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Bergamot Station hosts several art parties tonight….

Sat 6.15 Berg FrankLloyd Cheryl Ann Thomas RelicsThe Frank Lloyd Gallery presents an exhibition of new work in porcelain by Cheryl Ann Thomas. Including examples of both Relics and Vessels, this show demonstrates the artist’s persistent stylistic development. Each stage of her evolution has been natural, with nothing forced or contrived in her transitions.

See image: Cheryl Ann Thomas, Relics 354-357, 2013, porcelain, 20 x 26 x 25 in.

On view: June 15th – July 13th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866

Sat 6.15 PatrickPainterPatrick Painter, Inc, holds an opening reception for “Black & White: 5 Artists 4 Cities.”

The group exhibition features the works of VALIE EXPORT, Francesca Gabbiani, Tatjana Doll, Valerie Favre, and Melli Ink.

On view: June 15, 2013- July 13

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

Sat 6.15 GalleryKM ChristineFrerichsOne more in Santa Monica….

gallery km holds an opening reception for The Conversation, the first solo show of work by Los Angeles-based artist Christine Frerichs.

On view: June 15th – July 27th

What: Opening reception
Where: gallery km, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

A couple more in Santa Monica…

This is not an art opening, but a fun event….Kathmandu Boutique hosts its quarterly evening of celebrating community with live music, art and food. Owner, Reena Gauchan is a generous and loving soul and welcomes everyone. The event offers home-cooked NEPALESE vegan food and special NEPALESE chia (tea) hot cider.

WU Sat 6.15 Kathmandu party junePlease be sure to bring your own plate, cup, fork and water….to help keep it a GREEN event. Donations are being accepted for cerebral palsy children in Nepal.

Kathmandu will be open all day with organized events and features  drumming, live painting, yoga, and talks. Performers include: Stephanie Lallouz, Hubie Vine, Jacqueline Angelica, Andres Salcedo, Danni El, and Stephen Day The music starts at 4:00 pm

Be sure to check their FB Page for the full schedule.

What: Quarterly Gathering
Where: Kathmandu Boutique, 1844 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:00 – 12:00 am
Phone: 310-396-4036
Website: FB Page

Studio FIVE08 holds an opening reception for a group show entitled “A Frozen Fire.”

AWU Sat 6.15 studioFIVE08 -6-15-13rtists include: Jon Measures, Telopa Treloky, Michael M Christy Art, Jeff Cohen, David Brady Artist, Michael Foulkrod, Bil Burri, Wolf Gomez, Seitaku TAK Aoyama,Tony Venegas, Sean Joyce, Carlos Ulloa, Phil Santos, Timothy Robert Smith, Louie Metz, Liz Peterson, Jessie Fohrman, Andreanna Iakovidis, Vega, Kelly Allen, Erin Stone.

On view: June 15th – June 29th

What: Opening reception
Where: Studio FIVE08, 508 Santa Monica Blvd at 5th St., SM
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-994-9400

Close by in Venice…

EWU Sat 6.15 eightytwo-thumbightyTwo Gallery holds a grand opening art reception tonight featuring some local Venice favorites such as Jules Muck….(love her).

The group show, “Icons and Satire” is a one day pop up curated, by Diana Munoz.

Artists include: Benjamin Alejandro, KAI, Ramsey Chahine, Jules Muck, Christopher Cuseo, Nathan Smith.

Check out the video about the artists and tonight’s show.

What: Opening
Where: EightyTwo Gallery, 1720 Main St., Venice, 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 11: 00 pm

One more in Venice…

At Electric Lodge (1416 Electric Ave.), artist Susan Gesundheit’s work is featured in an opening from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

In the Hollywood area…

WU Sat 6.15 BobbiWoodsEast of Vine….

Pepin Moore is proud to present “(Not) Coming Soon (Enough),” a solo exhibition of new works by Bobbi Woods.

(Not) Coming Soon (Enough) includes a new suite of Woods’ one-sheet movie poster works and an installation of DVD takeaways.

On view: June 15th – July 20th

What; Opening Reception
Where: Pepin Moore, 5849 1/2 W Sunset Blvd., LA 9002
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 213-626-0501

Then head west a bit to Highland….

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art celebrates its one year anniversary with an Exhibition of Paintingsand Sculpture and Photographs.

TSat 6.15 DianeRosenstein Anniversary evitehe group exhibition features new work along with important highlights from previous shows, including Louise Nevelson (The Black Mirror), Thomas Downing (The Washington School) and Alexandra Hedison (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere).

See image: First Anniversary Exhibition poster, courtesy of Diane Rosenstein Fine Art

On view: June 15th – August 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.397.9225

In Culver City…

Sat 6.15 WesternProject Orbit-2013-36x32-590x659Western Project presents the second solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Dion Johnson. Vivid Slipstream is a new body of work of dynamic opposites; of expansiveness and compression, darkness and light.

In the tradition of Karl Benjamin and Lorser Feitelson, and their interest in the environment and landscape, Johnson uses color to evoke the contemporary urban, digital and natural landscape of Southern California. Influenced by the architecture of Eero Saarinen and geometric gestures of Ellsworth Kelly, Johnson skews the vocabulary of abstraction into a hybrid techno-language.

On view: June 15th – July 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: Western Project, 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.838.0609

Tonight, two new exhibitions open at Mark Moore Gallery. “Empty Distances,” a groupexhibition is presented by the gallery along with guest curator Caryn Coleman.

Sat 6.15 MarkMoore DeborahStratmanThe show spotlights the work of artists James Aldridge, Darren Banks, Sean Higgins, Deborah Stratman, Alan Warburton, and a selection of episodes from “The Twilight Zone.”

See image: Deborah Stratman, …These Blazeing Starrs!, 2011, 16mm film, 14:16 minutes / film still

In the Project Room, enjoy “Untitled #160 (Balcombe)” (2011-2013), the latest video by gallery artist Josh Azzarella.

On view: June 15th – July 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453-3031

In West LA…Giant Robot 2 (2062 Sawtelle Boulvevard) also hosts an opening from 2-9pm.

Sat 6.15 DAC MarioCanali MELO 664 lowOr Downtown LA…

In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, the National Italian American Foundation, and Comites, and under the auspices of The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery presents the opening of Mario Canali: New Works.

The exhibition will feature oil paintings on canvas and panel, as well as drawings on panel.

What: Opening reception
Where: DAC Gallery, 828 S Main St., LA 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 213-627-7374

A couple more in the downtown area…one at Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd. from 7-10pm   Right next door, Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road) has an opening from 7-10pm.