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Art Walk Preview: October, 2010

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at 02:17PM
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Downtown’s most popular monthly event was reported cancelled and then reported uncancelled over the past few weeks, leading to confusion over just what the streets of the Historic Core would look like on October 14. downtownartwalk.com is still saying that October’s festivities are off, though downtownartwalk.org and the event's Facebook page — which the non-profit board has regained control of — say otherwise.

Folks will certainly be wandering the streets come Thursday evening, and for those that do, here’s a taste of what will be found in the galleries.

CHAIR-ITY

Noon to 9pm / The Medallion / 334 S. Main St

During Downtown Art Walk The Rowan Building will exhibit more than 40 chairs hand painted and handcrafted by Downtown L.A. artists that will be auctioned off to benefit Pershing Square’s Art Squared program. The auction will be held at The Medallion October 15.

(CHAIR-ITY organizers write in to inform blogdowntown readers that tonight's venue has changed from The Rowan to The Medallion)

‘Animate Objects’

Noon to 7:30pm / CB1 Gallery / 207 W. 5th / cb1gallery.com

“Animate Objects” is a collection of drawings by Chris Oatey, his first solo show for the Angeles-based artist. It opens October 14. On October 16, CB1’s East Gallery will open “Plato O Plomo,” a solo show featuring Martin Durazo. CB1 will be open during Art Walk until 7:30pm

‘Faces of Skid Row’

Noon to 9pm / Crewest / 110 Winston / crewest.com

Los Angeles-based artists come together for this exhibition and fundraiser curated by Luna George. Proceeds benefit the Midnight Mission.

The Golden Veil (ET in Arcadia . . . )

10am to 9pm / Artist’s Talk 7pm / 7+FIG Art Space / 725 S. Figueroa / artsbrookfieldproperties.com

Artist Lesley Moon large-scale photographic work offers “imaginative possibilities for reflection within the urban environment.”

Profusion

Noon to 9pm / Norbertellen Gallery / 215 W. 6th / norbertellengallery.com

It is “business as usual” says Norbertellen Gallery, who are currently running a group exhibition. The gallery will be open during Art Walk from Noon to 10pm.

Electrique Party

Noon to 9pm / Museum of Neon Art / 136 W. 4th / neonmona.org

MONA’s Art Walk entry is Electrique Party, a night that will feature live neon demos by Michael Flechtner and music by the DJ Neon Hunter. Tickets are FREE from 12-2pm, and there will be a two for $5 deal from 7 to 9pm.

Mandy Main

7 to 9pm / Arty / 634 S. Main / artyla.com

Arty is participating in Art Walk, says co-owner Catherine Coan. with an exhibit featuring Mandy Main, a recent transplant with “critical and commercial success.”

All the Angles of the City

6 to 10pm / Opening Reception / 118 Winston / 118 Winston St. 2nd Floor / 118winston.com

Contemporary artist Alden Marin’s nontraditional paintings often use acrylic pen on paper or other found materials such as cardboard, crushed aluminum cans and paper cups. From those simple materials, he produces vivid abstract faces, animals and landscapes.

“My Memories from Communist Romania”

Noon to 9pm / 446 S. Main / Cotrutza Gallery / cotrutza.com

Claudia French’s “My Memories from Communist Romania” rolls on, and the artist / gallery owner will also display of pencil drawings by Stephanie Tapu until November 9. Proceeds from the sales of Tapu’s work will go the Down’s Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. The gallery’s regular hours are Wed. to Fri. from Noon to 6pm; Sat and Sun. 3pm to 7:30pm.

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