Sun 6.2 ArtForClareLogoCLARE Foundation, a nonprofit providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse, presents the seventh annual ART for CLARE at Bergamot Station.  

Now in its seventh year, the annual ART for CLARE fundraiser will offer patrons the chance to purchase art from highly regarded local artists, sample some of LA’s best cuisine, and bid on silent auction items that range from luxury vacations to spa packages.

Co-chaired by actress and best-selling author Meredith Baxter and Linde Caughey, the event will bring together more than 60 prominent local artists.

Sun 6.2 ClareFdnFoodSee image from last year’s event….yum!!!

Some of LA’s best eateries, including Kate Mantilini, Lemonade, and El Cholo, will also be onhand to offer patrons tastes of their gourmet fare. The day promises great art, delicious food, and a festive atmosphere—all for a worthy cause!

Proceeds of the event will go to benefit the CLARE Foundation’s mission of providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services to individuals, families, and the LA community.

Ticket price is $25.00

What: Art for CLARE Benefit
Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica
When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (310) 314-6200

Or Downtown LA….

LA Artcore presents a three-artist exhibit featuring work in a variety of mediums.

TSun 6.2 LAArtCore1 Han Youngers Coroneos LGhe choices in texture, material and working method will stimulate a feeling of excitement over the different avenues of creativity, and the many options at our disposal, from everyday materials to more technical process-oriented work.

Sukran Han is a painter who set out from the beginning to visually describe the relationship between human beings and passing time. Nicholas Coroneos works in a variety of mediums, including tongue-in-cheek bronze sculptures using a mixture of techniques, from assemblage to casting bronze through waxwork and other raw materials, and different metal texturing techniques. Otto Youngers has a recognizable, almost gestural approach to sculpting in wood, creating work that is playful exaggeration and sharp social critique all at once.

Enjoy a conversation with the artist at 4:00 pm.

On view: June 1st – June 30th

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

Sun June2 LAArtcore Greenblatt Foley Meyer MEDThen from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm at their other location, LA Artcore offers a tandem-solo show with two artists whose contrasting cultural perspectives enliven reflection upon our cultural histories as they transform the contemporary moment.

As one-half of this exhibition, multimedia artist Kathie Foley-Meyer will present “When Little Tokyo Went Bronze,” and will exhibit a series of sculptures combining various media. The central work in the exhibition is both informational and abstract evoking both the connection between history and memory as well as visuality itself.

Los Angeles artist and curator Shizuko Greenblatt combines Japanese characters and fusion ikebana with Western expressionistic sensibilities in her mixed-media sculptures and paintings. The artist’s joining of elements of Eastern and Western cultures, revels here, in the aesthetic possibilities of the shared moment between cultural perspectives as it produces something new, propelled by vibrantly-orchestrated compositions and arrangements.

On view: June 1st – June 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

Have a great weekend….and be safe!  I’ll be out there, at all these art parties all weekend long, so come up and say Hi!