Los Angeles – Dec 03 2016

The EuroCircle team is always happy to support worthy European artists and causes.
Tanya Stawski and Eila Kopra will be there to welcome our members – we are happy to work with the Ichiro, Kio and Ville to introduce you to Scandinavian art.

This particular exhibit is  presented by Arte Ry/Titanik & QiPO


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Curated by: Ville Laaksonen in collaboration with Kio Griffith and Ichiro Irie
The exhibition is supported by Artists’ Association Arte and QiPO and financially supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

ARTISTS

Heini Aho
Jan-Erik Andersson
Shawn Decket
Juha Allan Ekholm
Toni Hautamäki
Sirkku Ketola
Antti Oksanen
Per Sonne
Maria West

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The Fin_between exhibition at Arena1 (Los Angeles, USA) engages the distinctive spirit of doing and experiencing art from Finland. The artist’s work can be seen from political in global perspectives and as an artistic discourse to which Finnish artists share a very unique angle. Located in between the west and the east, on the edge of the Europe and next to Russia, Finnish people are often reminded “you have already won the lottery as you were born Finnish”. The American dream seems not so far away? But being Finnish has multiple facets. The top education state and an obsession towards winter sports, as well as high-tech brands companies such as Nokia and Supercell hover over our heads.

How many Finnish contemporary artists or their work do Americans recognize? One of the roles of artists in Finland is to challenge the stereotypical ways of approaching nationality, things which are connected to what being a Finn means. A vital aspect of an artist in a globalized world is to challenge political structures. Art is an in-between state where the artist’s personal beliefs evoke a conversation with the world.

In the Fin_between exhibition Heini Aho will be presenting a new installation work where corner shaped artworks from Finland are connected into American objects. Jan-Erik Andersson and Shawn Decker have created a sound installation Apple Concert. The duo will also prepare a performance, taking place during the opening. Juha Allan Ekholm has been documenting Finnish workers who have been fired from their jobs in tech-related companies. Toni Hautamäki will be implementing his works, which follow the legacy of hard-edge constructivism directly to the gallery walls. Sirkku Ketola‘s work consists of a large-scale installation including hand-made prints and a video work, which takes us on a trip from a Finnish outhouse to our national landscape. Intervention-artist Per Sonne is currently on a trip: begging for money in the streets and shopping centers of Turku, Finland towards raising funds for the destination of Los Angeles, with Sunset Boulevard and Venice Beach. Antti Oksanen and Maria West have made a new video production for the exhibition which, according to them, reflects upon the meaning of locality for artists in contemporary art and a global, transnational world penetrated by virtual networks.

As artist and curator, Ville Laaksonen, not only developed the concept for the exhibition, he helped realized the collaborative works that will be on display in the Fin_between exhibition.

All the artists are members of Artists’ Association Arte, which runs the Titanik gallery in the city of Turku.

Titanik has been active since 1960, and it parent organization Arte is known for its keen interest in how art and artists can shape the use of spaces, both through temporary interventions, and by actively repurposing unwanted structures. The Fin_between group exhibition aims to promote Finnish artists internationally by collaborating with other organizations on a global scale. The project at Arena1 is a collaboration with two Los Angeles based curators, Kio Griffith and Ichiro Irie from QiPO.

The Fin_between exhibition is the counterpart for the QiPO’s Lazy Susan exhibition, which opened at Titanik in June 2016.

QiPO’s representatives have planned a series of artist and curator meetings, through which artists are able to network directly in the Los Angeles art scene. While visiting Finland, the curators met approximately 30 artists and a number of staff from local art organizations, including Kiasma, the national museum for contemporary art in Finland.

The exhibition is supported by Artists’ Association Arte and QiPO and financially supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Further information: Ville Laaksonen / ville.laaksonen@gmail.com / + 358-50-3537071

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LA was founded on September 4, 1781 and it has grown into a dynamic metropolis. The city’s leadership has its eye on the future, while they seem to be eagerly preserving its extraordinary cultural heritage.

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From the world class LA Philharmonic to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA, LA’s cultural legacy continues to grow.

Foodies across the world recognize LA as the birthplace of the Cobb Salad and French Dip, and a major influence on California and ethnic cuisines.

Let’s see what is YOUR actual Los Angeles IQ?

Los Angeles – Sep 29 2016


Hi All,

We’re BACK!

We know it’s been some time since we arranged an evening to meet up, but both Tanya and I have had an extremely busy schedule. Just to kick off our Eurocircle Events, we’re going back to one of our favourites, Caffe Roma in Beverly Hills.

Let’s meet up and talk further about making more of a regular group meet up. We’re open to suggestions about new places you’d like to explore.

Caffe Roma, the flavours of Northern Italy, classic and contemporary Italian dishes upholding the European standard of hospitality and exemplary service.
From the most delicate thin-crust burrata, sausage, and rapini pizza to a succulent filet mignon steak topped with shaved parmesan and arugula… for lunch, dinner, or a drink– let’s all meet and have a great time.

Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring your friends, family and neighbours. Let’s let our hair down and have a great evening.

FOOD HAPPY HOUR – TILL CLOSING TIME (12am)
DRINKS SPECIAL – 1/2 PRICE UNTIL 8pm.

Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform.
PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL

See you all soon.

Regards,

Sonny and Tanya

Los Angeles – May 05 2016

Hi EuroCirclers!!

Come have a drink with us on Cinco De Mayo!!

We’ve organised an eventful night at Stylish spot for rooftop drinks & South-east Asian fare with a full indoor dining room for an exciting, fun and relaxing evening.

E.P. offers guests a multi-level modern Asian dining experience by Australia’s award-winning Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. Situated along La Cienega Blvd.’s bustling culinary corridor, E.P. Asian Eating House will showcase modern South-east Asian cuisine featuring ingredients rarely seen outside of Asia and the South Pacific blended with Southern California’s world-renowned produce.

Set against breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills, their L.P. Rooftop evokes the spirit of lively Asian street markets through bold flavours and shareable night food available al fresco until 2 a.m. Cozy up to the rooftop fire pit and sip on some Bubble Tea concoctions and bespoke handcrafted cocktails.

E.P. & L.P.
603 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:(310) 855-9955
www.eplosangeles.com/

Los Angeles – Mar 17 2016

February was a really busy month for most of us, and also trying to book places just got out of control.
But, we’re back. We’re going back to one our favorites, Caffe Roma.
Caffe Roma, bring you flavours of Northern Italy, classic and contemporary Italian dishes upholding the European standard of hospitality and exemplary service.
This evening will begin approximately 7 pm, but you’re welcome to drop in earlier if you’d like.

From the most delicate thin-crust burrata, sausage, and rapini pizza to a succulent filet mignon steak topped with shaved parmesan and arugula… for lunch, dinner, or a drink– let’s all meet and have a great time.
Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring with you friends, family and neighbours.
FOOD HAPPY HOUR – TILL CLOSING TIME (12 am)
DRINKS SPECIAL – 1/2 PRICE UNTIL 8 pm.

Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform.
PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL…

We’ll look forward to seeing you all there on Thursday.
Take care!

Regards,

Sonny and Tanya
http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/los-angeles/

Los Angeles – Jan 21 2016

Welcome in the New Year with all of us next week. We’ve organised an eventful night at Stylish spot for rooftop drinks & Southeast Asian fare with a full indoor dining room for an exciting, fun and relaxing evening.

E.P. offers guests a multi-level modern Asian dining experience by Australia’s award-winning Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. Situated along La Cienega Blvd.’s bustling culinary corridor, E.P. Asian Eating House will showcase modern Southeast Asian cuisine featuring ingredients rarely seen outside of Asia and the South Pacific blended with Southern California’s world-renowned produce.

Set against breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills, their L.P. Rooftop evokes the spirit of lively Asian street markets through bold flavors and sharable night food available al fresco until 2 a.m. Cozy up to the rooftop fire pit and sip on some Bubble Tea concoctions and bespoke handcrafted cocktails.

E.P. & L.P. – www. eplosangeles.com
603 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:(310) 855-9955

Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring with you friends, family and neighbours. Let’s let our hair down and have a great evening.

Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform the management at the establishment.

PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL…

See you all soon.

Regards,

Sonny and Tanya
http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/los-angeles/

 

Ivana Lola – Los Angeles based Italian Singer/Songwriter


NOTE: Ivana Lola is performing at the EuroCircle event on Thursday, Nov 12 2015 at Caffe Roma

My name is Ivana Lola, I am a singer/songwriter, dancer and a piano player.

I am originally from Italy. I have been singing since I was 8 years old.

I have been working as a singer/songwriter for many years in my country. I also did a lot of collaborations with the Italian Walt Disney, for many famous Italian singers as well as collaborated with many producers.
My last release is a song that I wrote together with one of the most famous Italian DJ/producer – Mario Fargetta.
The title of the song is ”SURVIVE” and the video is available on YouTube

I grew up listening to Queen, Michael Jackson, Beatles and many more. I can tell that Freddie Mercury inspired me a lot. I really loved the fact that he was a good singer, an amazing performer and an incredible composer and piano player. On top of that he used to wear crazy things and I am so in love with some particular outfits.

But my best teacher has been my father, who is a very talented singer and piano player. He introduced to me to pop music, Rock music and also classic music, that’s why at the age of 6. I also started classical dance, did it for 10 years and got a Diploma. Two years ago I had the pleasure to be invited to sing on stage at the Sayers Club in Hollywood while I was just visiting L.A. as tourist.

It was one of the best experiences of my life, singing here in America. That’s when I made the decision to leave Italy and move here. The truth is that I’ve always had the American Dream.

The reason why I am here to tell you a little bit about myself is because I had the pleasure to meet Sonny Sarna(EuroCircle Los Angeles team), who is a super nice person, at a Venue where I was performing with my band and it was love at first sight ( LOL 🙂 )

Please Follow me on:

Ivana Lola @ Instagram

Ivana Lola at Facebook

Ivana Lola @ Twitter

Los Angeles – Nov 12 2015

We’ve arranged a great venue, Cafe Roma.

I’d like to introduce the beautiful Ivana Lola and her amazing Live Band. We have the pleasure of seeing this band perform LIVE on the night. I’ve heard them before, let me tell you, your ears are in for a treat 🙂

Cafe Roma, the flavours of Northern Italy, classic and contemporary Italian dishes upholding the European standard of hospitality and exemplary service.

From the most delicate thin-crust burrata, sausage, and rapini pizza to a succulent filet mignon steak topped with shaved parmesan and arugula… for lunch, dinner, or a drink– let’s all meet and and have a great time.

Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring with you friends, family and neighbours. Let’s let our hair down and have a great evening.

FOOD HAPPY HOUR – TILL CLOSING TIME (12am)
DRINKS SPECIAL – 1/2 PRICE UNTIL 8pm.

Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform.
PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL…

See you all soon.

Regards,

Sonny and Tanya
http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/los-angeles/

Los Angeles – Oct 14 2015

Hi EuroCirclers!!

We’ve organised an eventful night at ​this stylish spot​ ​ for rooftop drinks & Southeast Asian fare with a full indoor dining room for an exciting, fun and relaxing evening​ on October 14th 2015 @ 7pm.​

E.P. offers guests a multi-level modern Asian dining experience by Australia’s award-winning Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. Situated along La Cienega Blvd.’s bustling culinary corridor, E.P. Asian Eating House will showcase modern Southeast Asian cuisine featuring ingredients rarely seen outside of Asia and the South Pacific blended with Southern California’s world-renowned produce.

Set against breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills, their L.P. Rooftop evokes the spirit of lively Asian street markets through bold flavors and sharable night food available al fresco until 2 a.m. Cozy up to the rooftop fire pit and sip on some Bubble Tea concoctions and bespoke handcrafted cocktails.

E.P. & L.P. – www. eplosangeles.com
603 N La Cienega Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:(310) 855-9955

Let’s all put in some effort to make this a really big and successful event – invite all the people you know, bring with you friends, family and neighbours. Let’s let our hair down and have a great evening.

Please RSVP soon, we’d like to inform the management at the establishment.

PLEASE REPOST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK WALL…

See you all soon.

Regards,

Sonny and Tanya
EuroCircle Los Angeles Page

Eila Kopra – read about her life in Los Angeles. Some people see any change as a terrible thing, she had to create a new life for herself after her husband took a job in Santa Monica (video games). She saw the change as an opportunity to embrace a change.