In Santa Monica…

WWed Aug21 WestElm Katest Elm Santa Monica is exhibiting tree art and figurative fine art by local contemporary artist, Kat Shoa.

Born and raised in Iran, Kat Shoa was summarily shipped to US on her own at the age of 15 after nearly getting killed at the march on the International Women’s Day during the 1979 Iranian revolution. Later joined by her family, she has made southern California her home for over 30 years. A self taught artist, her highly graphic depictions of eucalyptus tree trunks, her signature line, are inspired by the trees at the local Los Angeles parks.

Enjoy wine tasting, refreshments, and good music.

What: Opening Reception
Where: West Elm Santa Monica, 1433 4th St., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 576-7270

Here’s another one in SM…

Wed 8.21 RyanSchudebG Gallery presents a night of poetry in conjunction with it’s Art of Humor exhibit; an exhibit of artworks of humor and wit.

Featured Poets: Brandan Constantine, Dina Hardy and Rick Lupert

See image: by Ryan Schude

What: Opening Reception
Where: bG Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983

In Altadena…If you are a performer or just like to listen to live music, pop by the SONGNET SHOWCASE. The event runs from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at The Coffee Gallery, 2029 Lake Avenue, Altadena 91001-2444; 626-398-7917. $5.00 suggested donation.