haleARTS S P A C E invites you to the opening reception of the “Local Edge,” a group show featuring works by Nora Boghossian, Brendan Holmes and Scott Tansey.

Nora Boghossisan is an emerging photograFri-Oct3-haleARTSflyerpher with a keen eye for capturing ordinary moments and transforming them into thoughtful works of art. Printing on a variety of surfaces, Nora’s shrewd eye for the commonplace transform into polished photographs.

Brendan Holmes was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. In addition to photography Brendan is also a professional musician and plays in the Irish Rock band the Young Dubliners.

Scott Tansey has been taking photographs since the late 1970’s. Engaging both his analytical mind and intuitive nature, Scott is able to translate the ordinary three-dimensional scenes around us into profound images. His work has been published in a wide range of print media, including the Audubon Society.

“I am driven and excited to make great photographs. Even when I am with other photographers, I am up earlier to chase the great light, spend more time seeking out great images, and often finish later, well after others have gone back inside. I am aware that we live in amazing world with views vast of landscapes to close-ups of flowers; and from majestic awe-inspiring overall cityscapes to close-up images of amazing architecture. I am also aware that global climate change and pollution are threatening some of the most amazing landscapes. I hope that some of my images will help others know what we could lose.” – Scott Tansey

PFri-Oct3-ScottTansey-Haleeruse accessibly priced work while enjoying white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: October 3 – October 15

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

Also in Santa Monica….

Front Porch Cinema, a four week FREE movie series is back again this year, starting tonight.

Enjoy a free 2014-FrontPorchlogooutdoor movie at the Santa Monica Pier with family and friends. Tonight’s movie is FROZEN (yes the Disney film)…..so you know there’s gonna be lots of singing (and kids).

Front Porch Cinema runs every Friday through the 24.

BYO low chairs and beach blankets, or rent one of the old-timey lawn chairs available for the event. Food and drinks are also available for purchase.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with DJ jams. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

What: Front Porch Cinema
When: Santa Monica Pier
When: 7:30 pm; Djs at 6:pm
Website: http://santamonicapier.org


Fri-Oct3-RoyAlexanderArt-Olya DubatovaRoy Alexander Art hosts an opening reception for “Olya Dubatova, Fragmented Identities.”

“Identity becomes defined by everything outside of us – our culture, our community, our family. I was born in the Soviet Union which collapsed when I was eight. As a child, it was very confusing to me to be born in one country and then go through the transformation to completely different one.” Olya Dubatova

On view: October 1st – October 31st

What: Opening reception
Where: Roy Alexander Art, 215 W. 6th Street, suite 109, LA 90014
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (251) 622-1680
Website: http://www.royalexanderart.com/