KCRW is the radio sponsor for the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, which happens the second Thursday of every month and is free and open to the public. KCRW’s own Anthony Valadez will be there spinning. Also, I asked Art Walk Executive Director Jay Lopez to recommend a few stops for tonight’s event.
Details and Recomendations below!
Recommendations from Jay Lopez:
For Your Pleasure @ CB1 Gallery
CB1 Gallery is very pleased to present “For Your Pleasure,” an exhibition featuring the work of ten CB1 Gallery artists: Chuck Agro ,Martin Durazo, Larry Mantello, Tameka Norris, Chris Oatey, Hilde Overbergh, Mira Schor, Susan Silas, Amy Yoes and HK Zamani. (see image above)
Broadway Theatre District Walking Tours with The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is presenting free monthly Broadway Theatre District Walking Tours, which include a preview photo presentation and an overview of the past and future of the Broadway Theatre District. Tours depart from the 2nd Floor of Clifton’s Cafeteria, at 7th and Broadway, at 6:30pm; 7:00pm; and 7:30pm. Tours last 30-45 minutes and there is limited capacity.
Chen Chieh-Jen: Empires Borders II– Western Enterprises, INC. @ REDCAT
Chen Chieh-jen’s powerful and haunting body of films examines the history of Taiwan within the larger context of globalization. In this exhibition, Chen presents a newly commissioned work entitled Empire’s Borders II – Western Enterprises, Inc. Inspired by his own difficulties in acquiring a visa to enter the United States, this multimedia video installation explores ideas of borders and boundaries within a shifting geopolitical landscape while also reflecting on the history of Taiwan-U.S. relations. Through Chen’s characteristically charged re-enactments, the figures in the film encounter the ghosts of history and move through the vacuous spaces of struggle, absence and erasure, which echo present-day realities.
DATE: Thursday, August 12, 2010
WHAT: The Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. It takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. As many as 25,000 people attend each month.
WHERE: Centered around Gallery Row on Main and Spring Streets in the historic core of Downtown LA
TIME: 12-9PM (there are also many activities after the official Art Walk festivities end at 9pm, like Drink and Draw at Casey’s Irish Pub)