The semi-annual Beverly Hills Art Show – Affaire In The Gardens welcomes a special exhibit curated by the Los Angeles Art Association on October 15 – 16, 2011 at Beverly Gardens. Artist Ya Ya Chou will create ‘Beluga’s Journey’, a faux underwater environment complete with whale balloon at the twice yearly art fair in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles Art Association will also feature photographer and digital artist J.T. Burke and sculptor R. Matt at the Los Angeles Art Association booth.
This Fall’s exhibit focuses on three unique emerging artists. Ya Ya Chou has received critical acclaim for her work in sculpture, animation, painting as well as installation. Her work ranges from sculptures made from gummi bears, licorice lace, burnt toasts, package foods and found objects to installations in traditional media of paper, clay, glass and fabric. Artist J.T. Burke, whose work has been described as an ‘irresistible offering of pure escapism,’ has exhibited his works in Barcelona, London, Bristol, New York, Toronto, as well as across Southern California. Sculptor R. Matt’s body of work examines the physical world though an inventive approach that is both synthetic and resoundingly anthropomorphic.
Works by all three artists will be on view throughout the 2-day art event. Spanning four blocks, this free art fair, the largest public art event in the city of Beverly Hills will feature 250 vetted artists from across the nation showcasing an array of paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics and traditional prints will participate in the show. An ideal event for early holiday shoppers, as well as art lovers, the Affaire In The Gardens offers visitors a wide assortment of upscale, yet affordable one-of-a-kind art items.
The Affaire In The Gardens will also feature entertaining and family-friendly programming including special exhibits, art tours, in-booth artist demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks, and for the adults, wine and fine beer gardens.
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. 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.
A new iPhone App, developed by the City, with the assistance of the Fine Art Commission, will be introduced at the main information booth of the art show. The “soft launch” of the iPhone application will guide visitors through the Beverly Hills Public Art Collection, including many famous pieces located at the art show site. Other features of the application, such as information about all public parks in Beverly Hills, are contained in this fun new application. Staff who assist both the art show and the Fine Art Commission will be available at the information booth to show off the diverse uses of this new feature, which is being upgraded weekly.
The Affaire In The Gardens will feature wine and fine beer gardens, food trucks specializing in Japanese, Greek, American, and Italian 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 discover Lincoln’s cutting-edge innovations, modern design and advanced technology. While there, guests can step inside the Lincoln ePOD, a highly interactive multimedia experience, and have the opportunity to win the 2012 MKZ Hybrid.
The Affaire In The Gardens is produced by the City of Beverly Hills. Event Sponsors include Lincoln, the Beverly Hills Courier, KPCC-Southern California Public Radio, Zach Goldsmith of Beverly Hills Hilton and Hyland Real Estate. Event partners include the Los Angeles Art Association and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
The Beverly Hills Art Show – Affaire In The Gardens will take place Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 16, 2011. General Show hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and admission is free. The Art Show is located at Beverly Garden located along Santa Monica Blvd., 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. For more information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/artshow.
Beverly Garden located along Santa Monica Blvd, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive
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