Sat 9.21 AffairoftheArtsCulver City’s “Affair of the Arts” takes place today….from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and  Sun. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Join artists from The Word is ART for Culver City’s first “Affair of the Arts”—a vibrant festival to be held in the heart of downtown Culver City.

More than 50 artists have been selected to showcase paintings, photography, sculpture, hand-blown glass, ceramics and jewelry. and more than 5,000 art lovers are expected.

The event is presented by Whole 9 Gallery and will take place 9300 Culver Blvd.,Washington Blvd. at Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

WordisArt JenniferseventIn addition to art, there will be great food, live music, and events for kids and adults.

What: Affaire of the Arts
Where: 9300 Culver Blvd., Washington Blvd. at Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
When 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In the Valley….
Sat 9.21 CarterSexton
From 2-5 pm, Carter Sexton presents a student art show and reception featuring the work of Margie Murray’s Middle School.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

On view: Sept 21st – Sept 27th

What: Opening reception and Book Signing
Where: Carter Sexton Artist Materials, 5308 Laurel Canyon blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm reception
Phone: (818) 763-5050

In Santa Monica…

There are a couple of early eve9.21 Talisman TomGramlichnts at Bergamot Station….2525 Michigan Ave.  Plus one later in the evening  at ADC Contemporary (F-2) from 6-9 pm. 

In support of Opica, a non profit organization who help patients with Alzheimers and Dementia, Talisman Fine Art Gallery (A-6) hosts an annual benefit, open and free to the public starting at 2:00 pm. The event will feature live music with Tom Gramlich & Mystic Miles and special guests.

The exhibition will showcase works created by Alzheimers and Dementia patients. As part of OPICA’s art classes, original works are created and then put up for sale at this event each year. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly back to OPICA’s much needed art supplies and art program.

What: Opening reception,  Opica Benefit (Free Admission)
Where: Talisman Fine Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, (A-6) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica,  90404
When: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TAG Gallery hosts an opening reception featuring three solo shows.

SSat 9.7 TAG PDouglasee image: Pam Douglas, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” inks and mixed media on silk, 30 x 45″.

Artists featured are Lorraine Bubar, Katie Crown, and Pam Douglas.

On view: Sept 3rd – Sept 28th

What: Art Talk
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404

When: 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 

Phone: (310) 829-9556


Also in Santa Monica…

Pop by 18th Street Arts Center to celebrate two exhibitions. Liao Chi-Yu’s video works inhabit a contrived reality that gleans from memories, allegories, and convivial and communal experiences. In Picnic, Liao references childhood remembrances, using stories around food as an anchor for connecting to history and connecting to each other.

SSat 9.21 18thSt Liao ChiYupicnic001ee image: LIAO Chi-Yu, Picnic, 2013

Adrià Julià initiates a new project focusing on the relationship between the camera and the body for his Artist Labs Residency and Exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center. During an initial research phase, Julià investigates the effects and changes that cameras produce in the bodies that operate them.

On veiw: thru Oct 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

Or in Brentwood….Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood (11640 San Vicente Blvd.), also has an opening from 5:30-7:30pm.

Or in Beverly Hills….

GSat 9.21 Garboushian MichaelArataarboushian Gallery presents Canonized Saints, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Michael Arata in his inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery.

Arata’s recent series vary in materials and aesthetics, but his contextual themes hover over similar compounds of spirituality and abstract expressions of individualism.

What: Opening reception
Where: Garboushian Gallery, 427 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-480-9215

In Venice..

The G2 Gallery hosts an opening reception of three new art exhibits – Flowers of the Wind, Night Fliers, and Nature LA:  Harvey Freed.

A9.21 G2Gallery Pallid Bat JoeMcDonaldritsts include: Richard Dickey, Harvey Freed, Joe and Mary Ann McDonald, Leighton Reid, Louie Schwartzberg, Christian Ziegler.

Music, wine, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary valet will be provided, and the $10 admission fee will be donated to Theodore Payne Foundation and Bat Conservation International.

On view: September 17th – November 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842

And a bit later in Santa Monica….

Sat 9.21 JeanieMadsen RobynHorionJeanie Madsen Gallery presents “An Evening with the Artists” of I LOVE SANTA MONICA “celebrating Santa Monica’s beauty, culture and lifestyle.”

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“Wine down” with the Artists and discover their journey through their works of art. The group show includes local Artists: Leslie Miranda, Vinny Walker, Jennifer Verge, Robyn Horton, Mark Andrew Allen, Ken Brayden Matthews, Scott Horton and Fabian Lewkowicz. As well as Juried Show Winners: Todd Williams, Timothy Alexander Mueller, April Rocha, Maureen Vezina, Melissa Mahoney, Angie Gray, Marianna Ladas and OnTay Johnson.

On view: Sept 21st – Sept 30th
What: Art Party
Where: Jeanie Madsen Gallery 1431 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-393-7436

Also in Santa Monica….

9.21 MyHeroToday is the United Nations International Day of Peace. To celebrate, The MY HERO Project is pleased to honor activist, author, and artist Ron Kovic for his tireless efforts toward peace. Kovic, a longtime supporter of the MY HERO Project, has been an outspoken champion for peace since the 1960s.

Tickets for this fundraiser are available online. To reserve your seat and support our global learning project, please visit

To learn more about Ron Kovic and his great work to promote peace, please visit

General Admission is $100 and VIP Tickets are $250.

What: Fundraiser
Where: Herb Alpert Educational Village, Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice at the New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica 90404
When: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In Culver City….

Sculptor Harout Kazanjian opens his studio tonight offering a reception to commemorate a new show entitled “Metamorphosis” featuring new bronze sculptures.

This Sat 9.21 HAROUT is a one day only exhibit with a reception….contact him via phone to make an appointment to see work. Refreshments will served

Kazanjian was greatly affected by the tales of his mother was inspired by Hellenistic sculpture, the Winged Nike of Samothrace. He explains, “Those memories, and the image of the Winged Nike, with her powerful wings, heroic posture, graceful and triumphant stance were the embodiment of all that I remembered  of the heroes of my mother’s stories. They are crucial to my conceptualization of the anthropomorphic bronze figures that have inspired my imagination and energies for decades.”

What: Artist Reception
Where:  Harout Kazanjian, 11456 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90066 (next to DMV)
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone:   (310) 398-0090

Sat 9.21 Saul Alfaro Mundos ExtranosHinge Modern celebrates US debut of Saul Alfaro’s newest exhibition. Born and raised in El Salvador, 25-year-old Alfaro attended the Universidad de El Salvador (U.E.S.), where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialty in painting.

See image: Saul Alfaro, Mundos Extranos

In “Say We’ll Meet Again/Decir Encontraremos”, Alfaro’s debut exhibition in the U.S., the young painter captures the dreams of the children of his home village. This show will be comprised of figurative oil and mixed-media works on canvas, as well as works on paper.

On view: Sept 21st – Oct 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: 8545 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-893-9194
Website:  http://HINGEMODERN.COM/

David Kordansky Gallery features “New Paintings by Chris Martin”.

SSat 9.21 DavidKordansky ChrisMartinee image: Chris Martin, Like Seven Inches From The Noonday Sun, 2013, oil on canvas, 54 x 45 inches (137.2 x 114.3 cm)

Chris Martin is a key figure in contemporary American painting, and an abiding influence on a generation of younger artists. Since the 1980s he has created an expansive, open-ended, and constantly evolving body of work that eschews limits of every kind. His experiments challenge established ideas about physical scale; about the roles played by mediums, materials and techniques; and more broadly about what a painting is and how it functions as endeavor and artifact.

On view: Sept 21st – Nov 9th

What: Opening Reception,
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-558-3030

Or in the Valley….

Sat 9.21 Gallery319 grace-slick-showIn Woodland Hills, Gallery 319 presents an exhibition of artwork by Grace Slick with an appearance by the artist. This is a rare opportunity to meet Grace Slick, legendary leader of rock band Jefferson Airplane.

On view: Sept 10th – Oct 5th

RSVP’s are required at 818-347-0319 or

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 319, 19720 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91364
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 818.347.0319