Fri-Sat-LA2012goodfoodFBimageCheck out the Good Food Festival and Conference today. LACMA co-hosts a series of panel discussions on building organic and sustainable food systems from noon – 6 p.m.

Tours will begin at 10:30 am and run throughout the afternoon on Saturday. The tours will include an exhibition of works of art related to food and dining in LACMA’s collection will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis (Trade and the Changing Palette of the Dutch and The European Table Transformed, Dining Out in 19th Century France and The Age of Elegance).

Admission to LACMA will be free of charge to Good Food Conference ticket holders on November 3. 

See their website for ticket prices and info about the LACMA event.;  Check here more more info.

If you feel like keeping the Halloween spirit alive….The City of Santa Monica Celebrates Day of the Dead. A traditional Mexican celebration!

Sat Nov3 SMdayofdeadflyerlCreate a coronita (crown) of fresh marigolds and papel picado (perforated paper) to honor
a loved one who has passed.

Tour the grave sites and explore the history of Santa Monica’s ancestors. Learn the philosophy and history of the day. Watch a documentary and discover how a small town in Mexico prepares for Dia de los Muertos.

Participate in the closing traditional Nahuatl Ceremony with live music, and enjoy fresh tamales afterward. FREE!

What: Day of the Dead Celebration
Where: Woodlawn Cemetery, 1847 14th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Phone: 310-458-8688

Venice Arts is also having their big anniversary party tonight….see our Upcoming Page for more info. Please note this is a benefit and you need to buy tickets.

Sat Nov3 TAG Alexander Cynthia Cartwheel 36x48 2012 1950-2Be sure to pop into these galleries at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM)….where the Pick of the Week is happening.

Season’s of Landscape opens tonight, featuring artists Joan Ransohoff, Diane Rudnick Mann’s latest pastel series and Celestial Bodies, Cynthia Alexander at TAG Gallery

On View: October 30th- November 24th

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG gallery, (D-3) 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.9556

Sat Nov3 LoraSchlessingerLora Schlesinger announces Richard Bruland’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery. New
Paintings feature rich and textured works by the artist. At a distance his paintings appear soft and refined, but as the viewer approaches hidden colors pop through sanded-down layers bringing to light a continuous blend of color and texture.

On view: November 3rd –December 29th

What: Artist’s reception
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (T3) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1133

AlsoSat Nov3 KM RebeccaRipple in Santa Monica…

gallery km is proud to present licking yellow frog, the gallery’s first solo show of work by Los Angeles-based artist Rebecca Ripple.

What:  Opening reception for Rebecca Ripple: licking yellow frog
Where:  2903 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When:  Saturday, November 3rd from 6-8pm
Phone:  310-828-1912

Shulamit Gallery, a brand new gallery opens with two inaugural exhibitions…My Heart Is in the East, and I Am at the Ends of the West.

WU Sat 11.3 Shalumit Farid KiaBoth exhibitions are held in collaboration with the Fowler Museum at UCLA, whose exhibit entitled Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews is now being shown. The Fowler’s readapted exhibition, first organized by Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel, will focus specifically on LA’s Iranian community.

See image by Farid Kia.

On view: October 15, 2012 – January 5, 2013

What: Opening reception, grand opening
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

Lots of events taking place in Culver City…
Sat Nov3 Kopeikn katrinKorfmann
Kopeikin Gallery presents their first exhibition with German artist Katrin Korfmann titled Count for Nothing.

The images in this series are multiple exposures captured in one location at a time. These segments form a cumulative visual memory in a photographic form of that moment. The time indication, stated in the titles of the works, refers to the amount of time used to capture the material. The collected material becomes merged into the final artwork.

On view: November 3rd – December 22nd

What: Opening reception with the artist
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 310-559-0800

Walter Maciel Gallery presents a new body of multi-panel paintings by Oakland based artist Freddy Chandra.

The exhibition marks Chandra’s second solo show with the gallery following his inclusion in several group exhibitions and an introductory solo show in 2010. Chandra’s new work continues his exploration of light and surface with the use of plexiglass coated with resin and airbrushed pigments.

Sat Nov3 WalterMaciel FreddyChandraOn view: November 3rd- December 22nd

What: Opening reception, Freddy Chandra
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-839-1840

Some more openings on La Cienega, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, stop by Angles Gallery, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Taylor De Cordoba, 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd.

AndSat Nov3 FreshPaint JohnRandalNelsonPlant Crimson 58x72 9500 on to Washington a bit east of La Cienega….Fresh Paint presents ELEMENTal, a group show featuring new works by the following artists: Tracey Adams, Lisa Bartleson, Joan Belmar, Gisela Colon,John Randall Nelson, Elizabeth Orleans, Jeanne Rhea, Barbara Rogers, Jenn Shifflet, Lee Silton, Mark Vinci, Teri Yarbrow and more.

In this Exibition, each artist takes a different path in presenting the notion of the four classic elements of earth/fire/water/air.

On view: November 3rd – January 12th

What: Opening Reception, ELEMENTal
Where: Fresh Paint Art, 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Phone: 323-931-5835

Right nearby from 6-8pm….stop into Roberts & Tilton 5801 Washington Blvd.,, and Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd.

Then bSat Nov3 Prohibitionack the the other way…head west to Thinkspace (6009 Washington), who both have openings from 6-8pm.  Also Corey Helford (CHG Circa, 8530 Washington Blvd.,) has one from 7-10 pm

Jordan Bogash, Champion at Prohibition Gallery. To champion a cause. In an ideological sense, encompassing religion, a champion may be an evangelist, a visionary advocate who clears the field for the triumph of the idea.

On View: November 3rd- December 3rd

What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Phone: 323-743-3256

In downtown LA, Norbertellen Gallery brings you SPECTRUM.

Sharing with usSat Nov3rd Norbertellen spectrum2012 their unique visions through painting, illustration, photography and graphics, eleven diverse artists explore a variety of styles ranging from pop, abstract, figurative, traditional and conceptual, in a classic parlor style exhibition, creating a virtual spectrum of shape, color and visual narrative.

On View: Through November 30th

What: Artist’s Reception
Where: Norbertellen Gallery, 215 W. 6th St. Ste # 110, LA, CA 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 818-662-5041

Sat Nov3rd ActualSize Yelena flery1Actual Size presents Sculptures from the Pedestrian Memory Bureau: New Work by Yelena Zhelezov.

The exhibition features a collection of Zhelezov’s recent sculptures and performative objects. The works displayed act as playful ciphers, translating topographic markers into lyric constructions that intimately investigate the biological and social body in space and time.

On View: November 3rd – December 8th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High Street, LA, CA 90012
When: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: 213-290-5458