“The free Artwalk Tour usually gives about a one hour sample of the diverse art scene in San Pedro, a different itinerary each month, visiting artists in their studios and galleries. The tour leaves at 6:30 from the Chamber of Commerce Board Room Gallery. This month Angels Gate Cultural Center, in collaboration with the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, presents the fifth artist in the series, AGCC Studio Artist, Tianlu Chen.
Gallery 478 presents Artists as Collectors. The pleasure of collecting is an activity that crosses social and economic divisions. Many people like to collect things as a form of inspiration, entertainment and/or personal expression. Artists as Collectors seeks to illuminate the unique perspective that contemporary artists bring to the pursuit of collecting. The selected works featured in this exhibition range from small to expansive—from collections that comprise the artwork, to collections without a direct connection to the artist’s work. Perhaps artists are the most astute art collectors out there. This exhibition is comprised of selected works from a small sample of artist/collectors, and features work by Ali Acerol, Katy Crowe, Tony DeLap, Anthony Friedkin, Charles Christopher Hill, Jay McCafferty, and Lari Pittman, among notable others.
Downtown Books & Art features the work of Norman Stiles Chamberlain (1887-1961).
Chamberlain began his art training in his early teens in Grand Rapids under Mathias Alten, and beginning in 1910 spent two years in the Hague observing and studying the works of the early Dutch painters. About 1920 he moved to Los Angeles and began studying with Alson Clark and exhibiting locally. In California success came almost immediately through the patronage of Mrs. Henry Huntington. After traveling in Mexico and spending one year in France, he lived briefly in Taos, NM in the late 1920s, but then returned to southern California where he lived for his remaining years. He exhibited in southern California until 1934 and during the remainder of the 1930s was employed by the WPA. Under their auspices he painted murals in Riverside High School, the First Nat’l Bank in Pasadena, and the Huntington Park Post Office.
The San Pedro Photographers Association has a collaboration of 10 local talented photographers,Lena Milos, Lisa Greget John Cameron, Mark Radmilovich, Dianne Gowder, Vince Pirrozi, John Cameron, Erick Miseroy, Jenna Villicano and Pola High School Photography Students. Music by Jazz Latin Percussionist and Artist Pete Escovedo.” Pat Carroll
Battleship Iowa: Join us for the closing reception of Kio Griffith’s fascinating exhibition: CORAL SEA – The Unsung Battle of the South Pacific.The event is free to attend and coincides with San Pedro’s First Thursday Art Walk. Don’t miss the last chance to see this amazing exhibit and meet the artist. Gallery Alfa Romeo Tango at Battleship IOWA. Enter by the aft gangway and wear flat soled shoes. You’ll need to climb two short ladders to reach the gallery located on the Third Deck of the ship.
Free concert by the Mourners 6:30 p.m. at 365 W. 6th St. at the People’s Place in Janny’s Showroom.
Pick of the Vine Season 18 This enormously popular Short Play festival returns for its eighteenth season. Chosen from over 600 international submissions, this year’s crop will take you globetrotting for art, rethinking debt consolidation, taking a seat inside today’s classrooms, and exploring dating techniques from the good old days. Mostly, you’ll be rolling in the aisles. Come see what audiences have been raving about for years! Little Fish Theatre 777 Centre St.