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Beverly Hills is turning into a dreamland

Beverly Hills artSHOW Celebrates Beverly Hills’ 100th anniversary with Time spent in Dreamland!

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240 Artists, Family Activities, Casual Cuisines, Libations and more featured on October 18 -19, 2014

It’s that time of year, North Hollywood – the time where we visit and support our visual artists at the Beverly Hills artSHOW. But it gets better. Did you know that Beverly Hills is turning 100? In honor of the 100th anniversary of Beverly Hills, the artSHOW will have a “Dreamland” feature along with 240 nationally acclaimed artists, to be highlighted along four blocks of Beverly Gardens, in the center of Beverly Hills.

“The semiannual Beverly Hills artSHOW has become one of the most popular outdoor art events in Southern California. 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.

Beverly Hills’ associations with both Hollywood and a visually gorgeous environment easily lend themselves to this concept – the idea of a light-filled paradise, a dreamland, but also of its flip side, the darker dreams in which the LA detective novel and film noir were born.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 10AM-5PM 
WHERE: Beverly Gardens Park. The artSHOW runs along Santa Monica Blvd. from Rodeo Dr. to Rexford Dr.
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Exhibitors interpreting the Dreamland theme include a roster of accomplished artists who will display and in many cases demonstrate their techniques, from large-scale painters, photographers and masters of drawing, to a glass artist and two jewelers. Photographer Charles Frautschi captures radiantly-colored underwater figures in his new media work; Jesse Aldana and Teale Hatheway interpret grand art deco and other classic Los Angeles monuments; and painters of the idyllic side of the Los Angeles landscape include Ray Harris, John Kilduff, and a dazzling watercolorist, James Jones. Two gifted renderers, graphite artist Rene Porter (who won the Best of Show award in May, 2014) along with Andrea Hsu Shouten, who works in the unusual medium of scratchboard, capture darker visions in their respective black and white media. Glass artist Gustavo Santana will bring dreamy lavender vessels, copper jeweler Deidre Greene has created her own Beverly Hills dreamcatcher earrings for the show, and Sean Hill will showcase high-end black and white resin jewelry, a collection he created using a technique he invented.

In addition to the gardens’ winding pathways lined with art, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, and family activities will also be offered. Artists represented at the show will be on site to talk with visitors and patrons about their work. All art is for sale, and patrons come from Southern California and beyond to shop, collect and to celebrate this art-filled weekend.

A Centennial Photo Mosaic and slide show was created for the city’s 100 year anniversary, featuring the people and places of this storied community. The six by six foot composition will be on view near the center of the “300” block by the Wine Garden. 5,100 images are combined in this complex art piece, which were culled from over 30,000 photographs submitted by “Beverly Hill-ites”, sharp observers and fans of the city.

Category awards and major show awards like Best of Show and Most Original Work will be announced in a Sunday afternoon ceremony, at the show’s center, in front of the newly restored Lily Pond, which is also 100 years old.

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The 2014 artSHOW’s sponsor and media partners include: Infiniti of Beverly Hills, Sotheby’s, coffee brewer Keurig, David Frank Design luxury swings, the LA Weekly, KPCC, the Los Angeles Art Association, Fabrik Magazine, Yelp, Whole Foods Market, Paley Center for Media, and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitor’s Bureau. Food and Beverage support come from Premiere Events and Beck’s Beer. The show’s charitable partner is Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and its sister organization, Healing Art with Kids.

All artSHOW activities occur at the historic Beverly Gardens and admission to both days is free. Beverly Gardens is 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. For general information about the 2014 Beverly Hills artSHOW, visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow or call (310) 285-6830.

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lisa BIANCONI

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