In Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E offers an opening receptiFri-Aug8-haleARTS-LKosoffon for a group show featuring Linda Kosoff, Bruce Taylor, and Timothy Kitz.

Linda Kosoff often paints several canvases depicting one scene. Hanging corresponding canvases next to each other but with a gap in between, adds a literal separation to the work and underscores the sense of isolation expressed in the painting itself.

Bruce Taylor, is native southern California artist whose style is considered “graphic realism”. Working with acrylic, Bruce’s canvases reveal seascapes that are at once a familiar and haunting.

A long time Santa Monica resident, Timothy Kitz is an accomplished watercolorist whose plein air and studio works reflect an ongoing journey with the watercolor medium that produces paintings of a distinctive style, freshness and fluidity.

On view: August 8th – August 20th

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 Venice…

The Venice Bistro presents The Venice Street Legends LIVE from 6-10 pm! 323 Ocean Front Walk (1 block south of Rose Ave.) I will be popping in to sing a few songs with the boys…at 6:30 pm. Just in case you didn’t know…when I sing with the band, we call it the Country Legends…

In West Hollywood…

Italian Tramer is a new project conceived by the young Italian photographer Maddalena Patrese. Patrese aims to portray and trace the artistic expression of traveling and dreaming, hence the word “Tramer.”

SeFri-Aug8-AndreaMarinoe image: by Andrea Marino

Maddalena shares her roots, memories, and stories with her audience. By looking at her powerful shots, one may enter her mind, and therefore her visions. Italian Tramer will host a comprehensive array of Italian contemporary artists, who are also deeply tied to the concept of dreaming and traveling. ‘Italian’ is the key word for this project. We represent Italian excellence, and the ability Italians have to evoke passion through the quality of their work. This new concept aims to promote and celebrate Italian Photography, Art, and Design.

What: Opening reception
Where: ITALIAN TRAMER Art Lounge, 8248 Beverly Blvd., LA 90048
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 879 9717

In Silverlake…

The 4th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer’s most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns tonight from 7 to 11 pm.

Featuring an after-hours visit to the ZoFri-Aug8-LAZOO-brewo, tonight’s event also offers beer samples from 30 local craft and microbreweries, music by three local bands: Indian School, The Spazmatics and Jug or Nots Jug Band, dancing with DJ Johnny Hawkes, pub-style grub for purchase and visits to Zoo exhibits including Elephants of Asia, Campo Gorilla Reserve, LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), the new Rainforest of the Americas and more.

With sell-out crowds at the three previous Brew at the L.A. Zoo evenings, advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.

$40.00 per Adult Member (21 years and older)
$45.00 per Adult Non-Member (21 years and older)
$25.00 per Designated Driver (21 years and older)

Buy Tickets HERE

What: Annual Brew at the LA Zoo
Where: LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, LA 90017
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6042

Fri-Aug8-Autonomie-JaneHugentober-18“Daftpunk” opens tonight. Curated by Kio Griffith, the group show features artists, Bridget Beck, Daniela Campins, Mark Dutcher, Rema Ghuloum, Jane Hugentober, Kiel Johnson, Jason Manley, Nadege Monchera Baer, Aili Schmeltz, Marie Thiebeault, and Dorian Wood.

See image: Jane Hugentober

“DraftPunk” is a survey of the relevant practice of drawing today extending from traditional mark-making to the conceptual significance of the medium opening up endless possibilities of experimentation.

On view: August 8th – August 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: Autonomie4742 West Washington Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm