cropped-PeterFrank JulienneJohnson3 23 Opening LA ARTCOREDon’t forget to check our Upcoming Events Page….there are still some FREE concerts happening here in LA.

Today the Pick of the Week takes place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at LA Artcore’s other location in Little Tokyo. The POW features artist Julienne Johnson in a group show entitled “The Franklyn Liegel Memorial Exhibition .”

But starting a bit earlier… LA Artcore (The Brewery Annex) celebrates the work of three abstract artists, Danilo Giannoni, Amber Maida, and Yasunari Nakagomi.

DSun 9.8 LAARTcore Brewery CARD MAIDA NAKAGOMI GIANNONI MEDanilo Giannoni is an Italian artist whose life regularly places him in Turkey. One day he missed his flight, and wandering around he discovered by chance an ancient paint technique called ‘Ebru.’

Amber Maida creates mixed media paintings that combine surface technique, modeling and other painting methods to create rich, textural surfaces.

Yasunari Nakagomi is a Tokyo-based artist who produces saturated, ethereal and earthy landscapes, employing the powerful technique of weighted composition and horizontal brushwork that creates something along the lines of a horizon line.

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

In PasadenOfframp5yeara…

Offramp Gallery is celebrating Five Years.

The fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition includes artists:
Lou Beach, Quinton Bemiller, Anita Bunn, Elaine Carhartt, Chuck Feesago, Mark Steven Greenfield, James Griffith, Edith Hillinger, Myron Kaufman, Nicholette Kominos, Susan Sironi, Patssi Valdez.

On view: Sept 8th – Oct 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Offra
mp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 626-298-6931

In Topanga Canyon…

 “STILLNESS: New Photography by Felice Willat – Paintings by Paula Fagan” opens with an reception today at the Topanga Canyon Gallery.

FeTopanga Stillnesspostcardlice Willat works bring her viewers to a meditative state helping us to slow down and reflect on our super busy lifestyles. Her “Stillness” series is the result of her recent trip to the Huangshan Mountains of China.

Paula Fagan’s “Stillness” series is inspired by her travels  to Nepal, Mexico, Panama, Europe and Belize. Her personal meditation practice has served as the inspiration for her interactive hand painted hanging glass vessels entitled “Inspherations.”

On view: August 28–September 22

What: Opening reception
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109, Topanga, CA 90290
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Or in Downtown LA…

CB1 Gallery holds a reception for two new exhibitions, “Remembering and Forgetting” and “Raven.”

Sun 9.8 CB1 HKZamani untitled-1-2013See image: HK Zamani, Untitled #1, 2013, oil on canvas, 20″ x 26″ © Courtesy of the Artist and CB1 Gallery

This is the second solo exhibition for artist HK Zamani at the gallery.

Susan Silas will also be enjoying her second solo exhibition with the gallery. “RAVEN” will be featured in the West Gallery, is the newest work in an ongoing series begun over a decade ago, entitled found birds, 2000 – the present.

On view: Sept 8th – Oct 13th

What: Opening reception

Where: CB1 Gallery, 207 W. 5th St., 90013
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 213-806-7889

In Venice…

The Mystic Journey Bookstore offers Workshop: “Success on My Own Terms” & EFT Demonstration with Trine Jensen.

WU  9.8 MysticBookstore trineJensenThe focus will be on the three key relationships – Self, Source, and Service – that are at the heart of a joyous and fulfilling life. When you are connected to your authentic Self and your sustainable Source, you can manifest your life’s Service. We will also be doing EFT in a powerful group Tapping session.

The event is FREE.

What: Presentation
Where: Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As I have mentioned…this is notorilously the busiest weekend in the art world…when all the galleries come back from vacation….so get some sleep and get out there early and see how many art parties you can hit!!! Enjoy…save time and pile into one car. Be safe, pick a designated driver!