Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Art Day


On Sunday we attended two artsy events.  First, we zoomed up to Echo Park for Peter Shire's holiday studio sale and fundraiser. I've always loved Peter's work, especially his striped pieces. Many people at the event on Sunday wore stripes, in honor of Peter. 
Artist, Peter Shire and Photographer, Larry Underhill

Stripey Fans

Billy Shire and Ellen. Check out Billy's store, WACKO for Xmas shopping!

Alas, there weren't many striped pieces for sale. We saw a few friends, toured the studio and left. It was quite a scene on an unusually hot day in Echo Park!
Peter Shire's Studio, Echo Park



We headed downtown to The Brewery's L.A. Artcore Annex Gallery to see James P. Scott's work. I love walking around The Brewery. It's a series of ancient factory buildings on the eastern edge of downtown, north of Chinatown. Now, this group of buildings houses painters, sculptors, writers and other artistic types in converted lofts and studios. It's industrial, a bit grimy and very cool.
Curator, Wendy Sherman and Artist, James P. Scott

Jim's mixed media pieces took up most of the gallery space. His paintings were 3-D with bits and pieces attached, gauzy curtains overlaying some canvases and some highly interesting paint and collage work. 
"Peeled and Raw" by Dani Dodge

Around the corner in a smaller room was an interactive wallpaper installation by Dani Dodge called "Peeled and Raw." Read about this piece here
We ran into more friends, viewed some wonderful artwork and basically had a delightful day.
Photo by Wendy Sherman

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