WestEdge-LOGOEnjoy the 2nd day of the WestEdge Design Fair. The four day show brings the best designers, makers and architects from around the world to Los Angeles. Also debuting this year is MADE:MODERN, the highly anticipated new show section showcasing more than 40 independent designers and makers from the West Coast, New York and beyond.

MADE:MODERN designers will feature handcrafted, limited production and one-of-a¬kind, customizable designs in the categories of furniture, lighting, sculpture and accessories. These innovative makers will be accepting custom orders on-site from attendees looking to meet each designer and learn more about their craft.

“In aWestEdge-DesignFair2ddition to spotlighting essential, high-quality brands like Carl Hansen & Son, Baker, Naula, Jenn-Air, Zia Priven and many others,” says WestEdge Design Fair co-founder, Megan Reilly, “WestEdge is thrilled to focus on handcrafted design this year.” Some of the talented designers hand selected by Reilly and co-founder Troy Hanson include: Pamela Sunday, Jason Mizrahi Designs, Matthew Fairbank Design, Ensso, blankblank, J Liston Design, Sorelle Fine Arts.

To view the 2015 WestEdge Design Fair’s Media Partners, please visit: http://westedgedesignfair.com/media-partners/

WestEdge Design Fair takes place October 22-25, 2015. Opening night party takes place on Thursday, October 22 from 6:30-10pm. Tickets are $95 per person and $180 a pair. For more information, visit www.westedgedesignfair.com

Tickets are $25 (admission includes re-entrance).
What: WestEdge Design Fair
Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
When:  11am-8pm – Friday, October 23, 2015
Website: www.westedgedesignfair.com

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In Venice…

The G2 Gallery is excited to present its 3rd annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival, which will showcase 23 eco-conscious films from all over the world on October 16, 17, 23 and 24. The festival, which was founded to bring together environmentally minded filmmakers from all levels of experience, will screen both feature-length documentaries and shorts over two weekends. For the first time, the festival will be awarding prizes; $500 for the Best Short, $1000 for the Best Feature, and $1000 to the winner of the Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence for top overall film.

TG2-FilmFEST-treeshe five-member handpicked jury selected the award winners:
Jason Fitzpatrick – photographer, filmmaker, participant in 2014 G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Michael Kerns – internationally exhibited photographer, conservationist
Michael Miner – award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, photographer; writer of Robocop (1987)
Deia Schlosberg – director, producer at Pale Blue Dot Media
Annie White – award-winning documentary filmmaker, founder of PlayBow Studios

This is the final weekend…Each evening will include screenings, a free open bar, food and celebratory parties or panels, and will benefit a thematically linked nonprofit partner. There will also be special events, performances, discussions and more.  The event will feature 25 International Environmentally-Focused Movies
Panels and Parties with Free Food, Beer and Music…plus $2,500 to be Awarded to Best Films

Today’s event runs from 6-10 p.m. with the Main Film: Planetary starting at 8 p.m.  (see still ) “Filmmaking as a Tool for Conservation” panel discussion featuring Kate Neligan, Stefanie Brendl, Jason Fitzpatrick, Jim Cook and Michael Miner at 7 p.m. The events Benefits Greenpeace

For the date and time of each film’s screening, CLICK HERE or email film@theg2gallery.com for more information. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to rsvp@theg2gallery.com with the date(s) you plan to attend in the subject line. Free admission.

There is a $5.00 suggested donation that will benefit an environmental organization.

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Friday, October 23, 2015
Phone: 310 452-2842
Website: http://www.theg2gallery.com

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In Altadena…

fri-Oct23-RothAvi-Art-Space-EveningEnjoy an art talk with international artist Avi Roth at  Art-Space Gallery. The artist recently returned from the Jerusalem Biennale, where his work “Memento 613” was featured in a highly esteemed cultural event.

“Avi Roth: Higher Grounds” is curated by Dale Youngman and will feature over 20 new works. The solo exhibition will showcase Roth’s highly regarded coffeegraph “Lemuria, the Lost Motherland,” as well as prints that introduced coffeegraph® to America in 2006.

Also featured, Roth’s widely-considered landmark work “Babylonia”, a series of seven coffeegraphs inspired by historical narratives from the Babylonian exile. His arduous effort in the last decade produced over 100 intricate coffeegraphs that represent Roth’s artistic vision and ambition.

On view: October 9 – October 31

What: Art Talk
Where: Art-Space Gallery, 2605 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Friday, October 23, 2015
Website: http://www.coffeegraph.com

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Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.), features a new show from 6-8pm.

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SuFri-Oct23-SusanneVielmetter-WilliamPope.Lsanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects debuts “Forest,” the gallery’s first solo exhibition with William Pope.L. This exhibition will feature paintings and sculptures in an architectural installation surveying the artist’s object-based practice from the mid-1990’s through the present.

A simultaneous solo exhibition, “Desert,” at Steve Turner Contemporary will present a new film, “Obi Sunt,” about the ghost of Joe Gans, the first African American World Boxing Champion, and the mythology that surrounds the resurrection of a past through biography.

The exhibitions will be accompanied by a GPS tour of the space in between the “forest” and the “desert,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Steve Turner Gallery. An artist-led walking tour exploring these themes will leave from each gallery on November 7, 2015.

Please email Ariel Pittman at ariel@vielmetter.com for more information about the walking tour leaving from Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and how to RSVP.

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, October 23, 2015
Phone: 310-837-2117
Website: http://www.vielmetter.com

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In Hollywood…

Los Angeles-based artist and curator Yin Shadowz and emerging mystical arts organization The Applied Mythology Project have joined forces to launch the upcoming exhibition Dark Paradise, a three-week event celebrating transcendence, the ethereal, and the spiritual Last Projects gallery in Hollywood. In a city known for the avant-garde, the occult, and the folk-esoteric revival of the 60’s and 70’s, today’s radical creatives are joining together to pick up where their forebears left off.

Fri-Oct23-LastProjects-Meagan-Boyd-Untitled-2015See image: Meagan Boyd, Untitled, 2015

On October 29, the exhibition will include a panel discussion on the archetype of the new perennialist, the search for authenticity through expressive culture, the role of magic in everyday life, and the role of ritual in artmaking practices. Additionally, there will be a drawing workshop, a film screening, a performance ritual and tarot readings.

Artists and co-curators Kristin Trammell and Meagan Boyd explain the exhibition’s vision: “Dark Paradise is one side of a utopian oasis, a realm illuminated by the moon as opposed to the sun. It is accessed through the practice of creative meditation, the end result being a work of art. In this exhibition, the artists hint at the dawning of an esoteric revival, exploring the interplay between the spirit and the mundane. Capturing transcendent moments of reflection, the work explores the creation of a personal mythology to redefine the idea of a collective unconscious.”

Featured artists include: Arrington de Dionyso, Astral Eyes, Buckley, Bunnie Reiss, China Faith Star, Elena Stonaker, Kime Buzzeli, Kristin Trammell, Meagan Boyd, Meegan Barnes, Natalie Yang, Peter Makela and Ron Regé Jr.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
When: 7:00pm – 11:00pm – Friday, October 23, 2015
Phone: 323 356 4225
Website: http://lastprojects.org

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