At Pacific Design Center….Several galleries host art parties!!!

CMFri-May23-CMayGallery-Devon Tsuno Submerged Palmay Gallery is pleased to present Materially Defined, a group exhibition of three Los Angeles-based artists, Chris Pate, Macha Suzuki and Devon Tsuno, whose works are created from unusual amalgamations of materials.

See image: Devon Tsuno, Submerged Palm, 2014, spray paint and acrylic on handmade Zaanse Dutch paper, 29 x 26 inches (32 x 29 inches framed)

On view: May 23rd – July 11th

What: Opening reception
Where: CMay Gallery, 8687 Melrose Ave., Space B226, West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 922 3885

Art Merge Lab announces its exciting venture into Asian ink painting, both as updated medium of expression and as inspiration for hybrid creations, in the upcoming show “Transpose.”

See image:Fri-May23-ArtMergeLab EricBlum Eric Blum, Nº698, 2013, Ink, silk, beeswax on panel, 13 x 11

The exhibition will feature four artists—with Eric Blum, Stephen Little and Miki Saito. Two of them create artwork using brushwork on paper and silk, while Stephen Little uses thinned acrylic and oil paint on canvas, resulting in striking watercolor effects.

“Transpose” Features Three Contemporary Artists exploring Legacy of Asian Ink Painting

On view: May 23rd – June 27th

What: Opening reception
Where: Art-merge LAB (Suite B257) 8687 Melrose Ave., Space B226, West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 5-8:30pm 

Young Projects is pleased to present the first major survey of Melbourne-based artist, Daniel von Sturmer in the US.

Fri-May23-YoungProjectsSponsored by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts, the exhibition will the largest presentation of the artist’s work in the US to date and will include the debut of a new body of work called Camera Ready Actions (2014).

See image: An early performance poster by John van Hamersveld

The show will be accompanied by a new catalog produced for the exhibition, which includes an essay by Tara McDowell, former curator at SFMoMA and the CCA Wattis Institute and published by the Narrows.

The exhibition at Young Projects will present a single group effort called Invisible Writing (2011), which was commissioned by MOCA Denver for the traveling exhibition “West of Center” and featuring an original score by composer Miroslav Tadic. It will also feature individual films from each member (ranging from narratives to abstraction; animation to collage), as well as documentation photographs by Andy Romanoff and Larry Janss, and a range of ephemera and vintage posters.

What: Opening reception
Where: Young Projects, Pacific Design Center, Suite B230,  8687 Melrose, West Hollywood, CA 90069

When: 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Also one more for you

In Miracle Mile…

LAFri-May23-AzarLawrenceCMA offers FREE jazz with saxophonist Azar Lawrence.

Lawrence has worked with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner. Lawrence joined Tyner’s band as tenor saxophonist following John Coltrane’s death. Lawrence maintains a busy international touring schedule following the release of his most recent recording, “Mystic Journey.”

Presented as part of Jazz at LACMA taking place every Friday through November. Check out Upcoming Events Page for the full schedule.

What: Live music at LACMA
Where: LACMA, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: Friday’s at 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 857-6000

Also nearby…

THE KINGS OF CULT: A Tribute to Roger Corman & Joe Dante will be celebrated with two speFri-Sat-May23-24-KingsofCultcial events. The festivities will begin with a double feature of Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993) and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death (1964) at the New Beverly Cinema.

Admission $8; $6 for Seniors; Click here to order tickets.

Joe and Roger will be in attendance for a Q&A prior to the show along with special guests.

See Saturday’s Events for an art exhibition taking place in conjunction with this screening. It will take place at a different location, at the Hero Complex (2020 S. Robertson)/

What: Screening
Where: 7165 Beverly Blvd, LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: (323) 938-4038

In Venice…Beyond Baroque (681 Venice Blvd.) hosts an art show with Brian Mylius and Margaret Molloy at 7pm. Music by Michael Jost $7.00 admission.

In Santa Monica…

Kat and the Blues Hounds play our monthly gig at Sonny McLean’s on Wilshire in Santa Monica…Be Aware we will NOT be performing in June. So be sure to come this month as we won’t be back until July. I’ll be singing some blues & Jazz with some extraordinary musicians.

WKatandtheBluesHounds cropped trumpete have had many incredible guest musicians sitting in. Come on down to see who will sit in this month!!!  Enjoy FREE blues (and some jazz too) every 4th Friday (NOT last Friday) from 9:15 pm until 12:30 am at this fun Irish Bar, located at 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica…FREE music all night and the Food is fantastic!

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

Be sure to LIKE our FB Page – Kat and the Blues Hounds

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

When: Friday, April 25th 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811