In Hollywood…

KFri-July17-KohnGallery-EdRuscha-SunsetFromLaCienega-2003ohn Gallery is pleased to announce The West Coast AvantGarde: 1950 – Present, an exciting group show spanning generations of California-based artists whose varied practices gave rise to a style that resonates in both art history and younger artists today.

Many of the most influential post-war American art movements are closely tied to the West Coast, despite being written out of the art historical record until very recently. Pop, Light and Space, action painting, assemblage, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Hard Edge, to name a few, all had roots in California. Many of these California-based artists knew, or knew of, each other and together developed an avantgarde sensibility that transcended their stylistic or generational differences.
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Artists include: Lita Albuquerque, Bruce Conner, John Altoon, Richard Diebenkorn,Larry Bell, Llyn Foulkes, Wallace Berman, Joe Goode, Charles Brittin, John McLaughlin, Jess Collins, and Ed Ruscha.

On view: July 17th – September 4th

What: Opening reception
Where: Kohn Gallery, 1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: Friday, July 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.658.8088


July17-nitespaIn Venice…

NITESPA HAS MOVED and come home to Venice. Tonight, stop by an OPEN HOUSE.

Many Venice local may remember nitespa when it was located on Abbot Kinney. Nice to have it back in the hood.

Enjoy chai, Sangria and snacks.  

What: Open House
Where: Nitespa Full Circle Wellness, 305 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA
When: Friday, July 17, 6:00 pm


Also in Venice…Another art event takes place at WNDO (361 Vernon Ave.) from 7-10pm.


Downtown LA…Fri-July17-SlowCulture

A group photography exhibition titled “DEEDS, NOT WORDS 3” opens at Slow Culture.

There are two kinds of people in this world, the do’ers and the gonna do’ers. Deeds, Not Words is photography exhibition with a very simple format, it’s about doing shit, not talking it.

This is the third instalment of this series. The previous two having taken place in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. Curated by Matt Rabbidge and Ed Davis, “Deeds 3” includes 24 invited contributors hailing from the US, Europe and Australia.

On view: July 17 – July 28

What: Opening reception
Where: Slow Culture, 5906 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042
When: Friday, July 17, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Santa Monica…

Kat & the Blues Hounds are back at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar.

Colowres-adj-KatandBluesHounds-Trumpet-Sax-SonnyMcLeansme on down to party…the band in getting bigger. We have sooo many incredible guest musicians…be sure to stop in to see how we are evolving.

Come for dinner….the food is delish! If you’ve never been to this funkiy Irish Bar, you will love it…FREE music all night at Sonny McLean’s on Wilshre and 26 Street in Santa Monica.

Enjoy Blues Classics, some swing and jazz too. We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, Rick Bryan on Drums, with Lucky Wright on sax, Bruce Friedman on Trumpet….plus we have guest fantastic musicians scheduled to sit-in this month. 

Check out a performance of “Summertime” from our monthly 4th Friday gig at Sonny McLean’s shot by Wayne Ford.

You can find more info and images on facebook. Be sure to LIKE our Kat and the Blues Hounds FB Page.

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: Friday, July 17, 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811