MORE ART HERE - Open Studios
MORE ART HERE is an artist organized casual Open Studios. Over 25 artists will open their studios while they work inviting visitors to CONNECT + COLLECT directly.
This weekend, art enthusiasts, patrons and curators are invited to look inside the artist’s studio. Studio artists will be on hand to talk about their work from conceptually driven to traditional mediums.
Participating artists: Janine Brown, Stephanie Cate, Gregg Chadwick, Claudia Concha Perea, Lola del Fresno, Wendy Edlen, Judith Golden, Deborah Lynn Irmas, Christiane Johnson, Sheila Karbassian, Sally Lamb, Jackie Nach, Maddy Le Mel, Luigia Martelloni, Susie McKay Krieser, Malvina Milliron, Shae Rocco, Paula Rosen, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Gwen Samuels, Rebecca Setareh, Elham Sagharchi, Diane Silver, Pamela Simon-Jensen, Doni Silver Simons, Collin Stark, Joan Wulf, Karen Woo and more.
Arena 1 Gallery hosts a special 4 day pop-up exhibition, “Points of Departure” curated by Maurizzio Hector Pineda featuring the Resident artists of the Santa Monica Art Studios.
Thursday 4:30pm & 7:30pm: Artist, Doni Silver Simons and composer, Michelle Green Willner, D.M.A. from Columbia University, present “Fragments,” Featuring dancers Nicole Powell, Natalie McCall, Robin Wilson, and solo violinist/violist, Sharon Jackson.
Friday 1pm: Artist, Claudia Concha Perea produces a large scale interactive performative painting experience titled “Metamorphosis.” This work of art activism invites the viewers to participate so the collective effort becomes the art and is inspired by a larger scale project in her native Colombia.
Saturday 1-3pm: "Me Too - Art and Feminism Now,” a panel talk moderated by Kathleen McHugh, Chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA.
Guest panelists include:
Yareli Arizmendi - Actress-Writer
Michele Pred - Artist, Activist represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Kim Schoenstadt - Contemporary Artist and founder and spearhead of NOW BE HERE
Krista Suh - Feminist, Artist, Hollywood screenwriter & co-creator of The Pussyhat Project
Panel is organized by Artist Gregg Chadwick
A few artists planted seeds for this event last year by asking all studio mates of Santa Monica Art Studios to open their studios during Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s 2017 Art Fair. With the success of 2017, we’re back and invite visitors to this year's weekend of MORE ART HERE.
MORE ART HERE is located across the street from and concurrent with Art Los Angeles Contemporary and just a short shuttle ride away from the stART Up Fair LA in Venice.
Complimentary Shuttle between MORE ART HERE and stART Up Fair at The Kinney Hotel and will be available hourly. The shuttle stops will be located on the west side of 3026 Airport Avenue and The Kinney Hotel, Venice.