ART SHOW TOURS, ‘MAGICAL REALITIES’ EXHIBIT, LAAA SPECIAL EXHIBIT, AND MORE ARE HIGHLIGHTED AT THE AUTUMN BEVERLY HILLS ART SHOW - AFFAIRE IN THE GARDENS
OCTOBER 15 & 16
Art by New Media Photographer Andrew Mosedale
The Beverly Hills Art Show – Affaire In The Gardens will take place Saturday, October 15th to Sunday, October 16th, 2011 in historic Beverly Gardens. General Show hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and admission is free. The Art Show is located along four garden blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Parking is available and inexpensive in many City parking structures - http://bit.ly/bhartshowpkg - located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Insider art tours of featured artists each day at 2 pm, special exhibits, Plein Air art demonstrations, live music, food trucks, wine and fine beer gardens, and art projects for children along with art by more than 200 artists are included. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call 310.285.6836. Art tours will take place throughout the show, at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. An Artist’s Highlight Tour of select Affaire In The Gardens artists will be conducted by seasoned Los Angeles art professionals. As well, a new I phone application, featuring permanent works in Beverly Gardens by internationally celebrated contemporary artists, will be introduced by a representative of the Fine Art Commission of Beverly Hills. These show tours are free and informative, and visitors can call 310.285.6836 to sign up. Tours will start at the Main Information Booth between Beverly and Canon Drive. The Magical Realities Exhibit debuts at this semi-annual show: it will showcase, at booths throughout the park, ‘pop surrealist’ artwork from artists who creatively examine parallel universes and alternative realities. Magical Realities features New Media Artist Tanya Doskova from Burnaby, British Columbia; Ceramicist Gerrit Grimm, who hales from several states throughout the U.S. as well as Germany; Mixed Media Artist Jocelyn March from Los Angeles, CA; Draughtsman Stephen Taylor from Long Beach, CA; Photographer Andrew Mosedale from Santa Barbara, CA; among other artists. All participating artists will be available in their booths to answer questions about their work throughout the two-day event. Magical Realities artists will be interspersed throughout the four-block art fair. Hundreds of affordable one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics and traditional prints will be on view from more than 200 vetted artists from across the nation. A second special exhibit curated by the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) will also take place at the fall Affaire In The Gardens. The LAAA exhibit series, which began at the spring art fair, showcases artworks by select emerging artists from the Los Angeles area. Artist Ya Ya Chou will create a faux underwater environment complete with whale balloon at the fall event in Beverly Gardens. The Los Angeles Art Association will also feature New Media artist and Photographer J.T. Burke, as well as sculptor R. Matt, in the LAAA space at the show. The Affaire In The Gardens award ceremony will take place on Sunday, Oct 16 at 2 p.m. at Beverly Gardens Park, under the Beverly Hills sign, between Beverly and Canon Drive. Also featured are wine and fine beer gardens, food trucks specializing in Mediterranean, French, American, Italian, and Vegetarian/Vegan fare, live ambient music, and a children’s art area for families, where everyone can make a masterpiece. The Affaire In The Gardens’ charitable partner is the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Artworks by children will be for sale in the Children’s Hospital booth. All proceeds of their sales will benefit the hospital. Lincoln, Affaire In The Gardens’ exclusive Automobile Sponsor, will also invite guests to get behind the wheel of their latest luxury vehicles for a personal driving experience through the exclusive dwellings of Beverly Hills and provide an opportunity to win the 2012 MKZ Hybrid! The Affaire In The Gardens is produced by the City of Beverly Hills. Event Sponsors include Lincoln, Alexia Foods, the Beverly Hills Courier, KPCC-Southern California Public Radio, Zach Goldsmith of Beverly Hills Hilton and Hyland Real Estate and Wyndham. Event partners include the Los Angeles Art Association and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call 310.285.6836. For media inquiries, please contact Agnes Gomes-Koizumi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-937-5488.