There’s lots going on toight…two art walks, one in San Pedro and one in Laguna Beach and there are a couple good ones right here in LA.

In Culver City….Thurs 6.6 BlumandPoe JulianHoeber

Blum & Poe presents two new solo exhibitions. Julian Hoeber’s exhibit features paintings, sculpture and installation and will examine the construction of a body in space and how consciousness is affected under varying physical circumstances.

Also enjoy a show by Kōji Enokura (1942-1995), one of the key figures of Mono-ha, a group of Tokyo-based artists who radically redefined Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

On view: June 6th – July 13th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Blum Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-2062
Website:
http://www.blumandpoe.com

Thurs 6.6 Gusford Andrea HaslerGUSFORD | los angeles hosts a reception for Burdens of Excess, an installation by Swiss-born sculptor Andrea Hasler. For her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Hasler will transform the entire space into a chic, glittery boutique, filled with works from her Desire series.

Through her deconstruction of high-end designer items, Hasler’s wax sculptures transform consumeristic ‘must-haves’ into organic, fetishistic objects.

On view: June 7th – August 10th

What: Opening Reception
Where: GUSFORD | los angeles, 7016 Melrose Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.452.9563
Website:
http://www.gusfordgallery.com


AlsThurs 6.6 LA-ChouffeFest2013o nearby…

Munch on free Wurstkűche sausages and enjoy Free Belgium Beer at the first Chouffe Fest, presented by Bagavagabonds and Duvel USA

The Chouffe Fest celebrates the quirky and charming spokegnome of Brasserie d’Achouffe, one of Belgium’ most-loved breweries.

Chouffe Fest is free to the first 350 guests who RSVP to: ChouffeRSVP@bagavagabonds.com.

Guests also participate in gnome life with live art installations, gnome caricatures, photo booth, and other amusing gnome-sized attractions.

What: Festival
Where: SmogShoppe, 2651 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA.
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Website: http://www.bagavagabonds.com/

Or get out of LA….

HeThurs 10.4 SanPedro1st Thursdayad to San Pedro for an artwalk. The event is really fun, I went a while back and had a great time. There is an Artwalk tour which 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.

San Pedro’s artwalk is the 1st Thursday of each month from 6pm – 9pm.

Stop into Gallery 478 (478 W 7th St) who will be showcasing a black and white photography collection “3rd & Vermont” by Michael Cannon. 

TThurs 6.6 TheLoft Smallhe Loft hosts a national juried photography show. Enjoy some wonderful imagery featuring eleven artists who have studios in the building and on the third floor, there is also a large gallery where the work of other artists will be on view.

This event is the second photography show curated by Paul Blieden and Jim McKinniss. This year’s event has been judged by Mark Comon. The gallery will be featuring 35 talented photographers in the show this year.

What: Art Walk
Where: The Loft, 401 South Mesa St., San Pedro, 90731
When: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 310.831.5757
Website: http://www.the-loft.net

AlsThur 6.6 SanPedro AnaGensono pop into Gallery 381, If you like Tango dancing, Gallery 381 combines both tango and art…photography, painting, video and installations.

Tonight’ exhibition features the work of Ana Marini Genzon.

See image: “Sweet Flight” by Ana Marini Genzon

What: Art Walk
Where: Gallery 381 381 W. 6th Street San Pedro, 90731
When 6:00 pm…?
Phone: 310-809-5082
Website: http://www.tangosanpe
dro.com/

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

Or check out the Laguna Beach ArLaguna ArtwalkLogoweb111tWalk….This one is really happening, some great galleries and art and tons of people.

JoAnne Artman Gallery, presents in the Main Gallery:
“Lost in Translation” Showcasing Works by Belgium-Born Artist Anja Van Herle and Spanish Artist Alberto Murillo.

Thur 6.6 JoAnneArtmanBorn in Belgium in 1969, Anja Van Herle combines a European sense of high fashion in her artwork with an American sense of wonder.

Artist Alberto Murillo, born in Madrid, Spain in 1974, says of his work: “This statement is not intended to be a conventional one by any means.”

On view: May 9, 2013 – June 30, 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 6.6 SandstoneGallery June2013

Sandstone Gallery hosts a two person show. The exhibition features artists Ann Kim and  Sunny Kim.

On view: June 6 – July 3

What: Opening reception
Where: Sandstone Gallery, 384-A North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

Thurs 5.2 townleyfineart townleylogoEnjoy wine tasting • hors d’oeuvres • live music


What: 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 a couple more down the street….

Thurs 6.6 CoveGalleryStop into Cove Gallery. The gallery introduces a new artist, painter Michael Depue.

Located in the Art Center across from the Surf & Sand hotel, this gallery shows the work of 15 artists in a variety of mediums.

What: Opening reception
Where: 1492 S. Coast Highway, Suite 8, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 949 494 1878
Website: http://www.covegallerylaguna.com/

Also right next door….is Saltfineart.

“OThurs 5.2 Saltfineartut of Order” opens at SALTfineart tonight. This special exhbition will take over the entire interior of saltfineart, which will be transformed into the physics-defying vision of Mexican artist Aníbal Catalan.

On view: May 2 – June 30, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: SALTfineart, 1492 South Coast Highway
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website:  http://saltfineart.com/

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