Tonight we have events all over starting early in the day…downtown…and don’t forget to check out our Upcoming Events Page for a listing of FREE music…
Art Share Los Angeles hosts an art talk. Los Angeles native and visual artist Robert Vargas is emerging as a leading creative force in the revitalization of Downtown LA’s art scene. His paintings and drawings infuse classic genres of portraiture and nudes with an avant-garde explosivity that not only captures the visage and likeness of his subjects, but seems to excavate the intimate aspects of their character.
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What: Art talk
Where: ArtShare LA, 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Phone: (213) 687-4278
Another early one in Hollywood…Tif Sigfrids debuts “Mertzbau: An Exhibition by Joe Sola featuring Albert Mertz.” Reception: 4-6pm; Tif Sigfrids, 1507 Wilcox Ave., LA, 90028; 323 907-9200;
More downtown, starting at 6pm…DAC Gallery hosts a summer group show from 6-8pm; DAC Gallery, 431 S. Broadway, LA, 90013; 213-627-7374
Please join Inner-City Arts – one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, to celebrate the 10th Annual Summer on Seventh Seventh.
One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning its award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity.
Enjoy live music on a rooftop, gourmet food trucks, drinks, art installations and more! Proceeds from The 10th Annual Summer on Seventh event support the Inner-City Arts’ mission and helps provide underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education.
Live music performances from The Gaslamp Killer, J Rocc, The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble & dublab. Inspiring art installations featuring artists Animal Charm, Awol Erizku, Karl Haendel, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Kathleen Ryan, Christine Wang curated by Night Gallery; gourmet food trucks and more.
Proceeds from the event support the Inner-City Arts’ mission of providing life-changing opportunities to more than 150,000 children living in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
Tickets range from $45-$55. The admission charge covers the rooftop concert. There will be food and drink available for purchase. For additional info or to purchase tickets HERE. Please RSVP to Kori at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Summer on Seventh Benefit
Where: Inner-City Arts – 720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: 6:00pm – Saturday, July 16, 2016
LACDA presents the world debut of the new art video by Toban Nichols titled Saturnine Tassajara.
The video will play across all 4 screens in the media room facing out on 4th Street. There will be costumes and images from the film on display along with some other surprises.
Refreshments will be served.
On view: July 14-Aug. 12, 2016
What: Screening & reception
Where: LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: (213) 629-1102
Samuel Freeman presents “How to Build a Foghorn,” an exhibition with Mie Olise, Erik Parra, Craig Kauffman and Bridget Beck.
L to R: Mie Olise, Untitled, 2016, Lithograph, 20 x 27 in.; Erik Parra, Arrangement with Bunny, 2016, Acrylic, Marker and Spray Paint on Panel, 11 x 14in.; Craig Kauffman, Thai Orchids with Numbers, 1989, Mixed Media on Silk, 40 x 30in.; Bridget Beck, Poetry Studio, 2012, Painted Steel, 22′ 7″ x 22′ 1″ x 24′ 8″
These artists translate the hidden language of man-made landscapes through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. We each navigate a daily passage through subconscious negotiation, where expectations are met constantly and unnoticeably, but if a fog rolls in our world quickly becomes an ambiguous environment lacking normal cues for location or definition. The gathered works in How to Build a Foghorn do not so much warn of impending danger as reveal a different understanding of the reality surrounding us. Expected constructions shape-shift into novel configurations, ships, tree houses, benches and structures, while flowers become skyscrapers who have simply forgotten that scale is a matter of perspective.
What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Continue to Washington Blvd…
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects presents “Murmurs,” the second solo exhibition with New York-based artist, Angel Otero.
Otero is known for his innovative and involved painting process. In the past the artist has begun each painting by reproducing a reference image in thick oil paint on a large plate of glass. Once the paint is nearly dry, he scrapes the painting off of the glass surface, creating “oil skins,” which he collages onto large-scale canvases. In this process, the artist reverses some elements of the original painting and distorts others, reclaiming the canvas for his individual artistic vision. In his new works, Otero layers several source images into the initial layers of paint on glass. This results in more complex abstractions as he collages the final canvases.
On view: July 16 – August 27, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
In Santa Monica…Get there a bit early to check out a couple at Bergamot Station…Leslie Sacks has a group show currently on viw title “Group Text” plus enjoy rare etchings by Pablo Picaso. This is NOT an opening, the gallery closes at 6pm. Leslie Sacks Gallery, Bergamot Station, B6, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404;
Also at Bergamot Station…
Join Lois Lambert Gallery for the opening of the Amy Hill, Catherine Coan, and Phil Kho exhibitions. Come and meet the artists. The exhibtions will be on display through the 4th of September.
Phil Kho – “Outside In II”
Amy Hill – “Bohemians”
Catherine Coan – “I’m Game”
What: Opening reception
Where: Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, E-3, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 829-6990
In Santa Monica…
ARENA 1 Gallery is pleased to present “Presidential Rogues Gallery: Satirical Posters 1960s-Present.” The exhibition was curated by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and will be on view during the time when both Republican and Democratic Party conventions are held for the 2016 elections.
Spanning administrations from Lyndon Johnson’s to the present, the posters in A Presidential Rogues Gallery have nothing in common with traditional electoral posters supporting one candidate over another. Whether mobilizing against war, criticizing social policy, or targeting hypocrisy, both Republicans and Democrats are targeted in this exhibition.
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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 – 9:00pm – July 16, 2016
One more in the Santa Monica area…The Braid features the photography of Penny Wolin. Reception: 7-9pm; The Braid, 2912 Colorado St., Suite 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310 315-1400;
Marc Selwyn Fine Art hosts an opening reception from 6-8pm. Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212;
AA|LA presents a group exhibition titled “Bone Structure.” Artists include Kevin Beasley, Marco Gomez, Devin Kenny, Felipe Meres, Sondra Perry, Kameelah Rasheed, Bobby Trotman. Reception 6-9pm; AA|LA, 7313 Melrose Ave., LA, 90046;
New Image Art Gallery celebrates a solo exhibition featuring new work by Alex Gardner titled “Laugh Now Cry Now.”
Alex Gardner’s paintings have a cold, surreal feeling upon first glance but as one engages the work further, the caring hand, the gentle embrace, and the smooth caress become equally apparent. The bodies are youthfully slender, sensually sleek, and mysteriously beautiful with the omission of facial features furthering the notion of a universal human experience.
On view: July 16 – August 6, 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Also nearby…Gavlak LA debuts “Sex Works / WOMEN Words Phrases and Stories,” a solo exhibit by Betty Tompkin. Reception: 6-8pm; Gavlak LA, 1034 North Highland Ave., LA 90038; 323.467.5700;
In Boyle Heights…
Corey Helford debuts new exhibitions….
Enjoy new works from internationally recognized Los Angeles artist and pop surrealist pioneer Camille Rose Garcia. Garcia’s latest series of gothic-psychedelic nature paintings, titled “Phantasmacabre,” will be her first solo show in Los Angeles since 2011 and debut the biggest paintings of her career. In addition, this will be Garcia’s first show with CHG.
CHG also presents its first solo exhibition, titled “Allusions and Allegories,” with world-renowned fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
On view: July 16 – August 20
Nearby…D+H Contemporary presents “Finding Walter Hopps,” a group exhibition featuring artists Linda Litteral, Delgato, Wolfgang Meesenburg (CamWam), Zachary Susskind, J.Hinos, Tim Fisher, Alphonso Acosta and True Delorenzo. Reception: 7-10pm; D+H Contemporary, 155 W Washington blvd, #940, LA, 90015; 858 401-9549;
Or head to the Westside for some music…In Venice…
In the eleventh annual celebration of song and literature – THE LIT SHOW, LA’s Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS performs songs with lyrics taken from classic literature. You’ve read the book, now hear the song!
Suzy partners with accomplished pianist and composer Brad Kay, and joined by their band of renowned LA musicians including Dan Weinstein and Don Allen. Guest singers: Emily Misch and Flo Lawrence. This stellar celebration of music and literature feature new pieces based on words written by Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, George Bernard Shaw, Langston Hughes, Isaac Asimov and Edmond Rostand.
THE LIT SHOW repertoire includes the likes of J.D. Salinger, Hafiz, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram.
ADMISSION – $20
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Where: Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd
The Marina del Rey Summer Concerts presents its FREE music series…
Tonight, enjoy the music of grammy award winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
The talented couple has been married for over 38 years and have shared a tremendous amount of success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors.
They have received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. They have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. They are currently celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers.
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What: Free Concert
Where: Burton Chace Park Address: 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292