1st Thursday ArtWalk - San Pedro - August 6, 2015
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Art Galleries & Studios dot the old Downtown San Pedro area. Attend an artist opening reception or watch artists at work.
Restaurants: You're in for a real treat visiting San Pedro's restaurants. The cuisine ranges from English Pub to Mexican Cantina, Mediterranean to Italian, Japanese to California Cuisine, Hungarian, Thai, Organic Raw Vegan Cuisine and others.
Movies, Theater and More:
Take a walk down memory lane visiting art galleries and shops along 6th and 7th Streets.
The "Tivoli Lights" criss crossing the streets makes it feel like you're going to a special party and set the mood for a fun evening.
Gourmet Food Trucks. This 1st Thursday, Mobile Food Vendors greet you through out the Downtown. The Food Trucks are located on 6th, 7th and Mesa Streets! New Trucks will be Downtown along with some of your favorites from previous 1st Thursdays.
To night at 7:30pm and 9:30pm there will be a free preview of
"Totally Awesome 80's" music and artist. Performers sing and dress like icons such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston.
Singer Lambus Dean will be portraying Sammy Davis Jr. All Talent Productions at 415 W. 6th St.
The free one hour First Thursday Artwalk Tour features a different itinerary each month, highlighting the diverse talents of local and visiting artists in open studios, and galleries in the Arts District of Downtown San Pedro. The tour begins at the San Pedro Chamber Board Room Gallery and visits about 3 galleries/studios each month. It provides an opportunity to hear from and talk to the artists and curators about the shows, and each month follows a different itinerary.
The Board Room Gallery features work by member artists of the San Pedro Art Association. And includes all media - oil and watercolor paintings, assemblage, photography and more. This month's theme is
"Beneath, On and By the Sea 2.0."
huZ is a new gallery on 7th St, just opened last month. This will be out first chance to see the work of Huss Hardan, Ngene Mwaura and Wawi Amasha. Huss Hardan's major influence for his color photography is the work of David Hockney, with the intense colors often becoming the subject matter of the images. His series "Liquid Gold" celebrates water in the time of drought - close up images of pools and fountains shot around Los Angeles on 35mm film, in a style evoking the impressionistic painters.
Ngene Mwaura comes from Kikuyu, a farmland 15 miles outside of Nairobi, Kenya. His work is very deep in meaning, his collections represent certain phases of his life, from losing loved ones, to facing eviction and discovering what he calls "new orbits". Every painting tells his story. The succession of his work is a timeline of his perception and experiences to date. He will be painting new work on First Thursday.
Raised in a small village in Kenya, Wawi Amasha is the quintessence of the vibrancy that makes Africa unique in the world. Her work portrays that aspect of African culture that simply revels in life and treasures all things natural.
TransVagrant@Warschaw Gallery present Sextet, a group exhibition of paintings by Katy Crowe, William Mahan, Yong Sin, Gary Szymanski, Marie Thibeault, and Ted Twine.
Katy Crowe is an abstract painter of lyrical, reductivist leaning whose gentle meditations on natural and geometric shapes and structures belie a stubborn, complex and informed aesthetic.
Veteran Los Angeles artist William Mahan is known for large-scale works based on real-life places and events and painted with a directness that often belies their sophisticated drawing, color, and facture.
In Yong Sin work the simple becomes unexpectedly elaborate; the ordinary metamorphose into distinctiveness. The goal is to create work that is inherently distinctive and belies its repetitiveness.
Gary Szymanski breaks the silence of his geometric pursuits by presenting selected text pieces, which have been a parallel concern of the artist all along. Seldom exhibited, the text works are simultaneously engaged and detached, referencing the controversy surrounding inflammatory political rhetoric, its media exploitation and reception.
In Marie Thibeault's paintings landscape functions as a metaphor both literally and symbolically. She states, "The genre of landscape is a potent archetype, both for American painting, and for our national psyche. Landscape represents our exterior "state" both literally and figuratively, and can mirror our culture's complex relationship with nature..."
Ted Twine's work engages the viewer in a tug-of-war between abstract and figure painting. Playful to menacing shapes appear animated against colorful fields in an informed engagement of the visceral and cerebral.
Please download and print the 1st Thursday Artwalk August 6, 2015 Flyer & Map to use as your guide. (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 821 KB)
Reminder: 1st Thursday Parking on Streets and in Municipal Lot is Free After 6:00 pm, No Matter What the Signs Say. No Kidding!