Hope you all had a fabulous New Year….I am still recovering….whew! I am back from NYC along with my staff and we are ready to head out to all these great LA art parties….

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Ok so let’s start this year up right….we’ve got a great Pick of the Week. Skidmore Contemporary Art has a fabulous show opening this Saturday entitled “Route 66″…I can’t wait to see it.

See image, right Cheryl Kelley Lincoln Oil on aluminum panel 29″ x 36″ 2012

POW Skidmore RoberttownsendThe group exhibition, “Route 66” pays homage to the most celebrated highway in America. Most of us can positively say we have traveled on some part of it at some time in our lives….I know I have…many times while driving back and forth from LA to NYC.

See image, (left) Robert Townsend, Maida and the Girls, 2012, oil on panel, 45″ x 65″

“Route 66,” officially titled the Will Rogers Highway has affectionately been called the Main Street of America or the Mother Road and has inspired many artistic ventures. A character in its own right, It has been featured in many films and TV shows.

JamesGucwa Flamingo2012See image (right) James Guçwa, Flamingo, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 35.5″ x 60.5″

Curated by Lia Skidmore, “Route 66” features artists, Alan Gorman, Daryl Gortner, James Guçwa, Cheryl Kelley, Dave Lefner, Eric Nash, Cesar Santander, Robert Townsend, and Dennis Ziemienski.

See image (below left) Daryl Gortner, Mornap, 2012, oil on panel, 24″ x 36″

On view: POW-Skidmore DarylgortnerJanuary 5 – February 16, 2013

What: Opening reception, “Route 66”
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070
Website: http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com