For those who enjoy going back to a simpler time before the digital revolution changed our lives, look no further than the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale, taking place right in our backyard for three days starting on April 25th. Put on by Dolphin Promotions, whose antiques and modernism shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America, the company puts on over a dozen exhibitions throughout the country.
The Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale will hold court at the beautiful and airy Three Labs production and event space in Culver City, beginning on Friday night with an opening gala benefiting P.S. ARTS, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to under served public schools and communities. The opening night party will feature an evening of creative full-bar cocktails, gourmet food, music and an opportunity for early buying. The night will also be a good spot for potential star watching, with past attendees including Heidi Klum and Seal, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and more.
The show will feature 40-plus national and international exhibitors together under one roof, bringing wares that run the gamut of 20th Century design movements. Some of the presenters include a long-time Modernism show favorite, Vintage European Posters, who will have a wide selection of poster art to choose from, covering every topic imaginable from theater, to opera to travel, transportation, military, liquor, fashion and more. For a preview of this exhibitor, you can check out vepca.com/ to get an idea of what they’ll have. Another perennial favorite of the show will be the Just Fabulous booth, whose popular retail store in Palm Springs will be bringing their home decor, original modern art, books and cultural gifts to the show.
There will also be a panel discussion on Saturday, beginning on at 2 p.m. entitled, “What’s Modern Now? Moving beyond stale cliches to redefine modernism for today,” whose panelists will include interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks, antique dealer and expert Lisa Bowles and moderated by west coast editor of Architectural Digest, Mayer Rus. 3 Labs is located at 8461 Warner Drive in the Hayden Tract district of Culver City and more info on the show can be found at dolphinfairs.com/lamodernism/.
Art and culture are never far away in Culver City and just down the road on Saturday night, April 26th, the Culver City Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert entitled Eco-Composer Beethoven, in celebration of Earth Day this week, the program will feature works that will try to ask the question of what Beethoven would think and feel about today’s environment.
According to Executive Director and President Matthew Hetz, Beethoven found inspiration and escape in nature and would walk through the woods sketching ideas in his music notebook. His ode to nature is his pastoral, Symphony No. 6. Music Director Frank Fetta will conduct the orchestra, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Culver Boulevard. Tickets are $10 and $5 for attendees who are 17 years and under. You can also purchase tickets online at www.culvercitysymphony.org/.
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