In Santa Monica…
haleARTS is pleased to present the $100 Art Sale. The $100 Art Sale is a great opportunity for collectors to expand their collection with great deals on original art created by local artists.  An opening reception will be held Friday, August 19th from 5-8 PM. To find out more about this exhibition, visit the Upcoming Event Feature.

The gallery will be hung with works of local artists including: G.P.Mauro, Lorién Eck, Deborah Reilly, Richard Bilow, Elizabeth Younger, Pauline Regev and Susan Price. All works will be available for $100 plus tax.

Photographer Richard Bilow’s work will be part of the exhibition. “The best part of taking photographs in nature is that I find myself feeling extremely present, alive and at peace when I am in the process,” revealed the photographer. The below photo was taken in LA…during one of Bilow’s body surfing trips. “The shot was seemingly miraculous, because everything flowed so organically, said Bilow. “I saw the dolphin swimming under the waves, thought to myself ‘I hope it jumps,’ lifted the camera and the dolphin jumped right when I reached a height where I could just see the screen. I had to shoot with no time to compose. With a single frame I actually caught the perfect moment.”

Bilow used a Sony to capture the photo. He added, “I have been a big fan of Sony cameras for years, because they have very fast and accurate focus and lenses with great stabilization. In this case, the technology really helped catch the moment.”

For more info about Richard Bilow, visit his website.
See image: Big Air – Dolphins and surfers share the thrill of 10 foot waves at Zuma Beach, printed on metal – summer 2014

On view: August 19 – August 31, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038


In Hollywood…

LAST Projects celebrates Arshia Haq, artist and filmmaker, who is the force behind Discostan, a roving performance and dance event. It presents musical narratives from Beirut to Bombay, will be playing a selection of  North African 45 records  in Rachid Bouhamidi’s  Dar Shez Riff Tea House, an 8×5.5.6 ft  wooden and mixed media mobile house. Alongside Rachid’s figurative oils painted directly on the walls of the teahouse, are the caricatural drawings of Rachid’s father, self taught artist Cherif Bouhamidi, or Shez Riff. 

Fri-Aug19-2016-Dar-Shez-Riff-2015-2016-photoby-RachidBouhamidiSee image: Dar Shez Riff 2015-2016, 8×5.5ft x 6 ft. wood, scrabble tile, oil, drawings, paper, fabric, rugs, pillows, table, wheels,mixed media; photo credit: Rachid Bouhamidi

The tea house, sacrosanct in Moroccan culture is  traditionally a site of rest, hospitality, and culture, and will  be open to the public during hours and by appt.  Rachid Bouhamidi, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and Coachella Valleys,  has built Dar Shez Riff out of materials at hand in homage to his often nomadic, free thinker  father who was born the son of a village leader in rural Morocco and  eventually ended up in Hollywood with regular trips to Burning Man. 

Dar Shez Riff will similiarly function as a temporal house and wayside stop for music, performance art, community, and hospitality. There  will be organized and spontaneous  performances throughout  its 10 day run, and  Moroccan mint  tea will be available during hours. Rachid Bouhamidi and Josef Kristofoletti’s Aliens L.A. painting exhibition on view.

Enjoy a performance by Arshia Haq from 7-9 pm which will be followed by musical performances by from Nora Keyes and Nausea: (Andrew Dalziell)

On view: through August 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: LAST Projects, 6546 Hollywood Blvd, #215 LA, 90046
When: 7:00pm – 11:00pm