Two things in my inbox, from the e-newsletter Art Scene California:
An interesting exhibition opening on the Queen Mary in Long Beach this Sunday, September 30th, and next weekend’s FALL OPEN STUDIO at the Brewery in Downtown LA. Details follow:
Sun Deck Gallery aboard the Queen Mary presents:
‘WOMAN: A CELEBRATION’
FEATURING 65 IMAGES OF 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY WOMEN BY THE WORLD’S GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS
September 30 – March 2, 2008
First Gallery Event & Book Signing: Sunday, September 30, 3pm
Click this link for exhibit photos (captions below):
From the press release:
“LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Sun Deck Gallery aboard the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, is proud to present Woman: A Celebration, an exhibition featuring 65 timeless images of 19th and 20th Century women, both well known and anonymous, by many of the world’s great photographers. Images of famous women such as Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Mother Teresa, Billie Holiday and Georgia O’Keefe are exhibited alongside equally compelling images of various unknown women in their everyday, often joyous, sometimes difficult roles.
The Exhibit, sponsored by Pepsi and Absolut Vodka will open Saturday, September 15, 2007, and run through March 2, 2008. The first of a series of public gallery events, featuring a gallery talk and book signing with Peter Fetterman, is scheduled for 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, with the program at 3:00 p.m. The Sun Deck Gallery aboard the Queen Mary is open to the public free of charge from noon until 6 p.m. daily.
Woman: A Celebration, is an elegant and thoughtful journey through the mystery of women in all their glorious diversity and moods, and is produced by the Peter
Fetterman Gallery and Pancho Barnes Enterprises, Inc. The exhibition is curated by Peter Fetterman with Dr. Lou D’Elia, and the gallery is designed by Michael Salazar.
Peter Fetterman’s hardbound catalogue of the show, photographic prints and other fine art books are available for purchase at the Sun Deck Gallery shop.
Woman: A Celebration is heartwarming and empowering, presenting a wide range of universally appealing images of women from the camera work of some of the greatest photographers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. When it made the first stop of its tour at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2003, it was hailed as “extraordinary” and “a wonderful place to be.” OPRAH Magazine said, “There is so much joy and whimsy and even holiness in the show that every photograph is a thrill.” Whoopi Goldberg wrote, in her forward to the catalogue, “these images make you want to reach out for the next woman you see – give her a big hug and be glad you know her.”
Peter Fetterman is a fine art photography dealer and collector based in Santa Monica, California. He previously edited and published a book on the photographer Cornell Capa and is currently preparing an upcoming exhibition and book in the Celebration Series, Child: A Celebration.
Dr. Lou D’Elia of Pancho Barnes Enterprises also produced and curated the Sun Deck Gallery’s first two exhibits, Lights! Camera! Glamour!, featuring the work of George Hurrell, and Rockin’ Hollywood featuring the work of Michael Childers. Architect Michael Salazar, also of Pancho Barnes Enterprises, provided design direction for all three exhibits and created the flexible new exhibit space that premiered with the Rockin’ Hollywood show (June 15 – September 3, 2007).
The two images featured in the exhibition graphics (Zoey Smith/Zbra Designs) show the diversity of women depicted in the show. Grace Robertson’s 1956 image, “Mother’s Pub Outing,” playfully presents ladies in dresses, hats and gloves on a roller coaster, in contrast with Chester Higgins, Jr.’s intense 1990 portrait of a veiled “Moslem Woman” in New York City.
To learn more about Peter Fetterman, go to http://www.peterfetterman.com; for Pancho Barnes Enterprises, go to http://www.panchobarnes.com; and, finally, for Queen Mary and Sun Deck Gallery information, go to http://www.queenmary.com.
Now permanently docked and celebrating 40 years in Long Beach, the Queen Mary’s operation and preservation are entrusted to the RMS Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. The new Sun Deck Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of fine art photography and the exploration of the ship’s extensive photo archive. Proceeds from the Sun Deck Gallery benefit historic preservation, restoration and conservation of the historic ship’s art and interiors. The Gallery is located high atop the Queen Mary on the deck of the same name, convenient to historic exhibits, tours, shows and entertainment, fine restaurants, unique shops and leisurely promenades with panoramic views from the open Sun Deck that surrounds the Gallery.”
BREWERY 2007 FALL ARTWALK AND1-5 GALLERY SHOW
Saturday and Sunday, October 6th & 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
From the press release:
“The world’s largest Art Colony is located in Downtown L.A.!
ARRIVE EARLY FOR FREE PARKING IN THE ADJACENT UPS LOT
The Brewery Artwalk is a twice-annual free event designed to showcase Los Angeles Fine Artists selling gallery-quality fine art at studio prices. The Brewery Art Colony is so named as its three hundred twenty oversized artist lofts are industrial spaces converted from the former Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. Zoned for live/work, the lofts house hundreds of artists working in dozens of media – from painting, sculpture and photography to industrial design, architecture and experimental new media.
The Artwalk offers fans of fine art the chance to walk door to door amidst the 21 concrete and steel buildings that artists work in, on 20 acres in industrial Downtown Los Angeles. The Brewery features a restaurant and bar, commercial art galleries and 150 artist studios that will be open for your perusal and enjoyment. Artists whose work is in the collections of local and national museums share the stage with new talents fresh out of art school and avant-garde experimentalists pushing the boundaries of the very definition of art.
Somewhere in it all are the next great L.A. artists waiting to be discovered by you. Shopping for art at an artist’s studio downtown affords you the opportunity to meet the masters behind the creations you will treasure for years to come.
Be sure to check out the group show at the i-5 Gallery for a preview sampling of works by Brewery tenants.
Jose Abdo, Alex in Welderland’s Custom Pet Urns, Mark Andersen, Aquamarine Designs, Dawn Arrowsmith, Arte Unico, Magda Audifred, Denice Bartels, Beloved, Guillermo Bert, Black Hearts Brigade, Bookfinger, Brain Juice Ink, Bill Leigh Brewer, Winifred Johnson Brewer, Brizze Studio, Daniel Brooks, Ada Pullini Brown, Prudence Burgardt, Rebecca Campbell, Elizabeth Chandler, N.E. Christensen, Collaborative Press, Jennifer M. Cunningham, Ansley Bleu Davies, Ronald Dunlap, Joseph Dunn, Claudia Endler, Jason Eoff, Ann Erpino, Monica Fleming, Kevin Flint, Autumn Michelle Foote, Mike Foss, Llyn Foulkes, Bruce Gray, Wendy Hall, Vaughn Hannon, Yoshi Hashimoto, Teale Hatheway, James Hill, Hipcooks, Billy Hix, Mark Hix, Iva Hladis, Holly Hood, Nicole Porreco Horton, Phillip Horvath, Melissa Howe, Sue Hudelson, Jean Design Studio, C.J. Kang, Katsuo Design, Barbara Kerwin, Krista Kilvert, Sam Kweskin, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Laguna College of Art & Design, Land of Plenty, Goghwen Lee, Shari Lee, Yunsun Lee, Dave Lefner, Elizabeth Leifer, Sangeeta, Levy, Gloria Longval, LS Contemporary Fine Art of the Americas, Patricia Lucas, Linda Lundell, Ted Meyer, Scott Miller, Andre Miripolsky, MLA Gallery, Robert Morgan, Noosha Niv, Jake Ogle, Nicole Ohayon, O’Sheyi, Ryan Paterson, Jim Payne, Mike Pedersen, Sophie Pegrum, Gyorgyi Kovacs Peluce, Peri Lighting, Cielo Pessione, Psycho Girlfriend, Alyssa Ravenwood, Roland Reiss, Retimade, Richard Seltzer Designs, Michael Salerno, Dax Savage, Victoria J. Sebanz, Sinthetex, John Smith, Sean Sobczak, Jillian Suzanne, Misato Suzuki, Jill Sykes, Venancio Tan, Christopher Kenneth Tellez, Holly Tempo, Theory Labs, Lisa Toland, Jean Towgood, Mike Tracy, Nicolas Valle, Ethan Wainman, Steffanie Walk, David Walker, Antrese Wood, John Zarcone and many more!
The Brewery Artwalk is made possible through the generosity of Carlson Industries, LLC. Special thanks to UPS and Jungle  for their generous support.”