Around L.A.: Cause for Creativity: The Alchemy of Grooming SMMoA (Santa Monica) 2–5pm In partnership with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, SMMoA presents a workshop teaching you to make your…
Exhibition Discussion: Eric Owen Moss & Audience of Objects Exhibitors: “SCI-Arc director Eric Owen Moss discusses the Audience of Objects exhibition, currently on view at SCI-Arc, with exhibitors: Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, B+U; Hernan Diaz Alonso, Xefirotarch; Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung, Hodgetts + Fung; Elena Manferdini, Atelier Manferdini; Alexis Rochas, I/O; and Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, and PATTERNS. The exhibition includes six projects previously on view in the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, with an objective to use imaginative design to communicate the prospects of architecture and urban design.” – SciArc. March 16, 7 p.m.
Painted Over/Under Part 3:
LACE will be having a closing reception and panel discussion
on the urban landscape of Los Angeles, part of the “Making Place” exhibit. “Making Place showcases two-dimensional, abstracted vignettes of the Los Angeles cityscape. As both an exercise in artful placemaking and a response to the powerful imagery of forgotten urban landscapes, Making Place explores the myriad ways Los Angeles has layered itself into a complex network of activity at once dense and urbanistically challenged. The exhibition further explores the impact of sprawl, developer-led density, and transportation and water access, among other concerns.” The panel will feature artist Kim Schoenstadt, curator Erin Cullerton, John Frane, Hadrian Predock, Marc Salette, and Florencia Pita, and will be moderated by KCRW’s own Frances Anderton. March 17, 2011. 7-9 p.m.
Get Creative with Blik
: Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast series for “creative types,” will feature Blik
co-founder Scott Flora on March 18. Blik
is a Venice graphic design firm now famous for its innovative wall decals. Recently, Blik was named as one of Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Brilliant Ideas
for 2010. The event consists of a 20-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute discussion (and coffee, of course). March 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Free.
Cause for Creativity – The Alchemy of Grooming: Ever wonder what’s in your shampoo? Nothing good, say some studies and cosmetic purists. On Sunday, the Santa Monica Museum of Art will host a workshop on making one’s own cosmetics and packaging, called “the Alchemy of Grooming.” “A screening of the animated short, The Story of Cosmetics will get participants resolving to get rid of toxins, make art, and make a difference,” SMMOA says. Admission $5; free for SMMoA members. 2-5 p.m. March 13.
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster: LACMA is opening two exhibitionsSunday. The first, “Human Nature,” is “the most extensive presentation of the museum’s permanent collection of contemporary art – approximately 75 works of art in diverse media.” The second is a stark series by Latvian Vija Celmins, who “engages a palette focused on the gradations between black and gray, and is known as a painter of refined representational images. The works on view in this exhibition focus on Celmins’ interest in war planes, smoking guns, and other images of death and disaster, reflecting the mediated view of the first televised war.” 11 a.m.–8 p.m. March 13.