Recommended openings for Sat, Nov. 5th

The work of João Ruas - featured tonight at Thinkspace in Culver City

Sat, Nov. 5th 6-10PM
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
‘Top of the Dome 8’ – annual exhibition in celebration of Dia de los Muertos featuring a gallery full of customized ceramic skulls created by local artists from around Los Angeles

Sat, Nov. 5th 10AM-5PM ($7 admission)
Pasadena Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A @ 300 E. Green St. in Pasadena
Designer Con – 6th year of this annual art and design convention that brings together collectible toys and designer apparel with underground pop art – check out the site for the full lineup of events and guests

Sat, Nov. 5th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
‘3rd Annual Master Blasters of Sculpture’ group show featuring works from Chet Zar, Stephen Chiodo, Heather Henson, Nathan Cartwright, Lee Anne Hale, Erick Rodriguez, Ver Mar, and many, many more

Sat, Nov. 5th 7-11PM
Hold Up Art
358 East 2nd in downtown Los Angeles
‘Trash’ group show featuring Craig “Skibs” Barker, Kelly Castillo, Alex Chiu, Matthew Hodges, Cody Lusby, Noel Paris, Ryan Pratt, Kilby Rodell, and Danny Schutt
(On view through Dec. 1st)

Sat, Nov. 5th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
Billy Shire celebrates 25 years of groundbreaking art shows with a major exhibition of works by La Lauz de Jesus’s finest, a who’s who of art world luminaries
(On view through Nov. 27th)

Sat, Nov. 5th, 5-8PM
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
‘YORE’ from Joao Ruas + ‘Here Be Dragons’ featuring Andrea Offermann in the project room + new works from Peter Taylor in the office
(On view through Nov. 26th)

Recommended openings for this Saturday (Oct. 29th)

The work of Jeremy Fish - on view this Saturday at the Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City

Sat, Oct. 29th 12-12:30PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
Alex Pardee’s ”Sweet Sixteen Pizza Party” + the release of new prints and raffle
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles

Sat, Oct. 29th 5-7PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica
‘Horns and Tales’ from Paco Pomet
(On view through Dec. 17th)

Sat, Oct. 29th 6-8PM
Koplin Del Rio Gallery
6031 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
‘In Transit’ featuring works from F. Scott Hess
(On view through Dec. 22nd)

Sat, Oct. 29th 6-8PM
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd. in Culver City
‘Rise of the Underground’ featuring new works from Jeremy Fish and Kenichi Yokono
(On view through Dec. 17th)

Branded Arts at Smashbox Studios next Sat, Nov. 5th

Branded Arts Exhibition & Live Music Special Event
Special Guest DJ Samantha Ronson
Benefiting the Witness to a Dream Foundation
And the Terry Brand Book Scholarship

WHEN: Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 5PM-2AM ($20 admission)

WHERE: Smashbox Studios, 1011 North Fuller Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90466

WHAT: This 12,000 square foot mega gallery opening and epic party features extraordinary art, live music, in-person painting and multiple bars. Curated by Branded Arts, this exciting art show will exhibit some of the most prolific artists of our time alongside never before seen work from some of Los Angeles’ rising stars.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Robert Standish, Mear One, David Paul Flores, Keegan Gibbs, Retna, Estevan Oriol, Risk, Luke Chueh, Jaime Becker, Cyrcle, Shark Toof, Bumblebee, Greg “Craola” SImkins, Dabs Myla, Edwin Ushiro, Michael Pukac, David Cooley, Andrew Hem, Julian Obledo, Tracy Tubera, Cesario “Block” Montano, Room 13 LA, Dan Quintana, Steven Daily, Angry Woebots, Emmeric Konrad, Aaron Axelrod, L. Croskey, Sean McCarthy, Jeremy Asher Lynch, Tamar Levine, Rob Sheridan, Kid Creature, Rony Alwin, Bridget Weiser, Lady Reine, Joshua Keen Valencia, Morgan Slade, Arien Valizadeh, Francesca Quintano, Nori Pesina, Julia Romenenko, Colin Young-Wolff, Tone, John Park, Urbyn Michaels, Jacques Silberstein, Hans Walor, Jim Mahfood, Kristin Hector, Sona Mirzaei, Angelina Christina, Lilli Muller, Kelsey Nichols, Robert Reynolds, David Jien, Stacey Krzywinski, Craig “Skibs” Barker, David MacDowell, Derek Gores, Kelly Vivanco, Sarah Joncas, Yosuke Ueno, Claire Oring, Olivia Jaffe, Greg Ruben, Duncan Lemmon and Charlie Edmiston

PRIVATE COLLECTION WORKS ON VIEW FROM: Banksy, Nick Walker, Shepard Fairey, David Choe, Audrey Kawasaki, Mark Ryden, Jeremy Geddes, Faile, KAWS

Thinkspace Gallery:
LeBasse Projects Gallery:
L’Imagerie Gallery:
Gallery Nucleus:
CAVE Gallery:
co-LAb Gallery:

WITNESS TO A DREAM FOUNDATION: WTAD Foundation enables inner city, at-risk, public school children to meet adult mentors willing to put forth the time and effort to inspire them to greatness. Mentors are provided with tools from the WTAD Mentoring System™, which enables them to be part of this community solution that encourages students to live and succeed in a life beyond the inner city. Children are given all the reasons and tools they will ever need to stay in school, avoid teen pregnancy, discover their biggest dream, identify a career path and graduate from high school.

TERRY BRAND BOOK SCHOLARSHIP: Terry Brand was an inspiring mentor to many and a board member for Witness To A Dream. A kind and generous man, Terry enjoyed teaching and caring for others. Terry passed away on March 17th, 2010, but his memory lives on with this scholarship. For most students, paying for schoolbooks can be very costly and sometimes impossible. The Terry Brand Scholarship provides the recipient with every book they need throughout their college education.

Recommended openings for tonight in LA

HOMO RIOT - tonight at Hold Up Art

Sat, Oct. 22nd 2-10PM
Compound Gallery
830 Traction Ave, #2G in downtown Los Angeles
‘There Goes The Neighborhood’ – grand opening of new space in the arts district featuring works from Mear One, Germs, Abcnt, 2 Rabbits, Vyal One, Mase and others plus live t-shirt printing from Hit + Run Crew, live DJ action and walking art by Sawa’s Banditas

Sat, Oct. 22nd 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘A Dangerous Inclination’ featuring new works from Ray Caesar

Sat, Oct. 22nd 7-11PM
Hold Up Art
358 East 2nd in downtown Los Angeles
‘Fist Pump’ featuring new works from Homo Riot alongside live performance art installations from Rafa Esparza and Trenton Szewczyk plus a special appearance from Lady Bear and live DJ action

Sat, Oct. 22nd 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood
‘Pure Logo’ group show curated by Skullphone featuring works from Evan Gruzis, Curtis Kulig (aka Love Me), Takeshi Murata, Cleon Peterson, Skullphone, Paul Wackers, and Hugh Ziegler
(On view through Dec. 10th)

Sat, Oct. 22nd 6-10PM
The Whole 9 Gallery
New Location: 3830 Main Street in Culver City
‘Peace Rises: The Exhibit’ – creatives from around the world join forces to help Sierra Leone rise to its feet – visions of peace from over 400 artists from around the globe

Sun, Oct. 23rd Noon-5PM
The Mosaic Tile House
1116 Palms Blvd. in Venice (between Lincoln Blvd & Penmar Ave)
Annual Studio Art Show and Sale and your chance to tour this absolutely amazing residence – we never miss this

Recommended Openings (Oct. 13th – Oct. 15th)

Thursday, Oct. 13th 6-8PM
LA Louver Gallery
45 N. Venice Blvd in Venice
‘Made in LA’ featuring new works from Gajin Fujita
(On view through Nov. 12th)

Thursday, Oct. 13th 7-11:30PM
Suede Studios
133 East 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles
‘SK8 ART ST.’ featuring works from Shepard Fairey, Risk, Norm, Chad Muska, Bam Margera, Schizo, Lance Mountain, John Tracy, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, and Ray Flores
(On view through Nov. 10th)

Fri, Oct. 14th 7-10PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney in Venice / 310.428.6387
‘Oil & Water’ featuring new works from Paul Chatem and Mike Davis
(On view through Nov. 5th)

Fri, Oct. 14th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Venice
214 Pier Avenue in Santa Monica
‘The Evolution Will Be Fabulous’ featuring new works from Peter Gronquist
(On view through Oct. 28th)

Fri, Oct. 14th 7-10PM
THIS: Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles
‘Former State’ featuring new works from Tim Biskup
(On view through Nov. 4th)

Fri, Oct. 14th 7-11PM
Toy Art Gallery
NEW LOCATION: 7572 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles / 323.653.8697
‘Pop Fiction: Made In Italy’ featuring new works from Francesco De Molfetta
(On view through Nov. 4th)

Fri, Oct. 14th 8-11PM
WWA Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd in Culver City
New works from David Chung and Ben Kehoe

Sat, Oct. 15th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
‘The Left Hand Path’ from Chet Zar + ‘Tinsel’ from Dan Quintana + ‘Apocalypservice’ from Mark Garro
(On view through Nov. 5th)

Sat, Oct. 15th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
‘Undercurrents’ featuring new works from Martin Hsu and Lawrence Yang
(On view through Nov. 16th)

Sat, Oct. 15th 8-11PM
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles
‘Achtung!’ featuring new works from HowNosm
(On view through Nov. 5th)

Sat, Oct. 15th 6-9PM
Rivera Gallery
454 N. Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood
‘Anthrophysis’ featuring new works from Jason DeCaires Taylor and a host of others
(On view through December 1st)

Sat, Oct. 15th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
‘Use Me’ – group show curated by Yuri Psinakis and focusing on a variety of designers and the unique objects they create
(On view through Nov. 12th)

Sat, Oct. 15th 7-10PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
‘Less Is More’ featuring works from Clytie Alexander, Edith Baumann, Larry Bell, Scot Heywood, Jow, Sol LeWitt, Bertil Petersson, Anthony Sneed, and Samuel Stabler – curated by Katherine B. Cone – in celebration of PST
(On view through Nov. 5th)

Sat, Oct. 15th 7-11PM
Subspace Gallery
3855 Hughes Ave in Culver City
‘The Broken Windows Theory’ graffiti group show
(On view through Nov. 13th)