In West Hollywood…
The GRAMMY AWARDS are this weekend….get in the spirit…
All day (from 11:00am-6:00pm) …Celebrate the 57th GRAMMY Awards alongside of Power & Wealth’s 2nd Semester Capsule Collection release with a one-day only pop up shop at 7303 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. www.PowerxWealth.com
In Baldwin Hills…
The 23rd annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) takes place this week…it continues through Sunday.
Veteran documentarian Stanley Nelson brings his newest film to PAFF straight from Sundance Film Festival for its West Coast premiere and opening night film. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution takes a look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, but also how it influenced how African-Americans look at themselves today.
Triangle-Going to America will be highlighted as the Centerpiece selection and closing the Festival is The Man in 3B. All films will screen at RAVE Cinemas 15, located within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008.
The festival will also be featuring artists…such as Zebi a talented ceramicist and painter who will be selling her work all week. Be sure to check out her website.
Friday: 10am – 9pm ; Saturday: 10am – 8pm ; Sunday: 11am -6pm;
Admission ranges from $12.50 to $30.00 for screenings and additional admisson is charged for inclusion of food and after parties…etc. See website for full details and to purchase tickets.
What: Film Festival
Where: RAVE Cinemas 15, located within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008
When: Through Sunday, see website for screening times
In Beverly Hills…Marc Selwyn Fine Art, (9953 South Santa Monica Bld., Beverly Hills, CA 90212) features an opening from 6-8pm. http://www.marcselwynfineart.com/
Or head East…
Natural History Museum’s First Fridays is back with a bang. Tonights event features music from Tom Vek and Rob DeLong in a museum with dino bones, open exhibits, cocktail sipping, and food truck munching!
Natural History Museum is located at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA 90007; (213) 763-DINO. http://www.nhm.org
The event takes place from 5-10 pm YOU MUST RESERVE Tix CLICK HERE SORRY…THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!
In Santa Monica…
haleARTS S P A C E announces the opening reception of the Fourth annual “Love and Lust” sale.
In collaboration with featured local emerging artists, the theme of Love and/or Lust is pulled, prodded and turned upside down. What is love? What is lust? Can art capture the essence of either or both or neither? Always fun, always explorative, it has quickly become a favorite time of year for the team at haleARTS.
This year’s show will feature works from Marlaya Charleston, Ursula Fox, Katy Unger, Richard Willis, and Mary Worthington.
On view: February 6 – February 18
What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the Valley…Creative Arts Center Gallery,(1100 W. Clark Ave. Burbank, CA 91506) offers an artist reception from 6-9pm. See website.
Or Downtown…Roy Alexander Art (215 W. 6th Street, suite 109, LA 90014) hosts an opening from 7-10pm. http://www.royalexanderart.com Also nearby, Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St., LA 90012) presents an art event from 7-10pm. http://humanresourcesla.com/
La Luz de Jesus celebrates the work of Jason Freeny & Miso & William Mortensen.
Jason Freeny aptly chose the word MOLT as the title for his La Luz de Jesus debut, reflecting the display of transition inherent in the subject matter of his sculptural pieces. He has shed and moved forward from his iconic toy dissections onto pieces that are strictly about form.
Freeny has always had a fascination with clean surfaces, crisp edges and beautiful volumes, and this show is simultaneously the end of his exploration of vinyl toy anatomy and the beginning of his own, original surface and form based characters and creatures.
Cornucopia began life as a meditation on 16th century Flemish still life paintings, but evolved into something more descriptively elusive. The relatively small, but lavishly illuminated oil paintings that comprise the exhibition feature botanical wonders alongside the dissected anatomical figures that populate Karen Hsiao’s fantasy Miso world.
The gallery will also be showing images from William Mortensen’s American Grotesque
On view: February 6 – March 1, 2015
What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm