PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: July 22nd, 2012

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10-7pm
Opening day of an exhibition featuring works by photographers Katy Grannan and Charlie White. Grannan’s portrait series depicts adult subjects on the streets of the American West. White’s new work features an animation called A Life in B Tween and three new diptychs. The exhibition is curated by Britt Salvesen and includes 24 photographs and a three-channel video by Grannan and approximately 50 photographs, varied ephemera, and a video animation by White. On view through October 14, 2012. In 2010, artist Charlie White held a casting call at LA><ART for his public billboard project; click here to view a slideshow of the casting call.

Bloomfest
800 E. 3rd St. (Downtown)
2-10pm
This free day-long festival in the Downtown Arts District will feature artisan craft vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, street art, and three stages of live music and DJ sets. Kids activities will include karate, yoga, and a fashion show. Nearby galleries will be open all day in conjunction with the event.

Closing: Marijke Koger-Dunham 
Sonos Studios (Mid-City)
12-6pm
Final day of a retrospective exhibition featuring the works of psychedelic art pioneer Marijke Koger-Dunham, whose work includes album covers for the Beatles, The Hollies, and more. The show features nearly four decades of art and includes fashion sketches, paintings, prints, drawings and original lithographs that have not been shown since they were last displayed at the Beatles’ Apple Boutique in 1967.

Los Feliz Village Street Fair
Hollywood Boulevard between Vermont and Hillhurst (Los Feliz)
11am-10pm
The 19th annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair will feature live music, food vendors, performances, children’s games, and craft and artisan wares. This year’s musical lineup includes Raheem Cohen, Bloco Latino, Dance Hall Pimps and The Atomic Sherpas.

LA><ART Garden Party
The Home of Karyn Lovegrove
1-4pm
Presented in collaboration with Various Small Fires, this afternoon garden party event will feature a performance by visual artist Brendan Fowler in addition to a raffle featuring works by artists. Tickets are $100, available online, and include a raffle entry.

Listening Party with Michael Ned Holte, Catherine Opie and Stephen Prina
Location provided with ticket purchase
4pm
This listening party, benefitting the Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound (SASSAS), will feature Michael Ned Holte, Catherine Opie and Stephen Prina  at the Lloyd Wright designed home of Suzanne and David Johnson. Seating is limited. The $125 ticket (available online) includes dinner and drinks.

SAVE THE DATE

New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, July 29 | 12-6pm
Timed to coincide with Made in L.A. 2012 – the Hammer Museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of Los Angeles-based artists – ForYourArt presents New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial, on July 28, 2012. The pop-up shop at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. showcases some of the city’s finest food crafters selected by culinary insidersKrista Simmons (Top Chef Masters/LAist) along with Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA) and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork). The event features 12 local producers who will sell and sample their wares, libations presented by GreenBar Collective, special edition tote bags by Brian Roettinger to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ. Information about Made in L.A. 2012 and how to vote for the Mohn Award is also available throughout the day.

Launch of John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974: 
Featuring a conversation between John Baldessari and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Sunday, July 29 | 4-6pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Baldessari to launch the L.A. pioneer’s John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 (Yale University Press), with a book signing to follow. The interview is a continuation of decades-long conversations between the two men, many of which were published in Volume 18 of Obrist’s The Conversation Series (Walther König). To preorder signed copies of John BaldessariCatalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 email artcatalogues@lacma.org; only copies of the book purchased at Art Catalogues will be signed.

i21c presents Hans Ulrich Obrist in discussion with Danny Hillis
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Monday, July 30 | 7pm
The Institute of the 21st Century presents Danny Hillis, the creator of The Clock of the Long Now, in public conversation for the first time with Hans Ulrich Obrist at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. The event is free, but reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required (RSVP at rsvp@foryourart.com). The Institute of the 21st Century was initiated in the spirit of historian Eric Hobsbawm’s call to “protest against forgetting” those who have forever changed the landscape of contemporary culture. The Institute’s long-term goal is to create a digital archive of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Interview Project.

Image:
Entertainment Translation Studies by Charlie White, courtesy of the artist