In Santa Monica…

It’s the final daFri-Sun-July11-13-EdgemarCindemay of Cinema at the Edge Film Festival at Edgemar Center for the Arts. The festival starts early, 10:30 am with the closing night award and gala taking place at 6:00 pm.

It’s the last chance to enjoy independent films competing in narrative feature, documentary & short film categories will be eligible for Jury and Audience awards in which winners will have the opportunity to screen their film for industry professionals working in international film production & distribution.

Fri-Sun-July11-13-EdgemarCinemaonEdgeFlyerWinners of the jury & audience awards in each category will be considered for acquisition by industry professionals working in international film distribution

Be sure to check out their website for ADMISSION Prices.  Click Here to purchase tickets  and Click Here for full schedule.

What: Film Festival
Where: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2347 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 399-3666


L.A.Sun-July13-LAArtcore-Brewery Artcore presents a three person exhibit called “Perception” that combines painting with sculpture and installation, to create a variety of textures for visitors to appreciate. They all have in common practices that are imaginative and substantial.

Karen Hansen creates atmospheric abstract paintings that verge on the boundary between landscape and color field. Steve Hilton is a ceramics professor and works with both earthen materials and earthy color-scapes. Suguru Hiraide is a masterful sculptor with metal, creating engineered and sophisticated works that move, shudder, light up and interact.

There will be an art talk at 2 pm.

On View: June 26th – July 19th

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

Then later in the afternoon, taking place in LA Artcore’s Union Center location, enjoy a special exhibit of Yoella Razili and Scott Gordon, both of whom will exhibit their individual and collaborative works.

Sun-July13-LAArtcore-UnionCenter-Daily TakingsSee image: Yoella Razili/Scott Gordon, Daily Taking, 2013, collage, mixed media

The beginnings of Razili and Gordon’s collaborations trace back to Sylmar, a town just Northeast of Northridge, California in 1994, when they were brought together for a group show called “Intimate Images,” by Julie Sim Edwards at Century Gallery. When Gordon relocated to Texas they began a series of collaborative drawings and collages on paper that eventually extended to mixed-media. The complimentary forces of the hard-edged and sculptural constructions of Razili’s art—both a paean to her native Israel’s natural and manmade features as well as a vehicle of material exploration—and the spontaneous collaged approach of Gordon have sustained over two decades of works that capture the unique character in each artist’s approach.

There will be an art talk at 4 pm.

On view: July 2nd – July 30th

What: Opening reception
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

In Culver City…

The BSun-July13-BroadStage-RoomandBoardroad stage kicks off its upcoming 2014-2015 Westside Jazz series at Room & Board’s historic Helms Bakery location!

Enjoy an exclusive live performance by Jesse Palter, one of the most dynamic vocalists in the jazz music scene, along with her quartet. Bring a friend and savor light bites and wine while you explore modern handcrafted furnishings and accessories.

You must RSVP for this event to guarantee entrance, Click here to RSVP.

What: Performance
When: Room & Board (8707 Washington Blvd. in Helms Bakery Building)
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.736.9100

-Jaus-Sara Bright-FloatingStepsIn West LA…

JAUS offers an closing reception for  “Not-Knowing,” a group exhibition organized by Bryan Ricci featuring 9 artists working from Southern California who work mostly in painting or sculpture.

See image: Sara Bright. Floating Steps, 2014. Oil on linen, 15 x 13 inches

Artists include: Sara Bright, S,rijon Chowdhury, Alec Egan, Lisa Oxley, Allison Peck, Marcus Perez, Bryan Ricci, Julia Schwartz and Chris Tallon.

What: Opening reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 424.248.0781

Whew….What a weekend. Get out there and enjoy the arts!