JTAGSMALLPerhaps you’d like to take the weekend off and head to Joshua Tree for a lovely weekend. JTAG holds an opening reception for its newest show, Spring Awakening.

The new exhibition features the work of artists: David Burnham, Kim Chasen, Karen Florek, Frederick Fulmer, Marcia Geiger, David Mackenize, Naomi Parker, Drew Reese, Coco Hall, Suzanne Ross, & Tobi Toboada.

What: Spring Awakening, group show
Where: Joshua Tree Art Gallery 61607 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92552
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 760 366 3636

2022 Update: The Joshua Tree Art Gallery website is no longer working


Or if you decide to stay in LA,…stop by Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica for two events happening in the afternoon.

3.10 Berg PeterFetterman LillianBassmanPeter Fetterman Gallery celebrats the life of famed fashion photographer, Lillian Bassman. She just pasted away at the age of 94 last month. On view March 10th – June 9th

What: Lillian Bassman: A Life 1917-2012
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. LA 90404
When: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.453-6463
Website: http://www.peterfetterman.com


Also at Bergamot, enjoy an Artist Panel: Cultural Illusions at TAG gallery featuring Katie Crown, Ernie Marjoram, Juan Rosenfeldt.

What: Artist Panel: Cultural Illusions with Katie Crown, Ernie Marjoram, Juan Rosenfeldt
Where: TAG Gallery (D-3), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. LA 90404
When: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Phone: 310.829.9556
Website: http://www.taggallery.net


Also in Santa Monica….

lowres400NoirFest SantaMonicaEnjoy one more event as part of NoirFest Santa Monica, take a look back at the history of Santa Monica and Los Angeles in the noir period with authors Alain Silver (Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles), Ernest Marquez (Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California) and David Kipen (Los Angeles in the 1930s), as well as SMPL Image Archives Librarian Cynni Murphy.

What: Panel Discussion: Bay City and Beyond
Where: Main Library, MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, SM
When: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Website: http://noirfestsm.com/


After the Pick of the week, since you’r in Venice, you’ll want to stop into L&M Arts, Los Angeles who always has a hoppin’ art party goin’ on. Tonight L&M Arts, Los Angeles celebrates the work of Robin Rhode with the opening reception of “Imaginary Exhibition.” South African-born aritst Robin Rhode‘s work blends fine art, street culture and performance. Robin Rhode currently resides in Berlin. The show runs from March 10th – April 21st

What: Robin Rhode  “Imaginary Exhibition”
Where: L&M Arts, Los Angeles 660 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-821-6400

2022 Update: The L&M Arts Gallery website is no longer working


C.A.V.E. Gallery presents new works by Christopher Cuseo, John Park and Craww.

What: Group show, Christopher Cuseo, John Park and Craww.
Where: C.A.V.E. Gallery 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

2022 Update: The C.A.V.E. Gallery website is no longer working

Also in Venice…deyermond books and photographer Mark Edward Harris present Japan in our Hearts. Proceeds will go to help Japan. Beer, Sake and  omnusubi rice balls will be served.

What: Japan in our Hearts, Mark Edward Harris
Where: deyermond art + books, 2801 Main St. Santa Monica, 90405
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Phone: 310-450-4400

2022 Update: The deyermond art + books website is no longer working


Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) presents “The F-Stops Here.” Curated by Silvia Sonnenschmidt and Thomas Volkmann, this special cross-cultural photography exhibit featuring LAAA photo-based artists alongside international photographers.

3.10 825GalleyArtists include: Aras Karimi, Gwen Samuels, Tony Kelly, Heather Scholl, Echo Lew, Philipp Schumacher, Lynne McDaniel, Wouter Stelwagen, Adele Mills, Phil Tarley, Olga Ponomarenko, Lacey Terrell, Sinan Revell, Lee Tonks, Liesje Reyskens, Michael B. Wood.

What: The F-Stops Here (group show)
Where: Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. LA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://www.laaa.org

Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art in Culver City, holds an opening recpeption for artist Ben Sakoguchi as part of Pacific Standard Time. The works on view are sensitive to the rhythms of popular culture and to a communications and media culture that has dramatically changed since this artist began his post Pop Art project in the mid nineteen sixties. The show runs from March 10th – April 21st

What: Ben Sakoguchi: Paintings 1966-2008
Where: Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, 8568 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-815-1100

2022 Update: The Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art website is no longer working

Corey Helford Gallery offers Numina featurig artist Amy Sol as well as guest artist Tom Bagshaw. Inspired by the word “numinous,” Sol selected “Numina” as the title for her new exhibition, based on the curvature of its letters, feminine qualities, and sound alluding to magic and mystery – all elements embodied in her latest collection of paintings.

Numina will feature ten new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings, infused with Sol’s signature soft colors, dream settings, delicate washes and loose layering of acrylic paint. Her aesthetic balances between illustration and painting while her narrative combines ethereal settings with animals and female figures. http://amysol.com/

Tom Bagshaw’s work explores themes of fantasy, beauty and mysticism. Both exhibitions will be on view from March 10 – March 28, 2012

What: Amy Sol Reception Numina with Tom Bagshaw
Where: Corey Helford Gallery
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340
Website: http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/