Annenberg Community Beach House celebrates the birthday of Marion Davies, the silent film star whose effervescent personality was likened to the “bubbles in a glass of champagne.” Happy Birthday Marion takes place from 11am – 2pm. Step back in time as Santa Monica Conservancy docents, in vintage attire, evoke Marion’s Hollywood circle to shine a light on the classic film era actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, at Davies’ 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House.
Photo by Catherine Lacey
Between 11am-1:15pm, Davies’ historian and author Lara Fowler will participate in a special Q & A, and film historian Michael Yakaitis will show home movies from 1937 of Hearst’s 74th circus themed birthday party at the Beach House. Enjoy psychic entertainer Mark Edward, and cut a rug to music from the classic American song book by LA Love Band, featuring Danny Meyer. At 1:30pm, a bubbly birthday toast to Marion caps the event.
Gold Coast era attire is encouraged. All ages are welcome. For more information and to RSVP for this free event, call 310-458-4904 or Click Here! Parking is $3 per hour or $8 per day.
What: Happy Birthday Marion
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica
When: 11:00pm – 2:00pm
LA Artcore presents “Connections to the Natural World.”
The exhibition focuses on 7 artists who draw inspiration from nature and science, each approaching the subject from their own unique perspectives. Working in various media ranging from installation to mixed media, these artists bring fresh visual insights, from issues of the human impact on the environment to sheer wonder at the diversity and magnificence of the natural world.
Artiststs include: Linda Ingraham, Linda Kilgore, Sarah Kriehn, Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, Patricia Sannit, and Mary Shindell.
Enjoy an art talk at 2pm
On view: January 10 – January 30, 2016
Be sure to stop into the Spring Arts Collective Gallery for an artist reception for a new exhibition titled “Fragments in Session”
Brand new mixed media works from Ed “Edsy” (aka Pastey Whyte) Burgess and Gianni Arone are showing in the Spring Arts Collective Gallery above The Last Bookstore. Admission is free. Parking is not provided, but public lots are available on Spring Street, or take the Metro Red Line to Pershing Square two blocks away on 5th Street. Biscuits and tea will be served.
On view: January 10 – February 3, 2016
What: Artist reception
Where:Spring Arts Collective Gallery, Mezzanine Level. 453 S. Spring Street (enter through The Last Bookstore on 5th Street), Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm – Sunday, January 10, 2016
At the Union Center location
L.A. Artcore presents a three-artist group show whose works traverse a diverse range of painting modalities while serving as an immersion into nature, the passage of time and perception. Los Angeles artists
Gwen Freeman’s paintings utilize representational elements such as figures, landscapes and flora and subjects them to changes and alterations of the picture plane, creating undulating images that float between abstraction and representation.
Also exhibiting will be Los Angeles artist Barbara Kolo’s paintings from her Transition series, whose conceptual approach transforms ordered structures by way of a process of accrual of individually-painted dots to dictate purely optical experiences.
To round out this exhibit, the paintings of Los Angeles artist Young Il Kang will also be featured. Kang’s body of work typifies the interstitial spaces between observation, thought, action and reaction.
Art Talk takes place at 4pm.
On view: January 10 – January 28, 2016
Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sunday, January 10, 2016
I’ll see ya out there….in the galleries!