It’s a busy night for the art world tonight. At Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave. in SM) there are lots of art parties….

Stop by first then head to the pick of the week. Start off at an early art reception at Ruth Bachofner (G-2) from 4-7pm. Then there’s one at Craig Krull Gallery from 5-7pm.

Schomburg Gallery hosts an opening fSat-Sept6-SchomburgGallery-white-skieseaturing new works by painter, Linda Stelling. 

Titled “White Skies,” Stelling’s solo exhibit is based on a simple idea. Her love of flowers of her past, her present garden and with a little luck, the blooms of her future.

On view: September 3 – October 2

What: Opening reception
Where: Schomburg Gallery, E-3A Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 453-5757

TAG Gallery hosts a reception for a new exhibition featuring artists Pam Douglas, Ernie Marjoram, Camey McGilvray. There will also be an artist talk on Sept 20, at 5:00 pm.

The Long Thread, Pam Douglas
New work by Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in “The Long Thread.” This show transcends her previous paintings by adding string, twine and rope — rough textures that contrast with silk and rice paper, expanding these large-scale works into 3-dimensions.

SDouglas Pam The 4 Phases Inks on rice paper 60x50inee image: Douglas Pam The 4 Phases, Inks on rice paper, 60x50in

In “Four Phases,” rice paper panels progress from white to black, and red strings in groups of four continue the careful balance, creating an understated elegance, both contemplative and hopeful.

Works on Paper, Ernie Marjoram
For his current exhibition, “Works on Paper,” artist Ernie Marjoram presents drawings of a range of subjects; landscapes, still life compositions and figure studies in a variety of media; watercolor, pen and ink, pencil and charcoal, etchings and digital prints.
L.A. Boogie Woogie, Camey McGilvray.

In artist Camey McGilvray’s latest sculpture series, abstracted forms in wood, wire and rebar are a continued concentration in her work. Using the grid as a compositional tool, McGilvray recalls mid-century Los Angeles architectural influences – referencing the landmark “Hollywood Hills House”, among other urban locations, including downtown Los Angeles itself. The piece, “L.A.Boogie-Woogie,” is based on a map of L.A’s downtown area and the title pays homage to Piet Mondrian’s own version of Manhattan and is also the show title.

On view: September 2 – September 27

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Phone: (310) 829-9556

Shoshana Wayne Gallery hosts an opening from 5-7 pm.

Patrick Painter, Inc. is pleased toSat-Sept6-PatricPainter present, “Sunset Painting & Related Works,” a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Armenian-born artist Armen Eloyan.

See image: Armen Eloyan, Smoking Log, 2014 Diptych: 39 3/8 x 63 inches (100 x 160 cm) each

On view: September 6 – November 7

What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, B2 2525 Michigan Ave. SM, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988

Another opening from 6-9pm takes place at Lois Lambert Gallery.

FIG offers an artist reception from 5-7pm.

bG Gallery presents the group exhibit “Dirty Minds: Life on Earth” curated by Thomas Whittaker Kidd.

See imSat-Sept6-bGGallery-Andre-Yi-sequoia-acrylic-gouache-and-prismacolor-on-canvasage: Andre Yi sequoia acrylic gouache and prisma color on canvas

In this exhibit the relationship between the figure and the landscape becomes intertwined. The man-made and the natural become united.

Artists include: Allois, Dan Busta & Ryan Schude, Brian Cooper, Ryan Foster, Arthur E. Giron, Jim Holyoak, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Connie DK Lane, William Loveless, Melissa Meier, Justin Moore, Bob and Marjorie Moskowitz, Jim Ovelmen, Courtney Reid and Andre Yi.

On view: September 6 – September 24

What: Artist reception

Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm –  10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211

Also in Santa Monica…

Arena I presents an exhibition of sculpture by the late Jacqueline Piatigorsky.

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Artist, writer, cultural advocate, tennis player, and competitive chess master, Piatigorsky was also a wife and companion to one of the 20th century’s leading musicians.

Piatigorsky came from a European background of privilege and historical conflict and was a galvanizing (if self-effacing) presence in Los Angeles’ arts scene for decades before her death in 2012 at the age of 100.

What: Closing reception
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. 90405.
When:  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.397.7449

One more in Santa Monica….

18th Street Theatre Arts celebrates three artists in solo exhbitions, Miljohn Ruperto: Mineral Monsters,” which will run through October 3, Yukako Ando’s “PRIORITY REQUIRED,” which will remain on view through September 30, as well as “Tsai Shih Hung, New Paintings,” running through Septembe 26.

Se Sat-Aug6-18St.Arts-AimeedeJonghandMiljohnRuperto-Rot-2014e image: Aimée de Jongh & Miljohn Ruperto, Rot, 2014, animated

In collaboration with animator Aimée de Jongh and neuroscientist Rajan Bhattacharyya, Miljohn Ruperto will investigate the speculative possibilities of mineral “deformities” inspired by Georges Canguilhem’s text, Knowledge of Life.

The three come together to grapple with a particular assertion by Canguilhem, a philosopher of science, that “there are no mineral monsters,” or rather that the scientific category of mineral is incompatible with human notions of deformity.

On view: See above for different dates

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

In Venice…

Shulamit Gallery celebrates the opening of “For Sat-Sept6-ShulamitExport Only,” a group exhibition of new and recent works by four Iranian artists: Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif.

For Export Only explores the tension these artists face with their cultural identity and diasporic-based experiences. The exhibit features a colorful and vibrant assortment of media including photography, sculpture, bronze, fabric, wallpaper and video installation. Works in the exhibition represent a variety of cultural expressions from politically poignant moments to personal reflections of childhood memories.

The result is divergent viewpoints revealing how these artists transcend socio-political experiences as they adjust to new cultural environments around the world.

September 6 – November 1

What: Artist reception
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

In Culver City…

Samuel Freeman hosts an opening for “Part OSat-Sept-6-SamuelFreeman-FayRaybject,” a solo exhibition by Fay Ray.

Composed of sculpture, painting, photographs, and photomontages, Part Object occupies both galleries and courtyard.

See image: ​Fay Ray, Sentimental Slit, 2014, Archival inkjet prints and PVA adhesive, 30 x 40 inches

Life and death, light and dark, good and bad, part and whole—these contrasts are the conceptual genesis for the show.

On view: September 6 – October 11

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479

One more reception takes place at China Art Objects Galleries (6086 Comey Ave. LA 90034) from 6-8pm.

Head South on La Cienega…

Von Lintel Gallery offers two new exhibitions Sat-Aug6-VonLintel-Melanie Willhide“Henbane for Honey Bun,” an exhibition of new photographs by Melanie Willhide and “No Light Unbroken” – a new body of work from experimental photographer Klea McKenna.

See image: Melanie Willhide, The Common Bride 2014, Archival pigment print 42 x 37 inches (106.7 x 94.0 cm), Edition of 5

This will be Willhide’s second solo show with the gallery, who currently resides in Los Angeles.

What: Opening reception
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.559.5700

Continue to Washington Blvd…

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Edgar Arceneaux.

TSat-Sept6-SusanneVielmetter-EdgarArceneauxhe future-focused humanitarianism of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the central leitmotif in “A Book and a Medal: Disentanglement Equals Homogenous Abstractions,” Arceneaux’s new body of work.

After Party with performance by Ray 7 of Detroit’s Underground Resistance, 9 pm

On view: September 6 – October 18

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, After Party & performance 9 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117

One more in Culver City…

Prohibition Gallery hosts a closing reception fSat-Sept6-Prohibitionor “Participating Perception,” by Los Angeles-based artist, Angie Jones.

This exhbition featured a new collection of works (oil paintings on canvas) as well as the first solo show at Prohibition Gallery.

The work begins not in the digital and not in the physical, but in the mix that our minds make of the two. The abstracted paintings mirror an 8-bit, computer generated counter culture.

What: Closing Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256

Another Culver City happening…the Culver Hotel celebrates its 90th anniversary with a Prohibition Ball. Put you’re best twenties outfits on and come to party all night long…..TICKETS ARE GOING FAST (see below). Be aware the entire hotel and wait staff will be transformed and wearing twenties garb.

Guests of The Prohibition Ball will be welcomed at the door with a La Florida libation with Selvarey Cacao Rum, orange curacao, sweet vermouth, grenadine, fresh lime juice and crowned with a festive edible flower that’s sure to get the celebration started.

BeveSat-Sept7-CulverHotel-ProhibitionBallrages will be free flowing throughout the entire evening, as those attending The Prohibition Ball will experience the debut of the hotel’s 18 new handcrafted prohibition-inspired cocktails. Seven spirit stations will be spread throughout the first and second floor of the hotel offering up deco drinks such as the Barrel-Aged Peach Manhattan, made with Al Capone’s favorite Templeton Rye Whiskey, Giffard Crème de Peche, Carpano Bianco Vermouth and bitters, served with a peach and Fernet Branca twist (Fernet Branca was one of the only alcohols legally sold during Prohibition). One of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Orson Welles, favored drinks that prominently featured bitters, similar to the Phony Negroni, crafted with Ketel One Oranje, Aperol, Carpano Antica and an orange twist. And of course one cannot honor The Culver Hotel without toasting with a Dorothy’s Daiquiri, a take on Ernest Hemingway’s famously favorite sip which features Ketel One Citroen, lemon juice, agave nectar, fresh muddled strawberries, and a champagne float with a twist.

Enjoy bites featuring Chef Samuel Vasquez’s modern take on classic grand hotel dishes. Guests will relish to the likes of Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Miniature Suckling Pig Tacos, Breast of Chicken a la Rose, Spring Petite Lamb Chasseur and Lobster a la Newburg. As the clock strikes twelve, guests will be brought back to present times with a collection of modern midnight snacks: Dry-Age Beef and Lamb Sliders served with Truffle Fries and Sweet Potato Fries.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Culver City Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1979 that is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the cultural and civic accomplishments of Culver City.

The Prohibition Ball is a 21-and-over event (ID is required).

Admission is $90.00 per person, and this includes FREE valet parking. Tickets can be purchased at at and

What: Prohibition BALL
Where: Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am

Head North on La Cienega…

Oh Wow hosts an opening Sun-Sept7-Wow-TT-mainreception for Torey Thornton’s exhibition, titled “Some Narrow Sleeping,” presents a group of paintings depicting content that articulates a visual concept falling on a spectrum between realism and abstraction.

See image: Torey Thornton, Shh. Come inside. It’s so warm., 2014, acrylic, velvet and collage on wood panel, 72 x 86 inches 182.9 x 218.4 cm

His straightforward medium emphasizes the flatness of surface, and his approach at rendering imagery exaggerates the crudeness of his forms. Inspired by collage and readily accessible material, Thornton’s narratives break tradition through idiosyncratic arrangements and refined simplicity.

On view:  September 6 – October 11

What: Opening reception
Where: OHWOW Los Angeles, 937 N. La Cienega, 90069
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (305) 571-9494

LSat-Sept-6-LAAA-BirgitFaustmannos Angeles Art Association will present four solo exhibits by Birgit Faustmann, Cindy Jackson, Dmitry Kmelnitsky and Margaret Ouchida at Gallery 825.

Tectonic Tilt is Birgit Faustmann’s new sculpture series developed from a floor plan of three assembled squares in an L-shape.

Also on view is Cindy Jackson’s sculptural installation as well as “Stories, Legends, and Realms,” featuring the art of Margaret Ouchida.

Enjoy Dmitry Kmelnitsky’s new video installation title “SPaRks.”

On view: Sept 6 – October 3

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272

Also nearby…Artspace Warehouse (7358 Beverly Blvd., 90036), throws an art party from 6-8pm.  Thomas Duncan Gallery (6109 Melrose Ave., 90028) offers a reception from 6-8pm.

Also close by…Louis Stern Fine Arts (9002 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069), hosts an artist reception from 5-8pm.  

Head to Wilshire…Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd.) offers an opening from 6-8pm.

Also on Wilshire (in the same complex)…

Acme celebrates twenty years with a groSat-Sept6-Acme-BJensen Images of a Floating World Shock and Awe0up exhibition.

See image: Bill Jensen, Images of a Floating World (Shock and Awe) (Cobalt Blue Light), 2005-2006, oil on canvas, 28 x 20 inches

Amy Adler, Jonathan Apgar, Kristin Baker, Miles Coolidge, Daniel Cummings, Tomory Dodge, Tony Feher, Carlee Fernandez, Natalie Frank, Iva Gueorguieva, Kevin Hanley, Matthias Merkel Hess, Bill Jensen, Kurt Kauper, Martin Kersels, Aaron Morse, Michael Norton, Yuval Pudik, Dario Robleto, Brion Nuda Rosch, Lisa Sanditz, Katie Sinnott, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Neal Tait, Amir Zaki.

On view: September 6 – October 4

What: Opening reception
Where: Acme, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-857-5942

Regen Projects (6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038), hosts an opening from 6-8pm.

Also, Downtown… Hive Gallery presents an art party from 8-11pm.

In Chinatown…

Charlie James Gallery presents “ARENA” featuring artist Eske Kath.

See image: Eske Kath, Shore-Sat-Sept6-CharlieJamesEskeKath-Shore-2014-74x86, 2014, 74″ x 86″, acrylic and coal on unprimed linen

This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery in Los Angeles. This new body of work will examine Kath’s interest in the forces of destruction and rebirth and the tension as an artist between chaos and control. Kath is painting on multiple surfaces for this show.

On view: September 6 – October 18, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213.687.0844

Also in Chinatown. (right down the street), stop by Coagula Curatorial (977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012), for an art party from 7-11pm.  Red Pipe Gallery (978 Chung King Road, 90012) offers a reception from 7-10pm.

And one more in the neighborhood….The Good Luck Gallery, (945 Chung King Road, 90012) celebrates an opening from 7-10pm.  Jancar Galler, (961 Chung King Rd., LA 90012) holds a reception from 6-8pm.

Or enjoy a performance from 8-9 pm, head to Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St.)

In Laguna Beach…

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow presents Sat-Sept6-ArtistsRep4tomorrow-Severson.webExpression Session 2, a group exhibition of works spanning two generations of surf culture, featuring seven of its most influential artists. Selected by guest curator Will Pennartz, founder and owner of The Surf Gallery (2001-2010), the exhibition consists of paintings, photographs, prints and posters by John Severson, Mike Salisbury, Rick Griffin, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Andy Davis and Tyler Warren.

Among the works available will be never-before-exhibited prints of 1960s-era Surfer Magazine drawings by Salisbury, as well as a new limited edition print from Thomas Campbell.

Refreshments provided by Pizza Port Brewery

On view: Sept 4 – Sept 28

What: Artist Reception-“Expression Session 2”
Where: Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow- 1175 S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6-9 PM
Phone: (949) 988-0603

In Santa Ana…

Sat-Sept6-OCCAStemCell-BookCoverImageOCCCA presents The Art of Stem Cells, an interactive art experience with local artists and UCI’s Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.

UCI will have equipment and researchers available accompanied by artists who were inspired by their work.

This is a Free event. Wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Sept 6th thru Oct 10th

What: Artist reception
Where: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701
When: 6:00 pm:-10:00 pm
Phone: 714.667.1517