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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Play of Light

Went to see "Meant to Be Lived In", which is a house above a hill in Pasadena with Light Installations by Olafur Eliasson. The experience is both playful and intense. I am very fond of light and I was happy to find myself in an environment completely turned over to the play of light (as well as delciously cool). There was one part where the contrast between prismatic light and the complete dark was so powerful that I felt that if I reached into the dark part that my hand might not encounter a wall. I was a little relieved that it did. In other places the more we stared the more we saw. To add to the joy two good friends from the other side of town spontaneously materialized before us while we were there. The exhibition ends May 31st. It is a memorable experience. It is located at 1472 Inverness, Pasadena.

It is worth noting that Inverness is not accessible between St. Katherine Drive and Edgehill Place. Instead it is much easier to get on Inverness from Linda Vista. As usual I learned this from trial and error( and luckily for me my friend arrived first and she was able to direct me over her cell).

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Art Events This Weekend

On Saturday the SCWCA presents Sherry Frumkin, gallery owner and Co- director of the recently opened Santa Monica Art Studios on a private tour, at 1:30 pm. This complex is set an historic 20,000 square foot hangar at Santa Monica Airport. Address is 3026 Airport Avenue. This event requires registration.

This weekend is the Venice Art Walk and silent auction. The Venice Art Walk features self-guided tours of over 60 local private working studios and homes of notable Venice artists and private collectors. The event also features a food faire, located at the Westminster School, offering gourmet cuisine, an al fresco cocktail garden and live jazz performances. The event benefits the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States.The Venice Art Walk features self-guided tours of over 60 local private working studios and homes of notable Venice artists and private collectors. The event also features a food faire, located at the Westminster School, offering gourmet cuisine, an al fresco cocktail garden and live jazz performances. The event benefits the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the United States. The silent auction is open on Saturday and is free.

On Sunday Molly Barnes is having a salon, at 2:00 at the Ambrose Hotel, 20th and Arizona in Santa Monica, featuring Peter Shire. Peter is a World Famous Artist known for his Ceramic Teapots, Sculpture, Architectural Fixtures, Color Consultation and Fine Art Drawings.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Downtown Art Walk

I went yesterday on the Downtown Art Walk with a friend, another artist, who fortunately has a good sense of direction. Even with a map I generally march off in the wrong direction.

I particularly enjoyed Bert Green Fine Art and Pharmaka, as well as MJ Higgins. At Bert Green there was a piece by Iris Polos, "Beluga" that caught my attention and made me want to see more.