Sunday Arts District, DTLA + Pasadena

John Otter sketch

This past Sunday I spent the day at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, to view Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016 for the second time. It’s a fabulous exhibition and I could spend another few days there. (no photography allowed in the galleries)IMAG0172

After that a Black Dahlia at the Gallery Bar at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Gorgeous bar and great cocktails. IMAG0174

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is one of the most historic and beautiful buildings in all of Downtown Los Angeles.  If you have never been inside, you need to make time and check this place out.  It is gorgeous.  While you are there, stop in the Gallery Bar, right off the main entrance lobby for a cocktail. (from dtlaexplorer)


Ended up in Pasadena before heading home for some wine and sketching at Everson Royce – after laying down the initial sketch in graphite I added another heavier layer of conté and smudged it with a blending stick. IMAG0180.jpg

After that dinner at Union Pasadena:

Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla partnered to open UNION, a 50-seat restaurant and bar featuring a deeply personal, seasonally Californian interpretation of Northern Italian cuisine. They have created an intimate neighborhood restaurant that brings the farmer and guest together to celebrate the simplicity of ingredients and the delight of a meal with friends.


Have you seen the show at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel? What did you think? Let me know in the comments & have a great week.



Went to LACMA with friends on sunday after a nice breakfast. We got there a bit late, but it was open until 8pm which was nice – not very crowded either. We didn’t choose to see the special Magritte exhibition which cost $17.00. I was able to gaze at quite a few amazing works – unfortunately I didn’t see any Agnes Martin or Wallace Berman.