LoThur 10.4 LAAAs Angeles Art Association holds a Conversations With the Artists panel discussion. Part of LAAA’s ongoing ArtSpeak programming, this panel discussion will feature Matthew Morse Jones, Marilyn Lowey, Shana Mabari, Raksha Parekh and Luke & Ginger Van Hook as they discuss their current solo exhibitions at Gallery 825.

What: Artists panel, Matthew Morse Jones, Marilyn Lowey, Shana Mabari, Raksha Parekh and Luke & Ginger Van Hook
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org/

Annenbergjeffrey-scalesAt the Annenberg Space for photography in Century City, Jeffrey Scales will be featured. Scales began taking photographs of the Black Panthers and other political activists of the 1960’s at the age of 13. One year later his work appeared Time magazine.

What: Artist Talk, IRIS Nights Lecture Series: Jeffrey Scales
Where: Annenberg Space for for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. #10 Century Plaza, LA 90067
When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 213.403.3000
Website: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/

If you are up to venturing outside of LA…we’ve got a couple of art walks for you.

If Thurs 10.4 SanPedro1st Thursdayyou are in the San Pedro area, they offer a lovely artwalk, which I have been to several times. Each month the Artwalk tour starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.

Park 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.

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

Thurs 10.4 JoannArtman PeregrineHeathcoteOr head to the Laguna Beach ArtWalk.
I was just there last month…had a great time, a very cool art party. The whole street is alive and buzzing!

JoAnne Artman Gallery, offers a reception for the exhibition Romancing Imagination New Works by Peregrine Heathcote

On view: October 1st  – November 30th

What: Reception, Romancing Imagination New Works by Peregrine Heathcote
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/

Thurs10.4-LagunaArtWalk townleyfineart gallery 1Another fun one….is Townley Gallery, who will be holding an opening reception for Abstracting the FigureCurated by Shane Townley, the exhibit will feature artist Colette Standish, an English painter and photographer. Colette graduated from St Martin’s School of Art, London, and has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and America.

On View: October 1st – October 31st

What: Opening reception, Abstracting the Figure Colette Standish
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860
Website: http://Townleygallery.com

Be sure to pop into Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art across the street.  LGOCA is located at 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949.715.9604; http://lgoca.com

Or thThurs 10.4 LagunaMuseum RussellCrotty webe Laguna Art Museum features The Conversation With series Tonight Russell Crotty will be featured.Past guests in the series, which launched in 2011, have included Amy Caterina, The Legacy Project, Deborah Aschheim, Jeff Gillette, Ed Gomez, Mike Tauber, Allison Schulnik, Sandow Birk, Sandra de la Loza, and Fallen Fruit.

The evening will begin with a brief presentation by Crotty about his process and work, followed by the rare opportunity for museum visitors to engage with the artist in conversation.

What: The Conversation With…Russell Crotty
Where: Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Phone: 949-494-8971
Website: http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org

For more info about the Laguna Beach 1st Thursday Artwalk, see their website http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com/