TPOWBrewery logohe Pick of the Week takes place this weekend…You still have one day left to check out The Brewery Art Walk. Plus Paris Photo takes place at Paramount Studios…

In the Miracle Mile area…
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts holds closing reception for its current exhibition “LETTERS FROM LOS ANGELES PART II.

The event will celebrate L.A.’s First Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Her Newly-Published Anthology A Wild Surmise. Words by Brendan Constantine at 5:00 p.m.

WU SatMarch9 JackRutberg This re-envisioned exhibition remains on view through the end of the month and features more than seventy works by forty artists. Artists included in the exhibtion are: Lita Albuquerque, Bill Barminski, Wallace Berman, Hans Burkhardt, Mark X Farina, Jud Fine, Eve Fowler, Raul Guerrero. Lynn Hanson, George Herms. Dennis Hopper, Ed Kienholz. Barbara Kruger, Charles LaBelle, Mark Licari, Ed Moses, Paulin Paris, Raymond Pettibon, Ken Price, Bruce Richards, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wudl and more.

What: Closing reception

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5222

In Santa Monica….at Bergamot Station….

Sat 4.6 Berman KBystedt0313aROBERT BERMAN GALLERY hosts a closing reception for its Annual Group MOPLA Month of Photography-Los Angeles exhibition at their B7 Gallery at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Art Center.  

See image: Karen Bystedt, Andy with Flag from the LOST WARHOLS Series
As a participating gallery of MOPLA, ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY will exhibit a vibrant selection of photography from both up and coming and established contemporary artists. This group exhibition will feature works by gallery artists: Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, John Colao, Christopher Felver, Marc Fichou, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Lauren Marsolier, Cristina Maxwell, Marla Rutherford and Dietrich Wegner.

Sat 4.6 Berman JValadez0313aIncluded highlights for this year’s selection are two series by Los Angeles artists Karen Bystedt and John Valadez. Karen Bystedt will be presenting her engaging THE LOST WARHOLS portfolio – a series of photographs depicting the iconic Andy Warhol in 1982, captured five years prior to his untimely death in1987. Bedecked in a Perry Ellis sports coat, navy blue shirt and red tie, Warhol is depicted in a spirited fashion and is as engaging and fresh as his now infamous silkscreen Factory works.

See image: John Valadez, “Clavo,” 1978

Also showing…The exhibition titled Jean Clemmer Collaborations Salvador Dali/Paco Rabanne will present for the first time in America the creative partnerships between the photographer Jean Clemmer, the artist Salvador Dalí and the designer Paco Rabanne that begun in the 1960’s.

What: Closing reception
Where: The Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128

How bout some live music….in Santa Monica?
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A special benefit is taking place tonight for the Church in Ocean Park. The event takes place at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier. Two shows plus dinner…see below for admission cost.
I happen to work with the artist Mike Temple aka Mike Tempo from the Bonedaddys….Yes…the incredible artist Michael Temple is also the creator and percussionist of the well known world beat band “The Bonedaddys.”

This will be an incredible show with dinner….plus David Groves will be doing magic as well. Then of course the Bonedaddys will get you dancing all night long.

Sun 4.28 BoneDaddys Flyer.lorezThe Church in Ocean Park always puts on wonderful shows and they need our help. Renovations are badly needed and locals are stepping up to the plate to raise needed funds. Restoration will help protect and preserve the creaky 90 year old church ensuring that it makes it to its next 100 years.
2 Shows! Benefitting the Church in Ocean Park

Magic by David Groves and Music by The Bonedaddys

Dinner and show at 6pm-$50 Leftovers show at 8:30-$15
For tickets-

What: Benefit – Musical show
Where: Rusty Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier
When: 6:00 pm and 8:30

Fun events…..I’ll see ya out there kids!