In Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E invites you to an Artist ReceFri-Aug1-Bombshell Salonption featuring the artwork of Susan Haynsworth. The opening reception will be held at BOMBSHELL SALON in Santa Monica. just across from haleARTS S P A C E.

Peruse accessible works of art & meet the artist, all while enjoying white wine and freshly popped popcorn. The artworks will continue on exhibit / for sale at Bombshell Salon through November 17th.

Susan Haynsworth is a Santa Monica based illustrator, collage artist, designer, and photographer. Her art is inspired by her travels, global cultures, topography, nature, and her own creative community. Using a mix of Americana, ephemera, photography, and dreams, Susan’s art is an ever-evolving documentation of her journey.

On view:

What: Opening reception
Where: BOMBSHELL SALON, 2431 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038

In Venice…

The Venice Street Legends play the Venice Bistro tonight.

Be aware I do pVeniceStreetLegends wMitcherform with these same musicians as “the Country Legends,” however I am NOT scheduled to perform at this gig (I may stop in at 6:00pm, but will be gone by 6:30).

Greg Cruz has a powerful voice and truly rocks out on his electric guitar.

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00

In Glendale…Brand Library & Art Center continues its music series on the plaza featuring Nick Mancini Trio from 7-9pm.

Also in Santa Monica…

FABstuido presentsFri-Aug1-FABstudioLA-Gallery-FIVE-ArtistsSHOW-august1-2014 “Five Artist Show.” Curator, Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti aka FAB, has brought together a wide variety of mediums, such as paintings, sculpture, mixed media and collage in this exhibit.

This is going to be awesome art party. Artists include: Hadiya Finley, Julienne Johnson, J.J. L’HeureuxStephanie Visser and special guest Javier De Aubeyzon.

For more info on this exhibition see our Artists & Exhbitions Page. I also wrote an article about it in the Argonaut Newspaper.

On view: August 1st – September 25th – By appointment only – 424-744-8156

What: Opening reception
Where: FABstudio 2001 main street, santa monica ca 90291 (behind dog town coffee at main and bay)
When: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: (424) 744-8156

In Downtown LA…Art Share L.A. (801 E 4th Place, LA 90013), holds an artist reception from 8-11pm.

In Silverlake…

Fri-Aug1-LaLuzdeJesus-PofanityLa Luz de Jesus offers an opening reception for one of my favorite artists….José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is back-with Profanity Pop, a celebration of creative freedom in our time.

Mythology, Religion and the representation of power have manifested in all of the great works from antiquity. With Profanity Pop, Rodolfo pays tribute to specific historical works that have inspired many generations. Universal themes are once again narrated by beloved animated characters, but in the guise of the divine and with all the fragility of martyrs. Away from the paradise of happy endings, the pastel sprinkled drama takes on a vulnerability that juxtaposes subversively with situations never similarly interpreted.

Also on view is a five-person show featuring the winners of La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s 2014 Laluzapalooza juried group show. Artists include: Katherine Brannock, Frank Forte, Jinx, Sean Stepanoff and Allison “Hueman” Torneros.

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667