In Santa Monica…

Head to 18th St. Arts….Each Friday evening starting at 5 pm, Patricia Fernández will present a performative lecture.

Fri-April18-18thStArtsSee image: Courtesy of the Artist and 18th Street Arts Center She will explore in greater depth a specific personal narrative or regional history connected with the memory archive she is creating for Points of Departure (between Spain and France).

As Fernández makes objects that re-perform the experiences and memories of interviewees to create a non-linear narrative of historical events, so do her lectures in the gallery re-create these experiences and memories as a form of oral history.

What: Reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

In Westchester…The Bolsky Gallery hosts it’s spring show for its graduates from 6-9 pm at Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

In the Valley…

11:11 A Creative Collective holds an opening reception for “The New Deal: Art in Public.”

The eFri-May9-1111ACCxhibit is presented in conjunction with an art panel (which takes place May 24th) and will be moderated by Patrick Polk, curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts at UCLA’s Fowler Museum. 

The panel and exhibit focuses on how public art is thriving in the new paradigm of the micro art economy, the unique challenges of preservation and how art in public spaces continues to create powerful and controversial statements, making way for new dialogues to be explored.

Tonight’s exhibit will feature works by panelists Levi Ponce and Larry Yust, as well as John Park, Morley, Tfail and Jennifer Korsen, among other talented and renowned artists.

$5 suggested donation entry, beer & wine served upon donation.

On view: May 9th – May 24th

What: Opening reception
Where: 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In Echo Park…

iaFri-May9-iambit-GR Hidden 1 72dpim8bit presents “Grace & Ritual: Hidden,” a new exhibit featuring 33 female artists.

The exhibit explores topics ranging from serious and vulnerable self-inquiry to whimsical fiction and fantasy, in a variety of media including photography, large scale light installations, crochet, sculpture and mixed media.

Artists include: Aya Kakeda, Denise Gallagher, Diva Zappa, Gina Martynova, Naomi White, Nicole Gustafsson, Sawa, Sheila Metzner and many more.

On view: May 9th – May 18th

What: Opening reception
Where: iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd, LA 90026
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Also nearby, in Silverlake…Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd., CA 90027) hosts an art talk from 7-8pm.

In Downtown…

The GRAMMY Museum presents “California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965 – 1977,” an exhibition that explores the Los Angeles rock scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s.

TFri-May9-imMorrisonDoorsHwdBowlpnghrough rare artifacts from iconic acts, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics, photographs and more, the exhibit will teach visitors about the origins of the Laurel Canyon scene, and how it developed into a thriving music epicenter. On display, visitors will see a broad array of items, including:”California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977 opens tonight with a panel discussion

On view: May 9th – November 30th

Opening night tickets are $10.00; Or $12.95 throughout run

What: Art Talk/Opening
Where: GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245, LA 90015
When: 7:30 pm

Phone: 213.765.6800