For 23 years, the Folk Tree has heralded Valentine’s Day with a Hearts & Flowers art exhibition, which runs from late January to late February. Love is always the theme; this year’s show will feature works by some 50 artists (including Esau Andrade, Kina Clay, Sumi Foley, Sandra Gallegos and Kathi Oshima): jewelry, ceramics, mixed media, paintings, fiber and more. Out of love at the moment? No problem: Plenty of artists explore the dark side of the heart.
The show kicks off with a Valentine’s party on Saturday afternoon. Most of the artists will be there, as will our own Colleen Dunn Bates, who will be signing copies of the new and bestselling book EAT: Los Angeles 2010 –The Food Lover’s Guide to L.A. ($19.95).
Hearts & Flowers XXIII
Opening party Saturday, January 23, 2 – 6 p.m.
EAT: Los Angeles book signing 3 – 5 p.m.
The Folk Tree
217 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Old Pasadena