O7.21 South davidBoydn a sad note….but South restaurant is having a very special fundraiser today. From noon till midnight South, friends and family of David Boyd will be celebrating his life and the impact he has had on this world.

David passed away due to cancer. About a year ago South organized a wonderful fundraiser for the family while he was still fighting the noble fight. I wrote an article about it for the Santa Monica Daily Press http://www.smdp.com/pdf/070811.pdf  pg 3.

His family and relatives are lovely and everyone was very hopeful. But alas he did not make it. South is once again extending a hand to the family of David, in this tragic time, to help raise some much needed funds.

Adam Milstein (co-owner of South)  talks about his friend, “In addition to every memory David left us with, he left us with the resolve, to ‘Just Give me Possible,’ and to never give up.  Ever. On the 21st of July we would like to celebrate David’s life and help raise money for his amazing wife and kids.
adsouthwgirlHe continues, “Please join us on Saturday the 21st (noon to midnight) to celebrate, share stories, and raise money for Lisa (who will be flying in for the event) and the kids.”
South will be running raffles with great prizes as well as  live bands, and more….

What: Benefit and Celebration for the life of David Boyd
Where: South, 3001 Wilshire Blvd., SM
When: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Phone: 310 828-9988
Website: http://southsantamonica.com/



It’s the 1st day of the 2-day Montana Street Artwalk taking place from 6th

to 17th Streets….on Montana of course.

The Merchants Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Montana Avenue Artwalk, a weekend of art, music, dining and fun!

Shops & restaurants along the ten-block shopping district will feature the work of more than 50 visual artists.

The event will also offer live music, and refreshments, dining specials & other surprises.

Be sure to pop into Ten Women for some original art.

What: 3rd Annual Montana Avenue Artwalk
Where: Montana Avenue, 6th to 17th Streets
When: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-394-2222
Website: http://www.montanaave.com/


Merry Karnowsky Gallery offers an afternoon opening for Printworks, Past and Present. Feature work by Victor Castillo, Shepard Fairey, Mel Cadel, Todd Schorr, just to name a few.

WU 7.21 MerryKarnowskyProsecco and specialty cupcakes will be served.

Merry Kanowsky will be continuing the art party all week with extended hours and cocktails being served till 8:00 pm every night for a week…..love that!

What: Printworks, Past and Present
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408
Website: http://www.mkgallery.com


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Topanga Canyon Gallery is having a group show.

This feisty community driven gallery has wonderful openings and committed artists. A wonderful thing to see.

At this special opening they are asking everyone to bring Non-Perishable Food Items.

Creating A “Canny” Sculpture, this exhbition will benefet the Topanga Women’s Circle.

7.21 TopangaWomensCircleOn view: July 18th – August 5th

What: Opening reception, Hot Fun in the Summertime
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 455-7909
Website: http://www.topangacanyongallery.com/

There’BergamotStationlogo copys also lots happening at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) where the Pick of the week is taking  place at TAG Gallery.

Craig Krull Gallery holds an early opening reception for Buoyancy, which will explore James Fee’s life-long identification of boats, water, islands and bridges as visual metaphors.  See image by James Fee, left.

7.21 Craigkrull FEEFee often photographed sinking ships as symbols of societal malaise, but his photographic practice was really a personal catharsis and self-revelation. Ultimately, bodies of water became the healing and calm that delivered his re-birth.

Also opening tonigth is a show entitled, Yonder featuring Rose-Lynn Fisher’s recent aerial photographs. Craig Krull always offers fabulous exhibitions…be sure to check it out. 

On view: July 21st – Sept 1st

What: Opening reception, Buoyancy, Yonder
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Phone: 310.828.6410
Website: http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

D721 TAG GroupSHowon’t forget to check out the PICK OF THE WEEK at TAG Gallery at 5:00 pm. The full exhibition features artists, Julienne Johnson Pam Douglas, and Camey McGilvray.  

There are several other ones from 5:00-7:00pm like  James Gray Gallery (D-5), and Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2).

And 18th Street Arts Center it’s that time of year again…Time for ArtNight.

This year’s special event features an opening of Michelle Dizon’s video installation Perpetual Peace and Gala Porras-Kim’s installation Prospecting Notes About Sounds.

Bill K7.21 18thST Dizon0712Lelley, Jr. (first Curator in Residence), will discuss his work with now Director of Residency Programs Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and their mutual interest in Social Practice.

Taking place the same eventing, artist and musician Eamon Ore-Giron will perform as DJ LENGUA.

Highways Performance Space will present Patrisse Cullors – Stained, Otis MFA Public Practice students and alumni will present Low Performance: a series of actions and interactio7.21 18thST michelleDizonns.

What: Artnight, group show
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., SM 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Website: http://www.18thstreet.org


WU 7.21 Greene Right WrongIn Culver City….Greene Exhibitions presents a group show, The Right Wrong. Curated by Rob Greene, the show features artists Paul Cherwick, Amy Sarkisian, Jennifer Sullivan and Eric Yahnker

On view: July 21st – September 1st

What: Opening reception, group show The Right Wrong
Where: Greene Exhibitions, 2654 La Cienega Ave., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876 0339
Website: http://www.greene-exhibitions.com


François Ghebaly Gallery presents a performance…..In 2010, David Levine discovered that his father, whom he barely knew, wasWU 7.21 GebahlyPerformance involved in the destruction of Mark Rothko’s estate, and that the estate was likewise involved in the destruction of Levine’s father. Sifting through legal documents, stolen slides, secretly recorded phone calls, video clips, lecture notes,  a series of unsettling coincidences is revealed.

Seating is limited
     Please RSVP to info@blumandpoe.com

What: Performance, David Levine
Where: François Ghebaly Gallery, 2600 La Cienega Blvd
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Phone: 310-280-0777
Website: http://ghebaly.com/

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles also hosts an opening tonight (6-9). http://www.luisdejesus.com/

And a POW PerformChinatonfun Performance Art Festival in Chinatown…..

L.A.’s 4th Annual Showcase of Performance Art from 4pm to Midnight at venues in and around Chung King Road in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

The event will feature 40 performers, including the first performance by Karen Finley in Los Angeles in 14 years, distributed across a host of Chinatown galleries and public spaces from 4pm and Midnight.

Participating venues include Actual Size Los Angeles, Automata, Charlie James Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, Anat Ebgi (The Company), Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, Pepin-Moore, POV Evolving, Sabina Lee Gallery and more…

The Event runs from 4:00 pm till Midnight. For more info contact 213.687.0844 or see their website. http://performchinatown.com