Get your art groove on with a Source Painting™ 1-Day Mini-Retreat today from 9:30-4:30pm.

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In Downtown LA…

Start the day at the Brewery ArtWalk. Time for its annual open studio weekend at the happening art complex. This event in fabulous…I have attended many times. I even wrote an article in the Downtown News about it a couple years back about the 30 year anniversary…See our Weekly Features Page.

Twice a year, the innovative, Sat-Sun-Oct25-26BreweryArtWalkexperimental artists of the Brewery open their homes and studios to art lovers and cultural explorers. This fall’s Brewery Artwalk promises to be one of the best ever with new artists, interactive exhibits and an opportunity to find your perfect holiday gifts early.

Born on the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 and is the largest complex of its kind in the world.

Get there early…there is lots to see…unless you have two days spend at the Brewery….there are soo many great studios down there. The artwalk continues tomorrow as well.

Admission is free.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 323.638.9382
Website: http://www.breweryartwalk.com

In Westchester…OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, (9045 Lincoln Blvd.) hosts a reception from 3-6pm. http://www.otis.edu/benmaltzgallery

In Santa Monica…

Gallery 169 is pleased to announce new artwork Sat-Oct25-Gallery169-NikolaiSorenGoodichby evocative contemporary artist Nikolai Soren Goodich.

In a Socratic dialogue written by Plato, Meno a representation of the unconnected consciousness as “I”, an individual, is reduced to aporia, or confusion. Within this analogue to chaos theory, the opening of transmutation allows for the genesis of ordered consciousness through the recollection of primordial existence, and all its eras thereafter, allowing the uninhibited consciousness to roam freely between parallels.

In this state, “I” as self, becomes a spectator, witnessing the unfolding of all cosmic alchemy. Unplugged from the greater consciousness, the “I” as self, encounters its own demons in its journey to understand divinity.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://gallery169.com/

In Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.)….

Lora Schlesinger Gallery hosts an artist talk with opening reception to follow for “Good News Road,” a new series of work by Richard Sedivy.

Sat-Oct25-LoraSchlesinger-sedivy RED wbSee image: RED, 2014 acrylic, mixed media construction on wood panel, 24-7/8 x 34-3/4 x 2″

Sedivy’s current body of work is a finely crafted combination of paint, construction and assemblage on wood panels. The imagery depicts architectural structures that investigate our relationship to “home” and the values and beliefs that are materialized through them.

On view: October 25 – November 29

What: Opening reception
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (T3) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 4:30 – 5:00 art talk, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm – reception
Phone: 310-828-1133
Website: http://www.loraschlesinger.com/

bG Gallery is pleased to present “Reconstructions,” a one week only exhibit. Always a fun art party here!
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This group exhibit features artists that reform and restructure objects and concepts in ways beyond their original intentions.

A one-week group exhibit in two parts: Phase 1 Reception: 6-8pm Saturday, October 25th; Phase 2 Reception: 6-8pm Saturday, November 1st

See image: by Gus Harper

Gus Harper just enjoyed a successful solo show titled “Suspended Pillars.” Harper has been creating art all of his life. His work has been shown across North America…New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, Mexico city, Puerto Vallarta, Denver. He enjoyed a solo exhibition at LOCZIdesign in San Francisco. For more info on the artists see his website at http://gusharperart.com/

Additional artists include: Brian Cooper, Hadiya Finley, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Barbara Kolo, Ralph Allen Massey, Organa Meets, Susan Moss, Gay Summer Rick, Suzanne Unrein and more to be announced.

On view: October 24 – November 1

What: Opening reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When:  6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211
Website: http://www.bGartGalleries.com

Also in Santa Monica…

Sat-Oct25-TaraGallery-Willows-1Tara Gallery is proud to announce “Willows by the River,” an exhibition of the works of 7 contemporary Iranian artists paying homage to the splendor of nature in concealment.

Each artist practices a unique and personal interpretation of nature by escaping the polluted urban life in search of the enchanting and unadulterated landscape of Iran.

Various Persian delectables and wine will be served.

On view: October 25 – November 26

What: Opening reception
Where: Tara Gallery, 1202 Montana Avenue, Suite B, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (entrance on 12th street)
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.451.2417
Website: http://taragallery.org

One more for you in Santa Monica…Sat-Oct25-P32-FillingthewHole-Flyer

P32 Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Filling the wHole,” will feature work by Howie Spunt and San Francisco based artist Ariel Gold.

They will donate 20% of the revenue from the entire show to the Chase Foundation to benefit Chase Place at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

On view: Oct 25 – Dec 4

What: Opening reception
Where: P32 Gallery, 3129 Pico Blvd. SM 90405
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 457-0619
Website: http://www.p32gallery.com/

In the mid-Wilshire area…KM Fine Arts Los Angeles (814 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069), hosts a book signing from 12-5pm. http://www.kmfinearts.com/ Another early art talk takes place at Launch LA – La Brea (170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd Floor) from 3-4pm. http://launchla.org 

Also close by, taking place a bit later from 6-8pm, Couturier Gallery (166 N. La Brea Ave., LA 90036), http://www.couturiergallery.com/; and Meliksetian | Briggs (313 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 90036), http://www.meliksetianbriggs.com host artist receptions.

One more in West Hollywood runs even later from 6-10pm at New Image Art Gallery (7920 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood, 90046), http://www.newimageartgallery.com/

In Culver City…

Sat-Oct25-MieOlise-StaircaseBelow-2014Samuel Freeman presents a solo exhibition of new painting, installation, and sculptural work by Mie Olise (Denmark).

In his beautiful essay “Building Dwelling Thinking,” Martin Heidegger offers an understanding of the building as something that gathers the parts of an environment into a meaningful whole. In his view, the landscape is not present until the building has given it room.

A building is thus not a mere object in space, but rather, what happens when a space is made for a site and its inhabitants.

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479
Website:
http://samuelfreeman.com/

Head north on La Cienega…

There are a few more onSat-oct25-Kopeikin-AlejandroCartagena La Cienega..Von Lintel (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) hosts an opening from 6-8pm. http://www.vonlintel.com

The Kopeikin Gallery is proud to open an exhibition of new work with Mexican Photographer Alejandro Cartagena titled “Bliss.”

See image: by Alejandro Cartagena

The opening will also serve as a book-signing for the artist’s recently self-published Monograph “Car-Poolers.”

On view: October 25 – December 20

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800
Website: http://www.kopeikingallery.com

Then stroll South (or drive) to Washington…

KSat-Oct25-KlwodenMann-DavidLoyyd4493lowden Mann is proud to present New Paintings, the gallery’s third solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist David Lloyd.

Lloyd’s new work is a combination of formal abstraction and narrative irreverence. Enjoy an opening tonight for the artist.

On view: October 25th – January 3rd, 2015

What: Opening Reception
Where: Klowden Mann, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6-8pm
Phone: 310-280-0226
Website: http://klowdenmann.com

Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd.) hosts a reception from 5-7pm. http://www.koplindelrio.com/

Prohibition Gallery presents “Alysian,” a homecoming solo exhibition of new work by Jonni Cheatwood.

Stop by at 6:00pm for an intimate LIVSat-Oct-25--Prohibition-JonniCheatwoodE art charity event with artist and LA artist.

For one hour Jonni will create multiple pieces, all of which will be auctioned, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefiting The Art of Elysium, a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children, through art and music.

From being discovered by Usher, to being ripped off by Urban Outfitters, Cheatwood’s footprint in the art world is steps away from limited edition.

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
La Pêche (5365 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90016) hosts an opening reception from 6-9pm. http://www.gallerylapeche.com

In Hollywood…
BRANDED ARTS and TCL CHINESE THEATRES, host a pop-up art exhibition event, featuring over 75 artists, to benefit one of Los Angeles’ premiere family charities, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, tonight from 6PM-1AM.

Sat-Oct25-BRANDEDARTS-bkThe upper floor and lobby of the Chinese 6 complex will be decked out in art accompanied by appearances from a variety of participating artists. Enjoy a DJ set by Talib Kweli and others.

Branded Arts’ eclectic lineup of performers have included Nick Cannon, Macy Gray, Samantha Ronson and Biz Markie. The event will include unveiling of several unique art pieces from local contemporary painters such as Saber, Hebru Brantley, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, and many more. Special guest performances by Rebel, Slim Jeff, and The Physical Poets.

Tickets for the event are $20 Click Here to purchase tickets.

A portion of all proceeds from the event will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.

What: Art Party
Where: TCL Chinese Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
When: 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Website: http://wwww.brandedarts.com

Downtown…there are a couple more taking place from 7-10pm at Jancar Jones Gallery, (1031 N. Broadway, LA 90012) http://www.jancarjones.com/ and The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA 90012) http://www.thegoodluckgallery.com

Also Downtown LA…

KCRW celebrates Halloween early with a Masquerade tonight at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel. The annual event is a fundraiser for KCRW-logothe LA public radio station and this year’s edition features DJ sets from Bonobo, TOKiMONSTA, Les Sins (the dance music alter-ego of Chaz Bundick aka Toro y Moi), NYC’s Chris Malinchak and 12 KCRW DJs in five themed rooms.

  throughout the evening. Gypsy Jazz collective Noah and the Megafauna will roam the halls as our traveling band, alongside Lucent Dossier’s aerialists, stilt walkers and wild and wonderful circus characters. The vintage burlesque dancers of the Blind Tiger revue will perform throughout the evening, while the devilish divas, the Bella Donnas, bring their wickedly playful flair to each room.

Enjoy food trucks, a costume contest and more. It is a spectacular feast for all the senses, with some of the most creative costumes you’ve ever seen thanks to our imaginative attendees themselves.

Now is the tiKCRW-MasqeradeBallme to become a KCRW member….By purchasing tickets to Masquerade, you become a KCRW Member for a year including access to ticket giveaways and KCRW’s Fringe Benefits card. If you’d need more info or have any question, contact membership@kcrw.org

Tickets are $100 if purchased online; A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for $125;  Purchase tickets HERE!

What: Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party for KCRW
Where: The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown LA, 607 South Park View St.
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014  9pm to 2am
Website: http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade