In Culver City….

Word is Art Gallery hosts an art workshop…”Beauty and the Charm Holder” today at 10:00 am with instructor Mari Burnette.

“We4pix WordisArt will cover wire wrapping, forging and texturing the wire, as well as adhering text to some of your objects. says instructor Marbi Burnette. “You will learn to make eye pins, headpins, and other simple wire wrapping techniques. We will begin the class by making a charm holder. Then we will hang charms, beads, found objects, etc, from the holder. Once the charm holder is complete we will continue with more wire wrapping while we embellish a chain with beads and several bead stations. When finished, you will have two fabulous pieces, to be worn alone or together. You will be the envy of all, once you have transformed plain ole wire and chain into Beauty and the Charm Holder.”

To register for classes: http://thewordisart.com/classes

Fee: $85.00

What: Workshop
Where: The Word is ART Gallery, 9349 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232
When: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: 310.558.0856
Website: http://thewordisart.com/

The Pick of the BergamotStationlogo copyWeek…takes place at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Here are a couple more.

Rosamund Felsen Gallery celebrates the work of Judith Barry.

CSat-Mar22-RosamundFelson-JBa14ontinuing her “Not reconciled” series where she investigates the construction of subjectivity, history and identity in countries and cultures around the world, Judith Barry presents videos and photographs tonight from her latest series, …Cairo stories.

What: Opening reception
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, (B4) 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-8488
Website:
http://www.rosamundfelsen.com/


This one goes a bit later at Bergamot Station….(our Pick of the week runs till 10pm here too). 

Copro Gallery presents Mark Garro’s 4th solo show with the gallery ‘PEACE, LOVE & B29’S.

Sat-Mar22-Copro-MarkGarroCalifornia Dreamin and Nuclear Nightmares collide in an explosion of visionary surrealism while beautiful Nymphettes tangle with the cosmos in unexpected and thought provoking ways. Garro’s apocalyptic yet strangely hopeful narratives address the various ways the human race coexists yet exploits Mother Earth.

A group exhibition entitled ‘The Convergence’ also opens tonight. Curated by Nathan Spoor, artists include: Jen Lobo, Soey Milk, Kikyz1313, Bec Winnel, So Youn Lee, Jason Limon, Heather Watts, Winnie Truong, JeanPaul Mallozzi, Yevgeniya Mikhailik.

Word is …”If you dress up like a flower child from the 60’s you’ll be eligible to win a mini-canvas at the opening.”

What: Opening Reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica
When:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156
Website: http://www.copronason.com/

In Beverly Hills…

GSat-Mar22-Garboushian InFableARBOUSHIAN GALLERY is pleased to present Cuban born artist, Leonardo Cuervo in his solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled IN FABULA.

Beauty, fear, seduction, agony, innocence and restlessness are prevalent in Leonardo Cuervo’s world. Cuervo’s world is permeated by myths and fables, while the poetry and the music of ancient times narrate the pilgrimage of the human spirit throughout his journey through expression.

On View: March 22nd – April 30th

To RSVP for the opening reception, contact lori@garboushian.com

What: Opening reception
Where: 427 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-480-9215
Website: http://www.garboushian.com/

In the Mid-Wilshire area…From 6-8 pm, galleries such as AMBACH & RICE (6148 Wilshire Blvd.) http://ambachandrice.com and Marc Selwyn Fine Art (9953 South Santa Monica Blvd.), Marc Selwyn Fine Art hold receptions. http://www.marcselwynfineart.com/

Sat-Mar22-Acme-DanielCummingsACME presents a solo exhibition of new work by Daniel Cummings.

See image: Daniel Cummings, ACME study 11, 2013, ink on vellum

Never limited to one material, the show will feature the artist’s drawings, large-scale paintings, and a site-specific sculptural work installed on the façade of the gallery building on Wilshire Blvd. Using simple, gestural drawings as a starting point – lyrical, curvilinear sculptures and bold, feverish paintings emerge.

On view: March 22nd – April 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Acme, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-857-5942
Website: http://www.acmelosangeles.com

Also an earlier one takes place nearby at Richard Telles Fine Art, (7380 Beverly Blvd.), hosts a reception from 5-7pm. http://www.tellesfineart.com/  Then from 6-8 pm Michael Benevento (7578/7556 Sunset Blvd.), offers an opening. http://www.beneventolosangeles.com/

LoSat Mar22-Keiko-Inohs Angeles Art Association proudly presents “The New Baroque” – an all media exploration of an ornamental style. juried by Martha Otero, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles.

See image: by Keiko Inoh

In addition to The New Baroque, artists Keiko Inoh, Robert Nelson and Osceola Refetoff will be featured in solo exhibitions.

On view: March 22nd – April 18th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles hosts “The Lyris Quartet, A Musical Performance” in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin.”

Sat-Mar22-JackRutbergThere will be a wine Reception 7:00 pm compliments of Casa Torelli Imports; Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Program:
“Awakening” Billy Childs Three-Time Grammy Winner
“Beneath the Surface of a Sea of Silence” Jane Brockman
“String Quartet in B, Op. 11, II” Samuel Barber
“String Quartet No. 4, Amazing Grace” Ben Johnston

Limited Seating
Admission is $20 Buy Tickets Here
For more info, see www.musicandconversations.org

What: Opening reception

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

When: Reception 7:00 pm; Performance 8:00 pm

Phone: 323 938-5222

Website: http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/


In Culver City…

CheSat Mar22-CherryMartin-LewThomasrry and Martin hosts an opening reception for Lew Thomas’s first solo exhibition in almost two decades.

See image: Lew Thomas, “ARITHMETICAL PORTRAIT” 1972/2014, Gelatin silver prints, 6-part, framed, 42 x 41 inches, 106.68 x 104.14 centimeters

A vital figure in the photo scene of the 1970s, Lew Thomas is arguably one of the first artists to bring the language of structuralism and linguistics to the photo world.

On view: March 22nd – April 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website:
http://www.cherryandmartin.com/

A couple more in Culver City…There’s an earlier art party taking place from 5-8pm at Von Lintel Gallery, (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.) http://www.vonlintel.com  As well as one at François Ghebaly Gallery (2245 E Washington Blvd.), holds an art party from 6-9pm. http://ghebaly.com/ 

Sat-Mar22-ProhibitionProhibition Gallery is hosting 18 artists (as a shout out to its namesake) to partake in a group show celebrating the right of choice, as a constitutional right.

All the artists’ individuality is not hampered by the expectations of a controlled society. We are the misfits.

Artists include: Virginia Broersma, Susan Doe, Bill Faecke, MX Farina, Luke Haynes, James Johnson, Deborah Lambert, Kara Liebowitz, Diana Madriaga, Wyatt Mills, David O’Brien, Louis Oberlander, Charlotte Patterson, Mike Reynolds, Christopher Russell, Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Brian Tarpey and Camilla Taylor.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256
Website: http://prohibitiongallery.com

Also in Venice…

LiveSat-Mar22-LiveDraw-AlbertoBevaqua Draw is a three hour event where five diverse artists draw a nude model in front of a live audience.

Artwork can be purchased directly from the artists. Street parking is available.

Admission: $20.00

What: Live Draw v.14
Where: Alberto Bevacqua Studio, 334 Sunset Ave., Venice, 90291
When:  7pm-10pm
Phone: 310.413.5751
Website: http://albertobevacquastudio.blogspot.com

Or in Downtown LA…2nd Cannons (2245 E Washington Blvd., 90021), offers an opening from 6-9pm. http://www.2ndcannons.com/ Another art party takes place a bit later from 8-11pm at Lethal Amounts (1226 W. 7th St). http://lethalamounts.com/

In Laguna Beach…

Sat-Mar22-Avran-StephaniePaigeAvran Art + Design, Laguna Beach Presents HEART AND SOUL- A Solo Exhibition Featuring Artist Stephanie Paige.

Heart and Soul invitees will have the opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about her process. Paige’s one-of-a-kind works will be on view to collect and captivate.

Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

On view: March 22nd – April 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: Avran Art+Design 540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 104&106 Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6-9pm
Phone: 949-494-0900
Website: avranart.com

Zask Gallery, (Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive – #151, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274) presents “Earth, Body and Performance” from  5-7 pm. www.southbaycontemporary.com