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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
Alia Syed: Eating Grass
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of an installation featuring Alia Syed’s film Eating Grass. Filmed in Karachi, Lahore, and London, Eating Grass comprises five narratives representing different emotional states experienced in relation to the Muslim tradition of the five daily prayers. Tickets to the screening are free. A conversation with the filmmaker takes place on September 29, 2012. On view through July 28, 2013.
Slanguage Teen Arts Council Teen Arts Summit
LA><ART (Culver City)
This day-long symposium event is a summit for members of Slanguage’s Teen Arts Council and other LA-based teen arts leaders. The event features members of the local teen arts community sharing ideas and experiences, discussing the challenges of organizing youth arts programs, and forming networks for potential future collaborations.
Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Presented by TEDx, this day long event will explore local and global scale decisions regarding food and food production which will have profound impact on our planet in the coming years. Featured speakers include Future Cities Lab’s Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, biologist John Marshall, Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms, and attorney, rancher, and author Nicolette Hahn Niman. Admission is $60 and include museum gallery access, lunch, and a post-event reception. Tickets are available online.
Songs on Conceptual Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Songs on Conceptual Art, a one-day concert and accompanying album by a collection of musicians and artists inspired by John Baldessari’s video of the artist singing Sol LeWitt’s text Sentences on Conceptual Art. The lineup for this free event includes the LA Ladies Choir, Brendan Fowler, and ongoing DJ sets by Art Husband & Crazy Band.
Becky Kolsrud: Road to Rondo
Tif’s Desk at Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Becky Kolsrud. Road to Rondo features new paintings and is the final exhibition in the gallery this summer. On view through August 18, 2012.
Discussion: Lisa Little and Emily White
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
This free event, part of the Museum’s Insight Artist Talk series, features Project Room artists Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer in a conversation with Frances Anderton of KCRW’s DnA. The discussion will focus on their LAYER, Little and White’s current sculptural installation on the facade of PMCA.
Wet Paint 4
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for Wet Paint 4, an exhibition featuring recent works by Tim Brown, Parker Ito, Kour Pour, Sarah Rara, and Kim Ye. The show features video, performance, sculpture, installation, and painting. This is the fourth annual presentation of Wet Paint, which highlights emerging artists in Los Angeles. On view through August 25, 2012.
Miss Van: Wild at Heart
Copro Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a solo show by painter and graffiti artist Miss Van. Wild at Heart features a series of paintings and drawings on paper and wood that combine images of women and cats. On view through September 1, 2012.
Carmichael Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception of a group show featuring works by Emol, Stinkfish, and Zio Ziegler. The works of all three artists are inspired by urban streets and cityscapes and often rooted in graffiti. On view through September 1, 2012.
Brandi Milne: Before I Hide Away
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a solo show by Southern California-based artist Brandi Milne. The 14 paintings in Before I Hide Away explore the themes of love and loss. On view through September 5, 2012.
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works on paper by artists including Lorene Anderson, Judith Belzer, Sara Bright, Richmond Burton, David Eddington, Roger Herman, Tama Hochbaum, Linda Jacobson, and Masaru Kurose. Pieces include woodblocks and illustrations. On view through September 1st, 2012.
Trunk Gallery (Venice)
Opening reception for a group exhibition of black and white photographic works by artists including Rachel Bujalski, Mark Daybell, Hayley Fisk, Trish Herremans, and Sal Moreyra. Photographic styles include documentary, narrative, portrait, conceptual, landscape, experimental, and installation. On view through September 22, 2012.
Summer Festival at The Huntington
Huntington Museum (San Marino)
The Huntington celebrates of the centenary of Julia Child with an evening of French food and music. This event includes a performance by the award-winning Southwest Chamber Music that will feature works by composers including Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The Gallery is open to concert goers before the concert and during intermission. Tickets are $28-$45 and available online.
Still from Eating Grass by Alia Syed, courtesy of the artist and LACMA