Don’t forget the Downtown Art Walk takes place today….always a good time. Some great art too….so check their website.

In Santa Monica….I wanted to let you know about a fun exhibit offering art classes…..The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift store, GRACIE, presents Kim McCarty Paints, a unique installation and pop-up shop featuring new work by this internationally acclaimed artist.

ClasSat April6 Berg SMMoA KimMcCartyses start today and run through next week (4/20)….Dates and times vary, click here for more information. Supplies are not provided.  Admission: $25 general admission, $10 SMMoA members. Spaces are limited and on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.

All participants will also receive a 10% discount on paper purchased at Hiromi Paper International located in Bergamot Station.

On view: April 6 – April 20

What: Opening reception
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: Classes run from 4/11 thru 4/20; various times
Phone: 310.586.6488

THur Sat 4.11 LALouver matt-wedel-Portrait-MW13-20-E 72In Venice….

LA Louver presents an opening reception for “Matt Wedel: Sheep’s Head” and “Charles Garabedian: re:Generation.”
What: Opening Reception

Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 822- 4955

Marine Contemporary (1733 — A Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA, 90291) also holds a reception  from 6-8 tonight

Another one in Venice at SPARC….Thurs 4.11 SPARC

Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), Critical Resistance (CR) and Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective will host a dynamic conversation with artists, writers and activists who are working to expose and arrest the growing prison industrial complex in the United States and around the world.

Participants in the conversation will include editors and contributors to Beyond Walls and Cages, curators of CSPG’s Prison Nation exhibition, members of Critical Resistance, and artists from Los de Abajo whose works are featured in Behind Bars currently showing at SPARC.

What: Opening reception
Where: SPARC Gallery, 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-822-9560

In the Miracle Mile area…
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts holds a panel discussion as part of its current exhibition “LETTERS FROM LOS ANGELES PART II.”
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The panel includes: Lita Albuquerque, Alexandra Grant, Mark Greenfield, Scott Grieger, and Jack Rutberg.

This re-envisioned exhibition remains on view through the end of the month and features more than seventy works by forty artists. Artists included in the exhibtion are: Lita Albuquerque, Bill Barminski, Wallace Berman, Hans Burkhardt, Mark X Farina, Jud Fine, Eve Fowler, Raul Guerrero. Lynn Hanson, George Herms. Dennis Hopper, Ed Kienholz. Barbara Kruger, Charles LaBelle, Mark Licari, Ed Moses, Paulin Paris, Raymond Pettibon, Ken Price, Bruce Richards, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wudl and more.

On view: March 9th – April 30th
What: Opening reception

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 8:00 pm (doors open at 7pm)
Phone: 323 938-5222