In the Valley…If you like Greek food and culture….head to St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival in Northridge. Enjoy Live Greek music, social dancing and costumed youth performances, Greek imports and other vendors, and more. This event takes place Memorial Day Weekend, Sat-Mon 1-9 pm, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA; (818) 886-4040; www.valleygreekfestival.com

Our BergamotStationlogo copyPick of the Week takes place at Bergamot Station tonight and there are a few more taking place here….

Craig Krull Gallery (B-3), hosts an early opening from 4-6 pm. http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

TAG Gallery presents a new exhibition featuring Artists: Linda Sue Price, Joan Ransohoff, Joan Vaupen. 

Garden of Virtue: Linda Sue Price offers Neon mixed media artist Linda Sue Price’s current exhibition experiments with cast neon light and textures while exploring themes of virtue, mentorship, and the nurturing qualities of gardens. Working with washers, acrylic spheres, rods, and paint, Price manipulates different textures in contrast to the light medium. Using flower boxes as a structural base, Price strives to make her neon works more accessible to viewers.

From the Garden, Joan Ransohoff
In Joan Ransohoff’s latest exhibition she transitions from plein air landscapes to reflect upon her artistic roots – natural studies. Beginning often from her own garden, Ransohoff’s oil on canvas paintings portray a spectrum of colors and textures.

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In her latest exhibition, artist Joan Vaupen continues to experiment with varied mixed media to create abstract monoprints.

See image: Joan Vaupen, Mountain High, Mixed Media Monoprint, 13.75×24.jpg.

There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, June 7, 3 p.m.

On view: May 20 – Sat. June 14, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404

When: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556
Website: www.taggallery.net


The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a group show of three ceramic artists – Gustavo Pérez, Cheryl Ann Thomas and Beatrice Wood. Pushing the boundaries of clay’s expressive potential, these artists have created distinctly beautiful bodies of work.

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Gustavo Pérez is represented by works that demonstrate his use of an incised line. Simple, smooth, and symmetrical, his vessels are animated by elegantly geometric cuts into their surfaces. Cheryl Ann Thomas presents a recent series of Vessels, formed through the laborious coil and pinch method, and allowed to collapse in the kiln. The show also includes a selection of classic Beatrice Wood artworks, characterized by their simple forms and dazzling luster glazes.

On view: May 24th – June 28th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.franklloyd.com

A couple more art parties take place at JNA D-4 from 6-8 pm and ADC Contemporary from 6-9pm. http://www.adcbuildingbridgesartexchange.org/ 

In West Hollywood…

This is the second and final night of a two part celebration for “THE KINGS OF CULT: A Tribute to Roger Corman & Joe Dante.”  The pop art show pays tribute to these two legendary directors and Trailers From Hell Gurus.

TheFri-Sat-May23-24-KingsofCult opening of the Kings of Cult exhibit kicks off at 7:00pm with Joe and Roger in attendance. The artwork will pay tribute to their careers in unique and interesting ways, shedding new light on old favorites. Original props from their classic films will be on exhibit as well.

This is a FREE event, but you must RSVP to the FB Event Page

What: Art Party
Where: Hero Complex Gallery,  2020 South Robertson Blvd. Studio D, LA 90034
When: 7:00 pm – 10 pm
Phone: (310) 876-0668
Website: FB Page


In Beverly Hills…

MaSat-May24-MarcSelwyn-MaKe-Sandstormrc Selwyn Fine Art showcases the art of MA KE with an opening reception tonight.

See image: Ma Ke, Sandstorm 3, 2010 Oil on canvas 83 1/2 x 125 inches Image 1 of 9

On view: May 24th – July 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101, LA 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.marcselwynfineart.com/

Also nearby…Michael Benevento (7578/7556 Sunset Blvd., LCA 90046) also holds a reception from 6-8pm. http://www.beneventolosangeles.com

Regen Projects (6750 Santa Monica Blvd.), also throws an art party from 6-8pm. http://www.regenprojects.com/

In Culver City…

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects hosts a closing reception for “Don’t Go Back to Sleep” featuring Stanya Kahn. There will be a film screening at 5:30pm.

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This exhibition fills three gallery spaces and reflects an expansion of Kahn’s practice with the premiere of the artist’s feature-length video, “Don’t Go Back to Sleep,” and two rooms of large and small drawings on canvas and paper. This new body of work raises Kahn’s incisive wit to new levels of sensitivity and offers idiosyncratic insights into affect and communication in contemporary culture.

What: Closing reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117
Website: http://www.vielmetter.com

 http://www.nightgallery.ca/

In the Valley…

11:1111AACCGallery-theNewDeal ACC Gallery holds an art talk for a Group Show. Artists include: Tfail and Jennifer Korsen, Morley, John Park, Levi Ponce, Larry Yust.

What: Live Drawing
Where: 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
When: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: http://www.1111acc.org

Also in the Valley…

AABRA GalleryBRA Gallery holds its Annual Spring/ Summer collection of some our Artists who have shown with us. The collection will be the interperation of each artist in the reflection of the two season.

Artists include: Carolyn Counnas, JoAnne Duby, Pamela Fong, Mary McGill, Richard Scarborough, Geri Schonberg, Linda Shaner, Bret Simpson, Steve Stein, Alistair Stevenson, and Connie Tunick.

What: Opening reception
Where: ABRA Gallery, 30941 Agoura Road #310, Westlake Village, CA 91361
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 818-889-ABRA
Website: http://www.abragallery.com