In Culver City…

Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park”, will be held this year on August 26 through 28, 2016 at Veterans Park in Culver City. The weekend will feature carnival rides and games, live performances, over 100 booths featuring artisan wares, vendors and local groups, a petting zoo and pony rides, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and a food court, sustainability activities and other special contests and events.
Fiesta-LaBaloonaVeteran’s Park is located at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue, just west of Downtown Culver City. From the 10 freeway, exit at Overland and go south. From the 405 freeway, exit at Culver Blvd. and go east.

Admission to the Fiesta is free. Live entertainment on the stage is also free. Food, drinks, rides and other attractions cost extra.

What: Fiesta La Ballona
Where: Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City.
When: 11:00pm -10:00pm – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Phone: (310) 253-6667
Website: http://fiestalaballona.org

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The Los Angeles Food and Wine Show is back with today’s events running from 12pm to 10pm – be sure to check the website for a full list of events.

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In the mid-Wilshire area…

Craft in America hosts an art talk and reception with award-winning jewelry artist Sandra EnterlSat-Aug-27-2016-CraftinAmerica-SandraEnterlineine. “Politically Speaking: New American Ideals in Contemporary Jewelry” will include pieces that examine our political landscape directly and metaphorically.

Artists include Deborah Boskin, Jana Brevick, Kathleen Browne, Kat Cole, Sandra Enterline, Laurie J. Hall, Trudee Hill, Tiff Massey, Taweesak Molsawat, Joyce Scott, Christina Smith, Roberta and Dave Williamson, and Nancy Worden.

The event wil begin with a talk by Enterline as she relates to her own sculptural jewelry, some of which is displayed in the exhibition.

Parking is available on the street or at the Beverly Connection parking structure.

Refreshments will be offered – please rsvp at: rsvp@craftinamerica.org

On view: August 27 – November 5, 2016

What: Art Talk / Reception
Where: Craft in America, 8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
When: 3pm – 6pm, August 27, 2016
Phone: 323 951 0610
Website: http://www.craftinamerica.org

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In Silverlake…

Join us at MARKET in Silver Lake in support of MAIDEN LA, tonight from 5 – 9pm for the opening reception of inside:outside, the work of Barney O’Brien.

TSat-Aug27-2016-Market-BarneyOBrienhis is a great opportunity to see recent sculptures, paintings and works on paper by the downtown Los Angeles artist Barney O’Brien. Barney assembles, paints and transforms everyday discarded materials from the streets of LA into powerful vessels of geometry, self-reflection and expressive awareness. Through a convergence of intuitive painterly instincts and shear physical will, he pushes the boundary from profound to elegant whimsy. By working inside/out with his materials, O’Brien is able to simultaneously challenge the sensibilities of the viewer and breathe new meaning into otherwise disposable leftover.

For more info about MAIDEN LA, visit http://www.maiden.la/

What: Opening reception
Where: MARKET STUDIO, 612 Silverlake Blvd., LA, 90026
When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Website: http://www.marketstudio.org

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Close by…Michael Benevento presents “Bonnie Camplin: Precog Jamaica-LA” from, 6-8 pm. Michael Benevento,  3712 Beverly Blvd., LA 90004; 

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In Hawthorne…(there are SEVERAL Exhibitions taking place – see below this lisitng for info).

LaSat-Aug27-2016-CreativeEdgeFlyer edited-1rkGallery presents two exhibitions – a group exhibit, entitled “Creative Edge,” and a solo exhibition entitled “Finding Me,” featuring the paintings of Young Yun Summers.

Curated by Pashyo Sarkin, “Creative Edge” features the art of Michael Baroff, Jean Brantley, Irina Chelyapov, Preston Craig, Donna Angers, Huss Hardan, Libbet Loughnan, Lina Kogan, Galina Kovshilovsky, Faina Kumpan, Lark Pilinsky, Peggy Lee, Barbara Mastej, Vincent Mattina, John Ransom, Marilyn St-Pierre, and Gloria Vitto.

See our Upcoming Event Feature for additional info on the artists and this event. Plus read one of our staff writer’s Huffington Post Article about even more of the artists.

This is going to be a fun art party with refreshments and live music performed by Pashyo Sarkin and some of her bandmates from SangomaBeat. http://sangomabeat.com

On view: August 27 – September 24 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: LarkGallery Hawthorne, 12609 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Website: http://larkgallery.com/

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Also in Hawthorne, in the same comples as the above event (LarkGallery)…Curator by Dulce Stein has organized several exhibtions. Meet new artists and enjoy these group shows “The Frida Show,” “The Boobs! Show,” “The Anita Hopkins new Hat art collection,” and “The Pink Veil collection” by Fred Prinz.  Also at the opening, take in some poetry and performance art by Janet Gonzalez; Live painting by Jason Chrisman; Frida wear by Diana Tellez. Reception 6-10pm 12609 Hawthorne Blvd.

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In Miracle Mile…

Also close by…The Loft at LIz’s celebrates women tonight (yeah!). “Feminist Variations” is a group exhbition co-curated by Shana Nys Dambrot and Susan Melly.

ASat-Aug27-2016-LoftatLizsrtists include: Annie Terrazzo, Lauren Kasmer, Victor Wilde, Peter Walker, Susan Melly, and Carol Sears.

The artists featured in Feminist Variations employ an eclectic array of styles, materials, techniques and inspirations in pursuit of their singular visions. Their relationships to social, political and philosophical expressions of feminism are as diverse as their work in sculpture, painting, drawing, video, installation, collage, assemblage and the wearable – yet all six directly consider the literal and allegorical ways in which the female body occupies both physical and semantic space in the modern world.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: (323) 939-4403
Website:
http://www.theloftatlizs.com/

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Downtown…

ArSat-Aug27-2016-ArtShare-Spectrat Share L.A. is excited to begin its Fall/Winter gallery season with the opening of Spectra! Bold, saturated color and finely detailed pattern animate the work of these artists, offering painting, drawing, and photography that tends toward the abstract, as though the whole world were a kaleidoscope.

Artists include: Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Chenhung Chen, Kaori Fukuyama, Jeff Iorillo, Amy Kanka Valadarsky, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Tanya Nola​n​, Melissa Reischman, Carl Shubs, Stephanie Sydney, The Perez Bros.

Free parking is located on Hewitt Street (look for the Aztec calendar).​ Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6PM

​On view: August 17 – September 4

What: Opening reception
Where: Art Share L.A.,801 E 4th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Website: http://artsharela.org

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Just hop over the river…

Corey Helford Gallery celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a new exhibition displaying new works from over 100 of the finest American and International artists.

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New Figurative, Neo-Classicists, Pop Surreal, Pop Iconic, Street and Graffiti, Eco-Pop and Fantasy Romanticists — they will all be represented as some of the finest and most sought-after artists help CHG celebrate this milestone with all new works, created specifically for this gala exhibition. Paintings and sculptural works by artists like Marion Peck, Mary Jane Ansell, Chloe Early, Haroshi, Shag (Josh Agle), D*Face, Kinsey, Natalia Fabia, Okuda, Eric Joyner, Olivia (De Berardinis), Ray Caesar, Kazuki Takamatsu, Sage Vaughn, Nicole Gordon, Sarah Emerson, Kukula, Sylvia Ji, Herakut and many more. Full artist lineup in the press release below.
 
On view: Saturday, August 27 – September 24, 2016

What: Art Party
Where: Corey Helford Gallery at 571 S. Anderson St (Enter on Willow St), LA, 90033
When: 7:00pm – 11pm – Saturay, August 27, 2016
Phone: 310.287.2340
Website: http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/