SANTA MONICA ART STUDIOS ANNOUNCES 4th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR
SATURDAY, OCOTOBER 18TH, 2008 FROM 6 – 9 PM
SUNDAY, OCOTOBER 19TH, 2008 FROM 1 – 5 PM
OVER 34 ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT WORK IN OPEN STUDIOS. FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Directors of Santa Monica Art Studios Yossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin are pleased to announce the 4th Anniversary Celebration of their project of artist studios and exhibition space in an historic 22,000 square foot hangar at 3026 Airport Avenue in the Santa Monica Airport on Saturday, October 18th from 6 to 9 pm and Sunday, October 19th from 1 to 5 pm. More than 30 painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will open their studios for the event.
Also at Santa Monica Art Studios:
Arena 1, a 2400 square foot gallery where cutting edge work is being featured in shows organized by invited curators. During the anniversary event, Arena 1 will host LUNA LUNA In The Sky. Will You Make Me Laugh Or Cry? curated by Steven Hull. Past exhibitions have been curated by Julie Lazar, Malik Gaines, Bruria Finkel, Heather Harmon, among others and have featured the works of promising local artists as well as those from China, Korea and other important international art centers. In support of local artists, Santa Monica Art Studios has hosted exhibitions of the MFA graduates from Claremont, graduates from the Santa Monica College Art Mentors Program and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in the gallery.
Sherry Frumkin Gallery, co-founder of the studios, will present a solo exhibition of new work by Barbara Grover entitled Refuge(e): Moments With the Darfuri of Iridimi.
The studio of Yossi Govrin, an artist with more than two decades of experience running artist studios in Santa Monica, originally conceived the project as a way to address the loss of affordable studios in Santa Monica and developed the hangar with co-director Sherry Frumkin. See recent work and a momument to Donald W. Douglas in progress.
North and South Hangar Galleries, affordable rental exhibition spaces that provide opportunities for artists outside the project to show work in a professional setting. More than 10 additional artists will have work on view during the open house.