The Weekend Go Go – Part One: Photo L.A. and L.A. Art Show

Step right J.T. Burke's Paradise Circus at  the L.A. Art Show.
Step right up…to J.T. Burke‘s Paradise Circus at the L.A. Art Show.

Go Go’ers, the unofficial theme of the weekend is L.A.

Here’s to hometown pride and living the dream.

It’s good to be an Angeleno.

Platinum Art

The L.A. Art show is turning 20 with a bang.

Starting Thursday (with a fundraiser bash on Wednesday), the most internationally diverse art show in the country hosts 120 participating galleries featuring modern, contemporary, historic and traditional art from 22 countries.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Musn’t-miss highlights include:

Littletopia: the show-within-a-show curated by Noah Antieau of Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans includes cutting edge work from  galleries such as La Luz de Jesus, Copro Gallery, Corey Helford Gallery, Antena Estudio, and FIFTY24MX. PLUS, check out a couple of original Margaret Keane “Big Eyes” paintings from Thinkspace!

The Paradise Circus: J.T. Burke, known for his exquisitely trippy 2-D compositions utilizing vintage jewelry, gives a talk and tour of his first 3D work.  Burke calls the installation “a physical and conceptual mash-up of confession booth, cathedral steeple and big top tent.”  Of COURSE you want to check this out.

Cartwheel Art Walking Tour: Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art, leads a special Saturday walking tour of DTLA’s vibrant Arts District with street art, artists, historians, entrepreneurs, businesses, studios and Arts District movers and shakers.  The latter includes panelists at Sunday’s Dialogs LA The Arts District: The Development of an Art Scene and the Art of Development, which the tour is designed to complement.

Ms. Go Go is cashing in vacation days to make it a four-day weekend.

You’ll want to seriously consider doing the same.

L.A. ART SHOWWed, Jan 14 (Opening gala); 8-11pm. Thurs, Jan 15-Sat, Jan 17 (show); 11am-7pm.  Sun, Jan 18, 11am-5pm. $15 -$250L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St,South Hall J & K, DTLA 90015.  For tix & more info, go HERE.

Zol Zayn - What If? by Jonas N.T. Becker (Shulamit Gallery) at photo L.A.
Zol Zayn – What If? by Jonas N.T. Becker who will be at photo L.A. with fellow Shulamit Gallery artists Inbal Abergil and Jessica Shokrian.

***Double your art fun by taking the shuttle bus from the L.A. Art Show to photo L.A.!***

Oh Snap!

Put down the Instagram and get ready for shock and awe.

photo L.A. is in town.

The 24th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, as it’s formally known, features 50+ galleries from around the globe.

Renowned L.A. chronicler Catherine Opie is this year’s honoree and will attend the gala fundraiser on Thursday.  Friday through Sunday, the less moneyed among us can check out new and vintage photographic works as well as video and multimedia installations.

There’s no shortage of unique exhibits and extracurricular programs including docent tours with museum photo curators throughout the extended weekend.

This year, photo L.A. is partnering with Mack Sennett Studios for their first photo exhibit; check out Phil Stern’s candid shots of Hollywood greats like the Rat Pack, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlon Brando.

You’ll also want to check out Off the Clock, which features images taken by photographers when they weren’t on assignment.

On Friday, take a long lunch for The Photographic Scene: Los Angeles in the Seventies: a panel discussion facilitated by gallerist, collector and writer Stephen White.  Or make it a late lunch for the Photography and Architecture panel discussion moderated by Barbara Bestor: architect and executive director of the Woodbury University Julius Shulman Institute.

Saturday, supermodel Angela Lindvall joins Ivan Shaw, Executive Photography Director of Vogue, and a group of fashion and costume experts to talk about the influence of the Los Angeles landscape as well as the Hollywood movie industry on fashion.

Wear your sharpest duds.

Prepare to be amazed.

PHOTO L.A.Thurs, Jan 15; 7-10pm (opening gala). Fri, Jan 16 – Sat, Jan 17, 11am – 7pm; Sun, Jan 17, 11am-6pm. $15 – $450The Reef/L.A. Mart, 1933 Broadway, DTLA 90007. For tix and more info, go HERE.

Hurry over to photo l.a.
Hurry over to photo l.a.

Stay tuned for The Weekend Go Go, Part 2!

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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