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The Weekend Cocktail: An Art Gallery and Tequila Cocktail

Posted By Karen Young On September 29, 2011 @ 10:51 pm In Arts & Culture,Featured,Food,Gallery,Recipes,The Weekend Cocktail | No Comments


Last April, I had the pleasure of attending the Inaugural opening of the Fabien Castanier Art Gallery on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. It was an awesome event and I got to experience the work of some fun and creative artists.

Fabian Castanier Gallery is a Contempory Art Gallery with a focus on pop art, urban art, phography and fine art editions. The gallery represents both established and emerging artists from all around the world. Their mission is to also introduce artists that have not been exhibited to the West Coast audience.

Fabien Castaneir Art Gallery

Last weekend I went to yet another fabulous opening reception of a super talented artist, Speedy Graphito. We all loved the playful, fun and moving take of this art —  I say don’t miss it!

Graphito is currently debuting his first solo show in the United States here through October 23. The show will conclude Speedy’s two-month long stay in Los Angeles as Fabien Castanier Gallery’s Artist-in-Residence.

His innovative and hard-hitting style began in the 1980s.  Recognized in the international arena, Speedy Graphito’s work has been shown in  France, England, Belgium, India, Japan, Brazil, and Dubai, as well as multiple major auction houses. His original pop-graffiti style continues to be his trademark. Taking a strong look at our society, his art feeds on the collective memory of iconic imagery to create a new universal language. Today, his work has become a reference, and Speedy himself is an icon and influence for the next generation of artists, and the ever-changing cultural landscape.

A great gallery with great art is the start for an amazing evening of fun and excitement —and it’s perfectly capped off with a great cocktail! Fabian and his team of bartenders took care of that and created several signature beverages to celebrate Speedy and his work!

The Perfect Crime

The beautifully smooth Tres Sietes Tequila has a simple philosophy. From field to glass! You can find it online at

I would suggest that you invite some friends over, make this cocktail and stroll over to Fabien Castanier Gallery and check out this show! Cheers!

2 ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

2 ounces Agave Nectar

4 ounces Tres Sietes Tequila

1 ounce Triple Sec

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the limejuice, agave nectar and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour over two highball glasses filled with ice. Top with Triple Sec and garnish with a lime!

FABIEN CASTANIER GALLERY, 12196 Ventura Blvd, Studio City,  818-748-6014

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. She is the co-founder and master baker at Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies. Check out her websites www.Backtothekitchen.net and  http://magpieminipie.vpweb.com/Our-Pies.html She wrote a weekly food column for the Sun Community Newspapers.

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