Enjoy some new events for the Last Half of June 2018.

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June 14, 2018:
Don’t forget…one of our Top Ten events –  the CAT ART SHOW LA takes place tonight at Thinktank Gallery in Downtown LA!! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest to win two VIP tickets. We had a huge response – It’s gonna be a great art party.The winner receives TWO FREE VIP TICKETS…A purrfect way to spend a Thursday evening. If you missed it, be sure to become an LAArtParty.com subscriber so you will be notified or LIKE LAArtParty’s FB Page…this is where we feature all of our contests and giveaways!
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If you did NOT win – buy your tickets NOW – a portion of the sales will go to two fantastic animal organizations – the Somerhalder Foundation, and Kitten Rescue. Check out our Top Ten events list for more info on this event. 

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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:
Gavlak Gallery presents “Alex Anderson: Wonderland.” On view: June 15 – July 14, 2018; Art Party: 6-8 pm; Gavlak Gallery, 1034 N. Highland, LA 90028; http://www.gavlakgallery.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.
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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:
The 10th Annual L.A. Beer Week is here! Join us for our big Kickoff Festival on Saturday, June 16th at the Los Angeles Center Studios in the heart of Downtown L.A.! We are bringing the heat this summer with an awesome festival featuring 90 independent craft breweries, live music, great local food, games, a photo booth from Snap Yourself!, Hollywood Curling, and more! Tickets range from $25 – $70; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Event runs: 1-4pm; Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St., LA, 90017;

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June 16, 2018:
Head to Bergamot for a couple openings…Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1) presents a group exhibition titled “The Fashion Show,” featuring Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Horst P. Horst, Karen Radkai,  Brian Duffy, and more. On view: June 16 – October 20, 2018: Art Party: 3-6pm; Then just across the way…Richard Heller Gallery (B5A) throws an art party to celebrate the opening of “Year of the Dog” featuring Joakim Ojanen. On view: June 16 – July 28, 2018; Art Party: 5-7pm; Richard Heller Gallery, Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90405;

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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 16, 2018:
Diane Rosenstein Gallery present “Way Out Now,” a group exhibition of Yale’s 2018 MFA Painting and Printmaking graduates. “Way Out Now” will present twenty-three artists from the United States, Klamath Tribes, Mexico, and Colombia. This exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, works on paper, video, and printed matter. On view: June 16 – July 21, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Diane Rosenstein, 831 North Highland Avenue, LA 90038; http://dianerosenstein.com

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June 16, 2018:
JAUS presents the 2-person exhibition, “Aili Schmeltz & Jason Manley: Fixed/Flux,” a project that explores the interplay between space and raw material.  Both artists possess a common interest in addressing architectural forms as mutable subjects, and share similar investigations of fragmenting, molding, inverting, and obscuring everyday things.  Basic delineations of space are reinterpreted having sculptures formed as sketches, words as things, and drawings as objects. On view: April 16 – July 29, 2018; Art Party: 6:30pm-9:30pm; See FB Event Page; JAUS, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA, 90025;

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June 17, 2018:

Father’s Day is here
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Impress your Dad at the Upper West in Santa Monica. You will find amazing food here. Chef Nick Shipp adds his spectacular culinary talents to create a Father’s Day to remember. Be sure to visit the website to view the full menu. The Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, in Santa Monica. http://www.theupperwest.com/

Other Father’s Day dining options are listed on our Dining / Travel Page – under the “FEATURES” Dropdown menu. Restaurants such as Pearls BBQPreux & Proper, and Lunetta All Day all offer Father’s Day dining specials.

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Jun 20, 2018:
LA Louver celebrates summer with a group show titled “Evolver.” Artists include: Terry Allen, Kevin Appel, Sarah Awad, Rina Banerjee, Tanya Batura, Jake Berthot, Linda Bessemer, Tony Bevan, Domenico Bianchi,William Brice, Rebecca Campbell, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Mark di Suvero, Lydia Dona, Gajin Fujita, Charles Garabedian, Frederick Hammersley, David Hockney, Peter Holzhauer, Salomon Huerta, Ben Jackel, Edward & Nancy Kienholz, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Olga Koumoundouros, Richard Kraft, Laura Krifka, Chen Man 陳漫, Heather Gwen Martin, Jason Martin, Michael C. McMillen, Yunhee Min, Ed Moses, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Alison Saar, Eduardo Sarabia, Peter Shelton, Katharina Sieverding, Grant Stevens, Don Suggs, Euan Uglow, Juan Uslé, John Virtue, Matt Wedel, Pae White,Tom Wudl. On view: June 20 – August 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291; http://www.lalouver.com/

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June 20, 2018:
Join VCH and the United Way for an evening of storytelling and hear from people who have been impacted by homelessness in Venice. “Everyone In: Stories from the Frontline” is launching an exciting storytelling series across L.A. County. The series will offer those with lived experience, service providers, and others working to end homelessness an opportunity to share their stories of strength and perseverance. Admission is $10; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Art Party: 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Under the Stars at The Brig, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd, LA, 90291;

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June 22, 2018: 
The French pianist, composer (and arranger/musical director for Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier) performs his “ultrascore” project at Grand Park. This talented musician creates music that harmonizes the documentary elements of life – sounds, motifs, noises, dialogue and traffic from his travels and experiences in India to transform into a synchronous musical and visual feast. Performance: 8:00pm; Free admission; California Plaza Watercourt Stage, 300-350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles;  http://grandperformances.org

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June 22, & 23, 2018:
The Chocolate and Art Show Los Angeles, takes place tonight and tomorrow. Be aware there is an admission charge…it ranges from $15- $20. CLICK Here to purchase tickets; The Vortex, 2341 East Olympic Boulevard, LA 90021; http://chocolateandartshow.com/

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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:

In Culver City…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:
Also in Culver City…Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce “DENNIS KOCH: Beyond the Funny Farm! Crypto-K, Cutouts, Cut-ups, Copies, Mirrors, Membranes, and Temporal Algorithms,” the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. On view: June 23 – July 28, 2018; Art Party: 4:00 – 7:00pm; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S LA Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.LUISDEJESUS.COM

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June 23, 2018:
In the valley….Carter Sexton offers an opening reception for a group show titled “Hot.” Art Party: 5-8pm; Carter Sexton Artists Materials, 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607; https://www.cartersexton.com/

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June 23, 2018
Downtown….Artist Linda Stelling will be featured in a group show titled “Luminous” at Gloria Delson Contemporary Art.
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The exhibition explores the quality and feeling of light within color in predominantly abstracted landscape paintings on canvas. The exhibit also includes purely abstract mixed media paintings on Plexiglass. On view: June 5th – June 30th, 2018; Art Party: 6-10pm; Gloria Delson Contemporary Art, 727 S. Spring Street, (Between 7th and 8th Street), LA, 90014; http://www.gdcagallery.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 Santa Monica…Several art parties take place at Bergamot. FIG (D-2) hosts a solo exhibition by Claire Chene from 5-7pm; Then from 6–8 pm, New and recent works by Peter Holzhauer, Hannah Karsen, Mark McKnight, and Mark A. Rodriguez will be featured at Gallery Luisotti (A-2). Also from 6-8pm, William Turner Gallery (E-1) celebrates “GREG MILLER: WEST WIN.”

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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/

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