2014TheTasteIt’s the 2nd day of our Pick of the week…

Today’s events kick off early ….at 11 am with Field to Fork:

Hosted by Russ Parsons, Times Food Editor, and Nancy Silverton, Chef/Co-Owner of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, and Founder of La Brea Bakery. A day inspired by fresh, seasonal dishes made lovingly with local ingredients; Sat., Aug. 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SatAug30 2012TasteDinner with a Twist:

Hosted by Betty Hallock, Times Deputy Food Editor; Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic; John Sedlar, Chef/Owner of Rivera; and Master Bartender Julian Cox. An evening destined to deliver this town’s tastiest plates and complementary pours; Sat., Aug. 30, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. (21+)

Tickets for each of the Saturday and Sunday events range from $100 to $175, and a $25 discount on individual tickets is available exclusively to Los Angeles Times members.

Buy Tickets Here!

What: THE TASTE 2014
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038
When: Two events – 11:00 – 3:00 pm; 7:30-11:00pm

In West Hollywood…

Photographer Scott Tansey will give an art talk at Leica Los Angeles today at noon. There will be a closing reception immediately following.

This event celebrateScottTansey onLocations the month long exhibitions of both “Los Angeles Panoramas” featuring the photograpy of Scott Tansey and “Pure” showcasing the work of Manuel Pandalis.

Tansey’s solo show titled features five panoramic images stitched together. His new series was inspired by his love of his bird’s eye view of the Los Angeles basin. The photographer often visited the same general location at different times of the day…allowing the light to dictate the chemistry of his subject.

He was first inspired to shoot in his hometown of Los Angeles back in 2008, but seriously considered creating a series in 2010. “On a clear day, the LA Basin is amazing,” said Tansey. “One can see the mountains all the way to the ocean. It is unusual to have a mountain range running through the middle of a city.”  http://www.scotttanseyphoto.com/

Light refreshments will be served

What: Art Talk
Where: Leica Gallery Los Angeles is located at 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood
When: 12:00 pm
Phone: 424.777.0341
Website: http://www.leicagalleryla.com/

In Santa Monica….

At bG Gallery, enjoy an artist reception for “Farewell Sweet Summer.” bG Gallery celebrates this group exhibit of gallery artists and newcomers; wishing a fond farewell to summertime.

SConcreteCastlesby-BrookeHarker-48x48ink-acrylic-oiloncanvas-2011ee image: Brooke Harker,  “Concrete Castles”
Medium: ink, oil & acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 48″ x 48″ x 2.5″

Brooke Harker is one of the featured artists participating in the show. Harker paints cityscapes. Her work is currenly on view at Malibleu Gallery. See LA Art Party’s Artists & Exhibitions Page as well as my article in the Huff Post for info about that exhibit.

Harker’s work has been selected as part of the international touring museum exhibit: California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California, slated to exhibit 2014-2015 in Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA and at the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA. http://www.brookeharker.com/

Artists: Brooke Harker, Dan Busta, Gay Summer Rick, Mark Acetelli, Allois, Courtney Reid, Ryan Schude, Airom, Arthur E. Giron, Dave Quick, Daniel Rolnik, Ryan McIntosh, Christopher Mudgett, Argishti Musakhanyan, Mia Loucks, and more.

Open hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11.30-6.00 pm

What: Artist reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm –  9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211
Website: http://www.bGartGalleries.com

In Culver City…

Heart ‘N’ Soul Gallery holds an opening reception for Sat-Aug30-HeartnSoula new group exhibiton.

The group show includes renowned artists such as Banksy, Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh, Robert Crumb, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Paul Frank, James Jean, Margaret Kilgallen, Josh Keyes, Barry McGee, Mark Ryden, SHAG, Greg Simkins, Eric White, Robert Williams, and many more.

What: Opening reception
Where: Heart ‘N’ Soul Gallery 6101 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 424-603-4080
Website: http://heartnsoulgallery.com/

Also in Culver City…

Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce that the Art Collector Starter Kit Group Show returns for its second year at CHG Circa. The Art Collector Starter Kit features all new 12″ x 12″ works from an impressive line up of new and established artists working in the New Contemporary scene.

See imSat-Aug-30-CHG-BrandiMilne-SootheYourselfage: Brandi Milne – “Soothe Yourself” acrylic on wood

Featured artists include: SHAG (Josh Agle), Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Michael Hussar, Miss Van, Natalia Fabia, Brandi Milne, LOLA, Tokidoki, Paul Frank, Sunich, Sylvia Ji, Hikari Shimoda, Jennybird Alcantara, Melissa Forman, Nicomi Nix Turner, Victor Castillo, Nathan Ota, Yosuke Ueno, Bumblebeelovesyou, Hueman, Bob Dob, So Youn Lee, Will Barras, Redd Walitzki, Tom Bagshaw, Yukino Fukumoto, Alexandra Manukyan, Beau Stanton, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, David Stoupakis, Joey Remmers, Nouar, Richard J. Oliver, and RISK.

What: Opening reception
Where: CHG Circa, 8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340
Website: www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

In the Miracle Mile area….

Dysonna City Art Gallery (5373 Wilshire Blvd.LA,90036) hosts an art party from 6-8pm. http://www.dysonnacityartgallery.com/

Martha Otero is pleased to present Scott Caan’s Vanity, an exhibition featuring photographs.

Over the past decade, actor Scott Caan haSat-Aug30-marthaOteros quietly garnered a reputation as an outstanding photographer. This exceptional volume is a celebration of his most recent work.

Shooting with a photojournalist’s eye, Caan captures moments that have a quiet honesty to them and a documentary feel. Caan’s images also have a unique insight into life as a celebrity – such as the book’s cover image; taken from the top of the red carpet at Cannes (where no photographer has ever been allowed) looking back at the hive of paparazzi below.

The title of the book is another subtle nod to his fame. Countering claims that he is simply indulging in ‘a vanity project’, Caan has reclaimed the word in full force with this exquisite demonstration of his talent. To me, Vanity was the perfect title. Photography is the one thing I can do where I don’t have to answer to anybody. … In a sense, it is my selfish way of saying; “these are the photographs that I like.”‘

The book features an introduction from Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo.

What: Closiing reception
Where: Martha Otero Gallery, 820 N Fairfax Ave., LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 951 1068
Website: http://www.marthaotero.com

In Pasadena…Flower Pepper (121 E Union St., Pasadena, 91103), from 6-9pm. http://www.flower-pepper.com/ Or in Downtown LA…Groundspace Project (1427 E. 4th St. #4, LA 90033 throws an art party from 6-8pm. http://groundspaceproject.wordpress.com

In Playa Del Rey…

Off the beaten path…enjoy an art show at a retail surf/apparel shop named Clean Aesthetic who supports local artists…(love that). 

dreamlandsummer slider1Tonight’s featured artists, Haunted Euth, and Tina St. Claire will unveil their newest collaborative and solo pieces as part of “Dreamland Summer” which debuts tonight. 

What to expect at this show is the result of the two artists painting together both in studio and on the streets of Los Angeles for the past year. This new body of work merges their backgrounds in printmaking, illustration, and graphic design to create iconic imagery and create a visual lexicon that is definitively their own.

“Dreamland Summer” features the duo’s newest wildly colorful paintings, limited edition hand-printed t-shirts in a special collectors color way, the release of a limited edition artist’s series skateboard deck and more.

What: Artist reception
Where: Clean {Aesthetic}, 323 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 821-2527
Website: http://cleanaesthetic.com

In Venice…

Venice local, Maureen Cotter will be perfomring her 10th annual one-woman show at Beyond Baroque.A story telAug30-MaureenCotterler and stand up comedian, she has written, directed and performed a new one woman show each year at Beyond Baroque for the past nine years. I have attended several performances and I can attest, this lady puts on a fabulous show.

Cotter is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse and has long been involved with the Venice community as well as being a civic activist.

Doors open at 7pm for pre-show party. Show starts at 8pm. Indoor/outdoor seating is available as the show is projected up onto the Venice Fire Dept wall.

Enjoy an open bar, food, wonderful Venice musicians such as, Suzy Williams & The Shoofly’s, Greg Cruz and Kathy Leonardo (yeah me). We will be playing at the start of the 2nd half of the show btw.

TLow res Leonardo  Cruz 1 by paulf22photo.comhere is always a fun crowd…so stay and party till midnight. Get there early for an indoor seat. Seats are on a first come basis.


General admission $ 15

What: Maureen Cotter’s annual one woman show.
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Website: http://www.beyondbaroque.org/