POW PalosVerdes YosemiteWinter byHowardAbramsArt Openings are a bit slim this weekend due to the holiday. However we are lucking to have the Palos Verdes Art Center hosting a wonderful art party for two exhibitions.

See image right, “Yosemite Winter” by Howard Abrams (Photography)

I’ve been to the arts center many times and it is a beautiful venue with lovely views. This is a perfect time to enjoy some respite away from the chaos of Hollywood. Perfect for the start of the holiday weekend. Wine and appetizers will be served. Kick back and enjoy.

The Pick of the Week lands on a Friday this week….The Palos Verdes Art Center’s late summer exhibitions “2012 Juried All-Media and Small Treasures.”

POW-PalosVerdesmain2See image to left, “Mother Earth Birthing” by Murray Lebowitz (Oil on canvas)

These two group exhibitions will include art from modern to traditional and from realistic to abstract, as well as offering an eclectic array of paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and digital works.

Each piece of art in the annual Small Treasures exhibition is either a two-dimensional piece with a perimeter of less than 50 inches or a three-dimensional item that fits within a 6-inch cube.

Each piece is by a member of one of the eight artists groups affiliated with the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Artist Michael Baroff is set to be featured as part of the All Media Exhibition portion of this event.

AMichaelBaroff-BeatJPEG-1n eclectic artist, Michael has worked in various mediums through the years and has shown his work all over the Los Angeles area. As part of the All Media Exhibition, Baroff offers five short videos.

The short videos capture unscripted in the moment physical movement and ambient sound in local public environments and are edited for enhanced visual effect and to create a sense of context.

See video stills of Boardwalk Beat (right) and Feeding the Behemoth (below, left).

On view: Aug 31st – October 2nd

PMichaelBaroff-FeedingtheBehemothJPEGVAC Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm.

Parking structure entrance is on Dry Bank Drive off Silver Spur Road. PVAC is below the Cinemas.

What: Opening reception, group shows, All Media and Small Treasures Juried Exhibition
Where: Palos Verdes Art Center, on the Promenade on the Penisula – 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates
When: Friday August 31st, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.pvartcenter.org/exhibitions/currentexhibitions.htm