Ok….so there are lots of two day events…Earth Day events, as well as art fairs, art walks and more…Our Pick of the Week (at G2 Gallery) celebrates Earth Day….

Well here’s another in Griffith Park…

ThSat-April26-LAZoo-EarthDayGL-BlBre Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens celebrates Earth Day with a weekend expo spotlighting California wildlife and the role it plays in the health of Planet Earth at the Zoo in Griffith Park.

Earth Day Expo features interactive stations throughout the Zoo providing guests an opportunity to explore information and ideas about animal conservation and preservation, sustainable living for humans, recycling, and how to make Earth a better place to live. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission.

All Earth Day Expo activities are included with paid admission to the Los Angeles Zoo, which is $18 for adults, $13 for children 2-12, $15 for seniors 62 and up. Admission is free for GLAZA members and children under two.

What: Earth Day Expo
Where: LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, LA 90017
When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6042
Website: http://www.lazoo.org

Downtown….

2014-BreweryThe Brewery ArtWalk hosts its annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 100 participating residentartists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios. Born on the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 and is the largest complex of its kind in the world.

For the spring open studio weekend at the Brewery Arts Complex, artists open their studios to display new works. Attendees can speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the studios.

Get there early…there is lots to see…unless you have two days spend at the Brewery….there are soo many great studios down there.  The artwalk continues tomorrow as well.

Admission is free.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Website: http://www.breweryartwalk.com

Another one downtown…GRspace Gallery, (114 W 4th St.,LA 90013) hosts an event from 3-7pm. http://www.grworks.com/

In Hollywood…

It’s the 2nd (official) day of ParParisphotologois Photo Los Angeles. This is the second US edition of the world’s most celebrated photography fair, will present exhibitor content by 81 international galleries and bookseller participants. Concurrently, many significant exhibitions that resonate with the spirit of Paris Photo Los Angeles will also be on view in and outside of the city.

For Paris Photo’s second edition in Los Angeles, BMW is proud to present the 850CSi Art Car by David Hockney. Almost 20 years after its creation in 1995 the Art Car returns to its roots in LA, the city that has been Hockney’s hometown for more than 40 years.

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Leica Camera’s Celebration of 100 Years of Photography: Leica’s booth will feature rare classic black and white photographic prints from the Classic Leica Collection including Magnum photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastio Salgado, Constantine Manos, Rene Burri and other masters which will represent the “Then.” These prints will transition into digital medium format large scale color prints by EJ Camp from her body of work entitled “SEA” which will represent the “Now.” Lise Sarfati will do a book signing of her new book SHE on Friday.

Admission: Tickets range from $20 – $40; For more info or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

What: Paris Photo Los Angeles
Where: Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: 12:00 to 6:00 pm  
Website: www.parisphoto.co

It’s the 2nd day of PHOTO INDEPENDENT Art Fair:The International Exposition of Contemporary Photography.

PHphoto-independent-logo6OTO INDEPENDENT held its inaugural debut at Raleigh Studios all weeken. As the first and only high-visibility platform for independent photographers, PHOTO INDEPENDENT presents a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between photographers, collectors and art professionals. Scheduled to run concurrently with, and next door to, Paris Photo Los Angeles, PHOTO INDEPENDENT provides potential exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their work to global decision makers — curators, galleries, collectors, editors and publishers — who seek to acquire, publish and commission the best photographic talent today.

Fri-4.25-Photoindependent-FeliceWillatSee image: Felice Willat

Presented by Fabrik Media, Photo Independent will take place at Raleigh Studios Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. See below for dates and times. For more info and to buy tickets, Click HERE!

DATES & HOURS: Friday, April 25, 7-10pm:  Opening Night Premiere Preview & Party; Saturday, April 26, 11am-7pm; Sunday, April 27, 11am-6pm

What: Photo Independent
Where: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: April 25th – 7pm-10pm; Apri 26th – 11am-7pm; April 27th -11am-6pm; 
Website: http://photoindependent.com

In Venice (where our Pick of the Week happens)

Shulamit Gallery presents Cheh Khabar // What’s New?

ISat-April26-Shulamitnspired by Pecha Kucha Nights and Ted Talks, this series of presentations, during Pouya Afshar and Galia Linn’s exhibition, must answer the questions: What’s New? Exhibition artists Pouya Afshar and Galia Linn along with guest speakers Elaine Levin, Narges Hamzianpour and Karen Koblitz will discuss ceramics as well as Iranian contemporary art.

Exhibiting artists Pouya Afshar and Galia Linn along with guest speakers Elaine Levin, Karen Koblitz, and Narges Hamzianpour will discuss ceramics as well as contemporary Iranian art.

Please RSVP to rsvp@shulamitgallery.com

What: Artist reception
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961
Website: http://shulamitgallery.com/
 

Also in Venice…

SileSat-April26-LJD SilentGallerynt Gallery holds another opening reception. Stop by for an evening of art, wine and conversation with the talented Laddie John Dill.

Laddie John Dill, a Los Angeles native, was born in Long Beach and attended Santa Monica High School. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. At age 28, Dill had his frist one-man show exhibit at te Illeana Sonnabend Gallery in New York. Dills list of exhibitions include galleries and museums from such venues as Seoul, Paris, Nagoya Japan, and Helsinki, Finland; to New York, Kansas City, Seattle and throughout Northern and Southern California.

What: Opening reception
Where: Silent Gallery, 236 Main St. from
When: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Website:
http://silent-gallery.com/

Sat-April26-1320-TJohnsonOne more in Venice…

Accomplished American oil painter Timothy Bryce Johnson will be exhibiting in Venice, CA.

Mr Johnson now lives in Italy and has exhibited in Cannes, Chicago, Monte Carlo, New York and Paris. His 2014 US tour concludes in Venice, CA.

This is a one day event.

What: Opening reception
Where: 1320 Main Studios, 1320 Main St, Venice, CA 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-845-6296
Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-B-Johnson/100007761187072

In Santa Monica….at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave), several events take place.

Sat-April26-SMAuctions-WilliamEgglestonSanta Monica Auctions holds it’s annual event with a spotlight on photography.

See image: William Eggleston Untitled (From Nightclub Portraits), 1973/Printed 2005
Gelatin silver print
From the numbered edition of 5 Signed and numbered in ink on EAT tag on verso; Signed in ink on mount verso
Provenance: Cheim & Read, NY, tag on verso
Image: 38 x 26.75 inches; Framed: 39 x 38 inches
Estimate: $10,000/$12,000

The auction will feature works by Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Ansel Adams, Ruud van Empel, Ron Galella, David la Chapelle and many more.

What: Auction
Where: SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite A5, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.315.1937
Website: http://www.smauctions.com

Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) hosts a reception from 5-7pm. http://rosamundfelsen.com/
Then there’s a group show at TAG Gallery from 5-7pm. http://www.taggallery.net

One more at Bergamot Station…

INCOGNITO is back. If you’ve never been to the ‘grab and run’ art sale…check out more info on our Upcoming Events Page as well as this Video.

Food by Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
Complimentary cocktails
DJ set by Daedelus

There is a April26-INCOG-logo-by-Henry-Taylor HiResNEW 10 x 10 inch format. You can select from over 700 artworks
$350 each (plus tax)

NEW! Simplified ticket levels:
$250 VIP ($300 at the door)
$100 General Admission ( $150 at the door)

Purchase tickets HERE

What: Incognito
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6488
Website: http://smmoa.org/

Also in Santa Monica….how bout some music???

FOLKWORKS holds its annual benefit concert at the Santa Monica Woman’s Club. The night kicks off with a reception at 7pm. The concert begins at 8pm featuring Irish, Georgian, Swing, Balkan, Russian, Jazz, American Traditional, Hillbilly Blues and then some.

Sat-Feb26-Folkworksbenefit-Tracy-NewmanHosted by songwriter/stylist Tracy Newman (see image), the evening will also include  light refreshments and an opportunity to support FolkWorks – the source for folk/trad/roots music, dance, storytelling and other related folk arts for Southern California.

FolkWorks on-line publications include calendar listings of events, interesting articles, CD reviews, videos and much more. In addition, the FolkWorks organization sponsors live performances throughout the year, giving many musicians the opportunity to reach new audiences. Website:

TICKETS: $20 (general admisssion) or $25 (VIP) Click HERE to purchase tickets
Reception at 7pm Concert at 8pm

What: Performance
Where: Santa Monica Woman’s Club, 1210 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, (Wilshire & 4th)
When: Reception at 7pm Concert at 8pm
Phone: 818-785-3839
Website: http://folkworks.org/

In Culver City…

KoSat-April26-KopeikinGallery-FiroozZahedi-2009 Blue1peikin Gallery presents its first exhibition with Firooz Zahedi, an American Photographer born in Iran who lives in Los Angeles and is well known for many years spent as a Hollywood Glamor Photographer.

See image: Blue #1, 2009, Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemulhe Art Fiber Paper
16″ x 20″, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
32″ x 40″, Edition of 3 + 2 AP

This is the first solo exhibition of Zahedi’s abstract photographs and collages (using his own photographs or vernacular source material).

On view: April 26th – June 7th

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



Another one in Culver City…Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd.)takes place from 6-9pm. http://thinkspacegallery.com/

Word is Art’s second artist event of 2014 will feature new artist Adriana Vidal to our gallery. Adriana’s paintings are mixed media watercolor, acrylic and ink.

She alWordisArt-enchantedso works in paper clay as a medium to achieve 3-dimensions in her art pieces. Favorite elements to work in are trees, water and eyes. She thinks of her art as microcosmic worlds that live in her subconscious.

Artistically her art evolves from black and white almost structural sketches to more organic and flowing sketches with several stops to dabble in other mediums and styles along the way. She studied at Hood College and George Washington University.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232
When: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0856
Website:
http://thewordisart.com/


Also in the hood…Whole 9 holds an art party from 7-9pm. http://whole9life.com/

Sat-April26-AnneHieronymusHead to North La Cienega….

Los Angeles Art Association presents four solo exhibitions by artists Anne Hieronymus; Rachel Lauren Kaster; Laura Larson and Larry Villarin.

See image: Anne Hieronymus – sculptural installation, “Snug on the Crumbling Earth”

On view: April 26 – May 23

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
Website: http://laaa.org

In the Miracle Mile area…

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles offers a walk through for its exhibition entitled “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin.”

Sat-Mar1-JackRutberg-JeromeWilkinThe show has united the two internationally celebrated artists – identical twins – in this much anticipated exhibition.

“Twin Visions” will open with an evening reception tonight with both artists in attendance.

See image: Jerome Witkin, Vincent and his Demons III, 2012 

On view: March 1st – May 3rd

What: Opening reception

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Phone: 323 938-5222

Website: http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

Also nearby…later in the evening from 8-11pm, The Seventh Letter, 346 North Fairfax Ave., hosts a reception as well. http://theseventhletter.com/

Then in Chinatown….Coagula Curatorial (974 Chung King Road) and the Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA 90012) both host openings from 7-11pm.