The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 announces "Kinship & Family,” its third art exhibition of 2015, opening Saturday, April 25, 2015 with a hosted reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. The public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their unique artwork. The “Kinship & Family” reception will feature more than 50 original art pieces, a hosted bar, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments.

In the spirit of kinship and family, Gallery 800 will showcase not only artwork inspired and created by the ADG members, but also art pieces created by their talented family members as well. All art mediums are encouraged in this special exhibition, which will run through May 16, 2015.

The talented ADG artists are leading Art Department professionals, who, through a combination of observation, passion and imagination, bring the writer's words and the director's vision to life in television and film. When not working as integral creative members of the entertainment community, they contribute to the fine art scene with their personal artwork. Since Gallery 800 opened its doors in March 2009, more than 600 ADG members have shown their artwork in the ongoing exhibitions.

Representing Gallery 800 are Curator Denis Olsen and Manager Debbie Patton. Gallery 800’s mission is to promote the works of talented entertainment industry professionals, in an intimate venue, on a personal level. Gallery 800 is located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in the heart of NoHo.

Gallery 800 Hours:
Thursday - Saturday 2 - 8 pm
Sunday 2 - 6 pm

Future Exhibits Include (subject to change):
Three Artists You Should Know (June 6 – July 11)
Antarctica (July 25 – August 29)
Still Life & Storytelling (Sept. 19 – Oct. 24)
Art Unites 9 (Nov. 7 – Dec. 12)

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,300 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers; Art Directors; Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers and Model Makers. Established in 1937, the ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design), a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective) as well as extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at  Hashtag: #Gallery800