April 4, 2019:
The UCLA Department of Art presents the second of four final showcases by 2019 Master of Fine Art candidates. Artists include: Hanna Hur, Aleksey Kondratyev, Amedeo Polazzo, Brannon Rockwell-Charland, and William Wasserman. Admission is free; On view: April 4 – 12, 2019; Art Party: 5-7pm; UCLA New Wight Gallery, 1100 Broad Art Center, LA 90095; Click Here for more info; https://www.art.ucla.edu/

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April 4, 2019:
The Loft Studios and Galleries presents its annual group exhibition and art sale organized by curator/artist Juri Koll. Find out more on the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). There will be two openings. One tonight and the second on Sunday April 14, 2019; On view: April 4-30, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; The Loft Studios and Art Galleries, 401 S Mesa St., San Pedro, CA 90731-2619; https://www.facebook.com/Loft401smesa

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April 6, 2019:
Culver City hosts some art openings…George Billis celebrates three new exhibitions…”Gina Minichino: CHILDHOOD DREAMS” features the artists’ new oil paintings of classic American food.
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Gina Minichino, Dubble Bubble, 2019, oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches

“Latitude: New Paintings” by Clay Johnson showcases the artist’s minimal, abstract paintings of the American west. New to the gallery, Shawn Huckins, a Denver-based painter will also be featured. Event runs: 5-8pm; 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034; http://www.georgebillis.com/los-angeles

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April 6, 2019:
Just across the street…at Blum & Poe, Part II of “Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s” curated by Mika Yoshitake, opens tonight with a special performance by EYE. Using a laptop, contact mic, and light sensors he utilizes his DJ style and compiles simulated recordings (i.e. rocks falling in gorges) and music from a variety of genres (dub, tribal, ambient, hip hop, reggae, etc.) into kinesthetic experience. EYE’s album artwork for the Boredoms and more recent drawings and collages will also be featured in the exhibition. Event runs: 6-8pm; Performance: 7:00pm; This is a FREE event; Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com

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April 6, 2019:
Also in Culver City…Fabrik Projects offers an opening reception for “Expressions,” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based expressionist painter Amadea Bailey. On View: April 6, 2019 – May 4, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; FABRIK PROJECTS, 
2636 La Cienega Blvd, LA, 90034; http://fabrikprojects.com/

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April 6, 2019:
Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Multiple Feeds, an online and gallery video presentation with a unique design that allows the viewing audience to create and post their own video content in response to the videos by emerging artists. The artists’ videos will be played alongside the videos created in response at Gallery 825, creating a dialog between the artists and the audience. Multiple Feeds and solo exhibitions by Kat Flyn, Maidy Morhous, and Tom Wheeler, open as well tonight. On view: April 6 – May 3, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90069; http://laaa.org

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April 6, 2 019:
Kohn Gallery celebrates two solo exhibitions. This is the first solo exhibition by New York-based artist and painter Heidi Hahn, (Los Angeles native). In Gallery 2, enjoy the work of Chicago-based artist Jarvis Boyland. On view: April 6 – May 23, 2019; Art Party: 5-9pm; Kohn Gallery, 1227 North Highland Ave., LA, 90038; http://www.kohngallery.com

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April 6, 2 019:
At the downtown location…Vielmetter Los Angeles its first solo exhibition titled “Sculpture” by New York-based sculptor, Arlene Shechet. Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave in Los Angeles. Art Party: 5-7pm; Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021; http://vielmetter.com

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April 6, 2019:
In Long Beach…C Gallery on Broadway in collaboration with the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) hosts a closing reception for “Interconnected.”
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The exhibition will feature ten artists, from all over the greater Los Angeles area, all with different stylistic expressions. What is the common thread? Find out more on the Event Feature (Upcoming Events Page). Art Party: 5-8pm; C Gallery on Broadway, 441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802; http://www.cgalleryonbroadway.com

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April 6, 2019:
In Boyle Heights…Parrasch Heijnen Gallery presents “Julia Haft-Candell / Suzan Frecon,” an exhibition of new sculpture by the Los Angeles-based artist in direct historic conversation with works on paper by New York-based abstract artist Suzan Frecon. On view: April 6 – May 11, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, 1326 S. Boyle Ave.,LA, 90033; http://parrasch-heijnen.com

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April 6, 2019:
 
Also in Boyle Heights…April 2019 is the beginning of a two-month celebration at Corey Helford Gallery, consisting of two massive group exhibitions, the first being The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti, featuring world-renowned muralists D*Face, Ron English, Hush, RISK, Eine, Okuda San Miguel, Herakut, and many more. The exhibition is co-curated by RISK. Plus, enjoy a solo show by artist Ben Frost in gallery 2 and Josie Morway in gallery 3. On view: April 6 – May 11, 2019; Art Party: 7-11pm; COREY HELFORD GALLERY, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St), LA, 90033; https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

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April 6, 2019:
In the Valley…Stan Johnson (1907-1995), the legendary Art Director and fine artist, will be honored by the Art Directors Guild, Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) in a special exhibit entitled “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson.” Johnson was an architectural and motion picture draftsman, illustrator, actor, and an Art Director for 20th Century Fox for more than 25 years. On view: April 6, 2019 – June 8, 2019; Art Party: 5-9pm; Art Directors Guild, 11969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604; https://adg.org

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April 7, 2019:
In Santa Monica…The Hangar hosts a sip and shop. Additional vendors will be on site. Meet Ray Ford, a 91-year old talented woodworker who creates one-of-a-kind work. No two pieces are the same. Ray will be featuring some of his earlier work with the lathe, including natural edge bowls, (bark on), and simple bowls which highlight the beauty of the wood. Find out more about Ray Ford on his website – http://hrayford.com/  Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends. Event: 1-5pm; The Hangar, 2408 Lincoln Blvd, (between Ocean Park & Pico) Santa Monica, 90405; https://thehangarla.com/

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April 7, 2019:
The Japan House and Blum & Poe co-present an artist roundtable an an exclusive lecture. Japanese postwar art historian Mika Yoshitake will sit down with three of the most prolific and important artists working during this period – Kenjiro Okazaki, Yukinori Yanagi and Kenji Yanobe to discuss their work and the overlapping themes in Japanese art from this era. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This event takes place in conjunction with the Blum & Poe’s current exhibition “Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s,” curated by Mika Yoshitake. 
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Yukinori Yanagi/Atlantic, 1996, Ants, colored sand, plastic boxes, plastic tubes, plastic pipes and bottles; 96 parts; 9 7/8 x 14 3/8 inches each (25 x 36.5 centimeters), 78 3/4 x 289 inches overall (200 x 734 centimeters); Installation view at BankArt Studio NYK, Kanagawa, Japan, 2016

Click Here to find out more about this FREE event. Lecture/Art Talk: 2-4pm; Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, 2F and 5F, (Administrative office at Suite 167) LA, 90028; https://www.japanhouse.jp https://www.blumandpoe.com

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April 7, 2019:
In conjunction with Blum & Poe’s current exhibition (“Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s”), curated by Mika Yoshitake), the music of Keiji Haino will be featured at Zebulon (different location). Haino is one of the key figures to emerge from the world of Japanese underground and avant-garde music in the last 50 years. Renowned around the world for his performances with voice and guitar, Haino’s work with the hurdy-gurdy has rarely been heard live outside of Japan. Event runs 8-11pm; Admission ranges from $30-$35; Click Here to purchase tickets; Zebulon, 2478 N Fletcher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039; http://zebulon.la/ https://www.blumandpoe.com

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April 11, 2019:
“Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite” opens today (12-5pm) at Skirball Cultural Center. Tonight hear from the artist’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archives, Kwame S. Brathwaite, along with fashion designer Mimi Plange and photographer Tyler Mitchell, as they examine the social impact of Brathwaite’s photography. This informative panel will also consider contemporary issues of representation and activism through media. To find out more about the exhibition visit the Event Feature.

Arrive early to view the exhibition and more! “Black Is Beautiful” will be open to ticketholders from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Cocktails and light fare will also be available for purchase. A book signing of the exhibition catalogue follows the program. Books available for purchase. Admission: $20 General / $15 Skirball Members; CLICK Here to purchase tickets; Event begins at 8pm; The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 90049; http://skirball.org

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April 11-14, 2019:
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will present a diverse and prestigious lineup lineup of narrative and documentary features, shorts, and gala events during its 17th annual event taking place April 11-14 at Regal L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The festival will showcase more than 20 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, and host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, as well as a Closing Awards ceremony. Admission ranges from $15 (one day) to $160 for all access weekend pass; To purchase tickets or find our more, CLICK HERE; Check website for times; Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/

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April 11–14, 2019: 
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in 2019. 
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This year’s Fair welcomes 390 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, featuring small press publishers, artists, collectives, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors, including the participation of nearly 100 first-time exhibitors. See the Event Feature for more info; 
Opening Night *($20): Thursday, April 11, 6-9pm; Fair Hours (Free): Friday, April 12, 2019, 1-7pm;Saturday, April 13, 11am-7pmSunday, April 14, 11am-6pmhttps://printedmatterartbookfairs.org/

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April 13, 2019:
The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) holds its annual Fundraising Gala. at Quixote Studios in West-Hollywood, CA. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT – Find out more on the Event Feature (under the Upcoming Events Page). Purchase tickets on the website; Art Party: 6-9:30pm; Quixote Studios, 1011 N. Fuller Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90046; https://lacphoto.org/

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April 13, 2019:
Experience David Alekhuogie and Mariah Garnett’s exhibitions one last time with a special day of events with the artists. At 1:30 PM, David Alekhuogie will lead a listening party featuring music and sounds relating to his exhibition. At 2:30 PM, Mariah Garnett will be in conversation with LAMAG Curator Ciara Moloney. This programming supports “Trouble,” the first institutional solo exhibition in Los Angeles by artist Mariah Garnett and “Gravity,” a solo exhibition by David Alekhuogie. On view: until April 14, 2019; Event runs: 1:30 – 3:30pm; LAMAG, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA; http://www.lamag.org

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April 14, 2019:
The Loft Studios and Galleries presents its annual group exhibition and art sale organized by curator/artist Juri Koll. Find out more on the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). On view: April 4-30, 2019; Art Party: 1–5pm; The Loft Studios and Art Galleries, 401 S Mesa St., San Pedro, CA 90731-2619; https://www.facebook.com/Loft401smesa

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April 19, 2019:
The team at LAArtParty.com wants to wish all of our readers a Happy Passover! We hope you can spend it with your family.
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April 20, 2019:
On the occasion of the launch of ‘The Los Angeles Tapes: Alan Solomon’s Interviews with Kauffman, Bell, Turrell, and Irwin’ published by Circle Books, join us for a conversation between acclaimed American artist Larry Bell and the book’s editor, Matthew Simms. Event runs: 2-4pm; Find out more about the event HERE. To RSVP for the event, CLICK HERE. Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901-909 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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April 20, 2019:
bG gallery is excited to present the latest body of work by accomplished embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom. On view: April 20 -May 14, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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April 21, 2019: 
Happy Easter to everyone from the staff at LAArtParty.com – may your find your hidden Easter eggs.
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April 23, 2019: 
Homeira and Arnold Goldstein celebrate 2020 Perfect Vision, while hosting a benefit for Lita Albuquerque who lost the majority of her artwork in the Woolsey fire in November of 2018. Read the full Event Feature on the Upcoming Events Page (under the Features drop-down). 
Enjoy 2020 Perfect Vision, Video Installations by Lita Albuquerque. The event is hosted and sponsored by Homeira and Arnold Goldstein; Homeira Style Creative Cuisine will be served. RSVP HERE – Eventbrite Reservation Required 
or email art@time4art.us or 310-379-5800; Admission ranges from $400 – $1,000; Refund Policy: No Refunds; Event begins: 7:00pm; Residence of Arnold & Homeira Goldstein, Address Provided Upon Completed RSVP; https://www.time4art.us

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April 27, 2019:
FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the inaugural Los Angeles solo exhibition for Carlos Ramirez titled “Lost in Paradise,” featuring his most recent paintings. “Lost in Paradise” features Carlos’ new works that are inspired by nature and the chance encounters that occur. Carlos’ loose application and deep layers add a sense of movement and direction. The effect of blending and layers creates an aspect of chance, or chaos that is always present in nature. On view: April 27, 2019 – June 8, 2019; Art Party: 6 – 8pm; FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232; https://fpcontemporary.com

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