Here are some additional events for the last half of June. 
Don’t forget to check our Top Ten list….there are still some fun events for June. All of our top ten events can be found on our Upcoming Events Page

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June 15, 2017:  
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Freedom Now, an exhibition of American Civil Rights photographs by celebrated documentary photographer Steve Schapiro. The exhibition opens in conjunction with the highly-anticipated release of Taschen’s edition of The Fire Next Time. This limited-edition publication pairs Schapiro’s photographs with two seminal James Baldwin essays, “Down at the Cross – Letters from a Region of My Mind” which tackles the relationship between race and religion, and the groundbreaking, “My Dungeon Shook – Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation.”
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Photo by Steve Schapiro, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Other Activists March on Washington, 1963

First published by The New Yorker in 1963, The Fire Next Time, considered to be one the most eloquent and powerful explorations of race in America, catapulted James Baldwin into literary fame. After reading Baldwin’s essays, Steve Schapiro convinced Life Magazine, where he had freelanced as a photographer, to let him travel with Baldwin from New York to Mississippi, documenting the Civil Rights Movement that was well underway. Schapiro notes of meeting and traveling with Baldwin, “Here was an intellectual, a brilliant man, and a black leader who never seemed to forget the importance of relating to each other as human beings. He had a hunger for love and believed in its power.” On view: June 15 – July 29, 2017; Art Party: 7-9pm; Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.faheykleingallery.com/

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June 17, 2017: 
In the Mid Wilshre area…tag Gallery celebrates new exhibitions featuring artists,Go Woon Choi, Paul Ivanushka and Camey McGilvray. On view: June 17 – July 8, 2017; Art Talk 1-3pm; Art Party: 5-8pm; tag Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036; http://www.taggallery.net/

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June 17, 2017: 
In Miracle Mile…”Artists of Mexico” is presented in anticipation of the Getty Foundation’s region-wide endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, officially opening in September 2017. “Artists of Mexico” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts features artists whose works and careers had particular resonance in Los Angeles by way of the artists’ personal histories in L.A., their many exhibitions in Southern California, and in many instances through their widely known public works throughout the region. Artists include: Jean Charlot, Rafael Coronel, José Luis Cuevas, Bernice Kolko, Gustavo Montoya, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Zúñiga. On view: August 19, 2017; Art Party: 5-8pm; 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323-938-5222; http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com

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June 17, 2017: 
Venice Arts presents “Marian Crostic: Salt | Air,” a solo exhibition by Venice-based photographer Marian Crostic. The exhibition showcases three recent bodies of work from the artist’s Salt | Air series: Sea Change, Sandscapes, and Salt | Air. Each of these focuses on a different aspect of Venice Beach, documented during Crostic’s morning walks. Ethereal and tenuous, these images reveal an abstracted, introspective view of the beach and ocean environment. On view: June 17 through July 22Art Party: 5–8pm; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave., Marina del Rey, 90292 (310) 392-0846; http://www.venicearts.org/

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June 17, 2017: 
Open Mind Art Space is pleased to present Desire Trails, a group exhibition featuring works by San Francisco-based artist, Vanesa Gingold, and Los Angeles-based artist, Theresa Knopf. On view: June 17 – July 14, 2017. Art Party 7-9pm; Open Mind Art Space, 11631 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; (424) 273-5088; http://www.openmindartspace.com

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June 17, 2017: 
Adjunct Positions offers an opening reception for “Luke Aleckson: Liberator II: Ghost Gunner.” Art Party: 7-9 pm; Adjunct Positions, 5041 Coringa Drive, LA, 90042;
http://www.adjunctpositions.org

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June 17 AND 18, 2017: 

Well let’s not forget our father’s this Father’s Day weekend! Forget the ties…Let the man have a drink. If he enjoys wine, bring him to LA Winefest, (and be sure to drive him), so he can REALLY have fun. It’s one of our Top Ten Events on LAArtParty.com – Click Here for the direct link. 
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June 17 AND 18, 2017: 
Head to the 
25th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado. Every Father’s Day weekend, more than 600 artists create temporary masterpieces in chalk on the streets of Pasadena at the Paseo Colorado shopping center (280 E Colorado Blvd) during this street painting festival—the largest in the world—while 100,000 onlookers watch where they walk. Enjoy live music on the main stage all day long. Father’s Day Weekend, June 17 & 18, 2017; 10am-7pm FREE; On Sunday, a Police Classic Car Show will be on view from 10am-3pm; Paseo Colorado,300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101; http://www.pasadenachalkfestival.com/

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June 18, 2017:
Or if Dad loves cars…The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the city of Beverly Hills, presents the annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance.  A Father’s Day tradition for over 20 years, the annual Rodeo Drive car show is free and open to the public and draws high quality classic automobiles and luxurious new models to Beverly Hills, year after year. Some of the automobiles shown include the 2015 Ford Mustang, a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom and a McLaren 12C. The coveted automobiles are displayed along iconic Rodeo Drive for auto-enthusiasts of all kinds to admire up close. Event runs from 10-4pm; On the 400 block Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, California 90210; http://bit.ly/1VIL4nZ 

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June 18, 2017:
Or take Dad to Hollywood to see some quality theater. “The Book Of Mormon” is currently playing at the Pantages Theater. Originally a movie house, it is now home to live stage productions (many previously on Broadway).
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Matinee is at 1pm, and the evening performance takes place at 6:30pm; The Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028; (323) 468-1170; http://www.hollywoodpantages.com

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June 21, 2017:
The Skirball Cultural Center presents its second annual celebration of Make Music Day, a free festival of music held every June 21 in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world. Part of the citywide festival Make Music Los Angeles, this family-friendly program celebrates the power of music with a lineup of engaging performances and hands-on workshops. Free – stop in and enjoy the “Paul Simon Words & Music” exhibition. Read my Huff Post review – its a fabulous exhibit. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049; http://www.skirball.org/

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June 23, 2017:

Head to the Pacific Design Center…There are a couple of openings here. 

CMay Gallery presents Places and Spaces, a group exhibition featuring Eric Ernest Johnson, Hwang Seon Tae, and Manfred Menz, three artists who practice distinct methods of art making and yet have converging interests in exploring the concept of place as it intersects memory and time. In the Annex Space (Meta-4 Art – B266), enjoy a special exhibition “Discerning Reflection” featuring Korea-based artist, Jin Young Yu. The exhibition features Yu’s emotionally charged doll-like sculptures that are highly personal character studies from two major bodies of work, including her recent series, “Me & Myself,” and “Me & Them.” On view: June 23 – August 25, 2017; Art Party: 5:30pm – 9:30pm; META-4 ART, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, B266, LA, 90069; https://cmaygallery.com/

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June 23, 2017:

Also at the Pacific Design Center…Coinciding with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Young Projects is proud to present “Verso,” the first solo show in Los Angeles by the Brazilian artists Motta & Lima. “Deep Dive,” the first solo show of the Dutch Artists Driessens & Verstappen on the West Coast will also open tonight On view: June 23 – Sept 18, 2017; Art Party: 5:00pm – 9:30pmYoung Projects, 8687 Melrose Ave #B230, West Hollywood, 90069; 323-377-1102; http://www.youngprojectsgallery.com/

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June 24, 2017: 
Enjoy the art of H. Ray Ford and Louise Marler. Ford is a talented wood carver who started carving 84 years ago. He is a fascinating guy and has seen a lot of life. See my featured article in the Argonaut Newspaper about Ray….he’s on the COVER!!!June24-2017-lowres-Rayusing-theburnertool-photoby-WayneFord
Ray Ford at work; Photo by Wayne Ford

Wait till you see his wooden sculptures in person – they are fantastic. http://hrayford.com/

L.A. Marler is an American Contemporary Photographic Pop Artist based in Los Angeles. Her original contemporary color photography blended with graphic design creates the iconic typewriter art, keywords, as well as other analog themes: vintage camera art and retro radio photographic pop art. http://www.lamarler.com/  

For addtional info about this event, visit our Upcoming Event Feauture. I wrote an article for the Argonaut about Ray…it will be featured in this Thursday’s June 22, issue.

Celebrate the work of both artists. Enjoy refreshments and appetizers. Art Party: 1-5pm; L.A. Marler studio, L.A. Marler Studio, 3000 Airport Ave., SM, 90405;  

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June 24, 2017: 
In Culver City (late afternoon)…FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of its Summer Group Show, “Harbinger,” an exhibition featuring work by gallery artists Lisa Bartleson, Christina Craemer, Dirk De Bruycker, Betty Gold, Michael Kalish, Tom Lieber, Claudia Meyer, Harry Moody, Julia Nee Chu, John Randall Nelson, Hunt Rettig and Mark Vinci. On view will be a variety of works, including paintings, mixed media art and dimensional wall sculptures. On view: June 24 – August 19, 2017; Art Party: 3-5pm; FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; http://fpcontemporary.com/

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June 24, 2017: 
Later in the evening, Culver City (up and down LA Cienega Boulevard and on Washington), hosts several art openings tonight…From 6-8pm, stop into Von Lintel, Cherry Martin, KopeikinKlowdenMann and others. Also…enjoy an exclusive screening of Bight of the Twin at Samuel Freeman at 7:30pm. 

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June 24, 2017: 
In Santa Monica…at Bergamot Station, Skidmore Contemporary art celebrates new shows from 4-7pm….Read more on our Upcoming Event Feature about all the exhibitions. 
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On view: June 24 – July 22, 2017; Reception 4-6pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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June 24, 2017: 
Also at Bergamot Station…THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY hosts an opening reception for “Very Appropriate.” Artists include: Vik Muniz, Mike Bidlo, Liza Lou, Gary Palmer, Mary Bakal, Robert Berman, Richard Pettibone, Sherrie Levine, etc. THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-7 Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.robertbermangallery.com/

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Other galleries at Bergamot host art parties from 5-7pm at FIG (G6) and Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A); Art Party: 5-7pm; Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; 

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June 24, 2017: 
Christopher Grimes Gallery celebrates the art of Glen Rubsamen. This will be Rubsamen’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first solo show in a West Coast gallery. In “The Disguise Was Almost Perfect,” opening tonight, Rubsamen will present a collection of paintings that engage with the influence of technology on the cityscape. Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; http://www.cgrimes.com/

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June 25, 2017: 
In Santa Monica…Main Street Solstice takes place on Main Street between Pier to Bay). The event features live music, a kid zone and more. Event time: 11-5pm; Check website for full schedule. http://www.mainstreetsm.com

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June 25, 2017: 
Dysonna City Art Gallery presents “Art & Jazz In The Art Gardens.” The features art, jazz music, vendors and this year a garden fashion show. The event offers activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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 2pm – 6pm; Exposition Rose Park Gardens, located at 701 East State Drive, Los Angeles, 90037; http://www.dysonnacityartgallery.com/

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June 30, 2017:
Los Angeles Art Association announces the opening of” VS.” at Gallery 825. The all-media group exhibition offers emerging artists an opportunity to create original collaborative works of art with another randomly selected artist. On view: June 30 – July 21, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069; https://www.laaa.org

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