WU DrawingonMoonLOGODrawing on the Moon Music and Arts Festival” (DOTM), continues through Memorial Day, May 27th.  See Sunday’s events for more info.

One more all weekend festival…..but you can’t camp on these grounds….

Topanga Days 2013 celebrates 40 years and kicks off today….
always a fun event, I have been many times.

“Topanga Days get’s bigger and better every year without losing the rich traditions on which it was founded,” said Mimi Williams, Festival Director. “We’re thrilled to have both the support of community members and people from all parts of Southern California keeping this unique Topangan tradition alive for 40 years and counting.”

EWU 2013 TopangaDayslogonjoy live music, arts and crafts, local vendors, amazing food and beverages and fun family activities.

No Advanced Tickets

Tickets: $20

TCC Members 
& Military: $15
Children 6-12 
& Seniors 65+: $10

Children 5 & under: 

What: Festival
Where: Topanga Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290, halfway between the Ventura Blvd and the PCH
When: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Website: Seniors 65+: $10; Children 5 & under admitted free. Be sure to check their website for more details.

In tSat 5.25 TobyMosshe Miracle Mile area…..

Tobey C. Moss holds an opening reception for a group show.

Enjoy photographic works by Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession group alongside Edward Weston and Edmund Teske, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Bruce Barnbaum, Michael Kenna, Gyorgy Kepes, Bill Brandt, Hella Hammid, Basil Langston, Lou Jacobs Jr., and others.

What: Opening reception

Where: Tobey C. Moss, 7321 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 933-5523
Website: http://tobeycmossgallery.com/

Also nearby….

Overduin and Kite, (6693 Sunset Blvd.,) holds an artist reception from 6-8pm. http://www.overduinandkite.com/

Kayne Griffin Corcoran has moved to a new space on La Brea. For the inaugural exhibition, Kayne Griffin Corcoran celebrates the work of acclaimed artist James Turrell.

Sat 5.25 KayneGriffinCorcoran Turrell EmailCurated by Richard Andrews, the exhibition will include drawings, photographs and models, as well as notes, tools, and architectural plans, that chart the evolution of Turrell’s vision for the Roden Crater project over four decades.

The exhibition will also include a Meditation Room, an immersive environment from his Perceptual Cells series.

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886
Website: http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com

Sat 5.25 CAFAM-whiterThe Craft & Folk Art Museum holds an artist talk and a reception for two exhibitions.

Four contemporary Alaska Native artists’ installation-based work explores gender, memory, experience, race, nationality, and cultural heritage.

While each artist addresses their personal responses to being “Native” and narrow assumptions about “Native” art, between them they represent a multitude of cultures and communities. Featuring Da-ka-xeen Mehner and USA Artists Fellows Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Susie Silook, and Nicholas Galanin.

Sonya Clark incorporates both the actual hair of Black women and culturally associated hair-braiding techniques into textile form and sculptural objects.

Her symbolic and innovative interpretation of materials and weaving processes explores the layered historical and intergenerational contexts of racial identity, political disenfranchisement, and definitions of beauty within Black American cultures. This is her first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles.

Sat 5.25 CAFAM2view: May 25th – September 1st

Members can enjoy a preview from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Then from 6:00–7:00pm, there will be an artist panel Discussion for “This Is Not A Silent Movie” and a public reception from 7:00–9:00pm.

$12.00 admission/Free for members

What: Art Talk/Recpetion
When: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd. LA, 90020
Phone: 323.937.4230
Website: www.cafam.org

Sat 5.25 Kopeikin ChristParravaniOr in Culver City….

Kopeikin Gallery hosts an opening reception for two exhbitions….”Kai Schäfer: World Records” and “Christa Parravani: Her.”

On view: May 25th – July 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800
Website: http://www.kopeikingallery.com

Back in SBergamotStationlogo copyanta Monica…..

At Bergamot Sation….

TASat 5.25 Berg TAG Pinkelman Joe HeavenAndHell2 Porcelain 23x15x15 2012G Gallery’s latest exhibit features artists Andrea Rubin Kichaven, Suki Kuss, and Joe Pinkelman.

The gallery offers an pening tonight and an Artist Talk on Saturday, June 8, 3-4 p.m.

See image: Joe Pinkelman Heaven and Hell #2, 2012 Porcelain, 23 x 15 x 15 in.

On view: May 21 – June 15

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556
Website: www.taggallery.net

Sat 5.25 Berg Copro maytuxadAt the later part of the evening…

Copro Gallery always puts on a fun art party. Enjoy a group show featuring artists, John Cebollero, Mark Elliott, Matthew Grabelsky and Ken Keirns.

On view: May 25th – June 15th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica
When:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156
Website: http://www.copronason.com/

DownWU Sat 5.25 NightGallery AnnaRosen euh4 NGrosenbootyliciousnoborder 1town….

Night Gallery hosts a reception for two exhibitions “Skechers Shape-Ups Work” featuring the work of artist Anna Rosen as well as “Work” showcasing the art  of Matt Connolly.

On View: May 25th – June 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th St.,
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 589 1079

Finally, one more in the Miracle Mile area…

Known Gallery offers “Out of Left Field,” an art show depicting works from revolutionary artist Pat Riot and special guest artist, Bill Barminski.

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The prevailing theme is baseball as Riot uses innovative and tangible techniques to emulate the MLB’s beloved players; such as Jackie Robinson, Darryl Strawberry, Eddie Murray and more.

The gallery will host hundreds of baseball cards with every head re-faced, and also large, impressionist portraits of famous baseball players, all done entirely with chewed bubblegum.

On view: May 25th – June 8th

What: Opening reception,
Where: Known Gallery, 441 North Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-860-6263
Website: http://www.knowngallery.com