In Pasadena…Designer Con 2015 is here featuring over 300 vendors and artists!  Enjoy Art shows, exlusive items just for this show, panels and presentation and surprises. Nov. 21, 2015 (Saturday): 9 am – 6 pm; Click HERE for online DCon 2015 tickets – only $5 per day! Ticket prices at the door are $7 per day. http://www.designercon.com/

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In Santa Monica…Artists – take advantage of a free Artist Resource Fair at the Camera Obscura Art Lab (1450 Ocean) from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is sponsoring this event and will feature education for low cost options for a variety of day to day needs for artists. Please RSVP HERE.

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InSat-Nov21-Sun-Nov22-ZEBI Marina Del Rey…

Stop by Zebi Designs Art Ceramic Studio for the annual holiday sale today from 12:00pm to 9:00pm and tomorrow, Sunday Nov. 22nd from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Live music on Saturday by Sonia Santos and Ana Gazzola

Guest artist Sandra Petrela

Art – Music – Fun

What: Holiday Art Sale
Where: ZEBI Designs Art Studio, 13373 Beach Ave., Marina Del Rey, Ca 90291, 1 block south of Washington Blvd., 2 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.
When: 12:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday, Nov 21
Website: www.zebidesigns.com

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In Venice…The Durón Gallery at SPARC will present Conversations on Art, History and Culture in Los Angeles. Latino Film/Video Cultural Pachanga: Exhibition/ Discussion/Performance, a community gathering on issues to explore our cultural heritage, memory and the role artists plays social activists. 4-9pm; Musical Performance by Mitre at 8pm;

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Bergamot Station hosts a few openings tonight…start off at FIG (G-6) from 5-7pm.

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bG Gallery presents Neo Mythology, a group exhibit of contemporary artists exploring mythological themes.

Sat-Nov21-Devin-Johnson The-Connection 24x36in 2014.jpg-nggid03291-ngg0dyn-240x350x100-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010Artists include: Allois, Shaun Berke, Bob Branaman, Liz Craft, Paul Doherty, Allison Foshee, Ted Gall, Devin Johnson, Carl Keck, Michelle Kingdom, Mark Ryden, Daniel Tousignant, Devin Johnson, Carl Keck, Michelle Kingdom, Geo Rhode, Ron Rodgers, Mark Ryden, Cory Sewelson, Linda Smith, Daniel Tousignant, Art Venti, and Jessica Volpe.

See image: by Devin Johnson The-Connection, 24 x 36in,2014

From the time of antiquity, humans have wondered about the mysteries of the world around them. When reason and science cannot provide a satisfying answer, imagination steps in and mythology takes root.

Artists nurture the narrative of a myth, giving it life through storytelling, song, dance and visual art. The resulting works offer insight into a culture’s ever fluctuating perspective on existence.

Neo Mythology gathers artworks that bring myth to life in a contemporary context.

On view: November 21 – December 5

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Saturday, Nov 21
Phone: 310-906-4211
Website: http://bgArtGalleries.com

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Gallery Luisotti (A-2) offers an opening reception for “Dead West,” CJ Heyliger’s debut solo exhibition at the gallery from 5-7pm.

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Another opening, celebrates the art of Chet Glaze from 6-8pm at Patrick Painter

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ThSat-Nov21-WilliamTurner-jenniferwolfe William Turner Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming solo exhibition, “Jennifer Wolf: Edge of Miscibility.”

See image: Jennifer wolf, Untitled, 2015, natural dye extract, mineral pigment, acrylic, on canvas over panel, 48″ x 72″

Seeking to evolve the way in which she collaborates with nature, Jennifer Wolf’s most recent series of works combine her signature flow process with innovative new layers of painterly construction. Prismatic forms dance under translucent layers of crimson, scarlet, fuchsia, violet, indigo blue and orange in a ballet of color and texture that envelops the viewer. Wolf’s fluid abstractions make manifest the space where the artist’s intuitive gestures merge with the organic essence of the natural world.

On view: November 21 – January 23, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Saturday, Nov 21
Phone: 310 453 0909
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com/

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18th Street Arts (1639 18th St), Arts hosts an event for “Xtreme Archive: Project X 1992-1999” from 6-8pm.

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In West Hollywood…

Sat-Nov21-bowmanGallery-KembraPfahlerBowman-Gallery presents “Kembra Pfahler The Manual of Action.”

The Work is non-fiction illustrations starring the “girls of Karen Black..the archetypical Karen Black costure is drawn executing all of the transgressive oddnesses ..usually just simple sharpi penmanship along with colors from the palate that represents the band…Cool colors made out of the body paint thats worn on stage by the band members.

These drawing are more tepermental than actual perfomers. they have lives of their own..and when they feel like it come out by way of the drawings that comprise the Manual of Action.

On view: November 21st – November 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: Bowman-Gallery, 7368 1/2 Melrose avenue (back alley), LA 90046
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday, Nov 21
Website: http://www.bowman-gallery.com

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In West Hollywood…New Image Art Gallery (7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046) hosts a reception from 7-10pm.

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CoSat-Nov21-MRMusichead-GraceSlickntinue East…

Mr Musichead Gallery presents an evening with Grace Slick. This LA premiere exhibition titled “The Art of Grace Slick: The White Rabbit Comes to Hollywood “will display 25 original works of art and limited edition prints. The Jefferson Airplane singer is showing another side to her talented persona.

See image: Grace Slick

On view: November 21st – December 5th

What Artist Reception
Where: Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 W Sunset Blvd (one block west of Guitar Center), LA 90046
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday, Nov 21
Phone: 323-876-0042
Website: http://www.mrmusichead.com

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In Hollywood…Hannah Hoffman Gallery (1010 N Highland Ave., LA 90038) hosts a group exhibition featuring artists Daniel Buren, Sam Lewitt, Wilfredo Prieto, Charles Ray, Pamela Rosenkranz, Joe Zorrilla. 4-6pm;

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Artists Corner Gallery (6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 90038) throws an art party from 7-10pm.


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In the Mid Wilshire area…

Sat-Nov-21-JRogers Nightlife 4 2015 36x36 website0Acme celebrates three solo exhbitions, “Julian Rogers NIghtlife,” “Tribal Patterns,” and “Michael Henry Hayden.”

See image: Julian Rogers  Nightlife, 2015, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

“NIghtlife” is a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist Julian Rogers. The show features 3 bodies of work all addressing different types of still life: from arrangements of various fruits on mountain tops, to table top arrangements of various dishware and silverware with scraps of wood, to arrangements of strewn clothes, spray paint and blue tape.

All of Rogers’ chosen subject matter is depicted life-size and rendered with precise detail in darkened, monochromatic fields of color. The realism of the scene that the artist constructs becomes diffused and mysterious in the dim lighting, and slows down the recognition of the objects. Rogers draws on the long history of still life painting and through his darkened lens challenges the viewer to take another look.

What: Opening reception
Where: Acme, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 21
Phone: 323-857-5942
Website: http://www.acmelosangeles.com

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In Culver City…Arcana: Books on the Arts hosts a book signing for “Photography Is Magic, Charlotte Cotton” from 4-6pm.

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Prohibition Gallery, (6039a W. Washington Blvd. Culver City), enjoy the art of Susan Carter Hall from 6-9 pm.

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Head downtown for several art events…Downtown…Rosamund Felsen Gallery (1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. #100, LA 90021) from 3-6pm.

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Also downtown…

This Saturday, November 21, celebrate “Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” presented by the Community Outreach Committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

FSat-Nov21-MirrorsoftheMind4or more information about this exhibition, visit our Upcoming Events Page. I also featured this exhibit in a Huffington Post article.

The annual exhibition will be held at Artshare L.A. Curated by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD and Pamela J. McCrory, PhD, the juried show celebrates art and its healing qualities – God knows, art has saved me many times throughout my life!

Each year, artists who also work in the field of psychology submit art for the annual show. Jurors include Robert Bilder, PhD; James Catterall, PhD; Rebecca Catterall; and Gus Harper. The event will feature music and poetry along with an art auction.

“Mirrors of the Mind 4: The Psychotherapist as an Artist” opens on November 18 and will remain on view through November 28.

Admission $10 (general public) or $5 for LACPA members and students;

What: Reception
Where: ArtShare LA, 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 5:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, November 21
Phone: (213) 687-4278;
Website: http://artsharela.org/ http://www.lapsych.org/

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Downtown…

Sat-21Nov2015-RoyalProjects-LAPhillip K Smith III will debut a new sculptural series he calls “Light + Shadow Works” at the freshly opened downtown L.A. Royale Projects Contemporary Art space. The free, public Opening Reception for Phillip K Smith III: Light + Shadow Works will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 4:00-8:00 pm at 432 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 *(enter on Seaton between 4th and 5th). This exhibition marks Phillip K Smith III’s first solo show in Los Angeles.

Smith III’s Light + Shadow Works are a culmination of his artistic focus over the last several years. Unlike some of his earlier hallmark techniques that employed technology and LED colored light, this series is marked by a distinct absence of those ingredients. Their pure white forms rely unabashedly upon the minimalist interplay of ambient light and shadow to create their visual impact. Smith III explains, “These works are about the subtlety of light across a surface…about tracing the shift, the step, the gradient of light that is contained and revealed within these forms. They are about presenting light in its most reduced state.”

On view: November 21st 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

What: Opening reception
Where: Royale Projects Contemporary Art, LA, 432 S. Alameda St. (LA, CA 90013) **entrance is on Seaton between 4th + 5th st; valet parking available**
When: 4:00-7:00 pm Saturday, Nov 21
Website: http://www.royaleprojects.com

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From 6-8pm, pop by TSA LA (440 S Broadway, LA, 90013), hosts an opening.

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Head to Chinatown…

Sat-Nov21-HumanResources-HRimage KlaraLiden“The Closer I Get To The End The More I Rewrite The Beginning” presents works by Basma Alsharif, Doa Aly, Gilda Davidian, Mariah Garnett, David Horvitz, Hiwa K, Klara Liden, Christine Rebet, Julie Tolentino, Erika Vogt, and Hanna Wildow.

See image: Klara Liden, Bodies of Society, 2006, DVD, color, sound, 5:08 min, courtesy the artist, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York and Galerie Neu, Berlin

Curated by Suzy Halajian, the group show explores the state of exhaustion, through the time and space that make it possible. The project questions the appearance and contours of social spaces that enable this condition, and locates instances within these sites that allow for new forms of sociability.

The event will also feature texts by Doa Aly, Janine Armin, Shoghig Halajian, and Litia Perta and a video program organized with Clara López Menéndez

What: Opening reception
Where: Human Resources
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, Nov 21
Website: http://humanresourcesla.com/

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On Chung King Road….there are several openings as well.

Fifth Floor Gallery (502 Chung King Court, LA 90012) hosts its final group exhibition and art party in Los Angeles. The gallery will close at the end of December. 6-9pm.

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Nov21-Coagula-KarenFINLEYzapEase on down the road to…

Coagula Curatorial is pleased to announce “Love Field,” a solo exhibition of new works by world-renowned artist Karen Finley.

The exhibirion will feature works from five new series that explore the traumatic, common, and uncommon images and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. 

Finley will also premiere a series of videos abstracted from memorabilia and images associated with the tragedy.

November 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Where: Coagula Curatorial Gallery
When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7-11pm
Phone: (424) 226 2485
Website: http://coagulacuratorial.com

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Gregorio Escalante Gallery (978 Chung King Rd, LA, 90012), hosts an opening from 7-11pm.

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The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA 90012), throws an art party from 7-10pm.

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In Silverlake…

LaSat-Nov21-LaLuzdeJesus-LaurenEverett Luz Gallery presents a booksigning for People Like Us: The Cult of the Rocky Horror Show by Lauren Everett.

For the past six years Lauren Everett has been working on this project about the subculture surrounding The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s midnight screenings. It’s a truly fascinating world, and these passionate and dedicated folks have embarked upon an unforgettable adventure.

In ten different states, Lauren photographed over 140 cast members in their homes and neighborhoods, and attended shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Las Vegas to New York. There have been many books about the Rocky Horror film, but this is the first and only photography project EVER to focus on the people who have preserved this cult classic by keeping it on the silver screen for all these years!

The author/photographer will be signing books purchased here. Songs from the musical will be performed by Claire McKeown (Honey Child), and there will be a screening of Frank-N-Furter’s Shadow and other short films.

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Saturday, Nov 21
Phone: 323-666-7667
Website:
http://laluzdejesus.com/

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Another late one takes place in Venice…Artflash hosts an art party from 6 to 11 pm. (512 Victoria Ave, Venice CA 90291). See more info on the FB Event Page.

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In Lincoln Heights…

Sat-Nov21-HM157-LUSHLUSH returns to HM 157…the legendary 90’s San Francisco dance party features the original LUSH DJs, unforgettable cabaret performances and live projections. Doors open 9pm until the wee hours.

From 1995 to 2000, the legendary club LUSH held sway over the San Francisco nightlife scene with a pansexual soirée every Saturday night that welcomed boys, girls and everything in between and beyond, in a seductive basement boîte that always swung until the wee hours…

Now, the long awaited moment has come as Andrew Ableson, the original creator, has decided to open up the doors of LUSH once more, now in Los Angeles at HM157, bringing the original DJs and creative team back to make us swoon all over again…The re-born LUSH will only be happening twice yearly: Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer, just like the fashion collections, and as ever, will feature a sexy midnight cabaret.

DJ’s  include: Xavi En Rose, Senor Amor, Neel N Kizmiaz.

The Midnight Exotic Cabaret features: 

IZA LA VAMP “The lost Zeigfeld girl,” TINA “BOOM BOOM” KEYES, FELONY DODGER, URSULA KNUDSEN, ANDREW ABLESON.

$10 advanced tickets. Doors open 9pm until the wee hours.

What: Dance Party
Where: HM157, 3110 N Broadway, LA,  90031
When: 8:00pm to 3:00am – Saturday, November 21, 2015
Website: http://www.hm157.com/

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