WU SatDec1 LAMAG LOSTinLA1112aLos Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents “LOST (in LA),” an exhibition and an innovative dialogue between LA and French artists.

See image by Philippe Decrauzat. “Night,” Wood, acrylic, 2004 (with “Lost in LA logo)

“LOST (in LA)” weaves 60 artworks and an extraordinary venue into an intriguing adventure where layers of time and space appear to be interlaced together atop a hill hidden in the middle of the city.  See their website for more info and a full list of artists.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA 90027
When: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
Website: http://lamag.org

TopangalogoTopanga Canyon Gallery holds its annual Holiday Show tonight at Pine Tree Circle in the heart of the canyon.

Join the Topanga Canyon Gallery fo hot cider or a glTopangaCanyonGallery HolidaySHowass of wine from 4 – 8 pm at their Holiday Reception with the artists. The gallery will also be open late during Pine Tree Circle’s annual snow night, Saturday the 15th, when the kids (and grown-up kids) frolic in real snow.

As in past years, the Gallery will feature its popular wall of $50 6×6 works. As always, the Holiday show is a wonderful chance to find one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by local artists. And it’s a chance for the community to find a unique and special gift for the holidays that hasn’t been mass-produced in China.

Over 40 artists will display paintings, sculpture, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, glass, jewelry, gourd art, mixed media, photography, and more. Giving the gift of art makes a personal statement and reflects well on the giver.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 455-7909
Website: http://www.topangacanyongallery.com/

BergamotStationlogo copyAt Bergamoat Station (2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica)…the Pick of the Week is taking place, so be sure to stop into all these other fabulous events.

CraDec1 TimBradley CraigKrullGalleryig Krull Gallery holds an opening reception for Tim Bradley newest exhibition entilted “California Dwellingis. ” This is Bradley’s first exhibition with Craig Krull Gallery, and will consist of a selection of 32 x 38″ archival pigment prints.

See image, Tim Bradley, Untitled (Tailfin and Hill), c. 1980 , archival pigment print, h: 30 x w: 40 in  © Courtesy of the Artist and Craig Krull Gallery

Concurrently, the gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Mark Swope entitled, Foliage.

On view: December 1st – January 12th

What: Opening reception, Woods Davy, Wendy Burton
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Phone: 310.828.6410
Website: http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

SAT Berg BachofnerRuth Bachofner offers an exhibition of new work by Seiko Tachibana with an opening reception tonight.

Seiko Tachibana creates works on paper that align abstraction and biological forms.

On view: December 1st – January 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300
Website: www.ruthbachofnergallery.com

Pop into Rose Gallery (G-5) for a reception from 6-8pm. http://www.rosegallery.net/

ThSat Dec1 Berman HALE LEAD SMe Robert Berman Gallery presents “The Smoking Gun,” a solo exhibition by artist Christine Hale. Always a fun art party here…good bar too!

On view: December 1st – December 22nd

What: Opening reception

Where: The Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404

When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phone: 310.586.9128

Website: http://www.robertbermangallery.com

If you feel like getting into the holiday spirit….Head to Main Street in Santa Monica.

ThSAT Dec1 MainStFlyere Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers look forward to performing again this year at The Main Street Holiday Event from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.

This annual event begins technically at 6:00 pm but Santa will be arriving at the Museum lawn at 5pm, in a Santa Monica Fire Truck to pose for photos with the kids- it’s free.

Then enjoy a tree lighting at Ocean Park and Main and Santa will lead the Candlelight walk after the Tree Lighting to the Shopping Cart tree at Edgemar, (by Ben & Jerry’s and Peet’s Coffee, 90401), where The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers will sing a set, before they move on down the street to spread holiday cheer.

Be sure to get to the Shopping Cart Christmas tree at Edgmar early, as it gets really crowded. Sant will be meeting us there too.

What: Caroling at Edgemar Place, Main Street Holiday Parties
Where: Main Street at Edgmar, then up and down Main Street
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (6:15 Rockers perform at Edgemar by Shopping Cart Christmas Tree)
Website: http://www.mainstreetsm.com/

Also in Santa Monica…WU Sat Dec1 WPW MRheuban1112L

Women Painters West present “Into the Blue.” The awards presentation takes place at 7pm. Juror of Selection and awards: Ann Thornycroft.

See image: Blocked by Marge Rheuban

On view: December 1st – 15th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., SM 90405
When: 6-8pm
Phone: (310) 397-7456
Website: santamonicaartstudios.com; womenpainterswest.org

Or in Culver City….

Sat Dec1 KatherineCone As Bees in Honey Drown II Katherine Cone Gallery presents “The Scenery in My Mind,” the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by New York based painter Bruce Richards.

See image, Bruce Richards; As Bees In Honey Drown (II) 2012; Oil on Fortuny “Richelieu”, aquamarine & silver gold, 18″ X 15″

What: Opening reception
Where: Katherine Cone Gallery, 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 287-1558
Website: http://www.katherineconegallery.com/

Also from 6 – 8 pm here are some more in Culver City, Western Project (2762 S. La Cienega Blvd.) http://www.western-project.com/; Samuel Freeman (2639 S. La Cienega Blvd.,) http://www.samuelfreeman.com; Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd.)goes till 9pm. http://www.thinkspacegallery.com

Sat Dec1 LAAA OpenshowLos Angeles Art Association (LAAA) will present the 2012 Open Show.

The 2012 Open Show is juried by Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA).

On view: December 1st, 2012 – January 4th

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org

Or in West Hollywood, New Image Art Gallery offers a reception for “California Photography Now” a photographic exhibition, encapsulating the essence of portraiture, urban landscapes, lifestyles and trends specific to the current California environment.

Sat Dec1 NewImage TeenWitchArtists include: Jerry Hsu, Todd Jordan, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Jen “JR” Reynolds, Curits Buchanan, Tino Razo, Neck Face, Sagan Lockhart, Gregory Bojorquez, Sandy Kim, Teen Witch and Retna.

On view: December 1st – December 29th

What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art Gallery is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90046
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 654 2192
Website:
http://www.newimageartgallery.com/

Or perhaps some bluegrass music….?

MurWU MurphysLAWphy’s Flaw is an LA-based bluegrass band that makes frequent side trips into other kinds of music at any given time.

The band is excited about playing with singer/songwriter Greg Felden and an amazing trio, Talkin’ Treason.

The proceeds benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation which gets music into the schools!

What: Benefit for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Where: Timewarp Music, 12257 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90066
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 8 p.m.
Phone: (818) 882-5957 (John Bryan)
Website: http://www.murphysflawband.com

Here’s some more bluegrass…Boulevard Music presents live bluegrass, folk and blues with Loafer’s Glory.

The bSat Dec1 LoafersGloryand features Tom Sauber on fiddle and 5 string banjo, Patrick Sauber on 5-string banjo, mandolin, and guitar, Bill Bryson on upright bass, and Herb Pedersen on guitar and banjo.

Admission: $20.00

What: Performance
Where: Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
When: 8:00 pm
Phone (310) 398-2583
Website: http://www.boulevardmusic.com; http://www.herbpedersen.com/