In Santa Monica…From 5-8pm, stop at haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., SM) for a opening.  http://www.halearts.com/

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Then right next door….there will be a rock photo exhibit of images by Rob Shanahan, the music industry’s most published photographer (who is also an acclaimed rock drummer) at Edgemar Center for the Arts.

The exhibition will include Fri-May15-Edgemar-RobShanahanportraits of such rock icons as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Questlove and many more.

RSVP is requested at info@edgemar.org. Phone: (310) 392-7327. Parking: Available in an adjacent lot (fee charged) or at nearby municipal lots.

On view: May 15 – August 1

What: Opening reception
Where: The Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 6pm-7:30pm
Phone: (310) 392-7327
Website: http://www.edgemarcenter.org

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In West Hollywood…

Fri-May15-ZhenyaGershmanStop by the LGBT Center for “The Model’s Artist: An Art Exhibition & Short Film” featuring artist Zhenya Gershman and model Mark Snyder. Gershman and Snyder are the subject of a documentary film by Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Jake Gorst, which acknowledges the model as a collaborator and co-creator of the art.

In the words of executive producers Charles E. Miller and Tina Gulotta-Miller, “The artist and model relationship can be a deep one. Like two musicians improvising together, the two work in harmony, and the resulting art on canvas may often transcend the expectations of either. Artist Zhenya Gershman and model Mark Snyder have such a relationship.”

“The Artist’s Model” will screen at 8 p.m.

On view: May 15th – June 13th, 2015

What: Art reception & screening
Where: Los Angeles LGBT Center, Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza1125 N. McCadden Place, LA
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://www.zhenyagershman.com/

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In the Mar Vista/Venice area…Trunk Gallery (12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066) throws an art party from 8-11 pm. http://trunkgallery.org