Of course the Venice Biennial takes place once again today…all day on the boardwalk….as well as the Carnival at Windward….Also in Venice….stop by G2 Gallery.

WU PetAdoptionAttention Animal Lovers! Save a kitty of pup today…at the G2 Gallery’s Fourth Annual Pet Adoption. (another reason to love this gallery) Meet the newest member of your family! (I better stay away…I just got a 4 month old kitty)

This year’s Annual Pet Adoption, brings together four passionate, Los Angeles-based animal rescue organizations.  Kitten Rescue, Perfect Pet Rescue, Santé D’Or and FixNation.

What: G2 Gallery’s Fourth Annual Pet Adoption
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842
Website: http://www.theg2gallery.com

GarWU Garboushian JoelPresneill Replicant100boushian Gallery presents Art Talk with Holly Myers (Writer, Critic and Curator) and artist Max Presneill.

This talk will take place amidst the work of The Captain’s Tale OR The Liminal Egyptian: Tall Tales of Fact & Fiction, Presneill’s exhibition of new paintings currently on view at the gallery.

What: Opening reception, Max Presneill
Where: Garboushian Gallery, 427 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: 310.274.5205
Website: http://www.garboushian.com/

If you prefer Santa Monica, BergamotStationlogo copythere’s always a fun happening at the Bergamot Arts Station located at 2525 Michigan Ave.

There’s an early one at Frank Lloyd Gallery (B5B) from 4-6, then another at Rose Gallery (G-5) from 6-8;  and a late one at Copro (T-5) starting at 8:00 pm.

7.14 SMMoA dosa-bannerThe Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift shop, GRACIE, presents dosa for SMMoA, a unique art installation and shop featuring stunning pieces from the internationally acclaimed dosa fashion line and its renowned designer Christina Kim.

Exquisite items from the dosa Spring 2012 and Standard Issue collections will also be available.

July 14 – August 18, 2012

What: dosa for SMMoA
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6488
Website: http://www.shopsmmoa.org

galle7.14 KMGallery JillDaves0612ary km is pleased to present our first solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist Jill Daves, “Chasing the Sun.” The exhibition consists of two parts, one in each of the gallery’s two exhibition rooms.

On view: July 14 – August 18

What: “Chasing the Sun”
Where: gallery km, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: www.gallerykmLA.com

gGallerygGallery celebrates their grand opening featuring artist Baron Margo. Gabor Csupo, Five-time Emmy Award Winner Gabor Csupo, Director & Producer of The Simpsons, Rugrats and Bridge to Therabithia opens a new gallery in Santa Monica.

Should be a fun night with some hollywood peeps. There will also be live performances by Nostalghia.

Inspired by Csupo’s diverse artist taste, gGallery is featuring the works of over 25 artists, from new talent making stunning debut presentations to classic works from the likes of Pop Culture Master Artist Andy Warhol.

What: Grand Opening GGallery, 319 Wilshire Blvd. off 3rd St.
Where : GGallery, 319 Wilshire Blvd. off 3rd St.
When: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Website: http://www.ggalleryla.com/

Now in Century City…if you want to go to KCRW’s Who Shot Rock & Roll music series….GET THERE BEFORE 5:00 pm….(i would go even earlier to check out the art).

KCRW Live Hosts the Who Shot Rock & Roll mWU KCRW Jasonbentleyusic series (Free, RSVP Required) featuring MOBY (live, acoustic performance and DJ set) + KCRW DJ Jason Bentley.

Yeah baby, that’s an art party…Musician, DJ and photographer Moby says he has been taking photos as long as he’s been playing music. Moby recently released a book of photographs called Destroyed, comprised of photographs taken while he was on tour, spending countless sleepless nights in hotel rooms.

RSVP Here on the KCRW website, BUT YOU HAVE TO GET THERE EARLY. It’s a first-come, first-served basis. 4,000 guests will be allowed in and then thats it kids. One wristband per person will be distributed at check-in. Concert check-in begins at 5pm and the show will be from 7:00pm – 10pm.

WU mobyThe public can visit the galleries from 11am – 5pm on Saturday without having to wear a wristband.

After 5pm, the galleries will be accessible until 11pm only to those visitors who are wearing a wristband as a concertgoer. Self-parking in the underground garage at Century Park is a flast rate of $1. You must bring cash and pay upon entry.

What: KCRW’s Who Shot Rock & Roll music series
Where: Annenberg Space for for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. #10 Century Plaza, LA 90067
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213.403.3000
Website: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/

Or  on N. La Brea….there are a couple right next to each other.WU 2JackRutberg

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts offers a summer exhibition with an exciting collection of contemporary and modern paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture, “The Art of Summer” shown in tandem with a reinstallation of the critically celebrated “Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe.” “The Art of Summer,” features new acquisitions of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Vija Celmins, Marc Chagall, Sam Francis, Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Rouault and others.

On view: Jul 14th – Sept 1st

What: The Art of Summer: Contemporary and Modern Works, A Group Exhibition
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5222
Website: http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

WU BleicherRight next door…at Bleicher Gallery, 21st Century Sex gathers recent works of innovative artists who present a voyeuristic peek into the fantasies and realities of sex today, filtered through their own unique perspective. Painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage, fiber art and installation are used to explore sexual fetish, attraction, identity, and orgasm.

Artists will include Simone Gad, Ellen Schinderman, Erin Reiter, Davis & Davis, Art Weeks, Airom, Daphnee Hill, Viet Le, Allois, Devin Johnson,  Gavin Bunner, Steven Fujimoto, Wanda Decca, and more.

What: 21st Century Sex, curated by Shaye Nelson
Where: Bleicher Gallery 355 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Phone: 310 237 6423
Website: http://caporalebleicher.com

In Cu7.14 GeorgeBillie PatriciaChidlaw Luck 2012lver City….George Billis Gallery presents their second annual Cityscape Show, a group show of work by gallery artists and selected guest artists.

The Cityscape Show is a visual exploration of the environs we inhabit… Los Angeles.  Artists include: Todd Brainard, Jay Brockman,  Bruce Everett, Sharon Feder, Sean M. Flynn, Danny Heller, Eric Hesse, Robert Laduke, Dave Lefner, Daniel Lavitt, Christy Botkin Reeves, Johnny Robertson, Barbara Strasen, David Thomas, Sarah Williams, Karen Woods and more.

On view: July 14th – Sept 1st

See image, Patricia Chidlaw, Luck, 2012, oil on canvas, 28 x 40 inches

What: Opening reception, The Cityscape Show, Group Show
Where: The George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90029
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 838-3685
Website: www.georgebillis.com

7.14 WalterMacielWalter Maciel Gallery offers a select group of photographs from Walt’s Cessna’s Wolfpack! series in conjunction with the West Coast book launch of his new book FUKT 2 START WITH : SHORT STORIES & BROKEN WERD.

See image, left by Walt Cessna

In the back gallery, new video works by Barry Anderson, Rebeca Bollinger, William Edwards and John Jurayj will be shown as part of a group show entitled that explores the topic of landscape.

What: Opening reception, and book lauch, Walt Cessna; Videos – group show
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Ave., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840
Website: http://waltermacielgallery.com

Tons of other galliery openings here…like one at Blum & Poe 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd,(6-8), Cherry and Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd (6-8), David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., Unit A (6-9). You’ll spot some more…gonna be a hoppin night.
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There’s a group show offered at Carmichael Gallery. Curated by Simmy Swinder, “A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time” features artists Shane Hope, Evan Nesbit, , Husmann/Tschaeni, Adam Parker Smith and Lola Rose Thompson.

On view: July 14th – August 4th

What: Opening reception, “A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time”
Where: Carmichael Gallery 5795 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 939 0600

WU MarkMoore DavidEllisFollowing GO EAST – the first incarnation in a two-part “gallery swap” project with Joshua Liner Gallery (NY) – Mark Moore Gallery presents GO WEST: David Ellis and Kris Kuksi, featuring two concurrent solo exhibitions curated by Joshua Liner.

On view: July 14th – August 18th

What: Opening reception, “GO WEST: David Ellis and Kris Kuksi”
Where: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453-3031
Website: http://www.markmooregallery.com

The Whole 9 Gallery presents TaINVITE-TASTE-OF-CULVER-CITY-061912ste Culver City, Make Peace. Sample delicious foods from Culver City Restaurants.  Enjoy Live music and of course fantastic art.

Wine and food tastings from these eateries: Culver City Hotel, Grand Casino, Kay and Dave’s, K-Zo, La Rocca’s and lots more.

BE aware this is a BENEFIT!!! Tickets are $50.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door. All proceeds go to the Peace Project Initiatives helping people is Sierra Leonne Africa.

Click here to order tickets.


What: Taste Culver City, Make Peace
Where: The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main St., Culver City, CA, 90232
When: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-4600


WU-Lebasse EricFortuneCulver City, CA – LeBasse Projects is pleased to announce the first large-scale solo exhibition for the Columbus, Ohio based artist Eric Fortune.

Fortune has produced a stunning array of work for his newest solo exhibition, ‘A Life to Leave,’ that deals with characters in transition between the known and the unknown.

A Life to Leave’ will be the first time Fortune has created such a large body of work, in what is his most compelling exhibition to date.

What: Opening reception, Eric Fortune, ‘A Life to Leave’
Where: LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd., LA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0200
Website: http://www.lebasseprojects.com/