The Brewery Art Walk….takes place on two days, this Saturday and Sunday.

The biannual Brewery ArSat-Oct22-2016-Brewery-ARTWalkt Walk is back…For over thirty years the world’s largest art community, located in Los Angeles, is once again opening its studios to the public. This is not your average Artwalk! Each year the event atrracts over 5,000 people to the Brewery Arts Complex which offers over 150 open studios.

I’ve been many times before and highly reccommend it. A former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery/bottling plant, the Brewery is located in Downtown LA. There are so many interesting and creative artists working out of the Brewery.

It’s truly a great community of artists. Many live in their studio spaces. Each unit is completely different with many of the original aged pipes and hardware, exposed brick and vintage doors and windows.

The Brewery Artwalk is FREE and open to the public! It’s located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, off the 5 Freeway’s Main Street exit.

Check out the FB Page

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00am until 6:00pm – Saturday October 22, + Sunday, October 23, 2016
Website: http://www.breweryartwalk.com

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Also downtown….here’s a couple early events in the same building….Artisanal LA Fall Show takes place this weekend, October 22nd and 23rd, from 11:00am – 6:00 pm upstairs in the penthouse of this building. Tickets cost $15. CLICK HERE for more info. Artisanal LA, 110 East 9th St., Penthouse, LA 90079;

AND later today…Fathom Gallery hosts a closing event for “Sugar.” Reception: 3:30pm-6:30pm; Fathom Gallery, California Market, 110 East 9th St., Suite CL002, LA 90079;

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Or head to Pasadena…

ThSat-Oct22-2016-PasadenaARTWalke 11th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk,Saturday, October 22from11 am until 5 pmon Colorado Blvd., offers a day of free arts and culture. Leisurely stroll through the open-air art market and view original works from over 75 artists, participate in hands-on activities, and listen to sounds of local musicians. Enjoy free museum admission and a self-guided art stroll.

The Pasadena ARTWalk is a juried art festival that offers attendees the opportunity to view one-of-a-kind art pieces, plus meet established and up-and-coming artists. This year, over 65 participating artists will showcase their work. From painting to photography, ceramics and new media the event will have something for all art lovers to enjoy. More than 2,000 works of original art will be featured at the Pasadena ARTWalk. Event special features include free museum admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) for guest who show their ARTWalk sticker.

Pasadena ARTWalk is Pasadena’s largest urban art fair with over 5,000 people attending yearly. The event highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. ARTWalk is free and all-ages are welcome.

What: The Pasadena ArtWalk
Where: Around the Pasadena Playhouse district
When: 11:00am until 5:00pm – Saturday October 22, 2016
Website: http://www.playhousedistrict.org

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In Hawthorne….

Continue your art party hop…Sat-Oct22-2016-HawthorneArtsComplex

Hawthorne Arts Complex is an expanding artist community hosting an open studio. Come meet the current artist residents and connect with fellow artists from all parts of LA. Live music, food, drinks and kids activities will be provided.

Artists include: Julia Alter, Stephanie Sherwood, Hector Hernandez, Lindsay Smith, Gianna Vargas, Trishana Prater, Diana Relth, Emma Vagnone, Jeffrey Davis, Jeffrey Davis, Bryn Williams, Lana Linet, Kupres, Maria Guerrero, Francesca Quintano, Ryan DesVoigne,

What: Hawthorne Arts Complex Open Studios
Where: Hawthorne Arts Complex, 13040 Cerise Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Where: 2pm-6pm – October 22, 2016
Website: http://hawthorneartscomplex.com/

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In Santa Monica…There is lots going on at Bergamot Station, where our Pick of the Week takes place.

Schomburg Gallery offers an artist reception for “High on Art” featuring artists Abira Breskal, Selina Cheng, Susan Gesundheit, Joan Greenwald, Eileen Hecht from 2-5pm; Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave. E3A, Santa Monica, 90404;

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Lora Schlesinger presents Adonna Khare’s fifth solo-exhibition with the gallery. “Between the Lines” features new drawings by the artist.
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See image: Elephant Clothesline, 2015, carbon pencil on paper, 5 x 13′

Adonna Khare’s new drawings are an ongoing exploration of life, and the joy and pain of living. Through the many fine strokes and delineating detail, Khare utilizes animals as vessels to illustrate stories about family, childbirth, relationships and the interconnectivity of all living things. The world she recreates on paper is inspired by personal experiences.

On view: October 22 – December 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (B5b) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Phone: 310-828-1133
Website:
http://www.loraschlesinger.com

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Craig Krull Gallery celebrates the art of two artists…Mark Posey and Mark Swope.

Sat-Oct22-2016-CraigKrullGallery-MarkPoseyAfter the faceted dimensions of Analytical Cubism, the work of Picasso and Braque evolved into the collage-like constructions of Synthetic Cubism. In his first solo exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery entitled, “Bless the Mess,” Mark Posey similarly picks up the pieces of life scattered about him and arranges his droll interpretations of them onto awkward, wobbly tables that appear to be lifted from the Cubist realm of cockeyed perspective. 

See image: by Mark Posey

Mark Swope’s photographs are grounded in the aesthetic and theoretical approach of theNew Topographic photographers, such as Henry Wessel Jr., Joe Deal and especially, Robert Adams. 

On view: October 22 – December 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, B-3, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Website: http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

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SlSat-Oct22-2016-SloanProjects-KellyBerg-VioletUndergroundoan Projects is pleased to present “Kelly Berg : Divergent Earth.” a selection of new paintings and multimedia works. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

See image: by Kelly Berg, Violet Underground, 2016 | Acrylic and artist’s ink on board with scratchboard technique (12 x 12 inches)

Kelly Berg’s dynamic paintings and multi-layered works evoke the turbulence of geological processes in both color and form.

On view October 22 through December 03, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Sloan Projects, B-5 & A-5, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (424) 744-8265
Website:
http://www.sloanprojects.com

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Ruth Bachofner Gallery celebrates “Jennifer Faist: Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers,” and “Phillip Griswold: Fiat Lux ” from 5-7pm; Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station G-2, 2525 Michigan Ave.Santa Monica, 90404; 

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It’s the ninth annual Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting. The event features  over 35 artists showing their work, over 15 New Zealand wineries tasting their superb wines, and some incredible Kiwi food, including meat pies. This year’s event will showcase new wearable art of Sean Purucker, whose wearable art was a huge hit at the show a couple of years ago. Wineries include: Babich, Cable Bay, Clifford Bay, Craggy Range, NZED, Riverlore, Sophora, Te Kairanga, Te Mania, Tohu, Villa Maria and Wither Hills, as well as NZ Wine Navigator, Tohu Cider. Food will be provided by El Segundo Catering Company, (El Segundo Beach Cafe), Mainland Cheese, RJ’s, Zespri Kiwi Fruit, meat pies and the fabulous coffee of Two Guns Espresso.
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At the show, enjoy a David Trubridge light, courtesy of Wakanine, and you can bid for two Air New Zealand Premium Economy return tickets from Los Angeles to Auckland, plus two night’s accommodation at the Boatshed Boutique Hotel on Waiheke Island, thanks to Air New Zealand and Seasonz Travel. Two additional Air New Zealand Economy return tickets from los Angeles to Auckland will be up for auction as well.

RSVP Required – CLICK HERE to register! Be aware that there is a $5.00 donation – but it is well worth it….this is a fun event!

What: Open Studios and Artwalk
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 6:00pm 10:00pm
Website:
http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com

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Lark Gallery hosts a closing reception for “Photographic Language” and “Retrospective.” If you have not yet seen these exhibitions, be sure to stop in. Read more about this event on the Huffington Post.

SeNickolausChelyapove image: by Nickolas Chelyapov, “White wheel of Fortune” 20×16, archival paper, 2011,

Curator Nicholas Chelyapov is a talented photographer in his own right. His work will be featured in “Retrospective,” a solo exhibition featuring several decades of figurative and non-representational photography.

Chelyapov said since there is so much going on around us, we need to look at the big picture of existence. “It’s banal, but true, that photography can freeze some moments and convert them to longer-lasting experience/interaction. Hence, I wanted to put on display that multifariousness of everything in one space. The more divergent the participants and their works are – the more adequate I’d consider it for the show. And in reality, presenters, among other things, are from various ethnic origins, e.g., Oriental,  African-American, Latino, among others, reflecting universal and American reality.”

“Photographic Language” will feature the work of Alice Esposito, Dan Lopez, Dima Malanitchev, Dmitry Matusov, Donna Bell, Fabricio Espasande-Bouza, Frank Griffin, Gail Oliver, Gregory Thompson, Irina Chelyapov, Jean Brantley, Jermaine Saunders, Jim McKinnis, Kirill Chelyapov, Krisjan Klenow, Mark Anthony Stewart, Michael Bezman, Narine Isajanyan, Nickolas Chelyapov, Nickolas Peter Chelyapov, Olga Fotinich, Peter Shpayer, Richard Bilow, Richard S. Chow, Sasha Tivetsky.

Refreshments served. Parking in rear and at City Hall; parking across W 126th Street. For additional info, visit LarkGallery.com

What: Closing reception
Where: Lark Gallery Hawthorne, 12609 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250
When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm – October 22, 2016
Website: http://www.larkgallery.com/photographic_language.php

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Honor Fraser hosts an art talk from 4-5pm; Honor Fraser, 2622 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90034; 

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Baik Art presents “Carrier,” a solo exhibition by Dutch-Indonesian (Yogyakarta based) artist Mella Jaarsma.Sat-Oct22-2016-BaikArt-BaErected

See image: by Mella Jaarsma, Erected I, 2016, gouache ink on paper, 37 x 27 cm

Jaarsma’s handmade garments (“flexible housings”), drawings, and photographs explore the hairline links between the stability of tradition and the exploration of new worlds.

“Carrier” addresses some of the central questions that arise when one assigns cultural identity to objects such as costumes and cloaks or when one assumes authority over others by creating division between one thing and another—one style and the next. For the purpose of this exhibition, the self-personality is observed by a different delegated ‘other’ self, sometimes resembling a (refugee) tent in attendance as decision maker.

On view: October 22–November 30, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: Baik Art, 2600 La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034

When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Website: http://baikart.com/

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Sat-Oct22-2016-KlowdenMann-RebeccaFarrHead to Washington Boulevard…

KlowdenMann is proud to present Los Angeles-based artist Rebecca Farr’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, “Out of Nothing.” The exhibition includes large-scale figurative oil paintings on canvas and an installation of abstracted sculptures formed from plaster, cotton and burlap.

Farr’s work has been focused for some time around questions of migration and its ideological inheritance, and most recently, the problematic interaction between spirituality and embodiment in a culture that dehumanizes bodies based on race. 

On view: October 22 – December 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: KlowdenMann, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Phone: 310-280-0226
Website: http://klowdenmann.com

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Also on Washington Blvd…

Detroit-based Library Street Collective is pleased to announce “SLibraryStreetCollective-systems.postcardYSTEMS,” a solo exhibition by Jason REVOK and the gallery’s second in a series of LA-based shows.

Opening tonight, their Mid-City space will be filled with Williams’ hypnotic, large-scale paintings on canvas and metal that present the physical and conceptual disintegration of structures.

On view: October 22 – November 12

What: Opening reception
Where: Library Street Collective, 5428 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Website: http://lscgallery.com/

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In West Hollywood…Gemini G.E.L. hosts an opening reception for “ANALIA SABAN IS BROKEN” from 5-8pm; Gemini G.E.L., 8365 Melrose Avenue, LA, 90069; 

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Another one in West Hollywood…101/EXHIBIT throws an art party for “Glorious Poisen” featuring Jason Shawn Alexander from 6-8pm. 101/EXHIBIT, 668 N. La Peer Drive, LA 90069;

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Sat-Oct22-2016-NewImage-MarcoZamoraIn West Hollywood…

New Image Art is pleased to present “ODDS AND ENDS,” the first solo exhibition with Los Angeles painter Marco Zamora opening tonight from 7-9pm.

With these new paintings, Zamora captures the exciting randomness of a swap meet, which he visited every week while developing this body of work.  In generating his subject matter, Zamora diligently observed vendors, documented the activity of buying and selling, and photographed objects, even going as far as re-staging displays and arrangements in his own studio.  

What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Website: http://www.newimageartgallery.com/

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Continue to Hollywood…DIANE ROSENSTEIN 831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038, presents “Life During Wartime,” featuring Sadie Barnette, Shiri Mordechay, Aaron Fowler, Tschabalala Self, Farrah Karapetianeception from 6-8pm. DIANE ROSENSTEIN, 831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038;

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In the Mid-Wilshire area…Marc Foxx offers an opening for “Amalia Pica: Blow The Whistle, Beat The Drum” from 6-8pm. Marc Foxx, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90048;

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Nearby…Richard Telles Fine Art group exhibit titled “BETWEEN SOMETHING AND NOTHING” from 5-7pm; Richard Telles Fine Art, 7380 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90036;

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Head East…Michael Benevento features “Fred Lonidier: N.A.F.T.A, Not A Fair Trade for All” from 6-8pm; Michael Benevento,  3712 Beverly Blvd., LA 90004;

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Back in Santa Monica…

FAB-gallery presents “THE GOLDEN ERA,” an exhibition of photographs, shown for the first time in the United States, of some of the most Iconic rock musicians of all time, from the collection of UK collector Mark Hayward. Brought to the USA by Chris Gray and curated by Delia Cabral and Flavio Bisciotti. These limited-edition photographs will be seen and offered for sale for the first time in the USA.
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The exhibition will also share the stories behind each image, granting viewers a peek into the history of these rock icons in their beginnings, their burgeonings, and their private moments. Among the notable images. Record producer Mark Hayward, one of Rock’s best-known scholars and savants, is the first person to understand the potential of Rock memorabilia and was the first to open a shop devoted to it.

On view: October 22 – November 26, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: FAB Gallery, 2001 main street, Santa monica ca 90405 (behind dog town coffee at main and bay)
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: (424) 744-8156
Website:
http://fab-gallery.com

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GDCA Gallery hosts a reception for two exhibitions…”Lost Kingdom” & “Nostalgia” from 6pm – 10pm. GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets);

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Ground Space Project celebrates “Ann Mitchell: The Chance Chronicles” from 6-9pm; Ground Space Project, 1427 E. 4th St., LA 90033;

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CES Gallery is pleased to present “Hollowforms,” a two-person exhibition featuring works by Los Angeles-based artists Orr Herz and Brian Robertson.

ASat-Oct22-2016-CESGallery-OrrHerz-SleepHandlers hollow form is a vessel, an object created to carry something inside of it. It is a constructed space from which material has been removed or moved aside for an other matter. Filling a hollow is an act of containment that might itself contain the filler’s desires or needs: fill a cup because you will be thirsty. Hollow-formed vessels are tools for storage and organizational solutions according to the Container Store Group, Inc., but decorative hollow forms serve functions too. The vessels depicted in Robertson’s paintings are maze-like ceremonial wind instruments; are broken into pieces waiting to be cataloged; are meditating in rooms, reminding us that they can be filled. Herz’s Sleep Handlers are also hollow forms – delicate wheels wrapped in scrolls of pictograms, symbols and ideas hovering around a hollow, vessels to carry thoughts.

October 22 – December 11, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: CES Gallery , 711 Mateo St. LA 90021
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
When: 213 880 5474
Website: 
http://carlesmithgallery.com

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In Chinatown….

Sat-Oct22-2016-CharlieJames-ErikaRothenberg-HouseofCardsCharlie James Gallery is proud to present Los Angeles-based artist Erika Rothenberg in her first solo show with the gallery.

See image: From “House of Cards” installation Gouache and ink on paper, 9×12 inches 1992

In “House of Cards,” Rothenberg reinstalls her 1992 Museum of Modern Art New York exhibition of ninety satirical greeting cards. “House of Cards” premiered at MoMA right before a presidential election, and here it is again, right before another. First time this work will be exhibited in LA!

On View: December 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 213.687.0844
Website: http://www.cjamesgallery.com/