Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gary Baseman’s House Party @ The Skirball April 25

Gary Baseman’s House Party is kicking off his huge exhibition at the Skirball. If your an art lover it's a great time to be in LA with multiple huge  artist exhibitions gracing the city. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open will open to the public April 25 and be here until August 18th featuring a huge collection of his work. Festivities for the exhibit kick-off with the opening house party this Thursday. What is happening Thursday? How about a piñata made by Baseman that will be cracked open with live music from Nightmare and the Cat and a DJ set from Shepard Fairey. It's only the start with a special scavenger hunt and more oddities throughout the night to keep you interested.

Gary Baseman’s House Party
Featuring Nightmare and the Cat and Shepard Fairey
Thursday, April 25, 7:30–11:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

"Immerse yourself in the art of Gary Baseman at this special opening night party also featuring L.A. indie band Nightmare and the Cat and a DJ set by Shepard Fairey!

At this celebration of the opening of the exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, on view through August 18, Gary Baseman will paint a spontaneous new artwork while Nightmare and the Cat—“a rock ’n’ roll force to be reckoned with,” says the New York Times—plays live in the Skirball’s spectacular central courtyard. The evening kicks off with a DJ set by street artist and designer Shepard Fairey.
Following the performances, visitors will be invited to break a piñata specially created by Baseman for the occasion, and to participate in other activities such as mask making, community mural painting, a scavenger hunt for Baseman’s “Toby” character, a Baseman-inspired ring toss, and other games.
Costumed Baseman characters such as Toby, ChouChou, and Wild Girls will be on hand to welcome guests and guide them to event activities.
The evening also includes late-night gallery tours and a cash bar serving specialty cocktails."