FRESH, BRIGHT, EXCITING! ART PLATFORM -- LOS ANGELES 2012 There was so much to see and do (and people to meet!) at Art Platform -- Los Angeles 2012 at the historic Barker Hanger in Santa Monica this past September 27 - 30 that it was a challenge to try and take it all in -- but thousands did and they loved what they saw! Among attendees on opening day: the ever-glamorous art goddess of Los Angeles Homeira Goldstein (above left) looking chic in all black. Artist/photographer Mei Xian Qui (upper right) represented at Los Angeles Art Association presented works from her "Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom" series (which we absolutely love!!) that addresses the Chinese-American identity from past to present. We spent some time with her as she discussed this wonderful and very insightful series. A fun wall installation (middle right) by artist Cindy Kolodziejski at Frank Lloyd Gallery fills an entire wall; and acclaimed Beverly Hills gallerist Timothy Yarger (below right) of Timothy Yarger Fine Art discusses his many artists, including famed photographer Jim McHugh whose photo of the historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles is shown at center. We certainly look forward to next year's edition -- and we hope you too will join us and the many thousands of art lovers! After all, everyone can use something fresh, bright and exciting in their lives, right?
Photos by Greg Firlotte