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Beverly Hills artSHOW turns 40

A time for art lovers and the art curious. It’s time for the 40th annual Beverly Hills artSHOW

It’s that time of year, NoHo, when we head over to the Beverly Hills artSHOW. On May 17 and 18 the four block-area of the historic Beverly Gardens Park is filled with art from 240 nationally selected artists who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and printmaking. You have the opportunity to see a diverse selection of artwork and meet the artists. There is also a wine & dining garden offering an extensive selection of red and white wines, a Beer & Brat Garden garden, food trucks and family art projects. What makes this year extra special is the artSHOW turns 40! So North Hollywood, enjoy some fabulous art this weekend!

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In honor of the show’s 40th anniversary, which is traditionally represented by a ruby gemstone, the event will feature a “ruby” theme. Professional jewelry artists, glass artists, and painters who regularly work with this stone or color will contribute to the artSHOW’s 40th anniversary darkly rosy theme.

“In its 40 years, the show has attracted thousands of popular, stylish artists, and enthusiasts from around the world to the City’s business district and surrounding community,” says Steve Zoet, Beverly Hills Community Services Director. In honor of the City of Beverly Hill’s Centennial anniversary, painters with great skill in the fine art of rendering water will gather around the newly rebuilt, century old Lily Pond, to demonstrate their technique and their work.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014 10AM-6PM
WHERE: Beverly Gardens Park – located along Santa Monica Blvd., from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Convenient, inexpensive parking is available during the artSHOW directly across from the show grounds.
ADMISSION: FREE
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The Los Angeles Art Association, a non-profit association and gallery dedicated to furthering the careers of Los Angeles area artists will present two contemporary artists, new to the Beverly Hills artSHOW on May 17 and 18. Annie Terrazzo works with two-dimensional found objects and Nicholas S. Coroneos with more traditional painting and sculpture materials, occasionally using non-traditional items. Both artists use humor and word play to disturbing, surprising effect. Visitors will find their display across from the newly restored Lily Pond, just south of the famous Beverly Hills sign.

Nicholas Coroneos began his fine art career as a prolific painter, and has more recently produced a large body of work featuring sly bronze sculptures, which will be showcased at the event. Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, he studied advertising design and worked as a draftsman for an engineering firm while simultaneously pursuing his education in art and art history.

Annie Terrazzo’s wit begins with her biography, which states, “There is great beauty to be found. Sometimes you have to go through the trash to find it.” After Annie graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, she began her career in “trash portraiture”, mostly focusing on found objects, newspapers, and magazines. She creates artwork that the viewer can both see and read. Annie grew up in Breckenridge Colorado, where she spent most of her time writing plays on a 1970’s typewriter while watching old movies and dreaming of Paris.

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The 2014 Beverly Hills artSHOW sponsors and media partners include: Hornburg Jaguar Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Realty, David Frank Design luxury swings, the Los Angeles Art Association, the LA Weekly, KPCC, The Whole 9 Gallery and Peace Project, Fabrik Magazine, Yelp, Whole Foods Market, Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, Paley Center for Media, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau. The show’s charitable partner is Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and its sister organization, Healing Art with Kids.

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