18th Street Arts Center presents its Summer Champagne Social this Sunday, July 24. Come meet the artists participating in its international artists-in-residence program.

Discover new contemporary artwork and chat with local and visiting artists from around the globe. Get to know our artists over a glass of champagne or a mimosa! This summer’s event features artists-in-residence from around the world who will share their work processes with you, with docent-led tours scheduled hourly.POW-Sun-July24-18thSt-ChampagneSocial
Here are just some of the many highlights:
Los Angeles-based artist and our Artist Lab Resident Shana Lutker will present Scenes from Chapter Four, the latest in her series of research-based artworks investigating Surrealist fistfights. Come for the champagne, and stay for beer and a reception for the artist from 11-2pm. Discuss art and politics with curator-in-residence William Wells from the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo.  See new work from New York-based Taiwanese artist Hao Ni in our Atrium Gallery. Talk about alternative learning and self-organized arts education with the Alt/Rad Ped collective, and participate in a collective mapping activity.

18th Street Arts Center staff will present about our own mapping project, collecting and mapping significant cultural and historical information in the 90404. You can also learn how to get involved! Enjoy workshops, talks, and performances throughout the campus, including an exhibition at Highways’ Gallery featuring Christian Larrazabal and Curtis LeMieux’s ATTACK OF THE KILLER FILL IN THE BLANK.

Visiting Artists-in-Residence: Hao Ni (USA and Taiwan), Miha Štrukelj (Slovenia), Rosa Lleó (Spain), Jumatatu Poe (USA)

Curator-in-Residence: William Wells (Egypt), Los Angeles Artists-in-Residence:, Clayton Campbell, Henriëtte Brouwers & John Malpede, Yvette Gellis, Christopher Tin, Michael W. Barnard, Ichiro Irie, Leo Garcia

Arts Organizations based at 18th Street Arts Center: OTIS MFA Public Practice, Continuum Movement Studio

Highways Performance Space and Gallery Workshops: Alt/Rad Ped collective (with Rojelio Cabral, Janet Owen Driggs, Nancy Popp, Jess McKinley, Stephanie Sabo, and others)
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See image: Shana Lutker, The Average Mysterious and the Shirt Off Its Back, performance at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, October 29, 2015.

Exhibitions: Shana Lutker | Scenes from Chapter Four (Main Gallery) Hao Ni| Light Studies (Atrium Gallery)

This event is FREE. Please RSVP by reserving a free ticket HERE. Consider making a donation so that 18th Street Arts Center can continue supporting artists.    http://18thstreet.org/2016-summer-champagne-social/

What: Opening reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Phone: (310) 453-3711
Website: http://18thstreet.org/