GeSat Feb2 Topanga hearts craftst an early jump on the day and head to Topanga Canyon….

Help Topanga Community Club raise funds for their playground renovation. Come support the cause by stopping by their Hearts and Crafts Fair 10-5 at the TCC,

The event is rain or shine and FREE for shoppers to enter.

What: Hearts and Crafts Fair
Where: Topanga Community Club, 1440 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Topanga, 90290
When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thurs CAFAM ValerieHectorCraft and Folk Art Museum’s award-winning shop holds a two day trunk show. The show features four nationally hailed artists,  Chris Triola, Randall Darwall, Valerie Hector (see image), and Terri Logan.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Craft and Folk Art Museum.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

Bergamot Station’s got it going on tonight….The lively arts center located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica, offers several openings tonight.

Frank Pictures celebrates the work of two photographers with an opening reception.

Sat Feb2 FrankPictures ElisabethSunday animus1Susan Burnstine, reveals her newest exhibiton, “Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakes.”

In addition, “Anima & Animus” opens featuring “Mirror Photography” by Elisabeth Sunday.  

See image: Elisabeth Sunday, Animus #1, 2011, From: Africe Viii Portfolio, Omo Valley Tribes, Ethiopia , archival pigment print on rag, 73″ x 43″ unframed with deckled edge 87″ x 48″ framed floated on a hidden raise edition of 10

On view: February 2nd – February 26th 

What: Opening reception,
Where: Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station (A-5) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-0211

Also at Bergamot…Patrick Painter Inc. presents works from Bas Jan Ader. This exhibition will feature never-before-displayed photographic studies of some of Bas Jan Ader’s most influential works.

Sat Feb2 PatrickPainter BasJanAderDutch born California-based artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) mysteriously vanished in 1975 when he set sail on what was to be the smallest sailboat ever to journey across the Atlantic.

Ader was carrying out the third part of his project, In Search of the Miraculous. In 2013, more than 30 years after his disappearance at sea, he is more influential than ever before.

On view: February 2nd – March 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, A8 & B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988

OnWU TAGe more for you at Bergamot….

TAG Gallery’s latest group exhibition features artists Don Adler, Alain Rogier, and Betty Sheinbaum.

See image:  Alain Rogier   Red, Black, Blue and White Diptych #3   Acrylic on canvas, 2012

There will be an artist’s talk: Saturday, March 16, at 3pm.

On view: February 26 – March 23

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404

When: 5-8 p.m.
Phone: (310) 829-9556

Or in the Miracle Mile area….

RicharWU RichardTellesd Telles Fine Art presents “Money Faces,” new monochromic wall sculptures by Michaela Meise. This is Michalea’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

See image: Michaela Meise, Money Face VII, 2013, glazed ceramic, 15 x 13 x 1.5 inches (38 x 33 x 4 cm), unique

On view: February 2nd – March 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: Richard Telles Fine Art, 7380 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 323.965.5578

Also close by…

Sat Feb2 MerryKarnowsky VCastillo0113bMerry Karnowsky Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Under Heavy Measures” featuring Victor Castillo.

See image: Victor Castillo, “Mass Production Hate,” 2012, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 16″

Also on view, is “The Cure” a solo exhibition by MM, a.k.a. Maxim Reality of The Prodigy.

What: Opening reception
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408

Or in Culver City…..

The Word is ART Gallery hosts an opening reception celebrating the art of gallery member, Lisa Holtzman.

Her work includes jewelry, watercSat Feb2nd WordisArt lisaholtzmanolor and acrylic paintings and calligraphic art.

20% of her sales will be donated to BunnyLuv rabbit rescue.  Parking structure on Main Street just south of Venice Blvd.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0856

There are other events taking place…such as in Culver City, an early artist talk at Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd., from 3-4pm or Whole 9 Gallery, (3830 Main St.), holds an openiing from 6-10pm.

CoWU Buff CoreyHelfordrey Helford Gallery reveals its first show of 2013. “Flying West for the Winter” is a group show featuring works by D*Face, Ray Caesar, HUSH, Buff Monster, Lola, Brandi Milne, Kukula and more.

This gallery always throws the best art party…fun work and a great bar too!

See image by Buff Monster

What: Opening reception
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340

WU SubmliminalProjectsHere a late one….

In conjunction with Al Fingers and Shimmy Shimmy, Subliminal Projects is proud to present Art in the Dancehall, an exhibition celebrating dancehall illustration and design from 1979 to the present.

Art in the Dancehall will open to the public tonight at 8 pm with vibrant sets by special musical guests DJ Tom Chasteen from Dub Club and My Lord Sound. Complimentary rum will be provided by Sailor Jerry.

See image: Tony McDermott, “Cover Illustration for Yellowman versus Josey Wales – Two Giants Clash,” 1984 (Greensleeves Records), archival gliclee print. Image copyright and courtesy the artist and Greensleeves Records

On view: February 2nd – March 2nd

What: Opening
Where: Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (213) 213-0078