In Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E invites you to the opening reception of a group show featuring works by Kaloust Guedel, Nancy Kamin, and Alexander Sadoyan.

Kaloust Guedel is an American aFri-Jan9-2015-haleARTSrtist born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Guedel is very comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.

Nancy Kamin lived many years in the state of Puebla in the historic village, Santa Maria de Tonantzintla, where she crafted a personal expression from diverse interests in Mexican folk art, the works of Cezanne, the Post Impressionists, German Expressionists, such modern Masters as Kandinsky, Miro, Karel Appel, Rufino Tamayo and the infinite wonder of the shapes and colors of Rural Mexico.

Alexander Sadoyan was born in 1954 Yerevan, Armenia. In 1975 he graduated from Terlemezian Art College of Fine Arts. Sadoyan has participated in more than 100 exhibitions around the world. Sadoyan now lives in Los Angeles where he continues to create vigorously and exhibit his work.

On view: January 9 – January 21st

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

Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd. 90048), hosts an art opening from 6-8pm.

In Culver City…

Fri-Jan9-2015-GilkeGallery-Roberto-Chavez Self-Portrait-with-Beard 1214cGilke Gallery hosts an opening reception for pioneering Chicano artist Roberto Chavez who explored painting for decades while being an educator and organizer of Chicano studies at East Los Angeles University. This concise survey will focus on important portrait paintings. An opening for the artist will be held at the gallery January 9th at 7pm.

See image: Roberto Chavez, “Self-Portrait with Beard,” 1979, oil on canvas, 20 x 16″

On view: January 10 – February 22

What: Opening reception
Where: Glike Gallery,5890 Blackwelder Street, Suite B, Culver City, CA, 90230
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (626) 310-2887

In Silverlake…

La Luz de Jesus presents “Rhythm and Shoes,” featuring the work of Hudson Marquez

Marquez was a partner in Fri-Jan9-2015-HudsonMarquezthe rabble rousing art collective Ant Farm, he created Cadillac Ranch, and co-founded TVTV. His work has been shown at the Whitney, MOMA, and various other cathedrals of “high art,” so, one is encouraged to look at his work through a complex prism.

Rhythm and Shoes, opening January 9th at La Luz de Jesus, proves to be quintessential Hudson: blues iconography–complete with hell hounds, poison meals, and murderous deeds in back alleys, and, of course, shoes.

Also on view in Gallery II is the work of Charles Binger (d. 1973). This celebrated illustrator whose paintings became the classic posters of films starring Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston and Marilyn Monroe, and more.

On view: January 9th – February 1st

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

In the Valley…

WJoes Bar and Grill Logoe’ve got some more music at Joe’s Bar & Grill in Burbank. Good food and a large dance floor….so bring your dancin’ shoes.

Tonight enjoy the music of Jeffrey Michaels.

No cover.

What: Live music
Where: Joe’s Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805