Also in Santa Monica…

Head to 18th St. Arts….Each Friday evening starting at 5 pm, Patricia Fernández will present a performative lecture.

Fri-April18-18thStArtsSee image: Courtesy of the Artist and 18th Street Arts Center

She will explore in greater depth a specific personal narrative or regional history connected with the memory archive she is creating for Points of Departure (between Spain and France).

As Fernández makes objects that re-perform the experiences and memories of interviewees to create a non-linear narrative of historical events, so do her lectures in the gallery re-create these experiences and memories as a form of oral history.

What: Reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

Fri-Apri24-ThomasDuncanIn West Hollywood…

Thomas Duncan Gallery presents “End of the Night Cafe.”

The exhibit features the work of Lucas Knipscher, Charles Mayton with Steven Baldi, Ryan Harden Brown, Mae Fatto, James Harrison, Lee Maida, Pat Palermo and David Zuckerman.

On view: April 25th – June 7th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thomas Duncan Gallery, 6109 Melrose Ave., LA, CA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 494 1177

 In Hollywood…

ParParisphotologois Photo Los Angeles, the second US edition of the world’s most celebrated photography fair, will present exhibitor content by 81 international galleries and bookseller participants. The fair will be held at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27, 2014. Concurrently, many significant exhibitions that resonate with the spirit of Paris Photo Los Angeles will also be on view in and outside of the city.

For Paris Photo’s second edition in Los Angeles, BMW is proud to present the 850CSi Art Car by David Hockney. Almost 20 years after its creation in 1995 the Art Car returns to its roots in LA, the city that has been Hockney’s hometown for more than 40 years.

I went to the press preview yesterday….really nice work.

FRI-PARISPHOTO-MiljohnRuperto-ThomasSolomonGallerySee image: Miljohn Ruperto, Thomas Solomon Gallery

Leica Camera’s Celebration of 100 Years of Photography: Leica’s booth will feature rare classic black and white photographic prints from the Classic Leica Collection including Magnum photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastio Salgado, Constantine Manos, Rene Burri and other masters which will represent the “Then.” These prints will transition into digital medium format large scale color prints by EJ Camp from her body of work entitled “SEA” which will represent the “Now.” Lise Sarfati will do a book signing of her new book SHE on Friday.

Admission: Tickets range from $20 – $40; For more info or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

What: Paris Photo Los Angeles
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: 12:00 to 6:00 pm  

PHphoto-independent-logo6OTO INDEPENDENT makes  its inaugural debut at Raleigh Studios all weeken. As the first and only high-visibility platform for independent photographers, PHOTO INDEPENDENT presents a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. Scheduled to run concurrently with, and next door to, Paris Photo Los Angeles, PHOTO INDEPENDENT provides potential exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their work to global decision makers — curators, galleries, collectors, editors and publishers — who seek to acquire, publish and commission the best photographic talent today.

SPhotoIndependent-Nick-Veasey-35mm Cameraee image: Nick Veasey, 5mm Camera
Presented by Fabrik Media, Photo Independent will take place at Raleigh Studios Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. See below for dates and times. For more info and to buy tickets, Click HERE!

Tonight is the BIG opening night party!!!

DATES & HOURS: Friday, April 25, 7-10pm:  Opening Night Premiere Preview & Party; Saturday, April 26, 11am-7pm; Sunday, April 27, 11am-6pm

What: Photo Independent
Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: April 25th – 7pm-10pm

In Silverlake…

La Fri-April25-LaLuzdeJesus-Blighted-EyeLuz de Jesus Gallery hosts a Book Release & Signing Party for “Blighted Eye: The Collection of Glenn Bray.”

The Blighted Eye showcases Glenn Bray’s extensive collection of original comic art by cartoonists and from underground comix. The book features work by a pantheon of cartooning masters, including Charles Addams, Carl Barks, Charles Burns, Al Capp, Dan Clowes, Jack Cole, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Kim Deitch, Will Elder, Al Feldstein, Virgil Finlay, Drew Friedman, Chester Gould, Justin Green, Rick Griffin, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening, George Grosz, V.T. Hamlin, Jaime Hernandez, George Herriman, Al Hirshfeld, Graham Ingels, Bernie Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, Gary Panter, Virgil Partch, Savage Pencil, Peter Pontiac, Charles Rodrigues, Spain Rodriguez, Charles Schulz, Gilbert Shelton, Joost Swarte, Stanislav Szukalski, Irving Tripp, Chris Ware, S. Clay Wilson, Basil Wolverton, Wallace Wood, Jim Woodring, Art Young, and — it should go without saying — many more.

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667

it’s that time again! Kat and the Blues Hounds play our monthly gig at Sonny McLean’s on Wilshire in Santa Monica…

ToniKatandtheBluesHounds cropped trumpetght trumpet player Bruce Friedman joins us for the whole set….I’ll be there a little late 9:30 or so…but the band will open with instrumentals as usual at 9:15pm. We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore is back on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax….plus we have guest guitarist Greg Cruz. As always we’ll have some guest musicians sitting in…it’s gonna be a crowded stage!

Enjoy FREE blues every 4th Friday (NOT last Friday) from 9:15 pm until 12:30 am at this fun Irish Bar, located at 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica…FREE music all night and the Food is fantastic!

Be sure to LIKE our FB Page – Kat and the Blues Hounds

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811