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FREE GUIDED GALLERY TOUR – 6:30PM
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Boardroom Gallery
390 West 7th Street
Join the First Thursday Artwalk tour and enjoy a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro. Each month is different, featuring visits to about 3 galleries/studios. Visitors interact with the artists and curators to learn more about their techniques and inspiration.

  • The tour begins at 6:30pm in the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery. The current artist is Kohijiro Kinno kohjirokinno.com, a photographer based in Southern California. While not shooting sports related images for editorial and corporate clients, he surfs, shoots in the ocean near his home and practices kendo in the evening.
  • Next stop is the opening of Gallery Azul’s galleryazul.com First Annual POE! Exhibit, art inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Artist created pieces inspired by Poe’s work. Poe gained worldwide fame for his dark, macabre tales of horror, practically inventing the genre of Gothic Literature. Experience a visual tribute to this creative, flawed, individual.  Featured is art by Chuymosca.
  • The National Watercolor Society nationalwatercolorsociety.org presents the 97th International Exhibition with masterworks from around the globe and is open to all current members as well as non-members. This Exhibition is juried by three highly qualified jurors plus one specially chosen Awards Juror. The juried show includes both cash and merchandise awards, $40,000+. Artists whose paintings are selected for the show are invited to submit additional samples of their work for evaluation and acceptance into NWS as a Signature member.


MICHAEL STEARNS STUDIO 347
347 West 7th Street

DIASPORGASMMichael Stearns Studio 347 in conjunction with South Bay Contemporary Gallery presents a co-located multi-media exhibition Diasporagasm. Curated by Beyoncenista – artist April Bey’s alter ego – acts as a performance, bringing together melanated artists working in Los Angeles, Haiti, Ghana, the Caribbean and West Africa.
Exhibition runs Oct. 5 through Nov. 18, 2017

PARKHURST ART GALLERY
439 West 6th Street
Save The Date . . .
“Metamorphosis”: A Transformative new body of work by Master Artist Rino Gonzalez. Exhibit Opening Reception 10/21,  6 – 10 PM.


GALLERY 478
478 West 7th Street
ELLWOOD T RISK
blink•point
9.7 – 11.25, 2017

TransVagrant Projects and Gallery 478 are pleased to present blink•point, recent work by Ellwood T. Risk. The exhibition opens on September 7 and an Artist’s Reception will be held on Saturday, September 9, from 4 – 7 PM.

Ellwood T. Risk is a self-taught artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 1992. The artist has kept studios in San Diego, Venice, The Santa Monica Airport, Mar Vista, and most recently, San Pedro.

Risk appropriates, alters, re-contextualizes, shoots (here and there), and re-presents the ordinary in unanticipated iterations. Targets from the shooting range, newsprint text, cartoon characters, social media icons, personal and borrowed photographs, all lovingly arranged and presented in the guise of commercial design production, veil the critique beneath the surface sheen. Informed more by Banksy’s edgy, graphic stencil works than Burroughs’ brutal Shotgun Paintings, Risk confronts current events head-on and point blank.

In the artist’s words: “We are, all of us, targets in one way or another. Even before we are old enough to understand them in any meaningful way, or the role they will play in our lives; we are targeted by social norms, religions, various forms of print and electronic media, corporations, advertisers, and governments. None of us are exempt from exposure to these fixed cultural elements of our existence, or the means by which they attempt to impose their will upon us.”

Risk’s work can be found in many private and public collections in the US and internationally. His most recent solo exhibitions were held at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, and Hall/Spassov, Bellevue, in 2016.

blink•point runs through November 25. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM, and by appointment. For additional information please call 310-600-4873 or 310-732-2150.


LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
rebidishu III, Katy Crowe, recent paintings
September 30 – November 30, 2017
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present rebidishu III, Recent Paintings by Katy Crowe. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, September 30, from 4 – 7PM.Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else. Abstract art is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be interpreted to stand for virtues ranging from order and purity, to simplicity and spirituality. In the case of Crowe, virtue is obtained by process and intuition. Paint chasing after paint in sophisticated albeit unanticipated color, veils of transparency punctuated with informed and informal drawing, spatial complexity and pictorial directness are hallmarks of her practice.
Her work is authentic – there is a feeling that she needed to make these images.Educated at the Art Students League, NYC, Santa Barbara Art Institute, and Maryland Institute / College of Art, Katy Crowe’s work has been exhibited most recently at 60 Wall Street Gallery, Deutsche Bank, NYC, and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, and can be found in many private and public collections.

rebidishu III runs through November 30. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 4 PM, and by appointment. For additional information please call Ron Linden, 310-233-4411 or 310-600-4873.


ANGELS GATE CERAMIC ARTIST AT ROOKIE POOL MURAL

“Hey Rookie” Gaffey Street Pool Mural – Approx. 8’ x 30’,
handmade hand painted ceramic tile.

Born in Oakland, CA, Elyse Pignolet is an American with Filipino heritage. She attended CSU San Francisco, and in 2001 she lived and studied in Madrid and Barcelona. Pignolet received a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach in 2007. Her studies included an intensive ceramics tour through Mainland China and Korea in 2007. She was awarded a CSULB Travel Scholarship for Art in 2008 and, traveled to Portugal to study traditional Portuguese tile making.

Elyse Pignolet is currently installing her mural depicting the history of the port and San Pedro at the new opened Hey Rookie Pool. Elyse’s design was chosen among many entries and given the commission to design fabricate and install her vision.

“When approaching this public project I drew on the traditions of European and Latin American ceramic tile murals. This tradition utilizes blue glazes on white tiles to depict people and scenes of historic importance. The mural tradition is widespread throughout Europe and Latin American, particularly visible in Portugal and Mexico. The tiles are decorative, historic, commemorative, and durable – lasting centuries.
I imagine a contemporary ceramic tile mural drawing on these traditions but also on our own local history to create a dynamic mural that portrays some of the elements and peoples of San Pedro’s history.”


LAW OFFICE OF JOHN DROOYAN – CELEBRITIES’ PHOTOGRAPHS
259 West 7th Street

See photos from the John Drooyan Celebrities series, “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie” and “CAT In The Hat”: a series of photos of Southern California street performance artists, musicians, and celebrity look a likes. Actual framed size approximately is 22.65″w x 32″h.

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Deadline: October 30, 2017

PROJECT BACKGROUND
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Public Art Division, is seeking professional artists interested in creating permanent public art for the new Wilmington Waterfront Promenade (“WWP”), a project of the Port of Los Angeles. This public art opportunity for the WWP is administered by DCA, in compliance with the City’s Public Percent for Art policy and in partnership with the Port.

The WWP will be located at the southernmost end of Avalon Boulevard and extend to the north and west of Water Street in LA’s Wilmington neighborhood within the City’s 15th Council District <la15th.com/district_map>. The WWP will be a total of 363,000 square feet and its design includes a combination of passive and active outdoor spaces such as walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. The WWP is the second phase of the Port’s implementation of the Wilmington Waterfront Master Plan adopted in 2007. The WWP was designed to connect local residents and regional visitors to the water, and it aligns with the core goals of the Mayor’s 2015 Sustainable City Plan: Environment, Ecology, and Equity.


On October 21st, the PBID and the Arts District invite the public to explore the galleries and artist lofts, dine in our unique eateries and stay for a show or listen to music at local bars and restaurants.

The Saturday ArtWalk activities will include:
·         Over 30 artists and galleries
·         Free PBID Trolleys
·         Live Music
·         Free Guided ArtWalk Tours at 2:30, leaving from Sirens – 357 West 7 Street
·         Live Painting

The PBID and the Arts District want to add a weekend ArtWalk in order to give out of area arts patrons a chance to visit our artists and galleries. This effort is in addition to the 20 year old First Thursday ArtWalk, which is still going strong.

The free guided ArtWalk tours will be offered at 2:30, leaving from Sirens Java and Tea, 357 West 7th Street. Live music and painting will happen again and the free PBID Trolleys will be running throughout the historic downtown core of San Pedro.

NILS
CABARET

520 W. 8th Street

1st Thursday Art Walk, October 5th

Nils is the creator of some of the most identifiable smooth jazz hits including, “Pacific Coast Highway”, “Let’s Bounce,” “Jump Start”, “Summer Nights”, “Catnap” and “Shake It”; literally he has had over FIFTEEN top 20 radio hits! Nils has headlined at some of the most popular smooth jazz clubs & festivals across the US and Europe. His new CD will be launched with a new record label in early 2018. ​ NilsMusic.com​



STORY ROAD
GRAND ANNEX
434 West 6th Street

Friday, October 6th, 8 PM

Fronted by Colleen Raney fresh off tour with Celtic super group Solas, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Davidson, Stuart Mason and John Weed of Molly’s Revenge. Story Road delivers traditional Irish tunes and more. Tickets & more info: grandvision.org


SCARY STORIES 15
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street
Saturday, October 28th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Snuggle up around the bonfire for an all-new program of scary stories (with sound effects!) suitable for all ages. Fresh frights await you! Picnics welcome; bring your own seating and dress warmly so you don’t get the shivers!$5 general admission; children 6 & under – free

LITTLE FISH THEATRE
777 Centre Street
BOEING BOEING
SEPT 22 – OCT 21

by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross & Francis EvansA zany French farce featuring the swinging bachelor Bernard and his 3 stewardesses – all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Turbulence abounds when airline schedules change and they all end up at his Parisian flat at the same time! “Fasten your seatbelts for the most deliriously funny flight of your life.” – MAIL ON SUNDAY.All seats open seating except for season subscribers. NO LATE SEATING.

Buy Boeing Boeing tickets.


LITTLE FISH THEATRE
777 Centre Street
ON THE VERGE OR
THE GEOGRAPHIC YEARNING
SEPT 28 – OCT 19

by Eric OvermyerEquipped with dialogue as pithy as their helmets, a fearless feminine Victorian trio take it upon themselves to discover the mystery of things as they set out for Terra Incognita and discover the future. They travel from highest Himalaya to deepest Africa to suburban-est suburbia. “A frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion…” – THE NEW YORK POSTAll seats open seating except for season subscribers. NO LATE SEATING.