Enjoy some updates – the Last Half of the Month Post will be up by June 14, 2018

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June 6, 2018:
1301PE hosts a viewing of selected works by artists Jan Albers, Fiona Banner, Uta Barth, Jorge Méndez Blake, Fiona Connor, Petra Cortright, Kirsten Everberg, Judy Ledgerwood, Blake Rayne, SUPERFLEX, and Paul Winstanley. Enjoy a glass of wine in the courtyard. On view: June 6 – June 23, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048; http://www.1301pe.com

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June 7, 2018:
The June 7 Mar Vista Art Walk hosts its quarterly event tonight.
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Pop by the MVArtWalk Community Art Gallery (12804 Venice Blvd) The theme of this Art Walk is VERTICAL! It’s all about Venice board sports — skateboarding and surfing — and the Mar Vista/Venice connection! Event runs 6-10pm;The Art Walk runs along Venice Blvd from Centinela Ave and East. Look for signs – there are often artist studios participating just off of Venice. For more details check the FB Event Page  and the website https://www.marvistaartwalk.org

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June 7, 2018:
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our first exhibition with Los Angeles based painter, Caitlin Lonegan. “Points of View” presents a new series of paintings begun in 2015 and completed in 2018. Each painting in this body of work is an exploration of flickering light, mutable color, and shifting spatial relationships. On view: June 7 – July 12, 2018; Opening: 5-7pm; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232; https://www.vielmetter.com

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June 8, 2018:
Los Angeles Art Association & the City of West Hollywood present “Out There,” a very special exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. In its 11th year, “Out There” was juried by Jessica Silverman (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco). On view: June 8 – June 15, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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June 9, 2018:
The inaugural FlowerFest: A Taste of Venice will take place today, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Rose Avenue, (between Main Street and 4th Ave). More than 20 world renowned restaurants, such as The Butcher’s Daughter, The Tasting Kitchen and Rose Cafe, will be vending delicious, artisanal offerings. Music, art and Venice style creativity will be the backdrop to this foodie heaven, with performers fresh from the Coachella stage playing until sunset. FlowerFest: A Taste of Venice is free and open to the public. Avoid LA traffic and parking woes by leaving the car at home. There will be a bike valet and Bird scooter corral at Main and Rose. Rideshare drop off is both at 4th Avenue and Rose Avenue and Main Street and Rose Avenue. Free Admission; Event runs from 11-6pm; Loctaion: Rose Avenue, between Main and 4th Avenue.  http://veniceflowerfest.com

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June 9, 2018:
The Fahey/Klein Gallery hosts a book signing with author, and award-winning journalist, Liesl Bradner on her recently published book Snapdragon. Published for the first time, the combat photography and wartime experiences of Phil “Snapdragon” Stern, iconic photographer of JFK, Marilyn Monroe, and James Dean.
June9-2018-PhilStern-FrankSinatra-JohnF-Kennedy-PhilSternPhil Stern, Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy, Kennedy Inaugural, Washington, D.C.(c) Phil Stern, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

Called the “Chronicler of Cool”, Phil Stern is noted for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, as well as JFK’s inauguration. But there is another, less glamorous, side to Stern’s work that has largely been unknown – until now. During World War II, Stern trained and fought with the U.S. Army’s 1st Ranger Battalion, better known as Darby’s Rangers, through some of the most important battles in the North African and Italian campaigns. In Snapdragon, noted writer Liesl Bradner melds Stern’s World War II photographs with his wartime diary to create a unique and captivating chronicle of the war. Art Party: 2-4pm; Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave, LA, 90036; http://www.faheykleingallery.com/

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June 9, 2018

David B. Jang opens in a solo exhibition at
 Gallery Western. On view: Jun 7 – Jun 20, 2018; Art Party: 4-6pm;
210 N. Western Ave #201, LA, 90004; http://english.gallerywestern.com/

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June 9, 92018:
The Craft in America Center presents a solo exhibition of knitted and crocheted metal sea creatures by pioneering artist Arline Fisch. For this installation, Fisch’s work will transform the Center into an oceanic aquarium with vibrant wire jellyfish floating through the space and a coral reef filling the window. The title of the exhibition refers to a group of jellyfish, i.e. a bloom.
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With “Aquatic Bloom,” Fisch is calling attention to the sheer majesty and beauty of our oceans and what we need to desperately protect. Opening remarks by Christina Smith; On view: June 9 – August 4, 2018; Art ; Party: 4-6pm; Craft in America Center, 8415 West Third St., LA, 90048; http://www.craftinamerica.org/

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June 9, 2018:
Santa Monica…Essentia Santa Monica hosts an opening for Brett Woods and Lindsey Nobel; Art Party: 6pm-9pm; Essentia Santa Monica, 2430 Main Street, Santa Monica CA 90405; 310 450-7819; https://www.myessentia.com  

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June 9, 2018:
“VERNACULAR ENVIRONMENTS, PART 2” opens at Edward Cella Art & Architecture tonight. On view: June 9 – July 14, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 2754 S.  La  Cienega Blvd, LA, 90034; https://edwardcella.com/

Honor Fraser’s Ed Rusha exhibition has been pushed back till next week – There is NO OPENING TONIGHT….NO OFFICIAL DETAILS have been released about when the opening was re-scheduled for – as of June 9, 2018; Stay tuned. 

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June 9, 2018:
Castelli Art Space hosts an opening reception for “Liminal Spaces,” featuring the art of Randi Russo. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in honor & memory of Randi Russo’s mother, Marlene Russo (1940-2017).
Juna9-2018-Castelli-RandiRussoArt Party: 6pm-9pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd. LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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June 9, 2018:
Cactus Gallery presents an exhibition titled “Board & Room in a Mushroom.” Featured artist Olga Ponomarenko will be exhibiting a set of small meditative and thoughtful paintings portraying tiny wild animals…mice. Ponomarenko will be joined by a great line up of artists. Visit the Upcoming Event Feature for more details about Olga Ponomarenko and this event. On view: June 9 – July 7, 2018; Art Party: 6pm – 9pm; Cactus Gallery, 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, LA, 90039 (FrogTown); https://cactusgalleryla.com

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June 9, 92018:
Leslie Sacks Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition “Bruce Cohen | Studies.” On view: July 9 – July 28, 2018. Art Party: 5:00-7:00pm; http://www.lesliesacks.com

Also a bit later at Bergamot…Copro Gallery (T5) throws an art party for Jeff Gillette ‘Worst Case Scenario’ from 8-11:30pm; http://www.copronason.com

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June 9, 2018:
Inner-City Arts and 89.9 KCRW proudly present “Summer on Seventh 2018,” a summer concert benefit. Proceeds from the concert support Inner-City Arts’ mission to provide equal access to quality arts education for underserved youth in Los Angeles.Visit the Upcoming Event Feature for more info. Event runs: 6pm-12am; INNER-CITY ARTS CAMPUS, 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021 This event is 21+ only. Food and drinks available for purchase. TICKETS: General Admission Tickets: $40 until June 1st | Door Tickets: $50 | MORE INFO: http://www.inner-cityarts.org/2018summeronseventh

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June 9, 92018:
Chinatown offers several art parties. Starting at 5pm, Coagual Curatorial (974 Chung King Road) kicks off the evening. Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road) hosts two new exhibitions from 6-9pm.  
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On view at Charlie James Gallery – Martin Sorrondeguy, Eskoria en Monterrey, 1994

Tieken Gallery LA
(961 Chung King Road)
from 6-10pm and Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road) from 7-10pm; 

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June 9, 2018:
The Hive Gallery and Studios celebrates the walking dead with a twist in its new exhibition…”Zombie Circus.” Over 30 artists have created brand new works influence by the theme, so be ready for a bit of the undead mixed with the brightness of the circus! In addition, enjoy works by featured artists Tom Baxa, A Travesty, Jeremy Cross, Corban Lundborg, Karikatura, and Lauren Jensen. See the FB Event Page; $5 suggested donation on opening night (Donations Help Keep the Hive Alive); Art Party: 8-11pm; The Hive Gallery and Studios, 729 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://hivegallery.com/

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June 14, 2018:
Join the Loft at Liz’s in conversation with legendary designer/makers Charles Hollis Jones, Mike Johnson of Sam Maloof Woodworkers, Rebecca Niederlander, Pamela Weir-Quiton and curator Katie Nartonis. The art talk takes place in conjunction with its current exhibition “Nature: Human Nature” a curated art + design show which opened on May 5th, 2018. Art Talk & Walk-thru: 7-9pm; The Loft at Liz’s, (above Liz’s Antique Hardware), 453 S. La Brea Ave,. Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.theloftatlizs.com

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June 15, 2018:
Enjoy a screening of West Side Story at the Skirball Cultural Center. Meet Academy Award-winning actor George Chakiris, who played “Bernardo” at a Q & A prior to the screening as part of this summer’s Outdoor Movies at the Skirball. Visit the Upcoming Event Feature for more info. Event begins at 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm); The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Exhibitions are FREE on Thursdays. For general information, call (310) 440-4500 or visit http://skirball.org

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June 16, 2018:
TAG Gallery hosts an opening reception for three artists Laura Fisher, Linda Sue Price, and Gary Polonsky. On view: June 10 – July 7, 2018; Art Party: 5-8pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd–about 5 blocks east of LACMA; https://www.taggallery.net/

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June 23, 2018:
Today from 1-5pm, enjoy a meet and greet/signing with author Sudi (Rick) Karatas. The new book is titled RAINBOW RELATIVES (Real World Stories and Advice on How To Talk To Kids About LGBTQ Families and Friends).
June 23 2018-RickKaratas Special OFFER: Whoever comes and buys 2 copies of the book gets a FREE Walk A Mile In my Pradas DVD. For additional info about the book and the event, see the Upcoming Event Feature. Event runs 1-5pm; Barnes & Noble Calabasas, 4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302-3362; Find out more details or RSVP on FB Event Page.

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June 23, 2018:

FP Contemporary celebrates summer with its latest group exhibition titled “Splash.” Artists include: Lisa Bartleson, Julia Nee Chu, Christina Craemer, Dirk De Bruycker, Betty Gold, Michael Kalish, Tom Lieber, Claudia Meyer, Harry Moody, John Randall Nelson, Hunt Rettig, Mark Vinci, as well as Suzan Woodruff. FP Contemporary will introduce works by new artists Carlos Ramirez and Paul Robinson. On view will be paintings, mixed media art, sculpture and dimensional wall sculptures. On view: June 23 – August 11, 2018; Art Party: 3-5pm; FP Contemporary 5835 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232; http://fpcontemporary.com

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June 23, 2018:
Support a special fundraiser at TAG Gallery. Lyme Away 3: Help Nicole Saari and Baby Aaron Saari Win The Fight Against Late Stage and Congenital Lyme Disease. Find out more about Nicole Saari on the Upcoming Event FeatureOn view: June 10 – July 7, 2018; Art Party and fundraiser: 3-5pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd–about 5 blocks east of LACMA; https://www.taggallery.net/

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June 23, 2018:

In Boyle Heights…Corey Helford Gallery throws an art party for three new exhibitions. In the main gallery, take in Eric Joyner’s “Glazed Machinations” in the main gallery.
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Eric Joyner, The Lost Coast

In gallery 2, LA native CANTSTOPGOODBOY’s newest solo show “It’s Not Glitter, It’s Stardust,” premieres. In gallery 3 “Waxploitation Stories for Ways & Means” opens. Helford. Co-curated by Caro Buermann and Waxploitation Records founder Jeff Antebi, this is the companion exhibition of the children’s benefit book project of the same name: a 350-page coffee table art book with short stories written by world famous musicians such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, among others, accompanied by original art by living legends such as Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, and many more. A portion of proceeds will benefit Room to Read, 826 National, Pencils of Promise, and War Child. On view: June 23 – July 21, 2018; Art Party: 7:00pm – 11:00pm; COREY HELFORD GALLERY, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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June 24, 2018:
As part of “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” at the Skirball Cultural Center, Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein, hosts a multimedia cabaret – Late Night with Leonard Bernstein (a Copland House production) featuring video and audio excerpts, rare photographs, and live performances by soprano Amy Burton and pianists Michael Boriskin and John Musto

I have written not one, but two articles about this exhibition. Click Here to read a review of the exhibition which focuses more about Bernstein’s life or Click Here  to read a more personal article about how West Side Story affected me as a young child growing up in the Bronx.

Visit the website for a full list of events, as well as hours and admission. Event begins at 7:30pmThe Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Exhibitions are FREE on Thursdays. For general information, call (310) 440-4500; http://skirball.org

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June 30, 2018:
TAG Gallery features an artist talk with artists Laura Fisher, Linda Sue Price, and Gary Polonsky. In conjunction with its current exhibitions. Art Talk 3pm; On view: June12 – July 7, 2018; Art Party: 3pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., LA; https://www.taggallery.net/