Remember the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is still going on and the Grand Tasting takes place today.  L.A. Live will be host to an incredible array of food and wine offerings. If wine is your thing, taste over 300 wines and sample food from 30 celebrity chefs. This event continues tomorrow, August 12th, so get in on the action. Remember, it supports a wonderful cause, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. See their website for details lafw.com.

Get your Topanga-Canyon-Gallery Logoart party on early at Topanga Canyon Gallery, and enjoy the opening reception of The New Girls featuring artists Lisa Goldfarb and Donna Geist Buch as its most recent juried members.

Lisa Goldfarb, originally from the East Coast, has been following the pulse of art around the world exhibiting
her work in NYC, Europe, and now Los Angeles.  www.lisagoldfarb.com.

Donna Geist Buch is a mixed Sat-8.11-TopangaGallerymedia artist whose work has been displayed in the U.S. and Japan.

On view: August 8th – September 2nd

What: Opening reception, The New Girls
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 455-7909
Website: http://www.topangacanyongallery.com/

Take advantage of all the free summer music events….cause the summer will be gone before you know it. See our Upcoming page for more info on summer concerts.

CSat-8.11-Chinatown-Summernightshinatown Summer Nights offers a part food event and part summer party, featuring live cooking demonstrations, hands-on Chinese cultural activities, video projections, food trucks, authentic Chinese restaurants, Live Muisc and KCRW DJs rockin’ the dance floor. 

KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez, Valida & Jason Bentley will be featured along with a live music stage presented by LA Weekly.   – all in the heart of one of L.A.’s most unique neighborhoods. 5pm – midnight. For more info click here.

What: Chinatown Summer Nights in Central Plaza
Where: Chinatown’s Central & West Plazas, 943 N. Broadway, LA 90012
When: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Website: http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/

 

WU-8.11-Coagula-RockPaperScissorsAlso part of this Chinatown Summer NIghts event….Coagula holds an opening  for Rock Paper Scissors curated by Abel Alejandre.  Eleven contemporary artists are showcased in a special selection of works on paper.

Artists: Linda Arreola, Ching Ching Cheng, Chuck Feesago, CiCi Gonzalez, Lucinda Luvaas, Poli Marichal, Jayme Odgers, Marianne Sadowski, Raphael Noz, Leigh Salgado, Mei Xian Qui, Shawn Waco.

What: Opening reception, Rock Paper Scissors
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
Website: http://www.coagulacuratorial.com

 

Or there’s more art parties in Culver City…

CarmWUSat-8.11-carmichaelgalleryichael Gallery presents Primeval, a group exhibition featuring works by Emol, Stinkfish and Zio Ziegler.

Cities and their streets put the three artists in daily contact with the urban elements that in turn influence their work. Be it architecture and propaganda for Emol, the texture of old walls for Stinkfish, or the color of pavement after a rainy afternoon for Zio, inspiration for these artists is inextricably drawn from the outdoor environments they encounter in their respective cities.

On view: August 11th – September 1st

What: Opening reception, Primeval,
Where: Carmichael Gallery 5795 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 939 0600
Website: http://www.carmichaelgallery.com

 

Sat-Aug10-GeorgeLawson RichmondBurtonpaperGeorge Lawson Gallery presents Paper, a group show.

Enjoy selected works on paper by Lorene Anderson, Judith Belzer, Sara Bright, Richmond Burton, David Eddington, Roger Herman, Tama Hochbaum, Linda Jacobson, Masaru Kurose, Jacob Melchi, Michael Moore, Marie Thibeault, Jennah Ward.

On view: August 8th – September 1st

What: Opening Reception, Paper
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

SAT-8.11 CoreyHelford-BMilne-She Wears the Trees in Her Hair and the Clouds in Her Eyes 560Another fun one in Culver City….is Corey Helford Gallery who always has fabulous art parties….tonight the featured artist is Southern California artist Brandi Milne. Before I Hide Away, is Milne’s third solo exhibition with the gallery and her most revealing to date.

Inspired by love, loss and letting go, “Before I Hide Away” is a memoir about moving forward and following one’s heart, despite life’s challenges. For the exhibition, Milne unveils her first body of work without ink outlines as well as a more spontaneous painting process than before, yielding freedom and growth for the artist.

What: Opening reception, Before I Hide Away,
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When:  7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340
Website: www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
 

Sat-8.11-StevenTurner-wetpaint4Or in the Miracle Mile area…. Steve Turner Contemporary presents WET PAINT 4, an exhibition featuring recent work by Tim Brown, Parker Ito, Kour Pour, Sarah Rara, and Kim Ye.

A range of media will be exhibited including video, performance, sculpture, installation and painting. This is the fourth annual presentation of WET PAINT, which highlights emerging artists in Los Angeles in a late summer exhibition.

On view: August 11th – August 25th

What: Opening reception, Wet Paint 4
Where: Steve Turner Contemporary, 6026 Wilshire Blvd, just east of Fairfax, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 931-3721
Website: http://steveturnercontemporary.com 


There’s another one happening at the Stephen Cohen Gallery (7358 Beverly Blvd)….check their website for details  http://www.stephencohengallery.com/

AlSat-MerryKarnowsky nicoleVerlatoso close by, Merry Karnowsky Gallery holds an opening reception for two new exibitions,  Zero Gravity, featuring artist Nicola Verlato (see image, right) & This Makes Sense with artist Vonn Sumner (see image, left).

Verlato in this new series of works combines his typical inclination for complex intricate composition with the idea of the possibility of the crash of the entire social economical system we get daily from the media in the last 4 or 5 years.

Sat-Aug11-MerryKarnowsky-VonsumnerSleepwalker 2008 oil on canvas 38 x 36 inchesWhile Sumner’s paintings are an attempt to bring together seemingly contradictory elements: the observable outer world and the subjective inner world; the formal possibilities of non-objective painting and the psychological possibilities of representational painting; seriousness and humor; artifice and authenticity; revealing and concealing.

What: Opening reception, Zero Gravity, This Makes Sense
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408
Website: http://www.mkgallery.com


One more in the Miracle Mile area….always a great art party at Wallspace…

InnocencWU Sat-8.11 Wallspace NatashaProsence Dissolved, a multi channel video installation by Natasa Prosenc Stearns,  will be featured. A slovenian artist and filmmaker, Natasa is based in Venice, Ca.

Innocence Dissolved portrays a child’s room with piles of old toys, broken and abandoned, which are tumbling over the furniture, as if engaged in an afterlife dance of forgotten emotions.

On view: August 11th – August 26th

What: Innocence Dissolved, a multi channel video installation
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
Phone: 323 377-7610
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com/


Or in Venice…

Venice:Yesterday/Today or Still Crazy After all These Years, opens tonight at Universal Art Gallery.

Sat-8.11-Universal HelenGarberFeaturing local artist Helen K. Garber, this opening reception, takes place tonight from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Venice: Yesterday/Today is a collaboration between Helen K. Garber, Jill Prestup, President of the Venice Historical Society, fine art digital printer Titano Cruz and Universal Art Gallery. 

Proceeds of sales will benefit the Venice Historical Society.

Light refreshments to be served: hosted by Universal Art Gallery and Whole Foods Venice

These are Sat-8.11HelenKGarberartist signed, open edition, fine art photographic prints with museum quality framing including archival 4 ply mats. You can walk away with a framed diptych between $495.00 or $750.00 (depending on size).

What: Opening Reception, Venice:Yesterday/Today or Still Crazy After all These Years
Where: Universal Art Gallery, 2001 LIncoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90201
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 302 8909
Website: http://www.helenkgarber.com
http://www.veniceofamerica.org/

 

WU-8.11-Track16-the long goodbyeClose by at Bergamot Station…Track 16 has the first of many Goodbye art parties….

The Long Goodbye is a group show featuring works by artists, Joseph Bertiers, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Billings, Gail Greenfield Randall, John Colao, May Sun, Simone Gad, Harriet Zeitlin, John Geary, Jody Zellen.

Time to pick up some amazing art deals.

What: The Long Goodbye
Where: Track 16, C-1
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://track16.com

Then continue the party at Copro (T-5) from 8-11pm

 

ClWU-Sat-8.11-SMAirportStudios Kiwis LA Art Show 2012ose by, Santa Monica Art Studios holds an art opening and wine tasting…(my fave) tonight. 

The event will be featuring New Zealand wines and meat pies.

Over 30 artists will be featured.  Entertainment by Tioata.

There is a requested donation of $5.00. 

Be sure to rsvp at info@kiwisinla.com

What: Mainfreight Kiwis in LA Wine Tasting and Art Show
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., SM 90405
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.397.7449
Website: http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com

 

WU-8.11 Trunk 22Bookie Bob 22 by Rachel Bujalski c 2011Also in the Venice/Mar Vista border, stop by Trunk Gallery on Venice Blvd offers an opening reception for FAUX TOES a group exhibition of black and white photographic works.  

Artists include Rachel Bujalski, (see image), Mark Daybell Hayley Fisk, Trish Herremans, Leebs, Emma Lin, Sal Moreyra and Shakunetsu O.

On view: August 11th – September 22nd

What: Opening Reception, Faux Toes
Where: Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-483-7221
Website: http://trunkgallery.org