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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weekly What To Do: Too Much Art and Donuts

Wow, art overload, this weekly is just part one and only art related, part two is coming up shortly. Below, I'm excitied about the maze from Giant Robot and of course donuts galore through LACMA.

The Silent One -
The first solo exhibition by Guillermo "Memuco" Munro

Opening Reception
 Saturday, September 22
 7 to 11pm
RSVP via Facebook
2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026


September 21st @ Gallery 1988 on Melrose in LA.

The last 200 or so Showdowns will be on display in person for you to enjoy at this exhibition. Just like the first one that happened last year. We will also have copies of the brand new GREAT SHOWDOWNS BOOK. plus new PRINTS. and plus other TOP SECRET THINGS.

We will also have another contest the night of the show, so you should get ready to use your mind.
The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.
Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.
Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger.

TARFEST Music and Art Festival

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 20, 6 - 10pm

    5900 Wilshire Blvd, East Annex, (Variety Building)

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Free Concert at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park
Saturday, September 22nd, 2 - 9pm



Please join us on Friday, September 21st to celebrate the release of Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson’s new Tiny Kitten Teeth book! The adorable comic follows the adventures of Mewsli and his fellow furry friends in Owltown.

Come hang out with the SHQ crew, Becky, and Frank for a night of good friends, fun times, and adorable (albeit fictional) animal folks. There will be prints and books for sale, as well as some complimentary adult beverages. Stop by and say hi!

Donut Summit may have passed, but these donuts going to kick your ass
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd
From 12pm Saturday, September 22 to 12pm Sunday, September 23
We are pleased to announce the second iteration of Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, in celebration of the 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
For Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, LACMA’s Choice, ForYourArt asked LACMA’s employees to select their favorites. Selectors and donuts include:
  • Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director: Coconut Cake Donut, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts
  • Stephen St. Laurent, Director of Security: Chocolate Glazed Old Fashioned, Tang’s Donuts
  • Amy Heibel, AVP, Technology & Digital Media: French Cruller, Randy’s Donuts
  • Ellen Castruccio, Director of Membership Marketing: Blueberry Buttermilk Bar, Stan’s Donuts
  • Scott Tennent, Director of Executive Communications: Crumb Donut, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts
  • Alex Capriotti, Marketing Manager: Rainbow Sprinkle Donut Holes, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts
  • Erin Wright, Director of Special Projects: Buttermilk Bar, Winchell’s Donut House
  • Elvis Mitchell, Curator of Film Independent at LACMA: Buttermilk, Randy’s Donuts
  • Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art: Traditional New Orleans Beignets, The Gumbo Pot
  • Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art: Choco Glazed with Rainbow Sprinkles, SK’s Donuts & Croissant
  • Miranda Carroll, Director of Communications: Green Tea Donut, CafĂ© DulcĂ©
  • Lorraine Wild, Creative Director: Bearclaw, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts