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Come and Get It! Tacos & Beer at Fifth Floor Gallery Sept 5

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Dale Dreiling and Billy Kheel
Reception: Saturday, September 5th from 6-9pm at Fifth Floor Gallery


Join Fifth Floor Gallery for  Tacos & Beer, a two person exhibition of recent works by Los Angeles-based artists Dale Dreiling and Billy Kheel. Hand-made and painted using different mediums, these sculptural and 2-D works are reminiscent of the murals that adorn the sides of many Mexican markets seen around Los Angeles. For taco afficionados, Los Angeles is ground zero and in addition, there is a burgeoning craft beer culture. This show proudly celebrates these communities and cultures.

The stuffed sculptural and flat felt works by Billy Kheel are reminiscent of both the soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg and quintessential folk art painting traditions. Each intentional imperfection and detour from exact reproduction adds to the playfulness of his chosen material and subject matter. In a similar manner, the hyper- color cast sculptures and gestural panel paintings of Dale Dreiling pay direct homage to the works of both Jasper Johns and Robert Arneson. The deliberate dismissal of precise execution of craft underlines the emo- tional nature of his approach.

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Billy Kheel graduated with a BA in studio art from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. His work has been shown at La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), GATE Projects (Glendale, CA), and PØST Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). He has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, KCRW’s DNA and KCET’s Artbound.

Dale Dreiling is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in painting. He is an Art Director for Studio Number One and has shown his work at 381g (San Francisco, CA), CB’s 313 (New York, NY), One Grand Gallery (Portland, OR), and Subliminal Projects (Los Angeles, CA).

fifth floor gallery502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Antaeus to open cultural center in Glendale

Groundbreaking set for June 11 at 10 a.m.


The Antaeus Theatre Company has announced that it will break ground for a new cultural arts center in Glendale on June 11 at 10 a.m. The City of Glendale has approved plans submitted by the company to transform a 7,600 square-foot retail building at 110 East Broadway into an intimate, yet comprehensive performing arts facility. Renovation is expected to take place over the course of a year.

The new Antaeus cultural arts center will be located in Glendale’s growing downtown Art and Entertainment District, east of Brand Blvd. and across from the Americana, which features ample parking, attractive outdoor spaces and pedestrian access. It will house an 80-seat theater and a 40-seat black box, as well as a lobby gallery and a classics library. Renowned theater designer John Sergio Fisher is the architect.

“The groundbreaking on June 11 launches the next chapter for one of the region’s theater gems,” says Antaeus board president David Gindler. “With its illustrious roster of ensemble members, its commitment to inspire audiences through the performance of great classical theater and the wide ranging impact of its educational programs, Antaeus now can look forward to a wonderful new space that will enable its family of actors and audiences to continue to explore stories with enduring themes for generations to come.”

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The Antaeus board of directors and the company’s ensemble members, who together share a passion for Antaeus’ artistic mission and community engagement, have already raised a substantial portion of the funds required, in collaboration with local individual and institutional donors. A capital campaign (“Play On!”) is being launched to raise the $1,000,000 still needed for the renovation.

Antaeus is a multiple award-winning cooperative theater ensemble founded to empower the actor and to bring classical theater to the greater Los Angeles area. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes. Renowned for its practice of “partner casting” all of its productions, audience members never see an understudy and frequently return to see the same play in the hands of an equally gifted but very different set of actors. Other signature programs include Antaeus’ tri-annual ClassicsFest reading series, and its acclaimed arts education and outreach programs for students, educators and audience members that connect the essentially human elements in classical texts to contemporary issues and ideas.

Speakers at the June 11 event will include City of Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and Antaeus member Kurtwood Smith, as well as representatives from theDowntown Glendale Association, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce.

In the interim, Antaeus will continue to produce at its 49-seat theater on Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood that it has called home for nine years. Picnic by William Inge is scheduled to run June 25 through Aug. 16, with Uncle Vanya set to open on Oct. 15.

Mystery, Wit and Invention: A Dance of the Absurd in “Performance” at REDCAT DTLA

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Rashaun Mitchell: “Performance.” Photo by Liza Voll Photography.

If you are fans of Merce Cunningham like we are here at Gia On The Move you will love this!  We also happen to be lucky to have worked with photographer Richard Avedon, who inspired the subject matter of this performance too.  What a treat! And if you are a dancer, you’ll want to get in on the workshop that accompanies this performance.

REDCAT, CalArts’ Downtown Center for the Contemporary Arts, will be presenting what has been described as the intoxicating choreography of former Merce Cunningham dancer Rashaun Mitchell combined with the live musical stylings of Magnetic Fields singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt in their new work, PERFORMANCE, Thursday, December 4th to Sunday December 7th.

PERFORMANCE is a celebration of the mysteries in the art of performance, of on-the-spot wit and invention, and of the absurd. This one-of-a-kind collaboration is inspired by an observation from Richard Avedon: “We all perform. It’’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally. It’s a way of telling about ourselves in the hope of being recognized as what we’d like to be.”


Photo by Liza Voll Photography.


Developed during a residency at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) in Boston in 2013, the dance and music exist within the beguiling visual design created by San Francisco installation artist Ali Naschke-Messing and a lighting design by Davison Scandrett.

Rashaun Mitchell is joined by dancers Hiroki Ichinose, Cori Kresge and Silas Riener, and Stephin Merritt performing on and off stage.



In conjunction with the REDCAT performances of Rashaun Mitchell’ PERFORMANCE, Silas Reiner, dancer and choreographer, will lead the workshop “Building Other Worlds: Inside Worlds Outside Worlds” at Pieter Performance Space, Saturday, December 6 from 12-2pm. To register and more information visit Pieter.

Read more about the work of artists:
Rashaun Mitchell
Stephin Merritt
Ali Naschke-Messing

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Thur-Sat, December 4-6, 8:30pm and Sun, December 7, 7pm
Tickets: $25-$30 (students/members $20-$25)

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Artist Paul W. Evans’ Sky Candy Opens at Fifth Floor Gallery

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On January 11, 2014, Fifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present Sky Candy, the newest body of paintings by Los Angeles based artist, Paul W. Evans. The opening reception will take place at the gallery from 6-9pm and viewing until February 15, 2014. Fifth Floor is open Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment.

Continuing with his exploration of mixed media and painting, Evans has created a body of work that combines the whimsical with the surreal. The artist’s interest in modes of production and reproduction manifests in pieces with repetitive imagery that is immersed in unique painted landscapes. This contrast of a mass produced iconic image vs the unique, customized creation is one that is seen often in facets of contemporary culture, from art to current design. Traditionally nature has been portraited in an epic scale that may dwarf any human subjects. Here the landscape is marginalized and the sky itself, with Evans’ mysterious anatomical imagery, becomes the focus, producing an uneasiness despite an almost comical subject. The anatomical references stand in defiance to the landscape, refusing to be absorbed and simultaneously confronting the viewer. The commingling of mechanical reproduction and the suggestion of the spiritual are the heart of his work.


Paul W. Evans earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY). Recent exhibitions in Los Angeles include Weekend Space, Fifth Floor Gallery, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry and the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. He has shown extensively in the US and abroad, including Clementine Gallery, Lump Gallery, Eyewash Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Recent curatorial projects include the video group show Leg Room co-curated with Jonathon Hornedo, Cries and Whispers at Sam Lee Gallery and Doing Pennants at Fifth Floor Gallery. He is the co-founder and co-director of ShoeboxLA with artist Sophia Allison, now in its third year. For more info: www.pweny.com

About Fifth Floor: Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of LA’s Chinatown. Owner, Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture sees that the space delights in a mixture of contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display. For more information please visit www.fifthfloorgallery.com or email: info@fifthfloorgallery.com.

 502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-8443


Events Around Town: LA This Weekend

One person can’t be in all places at all times.  I only wish.  Just think of the fun I’d be having!  But that doesn’t mean YOU can’t enjoy what’s on the calendar for the coming weekend.  Here are two favorites:

Celebrate the work of Armin Hofmann, the legendary Swiss graphic designer.  A Holiday Open House at A&D 

December 13 and 14, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Armin Hofmann

Architecture and Design Museum (A+D) is opening its doors for a two day holiday event, Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in celebration of Armin Hofmann, the legendary Swiss graphic designer and educator. During the open houses, limited edition Armin Hofmann prints, discounted A+D memberships, and museum specialty items are available for design enthusiasts as holiday gifts.

The open houses will enable visitors to experience the subject of color on a more intimate level. It’s an opportunity to meet the A+D Director, Tibbie Dunbar, Mike Grosswendt, the innovative builder, philanthropist and 2013 A+D museum construction sponsor, April Greiman, curator and exhibition designer, and Michael Rotondi, exhibition designer.

“The Armin Hofmann exhibit is a complete departure from the last show, ‘Never Built’ says Mike Grosswendt. “This is small, intimate and meditative experience showcasing the versatile quality of A+D, bringing forward design, architecture and art that is transformative. It is a must see.”

A+D Museum is located at 6032 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Admission for the event is $7.00 and can be used toward new memberships and gift memberships.  Refreshments include: wine and light bites.

Exclusive limited edition prints, discounted A+D memberships, and museum gifts available for the holidays

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Fifth Floor Holiday Party and 15% off Sale
Saturday, December 14, 6-9pm 

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Happy Holidays from Fifth Floor! Please join us in Chinatown Saturday night for our annual Holiday Party on December 14th from 6-9pm! Enjoy some hot cider on what’s sure to be a chilly night and receive 15% off your purchases. This season Fifth Floor is showcasing the handmade work of many local artists and designers as well as many new items from around the world. There will be plenty of unique last minute gift ideas!

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Also in the neighborhood:

Our neighbors at Automata present “SparkleBlob’s Doublewide Roadside Holiday Snowflake Show!”

December 12-22


Join Silverlake’s most well-adjusted family as they spend their holiday vacation in the rustic, arid climate of the California desert, where the tumbleweeds tumble, and murmurs on the wind blow cool wind through your hair. Young Judy Haversham would love to be just about anywhere else, and is not in the mood for a journey built of a curious mixture of reality and imagination, which is, of course, just fine.

SparkleBlob’s 6th annual Holiday Puppet Show delivers expressly to you a hilarious and somewhat existential musical excursion through time and space that will warm your heart into happy holiday goop! There will be two weeks of performances so go here for tickets.

Children Under 3 See Sparkleblob for FREE!

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Join The LA Arts Alliance and The Bruce Laurie Gallery for Art, Music and Refreshments as they celebrate this years programs funded by your generous donations.  Find out more about “Because I can Jewlrey Designs”  Meet Special Guests and see surprise presentations.  A percentage of all funds will be used to fund next year’s programs. L.A. Arts Alliance is a 501c3 non profit organization.

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Color Me Manga: Fratelli Rossetti Returns to Japan for Summer 2014 Women’s Collections

Lug sole
The lug-sole takes center stage
fashion, style, Gia, Gia on the Move, Tracey PaleoIt’s always a pleasure to spotlight What’s Hot Now, especially when the coloratura is so above average!

For the Women’s Summer Collection 2014, Fashion Week Milan, in a return to nipponic shapes and geometric designs, Fratelli Rossetti  recalled the graphics of classic Japanese manga, the fun, surreal, celebrated Japanese comic strips, renowned for their remarkable figures and bright shades.

Just one model in twenty-one colors of the Derby Shoe were displayed at Milano Moda Donna at the Palazzo Visconti: the white lug-sole and the profiles are the key elements of the season; a positive and ironic model at the heart of the Fratelli Rossetti.
Fratelli Rossetti

Celebrate Literature Through Fashion – Enter the Toms and Out of Print Back-To-School Sweepstakes

pigeonTOMS and Out of Print have teamed up once again for their back to school sweepstakes – a chance to win some awesome prizes! The contest runs until Wednesday, September 4, 9:00am EDT. The winners will be announced Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Head over to Out of Print Clothing now for your chance to win! 

* Please note that entering your email is an opt-in for both TOMS and Out of Print’s email lists.  Here at Gia On The Move, we don’t particularly like to enforce other people’s rules.  But if you are ok with it, simply click on the image below.  You can always opt out.  Just suggesting…

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About Out of Print:

Out of Print’s mission is to celebrate literature through fashion and help increase access to books around the world. Out of Print licenses and designs original artwork from iconic literary classics to create unique conversation starters in the form of apparel, tote bags, iPhone cases, stationery items, accessories and novelty gift items. To date, Out of Print has helped donate 600,000 books to communities in need through their partnership with Books For Africa.