Thursday, January 16, 2014

LA Art show Celebrated Launch of Bordeaux-Los Angeles - A 50 Year Partnership

The LA Art Show, the largest platform for contemporary and traditional art in the West, returned yesterday to the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J & K, January 15 - 19, 2014.
Jewelry & Antique show joined LA Art show on the same floor this year.

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund

Bordeaux-Los Angeles 50 Years Partnership
The Honorable Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, art ambassadeur  Tim Robbins, and Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc. welcomed guests to the Opening Premiere Party of the 2014 LA Art Show to celebrate the official launch of Bordeaux-Los Angeles:  A 50-year partnership and to honor Councilmember Tom LaBonge for his commitment to the Sister Cities of Los Angeles and for his advocacy to arts and culture in the City of LA.

Bordeaux tasting at LA Art Show opening
The event yesterday featured exclusive tasting of many world-renowned wines from Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux generously supplied by: Union des Grands, Crus de Bordeaux, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB)., while enjoying delicious California-Latino inspired samplers by chef of note, John Sedlar of Rivera Restaurant.
Additional  culinary delights were served by  Beso, Calavera Tequila, Chivas Regal, Deep Eddy Vodka, Evian, Hama Sushi, John and Pete’s Fine Wine & Spirits, Magnolia Bakery, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Neapolis, Chaucer Freight and James Magni Design.

Honary Host committee posing w/Bordeaux wine
Attendees  also had the chance to view an exhibition of limited edition Richard S. Duardo fine art prints from Cheech Marin's The Chicano Collection / La Colección Chicana, the photographs of acclaimed photographer Gil Garcetti, and works by participating artists in the France Los Angeles Residency Exchange (FLARE) program.

Designer Sue Wong w/friend. She presented her gowns
at the Jewelry & Antique Show


19th Annual LA Art Show and art de vivre exemplifying French-American cooperation and the Bordeaux-Los Angeles relationship.
Sue Wong gown at the Jewelry
& Antique show
 All Opening Night ticket proceeds went  to the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to support this year-long cultural exchange. Sister Cities of Los Angeles, which creates and strengthens relationships between Los Angeles and her 25 Sister Cities around the world, partnered with the 2014 Opening Night Premiere Party, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles' partnership with sister city, Bordeaux, France.

Artist J. Diamond, sax, made
 of golf clubs
 The 2014 LA Art Show,  produced by the Palm Beach Show Group  build upon the concept of two distinct shows under the banner of the LA Art Show.

A complete art experience, the fairs-within-a-fair will showcase four sections of work: The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section. The Vintage Poster Section and The IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair.
Artist Jim Vogel


               The 2014 LA Art Show also features an exclusive and impressive collection of galleries selected by the LA Art Show's Gallery Selection Committee, and an exciting roster of programming including an engaging lecture series, ground-breaking special exhibits by top curators, artist book signings, guided show tours, mixers, and evening events.
Gallery Breathing was sponsored by World Capital Market

The Los Angeles Art Show will run thru  January 15 - 19, 2014 and is located  in the same building as Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show (same ticket) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall,1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

There is a free shuttle between La Art Show (LA Convention Center)  and PhotoLA, at 1933 South Broadway at LA Mart.

Gallery Wolfsen Denmark

 The Honary Host Committee:

The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
The Honorable Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux
His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
The Honorable Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles
Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District 4, City of Los Angeles
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Council District 13, City of Los Angeles
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Council District 9, City of Los Angeles.


Opening day, designer Kevan Hall's
gown at Jewelry & Antique show
jointed with LA Art show

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