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JR TED Prize

Artist JR discusses his Wish at the 2011 TED Prize Wish

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Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence
Korean Cultural Center Gallery: 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Exhibition Reception – THIS Sat. 3/5 from 2 to 4 pm
Public Conversation – Sat. 3/26 from 2 to 4 pm
To RSVP email Lonnie ( or call 310-396-0317

The Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence exhibition features the uplifting and powerful artworks, words and stories from a two-year collaboration with renowned artist Kim Abeles, AWBW and 800 survivors of domestic abuse. The opening reception date runs concurrent with the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and will launch the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the healing work of A Window Between Worlds.

PEARLS OF WISDOM: END THE VIOLENCE is a compelling exhibition and installation by renowned artist Kim Abeles that tackles the critical social issue of domestic violence in a refreshing way. Free of past conceptions that regard survivors only as victims, or treats intimate partner violence as something to be hidden from view, Abeles publicly shares their life lessons as the vital source material for a long overdue social dialogue on domestic violence and how it can be stopped.

Organized on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), the only national nonprofit using art to end domestic violence, this exhibition features the potent words, advice and images by more than 800 survivors and community members who participated in a two-year community engagement project, also called Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence.

For her partnership with AWBW, Abeles drew on her passion for social change, her own history as a survivor, and her long career of working with community groups. Using the metaphor of valuable pearls formed inside oysters in response to a hurtful irritant, workshop participants recast personal memories of domestic pain into objects of beauty that are also significant of their courage, strength, solidarity and clear thinking.

Abeles’ display of so many iridescent pearls, each unique in its symmetry yet connected one to another, forms an impressive social metaphor. With this exhibition, she creates a unique forum for public engagement by documenting the private wisdom of the workshop participants in artist’s books, on the gallery walls and in videos embedded in a signature sculptural table. By simultaneously evoking our curiosity and compassion, Abeles builds a common ground to educate and inspire action.

The full color, 102-page catalog that accompanies the exhibition includes essays by art and activism pioneers Suzanne Lacy and Barbara T. Smith, as well as contributions from Kim Abeles, Suvan Geer, Sandra Mueller and AWBW founding artist Cathy Salser.

Please stop by this special public installation on human rights and private dignity at the Korean Cultural Center Gallery: 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Public Conversation – Sat. 3/26 from 2 to 4 pm: The public can join the conversation on art and activism at the Korean Cultural Center. The Ending Violence with Art & Activism panel features artist-activists Kim Abeles, Suzanne Isken, Suzanne Lacy, Nathalie Sanchez, Cathy Salser and Barbara T. Smith, moderated by project chair Sandra Mueller. Join us for a lively artists’ conversation and learn more about the art community that Windows supports – art that makes human rights and social change its priority.

The public is invited to contribute their ‘own pearl of wisdom’ in solidarity with the survivors at our community pearls blog at

Community Pearls – Create Yours Today: Help us sustain the momentum of this landmark project to end the violence by contributing your own ‘pearl of wisdom’ in our new exhibits area. Our goal is to gather one community pearl in reply to each of the 800 pearls that were created by survivors.

Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence is supported by grants from the Creative Connection Fund of The James Irvine Foundation as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, Durfee Foundation, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Target, the Women’s Foundation of California and many generous individuals. Added outreach was made possible by the Pearls of Wisdom Advisory Board.

Phantom Galleries LA Presents:
JR @ TED at Phantom Galleries LA
170 N Promenade, Long Beach, CA 90802

"JR @ TED " photo by Liza Simone

TED Prize launch is open to the public! One Artist, One Wish, to change the world.

In the spirit of JR’s work and in an unusual move, this typically exclusive TED experience will embrace the general public and invite everyone in for a visit. You can help JR launch his wish by visiting the JR @ TED gallery

Noon to 7pm on Thursday, March 3, 2011
10am to 7pm Friday, March 4, 2011

"JR @ TED " photo by Liza Simone

"JR @ TED " photo by Liza Simone

From Liza (Phantom Galleries):
Phantom Galleries LA meets TED: “The art world has been changing for sometime now. Within the larger themes that have emerged, certain artists or movements have changed the way the public interacts with art. Specifically, street artists have given birth to an entire new thinking of where art can function. Keeping good company with street art, a recent trend has manifested that I have a personal stake in: the pop-up, temporary public art organized in vacant spaces. The pop-up gallery redefines what it means to have an otherwise unused space and transform it, hopefully, into a culturally enriching environment for all to enjoy. In Los Angeles, a magnet and spawning ground for creative types with uniquely rich imaginations, the pop-up and street art both naturally thrive. Both put contemporary fine art into accessible locations, pushing art into everyday life while creating unexpected art experiences. This inspires an environment that is rich and deep with possibility where anything can happen. Where a vacant storefront can host a Bill Viola exhibition in his hometown or a George Herms Jazz Opera Workshop can occur surrounded by a Farmlab social sculpture next to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Where someone like me, out of sheer will with less than one bootstrap to her name, can launch a program like Phantom Galleries LA and 6 years and over 450 exhibitions later end up hosting and inviting all of you to a TED Conference event.

Phantom Galleries LA first became a TED Prize partner for James Nachtwey’s prize wish Phantom Galleries LA hosted screenings for Nachtwey’s TEDprize, bringing the wish to the streets for the public to see all over Los Angeles. It was a simple wish: spread the story, stop the disease. Our faint PGLA logo still holds its place as a TED Prize partner next to Nokia, TIME, and Adobe on the site.”

arts>Brookfield presents Wisdom
… a collection of large format photographs of leaders and visionaries around the world. The exhibit runs from February 21-April 1 at the Bank of America Plaza.


Art Los Angeles Contemporary @ Barker Hangar Jan. 27-30

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, now in its second year, is Los Angeles’ international contemporary art fair held January 27-30, 2011.

After a successful inaugural edition produced in West Hollywood at the Pacific Design Center, the art fair relocates in 2011 to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The new venue allows the fair to grow to accommodate more art galleries and large scale special projects in an expansive venue with soaring 40 foot ceilings.

The fair presents 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants showcase some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.

In addition, the fair hosts a comprehensive programming series, including world class artist talks, museum curator led panel discussions, and an artist film screening and performance series. Special events are staged on site at the art fair as well as throughout the city in satellite locations.

Home to internationally renowned museums, leading art schools, hundreds of contemporary galleries, and a prodigious number of practicing artists, Los Angeles serves as the perfect landscape for a progressive, international contemporary art fair.

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Opening Night: Thursday, January 27, 8–10pm
Friday, January 28, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 29, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 30, 11am–6pm

Tickets will be available online for pre-sale nearer the date of the event, as well as at the box office during the fair.
Public Admission 1-day Pass: $18
Public Admission 3-day Pass: $28

Parking: Parking is available on-site at the fair for $10.
The 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show Jan. 19-23, 2011

The 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show opens tomorrow in downtown! Previews to come…
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This year’s Los Angeles Art Show takes place from January 19-23 at the Convention Center. “Rembrandt to Ruscha and Beyond:” Painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video, over 100 prominent galleries from around the globe. Located in the heart of LA and immediately adjacent to an exciting and diverse arts community, luxury hotels, and world-class restaurants, the Los Angeles Art Show plays host to an international art-buying public, reconfirms the ambitions and commitment of LA’s homegrown collectors, and further defines the city of Los Angeles as a global art-hub.

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Friday, January 21, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11am – 5pm

Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This year’s Los Angeles Art Show will also include a significant grouping of Chinese Galleries who have never shown works outside of China, providing an opportunity for visitors to see what’s really hot in Asian Art at the show from January 19-23, 2011.

A special Asian Contemporary exhibition presented by 53 Art Museum from Guangzhou, China, curated and sponsored by the prominent Asian art magazines Art Gallery Magazine and Gallery Sights, will be a highlight of the Los Angeles Art Show’s China Today Program. ‘Three Walkers-Crossing Over’ features works by Feng Feng, Qin Jin & Liu Qin-Yuan curated by Mr. Hu Ze.

The Opening Night Premiere Party, hosted by Kat von D (star of LA Ink) will help The Art of Elysium to expand its program, to bring arts to critically ill hospitalized children, and increase substantially the number of school children who visit the Getty through the Getty Museum’s Education Department program for Title-One School visits.

The Los Angeles Art Show features:

-China Today Contemporary Art Program

-The Rising Tide Film: Shot in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen in the summer of 2006, this documentary, directed by Robert Adanto, explores China’s march toward the future through the works of some their most talented photographers and video artists.

-Lectures featuring artists Robert Williams & Tao Dong Dong

-Daily live street art with artist Andrew Hem

-Rarely/Unseen: A Private Collection of Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson

-Kin: A Special exhibition of Los Angeles Sister Cities curated by Peter Mays of the LA Art Association and Nancy Meyer, Curatorial Assistant of Contempoary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

-Feminist Art in Los Angeles lecture featuring Cheri Gaulke, Meg Linton, Rachel Rosenthal & Linda Vallejo, moderated by Dr. Betty Brown with comments by Peter Frank

-Book signing by Bram Dijkstra

-The IFPDA Fine Print Fair

-Print-Making Demonstrations

-Screening of the Academy Award Nominated Film, “Four Stones for Kanemitsu”

-Curated walkthroughs in Chinese and Korean

-A Los Angeles Art Show mobile phone app.

Saturday (1/15) A+D Closing Reception for
Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA
A Retrospective ExhibitionNovember 4, 2010 – January 18,

This exhibition presents over fifty projects by Los Angeles architect Stephen Kanner, FAIA. Arranged in reverse chronology, the show focuses on the last ten years of his work, tracing a trajectory back to the architecture of his father Charles Kanner, FAIA, and his grandfather, I. Herman Kanner, AIA who founded Kanner Architects in 1946.

Stephen Kanner’s architectural works included over three hundred commercial, institutional and residential projects, most of which were in the Los Angeles area. He also designed homes in the Bay Area, Tennessee, New York, and Ghana, as well as 130 stores for PUMA in every major city in North America, Europe and Asia.

Having grown up in post-war Southern California consumer car culture as the son of visually-sophisticated parents (his mother Judith is a writer and designer), Kanner had an innate understanding of the way form, writ large, can affect mood and quality of life. Buildings, billboards, Disney’s Tomorrowland, the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Hollywood and its movies—all this—filtered through his grandfather’s legacy and his father’s daily work, helped develop Kanner’s sensitive eye for design, form, spectacle and structure.

Over the course of his twenty-five year practice Stephen Kanner explored various modes of architecture-as-visual-pleasure. Chuck Kanner was a second-generation modernist whose work adhered to the principle of “form follows function.” When Stephen became a partner at Kanner Architects in 1983, he introduced the exuberant building designs that became known as Pop Architecture, i.e. building-as-sign. The best example of this is In-N-Out Burger in Westwood, an interpretation of their red and yellow logo. Over time Kanner’s work moved away from image-based architecture towards making buildings that stressed materiality, visual rhythm, and color, but still had the humor and playfulness of his earlier work. This evolution can be clearly seen in the progression from his own 511 House to the Ross Snyder Recreation Center, 26th Street Affordable Housing, and the United Oil Gasoline Station which was completed in 2009.
TONIGHT! (1/12) Opening Reception: “Besos del Jardín,” Photographs by Rick Mendoza

Rick Mendoza Besos de Jardin

Rick Mendoza Besos de Jardin

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 12, 7pm – 11pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, January 27

410 Boyd St. (Restaurant and Bar) CORNER OF SAN PEDRO AND BOYD

The collection of works is a celebration of the photographic process and a reverie for the natural forms from a garden long gone. The photographs are gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes that have been toned to convey a feeling of nostalgia. They are not meant to be formal botanical studies – although that was the starting point for the work – but rather personal statements laden with subtle emotion.

Photographer Rick Mendoza explores the qualities of natural objects that emerge when they are scaled up in size or when the camera reveals the extraordinary textures and forms of familiar but generally unexamined objects such as seed pods and feathers. His work is most dramatic when he fuses the human form with common flora, producing an astounding angel, for example, with tattered palm-frond wings. – Jonathan Jerald
1/6 ROBERT VARGAS Presents RED ZEBRA (FREE) @ The Crocker Club

Theme: The future is neon!

Every first-Thursday of the month, the RED ZEBRA spectacular happens at The Crocker Club, the most uniquely downtown art event in L.A.. RED ZEBRA is often called the locals’ unofficial kickoff “pre-party” to the Downtown Art Walk. Hailed by the L.A. weekly as “the mayor of the downtown art walk”, artist ROBERT VARGAS presents a packed night of downtown’s finest creatives for the pageantry of ART/FASHION/MUSIC/ PERFORMANCE in “real” downtown style…

RED ZEBRA is inspired by “OUR Downtown” herself, bringing in 2011 with some of downtown’s brightest performers.. This is why locals live and what they love. Red Zebra is the platform to see Downtown’s creatives in “TRUE” artistic dialog with each other. A social movement that inspires via live performances, video installations, live painting, live music & fashion runway show & DJ’s!

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Comedy & Variety show in the Ghost bar starts @8PM
Hosted by Anthony DeVries
This month’s line up:
– Ali Breen
– Thom Vacca
– Terence Leclair
– Amanda Ohly
– Rye Silverman
– Chrissy Swanko
– Anthony DeVries

Following the comedy show, The ghost bar transforms into the GLASS DOOR hosted by OMEGA COLLEKTIV KNIGHTS & co-hosted by RUDE NESS. featuring resident stunt queen KIKI XTRAVAGANZA!!! hijinx ensue!
DJ David Banjela !

Opening the Maker’s set will be a bar-top burlesque performance by the Toledo show’s very own Leah & Heather!
Improvised Groove Music/ Jazz, Drum ‘n Bass

In the main room: Designer Beats by DJ ADAM XVI

The one and only MISS BARBIE QUE will undoubtedly bring down the house with a special performance, garnished with ALL the fixin’s.

The popular “peep show booths” with live performance models will be on display. Look but don’t touch!

Salon Pure – Downtown’s premier Salon, are the exclusive hair stylists for Red Zebra’s fashion shows. Located in the historic core, Salon Pure is bringing the elegance back to the heart of Los Angeles!
Visit them at:
– Artist Robert Vargas painting live
– LIVE TATOO ART by Artist Samantha Ceora
Fascinated by the art of ancient markings, realistic, twisted and dark images, Samantha’s style is musical, beautiful and moving. Watch her work live in the large booth!

– Rick Mendoza – Photography exhibit
Mendoza’s photography stands as modern record of Downtown Los Angeles & its litany of incredulous freaks, art, lovers of love & lovers of the night: a community that has bubbled up from within its bowels and birthed itself, drawing the wide-eyed, curious, & aroused gazes of tourists, residents, & everybody in between.
Rick will be taking portrait photos live, capturing the madness of the night in booth number one. Say hello!

SECURED PARKING across the street
Theme: The future is neon!


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*Please note: Currently the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk does not coordinate site specific events, gallery space, vendor space, exhibits, booths, music, food truck lots or other happenings for creative or entrepreneurial people. Please visit the Art Walk yourself and take the time to meet the local galleries, businesses and venue operators who self-administer and manage these events to negotiate your own creative concepts. Use caution and properly verify opportunities. Beware of deceptive imposters who try to capitalize on this free, public event. Community economic development is the point of Art Walking… There is room for everyone! See you there!

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