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Art in LA AfFair Celebrates Brayden Bugazzi Feb 13-17, 2019

By Libby Lancaster, published on Mar 19, 2019

Artist Brayden Bugazzi is a rising star in the LA Art scene. Like many kids with artistic ability, he was inspired by comic books, but didn't choose that path as an artist. He explains, “I was always good at working off of an image, so I guess you might say my mother inspired me, because she sat me down one day and has me redraw a cartoon drawing, and I found I could do it, and that was so much fun for me. Later on that has worked well, because I redraw images of my favorite Icons, and collage in the details.”

Bugazzi started as a photographer out of college, then later used... (more)

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Nov 24th, SMAS Hosts “Mirrors of the Mind 7

By Libby Lancaster, published on Nov 29, 2018

“Mirrors of the Mind 7: The Psychotherapist as Artist” opens on November 24th at Santa Monica Art Studios. The annual juried exhibit features artist psychotherapists and students within the psychotherapy community and is presented by the Community Outreach Committee (COC) of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). It was originally created by Pamela J. McCrory, PhD, and Marks Tarlow, PhD, who continue to produce the event each year. Pamela Freundl Kirst, PhD, is a Santa Monica based Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Jungian Psychoanalyst. “I indulge myself with... (more)

Tags: santa monica, artists, art, art parties, la events, art events, art exhibitions, losangeles, sm events

Debbi Singer's “AffirmSheArt” Inspired by Cancer Diagnosis

By Libby Lancaster, published on Nov 26, 2018

“AffirmSheArt” opens at the Upper West in Santa Monica on November 18, 2018. The opening reception will be held from 4-7pm and the local painter will be in attendance. In addition to being an artist, Singer is the co-owner of two well-known restaurants, C & O Trattoria and C&O Cucina.

As a restaurant owner herself and a frequent diner at the Upper West, Singer said she was impressed with the food. She pointed out that their ingredients are sourced locally, which makes for an exceptional dining experience. “My husband can’t get enough of the braised short ribs…and... (more)

Tags: restaurant, santa monica, art, artist, art exhibition, art party

October 4, “CONNECTION” opens at Castelli Art Space

By Libby Lancaster, published on Oct 17, 2018

“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,... (more)

Tags: art, artist, art openings, art parties, la events

“Imagination: Art that Speaks to You” Opens Sunday April 22

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 1, 2018

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... (more)

Tags: santa monica, art, art openings, art parties, the upper west, maureen tepedino, free events

Oct 14th, LA Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival

By Libby Lancaster, published on Oct 30, 2017

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... (more)

Tags: los angeles events, the los angeles burning man decompression art & music festival, dj todd spero, charlie the unicorn

Artist Bobbie Rich Set to Exhibit Art July 30th, 2017

By Libby Lancaster, published on Aug 11, 2017

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... (more)

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Artists Ray Ford and Louise Marler to be Featured June 24th!

By Libby Lancaster, published on Jul 6, 2017

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.... (more)

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FP Contemporary welcomes Hunt Rettig and Stephanie Visser

By Libby Lancaster, published on May 23, 2017

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.... (more)

Tags: stephanie visser, art parties, fp contemporary, hunt rettig, westside art openings, opening receptions

Beyond the Lines Gallery Presents Group Exhibition Dec 3rd!

By Libby Lancaster, published on Dec 7, 2016

On December 3rd, Beyond the Gallery presents its “December Group Art Exhibit” and its 3rd exhibition at Beyond the Lines Gallery. Gallery owner Brittany Davis had been producing pop up group art shows for the past two years, however, now she is glad to have a new home at Bergamot Station. “I love the great artist community at Bergamot Station. All the galleries bring such a wide variety of artists work together. Old masters to new emerging artists today. When she first started searching for a gallery space, Davis was open to all areas of LA. But, as she put it, “Santa Monica kept calling... (more)

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