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This Saturday, December 14th, Bergamot Station's Holiday Open House Celebrates the Season!

By Leslie Reed

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I'm Falling by Kelly Reemtsen

The Bergamot Station Holiday Open House takes place this Saturday December 14th from noon till 5:00 pm. The galleries have pooled their resources to create a special one-day sale event. The Bergamot Station Holiday Open House has become an annual tradition.

As part of the event, Skidmore Contemporary Art presents new pastels by Kelly Reemtsen in the exhibition "Open Invitation." The event takes place from 2-5 pm and will also double as a book launch for Kelly's new book I’m Falling.

Reemtsen’s work is driven by her fascination with the 50’s woman. Reemtsen has always done sketches nd color studies as part of her preparations for paintings, but it was when she began to work in pastel that it truly changed her approach to her drawings.

Orange Study by Kelly Reemtsen

On this special day, you’ll have a chance to meet the artist and purchase a signed copy of I’m Falling. The book offers a birds eye view into Reemtsen's process and includes images of her paintings, pastels, prints and sculptures. Also part of the book, is a series of interviews stretched over a two-year period between the artist and Chris Fogg. I’m Falling and/or a Kelly Reemtsen original would make for a one of a kind gift this holiday season. The exhibit will be on view through December 21st at Skidmore Contemporary Art (D-2) http://skidmorecontemporaryart.com

Talisman Fine Art (A-6) will be featuring photography…four divergent series of prints by LA based fine art photographer Paula Stoeke. The prints offer a range of appeal, and the pricing is very reasonable. http://www.talismanfineartgallery.com/  

dnj Gallery is featuring its annual holiday miniature editions. Each print is approximately 5x7 and offered for $100 each.  The small size makes it possible to incorporate this artwork into even small living spaces, though they also look lovely when several of them are displayed in a group. http://www.dnjgallery.net 

Then at Lora Shlessinger Gallery, Mark Stock's “Hollywood Uncovered” exhibition opens (thru Dec 31). Also currently on view through January 4…enjoy "La Famille" by French photographer Alain Laboile and "Paris Portfolio" by Dale Johnson.  www.loraschlesinger.com

The jewelry and wearable art of Suzanne Felsen will also be on display at the open house. Felsen is offering customers the chance to “create custom cuff links” with loose gemstones that have been personally collected by designer Suzanne Felsen. Come to create your own special work of art…an original gift for that important person in your life. The gems include tourmalines, opals, amethyst and moonstones! . http://www.suzannefelsen.com/

Ikon Ltd.

Ikon Art Ltd will be feature work by renowned artists Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jean Michel Basquiat, Robert Longo, Gerhard Richter, Yoshitomo Nara, Keith Haring, Raymond Pettibon and others. (G-4) http://www.ikonltd.com

EarthWe (D-5) will host a Holiday Art Projects event sponsored by Lakeshore Learning from 12 - 4pm. Art materials will be supplied for children. http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/

Later in the evening…ADC & Building Bridges (F-2) will be having a reception at 5pm for “Dialogue: International Traveling Exhibit” featuring Installation, Video Art, Photography, Mixed Media. If you would like to attend, please RSVP for the reception: 310.770.1961 or [email protected]  The exhibition will run through January 5th, 2014.  www.adcbuildingbridgesartexchange.org

Many other galleries will be open such as http://www.taggallery.net/; William Turner Gallery (E-1) http://www.williamturnergallery.com/; .  http://www.loislambertgallery.com/; http://www.rosegallery.net and several more.

Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica. Parking available.  http://bergamotstation.com/

Published on Feb 11, 2014

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