As always…here is our first update of the month. April’s last half of the month update will be posted by the 17th. Be sure to check back. Remember, when you are a free subscriber, you will receive updates each week. You can also be a monthly subscriber. Just email us at LAArtParty@gmail.com to sign up! We also have a VIP option for $150 per year!

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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 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 13, 2019:
Bergamot Station hosts its Spring Open house…it begins at 11am. Stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art to view its current group exhibition. See the Event Feature for a list of participating artists. Be aware many events take place at night as well. Craig Krull Gallery hosts an art talk at 4pm. Then from 5-7pm enjoy openings at Craig Krull Gallery, and Leslie Sacks Gallery. From 6-8pm, Gallery Luisotti hosts a reception. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica; https://bergamotstation.com

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April 13, 2019:
In East Hollywood..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 13, 2019:
In Marina Del Rey…Venice Arts and Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) are pleased to present “1915,” the compelling work of photographer Diana Markosian that documents Movses, and other survivors, as they reconnect with their lost homeland: what they had, what they lost, and what they have found again. On view: April 1-April 30, 2019; Art Party: 5-7pm; FREE admission – RSVP HERE; Venice Arts: A Los Angeles Center for Photography & Film Education, 13445 Beach Ave., Marina del Rey, CA 90292;
https://www.venicearts.org/

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April 13, 2019:

Downtown…bitforms gallery hosts its second Los Angeles exhibition at the ROW DTLA. “Extract” investigates image and data circulation as a ubiquitous hallmark of contemporary culture. Works by Petra Cortright, Theo Triantafyllidis, Siebren Versteeg, and Addie Wagenknecht instantiate information overflow through painterly gestures in an effort to translate software into a corporeal experience. Technology as a medium foregrounds this inquiry towards surface abstraction and performative mediation. On view: April 13 – May 12, 2019; Art Party: 6 – 9pm; bitforms gallery LA, 767 S Alameda St.,Building 2, Suite 162 + 158, LA, 90021; https://bitforms.art

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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.
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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:
Castelli Art Space celebrates a group show titled “Art with a (Re)Purpose.” On view: April 13-20, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd. L.A, 90016; (323) 308.0936; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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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 14, 2019:
Blue 7 Gallery and Collective presents a group show titled “Transportation.” Artists include: Randy Ball, Mary Bender, Irina Chelyapov, Cathleen Crone, Alice Lunsford, Lucius Peterson, Lisa Wald, Tom Wright, Eugene Vishnevsky, and many more. On view: April 14 – May 26, 2019; Art Party: 2-5pm; Blue 7 Gallery, 3120 Pico Boulevard, SM; https://blue7gallery.com/

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April 14, 2019:

In conjunction with “Black Is Beautiful” currently on view at the Skirball Cultural Center, Extra Ancestral, a collective of artists at the forefront of contemporary Afro-Latin music and dance, takes the Skirball stage to celebrate the African diaspora in LA. The event will feature members of Jungle Fire, Ethio Cali, and Capofresh Ensemble, and a special performance by Viver Brasil Dance Company. Arrive early to view the exhibition “Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite,” which will be open to ticketholders from 5-7pm. Admission: $20 General / $15 Skirball Members; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Event runs 7-10pm; The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 90049; http://skirball.org

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April 18, 2019:

Meet legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland at Palos Verdes Art Center. Kirkland will tell the stories behind his iconic photos during an informal tour of the exhibition. This is a FREE event; On view through April 21, 2019: Event begins at 11am; Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; pvartcenter.org

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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:
Castelli Art Space hosts a closing reception for its group show “Art with a (Re)Purpose.” On view: April 13-20, 2019; Art Party: 3-7pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd. L.A, 90016; (323) 308.0936; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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April 20, 2019:
Palos Verdes Art Center hosts a panel discussion and reception in conjunction with its architecture exhibition, Ladd & Kelsey: Noble Places, on view at PVAC through May 26; Event runs: 3:00 – 5:00pm; FREE; Reception follows panel discussion and special Q + A with the Kelsey family; RSVP by April 16 to: RSVPChristine@communicationartsinc.com; Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; pvartcenter.org

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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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