It’s the final day of Cinema at the Edge (CATE) Film Festival at Edgemar Center for the Arts.  The Independent Film Festival has been running all weekend…. April 10 – 12, 2015

Films competing in narrative feature, documentary & short film categories will be eligible for Jury and Audience awards in which winFINAL-Fri-Sun April10-12-CinemaontheEdgeners will have the opportunity to screen their film for industry professionals working in international film production & distribution.

Jury and audience awards will be given in each category. While the programmers are thrilled to give independent filmmakers a vehicle of expression, an additional commitment is to see that the standout titles at the festival have an opportunity to screen for distributors. Therefore the winners of the jury and audience awards in each category will be viewed by industry professionals working in international film distribution and considered for acquisition.

Be sure to check out their website for ADMISSION Prices.  Click Here to purchase tickets and Click Here for full schedule. Sunday screenings start at 12:30 pm

What: Film Festival
Where: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2347 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 12:30 pm 
Phone: 310 399-3666



Sun-April-12-LAArtcore-AnngoodingLA Artcore presents a group show reflecting the polished painting techniques of four very distinct artists. The combination of these four artists promises something sure to satisfy anyone interested in Abstract painting.

Ann Gooding (see image) creates fascinating carved paintings using layers of paint to create texture, depth and eye stimulating movement, at times incorporating hard edge color fields to expand the composition.

Koojah Kim produces a steady output of abstract compositions that have something of sculptural element, with found materials merging into the surface, continually redefining herself as she negotiates groups and series in new ways.

Simon Rahimian is an abstract painter known for sincere, generous use of pure color in his easel paintings.

Parviz Yashar also has his background in Tehran, and works at a range of disciplines.Conversation With the Artist at 2PM

On Exhibit April 9 – 30, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650 A South Avenue 21, LA, 90031
When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320


Also Downtown…in the other location…

LA Artcore presents a solo exhibit entitled “ASun-April12-LAARTCORE-UC APR INVITE B EMANUELbeyance” by Los Angeles artist Babak Emanuel.

Emanuel’s paintings in this exhibit are comprised of a number of works in progress that are tightly-woven echoes of past bodies of work.

As is consistent with Emanuel’s exploration of concepts through material investigation and technical development, the overarching theme of the show illuminates and analyzes this communication whose sources and origins lie in human forms and sublimated visions.

Conversation With The Artist Series at 4PM

On view: April 8 – April 30

Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320


Offramp Gallery celebrates “Patois,” a solo exhibition of works on paper by New York artist Robert Kushner.

SApril12-RobertKushner-TwoPinkRoses-2011ee image: Robert Kushner, Two Pink Roses, 2011, oil, gold leaf and acrylic on book pages, 18 1/4″ x 25″

In the more than 40 works in Patois, Kushner juxtaposes broad bands of gold leaf and gestural painted flowers with ephemera — including ancient texts in myriad languages, as well as musical scores, book covers, end papers, postage stamps and illustrations. He creates an exotic garden woven from many languages that ultimately speaks in one lively, unique voice.

On view: April 12 – May 17

What: Opening reception
Where: Offramp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Walk thru at 3pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

See ya in the galleries…kids!