Today Topanga Days starts, See sunday and Monday, for more info…Be sure to check their website for more details.

Head 5.26 TobyMoss JulesEngelto Hollywood for an early event. Tobey C. Moss Gallery features Talk – Talk, MOLLY BARNES interviewing, Sam Clayberger, Bob Kurtz and Rick Carter.

The exhbition features artist Jules Engel’s original drawings, gouaches and sketches for Disney’s “Fantasia”, the show includes work created for UPA, Format Films and Focus Films.Jules Engel (1909 – 2003), was a Founding Director of the Experimental/Abstract Animation Department for CalArts.

What: Talk-Talk, Kinetic Energy, Jules Engel
Where: Tobey C. Moss Gallery, 7321 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 933-5523

Or in Santa Monica, there are always some early ones at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404BergamotStationlogo copy

Also Tag (D-3) will be open from 5 – 8 and Track 16 (C-1) will be celebrating too from 6 – 9.

Ro5.26 RosamundFelsen KathyHendersonsamund Felsen Gallery offers “Notes on a Gathering Crowd,” a new exhibition by Kathleen Henderson. This will be Henderson’s fourth solo exhibition at our gallery; the exhibition will be comprised of nearly 40 new oil stick drawings on paper.

What: Reception, Marcia Roberts
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-8488


There’s always a some fun art parties in Culver City.

Pop5.26 MarkMoore AllisonSchulnik Sailor email4 by some more earlier ones….from 6 – 8 such as: Blum and Poe (2727 La Cienega), Susanne Vielmetter LA Proects (6006 Washington Blvd)., and one more at Scion…too.

Then on Washington, Mark Moore Gallery presents “Salty Air,” showcasing the work of artist, Allison Schulnik. This is her third Los Angeles solo exhibition. Schulnik’s exhibit will feature textured canvases, ceramics, and works on paper. 

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


5.26 CarmichaelGalleryCarmichael Gallery celebrates a new exhibition with an artist reception for Yue Minjun, Mark Jenkins and Aakash Nihalani. Yue Minjun The exhibition will feature Yue Minjun’s limited edition works on paper as well as sculpture by Mark Jenkins and Aakash Nihalani.

On View: May 26th – June 30th

What: Opening reception, Artists Yue Minjun, Mark Jenkins and Aakash Nihalani
Where: Carmichael Gallery 5795 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 939 0600


5.26 THinkspace Frank-Gonzales RegentHoneyeatersFurther West on Washington, be sure to pop by Thinkspace who presents “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” an exhibition to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat. Featuring a stellar cast of more than 100 artists from all corners of the art world, this exhibition brings together some of the most profound and innovative voices making art today.

What: Opening Reception, “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” Group show
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549


 O5.26 SMSymphonyr in Santa Monica, enjoy a FREE concert by the Santa Monica Symphony. This concert is dedicated to Principal Alan Friedenberg who is retiring from Grant Elementary School. Music Director Allen Robert Gross will conduct the Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Grieg Piano Concerto played by Steven Vanhauwaert, and Schumann’s No.3 The Rhenish.

What: FREE concert by the Santa Monica Symphony
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.. SM
When: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information: 310-395-6330
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.

5.26bruce-lurie-gallery-may-2012-openingAlso back in Hollywood area…

we’ve got the Bruce Lurie Gallery, who will be having an artist reception for Jason Poteet at their new space.

Be sure to

On View: May 26th – June 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 8727 Beverly Blvd.
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Merr5.26 MerryKarnowksy EdwardWaltonWilcoxy Karnowsky Gallery holds an opening reception for “Though You Slay Me,” the latest solo exhibition by Edward Walton Wilcox.

On View: May 26th – June 23rd

What: Opening reception, Edward Walton Wilcox
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 11 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408


5.26 KnownGallery AugustineKOFIETeaserInvitexAugustine Kofie enjoys a solo show at Known Gallery with the exhbition entitled “Working an Angle.” The exhibition includes collage and assemblage on wood with yardstick framing, paintings on canvas and hand painted multiples.

On View: May 26th  – June 9th

What: Opening reception, Augustine Kofie
Where: Known Gallery,441 North Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-860-6263