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Art Walk Preview for April, 2009

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, April 08, 2009, at 11:43PM
Photo + Shadow Ed Fuentes

Art Walk goers visit a temporary installation during the December event.

The Downtown Art Walk for April 2009 is here and a host of businesses are still joining in.

So are the craft vendors that crowd the sidewalks. An odd note: at last month's Art Walk a sidewalk vendor told me it was the crafts that made Art Walk popular.

Uh... no it isn't.

But enough soapbox... Here is a quick peek at this month's Downtown Art Walk. Dress warm, craft vendors. April showers are possible.

Bert Green Fine Art will offer a meet & greet with artists Viva Hoffmann and Carl Ramsey until 7pm. (102 W. 5th)

Pharmaka continues "TRANSformal," touted as "the Los Angeles manifestation in a series of international traveling shows by nine artists who are all engaged in a dialogue about Abstract Painting." (101 W. 5th)

Crewest will have live painting and music, part of the current group show "Infinite Libraries" (110 Winston)

Off Gallery Row: Japanese American National Museum has GOKURŌSAMA: "Black & white portraits embodying the spirit and cultural heritage of second-generation Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i." (369 E. 1st / Little Tokyo)

Congratulations to Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (107 W 5th St). The gallery marks its 5th Anniversary during the Downtown Art Walk. I also have to note that The Hive marks its 4th Anniversary this month (729 S. Spring).

We welcome a new gallery dubbed Federal Art Project (316 W. 2nd, between Broadway and Hill). They will have Grand Opening on Art Walk night from 7pm to midnight.

"Sweet Show" is the new group show entry at Phyllis Stein Art (207 W. 5th). For balance, walk next door to Todd / Browning Gallery for "Shock & Horror" (211 W. 5th).

Niche.LA Video Art presents "Room," digital photography by Brion Topolski and Adam Tenenbaum (453 S. Spring #443).

Metropolis Books will host a second annual salute to National Poetry Month with the more notorious poets of Downtown. Reflective angst in stylized individual prose begins at 7 pm (440 S. Main).


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