What’s happening at your favorite local galleries

Artist Francois Fressinier at Martin Lawrence Galleries
Artist Francois Fressinier at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Fall is in the air, and many local art galleries are gearing up for the holiday months. From new works on display to celebratory events, visitors have much to look forward to in the months ahead.

Stop by Martin Lawrence Galleries any weekend in December to enjoy a glass of wine, light fare and sweet treats.

Works of Erte at Martin Lawrence Galleries
Works of Erte at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Martin Lawrence Galleries

In November, Martin Lawrence Galleries will feature the works of artist Francois Fressinier. Fressinier cites inspiration from artists such as Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Bonnard and Fuchs, and his many modern figurative works feature “… the human figure in all of its intricacies of beauty and life.” While some of his more famous subjects include Adele and Kate Moss, Fressinier credits his wife, Colette, as being his muse. The artist will be in attendance at Martin Lawrence Galleries on November 4 from 6–8 pm.

On display in December are the works of Erte, whose art influenced an entire movement that would become known as “Art Deco.” In addition to serigraphs and bronze sculptures, Erte also created original costumes and fashion designs for many famous actresses at the time, including Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies and Norma Shearer. Erte’s original designs grace the world’s most prestigious museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

For more information on the works of Francois Fressinier and Erte, contact Martin Lawrence Galleries.

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect Street, Suite 140, La Jolla


Art of Dr. Seuss at Legends Gallery
Art of Dr. Seuss at Legends Gallery

Legends Gallery

Legends Gallery is thrilled to host the “Art of Dr. Seuss Rare Editions Event” this October. Featuring rarely seen works, the exhibit showcases exciting works by the famed children’s author and illustrator. Twenty-four of the most popular works by Theodor Seuss Geisel—better known to the masses as “Dr. Seuss”—will be on display. This exhibit allows visitors to view and experience one of the largest selections of authorized estate editions ever assembled. This is a rare opportunity to experience the wonder and imagination of one of the greatest children’s authors the world has ever seen. For more information on the event, contact Legends Gallery in La Jolla.

Legends Gallery, 1205 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla


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Fall and winter scenes at Ian Ely Gallery
Fall and winter scenes at Ian Ely Gallery
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Ian Ely Gallery

Having just recently celebrated one year at his La Jolla location, resident artist Ian Ely will be hosting a celebratory anniversary event on October 21 from 6–10 pm. The event will feature live music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a special giveaway. Additionally, new releases featuring scenes evocative of fall and winter will be on display. For more information on this event, contact Ian Ely Gallery.

Ian Ely Gallery, 1141 Prospect Street, La Jolla