Sunday, March 9th, Upper West Restaurant Welcomes Artist Vicki McClay!

Sunday, March 9th, Upper West Restaurant Welcomes Artist Vicki McClay!

Upper West Restaurant welcomes artist Vicki McClay with an opening reception Sunday March 9th. An advocate of art, at any day of the week, you can walk into Upper West to find the walls filled with art. On March 9th, Vicki McClay takes her turn. The artist was first introduced...
Im Bored and I Want to See Art: Pablo Bronstein at REDCAT

Im Bored and I Want to See Art: Pablo Bronstein at REDCAT

London-based artist Pablo Bronstein (Buenos Aires, 1977) opens a new exhibition at CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts – REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre) in Los Angeles.   This project functions as a “staged essay” where Bronstein once again
The Love of Photography…Passed on Through Generations

The Love of Photography…Passed on Through Generations

Saturday, December 7th from 6-9pm, Santa Monica Art Studios will host a holiday show. On view, two photographers share a love of photography, which was passed on to them by their families. “Photography is in my blood,” laughs landscape photographer, Scott Tansey. Both his parents and grandparents and his sister...
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Artists Greg Byers, Sona Mirzaei and More to Show at Santa Monica Art Studios, April 5th and 6th!

Artists Greg Byers, Sona Mirzaei and More to Show at Santa Monica Art Studios, April 5th and 6th!

This Saturday, and Sunday, April 5th and 6th…Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena 1 Gallery present “All Roads Lead to LA.” This two-night festival is produced in association with Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles and will spotlight Italian Art, Music, Fashion and more. Gallery director (SMAS), Yossi Govrin explains, “Originally, I met with...
Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Zhang Yu

Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Zhang Yu

For a man born in one of the oldest city (Tianjin) of China, Beijing-based artist Zhang Yu, trained in Chinese ink and wash works, seeks to extend beyond tradition through his work by experimenting with ink and wash works in unconventional ways of creating.
PastLense: Expose Westward - A Photo Series

PastLense: Expose Westward – A Photo Series

CloseUp: Deep Sea Mining

CloseUp: Deep Sea Mining

How are ecosystems respected if the intention causes direct disruption? Regardless of how the environmental efforts to protect the seabeds turn out to
Wild Finds Nue Kinds: Amazon Dead Leaf Toad, Rhinella Yunga

Wild Finds Nue Kinds: Amazon Dead Leaf Toad, Rhinella Yunga

Rhinella yungas, is a newly identified species of dead-leaf toad and masters of camouflage, thriving in the montane forest ecoregion, Yungas, of the Peruvian Amazon. The yungas frogs
Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Lucio Fontana

Artist You Might Want to Google Search: Lucio Fontana

An Argentinean-Italian painter, sculptor, and theorist, Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968) is best known for Spatialism or Spaziolismo. A theory where matter are explored and transformed into energy, a dynamic form that is to invade and disturb space. 
Short-à-Short: Dr. Easy

Short-à-Short: Dr. Easy

Dr. Easy is a prologue for a planned feature adaptation of ‘The Red Men’. Written and directed by Jason Groves, Richard Kenworthy and Christopher Harding. Synopsis is available on Shynola‘s vimeo page, and is purposely left out on Buckwheat so the short film can be experience with no expectations or premature judgments.
BEST OF 2013

BEST OF 2013

  TOP 10 REMIXES of 2013 Daft Punk // Random Access Memories (Vanderway Remix) Lana Del Rey // Summer Time Sadness (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) Ellie Goulding // Burn (Maths Time Joy Remix) Ed Sheeran // I See Fire (Kygo Remix) Miguel // Sure Thing (WISKIM Remix) Disclosure // You & Me (Flume Remix) Capital Cities...
Wild Finds Nue Kinds: Mountain Porcupine of Brazil, Coendou baturitensis

Wild Finds Nue Kinds: Mountain Porcupine of Brazil, Coendou baturitensis

Baturite porcupine, scientifically classified as Coendou baturitensis, is a newly identified porcupine species discovered by biologists Anderon Feijó and Alfredo Langguth of the Federal University of Paraíba.
Stream: Kelela CUT 4 ME

Stream: Kelela CUT 4 ME

 Deep beats straight through the skull, minimally take hold of your psyche, making that body sway oh so soulfully. L.A. based, Maryland raised, and Ethiopia rooted alternative R & B singer, Kelela, is a breath of fresh air. Let these tunes accompany you through, at times, the desolate winter nights.
The work of Brooke Harker Featured at The Beverly Hills artSHOW

The work of Brooke Harker Featured at The Beverly Hills artSHOW

The work of artist Brooke Harker will be on view this Oct. 19 and 20 as part of The Beverly Hills artSHOW. “This will be my second year participating in the Beverly Hills Art Show,” explains Harker. Last year, the artist enjoyed a successful weekend, selling paintings as well as booking several commissions at the...
Q.rated: Winter Bones - Jewelry W13 Picks

Q.rated: Winter Bones – Jewelry W13 Picks

The Photography of Nick Busco Will Be On View at the Venice ArtBlock!

The Photography of Nick Busco Will Be On View at the Venice ArtBlock!

Photographer Nick Busco has a busy schedule. In addition to writing a book featuring the first hand business of the music business. He is currently working on a rock documentary. The film features “the business” from the crew’s perspective. It starts in 1969 at Woodstock and features the personalities of the touring and road crews,...
Artist & Photographer J.J. L’Heuruex Mourns Slaughtered Species With Her Bags of Bones Series – Showing This Weekend at Santa Monica Art Studios

Artist & Photographer J.J. L’Heuruex Mourns Slaughtered Species With Her Bags of Bones Series – Showing This Weekend at Santa Monica Art Studios

Her Southern Ocean expeditions have led her to a number of abandoned whaling stations in South Georgia. She describes it…”On my second expedition to Antarctica the ship also visited South Georgia Island. Many of the bays previously had whaling stations in them. Grytviken, South Georgia, is a well know station as it is now a...
Carol Surface at Upper West

Carol Surface at Upper West

The art of Carol Surface will be featured in a solo exhibition at Santa Monica Restaurant, Upper West on Sunday, September 29. The restaurant currently features local talent, working in conjunction with the Beach Vault. Upper West is known for it’s cutting edge cuisine and specialty dishes. Chef Nick Shipp runs a first class kitchen at...
New Exhibition, "Stillness" Features Kindred Spirits at Topanga Canyon Gallery

New Exhibition, “Stillness” Features Kindred Spirits at Topanga Canyon Gallery

Topanga Canyon Gallery presents a new show titled “Stillness.” One might not think of putting these two artists together; the exhibition featuring artist Paula Fagan and photographer Felice Willat has something for everyone. “Our art is different, but we are kindred spirits,” insists Willat. “Paula’s abstract paintings express what I feel when I see extraordinary...
Sunday, September 8th, LA ArtCore Features Artist Julienne Johnson in Group Exhibition

Sunday, September 8th, LA ArtCore Features Artist Julienne Johnson in Group Exhibition

On September 8th, LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts presents the work of Julienne Johnson as part of “The Franklyn Liegel Memorial Exhibition,” a group exhibition curated by Lydia Takeshita. A driven artist, Johnson continues to push herself to the next level spending over forty hours a week in her studio. Johnson had attended...
Elephant Parade Features Artist Sona Mirzaei

Elephant Parade Features Artist Sona Mirzaei

Artist Sona Mirzaei is excited to be participating in the first Elephant Parade taking place on American soil, in California. Sona was the only Female American to participate in the Denmark Elephant parade and will once again be a featured artist at the first U.S. Elephant Parade. She also participated in in Singapore event. EP was created...
Thursday, June 20th, bG Gallery Features Artist Hadiya Finley

Thursday, June 20th, bG Gallery Features Artist Hadiya Finley

Artist Hadiya Finley has been creating art since she was just a child. She continued pursuing her dream throughout her life, when raising a family took a priority. Now as a grown woman who is enjoying her grandchild, she has continued on her path. Finley’s sculptures will be part of a group show entitled “Objectified...
June 8th and 9th, Get Ready for the Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Art Tour!

June 8th and 9th, Get Ready for the Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Art Tour!

“Can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend,” says artist Fae Horowitz, who will be taking part in the Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour. A member since 2007, Horowitz will be showing some of her popular favorites. She explains her process: “All of my work begins as a photograph. Hand coloring, digital processes...