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We visited Rain Room at LACMA and managed to control the rain and stay reasonably dry during the 30 minute environmental experience. We can only hope this is an artful precursor to El Nino – and a portent of rain to come. The kids inside the space loved running around and getting soaked, and the grown ups (me included) walked very slowly and deliberately to avoid torrential downpours. It’s a fun, meditative… Read More

The holiday edition of the Contemporary Crafts Market  — celebrating its 30th anniversary this year — is setting up shop in Pasadena on Nov. 13-15. Around 250 American artisans are expected to participate in the juried show, exhibiting and selling their hand-crafted furnishings, textiles, ceramics, paintings, glass, jewelry and more. You can get an idea of some of the work to be exhibited and sold on Pinterest. The event is at the Pasadena Convention Center’s… Read More

We were more than excited to attend the elegant press preview for the new Broad Museum downtown, and watched the event planners set up the press conference early in the morning. Over 60 news crews, and 200 journalists were present for the occasion. The museum is stunning inside and out, and reflects a honeycomb-like exterior, and a vault-like interior, housing some outstanding works from the Broad Collection including pieces by Cy Twombly,… Read More

This week our post is all about listening rather than looking. If you’re not already familiar with the podcast, ConvoByDesign, we encourage you to check it out. CXD, as it’s also known, is an original talk series that focuses on the design community and features one-on-one interviews, group discussions and timely talks on local events like Westedge. Earlier this summer, Snyder Diamond president Russ Diamond participated in a podcast about how he travels the world… Read More

We just had the pleasure of attending Raymond Saunders Recent Work Opening Exhibition at the Lora Schlesinger Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.  This will be his 10th solo exhibition with Lora Schlesinger Gallery. The Exhibition opened on September 5th and is on view through October 17th.  Raymond Saunders has been an important presence in American Contemporary Art for over 50 years. Reminiscent of Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Saunders’ thematic paintings have remained… Read More

Communication Arts + Design stopped by the Laguna Beach Museum of Art in late August to see the permanent exhibition on view.  We also loved the special show on seaside works from the 20th century, including this beautiful oil on canvas depicting Laguna Beach in 1927 by the noted painter Clarence Hicks.

Christine Anderson was happy to spend a few moments with Ed Moses at his closing reception at the William Turner Gallery, and to speak with him about his provocative acrylic on paper series, Baccarat.  Ed Moses continues to challenge himself by exploring new territory with the works on view, which were simultaneously stunning and complex.  What an honor to spend a few minutes discussing art with one of the greatest living contemporary… Read More

We attended the spectacular gala opening for Frank Gehry at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on September 9th. The exhibition is outstanding, smart, provocative and incredibly comprehensive. Kudos to Mr. Gehry for a lifetime of spectacular international projects. This show is a gem in every respect despite the 100 degree humid weather (sympathies to all the men in jackets), the art and architecture world turned out in full force for… Read More

The opening exhibition of artist Katherine Rohrbacher‘s Mirror Mirror: Introspective Reflections is this Saturday, September 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the beautiful Laura Korman Gallery. We hope to see you there!

The great Ed Moses was in conversation with Leslie Jones, LACMA’s curator of prints and drawings, at William Turner Gallery. Ed chatted with a packed audience on Tuesday, June 9, at the opening of the gallery’s new show, Now and Then. The show of mixed media paintings and watercolors runs through August 15, 2015. A spectacular exhibition not to be missed.