August17-2018-Blue7-Musicshow“The Music in Art Exhibition” takes place on Friday, August 17, AND Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 5-9pm. This special multiple venue event and exhibition was the brainchild of Randy Ball, owner of Blue 7 Gallery and its gallery director, Lucius Peterson. The two both love art and music and thought it would be a great way to celebrate it.

Additional venues such as the Unurban Coffee House, The Upper West and McCabe’s guitar Shop will all participate. Peterson said, he was looking forward to collaborating with the Unurban Coffee House once again. They have previously exhibited the art of members of the Blue 7 Gallery and Collective.

The two night events will feature receptions on different nights. Friday, August 17, 2018, enjoy receptions at Blue 7 Gallery AND McCabes Guitar Shop. Then on Saturday, art parties take place at Blue 7 Gallery and the UnUrban Coffee House.  Upper West will feature a couple of artworks by artists from the Blue 7 Gallery and Collective….you may want to start here and enjoy their fantastic Happy Hour….then pop into the other events.

All of the venues (except the Upper West) will also offer live music in addition to art. In addition, McCabes Guitar Shop will feature an art themed concert. Tickets ($20 see below) are available for purchase for Graphic Scores, an evening of art and music with Vikesh Kapoor and Dawn and Hawkes. Kapoor is a photographer and the latter musical duo are both painters.

McCabe’s Event Coordinator Koko Peterson said she like the idea right away and reached out to the Upper West down the street to participate as well. A huge supporter of artists, the Santa Monica Restaurant currently has the art of Maureen Tepedino gracing its walls. Stop in early – they have a great happy hour – call to confirm prior to going (see info below). Find out more about Maureen HERE. Stop in and enjoy a fantastic meal. BTW, Next week (a Top Ten pick) the Upper West will welcome a new artist. CLICK HERE to find out more.

Aug17-2018-Blue7Gallery-David KleiinDavid Klein (see image) participated in his first show at Blue 7 Gallery in November 2017, explaing Randy and Lucius were great to work with. “I like them both as people quite a lot. I feel i can ask them for advice which is good.” Klein has been creating since he was quite young. “I mainly work in oils and ink. I come from a comic book background so do a lot of figurative and facial drawings. I love drawing!” Klein will have work at both the Blue 7 Gallery and the UnUrban Coffee House. On Saturday night, he will also be performing with his trio at the UnUrban. 

Additional artists iclude: Randy Ball, Irina Chelyapov, David Kleiin, Terry Marks Tarlow, Lark Pilinsky, Lucius Peterson, Ronen Pollak, Eugene Vishnevsky, Lisa Wald, and many more.

The “Art in Music Exhibition” event runs from 5-9pm BOTH DAYS – August 17 AND 18. Be sure to stop into each of these locations to fully engage in the event. The art will remain on view through September 22, 2018.

Here are the venues in order of their addresses.
Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., 310.586.1111; http://www.TheUpperWest.com

Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., http://www.unurban.com/

Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd., (310) 449-1444; http://Blue7Gallery.com

McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Remember, in addition to art on view, there is a concert at 8pm – CLICK HERE for Tix; (310) 828-8037; http://www.mccabes.com