Don’t forget we’ve got listings for several FREE music series going on…Tonight…Jimmy Cliff will be performing at the SM Pier final concert or head downtown to hear Latin Jazz at Grand Park. See our Upcoming Events Page for more info. 

ThDAWlogoe Downtown artwalk takes place tonight….Be sure to check the website for a full listing…http://downtownartwalk.org/

Here are some fun ones.

The heart of the Art Walk is around Main and Spring….but it does spread out to Broadway. So here a couple from each area that I have spotlighted.

Thur 9.12 JeffreyVincetParise inviteArty Gallery presents “MAN & BEAST” paintings by Jeffrey Vincent Parise.

This show will explore the relationship and the connection between man and beast.

On view: September 12th – October 31st

What: Opening reception
Where: Arty Gallery, 634 South Main St., LA 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Website: http://www.artyla.com

 Thurs9.12 InnerVision BorisKoodrinA couple more taking place at LACDA (102 W. 5th St) from 7-9pm http://www.lacda.com/ and Gallery 1927-Fine Arts Bldg., at 811 West Seventh St. from 6-8pm.

Then head towards Broadway…

Lisa Ames curates a new show….”Inner Visions” by Boris Koodrin – Paintings that explore the intersection of beauty and human consciousness. Regarded as a visionary painter, his work also includes traditional and abstract styles.

Fusing these elements with his love for detail and color, Boris’ paintings are deliciously suggestive… creating a sublime narrative… one longs to extract the story hidden within.

What: Art Party
Where: The Salon Gallery at the Eastern Columbia Building
849 South Broadway Loft 905, LA, 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.artmeetsarchitecture.com

At Blackstone Gallery, enjoy a photographic journal of Downtown Los Angeles featuring the photographs by Alveraz Ricardez.

AThurs 9.12 BlackstoneGallerylso in the backroom, a group show will feature the work of artists David Hendrickson, Timothy Lynch, Brian Moreland, Rickey Hilton, Steven Higgins and others.

On view: September 12th – October 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Blackstone Gallery – 901 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (909) 746 6308
Website: http://blackstonegalleryla.com/

In Venice…

Sat 9.14 MarineContemporary StephaniePryorMarine Contemporary celebrates Stephanie Pryor’s second solo exhibition with the gallery with an artist reception tonight.

In this new body of work, which has been developed over the past two years, Pryor will be presenting a selection of large-scale landscape and figurative paintings.

On view: Sept 13th – Oct 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Marine Contemporary, 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 399 0294
Website: http://www.marinecontemporary.com

In Culver City…

Thurs 9.12 MaloneyFineArt Antony-Black-Parts-2010-Mixed-media-14-x-17-inches-eachMaloney Fine Art presents “The Cut,” a solo exhibition featuring the work by Antony. If you are not familiar with his musical career, he is an incredible singer and composer in his own right.

See image by Antony titled 
Black Parts, 2010, mixed media
, 14 x 17 inches

Antony has created a body of work including drawing, collage, and sculpture alongside his critically acclaimed musical career as both a singer and composer. Both his music and visual art are marked by intuitive and accumulative practices that reflect a shared visual and psychological vocabulary.

On view: Sept 12 – Oct 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.570.6420
Website: www.maloneyfineart.com

KThurs 9.12 KMFineArtsM Fine Arts presents “Compulsive Pencil”a solo exhibition featuring the work of Frederico Uribe.

The show spotlights fourteen of his latests works are built entirely of color pencils.

On view: Sept 12th – Nov 2nd

What: Opening Reception
Where: KM Fine Arts, 814 N. LaCienega, LA 90069
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 312-255-1202
Website: http://kmfinearts.com/

Or in Santa Monica…

Design Matters Gallery, (11527 Pico Blvd) hosts an artist reception from 7-10 pm. http://www.designmattersLA.com 

The Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) present its Fall project room exhibitions.

Project Room 1: Ara Dymond: Famous, New York, Modernism Everywhere

Thurs 9.12 SMMoA2Project Room 2: Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms  (See Image)

New York-based artist Ara Dymond is enjoying his first California Museum show. The show will feature a mixed media installation, in which sculpture and video function as allegorical actors in a theatrical setting that explores the critical tensions between art and life.

Mathew Zefeldt has created immersive, optical installation for SMMoA, rendering the gallery walls into a hallucinatory backdrop for three of his monumental still lifes.

What: Opening reception
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Member preview; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6488
Website: http://smmoa.org/