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“CONNECTION” opens on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Castelli Art Space in Culver City. Featuring the paintings of Laura Letchinger, the artist has asked the nonprofit Piece by Piece to participate in the exhibition. Piece by Piece serves the residents of Skid Row and South Los Angeles, working with those living in supportive housing and individuals with very low income. In addition to providing free mosaic art workshops—with an emphasis on recycled materials, the program offers a sense of community and opportunities to earn much-needed supplemental income. Participants gain self-confidence,... Read More

The art of Maureen Tepedino will be celebrated in a new exhibit entitled “Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” at the Upper West in Santa Monica on April 22nd, from 4-7pm.

A Westside resident, Tepedino has frequented the restaurant and is excited to exhibit her work at the Upper West. In addition to being a painter, she is also an interior designer. “I love to paint… painting is my passion and whenever I have the opportunity and time permits, I paint! My Art Studio is at my home in Marina del Rey so I have many opportunities to paint when I am not working on my interior design projects.”... Read More

“Ordinary into Extraordinary,” a group exhibition opens at Blue 7 Gallery on Sunday March 18th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Owned by Randy Ball, the longtime gallery has evolved into a nurturing collective, hosting shows about ten times a year. “Randy and I were just brain storming,” said Lucius Peterson, gallery director. “We were intrigued by how artists are inspired by seemingly everyday items - old shoes, a box.” Both Randy Ball (owner) and Lucius Peterson (director) are also artists and will be exhibiting work in the group show as well. In fact, the two collaborated in the production... Read More

Each year Burning Man attracts thousands of creative people to Nevada. Years ago, the Los Angeles organizers and burners, as they are called decided to create a festival in LA to help attendees to “decompress” so they can ease back into their normal life. The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival has become a spectacular event that many Los Angeles residents look forward to participating in. Many residents can’t attend the yearly event, but are thrilled to enjoy a day and night of what BM has to offer. Now in its thirteenth year, the event features four stages: the... Read More

Artist Bobbie Rich will be featured in a solo exhibition on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at Upper West in Santa Monica. “Ever since I was a little girl I enjoyed art and acting,” said artist Bobbie Rich. “I eventually had to make a choice, as there is only so much time.” She said she always knew she was supposed to create art...and teaching art affords her a fun outlet to still be on stage, yet do her art at the same time. “I believe God gives us each unique gifts. Life is better when you embrace your gifts, but that doesn’t mean everything is easy. Although incredibly rewarding, being an artist... Read More

This Saturday, June 24th, artists Ray Ford and Louise Marler are set to be featured in a new exhibition. At 89 years old Ray Ford has done it all. Although he’ll be turning 90 this August, he continues to produce his original wooden sculptures. The artist loves to create new works…each of them different in their own way. Much of his success with his art came with his wood sculptures. Some artists are not as lucky as Ford was, he raised a family on his art…and loved every minute of it. Ford said he always has new ideas, but at his age, can only stand for so long, so now he must take breaks.... Read More

FP Contemporary celebrates two artists, Hunt Rettig and Stephanie Visser this Saturday, May 13th. Hunt Rettig will be featured in a solo show entitled “I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from the Perfect Body."

"Hunt is a world traveler. One year he packed up and moved his family from Aspen to Chiang Mai, Thailand and immersed his kids in the schools there while he was out building large sculptures out of twigs and leaves in the woods with the locals.”

“When I was twelve I stepped into Jesus Soto's namesake museum in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela to forever be changed, said Rettig. “His work... Read More

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