In Venice, get your art groove on early…

ThisTHur Sat 4.11 LALouver matt-wedel-Portrait-MW13-20-E 72 morning at 11:00 am, LA Louver presents an art conversation between Matt Wedel and Christopher Miles. On view are two exhibitions,”Matt Wedel: Sheep’s Head” and “Charles Garabedian: re:Generation,” which opened this past Thursday.
On view: April 11 – May 11

The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to 310.822.4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com

What: Opening Reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 822- 4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com

Sat 4.13 VenieSkate Surf

Also in Venice…The Venice Beach Surf n’ Skate Festival takes place today at the site of the Friday Venice Farmer’s Market Lot, located at 2150 Dell Ave. – Venice.

The event will feature live music, vendors, a beer garden, food trucks and more.

I’ll be performing (Kathy Leonardo) with The Venice Street Legends. We’ll be performing many of the same duets  as “The Country Legends.” So come on by and hear some Johnny Cash and June Carter as well as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

The Venice Street Legends feature Greg Cruz, on guitar and vocals, Petr Hromadko on stand up bass and Mitch Montrose on drums.

For more info about Kathy Leonardo see www.kathyleonardo.com or Greg Cruz see his facebook page at

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What: Festival/Live Music
Where: Venice Farmer’s Market Lot, 2150 Dell Ave. – Venice
When: Event is 11-6pm The Country Legends play 3: 00 pm – 3:45 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bradyrocks?fref=ts

In Westchester….at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, enjoy “This Side of the 405.” Curated by Meg Linton, the exhibit features work by 33 contemporary artists whose studios are west of the 405, north of the 105 and south of the 10 freeways in Los Angeles.

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This Side of the 405 features artwork by: Charles Arnoldi, Natalie Arnoldi, Alex Becerra, Larry Bell, Karen Carson, Meg Cranston, Greg Colson, Mark Farina, Joe Goode, Liza Ryan, Barbara T. Smith,  Shirley Tse, Pontus Willfors, Suzan Woodruff, Jody Zellen and many more.

See image: Lauren Marsolier, Highway 2, 2010, Archival pigment print

 

On view: April 13th – June 1st
What: Opening reception

Where: Ben Maltz Gallery,Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: http://www.otis.edu/public_programs/ben_maltz_gallery/index.html

In Santa Monica…There are some fun happenings at Bergamot Station, where the Pick of the Week is taking place (Skidmore Contemporary Art).

AtSat 4.13 Schomburg Summer-Rick Stop 24x24  Oil Schomburg Gallery, enjoy a juried exhibition, “Malibu Art Association: Still Life and Beyond.” Founded in 1963 by local artist Marjorie M. Knowles, the Malibu Art Association’s (MAA), mission is to support, inspire, and develop the Spirit of Art for all. 

As a diverse group of artists and patrons, the MAA encourage members in their creative work and provides financial assistance for future artists in the community. See image by Gay Summer Rick.

On view: April 13 – May 11

What: Opening reception
Where: Schomburg Gallery, E-3A Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 453-5757
Website: http://www.schomburggallery.com/

Sat 4.13 ShoshanaWayne ChieFueki Exhibition VT.1Also at Bergamot….

Shoshana Wayne Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Chie Fueki’s new paintings.  This is the artist’s fourth show with the gallery. 

On view: April 13 – May 25

What: Opening reception
Where: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station (B-1) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.453.7535
Website: http://shoshanawayne.com/

Sat 4.13 WilliamTurner RexYuasaAnd one more for you….

William Turner Gallery celebrates the work of aritists Koji Takei and Rex Yuasa with an opening reception tonight. 

With the exhibition Hand in Hand, Koji Takei explores the age-old subject matter of love and relationships with wit, humor, juxtapositions, paradoxes and ironies.

In Diochrome, Yuasa further explores the subject of color that has been liberated from objective context.

Where: William Turner Gallery Bergamot Station, E1, 2525 Michigan Ave. SM
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: (310) 453-0909
Website: www.williamturnergallery.com

Bleicher Golightly Gallery presents “Beyond the Naked Eye,” an exhibit of contemporary photographers exploring the invisible nether-region beyond the spectrum of human sight.

TeSat 4.14 BleicherGolightly NickVeaseychniques such as x-ray, telescope, photographic experimentation, and microscope are used to delve deep into phenomena otherwise invisible to the naked eye – consequently bridging science and art to explore a parallel world that is as real as it is surreal.

See image: Nick Veasey 10-017 Mini, 47 x 33, C-Type Print

Exhibiting Photographers:  Tatiana Botton , Rene Jacobs, Stephen Confer, Janice Tieken, Hector Suarez, Susie Loucks, Sean Maher, COrgana Meets, Tm Gratkowski, Derek Van Oss, David Scharf and more.

On view: April 13th – 20th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983
Website: http://caporalebleicher.com/

In the Miracle Mile, West Hollywood area…

WU Sat4.13MarthaOtero GregoryEuclideMartha Otero Gallery celebrates the work of artist Gregory Euclide in his first exhibition with the gallery.

Euclide will showcase new work consisting of landscape relief paintings along with a series of porcelain-coated steel specimens painted with Japanese Sumi ink. His sculptural diorama-like wall pieces resemble scale-models employed primarily by landscape architects.

See image: Gregory Euclide, Unable to Walk Above My Knowing, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: Martha Otero Gallery, 820 N Fairfax Ave., LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 951 1068
Website: http://www.marthaotero.com

Another one nearby is the Known Gallery at 441 N. Fairfax, they too will be hosting an opening and art party from 8-11 pm.

In Culver City…

ThWU Sat 4.13 HonorFraser UntitledStillLifeYellowDipere are many happening here…like Walter Maciel Gallery (2642 S. La Cienega Blvd)from 6-8pm and LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega) from 7-8pm

Honor Fraser Gallery hosts an opening reception for a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based painter Kaz Oshiro. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.

See image: Kaz Oshiro, Untitled Still Life, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 142 x 48 x 21 inches

On view: April 13th – May 25th

What: Artist reception
Where: 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Website: http://www.honorfraser.com

Greene Exhibitions presents Marcus Herse: Galleria. The title comes from a series of videos Herse created at various commercial complexes in the greater L.A. area.

InWU Sat 4.13 GreeneExhibitions ZoC6odf8seoHfXT-hs0pJHFKub5jDHEK tOvKetCf58 this new body of work, the artist navigates the interior spaces of shopping malls, seeing the public carrying out its actions on this elaborately constructed stage.

The gallery will be transformed into a viewing room to feature a selection of different videos from the series throughout the run of the exhibition.

See image: Marcus Herse, galleria, 2012, hd-video loop, 42 min., unicum/edition of 1 (+ one artist proof)

Also don’t forget….Greene Exhibitions is on La Cienega AVE NOT BLVD.

What: Opening reception
Where: Greene Exhibitions, 2654 La Cienega Ave., LA 90034  (NOT BLVD)
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876 0339
Website: http://www.greene-exhibitions.com

KWU Sat4.13 KoeikinSoren-Running 000073-2011opeikin Gallery holds an opening reception for “Running”  featuring the work of artist Tabitha Soren.

See image: Tabitha Soren, 24″ x 32″ (edition of 7)

On view: April 13th – May 18th

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

Sat 4.13 SamuelFreeman KJO main 800Samuel Freeman celebrates the work of Alice Könitz, Pamela Jorden, and Jeff Ono featuring an exhibition of new sculptural and painting works by 3 Los Angeles-based artists.

On view: April 13 – May 18

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479
Website: http://www.samuelfreeman.com

Also in Culver City…

ASat 4.13 AnglesGallery LindaBesemerngles Gallery hosts a recption for “Between Known and Unknown,” featuring new paintings by Linda Besemer, Tony de los Reyes, and Adam Ross. The exhibition will be on view April 13th through May 18th with a reception for the artists on Saturday, April 13th, 6-8 PM.

See image: Linda Besemer, Swoop Wave Bulge #2, 2012, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 48 x 66 inches.

On view: April 13th – May 18th

What: Opening reception
Where: Angles Gallery, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., 
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.396.5019
Website: http://www.anglesgallery.com/

Also there are a couple more…Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 6031 Washington Blvd.(5-7pm)  http://www.koplindelrio.com/   Roberts & Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd. (6-8pm)  http://www.robertsandtilton.com/

Sat 4.13 WeThreeKings RAY CAESARCorey Helford hosts an opening reception for “Ray Caesar, New and Rare Work,” in their newest gallery CHG Circa (steps from their main gallery).  The exhibition features Ray Caesar’s digital art work highlighting a decade of vibrant persona.

Caesar’s vision resonates with the changing psyche of his figures, reflecting memories of his childhood and experiences employed at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. “My work is about hunting back innocence and using archetypes to develop spiritual growth,” says Caesar. “It is a self-portrait of my subconscious and spiritual development through imagery.”

On view: April 13 – May 11

What: Opening Reception
Where: CHG Circa, 8530-A Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7-10pm
Phone: 323-363-9338
Website: http://chgcirca.com


Or Skip the Culver City scene and go to the Highland Park area and take in the NELA Art Walk.

Yes,Sat March6 NelaArtWalk its another art walk that happens downtown….but its NOT the Downtown Art Walk that takes place every 2nd Thursday…This one occurs every 2nd Saturday night in a different part of downtown LA…in the Highland Park area. 

I have spotlighted some events that are sure to be fun. There are some great galleries participating such as The Glass Studio, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Cactus Gallery, This Los Angeles, Judson’s Studios and many more. 

Please BE SURE To CHECK the Website, it is NOW updated. Click here for the MAP.

TWU Sat4.13 DavidHinnebush redcarheadhe event takes place from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  See the website. http://nelaart.org/

Be sure to pop into this one….I did last month….great people. David Hinnebusch is a wonderful artist too.

The Navarro Residence presents a one-night exhibition featuring a curated collection of works by Los Angeles based artist David Hinnebusch.

“Inside the Mind of a Madman” marks the one-year anniversary of acclaimed exhibitions held at The Navarro Residence. 

What: Opening reception
Where: The Navarro Residence located at 5704 Baltimore St. LA 90042
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (909) 565 – 7808
Website: thenavarroresidence.com

Also nearby….another favoite is The Avenue 50 Studio.

TonigWU Sat4.13 Ave50 oscarandricardoht Avenue 50 Studio presents a two-person exhibition with LA Chicano artists Oscar Magallanes and Ricardo Estrada.

What: Opening reception
When:  7-10 pm
Where:  Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA  90042
Phone: 323/258-1435
Website: www.avenue50studio.org

AWU Sat4.13 Ave50 joselopesnother great exhibit, at Avenue 50 Studio is “COMPROMISED” featuring the work of José Lopes.’  This will be his first one man show.

“COMPROMISED” is a dynamic look into the sport of wrestling from an outsider’s fascination with the various wrestling positions, names of positions, and the contradictions of these elements in this hyper-masculine sport. Double entendres fly as fast as a Naked Choke.

What: Opening reception
Where:  Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA  90042
When:  7-10 pm
Phone: 323/258-1435
Website: www.avenue50studio.org

OK Kids….let’s see who can get to ALL of these!!!  Com’on give it a try!!!