5.31 ThomasDuncanIf you are near the Hollywood area, take in a solo exhibition of sculptures and flat works by LA-based artist Sean Kennedy. See Image.

SEAN KENNEDY, Untitled, 2012
Synthetic suede stretched over panel
30 x 23 3/4 inches

What: Opening reception, Sean Kennedy
Where: Thomas Duncan Gallery, 6109 Melrose Avenue, LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8-00 pm
Phone: 310-494-1177
Website: www.thomasduncangallery.com

Or in Venice, Help raise funds to restore the Venice Beach Poets Monument while enjoying a very special evening at the Venice Beach Poet’s Monument Music, Poetry and Art Benefit!

Presented by the The Venice Arts Council, the benefit will feature music and poetry from exceptional performers such as Exene Cervenka, Michelle Shocked, Peter Case, Linda Albertano, Wanda Coleman, Ellyn Maybe Band, Frank Rios, Philomene Long’s poetry read by Pegarty Long, Francisco Letelier, Mike Bonin, Sherman Pearl, Rick Noguchi and Bob Flanagan’s poetry read by Sheree Rose Levin.

5.31VenicePoetsMonumentMay31 2The event includes a Silent Auction with items or services from local businesses.

There are two admission charges….a Pre-show “Meet and Greet the Artists” Reception which statrs at 6:00pm with the admission charge of $100; Be sure to RSVP (310) 570-5419;

Or the general entry which starts at 7:00 pm with the admission charge of $20.

What: the Venice Beach Poet’s Monument Music, Poetry and Art Benefit!
Where: 585 BOARDRIDERS, Quiksilver’s new concept store, 585 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:00pm – Admission: $20
Website: http://veniceartscouncil.org/