In Downtown LA….
Enjoy Easter weekend with the family at the Pershing Square Community Egg Hunt.
The City of Los Angeles’ Park and Recreation hosts a free Pershing Square Community Egg Hunt in Downtown LA, including prizes, poetry and storytelling, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment and inflatables. Egg hunts will run in shifts by age group.
Check the website for times. Food is available for purchase.
This is a Free event; Parking garage for a fee under Pershing Square
What: Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 12 – 4 pm
Also downtown…from noon to 6 pm, pop into a closing reception of James Georgopoulos’ exhibition “There Is No End” at Mama Gallery (1242 Palmetto Street Los Angeles, CA 90013). http://www.mama.gallery.com
In Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station, Sulkin/Secant Gallery debuts a collaborative show of urban and contemporary artists who will interpret a photograph that Victor Spinelli took almost 10 years ago in Ibiza, Spain.
See image: Victor Spinelli, Diver UP! Yankee, 2012, Canvas and Acrylic Mixed Media, 40×60
The photograph is titled “Diver UP!” Victor initially wanted to mix the soft female body with the man made industrial bronze helmet while keeping the women anonymous. This balanced juxtaposition is what makes this image so inviting and alluring. Victor starting painting on his work about 5 years ago.
In 2012 he created the first of his flag series, a USA (Yankee) flag and has since been commissioned to paint about 20 different flags on “Diver UP!”. They are now hanging all around the world.
What: Opening reception
Where: Sulkin/Secant Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Space T-6, SM
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Culver City…
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present the premiere of Ken Gonzales-Day’s newest series of photographs and his first film titled “RUN UP.”
See image: Ken Gonzales-Day, Hands Up, 2015, chromogenic print, 50 x 46 in (paper 53.5 x 49.5 in), ed. of 8
“RUN UP” is the latest chapter in Ken Gonzales-Day’s acclaimed Erased Lynching series, selections of which have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institution, the Norton Museum of Art and numerous private collections, and have also been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Vienna, Mexico City, and Bogota, among others.
The gallery will host an informal breakfast and artist talk moderated by Kate Palmer Albers, Ph.D., to coincide with Paris Photo Los Angeles, on Sunday, May 3rd, from 8 to 11 am. The talk will begin at 9:30 am.
On view: April 4 – May 9
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Also in Culver City…
Fabien Castanier Gallery presents “OFF THE SHELF,” a solo exhibition by Luke Newton. Newton is a young British artist currently living and working in Paris, France. This will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States.
You can read about this event in Friday’s issue of Westside Today as part of my “Art Hopping with Kathy Leonardo” column.
See image: Luke Newton, Thrill Beads, mixed media
“OFF THE SHELF” offers a lighthearted satirical assessment of what it is to live in a commercially and technologically driven society. Newton recalls DuChamp with his use of appropriation to unshackle factory made utilitarian wares into hand-made pieces of art.
Taking these everyday items and ideas on which we depend, Newton re- makes them into sleek vibrant artworks, devoid of functionality. He disconnects these pieces from their intended roles, inflates their aesthetic value, and places them in a gallery context to be consumed and reflected upon.
On veiw: April 4 – April 25
What: Opening reception
Where: Fabien Castanier Gallery, 2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876-3529
In Downtown LA…
BunnyMania is a multi-artist, rabbit-themed exhibit benefitting The National Museum of Animals and Society. Curated by Peter Frank and Delia Cabral. Selected artists include Karrie Ross, Bibi Davidson and the Bunny wing of the Nepal Art Dogs.
See image: Danger Dogs: Shego, Black Rabbit
For more info on Danger Dogs, see http://nepaldog.com/
The gallery will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11-4 and Saturdays from 12-7pm through April 18
What: Art Party
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery Unit B in the Arts District [DTLA], 939 South Santa Fe Ave. LA 90021
Enjoy a grand opening for a new gallery which runs a bit later (till 10pm). Many of us have enjoyed music show and yoga classes at the local community and arts venue on Rose Avenue run by Full Circle. But tonight’s event celebrates a new beginning for Sananda Gallery is located downstairs in the spiral lounge of the building. You can read about this event in Friday’s issue of Westside Today as part of my “Art Hopping with Kathy Leonardo” column.
The inaugural exhibition is titled “Dawn” and is co-curated by Liana Sananda and L. Croskey. The group exhibition features various styles such as pop surrealism, fantastic realism, street art, and visionary art.
The group exhibition includes a huge amount of artist such as Amanda Sage, Michael Divine, Erik Flores, Ana Medina, Melissa Kavanagh, Scott Reynolds, Erik Siador, Timothy Robert Smith and Edith Waddell, and many many more.
Music by Dela Moontribe, Mr. Numberonederful, Alexa Melo and others.
For more info on Full Circle, see http://fullcirclevenice.com/
What: Grand opening
Where: Sananda Gallery is located at 305 Rose Ave., Venice 90291
When: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/SanandaGallery?fref=ts
Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd.,LA 90048) hosts an art party from 6-8pm. http://www.marcfoxx.com/
Head towards mid Wilshire…
At Temporary Space, theatre director David Galligan and Broadway/Opera soprano Lisa Vroman will preside over two art themed musical performances. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Due to limited seating, reservations are required.
An homage to the salons of the 1920s, Art: A Musical Mash-up was developed to create a dialog through the confluence of the arts, in this case, Broadway pop and a smattering of classical music thrown in for good measure. Featured songs speak to the joys and tribulations of the artist and the artistic process.
The music director is Dylan Gentile, with Allison AllPort on harp. Additional credits include: John Garofalo, lighting design; Mary K. Gabrysiak, production stage manager and Alex Nano, video programming.
Where: Temporary Space, 5522 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 2 performances 6:00 pm; 8:00 pm