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Published on April 10th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Art Listings April 10, 2013

April 12
Homes Tour Extraordinaire 2013 
Enjoy touring three magnificent homes in Palos Verdes Estates, and then receive a special tour of the newly redesigned Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education in this year’s Homes Tour Extraordinaire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 and 13.
This annual fundraiser for the Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education features three Palos Verdes Estate homes: a charming Old Spanish style home; a private cliff-side Lunada Bay Estate; a charming Tuscan view home; and, as a fourth stop on this tour, visit the newly renovated Palos Verdes Art Center– all created by the vision and creativity of Edward Carson Beall. Each ticket includes a tour of the three homes, a delicious luncheon, and the opportunity to shop at a variety of boutiques, including The Circle’s own Classy Collectibles booth, with its trove of fabulous gently used treasures.
This year’s homes tour will pre-sale tickets are $40 for Art Center members and $45 for non-members. The days of the event tickets will be $50 for all.
Details: (310) 541-2479; www.pvartcenter.org

April 13
Second Saturday Tour
San Pedro Bay Historical Society’s “Second Saturday Tour” will cover
the downtown area with “Then & Now, a Pictorial Tour” beginning at 10
a.m. in front of the Warner Grand Theatre.
Townee Tours leader Angela Romero will share the rich local history and have several pictures on hand to compare with present day. Donation: $5. Optional lunch at the Happy Diner will follow.
Details: sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org
Venue: Warner Grand Theatre
 
April 15
Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates
CSU Dominguez Hills Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions
feature works of graduating students, April 15 through May 16, at the University Art Gallery.
Works of art ranging from giant posters, rebranding identity, packaging and web design to mixed media assemblage, ceramic sculpture, and paintings-all created by 40 California State University, Dominguez Hills studio art and design graduates-will be featured in two exhibits with the combined title of Annual Student Art and Design Exhibitions: B.A. Graduates in the University Art Gallery.
Details: (310) 243-3334; http://cah.csudh.edu/art_gallery 
Venue: CSUDH Art Gallery
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson
 
April 26
Long Beach AIDS Assistance Foundation Thrift Store Art Sale
Try art. It’s delicious, from 6 to 9 p.m. April 26, at the Long Beach AIDS Assistance Foundation Thrift Store Art Sale.
You will be your opportunity to acquire some amazing art, socialize with other art enthusiasts, and to help a great cause.
This year will feature a gallery of contemporary art generously donated by a collection of acclaimed Southern California artists.
Venue: Long Beach AIDS Assistance Foundation Thrift Store
Location: 2011 East 4th St., Long Beach
 
April 28
Quilt Show & Antique Tool Display
San Pedro Bay Historical Society is hosting its Annual Quilt Show &
Antique Tool Display from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Muller House Museum.
Details: (310) 833-1707; sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.org 
Venue: Muller House Museum
Location: 1542 S. Beacon Street. Donation
 
May 2
The Art of Ron Reeder
Reeder’s artwork will open from 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 at Richard Lopez Studio in San Pedro.
An artist reception is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. May 4.
Reeder uses color with a sense of whimsy to produce dynamic results. Presented pieces will range from several methods of expertise and artistry, including paint on canvas, sketches and assemblages. By allowing viewers to develop their own interpretations of the scenes he creates, Reeder’s artwork reflects his sense of style, and he enjoys incorporating abstract elements into his pieces as he works in a variety of mediums.
Details: (562) 370-7883
Venue: Richard Lopez Studio
Location: 372 W. 8th St., San Pedro
 
May 2
Lori LaMont
Michael Stearns Studio 347 art show is featuring Lori LaMont, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 2, with a gallery opening from 4 to 6 p.m. May 4.
LaMont produces fascinating images that spark contemplation and dialoguewith images of human figures and fantasy works involving birds and animals that tell colorful stories and captivate the viewer, allowing them to draw their own conclusions.
LaMont uses large-scale canvases with vibrant watercolors that often require numerous months of full-time work to finish.
The watercolors represent LaMont’s first direct engagement with our sports culture and feature concepts that question the notion of athletics in modern-day society while pushing people to look at the reality behind the glamour and celebrity.
Details: (562) 400-0544
Venue: Michael Stearns Studio 347
Location: 347 W. 7th St., San Pedro
 
May 4
This Is Not An Art Show
Cornelius Projects is pleased to present This is Not An Art Show, featuring the works of Craig Ibarra, May 4 through June 29, in San Pedro.
An opening reception is scheduled, from 7 to 11 p.m. May 4, with performances by Lauren Freeman.
Ibarra is a San Pedro artist, designer, producer and local maven, who has been designing and producing printed matter (flyers and zines) promoting the local San Pedro punk music scene since the early 80s. 
Venue: Cornelius Projects
Location: 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

May 6
Best of the Best: Student Art Exhibitions
Marymount College presents Best of the Best: Student Art Exhibitions, featuring this year’s best student artwork from Marymount College, from May 6 through 11 at the Arcade Gallery in San Pedro.
The closing reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 11. The event is free.
Details: (310) 303-7223; www.marymountpv.edu
Venue: The Arcade Gallery
Location: 479 W. 6th St., San Pedro
 
May 12
Open Studios
Visit artist studios and learn about their creative process, watch demos by community class teachers in ceramics, printmaking and other art practices, from 12 to 5 p.m. May 12, at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro.
Venue: Angels Gate Cultural Center
Location: 3601 South Gaffey St., San Pedro
 
May 18
Malaga Cove Art Show
Bring your family and enjoy a free day of art at the Malaga Cove Art Show and Sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 and 19, at Malaga Cove Plaza.
Chat with the artists and view their work. When you find that perfect painting, photograph, ceramic vase or piece of jewelry you can purchase it with confidence knowing that it is a unique expression of the artist’s vision. About 30 artists affiliated with the Palos Verdes Art Center will show and sell their ceramics, jewelry and acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings.
Details: (310) 541-2479; www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Malaga Cove Plaza
Location: Palos Verdes Drive West between Via Corta and Via Chico, Palos Verdes Estates.

May 26
The Voyeur
The Voyeur is a selection of nudes and erotic art from Museum of Latin American Art’s collection showing through May 26.
The collection includes emblematic works by José Luis Cuevas, Julio Galán, Nelson Garrido and Francisco Toledo, among others.
The title The Voyeur references one of the works in the exhibition by Jorge Alzaga, while also alluding to the French term meaning “one who looks,” and the studies by feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey on the representations of women—not restricted to cinema but other art forms—sexual fantasies and objectification from a male point of view.
This selection addresses diverse themes, such as homoerotic desire in the case of Julio Galán; erotic literature in the series about the Marquis of Sade by José Luis Cuevas; anthropomorphic representations of sexual acts by Francisco Toledo; ironic and sexualized religious iconography by Nelson Garrido. Other works by artists Leónidas Correa and Lucía Pizzani place the viewer as the perverse observer of intriguing scenes.
Details: (562) 437-1689; www.molaa.org,
Venue: Museum of Latin American Art
Location: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
 
May 26
Intersections
Intersections presents a selection of works of art from the he Museum of Latin American Art’s collection, through May 26.
Intersections connect to one another and generate dialogs between the past and the present in Latin American art. Two Modern masters structure the exhibition around an exercise in inter-connectivity that ties together two works of art:
Joaquín Torres-García and David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Details: Intersections
Venue: MoLAA
Location: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach
 
 

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