotion evoked by a place as they do about the place itself.

A Second Reception will take place on October 18.

On view: September 28 - October 21

What: Opening reception
Where: 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When:  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211
Website: http://www.bGartGalleries.com

Also in Santa Monica...Sat-Oct4-Hamilton

Hamilton Galleries hosts an opening reception for "Objects of Ruin: A Themed Exhibition by SameSource."

The photography exhibition satirizes the notion that human sexuality, in particular when expressed in the form of female nudity, objectifies us all and leads us on a path to ruin.

On view: Ocotober 1 - October 14

What: Opening reception
Where: Hamilton Galleries, 1431 Ocean Ave., (between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd) Santa Monica, 90401
When: 6:30 PM - 10 PM
Phone: 310-451-9983
Website: http://www.hamiltongalleries.com

In West LA...

The Gabba Gallery and HRLA present Drop In, an exhibition combining the ever evolving skateboarding and street art culture into HTLA (Hotrod LA), the premier skateboard shop in Los Angeles.

CSat-Oct4-GabbyHRlifereativity and chaos come together every day in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

This exhibition highlights Los Angeles Street and contemporary Artists and their cultural influence with hand painted decks.

On view: October 4 - November 1

What: Artist Reception
Where: HOTROD, 2253 Westwood Blvd. LA, CA 90064
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/hrlife

In the Miracle Mile area...

Wallspace is pleased to pSat-Oct4-WALLSPACE-RamonRamirez invite FINALresent the solo exhibition "A City To Love," of process drawings and paintings by Ramon Ramirez, with an artist reception taking place tonight at Wallspace.

Ramirez was born and raised in Los Angeles, and the city has served as his muse from the onset, one he continuously investigates and explores. That sense of exploration comes through in vivid, strong lines that transmit the city's vibrancy.

On view: October 4 - October 27

What: Opening reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com

In Hollywood...Regen Projects, (6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038) hosts a performance and book signing from 4-8pm. To RSVP or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1 310 276 5424;  http://www.regenprojects.com/

In the West Adams/Crenshaw district...

Sat-Oct4-UndergroundMuseum-MySelfisAnotherMarine Projects presents "My Self is An Other," a group show curated by Claressinka Anderson and Sonny Ruscha Granade.

See image: Alexandra Grant My Self is An Other, 2014 Oil on linen, 80" x 70" inches

Hosted by the Underground Museum, the group exhibit features the work of Kendell Carter, Rives Granade, Alexandra Grant, Dennis Koch and April Street.

On view: October 5 - November 22

What: Opening reception
Where: The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90018
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 392 3649
Website: http://marineprojects.la/