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.
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/
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/