Let’s not forget that St Paddy’s Day is THIS Tuesday.STPaddyslogo If you prefer to celebrate on the weekend…or just want to get started early, there are some early St Paddy Day events taking place tonight. See the bottom of Today’s post, for more info.

Start the art party early in Santa Monica….it’s time for the 9th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk from 12pm-5pm.

ThSat-Mar14-SMAS-ArtWalke public is invited to explore over 60 artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars.

This is a really fun event. It will feature open studios, art and ceramic demonstrations, theater and art workshops, live music and food trucks, the ArtWalk offers a fun-filled day of artistic exploration.

Jackie Nach will hold 1 hour, special mono-printmaking workshops in her studio #24. If you are interested in taking a workshop with Jackie….sign up as soon as you get there or better yet, send her an email and let her know your choice of times: Noon – 1pm; 1-2pm; 3-4pm; 4-5pm;

Jackie will also be selling her unique, handmade, fun/artsy necklaces!

Artist Gus Harper will participate in the event. “I am very excited to be part of the Santa Monica art walk, explained Harper. “I grew up in Santa Monica and I feel like it is an honor to be a part of the Santa Monica art community.”

SSat-Mar15SMAS-Gus-Harper Buff-Guy 0315ee image: by Gus Harper
“Buff Guy”
22 x 30
oil and acrylic on wood

Harper participated in the art walk back it first started. He recently rented a studiod at the airport again. “I’m happy to be sharing my space with Chad Clough, another Santa Monica artist. I will be showing some sneak preview paintings from my ‘Minor Identity Crisis’ show (opens April 18th) as well as some of my ‘poetics’ and some other paintings.”

There will also be live music and food trucks in the airport’s converted airplane hangars.

Free admission, parking and bike valet. Open to all

What: Open Studios and Artwalk
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Website: http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com


In Los Feliz…

At another early event, enjoy an art talk at LAMAG in conjunction with its current exhibition. The Curator / Juxtapoz Talk features Andrew Hosner, Gary Pressman, Greg Escalante, Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Gwynn Vitello, Evan Pricco, and Jeff Soto.

RPOW-R-Williams The-Everywhere-at-Once-Cabrioletobert Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, and with as much frequency denigrated as an irreverent iconoclast among the arbiters of “high” art. As both patriarch and outlaw, Williams’ enduring influence on the New Contemporary movement is undeniable.

See image: Robert Williams,
The Everywhere at Once Cabriolet

What: Art Talk
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA 90027
When: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
Website: http://lamag.org http://thinkspacegallery.com/ http://www.copronason.com/


Downtown…from 3-6pm, CB1 GALLERY premieres new exhibitions 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 90021 http://www.cb1gallery.com

Also in that area…starting at 6 pm, Grice Bench (915 Mateo Street, #210, LA 90021) hosts an artist reception which runs through 8pm. http://www.gricebench.com/


Back in Santa Monica…

bG Gallery presents COMBINES, inspired by Rauschenberg’s term for works combining painting and sculpture.

This exhibit includes historic andSat-Mar14-BGGallery contemporary pioneers in bridging practices to create works that integrate divergent art forms.

Artists include: Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Hundertwasser, Henry Miller, Bob Branaman, Philip Vaughan, Liz McGrath, Simone Gad, Holly Boruck, Linda Smith, Nathan Cartwright, Teresa Flowers, Mike Saijo, Shiri Mordechay, Ellen Schinderman, Carol Powell, David Brady, Joanna Sadowsky, Stephen Anderson, Melissa Meier, Lizzy Waronker, Susan Moss and Neal Varnes, David Quick, and more.

On view: March 14 – March 28

What: Artist reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211
Website: http://www.bGartGalleries.com


Also at Bergamot Station…

Lois Lambert Gallery presents “Hovering, Photographs at the Boundaries of Nature” a collection of digital photographs by Gregg Wilensky.

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“Cuprous frozen Bois de Boulogne I”
42″ x 28″
Archival digital print

Wilensky’s work explores the line between abstraction and realism emphasizing the emotive by abstracting the landscape with its color forms and lines. In this body of photographs Wilensky uses the digital dark room to help stimulate an emotional response by controlling the abstraction of the landscape and capturing the essence of the photograph.

In the Project Room “Especímenes Secretos (Secret Specimens)” featuring the art of Monica Leal Cueva is also opening tonight. 

On view: March 14 – May 10

What: Opening reception
e: Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, E-3, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310 829-6990
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Website: http://www.loislambertgallery.com


Head to Hollywood…Tif Sigfrids (1507 Wilcox Ave., LA 90028) features an artist reception from 4-7pm. http://www.tifsigfrids.com


Also nearby…Regen Projects, (6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038)throws an art party from 6-8pm. http://www.regenprojects.com


In the Miracle Mile area (down the street from our Pick of the Week)…

Wallspace debuts a solo exhibition “Slipping on Spilt Paint” by Gary John, with an artist reception tonight.

Gary John has been a street artiSat-Mar14-Wallspacest since 1985. Originally from Seattle, WA he moved to Venice Beach in 2004 and began selling his art on the boardwalk. Along with American pop culture & comic books, John cites the work of Picasso, Keith Haring and Basquiat as his artistic inspirations.

After 10 years on the boardwalk and experiencing “a bout with homelessness,” John exploded onto the International Art Scene first at Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was named one of 20 standout artists at the 2014 NY Affordable Art Fair. He continues to show consistently on the art fair circuit here in America and now also shows in Europe.

On view: March 14 – April 11

What: Opening reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 North La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of Melrose – parking available in back)
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com


Also nearby (head South on La Brea)…KP Projects / MKG (170 S. La Brea Ave, LA 90036) throws an art party for a group exhibition from 7-10pm. RSVP ESSENTIAL TO: RSVP@MKGALLERY.COM. http://www.mkgallery.com/


Also on La Brea…

Sat-Mar14-DavidKordanskyDavid Kordansky Gallery is very pleased to announce “John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman.”

The exhibition will open on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5130 W. Edgewood Place and will continue on view through April 25. An opening reception will be held on March 14 from .

“John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, with guests Mai-Thu Perret and Blair Thurman” brings together the work of five artists united through common influences and friendship. The exhibition will take shape as a single immersive installation.

As a mosaic of paintings and other wall-based works in which the conversations between the artists are as important as their discrete contributions, its eccentricities and delights celebrate the pleasures of collaboration and friendship, including above all the collaboration between object and viewer that is art’s necessary fulcrum.

On view: March 14 – April 25

What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 323.935.3030
Website: http://davidkordanskygallery.com/


Another Culver City event takes place at Roberts & Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd.) from 6-8pm. http://www.robertsandtilton.com/


Hang out with the artists Diane ChrisSat-Mar14-Glike event 031415tiansen and Seung Huh. They will be in attendance to talk about their work on display.

Glike Gallery will be hosting free music with three bands: Obligatos consisting of Rick Lee and Joey Galvan. Guitar works by Joe Baiza and sounds from Hookah led by Warde Randall.

Refreshments and free parking. Free and open to the public.

What: Music and Art
Where: Glike Gallery, 5890 Blackwelder Street, Suite B, Culver City, CA, 90230
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (626) 310-2887
Website: www.glikegallery.com


One more in Culver City…

Sat-Mar13-CHG-CIRCA DREAMLANDS Page 1Corey Helford Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of “Dreamlands”, an exhibition inspired by the landscapes of our dreams. This exhibit has been specially curated by founder of Sweet Streets and Hi-Fructose Magazine contributor, Caro. The show features work by 35 diverse artists from all over the world.

Participating artists include: Amy Sol, Aron Wiesenfeld, Atsuko Goto, Caitlin Hurd, Carol Liu, Ciou, Hannah Yata, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Jessicka Addams, Joanne Nam, Kazuhiro Hori, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kazuki Umezawa, Krista Huot, Lola, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Mab Graves, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Natalie Shau, Nouar, Rebecca Leveille Guay, Sonya Fu, So Youn Lee, Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, Teiji Hamaya, Tom Bagshaw, Yoh Nagao, Yoko d’Holbachie, Yosuke Ueno, and Yumiko Kayukawa.

On view: March 14 – April 11th

What: Opening reception
Where: CHG Circa, 8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 7:00 pm ‑ 10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340
Website: www.coreyhelfordgallery.com


In Highland Park…

The NELA Artnight takes place tonight. Curator Ted Meyer presents the work of artists Bruce Dean and Anna Stump in “Extinct Birds,” at EklectoMania Gallery.

Dean’s graphite drawings are reminiscent of pre-20th century scientific journals.

Sat-Mar13-TedMeyer-AnnaStumpAnna Stump’s acrylic paintings on paper provide a colorful foil to Dean’s black and white drawings.

See image: “Carrier Pigeon.Blue” Anna Stump, ©2015

Formal qualities of abstraction and figure/ground flipping, combined with political subjects dressed with decorative tropes, are important elements of Stump’s paintings.

What: Opening reception
Where: EklectoMania Gallery, 6152 York Boulevard, LA, 90042.
When: 6-10pm
Phone: 818 590 3341 or 323 683 2205.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/eklectomania


Here are a couple more galleries participating in NELA. Cactus Gallery (3001 North Coolidge Ave. LA, 90039, Elysian Valley AKA Frogtown), hosts an artist reception from 6-10pm.  http://www.cactusgallery.blogspot.com/

And another in Highland Park – Avenue 50 Studio (131 N. Avenue 50, 90042), debuts new exhibiions from 7-10pm. http://www.avenue50studio.org


In Silverlake…
If you love animals…head to La Luz de Jesus Gallery. A five year labor of love by Photographer Suzanne Allison, “Gimme Shelter” contains beautiful photos featuring notable celebrities such as Steven Tyler, Amanda Seyfried, Courtney Cox, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Demi Moore with their pets.

TSat-Mar14-LaLuz-gimme-shelterhe heartfelt foreword by Johnny Depp and touching quote from Matthew Modine set the tone for this intimate look at celebrities and their pets.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Gimme Shelter will go to The Amanda Foundation’s mobile spay/neuter clinic, The Brittany Foundation, Pet Orphans of Southern California as well as many other animal charities and rescues.

Gimme Shelter serves as a tribute to all of the pets featured and to all pets that have had the good fortune of being in safe loving homes. Allison’s intention is to inspire everyone to treat their pets as family members. In an effort to alleviate overcrowded shelters and rescues, be sure to SPAY/NEUTER and MICROCHIP!

Gimme Shelter
ISBN: 978-0-615-90321-7
Price: $75.00 USD

Only books and records purchased here will qualify for signing.
Reserve your signed copies today!
Contact the book store for purchase information.
(323)663-0122 or sales@soapplant.com

What: Book Release/Signing
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667
Website: www.laluzdejesus.com


In Venice…

artHAUS LA presents Verve: An Immersive Art Experience, the launch of a new fine art movement in West LA, where public art exhibitions are not given as much exposure as in other parts of LA.

This free art event will be open to the public for Sat-Mar14-Verve-Arthausfive days only from 12noon to 6:00pm. artHAUS LA will curate memorable gallery shows, in exquisite settings, showcasing world class artists to collectors, ardent devotees and casual observers.

Opening gala is Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 7pm to 12am. There will also be special events on March 18th and 19th and a closing party with the Venice Art Crawl.

Artists include: Jason Shawn Alexander Art, Jonathan Bickart, Daniel Bilmes, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Maria Kreyn, Jeremy Mann – Artist, Chris Saunders, Hans Walør // Art + Design
and Christine Wu.

Benefiting Create:Fixate Foundation and Sunscreen Film Festival www.createfixate.com www.ssffwest.com

This is a FREE event be sure to check out this link for more info….RSVP Now Http://Verve2015.com/

What: Artist reception
Where: 585 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When:  7pm – 12am
Website: Http://Verve2015.com/


It’s the 3rd Annual “PADDY O’PARTY” at Whiskey Red’s. 

Presented by Spin PR and Whiskey Red’s, theSat-Mar14-WhiskeyReds-stpattysflyervf4web event features a special St. Paddy’s Day Menu, Irish Drink Specials and Live Entertainment.

Festivities include: Special St. Patrick’s Day menu; DJ & Live Music; Photo Booth & More. Enjoy $4 Green Beer; $5 Whiskey Shots; $6 Guinness Beer; $7 Irish Car Bombs;

Doors open at 5pm. COST: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Don’t Drink and Drive…pick a designated driver!

Valet Available for $4.50

What: St Paddy’s Day party
Where: Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When: 5 pm
Phone: 310-823-4522
Website: www.whiskeyreds.com


Rock & Reilly’s presents 4th Annual St. Paddy’s Block Party to benefit House of Blues Music Forward Foundation.

The event takes place in Reilly’s Back Lot 8911 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 enter via Hilldale north of Sunset Blvd.

ESat-Mar14-RockRiellys-AnnualBlockPartynjoy DJ’s, Food Trucks, Bouncy House & 100 Kegs of Green Beer

21 and OVER

RAIN OR SHINE; tickets are non refundable

ENTRY IS NOT GUARANTEED AFTER 3PM and is subject to capacity.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

What: St Paddy’s Day party
Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub, 8911 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. When: 1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Website: http://rnrpub.com/