Here are some additional events taking place in February 2019…I’ll catch you out there in the galleries and the art fairs – there are SIX art fairs taking place this month!

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February 1, 2019:
Big Pictures Los Angeles celebrates Sweet Cheeks with a one-night sequel exhibition for “Baby Cakes,” curated by Mélanie Faure & Doug Crocco. Artists include: Eve Ackroyd, Manny Castro, Camilla Engstrom, Helen Rebekah Garber, Julie Henson, Shaun Johnson, Emma Kohlmann, Alice Lang, Lilian Martinez, Joshua Miller, Laurie Nye, Caris Reid, Alyssa Rogers, Marty Schnapf, Julie Weitz, Paula Wilson, and many more. Enjoy home-brewed beer by the Crafty Brewster & s’mores with chocolate kisses. Art Party: 6-9pm; Big Pictures Los Angeles, 2424 W. Washington Blvd, LA, 90018; http://bit.do/baby-cakes-at-bpla

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February 1, 2019:

La Luz De Jesus Gallery presents “Charcuterie and Cheez,” a group exhibition featuring the work of Ashley Bevington, Michelle Bickford, Don Pablo Pedro, and Ian Ferguson. On view: February 1 February 24, 2019; Art Party: 8:00pm – 11:00pm; La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027; https://laluzdejesus.com/

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February 2, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Stop by the Ocean Park Art Block (featured with one of our Top Ten Events), bG Gallery in Santa Monica presents “Santa Monica: Now & Then” in collaboration with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA).
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DAVID HOCKNEY (b. 1937), EXTENDING FEBRUARY, 1990, Homemade Print, 17 x 22 inches Overall (2 Panels), Signed and Dated Lower Left of Right Panel, Edition 8/50

See the full Event Feature (on the Upcoming Page). Art Party: 7:00pm – 11:00pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com

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February 2, 2019:
In Boyle Heights…François Ghebaly celebrates “Bonsai,” Shanghai-based artist Zhang Ruyi’s first solo exhibition in the United States. On view: February 2 – March 10, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; 2245 E. Washington Blvd., LA, 90021; http://ghebaly.com/

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February 2, 2019:
Also In the Boyle Heights area…Night Gallery celebrates two exhibitions tonight…”Derek Fordjour: Jrrnnys,” and “Tau Lewis: I’m countin’ on you to ground me again.” On view: February 2 – March 2, 2019; Art Party: 7-10 pm; Night Gallery, 2276 E 16th Street Los Angeles CA 90021; http://www.nightgallery.ca/

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February 2, 2019
One more…in the same area…Backspace holds an opening reception “Land of Milk and Honey” a group show featuring work by Los Angeles artists Charley the Alexander, Roy Dowell, Anabel Juarez, Katie Kirk, Bryan Ricci, Abby Sin, Chris Trueman, and Jennifer Wolf. On view: February 2 – March 9, 2019; Art Party: 6:00 pm – 9:00pm; Backspace, 1528 E. 17th Street, 
LA, 90021; www.backspace-la.com

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February 6, 2019:
dnj Gallery hosts a Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Performance concurrently with its current exhibitions. Also on view are photographs by Sia AryaiEvent Begins: 7:30pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405; https://www.dnjgallery.net

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February 7, 2019:
Mash Gallery offers a one-night exclusive event featuring Tango With the Stars. This premier engagement is one-part dancing showcase, featuring the talents of Jordi Caballero and Ekaterina Fedosova, and one-part dance class where attendees can learn to Tango! Event runs: 6:30 pm – 9:30pm; Mash Gallery, 1325 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; http://mashgallery.com

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February 7, 2019:
Downtown…The Rendon Gallery is pleased to debut Los Angeles based South African born artist and filmmaker Ralph Ziman’s “The Casspir Project” in Los Angeles. A unique multidisciplinary, experiential exhibition, “The Casspir Project” encompasses a variety of media including installation, film, photography, oral history, and documentary.
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C-print on Kodak Endura Paper 44 x 115 inches, Edition of 5

Save the date February 23, 2019
for an art talk in conjunction with this exhibition. Art Party:
8pm – 10pm; This event is produced by the Rendon Gallery but it will be hosted at its off-site location 1242 Palmetto St, LA 90013. http://therendongallery.com/

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February 8, 2019:
Jeffrey Deitch presents a group exhibition titled “People.” More than fifty standing, sitting and hanging figurative sculptures will fill Jeffrey Deitch’s new Los Angeles gallery. The artists in the show span several generations from the 1980s to the present, with an emphasis on emerging talent. Artists include: Rebecca Ackroyd
, John Ahearn
, Pawel Althamer
, David Altmejd
, Liz Craft
, Karon Davis, 
Raúl De Nieves
, Rachel Feinstein, 
Urs Fischer, 
Luis Flores, Duane Hanson
, Evan Holloway
, Christian Holstad
, Thomas Houseago, 
Alex Israel
, Elizabeth Jaeger, Jeff Koons
, Austin Lee
, Tau Lewis, 
Paul McCarthy
, Barry McGee
, Matthew Monahan
 Narcissister, 
Ruby Neri
, Simphiwe Nzube
, Rob Pruitt
, Alison Saar
, Kiki Smith
 and many more. On view: February 9–April 6, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Deitch, 925 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90038; http://deitch.com

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February 8, 2019:
Join The Montalban and We Choose Art as they unveil JILL JOY’s Consciousness Series located upstairs at the Montalban Mezz Gallery. The Consciousness Series is an expression of the unseen worlds of spiritual and emotional energy and their interplay as the individual soul evolves towards a higher state of consciousness. Art Party: 7pm – 10pm; Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, California 90028; https://www.themontalban.com; http://www.jilljoy.com/

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February 9, 2019:
bG Gallery presents a body of work by ceramic artist Linda Smith, “Heads, Cats and Totems.” Large scale heads, six-foot totem works and experimental cat sculptures makeup this unique collection.
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Come meet the artist at the opening reception. Click HERE  to read the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). Art Party: 6-9pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com

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February 10, 2019:
Gallery 30 South celebrates “A Walk in the Clouds” by Cindy Parra, known online as @horseandunicorndrawings. The solo exhibition features a collection of drawings and paintings heavily  populated by flamboyant Equidae. On view: February 3–24, 2019;Art Party: 3-6pm; Attendees are asked to RSVP by email to info@gallery30south.com; Gallery 30 South, 30 S. Wilson Ave. (Three blocks east of Lake Ave. and just south of Colorado Blvd.), Pasadena, Ca 91106; http://gallery30south.com/

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February 14, 2019:
Ok kids…let’s not forget about Valentine’s day. The Upper West hosts a fabulous Valentine’s Day Dinner. Enjoy a Prix Fixe Menu made to perfection by Chef Nick Ship for $110 per couple (plus tax & gratuity), or order direct from the menu. This is a popular restaurant, so call soon to make a reservation….cause, it’s gonna fill up.The Upper West Restaurant, 3321 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405; 310-586-1111; http://www.theupperwest.com

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Art Fairs Galore take place from Feb 13-17, 2019 – Three are top ten – here is some info on the others. 

February 14-17, 2019
Felix LA is a new contemporary art fair and reflection of Los Angeles’s growing importance in the field. Its mission is to create a more intimate fair experience for collectors, dealers, and artists that prioritizes connoisseurship, collaboration, and community. The first edition of Felix LA will take place from February 14-17, 2019; Opening event Feb 14, 6-10pm; Fair Hours: Feb 15-16, 11am-8pm; Feb 17, 10am-2pm; The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028; https://felixfair.com

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February 14 – 17, 2019: 
Superfine! Art Fair brings diverse, accessible art to DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef, in downtown LA. Admission ranges from $10-$75 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Events runs: Thurs, Feb 14, 2019, 5:00-9:00pm; Fair hours: Friday, Feb 15, and Sat Feb 16, 2019: 12pm-10pm; Sunday, Feb 17, 2019: 12-8pm; Magic Box, 1933 South Broadway, LA, 90007; https://superfine.world/

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February 15 – February 17, 2019:
stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles returns to LA for fourth year; over 70 artists to take over Pacifica Hotels’ the Kinney Venice Beach hotel for 3 days. Admission ranges from $15 – $100 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase. Opening art party takes place Friday February 15, 7–10pm; Fair Hours are: Friday February 15, 2–10pm; Saturday February 16, 12–9pm; Sunday February 17, 12–7pm; Valet Parking: $15; The Kinney Venice Beach, 737 W Washington Blvd, Venice; www.startupartfair.com

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February 16 and February 17, 2019:
The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is THE place to get great travel ideas. Meet travel experts and show executives. Find out about the latest travel trends, and where to find the best deals.
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For more information, visit the Event Feature (on the Upcoming Events Page). Admission ranges from $11 to $18; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Saturday, February 16: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, February 17: 10:00am-5:00pmThe Travel Show, Los Angeles Convention Center (South Halls JK), 1201 South Figueroa Street, LA, 90015; https://travelshows.com

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February 17, 2019:

In Venice…Enjoy Façade of Time, a free, all ages, site-specific dance project comprised of sixty performers of mixed age and experience contemplating the interplay between personal and collective, constructed and spontaneous, performer and audience. Event runs: 3:45pm – 5:45pm; Venice Beach, 206 N Venice Blvd., Venice California 90291; https://www.bodyweather.org

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February 21, 2019:
Join filmmaker MATT OGENS and cinematographer JOHN TIPTON for their documentary Home + Away, following students who cross the border each day to commute from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to their school in El Paso, Texas. Event runs: 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave. Venice, CA 90291; https://www.venicearts.org/

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February 23, 2019:
18th Street Arts Center celebrates Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin, who will present a new body of work centered on her ongoing research into US collections of pre-Columbian artifacts, and their relationship to appropriated pre-Columbian artifacts and motifs.
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Clarissa Tossin, 21st Century Wisdom: Healing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses 

In the Atrium Gallery, Danish visiting artist Maj Hasager presents “Iterations,” a project based on the Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica, where she is immersed for six months as an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. Resident artists will also be opening their studios at this event, including visiting Danish artists Jeannette Ehlers, Nikolaj Recke, and Marie Markman. Local artist residents including Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Debra Disman, Jeff Beall, Luciana Abait, Arzu Arda Kosar, Post Mango Studio, David McDonald, and Yvette Gellis will also be showing new work in their studios. On view: January 22 – March 29, 2019; Art Party: 5 – 8pm; RSVP for Clarissa Tossin event Here or Maj Hasager event Here. 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404; https://18thstreet.org/

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February 23, 2019
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In El Segundo…” Art Exhibit opens at Artlife Gallery throws an art party to celebrate “Love.” The group exhibition features ten artists working with various media such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography. On view: February 1 – February 28, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way. Plaza El Segundo; https://www.artlifegallerysb.com

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February 23, 2019
In Venice…Theater of the Mind opens at the Electric Lodge tonight. Enjoy an exciting evening of theater, music, and dance—all with one thing in common: the journey toward psychological healing and growth. Read the full Event Feature on the Upcoming Page.
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Admission ranges from $20 – $25 per person. Click Here for a full list of performances or to purchase tickets. Event runs: 7:30pm – 9:30pm; The Electric Lodge,1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291;
https://www.lapsych.org/

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February 24, 2019:

Enjoy a solo exhibition titled “STREET SWEET” by artist Kathi Flood. The title of this show, Sweet Street, refers to her observations and responses to the way people treat each other. Event runs: 1:00pm – 3:00pm; National Council Jewish Women LA (NCJWLA), 543 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1715; https://ncjwla.org/

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Check back for an update next week by February 6, 2019.