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If you haven’t already seen this, here is a final wrap up video chronicling Luis Sanchez’s mural in the Lilyan Fierman Walkway. The video was made by the very talented Mike Machin of Machine Studio on 6th Street:
 





"South San Diego" Rexford Elson Brandt (United States, 1914-2000)

NATIONAL WATER COLOR SOCIETY
915 South Pacific Avenue

 
Some of the artists featured from the permanent collection are…. Douglas Parshall, Ruth Snyder,  Alexander Nepote, Richard Hanson, John Salminen, Nicholas Simmons, Jerome Land, Electra Stamelos, and George James, plus many others selected from our vault for this exhibition. Local artists also recognized for their work with NWS and exhibiting art, David Teter, Loa Sprung, Jan Godachy, Alice Kayuha, Penny Hill, Nancy Swan, Vickie Myers, Debbie Abshear, Lowri Sprung, Joy Gonzalez, and Steve Abshear.
 
The National Watercolor Society Gallery will be open for San Pedro, First Thursday Nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:
March 2 , April 6, and May 4, 2017. And by special appointment by calling Debbie Abshear (310) 989-9906




CAO YONG RETURNS
Parkhurst Galleries, 439 West 6th Street
March 4, 5:00 pm. - 9:00 pm
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Parkhurst Galleries will be previewing the upcoming exhibit “Cao Yong Returns” (officially opening Saturday March 4th at 5 pm). After a long hiatus the world renowned romanticist returns to downtown San Pedro with his latest collection of captivating original works and limited editions. The Gallery will have select paintings from the Exhibit available for preview for the ArtWalk.
 
During the ArtWalk we will also be holding our weekly oil painting class instructed by celebrated super-realist Rino Gonzalez. Gallery visitors can observe and interact with a dozen local artists creating their latest works under the still-life Master.

 




"Universal Genome" mixed media on aluminum base, 56 x 77 x 32

MICHEAL STEARNS STUDIO 347
Construction and Confabulation
347 West 7th St.

 
Opening during the San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk,  March 2, 6 to 9 p.m.  

 

LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744


Anthisisthis

March 4 - April 22
Reception: Saturday, March 4, 4 - 7 PM

 
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Anthisisthis, recent works by Eric Johnson and Zac Roach. The exhibition will open with a public reception Saturday, March 4, from 4 - 7 PM.
 
Anthisisthis pairs Eric Johnson's formalist elegance with the inelegant, Art Informel of Zac Roach. Both artists pull out all the stops in their respective mediums. Johnson's art began with the formal complexity of traditions and materials, combining the highly finished resin surfaces associated with Light and Space and Finish Fetish art. As his work evolved it led to a unification of increasingly complicated form, greater richness of scale and thematic associations derived from art, science, and technology. Roach's current work derives from the aesthetics of so-called "low art" championed by Dubuffet and Fautrier, which eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of a more authentic and humanistic approach to image making.
 
Eric Johnson: Legacy, a Retrospective, was featured at the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, in 2015. His work has been featured at William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, Torrance Art Museum, and Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, among many others.
 
Zac Roach's work has been featured at MiM Gallery, Space Gallery, and Bolsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and at Fundación Sebastian, Mexico City.
 
Anthisisthis runs through April 22. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 4 PM, and by appointment. For additional information please contact Ron Linden, 310-600-4873.

 


 
4TH STREET LOFTS - JOY GONZALEZ
4th and Mesa


Joy Gonzalez paints landscapes of San Pedro and Palos Verdes as well as scenes from her travels, especially in the Southwestern US and the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Her goal is to paint expressively, yet maintain a sense of realism, as she conveys her deep appreciation of the beauty of nature.  Her goal in painting outdoors is to capture the ever-changing light and deepening shadows. Her studio work builds on the knowledge of nature’s colors learned from observing and painting outdoors. Oil paint is currently her primary medium, since she loves the richness and intensity, but she also paints in watercolor, which she enjoys for it’s fluidity and delicacy. Please visit her website: joygonzalez.com.



Lena Wolek "kitty, 2016, ceramics"

SOUTH BAY CONTEMPORARY
4th Street Lofts – 4th and Mesa

 
As you may know, SBC is in the process of finishing renovations on our new gallery in South LA and launching our first show opening March 4. However, there is some overlap in programming and I wanted to let you know about what is going on at the LOFT.
 
This this First Thursday is opening with a Preview of The exhibition, "VERGE".  Verge involves four artists who are current MFA graduate students from the CSU Long Beach Art program.
 
The show has been curated, promoted and installed by SBC interns, Denielle Johnson and Dawn Ertl with Denis Richardson helping with installation.  
This is part of SBC educational program for emerging curators.  
 
Participating Artists:  
Narsiso Martinez, Sheila Rodriguez, Cintia Alejandra Segovia, and Lena Wolek.
 
March 2 – March 18
March 2, 6 – 9 pm:  Preview during San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk
March 11, 4 – 7 pm:  Artists reception

Information: southbaycontemporary.org

 


Lark Larisa Pilinsky "Green walkin"

CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Thursday March 2, 6 - 9 pm
510 West 7th Street, 310-833-0103

 
Lark Larisa Pilinsky larkgallery.org was born in the family of a geologist and a language teacher. She grew up in the world of their explorations and dreams, sur­rounded by his semi-precious stones and sounds of her mother voice, singing songs in different languages and reading her Shakespeare son­nets. They taught Lark how to become one with Nature and learn from her how to heal physical or emotional pain. When Lark started to paint she created on can­vases her own Enchanted World, where everything is possible, where Nature is treasured by people and in exchange gives them healing and stregth.
 



Regina Argentin

PAC ARTS GALLERY
303  South Pacific Avenue  

“ART TANK” – Pac Arts Group Exhibition
6pm - 8pm: Meet and greet reception


Check out the eclectic work of seven of our resident artists who work, live and thrive at Pac Arts.  Featuring the work of Luis Sanchez, Regina Argentin, Bejan Amini, Monica Belni, Pati Monge, Lisa Mosely & Ziggy Mrkich “Art Tank” exhibition runs through April, 2017. For more information please contact: Helene Weinberg HeleneEngage@gmail.com





ARTWALK TOUR
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Boardroom Gallery 6:30 pm.

Print your own art walk guide
The First Thursday Artwalk Tour is different every month – new artists in town, galleries with rotating exhibits, and artists that have been part of the Arts District for years.  Each month the tour lasts about one hour and visits different artists and galleries, providing an overview and introduction to San Pedro’s lively Arts District.  Visitors enjoy interacting with the artists and curators, learning about the artists’ techniques and inspiration.
The tour begins at 6:30 in the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery.






LUCIA MICARELLI
Grand Annex, 434 W. 6th Street | 310.833.4813
Saturday, March 4, 8:00 pm.


A fireball violinist, LUCIA MICARELLI is known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Jethro Tull and Chris Botti. Micarelli performs classical, jazz & traditional fiddle music for a high energy performance, bound together by her impeccable musicality, emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry. Listen
Tickets & Info: 310.833.4813 grandannex.org

 



PEOPLE’S PLACE
365 West 6th Street | 310.547.2348

 
We Can Swing: Young Musicians Take on the Hits of the Classic Swing Era Nonprofit arts educators, Arts Alive in partnership with People’s Place and Palace, will be hosting the “We Can Swing” Spring Fundraiser.  Help us celebrate Arts Alive's 17th birthday, join us at the People’s Place San Pedro on Sunday March 19th from 3pm to 7pm, come enjoy music from the golden era of swing, dance, and watch local students perform with the Fabulous Esquires Big Band. Tickets are on sale at  kingsandclowns.com or available at the door.

Paul Coloaluca and Stan Kenton founded the “Esquires” in 1959 to keep the music of the classic swing era alive through future generations - and they have done just that. The Fabulous Esquires Big Band will provide live entertainment from 4pm to 6:30pm for dancers and listeners alike. Arts Alive students ages 6 to 14 will perform alongside the band on special numbers including a special Hawaiian dance!  Students represent schools throughout the South Bay including Nativity School, St. Catherine Labouré School, and St. Joseph School.  
 
The “We Can Swing” event is open to anyone! Individuals can acquire entry for only $15 or you can reserve 5 or more seats for less!  All donations and ticket purchases are 100% tax deductible.  Help create a lasting change for youth in the South Bay community by joining us for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon of music and dancing - for more information and to reserve your seat today.visit kingsandclowns.com

 

 
SPEAK EASY CABARET
Kate Brown
520 W. 8th St.

 
The Speak Easy Cabaret is excited to announce, singer Kate Brown will be our solo performer on First Thursday March 2nd. katebrownmusic.com. Our doors open at 6:00pm for the galleries and retail, Kate's performance approx. 6:30 to 9:00pm.
 


NORTH ON SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE - 1940’s JAZZ MUSICAL
Warner Grand Theatre, 478  W. 6th Street
Sunday March 26, 5:00pm

                        
In “North On South Central Ave.” the delicate memories of time takes us on a journey from Central Ave. present day to Central Ave. circa 1940.  An elderly man, Old Willie, reflects back to an almost forgotten era as he shares his life in South Central L A and his work at the Club Alabam while sitting at the bus stop on 42nd and Central Avenue.  He is joined there by a young black male physically impaired by a drive by shooting.  It proves to be an invaluable and enlightening experience for the young man as Old Willie .” recreates the verve of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue during the 40’s. Multi-Award Winner:  Best Sound, Best Costumes, Best Director and Best Ensemble.  Written by Theatre Perception Consortium, producers and writers of a number of award-winning historical productions.  Music, dancing, comedy, drama – all components of great theatre have been captured in this production. 
Tickets: www.wgt.tix.com

 



CONTRA PEDRO CONTRA DANCE
People's Place 365 W. 6th St.
Sunday, March 5th

 
Lessons starts at 3:30 PM. Music and Contra dancing from 4-7PM.  Live Music - No Partner Needed - Lots Of Fun. A California Dance Cooperative Event.  Calling: Becky Nankivell with: TERPSICHORISH (Mary Ann Sereth - fiddle, bass fiddle, Keiko Cadby - fiddle, Denisa Hanna - guitar, Walter Sereth - guitar, clarinet, Jerry Wheeler - trombone, hammered dulcimer) GA $10, Students w/ID $7. Children 12 and under FREE. CDSS members $1 OFF.





LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Little Fish Theatre, 777 South Centre Street | 310.512.6030
Mar 3 – Apr 1


Neil Simon takes us back to the golden age of television and behind the scenes of the hottest program on the air, The Max Prince Show. Simon’s side-splitting comedy follows the antics of the show’s star Max Prince, his ongoing battles with the Network executives, and the writing, fighting, and wacky antics that take place in the writers’ room of his weekly variety show.

“Old style comedy: fast and furious.”
– The Wall Street JournalL

“What the feisty Little Fish Theatre has accomplished in its intimate space is a perfect example of theatrical magic.”
— Backstage West

“The Little Fish Theatre is guaranteed to send you home smiling!”
— Stage Happ

Buy Laughter on the 23rd Floor tickets.
All seats open seating except for season subscribers. NO LATE SEATING.

 



DINNER WITH FRIENDS
Little Fish Theatre, 777 South Centre Street | 310.512.6030

Mar 9-30


An insightful play about the destruction of Beth and Tom’s marriage and the shockwaves it causes in their friends’ lives. “A surprisingly touching rumination about the changes that come with age: the changes redefining relationships, the changes within relationships…and the balances and affections that shift unexpectedly, just because, despite our reluctance to want to accept it, life goes on.” AISLE SAY NY
All seats open seating except for season subscribers. NO LATE SEATING.

Buy Dinner with Friends tickets.
 




CHEFS STUDIO PRESENTS
RENOWNED SOUTH BAY CHEF, CHRISTINE BROWN
520 West 8th St. on Monday, March 20th
Doors open at 5:30pm, Class 6:00 - 8:00pm


Join us on Monday March 20th for Comfort Foods:
  • Porcini Mushroom Soup finished with Truffle Salt
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Dried Cherries, Candied Pecans, Arugula, Petite Basque Cheese and Jerez Vinaigrette 
  • Salmon en Papillote with Herbed Compound Butter and Baby Potatoes 
  • Warm Apple Strudel with Cinnamon Crème Anglaise
 $65.00 paid in advance. Reservations, call 310 387 3460 or email: info@chefsstudio101.com
 
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