In Santa Monica…
“Objectified II” opens at bG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly/Gorman). Hadiya Finley’s sculpture will be featured. Her work is incredible….see the Upcoming Events Page for more images and info.
See image: Speedracer, mixed media, Hadiya Finley
I also wrote an article in the Santa Monica Mirror, which features more of her story…(which touched me greatly, btw).
Owner and gallery director Om Bleicher has invited guest curator Douglas Alvarez to continue with the second half of the exhibition series. Starting with “Objectified,” which focused primarily on inanimate objects, “Objectified II” brings it to another level, which will include both people and animals.
Bleicher explains, “There is a lot of variety in their disciplines from highly academic to low-brow; the theme of the exhibit ties them together in a very interesting way.”
See image: “Play” by Gay Summer Rick.
Additional artists featured in this eclectic group show are: Carol Powell, Airom, Douglas Alvarez, Terri Berman, Leigh Salgado, Kio Griffith, Shannon Rowland O’Connor, Alex Schaefer, Catherine Kaleel, Charity Burnett, Gay Summer Rick (see image), Jose Lopes, Thomas Whittaker Kidd, Hadiya Finley, David Lovejoy, Flora Golden, Ron Rogers, Hilary Wootton, and Simone Gad.
The opening reception takes place on Thursday, June 20th from 7:30-10:30pm. bG Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica.
The show will remain on view through July 4.
Back in Venice…
Venice Art Crawl enjoys it’s quarterly walk once again. Check their website for a full listing….www.veniceartcrawl.com
For the first summer edition of the Venice Art Crawl, Dogtown Artists United will transform Shiloka’s Magic Bus into a mobile art gallery.
The bus will roll through Venice Beach and make multiple stops in front of the emblematic art crawl locations in town.
Scheduled stops are set for The Source (ex Hare Krishna Temple, Rose and Hampton Dr), The Gas Station, Windward Circle, Main St.and more.
Inside the bus, take in the black light lounge by Dogtown Artists. On the Roof deck, live music performances by Seeing Thingz, etc., also video art by VJ Theory and Thomas Williams
Then outside the bus, artists Mario and Shiloka will be doing some live painting on the exterior of the bus. See their FB Event Page for details.
There are some new ones such as ViCA Salon Exhibit, 536 Sunset Ave. between 5th and 6th, 1 block south of Rose Ave.(in the back, up the stairs)…group show featured with Audrey McNamara-Garcia, Tima Peck and more
The work of John Ransom and Barbara Mastej is on view at the Cadillac Hotel (8 Dudley Avenue @ Ocean Front Walk). www.johnransomla.com www.barbaraofvenice.com
1320 Main Street will be having a fun art party, “Sexica Lentica” …featuring a selection of sexy, fine art nude photography, sculptures and surreal paintings. Curated by Andrea Tan, the group show will spotlight works from artists Alberto Bevacqua, Shane Noir, David Zentz and Telopa.
The Band Ship of the Rising Sun will be performing. Get your groove on with the tribal belly dance group Tanda Neelam Tribal Collective and DJ Nicholas.
1320 Main St., Venice, CA 90291. See their FB Event Page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/331759570288700/
Venice Breeze Suites (2 Breeze) holds a fun event on their beautiful rooftop. Tonight SJC Events showcases the work of artists Nicholas Malinowski, Menachem Mendel Ruben, NoLifeNoArt, Nabil Rahme and Mark.
Musical vibes will be spun by groovin’ DJ Niceman with a live musical performance by Charley & Jesi and friends.
To add spice to the night, Chef JJ will be sharing fresh flavored breads and Chef Edmond Choi with delicious food treats.
In addition to the artsy vibe, several creative vendors will be on location such as So Cal Mobile Spa massage, Shirley with Sitarz collection jewels and Sojourn Awakening Chakra body butter.
Emerged Productions present a group exhibition at Alpha Venice located at 35 Market St. Venice. This one is scheduled to go until midnight….
Local artists will show case pop surreal and contemporary art work. See their FB Event Page.
As a high tech gym, Alpha Venice is the only one in the country to be built in partnership with Nike. Alpha Venice offers members a unique mix of fitness options, all based around functional training. http://alphavenice.com/
Also at Danny’s (23 Windward Ave.), Kaycee b. curates an Art Card Group Show.
The ACEO Art Card world is explored in a group show of original works for show & sale by various artists.
Art Cards are created on 2.5″ x 3.5″ mini canvases.
For more info about Art Cards, see website for more info http://artcard.shutterfly.com/
Artists include: Cheri Pann, Ziba Afshar, Deborah Medina, Kaycee b., Stephanie Michele, Daniel Galindo, Kristina Simonsen, Rafaela Carrillo.
Live Music by The Boaters. See FB Event Page.
On Venice Blvd and Pacific….Zebi will be showing her Brazilian art at the Canal Club (2025 Pacific Ave.) http://www.zebidesigns.com/
Just North of Venice….stop in and say hi to Sunny Bak at 2214 Pacific Ave., sixteen year old photographer Zachary Marks, plus music with Hunter Starkings and guest artists, Rachel Z and Charlotte Graves.
Washington Blvd has been actively participating in the Crawl…
Right at the boardwalk…stop by the Terrace Cafe at 7 Washington Blvd., who will be featuring artists Theresa Holliday and Suzanne Cramer. See their FB Event Page.
There will also be free appetizers and a drink special as well as live music by DJ 2 ITCH. The Red Bull bus will be shuttling people to other locations as well starting at the Terrace where we will be!
20 Grill (20 Washington Blvd.) features the art of Mark Saterlee, Todd Goodman and more. See FB Event Page.
Danger Dogs will be on view outside The Cow’s End at 34 Washington Blvd. See FB Event Page for event details.
if you love animals you will LOVE Danger Dogs…I have had two of my cats portraits done… it’s so cool, you just send a photo to Michelle and she brings back three choices. See our Artists and Exhibitions Page for the scoop.
I recently sent Michelle a photo of my current cat and she just returned with three paintings…Which one do you think I should choose? See image of 3 paintings of my kittie, Spartapuss!
If you have a pet, or know someone who does, be sure to check out the Danger Dog website out. http://nepaldog.com/
Head East on Washington for Le Cellier Restaurant Wine Bar (417 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey,) who will be showing the work of Joel Harris and Amber Vacha. See FB Page.
Head to Lincoln Blve for another art party…Deus Ex Machina, 1001 Venice Blvd. There are tons more and the new website has a full list, so be sure to check it out. www.veniceartcrawl.com