SUPPORT HANDMADE IN AMERICA: BROWSE ‘N BUY at the
18th ANNUAL “BRENTWOOD AUTUM ART SHOW” Sunday, OCTOBER 28
This year’s BRENTWOOD AUTUMN ART SHOW brings the arts to the community with an emphasis in “Handmade in America,” and packs a triple-treat of family fun presenting three events simultaneously: the 18th annual “Brentwood Autumn Art Show,” the 15th West LA Chamber of Commerce “Health Fair” offers exhibits, wellness products and health screenings, and Kids Are 1st “Family Safety Festival,” provides child fingerprinting, ID kits, car seat safety, and child-friendly activities.
The one-day show, set for Sunday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., takes place along the eastbound lanes of San Vicente Boulevard, beginning at Saltair and running east to Barrington, in downtown Brentwood (CA). Admission to the event is free and plenty of metered parking is available along San Vicente Boulevard, at pay lot parking at the VA on Gorham, as well as several public lots near the show.
For more information contact:
Brentwood Autumn Art Show – www.BrentwoodArtShow.com or (818) 421-2133
Health Fair – www.westlachamber.org or (310) 441-2900
Kids are 1st – www.kidsare1.weebly.com
The BRENTWOOD AUTUMN ART SHOW presents a juried selection of media and styles, from whimsical to contemporary intermixed with traditional art festival favorites — fine art and photography, clothing and accessories, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, hand-blown glass, porcelain and ceramics, paper and textile art, potpourri, soaps, candles, flowers bonsai trees, children’s toys, furniture, and more. Additional activities include live musical entertainment (EdWing Trio, Rhubarb Meringue Pie, and the JazzZone Trio with drummer Stephen Foster, pianist Mikal R. Majeed, saxophonist/vocalist Reggie Alexander), a children’s entertainment area and an international food court.
A few of this year’s artists and craftspeople include:
Ceramics – Betsey Carter, Betsey Carter Ceramics, Los Angeles
Oil Painting – James Goodridge, San Gabriel
Tropical Watercolor Painting – Martino Dorcé, Pasadena
Gourd Purses – Kay Jones and Dennis Johnson, Jones & Johnson Gourd Crafts, Ontario
Fine Art – Muramansa Kudo, Pacific Palisades
Photography – Paul Renner, Renner Images, Laguna Beach
Bead Jewelry – Phoebe Neil, Vintage and Then Some, Los Angeles
Jewelry – Gina Davis, Bejeweled by Gina, Pasadena, CA
“There was a time when almost everything came from the hand of individuals, hammered or stitched one at a time, and the connection between the maker and the user was unbroken,” said Ray Leier, the event’s producer. “People can still experience the value of handmade items through the work of weavers, woodworkers, potters, metalsmiths, and every other craft that exists, at this year’s show”
Leier explained, “Despite the overwhelming wave of cheap mass produced products that are laid at our feet each day, there are people who continue to create functional objects that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use. Their work is appreciated by people that make room in their lives for high touch items because of the thoughtfulness that goes into their creation. Today’s craftspeople though, have the unique disadvantage of having to rationalize the work they do in the face of the inexpensive, easily accessible, pervasive products that fill big box stores from coast-to-coast.”
“Art is both passionate and positive, and we all need to see it and embrace it – it’s uplifting and refreshing. Sure, everyone is more cautious with how they spend their money these days, but art lovers buy art and one-of-a-kind collectibles no matter what the economy dictates. It’s time to cast a fresh eye on Southern California’s contemporary craft movement and embrace emerging artists, crafters, and designers working, exploring and evolving in traditional and nontraditional media.”
“Community support is essential to the continuation of local arts & craft events and other community events. Our show is fun-filled experience for each participant, the surrounding retail and residential community, and for the enjoyment of our visitors. It’s a great event and the admission price is perfect for today’s economy, it’s free!”
The 18th Annual Brentwood Autumn Art Show is produced by Ray Leier for del Mano Productions, LLC and co-sponsored by The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.