No4.21 MainIMAGE gem-web-images2w don’t forget to stop into the Pick of the Week….its a wonderful cause and it will be an awesome art party.

See below for more Culver City events that are close by.

AlsoBergamotStationlogo copy you can stop by Bergamot Arts Station, on your way to the POW…. Bergamot is always a fun place for art, located at 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica. Tonight, there are several openings.

Lo4.21 BerG LoraShlessinger PeterSHirera Schlesinger Gallery presents Peter Shire’s Cups, 1974 – 2012 featuring a body of work focused on more than 30 years of ceramic cups, that have never before been exhibited. The show is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On view through June 9, 2012.

What: Opening reception, Cups, 1974 – 2012, Peter Shire
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery (T-3) Bergamot Art Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.,Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 828-1133

4.21 BERG FIG  JamesUrmstonLandscapesFirst Independent Gallery, otherwise known as FIG hosts an opening reception for landscape painter James Urmston’s latest exhibition, Landscapes.

What: Opening reception, Landscapes, James Urmston
Where: FIG, Bergamot Station, (G-6) 2525 Michigan Ave.,  Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-0345

4.21 RuthBachofner Selina Trieff Ruth Bachofner Gallery presents an opening reception for Presences,an exhibition of paintings by New York artist Selina Trieff.

What: Opening reception, Selina Trieff, Presences
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica,  90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300

4.21 dnj AnnieSeaton PillarsPoint shortborder thumbdnj Gallery celebrates the work of artists, Cynthia Greig, Annie Seaton (see image). Curated by Pamela Schoenberg, the opening reception takes place tonight.

What: Opening reception,  SLICK and Nature Morte
Where: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, (J-1) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica,  90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.315.3551


4.21mr fish website 20Enjoy a pop up exhibition and an after party for the 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at The Robert Berman Gallery’s B-7 space. Co-presented with Truthdig, this event celebrates the recently awarded political cartoonist and essayist Dwayne Booth, otherwise known as Mr. Fish.  “Go Fish!” books will be for sale and Mr. Fish will be signing copies. Yeah!!!

BermanRUTHERFORD THUMB0Also if you haven’t seen the MOPLA show at The Robert Berman Gallery, it’s wonderful. Be sure to take a peek.

What: Opening reception, Mr Fish
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128

Also there will be a lster opening here at Copro Gallery (8-11)

Or in Venice….

In partnership with the Kennedy Center’s What’s Going On Now project Venice Arts will host an Open Screen event featuring videos culled from community members exploring how the themes raised by Marvin Gaye’s seminal album continue to resonate today.

Im4.21VeniceArts whatsgoingonage credit: left: Jim Hubbard, Anti-War Protester, Washington, D.C., 1990; right: Kristian Punturere, age 17. Waiting for the Change, Los Angeles, CA, 2011

What: Open Screen: What’s Going On Now
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.392.0846

4.21 SMALLPablo-54inx54in-Oiloncanvas-FaridKiaAlso in Venice, stop into an opening at the Gallery on Market Street, who hosts an exhibition of paintings by Venice artist, Farid Kia. NAKED – reflections on the landscape of the psyche.

What: Opening reception Farid Kia, NAKED
Where: The Gallery on Market Street, 74 Market Street, Venice CA
When: 7:00 pm -11:00 pm

4.21 KopeikinGallery ThomasWrede-WieseThere’s always a fun art scene in Culver City, so pop by Kopeikin Gallery, who offers a reception tonight for Real Landscapes, featuring artist, Thomas Wrede (see image).

Also opening tonight is Bronson Caves, featuring artist, Brice Bischoff

On view: April 21st – May 26th

What: Opening reception,  Real Landscapes, Thomas Wrede; Bronson Caves, Brice Bischoff
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800

4.21 Maloney ZADIK ADIKIANJust up the street, Maloney Fine Arts presents an exhibition of new sculpture by Zadik Zadikian. Enjoy an opening reception for this Los Angeles artist.

What: Opening reception, Zadik Zadikian: Sculpture
Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.570.6420


Some more openings are happening tonight at LA><Art, (6-8) 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. and Blum and Poe, (6-8) 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd, as well as one more at Carmichael Gallery, (6-9) 5795 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, 

A4.21 TobyMossGallery JulesEngellso close by, Tobey C. Moss Gallery features artist Jules Engel’s original drawings, gouaches and sketches for Disney’s “Fantasia”, the show includes work created for UPA, Format Films and Focus Films. Jules Engel (1909 – 2003), was a Founding Director of the Experimental/Abstract Animation Department for CalArts.  On view: April 21 – June 29, 2012

What: Opening reception, Kinetic Energy, Jules Engel
Where: Tobey C. Moss Gallery, 7321 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  TIME CORRECTION
Phone: (323) 933-5523

There is a couple more openings… at Couturier Gallery at 166 N. La Brea Ave., 90036 (6-8)

K4.21 Bliecher AnnMccoyeep heading north on  La Brea Ave…..As part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles artist Ann McCoy returns to Bleicher Gallery La Brea for an exciting solo exhibit of master works. Acclaimed for her enormous and elaborate pencil drawings, Ann’s work is deeply routed in alchemical theory and Jungian analysis.

Reception: Saturday April 21, 7-9:30pm
What: Ann McCoy: Pacific Standard Time Exhibit: OVUM PHILOSOPHORUM The Egg of the Philosophers
Where: Bleicher Gallery 355 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036
When: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Phone: 310 237 6423


Me4.21 MerryKarnowskyrry Karnowsky Gallery presents Cloud Theory, a solo exhibition by artist Greg “Craola” Simkins (see image). Simkins, who is known for his whimsical imaginings and superior technique, was raised in Los Angeles, and is forever influenced by, and influencing, the animated aesthetic.

Also opening tonight, is a solo exhibition by Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez entitled One Step Beyond. The exhibition romantically pairs the past with the present to articulate ideas of moving forward into the future.

What: Opening reception, Cloud Theory, One Step Beyond
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408

And finally another opening happening at New Image Art Gallery at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., (6-9)

4.21 CoagulaFLYERJust in case Downtown is your scene, this art party should be hoppin…. Mat Gleason, editor and art critic of Coagula Art Jounal curates a premiere exhibition for the grand opening of Coagula Curatorial.

CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND is a solo show of the work of artist Tim Youd. This exhibit combines the artist’s love of literature with his lust for the flesh, wistfully merging sculpted assemblages of cerebral observations of great writers on the subject of the female anatomy with large expressionis

t drawings of the same subject.

BEUYS IN THE BASEMENT is an exhibition of never before seen photographs of artist Josef Beuys taken in the 1960s by the late German emigre photographer Michael Montfort.

What: Grand Opening, Coagula Curatorial
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Since you are near downtown, you may want to pop into one more opening at Red Cat, 631 West 2nd St., 90012; (6-9)