In honor of the US Space Shuttle Endeavour’s important contribution to space exploration, 1019 WEST presents WU 9.21 BeaconARts 1019 West Logo The Urania Festival, Well…there is a day event 10-12pm as well as an evening performance.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages.
1019WEST, the sister community to Beacon Arts Building is located at 1019 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90301 (two lights west of Randy’s Donuts at Hindry). 

7:05PM-7:20PM Amy Kaps “Victus Versus”
7:35PM-8:35PM Sheree Rose “Body of Art”

Lots going9.21 Benefit SophiaGasparian n on downtown tonight….

Karma Underground’s kick off charity event takes place tonight at Art Share LA, (downtown) from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.

A Tibetan charity, KarmaBlast will be the first recipient to be awarded funds from Karma Underground as part of the upcoming benefit. KarmaBlast is an online network created by Bodhicitta Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate.

The event will feature live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. ROCC TICK (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), Kiino Villand and special guests.

There wSophiaGasparianill also be live screen painting by Hit and Run. A limited edition print by Malleus will be for sale to benefit the cause. 

SophiaSophia Gasparian (see image, right)  is one of the participating aritsts, who will be donating work for auction. Artists such as Fairey Shepard, Risk, Henry Rollins and more have also agreed to donate work for the cause.

n in Yerevan, Armenia, Gasparian embraces strong political subjects within her art. If you are not familiar with the work of Sophia Gasparian, one can only say her paintings bring to mind a childlike innocence overshadowed by a darker reality. Through her art, she recounts her grandmother’s story of survival during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.

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9.21 SophiaGasparianGlobalWarming 400age left, entitled “Global Warming” by Sophia Gasparian.

Gasparian is excited to be part of the very first benefit produced by Karma Underground. Founded by Lydiaemily Archibald, Karma Underground was recently created in April of 2012 with the intent to help those in need solely through the use of art. The organization’s slogan is “Art can do more than just hang, It can help.”

There is a suggested donation of $10.00 at the door.

What: TKU KarmaBlast Charity At Auction
Where: Art Share LA, 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles 90013
When: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

SCI-Arc holds a closing reception for STEREO.BOT, a Library Gallery installation by design faculty Alexis Rochas.

TFri 9.21 SCI Arche installation documents the realization of the Coachella Gateway Pavilion, the largest customized structure in the US featuring interactive 3D projection mapping content, designed and built by Alexis Rochas of I/O for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif.

What: Closing reception, STEREO.BOT
Where: SCI-Arc Library, 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fri 9.21 ActualSizeAnother one is in the downtown area….Chinatown, where Actual Size celebrates a group exhibition entitled Qualified by Light.

Featuring new work by Theodora Allen, Michael Dopp, Kathleen Ryan and Justin Swinburne, the show will include sculpture, painting and photography. 

The works are linked by a temporal luminosity. Like objects in a darkened room, the works’ surfaces slowly reveal their subjects to the viewer.

What: Opening reception, Qualified by Light
Where: Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High St., LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (213) 290-5458