LA Agenda: Design and Arts Events in Southern CaliforniaAuthor:Valerie Chen
New Orlean’s Red Truck Gallery has made its way to the West Coast, bringing along its art collection Littletopia as part of the four-day LA Art Show. To make the cut, galleries had to meet strict expectations of high innovation, strong craftsmanship and clear disregard of convention. Canvases, mixed media, prints and sculptures comprise the types of art slated to participate. Besides checking out Littletopia, wander over to other exhibitions within the show’s three distinct sections: Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional Contemporary and the IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair. Opening night preview party is on Wednesday, Jan 15 from 8 – 11 p.m. Show runs from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 16 through Saturday, Jan 18; and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 19. General admission is $20 for one-day pass and $40 for a four-day pass (discount given when purchased online). VIP tickets range from $125 – $250. Prices listed do not include processing fees. Buy tickets online here. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J and K, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.
Featured programming at this year’s Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show includes design vignettes curated by influential Los Angeles interior designers (expect Sandra Espinet, Patrick Dragonette and Hutton Wilkinso, among others). The staged vignettes are meant to inspire onlookers with integrating art and design into a comfortable home, despite possible hindrances such as a lack of space. Ticket holders can also browse adjacent exhibitions showcasing sculptures, textiles, furniture and tribal art; they can even visit the concurrently running and neighboring LA Art Show for further creative exploration. Opening night preview party is on Wednesday, Jan 15 from 8 – 11 p.m. Show runs from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 16 through Saturday, Jan 18; and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 19. General admission is $20 for a one-day pass and $40 for a four-day pass. VIP tickets range from $125 – $200. Prices listed do not include processing fees. Designer Thursday provides free one-day entrance to the show for design industry professionals only (I.D. and business credentials required). Buy tickets online here. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall H, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.
For its 23rd international edition, photo l.a. returns once again to the City of Angels. To switch things up, however, there’s an exciting new location: the 60,000-square-foot Historic LA Mart Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The expanded space enables the most comprehensive photographic exhibition thus far. Programs of the three-day fair include docent-led tours, keynote speakers such as renowned photographer Gabriel Figueroa and panel discussions. Due to coinciding dates, photo l.a., along with the LA Art Show and Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show, are providing a shuttle bus between the two main venues to facilitate ultimate art devotion. Opening night gala is on Thursday, Jan 16, from 6 – 9 p.m. Show runs from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan 18; and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 19. General admission one-day pass: $20; Senior and Students one-day pass: $15; General admission weekend pass (fair entry only, programs/seminars not included): $30; Seniors and Students weekend pass: $25; All-Access Platinum V.I.P Card: $599; photo l.a. Programs All-Access Pass: $100; photo l.a. + Emerging Focus Programs Weekend Pass: $150. Prices listed do not include processing fees. See full ticket list and buy tickets online here. L.A. Mart, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles.
Add skills of hatching and hachures, half-pass, eccentric weaving and varied patterns under your belt when you attend Tapestry Weaving and the Language of Color, a workshop led by Tricia Goldberg. Hosted at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, the class will enhance your designs and explore the intuitive sense of how artists use coor. Goldberg is well-suited for the instructor job. With 25 years of dexterous experience and international fame, she often can be found teaching at her studio in Berkeley or traveling near and far to teach various workshops. Opens Friday, Jan 10 and runs until Sunday, Jan 12, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. General admission: $295; Members: $275. Sign up online here, or call (808) 543-8562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad Street (on the west end of the Mission Plaza), San Luis Obispo.
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