Our featured Artist for the December 2011 Venice Art Crawl is Michelle Oppenheimer, mixed media artist from Venice. Michelle and her art will be at the Whole Foods Venice on Thursday night, December 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Enjoy the art while dining on appetizers from Whole Foods and music from Dyan Kane.
Over the past 10 years, Michelle Oppenheimer has become well known for composing paintings that capture the imaginative and organic possibilities of abstract watercolor. Her art has been heralded for its calming and therapeutic nature: a true reflection of the artist herself. Beautiful and transformative in her focused use of the medium, patrons enjoy the healing power that an original painting or print brings into their space. Michelle’s skilled blending of color and texture has earned her national acclaim. See Michelle’s Art.
MOMENTUM Presents: The Art of Chase 7pm – 1:30am
This month is solo show of the one and only Chase. Chase’s murals are a staple of Venice street art and since his beginnings here years ago Chase has spread his art around the world. The exterior of the venue will be covered in video projections by Chase, Ryan Pohanic and Brett Mazurek. Live music by Flight 2da Light, a 7-piece live funk band and Mr. Numberonederful spinning all vinyl. If you missed last month you may not be acquainted with our current venue, the former home of Jim Morrison and Charlie Chaplin. Need we say more? Bring your ID – MUST BE 21+ to enter.
Figtree Cafe Presents: Photographer Ana Amortegui
Celebrate the Holidays & Join Figtree for Complementary Wine and Appetizers. Photographer Ana Amortegui is originally from Colombia, South America, Ana moved to the US 4 years ago. Her passions include lighting & cinemaphotography which has led her into the study of lighting through stills, composition, & contrast.
429 Ocean Front Walk (Parking: Rose Ave Beach Lot, also on Speedway & Paloma)
Sunny Bak Studio Presents: NOT an ARTIST 6 – 10pm
Someone along the way told you that shouldn’t or couldn’t be an artist. You got older, serious, more self-conscious and stopped doing stuff you thought you sucked at or that didn’t serve a functional purpose. You forgot how to play. Art became objects that others created and you observed. Now you are definitely not an artist and that is the lie. Everyone is an artist. Art is for everybody. The space will be alive with projections and grown-ups coloring to ambient soundscapes. Also showing: The Gorillas and David Rowan Johnson’s skateboard chair.
2214 Pacific Avenue (south of Venice)
Artfully Equestrian by Lizi Ruch 6– 10pm
Animation Premier of “Little Dreamer” Reception & Showing.
2 Breeze Avenue Venice, California 90291
(on the Boardwalk)
Note: Occupy Venice Show Cancelled