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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center Artmaking Workshop
Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center (Agua Dulce)
This free two day workshop invites the public to make rammed earth time capsules and work on the construction of a new public art sculpture at noted geological site Vasquez Rocks. Led by LA-based art team Didier Hess, the event features noontime lectures by experts on local pre-history, ancient rock art, and geology. No experience is necessary. Required registration available at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Vasquez Rocks and Didier Hess’ inspiration, check out ForYourArt’s Public Art Alert.
Bob Law: Castle XXXIX, 1976
Redling Fine Art (Mid-City)
Final day of the exhibition Bob Law: Castle XXXIX, 1976. This show features a single painting, by the late British artist in addition to the text of his 1964 lecture “The Necessity for Magic in Art.”
Hester Street Fair
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
This outdoor market features art, crafts, clothing, and more from more than 140 local merchants. The Hester Street fair also includes live music, food, and a craft beer garden. Admission is free.
Art Talk: Marta Soul
Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City)
This free event features a discussion with Spanish photographer Marta Soul, who will discuss her work Idilios. This book explores the concepts of love and happiness via a series of images depicting one woman in myriad romantic situations with various men.
“Text : Message” (The Alchemy of text-based Art)
Bleicher Gallery (Mid City)
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring works that incorporate text messaging. The art in “Text: Message” explores the question of whether art enhances the power of text, or vice versa. Participating artists include Stephen Anderson, Nicola Anthony, Alexandra Grant, and Jim Jenkins. On view through September 10, 2012.
A Thousand Pieces
DAC Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for A Thousand Pieces, an exhibition of mosaics and ceramic sculptures by local artists supported by the non-profit organizations ECF Art Centers and Piece by Piece. Both organizations serve the developmentally disabled communities of Los Angeles. On view through September 6, 2012.
We’ve Got Issues and Blood
WWA Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Presented by quarterly magazine Color Ink Book, We’ve Got Issues features new and original black and white pieces by pop surrealist, avant garde, underground, and street artists. The works in Blood explore the fascination with the substance through paintings and drawings. Both shows on view through September 22, 2012.
Margaret Haines and Orlando Tirado: Billy + Jean and Margaret Honda and Akina Cox: The New Byzantium
Commonwealth & Council (Wilshire Center)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Margaret Haines and Orlando Tirado. Billy + Jean explores the characters played by Jean Harlow and Billy the Kid in the 1968 play The Beard. Also concurrently on view are recent artist’s editions by Margaret Honda and Akina Cox printed by New Byzantium, a design studio and press in Los Angeles. Both shows on view through September 1, 2012.
Steven Harrington: Insideout
Known Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Steven Harrington. Insideout features new works including paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures. The show’s catalog is published by Switzerland-based publishing house Nieves. On view through September 1, 2012.
Concord (Cypress Park)
This one year birthday party and fundraising event for Concord features an art show and auction, performances, and live music. Featured artists include Sam Durant, Ellen Birrell, Ramak Fazel, Amy Howden-Chapman, Simone Montemurno, Andy Robert, David Bunn, Sage Paisner, and Shelley Harrison. Admission is $7 at the door.
Remain in Balance, Steven Harrington. 2012. Courtesy of ABOVAV.