This is gSTPaddysDay Leprechaunoing to be a wild weekend….St Paddy’s Day is this Sunday….and you know  Mama is gonna is going to be our partying…..I have a gig in Venice during the day with the Venice Street Legends…so check Sunday’s events and come for a vist.

Also we have added some more St Patrick Day’s events on Sunday. Maybe I’ll see you out there….I’ll have a GREEN boa on, getting my Irish groove on.

Sat SunMarch16-17 SonnyMcLeansI only drink beer once a year….and its on St Paddy’s Day! ….Hey, I see you’re eyes rollin’ …I never said anything about wine!!!

Sonny McLean’s will be having two days Saturday and Sunday….so there is NO excuse not to celebrate.

But before you start partying….be sure to head to The Pick of the Week is the 7th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk! It takes place this Saturday from Noon to 5:00 pm.

IPOW-SMAirportArtWalkf you haven’t been, its a lot of fun….stop in and meet the resident artists of the airport arts community.

Also on view is the work of special guest artists such as Nick Busco, Yossi Govrin, Sabine Pearlman, Scott Tansey, Mike Temple and many more.

You may have seen my article in the Santa Monica Mirror, which came out this past Friday….”Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1965–1975″ is also on view.

See image: War is Not Healthy – Lorraine Schneider, Another Mother for Peace, Inc. 1966

Exlowres 3.16 Arena1 WarisNotHealthyplore artist studios, watch artful demonstrations, try your hand at an arts workshop. Enjoy live music with the Leftover Cuties (love this band), local restaurants and food trucks (Dogtown Dogs and Sweet E’s), all in one of LA County’s oldest operating airfields.

More than 60 local artists are participating, performers and venues will open their doors to the public free of charge.

PartiPOW SMArtWalk GuidedTour StudyofPoliticalGraphicscipating venues are: Santa Monica Art Studios and ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program and Ceramic Arts, Ruskin Group Theatre, Santa Monica Airport Artist Studios and The Museum of Flying.

ARENA 1 hosts a political exhibition, “Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action, 1965–1975.” The group exhibition features original protest posters that reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy.

The works call attention to critical social movements that were shaped by the principles, rights, and individual liberties expressed by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The exhibition spotlights California activism around diverse causes—including peace, ecology, labor, and civil rights—showcasing iconic images and slogans that served as vehicles for social change.

Decade of Dissent is organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the largest repository of post–World War II historical posters in the nation. You can take a guided tour with Carol Wells and learn more about the exhibition.

verylowres ScottTanseyAlso showing as part of tonight’s opening are artists and photographers NIck Busco, Scott Tansey and Michael Temple.

See image left: by Scott Tansey

Scott Tansey’s panoramic phototgraphy is currently on view at Figtree’s.

Tansey’s most recent trip to Patagonia inspired him to capture incredible images of mountain ranges, icebergs and rarely captured landscapes.

A dedicated photographer, Tansy has traveled the world in search of magnificent landscapes.  On expeditions, scott is always the first one up and last to return. Tansey’s work will be on view at the Cafe until January 15th.

Slowres NickBusco FreddyMercuryPrintee image right: by Nick Busco

Photographer Nick Busco’s work (see image) will be on view. He has had the chance to work with many legendary musicians through the years.

He has toured the world as part of rock’s most infamous road trips with access to stars that many can only dream of.

Working closely with renowned performers such as Freddy Mercury, Bonnie Rait, Tom Petty, Rod Stewart and more, he has captured classic images.

Busco currently has his work featured at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills.

Artist Michael Temple, aka Mike Tempo…creator and percussionist of the World Beat band The Bondaddys will also have his work showcased at the Arena 1 show tongiht.

WU Arena1MichaelTempor6-piecegardenpartySee image left: by Michael Temple

Temple paints everyday. He explains, “Although I began to develop my visual language 40+ years ago (Lower-glyphics), it took me a while to develop enough confidence to trust it. Now I do trust the shaman within; and with my visual vocabulary, the rhythm in the performance and the alchemy of paint, I create my view of the cosmos.”

On view through March 23rd

What: Santa Monca Airport ArtWalk
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica 90405
When: 12:00 pm (noon) – 5:00 pm