In Dana Point…

The International event….Elephant Parade kicked off this past August. The four-month exhibition is currently on view in Dana Point, CA. Sona first became involved with EP back in 2010. She was the only American female involved in both the Copenhagen and Singapore Elephant Parade. Sona has been busy working on two elephants for the “Elephant Parade” here in the U.S. In addition to her solo elephant, ‘Triumph of Liberty,’ she also worked on another one (Rothkophant) with actor Daniel Benzali. Elephants have also been created by Li Bingbing, Lily Tomlin and Loree Rodkin and more. See LA Art Party’s Upcoming Events Page for more info about the Elephant Parade.

SonaMirzaei LIberty onwaterSee Image: Sonaa Mirzaei’s Triumph of Liberty (aka – Mr. Liberty) photo by Ernie Slone

Experience a unique charity auction in an exceptional ambience and with special guests and Indian-inspired fare. Select elephants from the herd will be auctioned to raise money for The Asian Elephant Foundation and their efforts supporting various projects across Asia.

Enjoy the phenomenal ocean view and champagne during a ‘Goodbye to the Elephants’. The last time all the statues are together before they are escorted to their new homes. Follow the elephant trail inside to the ‘Indian Mela’ where the acclaimed chefs will surprise you with the very finest Asian-fusion delicacies, and our celebrity hosts educate the audience on the dramatic plight of the Asian elephant.

REGISTRATION FEE: $175 per person or $ 300 for a pair;  R.S.V.P. or More Information:

SPECIAL OFFER: Through November 16, submit an auction pre-bid for your favorite elephant (minimum $3,000) and receive 2 FREE tickets to the Grand Auction!.

Don’t miss the auction which takes place on November 17th from 10:30am to 4:30pm at 25135 Park Lantern.  For more info on Elephant Parade, be sure to check the Elephant Parade website at  For more info on artist Sona Mirzaei, see

WU Sat-sun LubnerStdoExhbtnIn Marina Del Rey…

Lubner Studio hosts an artist reception today for a group show.

Artists include: Ulrich Batzdorf, J.B.Beaudet, Blanche Belnick, Joann Belson, Kate Browning, Marlene Capell, Diana Gordon, Donna Harris, Jill Marshall-Klein, Andrea Rick, Andrea Wittenberg, Helen Weintraub and more.

What: Opening reception
Where: Lubner Studio, 4094B Glencoe Ave. Marina Del Rey, 90292
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone:  310 472-9783

AveWU-Sun 11.17 AVE50 Frida 50 Studio presents a book reading and reception for “Remembering Frida.”

The evening will feature Chicana/o essays, music, and art reflecting on the impact of Frida on our lives.

Roberta La Vela Orona-Cordova, editor; Selected Contributors: Maria Elena Fernandez, Toni  Garcia, Lara Medina, and Sybil Venegas.

What: Book reading reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio
When: 2:00 pm – :00 pm
Phone: (323) 258-1435

Art 4 all people in collaboration with The University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery presents an intercultural art exhibition, which fosters a discourse about art as an instrument of empowerment, transformation, and healing.

Art Sun 11.17 BridgetotheSoul USCcopy4 All People will host a plethora of Arts and Healing events, workshops, and panels during the exhibition.

There is an admission charge for workshops, be sure to check the website for full schedule and workshop fees.

What: All day Healing Event featuring Workshops
Where:The University of Southern California Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery /2250 Alcazar Street Los Angeles, Ca 90089 (2nd floor)
When: 2-6pm
Phone: IGM GALLERY Office:310-479-1817