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Los Angeles Art Show 2012

Today, Sunday, is the last day of the 2012 LA Art Show. A visit pays off for the whole family! There is so much to see that not only kids are busy watching but also participating.
It’s an experience to watch so much different art of all kinds of styles at one place. There are also special events offered throughout the day. From printmaking to fine art lectures. Some showcasing galleries have some of their artists present and one can engage with the artists, talk about their art and find out more about them and their work first hand. Corzine Fine Art (Booth B140) had a special event: Artist Yuri Yuroz decorates white T-shirts (don’t forget to bring one with you!) with a painting.

On another side of the exhibition hall, James Peterson’s spectacular installation ‘Hypoxia’ is attracting  admirers of all ages. Children are in heaven here since the artist actually encourages them to touch and experience his artwork. In fact interaction with his installation is necessary to bring the installation ‘to life’: Touch causes certain lights to turn on in parts of the installation while sudden blows of air create unexpected movement.

The LA Art Show is open today, Sunday, January 22, 2012, from 11am – 5pm

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Brewery Art Walk 2010

Here is a little Animoto video with some of many great impressions of a day at the Brewery Art Walk 2010 in Los Angeles. It’s a fun place and a wonderful way to spend a Saturday or Sunday: see some great art, talk to the artists or at least meet the artists. Even just taking in the vibrating atmosphere is worth it. Alone or even with kids. They’ll love it!  In fact my 6-year old didn’t want to leave… We had a great time and look forward to the next one!

Just click on the following highlighted :Brewery Art Walk 2010

Art Walks & Film Festivals

Spring has arrived and with it the time of great, not-to-be-missed art walks and film fests.

The Spring Brewery Artwalk is next weekend, April 17-18, 2010 from 11am-6pm. The Brewery in downtown Los Angeles is the world’s largest arts community. Industrial buildings have been converted to art studios and live-in/work studios that host up to 300 artists and art related businesses. For the two annual artwalks , one in fall and one in spring, more than 100 artists usually open their doors for visitors to see their work and also see the artists in action.

The scene is vibrant and one can spend the whole day exploring the latest in the artscene. The artists are right there to answer any questions or to just chat with you about their work. If you fall in love with a piece of artwork, you can not only buy and take it home right there but you can get to know the artist behind the work as well. This makes for some invaluable connection to your new artwork and memories as well.

You can discover new works, find unique art gifts and millions of decoration ideas.  The on-site restaurant makes it easy to take a lunch break without leaving the premises, so that you can just lean back and enjoy the scene around you.

The Brewery Arts Colony is located on 2100 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Another famous art walk is coming up in May 2010, in Venice. It’s different from the Brewery one in the sense of being spread out over Venice itself. It’s not one big art complex. You will actually walk through the streets of Venice visiting houses and studios of artists all around the neighborhood. Plan for it. It’s exciting, fun, impressive and absolutely worth it. (Read some reviews of people who went to last year’s Venice Art Walk on Yelp ) This year’s Venice Art Walk & Auction will be on 22-23 May, 2010. One can tour the studios of about 400 artists and attend architectural tours of 15 extraordinary houses. Check their website regularly for updated information.

Once you got into the spirit of the arts with the Brewery Artwalk, plan ahead for the Newport Beach Filmfestival, which starts the following Thursday, April 22. One can enjoy cinematographic gems just blocks away from the beautiful Newport Beach ocean line. Films will be offered throughout the city and some will feel like Hollywood has changed places for a few days. Showcased will be a diverse collection of studio and independent films by both emerging and seasoned filmmakers. The festival has something for everyone, from free events to films in the categories:  ‘ActionSports’, ‘Family’,’ Youth Films’ and of course the special Festival 2010 feature film selections. The Festival opens up with the movie ‘Five Star Day’ and closes with ‘Letters to Juliet’ on April 29th. Don’t miss the great series of documentaries and shorts. To download a digital program go to the Festival’s website and plan and buy your tickets ahead of time.

The LA Film Festival is next and takes place in Westwood Village from June 17-27, 2010. Now in its 16th year , it “…has grown from being held in one theater with 5,700 attendees” (official 2010 press release) to an event with more than 85,000 visitors expected this year. The Festival schedule is not yet posted. For ticketing information please phone 1-866-345-6337.


The Arts In And Around L.A. & OC – December 2009

What’s happening in the arts around Los Angeles this month, the last month of the year? Well, there is always a lot going on. Too much to mention everything. Therefore, here some highlights:

The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, always has many wonderful programs and is always worth looking into for a great afternoon in the arts. The BOTERO art exhibit is CLOSING THIS SUNDAY and whoever hasn’t seen it yet and loves Botero or Latin American art should find a way to see it. “Latitude” the other Latin American art show at the Bowers is still open until January 2010. This Sunday is FREE admission to all exhibits!

For more cultural events at the Bowers look under Resources “Christmas 2009”

In the Riverside Art Museum one can see what old car wreckages can turn into. Michael Kalish, “Rust and Renaissance”
opens tonight December 5, 2009 with a reception from 7-9pm. Kalish’s most recent work, was created entirely from old and sometimes rusted car parts including tailgates, hoods and auto bodies. Visitors to the museum will be greeted by a crashed car sculpture that sprouts powerful roses out of its wrecked auto body. Inside the museum, dozens of sculpted roses abound including wallwork and freestanding sculptures.

In the mood for some serious modern art, then visit Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, LA. The gallery of  German gallerist Susanne Vielmetter is featuring the work of Sean Duffy. His exhibition at the gallery offers something for everyone: Painting, sculpture, collage, audio. 

"Tunix" by Sean Duffy

"Tunix of my Apathy I" by Sean Duffy