June 1,2018:
Downtown….Near Ghebaly Gallery….one of our top ten events, Night Gallery presents “Anne Libby: Earthflash and Andrea Marie Breiling Have you loved me for the last time (Laid Bare);” Art Party: 7-10pm; Night Gallery, 2276 E. 16th. St. LA; http://www.nightgallery.ca/

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June 1, 2018:
Kohn Gallery is pleased to present “Sheets,” a solo exhibition of new work by Philadelph ia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase. Visit the Upcoming Event Feature for additional info about the exhibition.
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Chase will explore identity and gender politics in this exhibition. “Sheets” will include a series of new paintings, created entirely on bedsheets, that feature Chase’s contorted figures examines the LGBTQ community through this day-to-day experiences as a queer, non-binary, black artist. A set of works on paper will also be on view focusing on new forms of gender expression coupling watches, track pants, and Nikes with hoop earrings, eyeshadow, and lipsticks— largely inspired by ballroom and hip hop culture. On view: June 1 – June 14, 2018; Art Party: 7-10pm; Kohn Gallery, 1227 North Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; http://www.kohngallery.com/

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June 2, 2018:
M+B and Jay Ezra Nayssan are pleased to announce the Summer Edition of ANNEX at M+B, welcoming new artists Harold Ancart, Andisheh Avini, Olivia Booth, Skye Chamberlain, Cayetano Ferrer, Nikolas Gambaroff, Veronica Gelbaum, Kate Hall, Nuri Koerfer, Kelly Lamb, Chris Lux, Chris Miller, Nicolette Mishkan, Mattea Perrotta, Alex Reed, Laura Rule and Rachelle Sawatsky. Celebrate the launch of the ANNEX (dedicated to applied arts), a joint effort between the gallery and Jay Ezra Nayssan, founder of Del Vaz Projects. Opening Saturday, 12-5pm; ANNEX at M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, LA, 90069; https://www.mbart.com/

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June 2, 2018:
Downtown…This afternoon, enjoy an art talk / book signing at Jason Vass in conjunction with its current exhibition “Lines of Inquiry,” by A.M. Rousseau. Stop in to catch the show…it’s a beautiful exhibition.
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On view: May 5 – June 2, 2018; Art talk/signing: 2-4pm; Jason Vass, 1452 East Sixth Street LA, 90021; http://jasonvass.com

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June 2, 2018:
At Bergamot…one of our top ten events is taking place at Skidmore Contemporary Art. While you are there, be sure to check out additional art parties at Lora Schlesinger Gallery (B5b) from 4-6pm and Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) from 5-7pm;

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June 2, 2018:
In the Miracle Mile area…Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present a provocative exhibition of works by the celebrated contemporary Catalan artist from Spain, Jordi Alcaraz. On view: June 2 – August 31, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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June 2, 2018:
Also on La Brea…Shulamit Nazarian presents “From Pangs to Pangolins,” a group exhibition curated by pioneering American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. The exhibition’s title is partly derived from a misheard song lyric—growing pain vs. growing pang—and riffs on the way in which both phrases allude to the rigors and traumas of childhood. Artists: Christopher Chiappa, JooYoung Choi, Llyn Foulkes, Zoe Hawk, David Hockney, Cheyenne Julien, Mike Kelley, and Nathan Margoni; On view: June 2, 2018; July 14, 2018; Art Party: 4-6pm; Shulamit Nazarian, 616 N. La Brea Ave, LA, 90036;  http://www.shulamitnazarian.com/

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June 2, 2018:

In Culver City…Kopeikin Gallery (2766 La Cienega) throws an art party for “Kirsten Tradowsky Time Echo,” from 6-8pm. Also on Washington Blvd.,…another event takes place at Thinkspace Gallery (6009 Washington) from 6-9pm. 

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June 2, 2018:

David Kordansky Gallery celebrates two exhibitions tonight…”Backlit Rainbow” is the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Torbjørn Rødland. Backlit Rainbow. The exhibit features an installation of new medium- and large-scale color photographs, as well as the U.S. debut of Between Fork and Ladder, the artist’s first moving-image work in more than a decade. “Garage” is the first solo exhibition with Will Boone featuring new paintings and sculptures installed in an environment constructed by the artist specially for the exhibition. On view: July 2 – July 7, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/

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June 2, 2018:
In the Rampart District…Gabba Gallery presents four simultaneous solo exhibitions by Alex Achaval, Jim Donnelly, Christina Ramos, and Septerhed. Curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Bar sponsored by Humboldt Distillery and Auspicion Wine. Free parking behind 3125 Beverly Blvd. (enter off Dillon). On view: June 2 – 23, 2018; Art Party: 7-11pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. LA, 90057; https://www.gabbagallery.com/

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June 2, 2018:
Downtown later in the evening…Take in a figurative art show featuring paintings and works on paper by artists Jared Hendler and Lorien Haynes. Art Party: 6-11pm; Click Here to RSVP; Inconspicous Warehouse, 2330 S Broadway, LA, 90007-2714; https://www.oilandcharcoal.com/

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June 3, 2018:
At Bergamot, Skidmore Contemporary Art participates in Make A Mess Day! Kids grades K-8 are invited to Make A Mess with dozens of exciting art projects at the fine art galleries located at Bergamot Santa Monica! 
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RSVP lia@skidmorecontemporaryart.com or RSVP ON FACEBOOK; Art Party: 12-4pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot, (B-4), 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404;


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June 3, 2018:
ltd los angeles presents a group exhibition. Artists include: Farah Al Qasimi, Erik Clark, Coleman Collins, Chelsea Culprit, Sara Cwynar, Vaginal Davis, John Edmonds, Derek Fordjour, Naima Green, Lyle Ashton Harris, Esmaa Mohamoud, Kalen Na’il Roach, Eva O’Leary, Elle Pérez, Ana Segovia de Fuentes, Manuel Solano, Mickalene Thomas, Chanel Von Habsburg, Lothringen, Cajsa von Zeipel, Hiejin Yoo, Everyday Muse. Curated with John Edmonds On view: June 2 – August 3, 2018′ Opening: 12-2pm; ltd los angeles, 1119 S. La Brea Avenue, LA 90019; http://ltdlosangeles.com/

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June 3, 2018
Jaus hosts a the three-person exhibition “Naked City” featuring painting and found-object sculpture by Simion Cernica (Romania/USA), Kio Griffith (Japan/USA) and Luis Alonso Sánchez (Mexico). Closing reception: 6:30pm-8:30pm; JAUS, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA ,90025; JAUS, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA, 90025; http://www.jausart.com/

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June 6, 2018:
Join Building Bridges Art Exchange for an exclusive presentation by performance artist Eliu Almonte, for his new book Con Patente de Corso. Presentation: 6pm; RSVP: buildingbridgesax@gmail.com – Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station Arts Center,2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org

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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.
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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:
“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 is set to exhibit the art of Ed Rusha marking today as the tentative date). BE sure to confirm with the gallery, prior to going (the gallery has not released the official opening date…according to an LAArtParty staffer who spoke with the gallery as of May 31, 2018; TiME TBA; Honor Fraser 2622 La Cienega Blvd; http://www.honorfraser.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 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:
FP Contemporary celebrates summer with its latest group exhibition titled “Splash.” 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/