Check out my review of Ann Lofquist’s new exhibtion of paintings at Skidmore Contemporary. The article came out Friday as  part of my column, “Talk of the Town” in the Santa Monica Mirror. Stop in for the show sometime this week, you’ll love it. The show will remain on view until July 7th.

LAWEEKLY logoIn case you missed it….LA Weekly published one of my articles. I the covered Santa Monica Auctions’ farewell event, (due to the MTA situation) this past weekend. Yeah!!! Feel free to ‘Like it’ on FB, tweet or comment on the article.  Read it here!

LACMAMuseArtWalk2012LACMA’s annual Muse ArtWalk takes place today Saturday June 16th, from noon to 8:00 pm and many surrounding galleries will be participating. You can park at the museum for FREE, just mention ARTWALK. We have a couple more featured events….but be sure to check out the full list on the Weekly features page and enjoy this full day of art!  See Weekly Features Page for a full list.

Be aware that I usually have one What, Where, When section…but there are several events that I will be featuring as part of this Art Walk and the Pick of the Week. Dont’ miss the LACMA after party on the bottom of this POW post.

Hosted by Muse, LACMA’s membership group for young art enthusiasts, the ArtWalk includes live music, dance performances, and interactive art projects at LACMA and in neighboring galleries and businesses along the Miracle Mile.

Take advantage of all the FREE admission today. Stop into LACMA, the Architecture+Design Museum, and the Craft Folk and Art Museum.  Yes they are ALL FREE during ArtWalk. Plus be sure to pop by the surrounding galleries and businesses on Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue who are participating. Galleries such as A+D Museum, Acme Los Angeles, Bleicher Gallery, Jack Rutberg Gallery, Stever Turner Gallery, and more. See Weekly Features Page for a full list.

Helowres SonaMirzaei paintsre are a few of my favorites that you should make sure to stop in…..Artist, Sona Mirzaei will have some of her work on view at Wallspace.

Sona is a prolific artist who paints with a whimsical sense of innocence staying true to her free-spirited nature.

Her technique of layering oils, acrylics, and mixed media forms, create dimensions that enhance and draw out the emotional content that Sona manifests on her canvases in ways that are both pleasing to the eye and internally striking.

Also featured as part of the summer show are artists Somsara Rielly and Duane Paul.

3.3 SonaMirzaei WallspaceUntitled2of ToCWhat: Muse Artwalk, Summer group show
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Phone: 323 930-0471


At Merry Karnowsky enjoy an art talk with art writer, Shana Nys Dambrot and artist Edward Walton Wilcox.

W6.16 MerryKanowskyine and appetizers will be served

RSVP by Friday June 15th :

What: Art Talk, Shana Nys Dambrot, Edward Walton Wilcox
Where: Merry Karnowsky Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 4:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.4408

6.16 TobyMoss JulesEngelOne more to pop in…

The Tobey C Moss Gallery will be exhibiting artist Jules Engel’s original drawings, gouaches and sketches for Disney’s “Fantasia”, the show includes work created for UPA, Format Films and Focus Films.

Jules Engel (1909 – 2003), was a Founding Director of the Experimental/Abstract Animation Department for CalArts.

What: Kinetic Energy, Jules Engel-‘Fantasia to CalArts and Beyond’  
Where: Tobey C Moss Gallery 7321 Beverly Blvd, LA 90036
When: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Phone: 323.933.5523


Hadid 6.16 Hadid RoseMasterpolEmoticonGallery also part of the artwalk celebrates the opening of “Deliberate + Unintentional” featuring new works by artist Rose Masterpol.

Yes they will be open during the day….but tonight host a reception.

On view: June 16 – July 14th

What: Opening reception,  “Deliberate + Unintentional”
Where: Hadid Gallery, 8933 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048
When: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


6.9 BelcherGalleries JudyBird neural trailBleicher Gallery offers a group exhibition of fine art prints, “Print x Print” curated by Sung-Hee Son.  Artists include, Miro, Tran Van Can, Robie Conal, Courtney Reid, Ann McCoy, Airom, Jim Holyoak, Mike Saijo, Frank Romero, Roger Herman, Faith Ringgold, Luke Matjas, Gay Summer Rick, Linda Joan Smith, Wanda Decca, Judy Bird and others to be announced…
On view: June 15th – July 9th, 2012.

What: Opening, group exhibition, “Print x Print”
Where: Bleicher Gallery 355 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036
When: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Phone: 310 237 6423

ALACMA Joshua Lightshownd the Art Party continues….into the night. There will be a fabulous MUSE Artwalk After Party. (You know i’m going…Mama loves a good art party). Be aware….there is admission to this (see below)…..LACMA’s BP Grand Entrance remains glowing with the Joshua Light Show, featuring special musical guests.

The Joshua Light Show first began in the 1960s at the Fillmore East, where Joshua White led a group of resident artists in orchestrating “liquid lights,” which became as popular as the legendary on-stage acts (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Who, etc.). Since the Fillmore, JLS has dazzled audiences at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Art Basel.

POW LACMA-artwalk painterwithpeopleDublab DJs Secret Circuit, Ale, and Lavenders further set the mood, and Silent Disco brings wireless headphone to keep the dance party going outside after 10 pm. Admission also includes after-hours access to select BCAM galleries—including the newly opened exhibition Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol—and free parking.

What: LACMA’s Muse ArtWalk After Party
Where: LACMA, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 8:30 –11:00 pm
Phone: (323) 857-6010

ADMISSION  $15 Muse members, $20 LACMA members, $25 general admission
To purchase tickets call 323 857-6010 or purchase online