BTW…..There are a couple of SM galleries who will be open late in conjunction with “Glow”…..haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., SM) will be extending their hours today from 10AM – Midnight.

bG Gallery presents a 5 day exhibit “Halo,” to celebrate the Glow festival in Santa Monica. The Glow Festival combines art with technology and welcomes the public to be both audience and actor.

WU 9.28 BgGalleryFollowing this spirit, “Halo,” is geared toward light based engaging works and the connection between art and the spectator.

Exhibited Artists: Mike Saijo, Kunio Ohashi, Joella March, Dave Quick, Kim Koga, David Svenson, Kazumi Svenson, Nancy Larrew

BE AWARE: Ocean Ave will be CLOSED to CARS. Remember there will be many street closures so plan ahead.

VIP artists talk and reception: Sep 29 8:30-10pm
YOU MUST RSVP to reserve entry.

On view: Sept 28th – Oct 1st

What: Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 9:00 pm – 2 am
Phone: 310.451.9983

OK… if “Glow” is NOT for you….here are some more options…..

For the first time, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Art Programs presents a first time art walk and a live performance work at entitled “Everywhere Nowhere.” 

Directed and choreographed by Sarah Elgart, wiSat 9.28 LAX ArtWalk Performanceth an original score composed by Yuval Ron, projections by director Kevin Kerslake and artist Stephen Glassman, and costume design by Swinda Reichelt.  See photo by Jorge Vismara.

Everywhere Nowhere is a site-specific, multi-sensory spectacle of movement, media, and color. It was commissioned as part of the Influx: Art at LAX, an ongoing public art festival featuring the work of 45 Los Angeles-based artists and 11 original, site-specific installations located throughout LAX. Prior to the performance of Everywhere Nowhere, LAX is hosting its first-ever Art Walk, inviting the public to take self-guided tours of the various Influx installations located in the airport’s public space.

Influx Art Walk: Maps for self-guided tours will be available at the Art Walk Welcome Table at the Terminal 1 Arrivals level, as well as online. Influx installations are located throughout LAX.

Everywhere Nowhere performance takes place in the outdoor courtyard located on the Arrivals level in between Terminals 1 and 2 at LAX.

INFO: Both the Influx Art Walk and the live performance of Everywhere Nowhere are free and open to the public. 

What: Performance
Where: throughout LAX

When: 5 – 7 pm (art walk); 7:30 – 9 pm performance 

Or in Santa Monica….

GWU 9.28 Gallery169 BenFoldsallery 169 spotlights the photography of Ben Folds.

A Nashville resident, Ben Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music—from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Eddy Arnold to Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys—have recorded.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-963-3891

In Culver City…..

Cherry Martin celebrates the work of renowned artist Robert Heinecken. “Waking Up in News America” is a significant work that has not been seen in almost two decades. The room-sized installation investigates two of Heinecken’s deep concerns: mass media and the affects of one particular form of mass media–the television.

WU CherryMartin RobertHeinecken“Waking Up in News America” is a room in which every surface–the walls and floors, the figure sitting in a chair and the range of household objects that make up this odd ‘domestic’ environment–are completely covered in images shot from the TV. The effect is to suggest that we are formed–in every way–by the omnipresent medium.

Also included in Cherry and Martin’s exhibition will be a number of Heinecken’s videograms. To make these concrete photographic works, Heinecken held unexposed photo paper up to the television set, turning it on and off to expose the image.

On view: Sept 28th – Nov 16th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

Another one takes place at Anat Ebgi, (2660 La Cienega Blvd.) from 5-7 pm.

Bruce Lurie Gallery featuring the works of internationally renowned artist Ilana Lewitan.

LWU Sat 9.28 BruceLurie Ilana-Lewitan-Warten-eitenewitan’s poignant and clear imagery invites the viewer to follow his or her own associations, emotions and fantasies.

See image: Ilana Lewitan, Waiting for Better Days, 2008, Mixed Media on Canvas, 200 x 260cm

Studying interior design and architecture in Munich, Lewitan’s works convey messages imbued with her humorous and optimistic attitude, which finds expression in her lush and playful style of painting and her penchant for almost cartoonish characters.

What: Opening reception
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 S La Cienega Blvd.. LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone:  (310)876-1780

In the Miracle Mile area…

Martha Otero Gallery presents “Charge,” an exhibition by Tim Biskup featuring a new body of work.

Sat 9.28 MarthaOtero TimeBiskupSee image: A Subtle Advertisement For Mind-Numbing Pain, 2013, Cel-vinyl acrylic on canvas, 144 x 96 in

The title, Charge, holds complex personal references for Biskup.
For Biskup, a ‘charge’ can be harbored by things constantly rejected as too abstract, too small or too anomalous. Biskup acts as a physical receptor to these alternative cultures, by producing works that channel musicality and vibrancy into a stream of progressive Modernism.

On view:  Sept 28th – Nov 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Martha Otero Gallery, 820 N Fairfax Ave., LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 951 1068

Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101, holds an artist reception from 4-6 pm another opening, real close by (on Wilshire) runs from 6-8 pm at Steve Turner Contemporary, 6026 Wilshire Blvd.,

One more art party in the neighborhoood takes place from 7-10pm at Image Art Gallery,  

Also nearby…

Sat 9.28 1301PE BlakeRayne1301PE celebrates the first solo exhibition of New York-based artist Blake Rayne.

Blake Rayne’s work has been pivotal in the resurgence of conceptual painting over the last twenty years.

Rayne has used compositional systems as an organizing principle along with an inherent semantic play to create paintings. Employing diverse techniques, Rayne weaves personal, art historical, and formal narratives to explore the many contexts in which painting can be seen and understood. The goal is to simultaneously establish a pictorial order and to destroy it. 

On view: Sept 28th – Nov 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5822

The Craft & Folk Art Museum presents Nathalie Miebach: Changing Waters, the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles of TED Global Fellow Nathalie Miebach.

Sat 9.28 CAFAM NathalieMiebachSee image: Nathalie Miebach, The Andrea Gail, 2012, reed, data, wood

For years, Miebach has been translating meteorological, ecological, and oceanographic data into woven sculptures and musical scores. Using the gridsystem of basket weaving as a base, her three-dimensional data visualizations are a revolutionary blend of the aesthetic and the informational. 

Also on display is a group show entitled “Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (To Live),” curated by contemporary artist Chris Johanson.

An artist talk will take place in the gallery from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Both events are open to CAFAM members and the public.

September 29, 2013 and runs through January 5, 2014.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

DoSat 9.28 DACGallery JulieRico Launchwntown Art Center (DAC) Gallery hosts a Launch Fundraiser Event for Amazon Art partnership. Hundreds of artworks will be available for purchase in the gallery.

Proceeds from art sales benefit adult artists with special needs, as well as the ECF Art Centers Program, which offers them professional art representation, mentorship, and studio space.

Free street parking is available, light refreshments and snacks will be served. Please note that the DAC Gallery does not validate parking.

What: Opening reception
Where: DAC Gallery, 828 S Main St., LA 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 213-627-7374

Or in downtown LA….

Sat 9.28 ActualSizeActual Size Los Angeles, in conjunction with Academy Records, presents “HEAD (devices III),” a temporary installation and performance venue.

“HEAD” transforms the interior of Actual Size into a mock TV studio, on view to the public through the gallery’s storefront windows.

The mod set and its dressing, which references 1960’s variety show music sets, explores the gallery space as site of potential performance. As the third installation in Academy Record’s “devices” series, HEAD continues an investigation of the distribution of culture through a focus on the physical structures and platforms created for performance.

What: Opening reception
Where: Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High St., LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (performance starts at 9:00 pm)
Phone: (213) 290-5458