L.A. Artcore presents a solo exhibit reviewing the career of artist Stephen Robert Johns. Retrospective – A Painting Survey 1972-2014, contains the evolution of an artist dedicated to the realms of shape and silhouette, edge and pattern.

His career opens with compleSun-Oct5-StephenRoberts-JOHNSting his degree during the changeover between Chouinard and Cal Arts, where the influence of Watson Cross, Hal Jepsen and Matsumi Kanemitsu influenced his trajectory. The young artist found himself filling large orders for his minimalist geometric paintings to satisfy a number of architects, which led to a period of being burned out on artmaking, and a new passion for serious, artistic landscape architecture. The fluidity and negotiable nature of working the land with living materials provided him with a creative outlet where he could avoid thinking of styles and what sells.

There will be an artist talk at 2:00 pm

On View: October 4 – September 30

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

At its other location….

Sun-Oct5-LAArtcore-EDEM ELESHL.A. Artcore offers a solo exhibit comprised of paintings, sculptural installation and performance by Los Angeles artist Edem Elesh.

Elesh’s paintings move quickly between color and form, memory and sensation, using his physical experiences to create snapshots of his state of being. ;lThey are like exhalations after taking in the air of an experience. The mystery of the breath is easily as old as art – the words spirit, inspiration, aspire and expire all relate to the Latin word for breath. His work dwells on the various aspects of the breath, in the sense of a boundary where the person living within their subjective reality sends their wind and moisture to greet the outer physical reality with every movement.

There will be an artist talk at 4:00 pm

On view: September 3 – September 29

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

ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES hosts a closing reception (Sat/Sunday).

See image by Barbara FritscheSat-Oct4ADC

Petra Eiko “Deep Transparencies: A Hidden Universe”
Rachel Hobreigh “Shadow Portraits”
Larry Schuster “Treasures from the 21st Century”
Mary Cheung| Michael Kluch| Barbara Fritsche| Tanya Ragir
“Feminine Mystique”

Refreshments will be served.

What: Closing Reception
When: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Exchange Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
Phone: 323-839-5786

In the West Adams area…Enjoy a performance from the Cinema Cabaret: Re-takes on North American History at The Velaslavasay Panorama 1122 West 24th St., LA 90007. Poets offer their ‘take’ on popular film scenes. ADMISSION $10.

In Pasadena…

ThkissMeKate-flyere Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), presents KISS ME, KATE starring Wayne Brady.

This is the first production of the 2014-2015 season. 

“Kiss Me, Kate” runs through October 12. Tuesdays through Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 4pm and 8pm; Sundays: 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $57 -$145;

What: Performance
Where: Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
When: 7pm
Phone: 626-356-7529

Enjoy the arts….see ya next Thursday at noon!