In Santa Monica…

haleARTS is pleased to present new works by local artists Lindley Karstens and Aline Mare.

LinFri-Mar18-2016-haleARTSdley Karstens was born in San Francisco in 1961, grew up in the Midwest amidst corn fields and cows, and has spent time on both coasts since then. She has been a practicing artist for over three decades.
Working primarily in acrylics and water mixable oils, Lindley’s subjects range from surreal landscapes to abstracts, stopping along the way for an occasional figurative painting.

Aline Mare’s career began in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, coming out of a background of theatre, performance and installation art. She completed undergraduate work at SUNY Buffalo’s Center for Media Studies and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. The artist begins her work with hand painted transparent surfaces scratched and marked with abstracted gestures. She then combines the painted backgrounds with collected objects from the natural world.

On view: March 18 – March 30

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: http://www.halearts.com

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The Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to present Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh, our first exhibition with British artist Eleanor Macnair.

Fri-Mar18-PaulKopeikin-EleanorMacnairSee image: Original photograph: Untitled, 1975 by William Eggleston

In this series Macnair uses Play-Doh to recreate images from throughout the history of photography. The original photographs are reinterpreted – simplified and transformed with vivid colour – into three dimensional sculptures which are then re-photographed and presented in the same two dimensional form as the originals.

The exhibition opens Friday March 18th, with a reception with the artist from 6:00-8:00 and runs through April 16th.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

March 18th – April 16th 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-559-0800
Website: http://www.kopeikingallery.com

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Blum & Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) debuts a new exhibition from 6-8pm. 310-836-2062;

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In Hollywood…

LACEFri-Mar18-LACE presents Feminist Friday….a drop-in gathering for all ages, genders and species. It provides a fun, safe, and thought-provoking space to be feminist, meet other feminists, and talk about contemporary feminist issues.

It is Consciousness-Raising-meets-Happy-Hour! Topics are offered as suggested talking points, but usually conversation evolves organically, according to attendees’ needs and interests. Drinks and snacks will be provided, but additional contributions are always welcome.

What: Opening reception
Where: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 6522 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: (323) 957-1777
Website: http://welcometolace.org

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Downtown…Billings Auction (1919 Bay St., LA, 90021), hosts a preview reception from 6-9pm for its auction tomorrow (Saturday May 19 – 12-6pm) 

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Also in Hollywood…

Fri-Mar18-LACPThe Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents MIXED, a group exhibition that celebrates a new collection of contemporary photography. MIXED is a testament to the imagination and ways of seeing that explores reality and fiction. This exhibition embodies the personal work of nine fine art and documentary photographers under the mentorship of Aline Smithson.

See image: Sally Ann Field, Cindy Crane, Amy Kanka Valadarsky, Iris Debelder, Miguel Angel Bejarano, Rohina Hoffman, Victor Ramos, Kris Shires, and Leba Marquez, MIXED – Nine Photographic Visions, 2016, photography
Exhibiting artists include Miguel Angel Bejarano, Cindy Crane, Iris Debelder, Sally Ann Field, Rohina Hoffman, Leba Marquez, Victor Ramos, Kristina Shires and Amy Kanka Valadarski.

On view: March 18th – April 15th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Avenue, LA, 90028
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Website: http://lacphoto.org/   http://juliadean.com

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