4.28April 4th announcementHow about a beautiful weekend in Joshua Tree? Skip out of town this weekend, and enjoy some art, nature, hiking and more.

Desertscapes Art Auction takes place in Joshua Tree Gallery….Pick up some incredible deals while enjoying a relaxing weekend.

JT4.28 JTAG DesertscapesAuction-small 2AG exhibition features the work of artists: David Burnham, Kim Chasen, Stephen Delaney, Karen Florek, Frederick Fulmer, Marcia Geiger, David Mackenize, Deborah Martin, Naomi Parker, Drew Reese, Coco Hall, Suzanne Ross, & Tobi Toboada.

This exhibition is curated by Frederick Fulmer.

If you would like to spend the weekend in Joshua Tree and are interested in finding out where to stay, JTAG can offer some great suggestions as well as the Johsua Tree Highlands Houses.  

Felowres JTAG RENTALsel free to contact the gallery, info@joshuatreeartgallery.com.

What: DESERTSCAPES ART AUCTION – Joshua Tree Art Gallery
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery, 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636
Website: http://www.joshuatreeartgallery.com


4.28 Otis Tanya Batura2011Or if you decide to stay in LA, in Westchester at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, enjoy the exhibition, Meticulosity.

Co-curated by Meg Linton and John David O’Brien, the exhibit features artists, Tanya Batura, Hilary Brace, Eileen Cowin, Linda Hudson, Gegam Kacherian, Sandeep Mukherjee, Ross Rudel, Linda Stark, Arthur Taussig, Elizabeth Turk, Samira Yamin. See image, Tanya Batura, “Achromic B,” 2011

There will also be live music by MUSE. On view: April 28 – July 7, 2012

What: Opening reception, Meticulosity
Where: Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd
LA 90045
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Phone: (310) 665-6905

Website: www.otis.edu/benmaltzgallery


BBergamotStationlogo copyergamot Station located at 2525 Michigan Ave offers quite a few openings tonight. Get there a bit early to enjoy the other galleries…always an art walk here.

4.26 FrankLloyd Craig Kauffman Four Kobo 1989 3058 377Also, be sure to pop into the Frank Lloyd Gallery and enjoy, Craig Kauffman:The Numbers Paintings from 1989.

What:  Opening Reception, Craig Kauffman:The Numbers Paintings from 1989
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.franklloyd.com/

T4.28 TAG Kean Katherine MurmurationLeftPanel 2012 oil 48x42AG Gallery offers their latest exhibition, “Echo/Eco/Econ” featuring artists Anne M. Bray, Katherine Kean (see image), and Betty Sheinbaum.

What: Opening Reception, Echo/Eco/Econ
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station D-3, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556
Website: http://www.taggallery.net/

4.28 LeslieSacks Pettibon ScreenshotLeslie Sacks Contemporary is proud to announce an exhibition of prints by Los Angeles artist Raymond Pettibon. The exhibition will feature Plots on Loan I, 2000, a suite of 10 lithographs co-published by Brooke Alexander Editions, Inc., and David Zwirner, New York. 

What: Opening Reception, Raymond Pettibon: Prints
Where: Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station (B-6), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 264-0640
Website: http://www.lesliesacks.com/

At 4.28 WilliamTurner NedEvansWilliam Turner Gallery, Ned Evans: Recent paintings opens tonight with an artist reception starting at 6:30 pm. On view: April 28-June 9, 2012

What:  Opening Reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (E-1), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com

4.28 SocialGoodGalley riot largeAlso in Santa Monica….Love Wins LA: Can We Heal the Racial Divide in the City of Angels? opens at the Gallery for Social Good aka that fabulous shop, Living by Lynne on Montana. A Conversation and Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 Riots in Los Angeles

Sponsored by the Gardens of Forgiveness in Partnership with the Creative Visions Foundation and the Living for Social Good Center in Santa Monica.

What: Love Wins LA Exhibit
Where: Living by Lynne, Gallery for Social Good, 1627 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, 90403
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.395.0707
Website: http://www.facebook.com/LivingbyLynne

Also in SM, Obsolete (222 Main St)has an opening (6-9) http://www.obsoleteinc.com/ 

4.28 SeanMoreyOr if you are up to comedy, head to Brentwood…Sean Morey brings America’s funniest comedians to Chin Chin in Brentwood (LA) every Saturday night!  Chin Chin is a wonderful Chinese restaurant and Sean has turned their lovely roof-top patio room into a comedy club!

Sean is a 6 time veteran of The Tonight Show and his comedy songs are played on radio stations across America.  At tonight’s show, Sean will be performing along with  Don McEnery, Jeff Rothpan, Heather Ho, Steve Cooper and Marty Ross.

Be aware there is a $10.00 admission charge.

What: Sean Morey Comedy Show
Where: Chin Chin, 11740 San Vicente Blvd.  Brentwood
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Website: http://www.seanmorey.com/

4.28 GeorgeLawsonGallery-tamaOr in Culver City….a few early events in Culver City such as a tatoo demonstration at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 6031 Washington Blvd., (4-5),  a group show at Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. (5-9) and an exhibition by Victor Man at Blum & Poe at 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd. (6-8).

Another art party takes place at the George Lawson Gallery, who offers an opening reception for two solo exhibitions. In the front gallery, Tama Hochbaum showcases her recent photographic works. Also featured in the rear gallery, artist Patti Oleon will show a selection of recent paintings.

What:  Opening Reception, artists Tama Hochbaum, Patti Oleon
Where: George Lawson Gallery, 8564 Washington Blvd., LA 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.837.6900
Website: http://www.georgelawsongallery.com

Just a couple doors down, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art presents Found in Translation:Minimal Art migrates to 0428 cardwelljimmersonthe provinces (artworks 1963-1973)

What:  Opening Reception, Found in Translation:Minimal Art migrates to the provinces (artworks 1963-1973)
Where: Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Inc., 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-815-1100
Website: http://www.cardwelljimmerson.com/

4.28 WWA zachschoenbaumhowlAlso in Culver City, WWA presents Welcome to the Freak Show…Come one, come all and step right up to gander at the fascinating display of curiosities conjured up by extraordinary talents….

Discover exotic and fantastic worlds depicted by Jon McNair and Zach Schoenbaum, witness the stunningly beautiful, deformed nymphs from the mind of Jessica Ward, and succumb to fear as Apricot Mantle brings your worst nightmares to life with brilliant detail. On View: April 28 – June 2, 2012

What: Opening reception, Welcome to the Freak Show
Where: WWA Gallery / 9517 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-4992
Website: www.WWAgallery.com

In the Miracle Mile area, there are a couple to stop by such as ACME located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048; http://www.acmelosangeles.com and a few more below.

E4.28 EdwardCella FurnitureMBoyd0412L2dward Cella, Art + Architecture presents PLANEfurniture: types + prototypes. Featuring, minimalism with character, the exhibition focuses on 20th and 21st century architects and designers.

The exhibit will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue documenting the collection with an essay by noted design critic Michael Webb. On view: April 28 – June 16, 2012

What: PLANEfurniture: types + prototypes
Where: 6018 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 525-0053
Website: www.edwardcella.com


TEMPOThe Brazil Discovery Center offers an opening reception for Tempo featuring artists, Christina Angelina, Nathan Geare, Milenna C. Saraiva, Jorge Vismara.

Live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by O.N.E. Drinks and Veev plus films by The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. 10% of all sales benefits the Brazil Foundation.

Must RSVP: RSVP.TEMPO@gmail.com

What: TEMPO – A multi-media art exhibit
Where: 5209 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1402737261010