Get ready for BritWeek in Los Angeles beginning tomorrow Saturday April 23rd and running through May 8th!
Over the next two weeks BritWeek will be hosting a program of events promoting British culture to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California.
The mission of BritWeek, a non profit organization that began in 1977 by Nigel Lythgoe and then-Consul General Bob Peirce, is to create awareness of the many ways in which Britain and the US work together; and to further a relationship in advancing business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of theseregions of the world–and our LA programming definitely accomplishes that mission!
There’s exciting cultural programming to chose from during the next two weeks for BritWeek, and Cartwheel Art, who is a media sponsor, has created very unique programming listed below.
1) Saturday April 23rd – Saturday May 14th:
BritWeek Group Art Show: /Brit-fluence(d)/ at The Gabba Gallery (3126 Beverly Blvd.)
Opening reception is on Saturday April 23rd from 7-11pm and many of the artists will be in attendance. The show runs through May 14th.
/Brit-fluence(d) is a group art show, exploring the art of UK x LA emerging and urban artists, and how they’ve been influenced by British Culture.
A mix of artists influenced by British Culture are featured in /Brit-fluence(d)/. Whether it’s been with music, film, literature, fashion, architecture, philosophy, history, or science, Britain has affected us.
With \Brit-fluence(d)\ at The Gabba Gallery, curated by Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art Magazine & Cartwheel Art Tours, we, will explore the British influence in Los Angeles through the visual art of a diverse group of artists working in a variety of mediums.
From UK artists, who call LA home, to UK artists who have worked in LA—some of whom have painted murals on our streets including Animal Alley in Echo Park and in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District—to artists living in LA who’ve been influenced by British Culture, \Brit-fluence(d)\ celebrates British Culture in LA.
Artist’s featured in \Brit-fluence(d) group art show, are in alphabetical order, as follows:
Liseth Amaya (UK), Jonny Arnold (UK), Will Blanchard aka Wildcat Will (UK), Nicholas Bonamy (LA), Brandon Boyd (LA) , Lisa Derrick (LA), Joey Feldman (LA), Teale Hatheway (LA), Himbad (UK), Jay Kantor (LA), Dr. Paul Koudournais (LA), Captain Kris (UK), Stone Larkin (LA), Xany Rudoff (LA), Otto Schade (UK), Robert “Sticky” Shaw (LA), Cherrie Strong (UK)
2) Saturday May 7th from 1pm-6pm:
Cartwheel Art Tours x BritWeek Urban Bus Adventure
Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art Tours has designed an extremely special tour as an Urban Bus Adventure for \Brit-fluence(d)\!
The tour has been created with a British theme itinerary and is providing a really special opportunity to participate on an immersive adventure by bus where we will meet artists and makers that are influenced by UK culture. It’s on this tour where the following will occur:
– DISCOVER: galleries with visual art created by artists from the UK and LA at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects, These Days at 118 Winston, and The Gabba Gallery. In addition to the murals in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, DTLA at Indian Alley, Echo Park at Subliminal Projects, and Animal Alley, and more.
– EXPLORE: Graffiti with Steve Grody, historian and author of Graffiti LA, who will describe how some LA Cholo gang writers were influenced by old English goth fonts as we view murals along the route.
– EXPERIENCE: Early Grey Tea Pie from The Pie Hole in the DTLA Arts District along with sausage rolls and chips, provided by The Lost Knight, a British Pub.
3) Saturday May 7th from 6pm-9pm: BritWeek Reception for \Brit-fluence(d)\ at The Gabba Gallery.
More details TBA.
Additional highlights recommended by Cartwheel Art Magazine are as follows:
Saturday April 19th – May 1st: London Transplants – Wallspace Art Exhibition. More here
Sunday April 24th: Hotel Shangrila Presents: Anarchis’s Village Green Tea Party. More here
Tuesday April 26th: BritWeek Visual Artist of the Year: Millie Brown – Q & A and Celebration. More here
Tuesday April 26th: Mr Musichead Presents: A Special Photo Exhibition – British Invasion: 1962 – 1966. More here
Friday April 29th: Aeterna Gallery Presents: Touch Artist Philip Jeck. More here
Friday April 29th: Aeterna Gallery Presents: a Photography Exhibition by Paula Harrowing. More here
Friday April 29th – Saturday April 30th: Sur le Mur Presents: LA to London Street Week Art Show. More here
Saturday April 30th: NFMLA BritWeek Film Festival in DTLA. More here
Sunday May 1st: British Invasion – Britweek’s 10th Anniversary Gala. More here
Tuesday May 3rd: LACMA lectures Presents: Art Museums & Exhibitions in Britain 1800 – 1914. More here.