In the Miracle Mile area….

TThurs 9.19 CohenGallery elin OHaraslavickhe Cohen Gallery hosts an opening reception for Until What has Disappeared Appears featuring photographic works by elin o’Hara slavick.

See image: elin o’Hara slavick, Tiny Bottle, 2013

In this body of work slavick presents cyanotypes, pigment prints and silver gelatin prints of artifacts from the city of Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Museum Archive.

Also in the Project Room, enjoy the work of Gabriel Figueroa, Photographs From Mexico’s Golden Age of Film.

What: Opening reception
Where: Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7354 Beverly Blvd. LA 90036
When:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.937.5525

Thurs 9.19 KayneGriffin Francois MorelletAlso nearby…

Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents the first solo exhibition of work by French abstractionist François Morellet. The exhibition will include paintings, adhesive wall works and a selection of the artist’s celebrated neon works.

On view: September 19th – November 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886

Back in Venice…

Venviewerice Art Crawl enjoys it’s quarterly walk once again.  Check their website for a full listing…

All of the events run froom 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, unless otherwise specified. Be sure to check website for details. Here are some of my Picks…

Mirror, Mirror a group show opens at 8 Dudley Ave. Artists include: Alyson Aliano, Ron Agarwala, Christo Brock, Melanie Chapman, Eileen Garcia, Stella Kalinina, Francisco Letelier, Deb Loucks, Tom Miller, Ann Perich, and many more.

Pop into 15 Brooks for a show curated by Eric Czar features artists Laurel Holloman, Tadeusz Torzecki and Simone Drucker.

Venice Art Show takes place at 132 Brooks Avenue, Venice CA 90291 5 -10 pm.
The show will feature the art of Lesa Noelle, Joseph King, Sande Sisneros, Sandra Zebi, DCASTROARTS, photography by Vladi Sytnik, and more.

Dirk Caswell and Jon Brewer will be on view at Dannys Venice (23 Windward Ave).

ShThurs 9.19 VAC Shulamit GaryBasemanulamit Gallery (17 N. Venice.) will take part of the Crawl, offering a solo exhibition by renowned artist Gary Baseman.

Known for designing the best-selling board game “Cranium,” Baseman often integrates drawings, paintings and sculptures to construct multi-dimensional environments. His fantastical creatures and mythic narratives have captured the hearts of his beloved fans worldwide.

His seminal exhibitions align closely with the mission and vision of Shulamit Gallery as an innovative art space committed to engaging locals through cross-cultural productions and programming. Devoted to building bridges between our regional and global community, Shulamit Gallery focuses on the Middle East with a special interest in Iranian, Israeli, and Jewish artists.

Just down the block at IRTH (55 N.Venice Blvd.), “Streamlined” featuring the work of street artist Dillon opens.

ThiVAC Dillon-Streamlined-DRs edgy artist has been busy making a name for himself. He is set to be featured in an upcoming three person show, entitled “Say What?” at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery on October 5th in Santa Monica.

Here’s how he sees it. “My philosophy is that the world and the City of L.A. is my art gallery. The streets, the buildings and the walls are where I find my audience. Because my audience is not necessarily the traditional art gallery type.

My audience is the common man and women who inhabit the city; workers, hustlers, street people and artists. I have been out of a home and I understand what it is like to be cold and hungry, what it’s like to have no one to rely on but yourself. It’s not easy and sometime that outlook is dark.

VAC DillonArtSo I like to make something beautiful and striking and put it right in peoples’ line of site. I want to make something that will shake them out of whatever they were obsessing on and say oh shit look at that. I have been primarily drawing and painting on canvas, cardboard and brown paper.

I photograph my work and make large format prints, which are then put up on the street of L.A., bringing a semiotic balance and juxtoposition to the beauty of street art. I am constantly refining my technique and evolving my process and lately have been working with paint and a much larger canvas, buildings. I also have some sick collaborations in the works with some other talented street artists.”

Refreshments will be provided….and some music too. IRTH, 55 North Venice Blvd., Venice 90291;

Thurs 9.19 SunnyBak MonicaPalaciost Sunny Bak’s studio (2214 Pacific Ave ) enjoy a performance…this one starts later 7-10 pm and it has a $4.00 admission charge for Burning Child – Performance Art Installation.

Monica Palacios ( performs excerpts of Queer Chicana Soul: bold and provocative stories about love, life and the pursuit of a good bra.

ON screen enjoy Nana Ghana in the Last Mango in Venice by Sunny Bak, Also Gail Boggs as Nola Baptist (streaming live), Stilt walkers in the living room and beat poetry in the Kitchen with Pili Valdes. Special Guests Mary Pat Green and Mark Satterlee with Andrea Tan and much much more.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 Danger Dogs.

Spartapuss.BlackCatBoa.tripleCalling all animal lovers…..Danger Dogs is a great gift idea…hey the holidays are coming up….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 cat, Spartapuss! These were my choices….I picked # 2 (upper right)…I love it!!!

If you have a pet, or know someone who does, be sure to check out the Danger Dog website.

Circle back North….some of these go a bit later….Eco Heads Salon, 306 Westminster Ave. hosts an event from 6-10 pm. Enjoy Wine and appetizers and the art of Merika Pilato.

Thurs 9.19 VAC 1410MainOr stop into Venice Symphony Orchestra, 1410 Main St. Time: 7pm-11pm.

Watch the new documentary featuring Jules Muck, “Freedumb.”

A fundraiser and art show featuring performances by the Venice Symphony Orchestra. Art will be featured by artists who contributed to the 1400 Main Street Mural.

Proceeds from the festivities will support the orchestra’s music education program and free concerts.

The VSO is the orchestra that will play where other orchestras fear to tread, so join them for a night of food, drinks, art and music!

1320 Main Street will be having a fun art party, showcasing new Moon Scribe Art by Sarah Haywood, along with a series from Hawaii. Sarah Engelhart will be displaying her Illuminated Art.

Venice Breeze Suites (2 Breeze) holds a fun event on their beautiful rooftop. Tonight SJC Events showcases the work of artists Dcastroarts DCastroarts – well known for his artwork on popular TV show “Californication.”

AThurs 9.19 VAC .VeniceBreezelso one of my favorite artists…Sandra Zebi’s work will be on view.

Musical vibes will be spun by groovin’ Dj Pistolpete with live music from Mojo Stone.

To add spice to the night, Chef Jeremiah Brimlow will offer some treats.

Plus there will be more artists/crafts people with wonderful wearable art for purchase.

There are tons more…so be sure to check the website