In Santa Monica…

haFri 11.1 haleARTSjpgleARTS S P A C E hosts an artist reception for artists Judy Csotsits, Juri Koll and Joe De Hoyos.

Judy Csotsits’ drawings are a combination of pen, ink, acrylic and colored pencil on mylar. Juri Koll’s subjects begin as a simple line or two, usually in oil-pastel or other medium that land on the surface of the canvas or paper very quickly. That form rapidly morphs into color, color based not on form but on emotive substance.

Last but not least…Joe De Hoyos’s work features collages created almost entirely from magazine cut-outs. Using only scissors, paper, and glue Joe transforms paper into artwork.

Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn. The show will run through

On view: Nov 1st – Oct 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E
When: 5 – 8 PM
Phone: 310 314 8038

Also in Venice…

At the Venice Bistro, enjoy the Venice Street Legends…These guys rock out with blues, country etc….you name it they can play it. Be Aware…I will Not be performing at tonight’s gig. (remember, when I’m inlcuded, we are called the Country Legends)

GrVeniceStreetLegends wMitcheg Cruz has a powerful voice and truly rocks out on his electric guitar.

The Venice Street Legends include Greg Cruz, (vocals guitar), Petr Hromadko (bass), and Mitch Montrose (drums).

FREE Admission

What: Live Music, The Venice Street Legends
Where: The Venice Bistro, 323 Ocean Front Walk 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 p
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In West Hollywood…

The Thomas Duncan Gallery celebrates artists Heather Guertin, Zak Prekop and Josho Tonsfeldt with a opening reception.

WU Fri 11.1 ThomasDuncanSee image: Still from Untitled, 2013 by Josh Tonsfeldt

The text in this exhibition is fiction.  It’s a made-up memory.  The essential premise of the speaker having been there is not true.  The paintings here are indexical, but they also create illusions that rearrange the perceived order in which they were built.

On view: Nov 1st – Dec 21st

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thomas Duncan Gallery, 6109 Melrose Ave., LA, CA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 494 1177

In Beverly Hills, Gagosian Gallery – Beverly Hills, (456 N. Camden Dr.) also hosts an opening  from 6-8 pm.

In Culver City, there are a couple openings taking place from 6-9 pm….Mihai Nicodim Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd, Unit B Entrance on Blackwelder) And one at David Kordansky Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., Unit A) Here’s another one from 6-8 at Maloney Fine Art (2680 S La Cienega Blvd).

Or in Laguna Beach…AR4T Gallery (1175 S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, 92651), hosts a reception from 6-9 pm.

In the Valley…

Friday 11.1 Secret-Art-ShowEnjoy an evening of food, fun and over 400 original works of art—4 x 6 paintings, drawings, sketches, photos, collages, doodles…you name it. Each miniature “masterpiece” will be “secretly” created by artists, celebrities, animators, students, teachers, well-known community leaders and talented non-professionals.

It’s first Come, first Served… $40 will reveal who your “secret artist” is…

The event will feature a hosted wine + cheese reception, music, live art and more fun to be revealed…. secretly.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Burbank Arts for All Foundation and its work in supporting arts education programs in Burbank Unified Schools.

6:30pm $50 VIP Entry (10 Art Card Limit per VIP)
7:30pm $10 General Entry

Tickets available at:

What: Benefit
Where: ATB Studios, 157 W. Providencia Ave, Burbank,91502
When: 6:30 VIP; 7:30 General Public
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In Silverake…one more art party takes place at La Luz de Jesus Gallery (4633 Hollywood Blvd.) from 8:00 pm to 11 pm.