ToSun-Jan20 lowres Topanga Brunnick John To The Sandday stop by Topanga Canyon Gallery for an early artist reception for its 12th Annual Juried Open Show. The exhibition opened on January 9th and was juried by Om Naven Bleicher, director and curator of Bleicher/Golightly in Santa Monica.

This is the first time Bleicher has worked with the galley….I asked him what he looks for in a work of art. He replied, “Psychological work, work tapping into the human condition. I also tend towards work that blends past genre’s and movements that were at odds with each other in the past such as conceptualism and expressionism.

Artists include: Paul Abravaya,  John Brunnick, Rebecca Catterall, Paige DePonte, Marian Devney, Phil Hanman, Kathryn Hansen, Fae Horowitz, Brenda Hurst, Sandra Jolles,  Masha Keating, Bridget Kalppert, Barbara Margolies, Lori Markman, Elena Medovoy, Darlene Mellein,  Lou Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson, Gay summer rick, Karrie Ross, Andrea Stanley, Karin Swildens, Felice Willat, Ashley Wilson, Hilary Wooton, Mara Zaslove and many more.

Jan20 Topanga jury-shotCome on out for a fun art party. Meet the juror, Om Bleicher and the artists and be a part of the award ceremony.

On view: January 9th – January 27th

What: Artist Reception
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310 455-7909

In Venice…The G2 Gallery (1503 Abbot Kinney) holds an art talk with Chris Huss and Mark Strickland and Shark Savers in conjunction with the current exhibit, “The State of the Sharks” at 2:00 pm. 

Downtown LA….Celebrate Martin Luther King with the California African American Museum (CAAM).

ViWU SUNJan20 mlk celebrationew film screenings of Dr. King’s speeches and experience performers representing the diverse communities of his dream such as the Korean Dance Academy. Co-hosting the program will be actor, singer, writer, director Hattie Winston and actor Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter.


What: Martin Luther Kind Celebration
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., LA 90037
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: (213) 744-7432

Also downtown LA….

backbeat-logoEnjoy “Backbeat” at the Ahmanson. The show features the birth of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in history is told in the new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Backbeat, the story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles, is co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys, based on the 1994 Universal Pictures film by Softley, Michael Thomas and Stephen Ward. “Backbeat” is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux.

Ticket prices range: $30 – $120

What: Performance
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Phone: (213) 628-2772

Enjoy your weekend and the warm weather too!