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


TedxSanta Monica: Art
William Turner Gallery (Santa Monica)
TEDxSantaMonica presents a salon-style event exploring how Santa Monica residemts are transforming the community and inspiring others through art. The event features a talk by Los Angeles-based art historian, curator, and consultant Dr Charlotte Eyerman, a discussion with photographer Brian McCarty, and a lecture on Pompeii by curator Ken Lapatin in addition to live piano music, cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets are $25 and available online.

Yann Marussich: Bleu Remix
LACE (Hollywood)
This performance piece by Yann Marussich features the artist covering himself in blue liquid that oozes through the layers of his skin. Marussich’s performance will be accompanied by a live soundtrack by artists David Schaferand and Dominick Fernow. Bleu Remix is presented in partnership with Santa Ana’s Grand Central Art Center. Ticket are $10 and available online.

Telepathic Double Feature
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Machine Project presents an appointment-based telepathic drawing session between your pet and Lauren von Gogh, a founding member of the Sober & Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art. Based on the scientific investigations of Karl Krall in the early 1900s, von Gogh will be channeling the unspoken thoughts of pets into watercolor abstractions. To participate, send an email to 15 minute sessions will be available between 4-7pm.


Janet & Janet Shop
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd (Miracle Mile)
In conjunction with the current exhibition presented at See Line Gallery, MoTA (Museum of
Temporary Art), curator Janet Levy assembles Janet & Janet Shop. This show pays homage to MoTA founder Janet Schmuckal and the Museum of Temporary Art that existed in 1974 – 1982 in Washington D.C. Janet & Janet includes works on paper, prints, performance, sculpture, and installation by artists including Nathan Bell, Jesse Benson, Scott Benzel, and Michael Coleman. On view through August 26, 2012.

Essi Zimm and Krista Jiannacopoulos
haleARTS Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for two shows. Essi Zimm’s surrealist paintings feature a series of human/animal hybrids. Krista Jiannacolouos’ paintings depicts a series of color fields. Both shows on view through September 5, 2012.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
The third and final installation of the PLAY MOCA performances series features music by Cults and Lord Huron, a DJ set by Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees, and visuals by Emmett Malloy. This free event is sold-out, email for your chance to win tickets.

Kenneth Tam: Two and a Half Hands and Max Maslansky: Painting
Pauline (Mt. Washington)
Opening reception for two shows. Kenneth Tam’s Two and a Half Hands will feature a series of photographs. Max Maslansky’s Painting will feature a series of works by the Los Angeles-based artist. Both shows on view through September 9, 2012.

MIA: Endless Plain
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Presented by the MIA screening series, Endless Plain features a series of short films by seventeen artists from the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The collection explores the varied aspects of the American experience, from water to corporate imperialism, migration and rural poverty, biker culture, and more. Featured artists include Dawn Nye,  Aaron Oldenburg, Kelly Oliver, and Laura Paul.

The Props
Public Fiction (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch, Daniel Small, and Sarah Rara. The Props present a series of objects and images whose function is to mislead. On view through September 14, 2012.

Electronic Voices
Machine Project (Echo Park)
The Sonovox, the Vocoder, dynamic loudspeakers, condenser microphones, the Talk Box, cell phones, and Autotune are inventions that defined and amplified new human existences and social movements above the din of modernity. Composer, sound designer and multi-media artist Justin Asher will give a lecture and demonstrate these devices, vocally filtering them through the stories, art and emotions of WWII, the afro-futurists, post-war technocratic socialists, baby boomer consumerists, and millennials. This event is free.


Slangfest 2
LA><ART (Culver City)
The second annual Slangfest is a daylong festival of art workshops, music, and performances. The family-friendly event features a lineup including break-dancing and live bands. At noon, Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will fit a wrecked car with a custom pyramidal bass cabinet and play a mix of of sampled music and live composition as a tribute to Mike Kelley.

Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard Music and Craft Festival
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
Presented in conjunction with the craft and clothing market the Hester Street Fair, this free music event will features a day’s worth of performances from bands including Peaking Lights, Part Time, Regal Degal, Beachwood Sparks and DJ sets by Dublabs’ Turquoise Wisdom. Goodnight Hollywood will also feature food, shopping, and more.

sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music
The Schindler House (West Hollywood)
Co-presented by the MAK Center and SASSAS, sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music is a concert of music composed for reel-to-reel tape. The architecture of the Schindler House creates multiple areas in which the historic sound form is revisited via works by artists including John Wiese, MIke Kelley, and Jim Shaw. Performances by William Basinski at 5pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Susie Loucks
Bleicher Project Space  (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by photographer Susie Loucks. The show features a series of images of coastal birds frozen in flight, contrasting movement against still backgrounds and emphasizing the anatomy and mechanics of a bird in mid-flight. On view through September 8, 2012.

Shepard Fairey: Americana
Perry Rubenstein Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of eleven new prints by artist Shepard Fairey created in collaboration with Neil Young. The works are based on Americana, Young’s most recent album with Crazy Horse.

Muse ‘til Midnight
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The 16th installment of LACMA’s annual Muse ‘til Midnight features after-hours access to the museum’s modern and contemporary galleries, music by indie rock group Geographer and DJ collective Dublab, and a “silent” listening experience produced by Silent Frisco. Ticket are $40; available online; and include admission, parking, and two drinks.

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
Opening reception for a collection featuring works by artist Carlos Alamaraz. A Life Recalled is a chronological look at the life of Alamaraz, from his childhood in East LA to  his awakening to the Chicano Movement and his participation in Los Four collective. On view through December 8, 2012.


KChung Summer Bash
1526 Fishburn Ave. (Lincoln Park)
Presented by KChung Radio, this party features musical performances by Pangea, Crazy Band, Corey Fogel, Gun Outfit, Keychains, Lucky Dragons and DJ sets by Love Foxxx and DJ Hollywood Nites. All proceeds from this event benefit KChung radio. Waterworks by Guru Rugu, Miggie Wong, and the KCHUNG DWP. There will also be a raffle. Admission is $7.

Center for the Arts (Eagle Rock)
Presented by SASSAS, this SoundShoppe session features a reel-to-reel tape workshop with guest Joseph Hammer. This free event is part of SASSAS’ monthly series of sound workshops and jams for experimental musicians and sound artists. Attendees must provide their own audio equipment.


Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption: The Village
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
This event, presented in conjunction with the Everything Is Festival, features comedian Doug Benson his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Brian Posehn to Sarah Silverman and Zack Galifianakis) sit onstage watching a movie and say everything thing pops into their heads. For this special Everything Is Festival 2012 show, Benson takes on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. Tickets are $14 and available online.


Performance: Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the Present
L&M Arts (Venice)
L&M closes its current show, Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the Present, with Joseph Hammer and Brian Walsh performing a sonic event throughout the interior and exterior space of the gallery. Orchestrated by Daniel Rothman, this show features Walsh combining nature and culture with sound samples of local wildlife as transcribed by Rothman.


Me Me Time with Marco Rios
Pop Hop Books and Print (Eagle Rock)
Me Me Time, a collaborative project by Hazel Mandujano and Marco Rios, is a free lecture series where artists disclose their life-altering influences. The first in the series, Melancholic Intoxicating Demons, will feature a talk by Rios.

Wall to Wall
Milk Studios (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring multimedia art pieces by a variety of multidisciplinary artists. Wall to Wall focuses on the concept of fusion and features music and an interactive digital gallery. The event will feature a panel discussion, performances and cocktails.

Still from The best way of increasing one’s desire is to try and limit them by Kenneth Tam courtesy of the artist and Pauline