Soo 1.21 Berg CraigKrull 287Stepsmany great events this weekend….Now there’s always an art party at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave) in Santa Monica.

From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time, Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) presents a solo exhibition of a new body of work by renowned Los Angeles artist Lita Albuquerque.

The exhibition, entitled “287 Steps,” will also coincide with Albuquerque’s Spine of the Earth 2012 a large scale work created for the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LA><Art. (More details under Sunday’s events)

The exhibit “287 Steps” is comprised of three installations. The artist’s body is incorporated into the installation, symbolizing the excavated bodies from Pompeii. Sounds like a fascinating exhibition.

1.21 LoraSchesingerAlso at Bergamot, be sure to step into the Lora Schlesinger Gallery (T-3) who will be offering a reception celebrating the works of two artists, Eowyn Wilcox and Masayuki Oda (see image).

The opening reception will be held from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm.

1.21 Copro Conjoined11Copro Gallery (T-5), features two exhibitions, a group show, entitled “Conjoined II – The Sequel” curated by Chet Zar.

Also in gallery II, you can catch, “Android Awakening” by artist Peter Gric.

The opening reception is from 8:00 pm till 11:30 pm.

1.21 JeanieMADsenFrontWebAnother fun event in Santa Monica, stop by the Jeanie Madsen Gallery for a group show entitled, “Mixed Media Conversations.”

The exhibition will feature work from artists, Cynthia Berg, Scott Horton, Charlie Patton, Jennifer Verge and more.

The opening reception runs from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. The Jeanie Madsen Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Ave., 90401, right by the beach. 310.393.7436;

I1.21 LandM Ahmed Alsoudann Venice, L & M Arts always has quite the art party.

Tonight’s opening reception is for artist Ahmed Alsoudani’s latest exhibition.

The reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Always a nice bar here. L & M Arts is located at 660 Venice Blvd., 90291; 310-821-6400;

1.21 cardwelljimmerson JohnPaulJones

Now for Culver City….As part of Pacific Standard Time, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, holds an opening reception for artist,  John Paul Jones.

His exhibition, “Image and Object” will remain on view till March 3rd. See image, John Paul Jones, Self Portrait, 1950.

Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art is located at 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-815-1100;

Fran1.21 FrancoisGhebaly Mikekucharçois Ghebaly presents “Material Underground,” a group exhibition with works by Mike Kuchar (see image), Andra Ursuta, Patrick Jackson and Anna Betbeze.

The opening reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at François Ghebaly Gallery, 2600 La Cienega Blvd.


1.21 CoreyHelford ERIC JOYNER All Wrapped Up 1000Another fun art party will be happening at the Corey Helford Gallery. Stop in to celebrate their latest exhibition, “It’s a Jungle Out There,” featuring artist, Eric Joyner.

Eric Joyner’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, and his wildest to date.

The opening reception runs from 7:00 pm till 10:00 pm.

Corey Helford Gallery is located at 8522 Washington Blvd. 310.287.2340;


O1.21 AccordionBabesr more music? The Accordion Babes Revue will celebrate the accordion, featuring Accordion Babe Pinup Calendar girls Mrs. Hobbs of Ketchup Soup, Renee de la Prade, and Amber Lee Baker.

The girls will be joined by a multi-musical line-up from the alternative accordion scene. From blues to punk, experimental to jazz, Latin to gypsy, Bulgarian to Klezmer, opera to cabaret.  Wow thats a lot of accordion!

Show starts at 8:00 pm with Count Smokula. Fais Do Do is located at 5253 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.  Tickets are $10 online at or $15 at the door.  See their FB page for more info


VinnieCaggianoHow bout some more great music at the Good Hurt? Eclectic guitarist, Vinnie Cagianno opens the show at 8:00 pm with his “looping act.” (Yes this is the same Vinnie… that you may have seen play Jazz with me) He is amazing.

Then at 9:00 pm, Vinnie will play with his full band, “The Blue Kind.” Though I have not yet heard them, if Vinnie’s involved, gotta be good. The band describes themselves as…Take the classics, dip it in funk. coat it with blues and powder it with swing!

TheBlueKindThere is a cover charge of $15.00, but if you email Mike and mention LA Art Party at, you’ll get in FREE, Baby!

The Good Hurt is located at 12249 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066;;