Is it October already?

Is it October already?

Ever since Gail and I visited a Chinatown gallery opening a few years ago, this urban gem in downtown Los Angeles has held a special place in our hearts. Its history is interwoven with the city itself and its present incarnation as a hip home for artists, galleries, photographers, musicians and one-of-a-kind shops makes it a regular stop for a night out on the town.

The pedestrian walkway of Chung King Road provides an unparalleled opportunity for city-dwellers to forget about traffic and stroll the area at leisure. And, it’s not unusual on any given Saturday night to be entertained by one or more live bands.

So, when our friend Mat Gleason from Coagula Curatorial called and said he knew of an available space just a few steps from his gallery, we had to take a look.

And that is how Tieken Gallery LA came about. Our grand opening is scheduled for October 21, 2017 with a solo show of my new paintings along with my newest installation, Killer bees attack MAR-A-LAGOPlease come see my new work and experience a perfect autumn evening in Chinatown.

Tieken Gallery LA Grand Opening
7 pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017
961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90021

OPEN (after Oct 21)
Thurs, Fri & Sat 1pm to 6pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

For those of you who enjoy our Tieken Gallery AZ shows, not to worry. Our show season will resume this winter. Stay tuned for news of shows or log in on our facebook page at Tieken Gallery.

Fred Tieken • UNO’s Dream Pony • acrylic on canvas • 30” x 24” • 2017

Gail and I are so pleased to be Honorary Co-chairs of the 2018 ART FROM THE HEART auction sponsored by Free Arts of Arizona. Their mission of healing abused and homeless children through artistic expression has led this amazing nonprofit organization to work with over 110,000 homeless and abused children since 1993, at no charge, at more than 45 partner social service agencies.

Please visit the Free Arts of Arizona website to purchase tickets to the upcoming 2017 Every Child Matters Luncheon on November 1, and mark your calendars now for an evening of art and fun next April 7, at the ART FROM THE HEART auction at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. As this year’s featured artist, I join a distinguished and talented group of past honorees. Uno’s Dream Pony (above) will be one of the many works of art donated by participating artists and available at the auction.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you soon.

fred tieken

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