Sun 9.29 AKFmusicThe Abbot Kinney Festival takes place today….celebrating it’s 29th year.

Enjoy live music, AMAZING shopping….and food trucks galore.  

I love the shopping more than anything ….great original crafts and wearable art.

Music acts include AM and Shawn Lee, Chain Gang of 1974, Cosmic Kids, Tropicool, Junkyard, Surf Ambassador Hendo, and more. There will also be a KidsQuad, a green market and beer gardens.

The Abbot Kinney festival will take place from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and runs from Venice Blvd to Brooks Ave.

Atlowres SonaMirzaei paints Otterbach – 1118 Abbot Kinney….Artist, Sona Mirzaei will have some of her work on view and will be doing some LIVE PAINTING.

Sona is a prolific artist who paints with a whimsical sense of innocence staying true to her free-spirited nature.

Her technique of layering oils, acrylics, and mixed media forms, create dimensions that enhance and draw out the emotional content that Sona manifests on her canvases in ways that are both pleasing to the eye and internally striking.
I will be out there….so come on out and celebrate. The Abbot Kinney festival runs from Venice Blvd to Brooks Ave. 10-6 pm.

Sun 9.29 UpperWest CarolSurfaceIn Santa Monica….

One of my favorite restaurants, Upper West holds an opening reception for “Endless Layers of Life” featuring artist Carol Surface.

Surface is a versatile artist, working in acrylic, she uses many mediums such as printmaking, photography and original verse. She is fascinated by her surroundings, the artist finds much of her inspiration from watching how people relate to one another. Like most artists, she finds that what is happening in her everyday life affects her work as an artist.

Surface recently returned to painting after a sabbatical, thinking much would change in my art. It didn’t. She elaborates, “That reality is at the core of my work, and confirms a central theme of mine: No matter how many layers we don and shed in life, the constraints of being human prevail. As we yearn for escape, we take comfort in our foundation, in who we are and who we always will be.”

What:  Opening reception
Where: Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., SM
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310)586-1111

In Westchester…

It’s the second and final day to catch an art walk and a live performance of “Everywhere Nowhere” at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Directed and choreographed by Sarah Elgart, “Everywhere Nowhere” offers an original score composed by Yuval Ron. Projections by director Kevin Kerslake and artist Stephen Glassman, and costume design by Swinda Reichelt. See photo below by Jorge Vismara.

TSun 9.28 LAXArtWalk Performance4988 nhe performance is a site-specific, multi-sensory spectacle of movement, media, and color. It was commissioned as part of the Influx: Art at LAX, an ongoing public art festival featuring the work of 45 Los Angeles-based artists and 11 original installations located throughout LAX.

Prior to the performance of Everywhere Nowhere, LAX is hosting its first-ever Art Walk, inviting the public to take self-guided tours of the various Influx installations located in the airport’s public spaces.

Influx Art Walk: Maps for self-guided tours will be available at the Art Walk Welcome Table at the Terminal 1 Arrivals level, as well as online. Influx installations are located throughout LAX.

Everywhere Nowhere performance takes place in the outdoor courtyard located on the Arrivals level in between Terminals 1 and 2 at LAX.

What: Performance
Where: throughout LAX
When: 5 – 7 pm (art walk); 7:30 – 9 pm performance 

In Silverlake….

La LuWU Sat 9.28 LALuzz de Jesus Gallery holds a closing reception…along with a BEER Art Party!

The Coaster Show is the exhibition tie-in for Beer Is Art.

Several local Craft Brewers will be featured for the celebration!

What: Reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: 7:00 pm – 10 pm
Phone: (323) 666-7667

KOSOFF-The-Human-Spirit-smIn Hollywood…

Don’t miss the final performance of “The Human Spirit” at the Stella Adler Theater.

Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, “The Human Spirit,” the true story of men and women, black and white, who struggled during apartheid in South Africa to provide services for the country’s most disadvantaged.

Admission $20   Buy Tickets Here.

What: Theatre
Where: Stella Adler theater, 6773 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
When: Thur, 9/26 – Sun, 9/29
Phone: (for info only) 213 407-7933

Enjoy the art parties, theater, festivals, screenings and more….Whew….Mama’s geared up for a wild weekend!