It’s the final weekend of the Artist Store – on 360 Sunset Ave. Venice 90291.
Time to buy original art from local artists!
This month’s featured artist i Gregory Weir-Quiton
Stop by and sit for a GWQ Signature Ipad Portrait / Sketch (Sunday only 12 – 4pm)
What: Artist Store
Where: Pamela Weir-Quiton studio, 360 Sunset Ave. Venice 90291
When: 11:00am – 4:00pm
In Culver City…Whole 9 Gallery hosts a holiday event from 1-7pm.
Join in the festivities as the Craft in America Center hosts a Kwanzaa celebration featuring poetry, drumming, kinaras and wearable art. Learn about the tenets and traditions of this holiday – Kwanzaa is a chance to reflect on where we have come over the past year and where we hope to be in the coming year. Celebrate with us in this open, community event!
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What: Kwanzaa celebration
Where: Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third Street, LA, 90048
When: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
LAM Gallery is pleased to feature five exciting Taiwanese artists, based in Taiwan, China, and New York — most of whom are having their first gallery show in California. “Across the Pacific” showcases the work of veteran sculptor Marvin Minto Fang, as well as mid-career and emerging artists Tang-Wei Hsu, Tsu-Han Su, Yi-li Yeh, and Chien-Yang Wang.
For many this show will be an eye-opener. While the work of Chinese avant-garde artists such as Ai Wei Wei and Cai Guoqiang have become internationally famous, work by Taiwanese artists is less familiar. Taiwan artists took the plunge into contemporary art well before mainland China, since Taiwan has long been a more open society, especially after the end of martial law in 1987. Culturally, Taiwan has been strongly influenced both by the United States, which helped guide it through the post-war era in the 1950s and 1960s, and by Japan. Japan ran the island as a colony for 50 years (1895–1945), and the “Japanese miracle” of the postwar era made Japan the Asian country to emulate.
On View: January 16 – February 27, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: LAM Gallery, 913 N. Highland Ave. LA, 90012
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 498-5977
In Culver City…
VNA 32 launches at Thinkspace Gallery today.
Providing a little seasonal cheer and some festive beverages, this is the first opportunity worldwide to get your hands on a copy of the brand new Limited Edition box set, featuring Audrey Kawasaki.
VNA Magazine are proud to present the Limited Edition VNA 32, working closely with Audrey Kawasaki, they have produced a highly-collectible screen-printed set. Each imprint comes complete with a screen-printed sleeve, enamel badge and signed mini giclée print.
Stamped and numbered, this is an edition of 150, with the first sets available to buy in person directly from the gallery. Perfect for last minute presents and personal treats, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, come down for some holiday drinks and a few tunes courtesy of neighborhood superhero DJ, Kii Arens.
Thinkspace Gallery are throwing the doors open wide from 6pm, but get down early to make sure you get a copy! Please do not lineup before 5PM, there’s no reason to do so.
What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549
In West LA…
Giant Robot 2 Gallery is proud to present Works & Sketches, an exhibition by Katsuya Terada. Following up on his previous two exhibitions, Hot Pot Girls I and Return of Hot Pot Girls, his latest exhibition will explore past his boundaries of his previous exhibitions and will include collage, original pieces, and past illustration and comic work.
The exhibition will be a mix of his present and recent past and will be a strong mix of genres.
On view: December 19, 2015 – January 13, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: GR2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd ., LA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 445-9276
In West Hollywood…Stone Malone Gallery (7619 1/2 Melrose Ave.) hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar at 7 pm.
Also in Santa Monica…
Arena 1 Gallery hosts a group exhibition. Many current artists are now creating concept-driven work that thoughtfully examines the very nature of the spaces in which art is shown.
The artists in this exhibition deal with this general idea in very diverse ways. Kirk Miller’s digitally-based works often insert his artworks into historical or contemporary photographs of galleries, changing the meaning of the images, and subverting aspects of conventions such as exhibition invitations. Michol Hebron has done per-formative works in art museums that involve sitting in the gallery nude, in a guerrilla-like intervention into the sanctified space. Jeffery Valance has cut pieces out of gallery walls and preserved them in glass cases, like reliquaries. Daan den Houter creates conceptual works that often involve the actual walls of the gallery, such as sealing a 1000 euro note inside a gallery wall for one year, eventually digging it out as gallery viewers looked on.
Many of the works in the exhibition are photo-based. Carl Berg shoots pictures of people in museums from seen from behind, focused upon a painting, and prints them so that the resulting image, hung on the gallery wall, resembles a painting. Paul Rickert shoots formally compelling views of the parts of museums we tend to notice least. David Dimichele creates installation art in miniature galleries in his studio, photographs them and prints large scale images that reference the documentary installation shot.
On view: December 19th – January 30th, 2016
What: Arena 1 Gallery
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
In Hollywood…Artists Corner Gallery (6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038) hosts a closing event from 7-10pm.
Parson’s Nose Theater presents A Christmas Carol as part of their Readers’ Theater Series. Readers’ Theater Series productions are rehearsed staged readings, omitting props and set pieces, to carry the audience through story by means of language and acting.
See image: Scrooge and Marley Illustration from A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, this 75-minute performance is presented as a part of the theater’s “Pay What You Will” Readers’ Theater Series.
“I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time to savor. His description of Scrooge’s house, so lonely, as if it had gotten lost while playing hide and seek with all the other houses; of the bustling of the grocer’s shops, and the crisp snow-covered evening; all told with his genius, a celebration of the English language. He makes you feel like roasting chestnuts, right here in Pasadena.”
The PNT adaptation of A Christmas Carol will combine narration of Dickens’ original text, brought to life by Mary Chalon and Barry Gordon, and performed dialogue by favorite Parson’s Nose Company Members, featuring Artistic Director, Lance Davis, as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge. After the readings, audience members are invited to enjoy a glass of cheer with the PNT Company.
Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 20 at 3:00pm
All performances are “Pay What You Will” ($5-$25). Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door. Reservations Necessary. Limit 4 persons per reservation. Ages 12+. 626-403-7667; http://www.parsonsnose.com
Where: Parson’s Nose Theater, Lineage Performing Arts Center located at 89 South Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
When: 7:00pm – Saturday, December 19
In Santa Monica…
Head to Bergamot Station to a late night art party.
Copro Gallery presents Marc Burckhardt – Dante’s Inferno art exhibition and book release. The work in the exhibition will be the original art featured in the book and a few other related pieces. The book is a very special release of Dante Alighieri’s haunting tour through the nine circles of Hell. It ranks among the highest points of literary achievement.
This masterpiece book is a stunning Deluxe Limited Edition, featuring eight full-color works of art and a wealth of ornamentation illustrations by Marc Burckhardt especially for this volume. Marc’s unique vision combines a contemporary sensibility with a mastery of Old World style to make this edition an Inferno for our times.
What: Opening reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When: 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm