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2012 TARFEST Art Exhibition and Free Music Festival, 9/20 and 9/22

September 19, 2012 by Megan Koester in Upcoming Events with 0 Comments

LAUNCH LA presents TARFEST, a group art exhibition (which runs September 20th through October 6th) and music and art festival (which takes place Saturday, September 22nd from 2 to 9PM). An opening reception for the exhibition, which features work from 35 artists who have taken part in the past nine years of TARFEST Juried Exhibitions, will take place Thursday, September 20th from 6 to 10PM at the Variety Building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd.

Todd Carpenter

Todd Carpenter

The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, photography and video by the following artists: Leslie Awender, Lisa Bartleson, Kevin Bernstein, Richard Bruland, Todd Carpenter, York Chang, Hollis Cooper, Jennifer Faist, Steven Fujimoto, Libby Gerber, Michael Giancristiano, Tm Gratkowski, Jenny Hager, Steve Hampton, Stephanie Han, Brad Howe, Michele Jaquis, Flora Kao, Rebecca Lowry, Jason Macaya, Arlene Mead, Janet Milhomme, Andy Moses, Hung Viet Ngyuen, Jorge Oswaldo, Antonio Pelayo, Christina Pierson, Mei Xian Qiu, Bryan Ricci, Katherine Rohrbacher, Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Gina Stepaniuk, Sayon Syprasoeuth, Meeson Pae Yang, and Penny Young.

Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen

The TARFEST Music and Art Festival takes place Saturday, September 22nd from 2 to 9PM at the La Brea Tar Pits Park – indie-rock bands Blondfire, Helena, Soft Swells, So Many Wizards, The Steelwells and The Makepeace Brothers will perform, artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Codak Smith and Van Saro will paint live, and sculptures by Bertil Petersson, Tom Winter, Mattia Biagi and David O. Johnson will be on display. Admission to the festival is free and all ages.

Hollis Cooper

Hollis Cooper

TARFEST 10 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition, 2003 – 2012
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Variety Building (East Annex), Los Angeles, CA 90036

TARFEST Music and Art Festival
La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park)
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

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