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The work of artist Charles Swenson will be featured as part of a group show at haleARTS S P A C E this Friday July 9th. The gallery features artists every two weeks.

Swenson has had a successful career as an animator and producer. While winning awards such as an Emmy, a Humanitas Award and a Cable Ace Award, he consistently created art. During the day, he worked with legends like, Frank Zappa, Peter Yarrow and Harry Nillson, then at night and on the weekends, he would paint.

Swenson paints every day. Working within a regimented schedule, he delves into creating art at his downtown... Read More

This artist's talent has captured not only his subject's form and beauty but also their essence on canvas by embedding emotions into the canvas.

Javad Soleimanpour is relatively new on the art scene. It was not until April of 2009, after he won first place in an Iranian art competition in the Landscape and Interior Category, that critics, galleries and buyers started to take notice. Ironically, Javad had no idea that one of his students had entered his work for the competition.

Javad Soleimanpour, Iran

Soleimanpour is self-taught, painting since the age of 12 and painting... Read More

The work of artist Imelda Healy will be featured in a solo show at Santa Monica Restaurant, Upper West on Sunday, June 14. Upper West has supported artists and showcased their work since it first opened.

Healy is from Ireland and moved to Santa Monica three years ago when her husband was offered a job as a writer on a television show. The artist started drawing and painting when she was just a child. Healy explains, "There were 7 in my family and scarcity was the norm, in my early school years there could be 55 or more children in each class, not much room for individual attention.... Read More

Emerson Mertens ~

Dancer, Choreographer,

Instructor, Company Director,

Actress, Photographer, Writer

In my mind, a dancer's body creates art, like paint on the brush of an artist or words on through the finger tips of a writer. The movements of a dancer speak as loudly as words on paper. It’s like watching a pen or paintbrush in motion displaying the beauty of each delicate movement…a true form of communication.

Em is a ballet dancer with a mission. She explains on her blog,

“I desire to use my training in the arts to bring hope, joy, and inspiration... Read More

Temple aka Mike "Tempo," is the founder and percussionist of the popular band, the Bonedaddys. One of the first American bands labeled as “world-beat,” the Bonedaddys recorded six albums as well as having a performance for PBS catalogued into the Library of Congress. The band also played and recorded with Bo Diddley.

Throughout his long career as a musician, Temple has continued to pursue his other passion…painting. His work has been a part of many exhibitions in cities such as Kansas City, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. In April of this year, his work was featured at both the Santa Monica... Read More

Contemporary mixed media artist Sona Mirzaei will once again be featured in a solo show at Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood on Saturday, July 13th, 2013. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. She recently participated in a group anniversary show at Wallspace Gallery in the Miracle Mile area. “I love the community that Wallspace serves; it’s in a very eclectic neighborhood, people from various cultures, occupations, etc. I feel very connected with the neighborhood and that is euphoric!” says Sona. One of the most popular pieces in her show was a piece from her “Thirteen Commandments” series, a... Read More

bG Gallery presents a new exhibition, “Objectified II” opening on Thursday, June 20th. Curated by Douglas Alvarez, the group show focuses on every day, symbolic objects and people around us and how we as a society interact with them.

Hadiya Finley’s impressive sculptures will be featured in the show. Finley was introduced to art at an early age. “I had access to a good library of art books and began going to museums on my own in the city (New York) as early as age10 and 11 years,” says Finley. “I began Saturday art classes when I was in Kindergarten. In addition to the visual art classes,... Read More

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