There’s a new three day Art festival  (World Wide Art LA) happening at the LA Convention Center from 10-7pm. See website for admission and additional info.

In Santa Monica…haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405), hosts a reception from 5-8pm.

Wildfire Studios presents Barbara Kosoff in her first solo show. On display will be her mixed-media works on paper and wood, assemblage as well as giclée prints and animation.

See Image: Transformed, Mixed-media 1Fri-Oct17-KOSOFF-Transformed-20 x 10″ © Barbara Kosoff

At times whimsical, and other times wistful, Barbara’s work explores themes of love, renewal, spirituality and pop culture. “Starting with an idea and responding to chance and serendipity, I allow my instincts to guide me. Working intuitively, I rearrange visual elements and place them in unlikely settings combining the real to create the surreal.”

One of Barbara’s pieces has been selected to be on the cover of Graphic Design USA magazine, Sept/Oct issue. You can see it on their blog and learn more about the competition:

What: Opening Reception
Where: Wildfire Studios, 640 S San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles 90048
When: October 17, 6:30 -10:30 pm

In Venice…

To2014G2-GreenEarthFestivalnight the G2 Gallery will kick off its second annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival, a three-day event featuring screenings, filmmaker panels, after parties and more, all free and open to the public.

The festival runs for three days from October 17th-19th with FREE admission to every screening. Angel City beer, Chipotle, pizza, and popcorn wiill be servied. Complimentary valet parking and more –all free– throughout the weekend.

For more information about the festival and a list of events, panels and film screening times, please visit the G2 web site.

Here is a synopsis of tonight’s film, Mile…Mile & A Half.  In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal — to complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way.

Inspired by their bond, huG2-GreenFilmFestMileMileandahalf-1mor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow to include other artists, musicians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage — it’s about the journey, not the destination. Mile… Mile & A Half is the feature-length documentary of that journey.

From 8:00 pm – 9:30 – stay for the party and meet the filmmakers


What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842

In Hollywood…ltd los angeles (7561 Sunset Blvd.) offers an opening reception from 7-10pm.

In the Silverlake/Echo Park area…

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present “There’s A Shape In These Hills I Know,” an exhibition of new work by San Francisco based artist Amber Jean Young.

Fri-Oct17-SubliminalProjects-AmberJeanYoungSee image: Amber Jean Young, “The Drive In Floods Through Me,” 2014, linen fabric, muslin fabric, batting, and thread

This will be Young’s first solo show in Los Angeles and will feature fabric sculptures, quilts, and wall hangings.

On view: October 17 – November 15, 2014

What: Opening
Where: Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (213) 213-0078