Happy April Fools Day! Have fun and play a trick on someone….I’m playing a fun gig today (private party…sorry)…I’ll be on guard for April Fools Day punks! Spring is here baby, so get out and have a good time!
Remember, it’s the second day of the Brewery Artwalk, so if you missed it, head on down. There over 100 studios open to the public and it’s always a fun event. In case, you’ve never been, the Brewery Arts Colony is an Artist Studio/live-work complex converted from the industrial buildings of a former Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, and bottling plant. It is now home to over 300 artists and arts-related businesses.
The Brewery is a pretty large space, with a wonderful 1920s vibe. Take advantage of this chance to check out the amazing artist spaces…with the orginal steel doors, railroad tracks which run throush some units, hanging beds, old classic railings, etc. Each unit is very different….I just love this (I live in a famous 1920s building off Venice Beach). It’s like one big artist commune.
Altervision 3D (one of my favorite exhibitions) will be featured this year, showing off the work of artist, Debi Cable. See pix to right….of me at the Altervision 3D at the Downtown Artwalk
The Brewery Artwalk is free to attend, but admission is $5 for A3D , an all day entrance pass to inspire your imagination, great for kids of all ages! Be sure to stop in, if you haven’t seen it yet, its sooo cool. The installation will be showing in the smoke stack building at the Heart Of the Brewery! www.altervision3d.com
Stop into Kim Barry’s studio at West Eleven, 642 Moulton Ave. Welcome 2012 will be on view, which features the Dream Map a 20′ x 10′ map created out of play money. This project started back in January continues over the course of the year, 2012, it will be transformed by individuals personal dreams from all over America.
See image right, …West Eleven Studio. Through visiting west eleven, emailing, tweeting, and other various social media, individuals can take this symbolic action of creating their own reality; empowerment for their lives. It will be complete when no trace of the money can be seen, only dreams. http://www.westelevenla.com/
Free admission – Free parking (lot donated by UPS)
What: Brewery Artwalk (Two days, 3.31 & 4.1)
Where: 2100 North Main St. or 620 Moulton Ave., LA 90031, 642 Moulton Ave, at 5 freeway
When: 11:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (323) 638-9382
Aline Barnsdall the generous art lover who donated Barnsdall Art Park for all of us LA residents to enjoy is turning 130! Yes she has passed on, but come celebrate her memory and love of arts by supporting the Aline Barnsdall Birthday sale. Ceramics, Jewelry, Painting, Photography and more.
What: Aline Barnsdall Birthday sale
Where: The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits offer a family oriented workshop, free and open to the public, ASAP’s 2011 Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops will build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our every day lives. Each month a new group of artists will spend an afternoon at LACE providing free drawing classes. Today’s artists include: Jay Erker, Erin Payne, Jason Ramos.
All levels and ages are welcome. Hollywood is the topic of discussion as well as the drawing subject. All workshops are free, and all materials will be supplied.
What: ReVisions of LA, organized by ASAP, 2011 featuring Jay Erker, Erin Payne, Jason Ramos
Where: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), 6522 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90028
When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Or in Santa Monica, Vidiots offers a FREE screening of Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire. The one hour PBS Independent Lens documentary film is by Barbara Multer-Wellin and Jeffrey Abelson, who will both be at the screening to introduce the film. The film is narrated by Tom Brokaw.
The film celebrates the career of this legendary 3-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist. Over his remarkable 50-year career, Conrad has drawn and quartered eleven American presidents- from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush-and fearlessly tackled every major social and political issue. During his 30-year reign at the Los Angeles Times, Conrad’s work was controversial and often shocking, but always thought provoking.
What: Free Screening
Where: Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
When: 3:00 pm
Phone: 310 399-1000
Enjoy the weekend, the art, entertainmen and Springtime. Get inspired! See ya next time!