ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Artist Talk: Kim MacConnel & Nancy Monk
Rosamund Felsen Gallery and Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
This free event will features lectures from artists Kim MacConnel and Nancy Monk, both of whom currently have exhibitions at Bergamot Station’s Rosamund Felsen and Craig Krull Galleries, respectively. Coffee and donuts will be served.
The Knotwork Workshop: Let’s Make a Hammock
Bergamot Station (Santa Monica)
The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Cause for Creativity: The Knotwork Workshop: Let’s Make a Hammock, a public program to create a giant, six-sided rope hammock in the center of Bergamot Station Arts Center’s People Park. Participants will learn firsthand the art and engineering of knots from SMMoA’s director of education Asuka Hisa, Knowhow Shop’s Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice, and structural engineer Josef Taylor. This event is open to all ages and $10 to participate.
Veronika Kellndorfer: Abstract Neighbors
Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by Veronika Kellndorfer, whose technique of binding silkscreened photographic images onto large glass panels work to bridge the gap between photography, architecture, painting, and installation. On view through June 16, 2012.
Pasadena Art Alliance Art Auction
California Club (Downtown)
Pasadena Art Alliance presents its sixteenth biennial art auction, ARTrageous. The event will feature contemporary art and sculpture donated by more than 100 southern California artists. The evening will honor Jay Belloli, retired director of Gallery Programs at the Armory for the Arts. For ticket information, email email@example.com.
Dancing in Wonderland: Alice Rahon’s Orion, The Great Man of the Sky
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
For this event, theater group Laboratorio de la Máscara along with the choreographer from the South Indian dance group Shaktala, travel to Los Angeles to perform Orion, The Great Man of the Sky–an interpretation of artist Alice Rahon’s original work Ballet d’Orion. Inspired by a trip to India, the ballet was never performed during Rahno’s lifetime. This event repeats on Sunday, May 6 and is presented in conjunction with the final weekend of In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.
My Little Pony Project
Toy Art Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening reception for a collection featuring one of a kind My Little Pony toys designed by artists including 64 Colors, Ana Bagayan, Angry Woebots, Eimi, HIME+YOU, Indie, Jillian Kate, J*RYU, Julie West, Kano, Kukula, Madoka Kinoshita, Martin Hsu, and Mark Mothersbaugh. The customized ponies will be available for sale during the run of the exhibition. On view through May 26, 2012.
Random Acts of Time
Orange County Contemporary Center for Art (Santa Ana)
Opening reception for a group show that explores our relationship to the concept of time, its fleeting nature and impact, and the often uncontrollable events that shape our lives. Random Acts of Time includes paintings, photography, video and installation pieces. On view through June 16, 2012.
Lovell Beach House, 2008, 3-panel silk screen print on glass , 115-1/4 x 158-1/2 inches, 293 x 403 cm (overall) , edition of 3, , VK063 courtesy of Christopher Grimes Gallery