In Downtown LA…

California African ASat-Aug9-CAAMmerican Museum hosts a walk-through with CAAM’s Visual Arts Curator, Vida L. Brown, and the artists, Michael Kilgore and Anthony “Eve” Kemp.

Each artist will provide insight about their artwork, style and approach to their artistic concepts and compositions.

What: Walk-Through
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., LA 90037
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (213) 744-7432
Website: www.caamuseum.org

Sat-Aug9-CAVEIn Venice…

C.A.V.E Gallery presents “Remix Every Second” – a two person exhibition featuring Danish artist Morten Andersen and Italian artist Vesod Brero – two exciting artists who have been pushing creative boundaries, developing a unique, futuristic style that is rapidly gaining worldwide attention.

Each artist harmonizes classical painting techniques with the freestyle of graffiti art.

The twisting, geometric works in this show reflect the rhythmic tension and constant state of flux of today’s universe.

On View: August 9th – September 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney, Venice
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://cavegallery.net/

In the Miracle Mile area…

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles hosts a book signing and release of “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin.”

Estranged for more than 50 years, identical twin broSat-Aug9-JackRutbergthers – the celebrated artists Joel-Peter Witkin and Jerome Witkin – are brought together for the first time in this publication that re-creates the historic presentation of the two artists in a major exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, in Los Angeles. Each work is illustrated in full and double page images. The text includes the first interviews of the artists together, as well as a selection of the initial reviews published through the mid-point of the exhibition’s extended run, making this a unique virtual “real-time” publication.

The book includes an introduction by Jack Rutberg and writings from 16 separate publications plus an audio CD of the historic first interview with Jerome and Joel-Peter Witkin, broadcast on Public Radio, recorded on the opening day of this historic exhibition.

What: Book Signing

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phone: 323 938-5222

Website: http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

Also nearby…

Minan Gallery hosts an opening reception for a new exhiSat-Aug9-MinanGllery-SummusCardbition entitled “SUMMUS: Emerging Talent Showcase.” Curated by Nancy Pham, the group show features paintings, prints, photography and sculptures by multiple artists rising in the contemporary art world.

Artists include: Shane Armstrong, Lindsay Buchman, Jonathan Chao, Cathy Ellis, Meghan Gates, Helena Hsieh, Rebecca Redman, Ben Rollins, William Ruller, Angie Shen, Rossitza Todorova, Casey Underwood, and Lena Wolek.

On view: August 9th – August 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: Minan Gallery, 1051 S. Fairfax Ave., LA, 90019
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://minangallery.com

Another on on Fairfax…Later in the evening, Known Gallery (441 North Fairfax Ave.), throws an art party from 8-11pm.  http://www.knowngallery.com/  And close by…1301PE (6150 Wilshire Blvd.), also hosts an opening from 6-8pm.  http://www.1301pe.com/

Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot hosts a panel discussion with Jane Szabo, Linda Alterwitz and gallery director Rex Bruce to discuss themes of non-traditional self portraiture and the liberating possibilities of digital art.

The event will be held at LACDA (Los AngeleSzabo Jane -1s Center for Digital Art) located at 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013.

The discussion takes place in conjunction with Jane Szabo’s solo show Sense of Self.

Jane Szabo lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her award winning photography has been included in exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Vermont Photo Place Gallery, The Dark Room Gallery, PhotoSpiva, San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and The Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825

For more information about Jane Szabo, visit her website or her Facebook Page.

On view: August 2nd – August 30th

What: Panel Discussion
Where: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth St., LA 90013
Phone: 323.646.9427
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.lacda.com/

Or in Venice…

Enjoy an original Music Show with the Bruce Garnitz trio at 7:00 pm at Witzend.

Bruce Garnitz / Guitar & VoSat-Aug-9-Witzend-BruceGarnitzcals
Neal Daniels / Drums
Max Benson / Bass

All Ages (Full Bar / Food)

Witzend is located at the corner of Superba Ave. – LOTS OF PARKING ON Lincoln)

Admission: $10

What: Performance
Where: Witzend 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 7:00 pm
Phone 310 305-4792
Website:
http://www.witzendlive.com/


In Glendale…

Sat-Aug9-BrandLibrary-PerceptionPerception and Reality is a group exhibition which explores the complex relationship between the self and the world. Perception and reality are personal concepts, and for artists these inspire creative flights of imagination and exploration.

Perception and Reality explores individual notions of reality with a mix of works that use a variety of traditional and nontraditional media in innovative ways. Srboohie Abajian explores the essence of the human need for companionship with acrylic on canvas and Rachel Roske’s monochromatic paintings take as their subject a fleeting moment in time. For Catherine Tirr, the paintings refer to the landscape as it exists and as it can be observed, but also as it can be imagined. Olga Lah’s sculpture makes us aware of the physicality of movement and space while also raising questions about perception. Renée Azenaro examines realities and relationships with multi-dimensional works with light, movement and shadows.

On view: August 9th – September 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Brand Library Art Center, 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 818-548-2051
Website: www.brandlibrary.org

In Downtown LA…

Grand Performances celebrates its 28th annual season…

Tonight’s performance features Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli) and Reyes Rodriguez (Tropico de Nopal).

ThesSat-Aug9-GrandPerformances-MasOutThere-214x214e cultural raconteurs explore the sights, sounds, and cultural fringes of the universe.

Complimentary bike valet is available on the Upper Plaza for select events (noted in the schedule below). Event parking is $7.50 (cash only) and is available 90 minutes prior to showtime. The California Plaza parking garage is accessible on Olive Street, between 1st and 4th streets (351 S. Olive Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013).

What: Performance
Where: Grand Performances at California Plaza, WaterCourt Stage
, 350 S. Grand Ave.
LA 90071
When: 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.grandperformances.org/

Also Downtown…One more art party takes place at The Hive Gallery & Studios (729 South Spring St.) from 9-11:30 pm. http://hivegallery.com/

In Hollywood…Loaded Hollywood presents Four bands tonight. Show starts at 8Pm….NeonWest goes on at 10:30pm. They will be playing an acoustic set…Lee Lucas is a great singer…check em out.  http://www.neonwest.com/