Here is an update for this weekend….Next week’s Last Half of July post will be up by Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019;

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July 1 – 31, 2019:
Celebrate ten years of the Kamikaze exhibits. Since PØST is currently nomadic, the exhibits will be hosted at MiM gallery. Each day of July will feature a new exhibition…yes there will be thirty-one different exhibits in July. Art Party: 7 – 9pm, one each night; MiM gallery, 4654 West Washington Blvd., LA, 90016; http://www.postlosangeles.org

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July 11, 2019:
The Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight….always a fun event. It is concentrated along Spring and Main, between 4th and 9th, in DTLA’s Historic Core. The event runs from 6-10pm; BertaArt Studio Gallery (816 South Main St., LA, 90014) celebrates its grand opening. Other galleries participating include: REN Gallery (743 S Santee St Unit B, LA, 90014), Spring Arts Collective, (453 S Spring St, Mezzanine, LA, 90013); See the FB Event Page and the website for a full list of galleries participating – https://downtownartwalk.org/
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Taking place in conjunction with DAW….Metro 417 Gallery celebrates the second solo show for photographer Richard Chow. The artist will be exhibiting works from his Distant Memories series. On view: July 11 – August 6, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; Metro 417 Gallery, 417 S Hill St, LA, 90013; http://richardschow.com/

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July 12, 2019:
Visual Culture Arts presents “Postcard from São Paulo,” a photography exhibition curated by Renato Negrao featuring the work of Brazilian Photographer Malu Mesquita. On view: July 13 – July 15 (2-8PM daily); Art Party: 5-8pm; Substrate Gallery, 709 N Ridgewood Place, LA, 90038; See FB Event Page.

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July 12, 13, 2019:
Groundbreaking Grammy®, Emmy®, and Tony® Award–winning songwriter and performing artist Cyndi Lauper rocks the stage joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins. For additional info about this show, Click Here or visit the Performances drop-down, under the Upcoming Events Page. Event begins: 8:00pm; The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; http://hollywoodbowl.com

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July 13, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Head to the Craig Krull Gallery for an early artist talk with Kelly Berg in conjunction with her solo exhibition titled “An Ever-Shifting World.” If you have not yet seen it, don’t miss it. This is the last day to view this exceptional exhibition. Coffee & bagels will be provided; To attend this FREE event, please RSVP by Thursday, July 11, 2019, by calling 310-828-6410 or emailing info@craigkrullgallery.com: More info can be found on the FB Event Page; Craig Krull Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B3, Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/

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July 13, 2019:
Downtown…Mash Gallery presents “LUSTER” featuring the art of Santa Monica artist Haleh Mashian. Curated by Peter Frank, the exhibition officially opened on June 29, with the artist reception taking place today. “LUSTER” is a personal journey that spontaneously uncovers abstract expressions. Haleh Mashian’s paintings reveal embellished secrets composed within thick applications of glitter, gold, and silver. Each painting shimmers, flickers and reflects the pageantry of the forest masterfully arranged by Peter Frank. On view: June 29 – August 10, 2019; 12pm – 7:30pm; Mash Gallery, 1325 Palmetto St Ste 130, LA, 90013; http://mashgallery.com/

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July 13, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Join bG Gallery for a midsummer afternoon event to celebrate its exhibits over the past year at Ocean Park Boulevard. The group show will feature a selection of gallery artists and works from exhibits of the year, in the lead up to its move back to Bergamot Station in September. Art Party: 1-5pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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July 13, 2019:
Venice-Mar Vista Arts District (VMAD) takes place this afternoon and tonight featuring more than 25 Westside arts organizations. This is a new combined venture…including the successful Mar Vista Music and Art Walk and the Venice Art Crawl, creating a much larger event. The event has been extended to run an extensive 3.5-mile stretch on Venice Boulevard from the beach to the 405.
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It will also be the most inclusive, featuring visual art, 3D art, music, dance, photography, poetry and storytelling, while showcasing every form of mobility from sonic skateboards to the city’s new smart bikes. LADOT’s new app-driven LANow shuttle will ferry visitors around The Get Around’s 7 festival hubs. Event runs 2-10pm; Along Venice Boulevard from the beach to the 405 (3.5 mile); https://www.marvistaartwalk.org/

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July 13, 2019:
Downtown…Vielmetter Los Angeles presents Steve Roden’s solo exhibition could/cloud. Known for his work in sound, video, sculpture and painting, Roden’s work is deeply rooted in an interest in systems that he translates into a highly idiosyncratic aesthetic language across multiple mediums. On view: July 13 – August 24, 2019; Art Party: 4–6pm; Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021; https://www.fathom.gallery

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July 13, 2019:

Craft in America Center holds an artist reception for Material Meaning: A Living Legacy.” The group exhibition explores the ongoing legacy of Anni Albers through the work of ten contemporary American artists and designers working with textiles who are strongly influenced by Albers. Artists include: Samantha Bittman, Lois Bryant, Christy Matson, Jennifer Moore, Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, Rachel Snack, Susie Taylor, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Suzanne Tick, and Marcia Weiss. On view: July 13, 2019; Art Party: 4-6pm. Attendees are being asked to RSVP to rsvp@craftinamerica.org; Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St., LA, 90048; https://www.craftinamerica.org/

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July 13, 2019:
TAG Gallery offers an artist reception for a couple of solo exhibitions…”Music City,” by Suki Kuss feature a series of textural mixed media femmage works. “Light in Motion,” by Linda Sue Price” explores the tension between an internal desire for peace and tranquility through her neon light art. Two series will be featured…Focus and Chaos. On view: July 9 – August 3, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; https://www.taggallery.net/

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July 13, 2019:

Several openings taking place in Culver City…
5-7pm: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S La Cienega Blvd
5-8pm: Zevitas Marcus, 2754 S La Cienega Blvd
6-8pm: Philip Martin Gallery, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.

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July 13, 2019:

FATHOM Gallery celebrates the art of Rohitash Rao in a solo show titled “Leaving LA (or something like that).” Art Party: 7-11pm; FATHOM Gallery 12227 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90025; https://www.veniceica.org/

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July 13, 2019:
The Mistake Room presents “Where The Sea Remembers,” an interdisciplinary project comprised of an exhibition, a program series, and a website that explores Vietnamese contemporary art. This project will feature fifteen artists and collectives from Vietnam. The exhibition will be accompanied by programming focusing on contemporary creative practices in Vietnam as well as a host of talks and screenings staged throughout the duration of the show through Fall 2019. On View: July 13 – October 12, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; TMR, 1811 E. 20th Street Los Angeles, CA 90058; http://www.tmr.la/

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July 13, 2019:
Lois Lambert Gallery celebrates the art of Edel Bordón, Yamille Bordón, and Pablo Bordón…”It Runs in the Family.” Edel Bordón’s “Crowds and a Touch of Distinction,” an oil on canvas series, is defined by the need to understand and express one’s identity within the context of society. This series oscillates between the individual’s experience and how individuals amass into a collective. Yamilé Bordón’s sculpture series, “Speculation,” is about the transformation of everyday items into moments that are personal and historical. Yamilé rejects visual aesthetic in favor of a conceptual approach. Pablo Bordón’s photographic series, “Ludo” and “HDRs”, question objective reality by deconstructing and creating other realities. These realities are founded on transformation, abstracted and hyper realistic urban landscapes. Art Party: 6:00-9:00pm; Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave E3, Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://www.loislambertgallery.com

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July 13, 2019:
Los Angeles Art Association offer an opening reception for “Applied Science,” an all media exploration of the intersection of science and contemporary art practice. The group show was juried by Marisa Caichiolo, Founder of Building Bridges Art Exchange and Curator of DiverseArtLA. Featured artists: Mariona Barkus, Chenhung Chen, Kayla Cloonan, Donna Gough, Peter Hiers, Julienne Johnson, Christine Kline, Rich Lanet, Bachrun LoMele, Mac Maker, Patrick McGinnis, Michael Ochinero, Susan Ossman, Robyn Sanford, Esther Kwan Simon, Lauren Adams Thomas, and Qin Zhang.
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From left to right, Mac Maker, Donna Gough and Susan Ossman

On view: July 13 – July 26, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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July 13, 2019:
Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present The Amazing Black-Man, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett. Riffing on classic superhero series including; The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Daredevil, and Captain America, the show will feature several dozen hand-painted comic book works pinned up in their clear plastic sleeves. On view: July 13 – August 17, 2019; Art Party: 7-9pm; Lowell Ryan Projects, 4851 West Adams Blvd., LA, 90016; https://www.lowellryanprojects.com/

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July 14, 2019:
Venice Institute of Contemporary Art presents Edge to Edge 2, a survey of art happening now in Mexico and Southern California. Curated by Juri Koll of ViCA and Pablo Llana from Mexico, all of the works from Mexico are exhibiting for the first time here, and most, if not all, of the artists from each respective geographic region have not shown together before. Event runs: 12-3pm; The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St. San Pedro, CA 90731; https://www.veniceica.org/

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July 18, 2019:

The El Segundo Art Walk returns for three summer nights. Taking place every third Thursday of the summer months, this self-guided walk features more than 35 artists in 30+ venues in downtown El Segundo and in Smoky Hollow, an emerging, eclectic neighborhood that’s funky, industrial and artsy. Each art event features fine art, live music, great food, a beer garden, and tours of artist studios. https://elsegundoartwalk.com/

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July 18, & 19, 2019:
In Frogtown…LA Louver and Zebulon present Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band. For two special nights, Allen will perform a suite of new, unreleased songs, and a selection of his “greatest missed hits” from seminal albums and cult classics Juarez and Lubbock (on everything). Admission runs $30-$40; CLICK HERE to purchase. Performance times July 18 + 19, 2019, 7pm; Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, LA, 90039; http://zebulon.la/

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July 20, 2019:

dnj Gallery will host a talk with Julia Dean, the executive director of LACP (Los Angeles Center for Photography), in conjunction with its current group exhibition titled “Collaboration.” Dean will discuss the collaboration project with the B & G Clubs of America. There are ten clubs involved, and the kids are in the 12-18 age group. Read more about the exhibition and LACP on the Event Feature (Upcoming Events Page). Event begins: 1:00pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90405; 310-315-3551; http://www.dnjgallery.net; https://lacphoto.org

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July 20, 2019:
Chimento Contemporary presents “KITCHEN,” a solo exhibition by Hasef. Curated by Autumn Breon Williams. Hasef’s work introduces viewers to a world of critical issues often avoided or overlooked by society. Exploring ideas of blackness globally, he illustrates disciplined research with experimental images and video art. His pieces entice the viewer to contemplate difficult questions and spark conversations, encouraging viewers to reconsider their role in social construction, civil rights, and white hegemony. On view: July 20 – August 24, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; Chimento Contemporary, 4480 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016; https://chimentocontemporary.net/

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July 20, 2019:
“Some Trees” opens at Mier Gallery. The group show is inspired by John Ashbery, and organized by Christian Malycha. On view: July 20 – August 31, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; Mier Gallery, 1107 Greenacre Ave., LA, 90046; https://miergallery.com/

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July 26, 2019
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Head to dnj Gallery to enjoy an intimate concert featuring the innovative Indian classical duo Sameer Gupta and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia at dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, co-hosted by LAHouseConcerts. The exhibition “Collaboration” will be on view, and will serve as a backdrop. Find out more about this peformance on the Event Feature located on the Upcoming Page (under the Performances drop-down)
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Admission is $20 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Event runs: 7:00pm – 9:30pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Blvd., SM, 90405; http://www.dnjgallery.net

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July 26 – 27, 2019
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Chocolate and Art Show Los Angeles is back. Indulge yourself in some of LA’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate! Part of the profit will be donate to our non-profit organization partner, “Artists For Trauma.” Art Party: Friday: 8pm-2am; Saturday: 7pm-1am; Admission runs $15-$20 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. This event will be held in Downtown Los Angeles at 2341 E. Olympic Blvd. LA, 90021; https://chocolateandartshow.com/

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July 29, 2019:
Monday Evening Concerts joins Hauser & Wirth to present a concert of three existential visionaries of the Germanic classical music tradition: Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg and Helmut Lachenmann. Each performance is a response to Guillermo Kuitca’s long-standing engagement withliterature and philosophical thought, bridging degrees of abstraction between painting and sound. Admission is $20 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Event runs: 7:00pm-10:30pm; Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com