In Venice…

As pThurs 7.25 LALouver Rogueart of the Rogue Wave 2013 exhibition which opened a couple weeks ago, L.A. Louver will host weekly artist talks every Thursday night at 6:30 pm for the next few weeks.

Enjoy an artist talk with Asad Faulwell, Peter Holzhauer, and Alison O’Daniel who will be providing visitors the opportunity to walk through the exhibition spaces, as they speak about their work.

What: Opening Reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 822- 4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com/

AlsThurs 8.1 FlyingZebicassoo in Venice…

BERKYRAMA presents “ ROOFTOP SCENE LA” A celebration of Life, Art, Poetry, and Music. Pop by and enjoy incredible sunset views.

Aritst featured are: Sunny Bak, Sandra Zebi (see image), David Zentz and more. With poetry by David Berkowitz, Maryam Mottahedeh and more.

What: Art Party, Performance
Where: Venice Breeze, 2 Breeze Ave.
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
FB Event Page: http://bit.ly/rooftopscenela


Or head out of LA….for some ArtWalks…

San Pedro ArtWalk offers a lovely artwalk, I have attended it several times. Each month the Artwalk tour starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.

TThurs 10.4 SanPedro1st Thursdayhe First Thursday Artwalk Tour features a different itinerary each month, highlighting the variety of talent of local and visiting artists in open studios and galleries. This month, visitors will enjoy meeting the artists and gallerists at shows featuring photography, expressionist and impressionist abstracts, and plein air.

Michael Sterns Gallery features the photography of Joel Gitelson. Mike Rivero is a Cuban artist living and painting in San Pedro. His studio, a live/work space will be open his paintings, stop in and see the work. Another artist, Philippa Blair employs a full arsenal of abstract expressionist techniques, including the turning of her canvases so that there is no fixed point of view.

Park free after 6:00 downtown, and always free at Ports O’ Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O’Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

gThur 6.6 SanPedro AnaGensonallery 381 and tango san pedro combine forces in creating the complete art experience. The gallery offers exhibitions of photography, painting, video and installation form the framework for weekly tango classes and events.

Tonight’s event features “The Mythical Realms of Ana Marini Genzon.”

On veiw: through August 23rd

What: San Pedro ArtWalk
Where: Gallery 381 and Tango, 381 W. 6,St., San Pedro, 90731
Phone: 310-809-5082
Website: www.tangosanpedro.com

Be sure to check their website for a list of participating galleries at http://1stthursday.com


Or perhaps the Laguna Beach ArtWalk is more your speed?

LLaguna ArtwalkLogoweb111ots going on here…There are some great galleries and art and tons of people.

JoAnne Artman Gallery, presents James Verbicky: “The Great & Powerful.”  

Paying homage to the Wizard of Oz and the artist, Artman explains how the name of the show came about…

Thurs 8.1 JoanneArtman JamesVerbickyWhile thinking about James’ show for July and August, The Wizard of Oz came to mind. Perhaps it was because I just saw a clip for the film starring James Franco or because when I think of James Verbicky I wonder who is behind the curtain. To quote Dorothy, “We are not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the Rainbow.” James never ceases to amaze, always looking to challenge himself and the viewer. As a self-taught artist, James is always experimenting, giving us a peek behind that curtain..

See image: ames Verbicky. “Blitz 27.” Mixed Media with Resin on Panel. 34″ x 72.”

On view: July 1st, 2013 – August 31, 2013

What: Reception
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 949-510-5481
Website: http://joanneartmangallery.com/

Also participating in the Laguna Art Walk….Thurs 8.1 Sandstone

Sandstone Gallery hosts a two person show.

The exhibition features artists Mada Leach and Victoria Porcello.

On view: July 31st – Sept 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Sandstone Gallery, 384-A North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website: http://www.sandstonegallery.com/



This one tends to go a bit later….

Townly Gallery offers a group show. Be sure to head to their sister gallery….across the street to LGOCA (Laguna Gallery of Contemporary ARt) for another fun art party.

Enjoy wine tasting • hors d’oeuvres • live music

WThurs 5.2 townleyfineart townleylogohat: Laguna Beach Art Walk at Townley and LGOCA
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651/ LGOCA-Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860 / 949 715 9604
Website: http://Townleygallery.com, www.lgoca.com

Here’s one more….we just got in…

Exclusive Collections Gallery hosts sculptor Joseph Quillan, a pioneer artist in the marine life art movement known for his dynamic bronze animal sculptures in colorful patinas.

What: Opening
Where: Exclusive Collections Gallery, 417 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6pm to 9pm
Phone: (855) 372-8213
Website: http://www.ecgallery.com

For more info, see the website at  http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com