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18th Street Champagne Social 4/19/15

18th Street Arts Center presents local artists and organizations in addition to visiting artists and exhibitions

SANTA MONICA, CA – Join 18th Street Arts Center for an afternoon-long, campus-wide open studio on Sunday, April 19th from 11am-3pm. Enjoy access to new works in progress and intimate discussions with emerging and established artists. The afternoon will be filled with studio tours, screenings, talks, live music, and light refreshments.


Elena Bajo Performance


18th Street Arts Center’s residency programs help build and strengthen the creative community of Santa Monica by supporting local, national, and international artists and curators. There are five types of residencies, including local organizations in residence, where arts organizations house their offices and activities on our campus; local artists in residence, where LA-based artist occupy either live/work or day studios for 1 year or more; a visiting artist program that hosts artists and curators from around the globe for between 1 to 3 months; an LA-based Curator in Residence, who has studio space for one calendar year to conduct research and foster community engagement through ancillary programs, such as symposia, lectures, and artist talks; and the Artist Lab Residency program, structured as both a residency and an exhibition for an LA-based artist or collective to create a new body of work.

Lita Albuquerque 2013

Lita Albuquerque Studio 2013


On April 19th, fifteen artists studios will be open to the public for the duration of the event. Tours are scheduled hourly, encouraging dialogue between the artists and the public. Three organizations will have their doors open with activities and/or staff on hand to highlight their artistic work and work in the community. Closing out the afternoon, there will be a screening/performance collaboration (Michael J. Masucci from EZTV and guest artist Kate Crash) and an artist talk between exhibiting Paris-based artist Rebecca Bournigault and renowned LA-based artist, and 18th Street Board Member, Laddie John Dill.

Laddie John Dill + Ed Moses

Funny pic of Laddie John Dill and Ed Moses


Additionally, Rebecca Bournigault’s exhibition Substance will be on view in the Atrium Gallery, and LA-based collective Slanguage Studio will occupy the Artist Lab.

This event is free. Please RSVP:


Exhibition in Atrium Gallery:
Rebecca Bournigault’s installation at 18th Street Arts Center, Substance, presents a collection of recent works in which the artist considers the role of the body in painting from a number of directions.

Locals artists in residence:
Luciana Abait
Lita Albuquerque
Henriëtte Brouwers & John Malpede
Yvette Gellis
Arzu Arda Kosar
David McDonald
Leslie Labowitz-Starus
Cheryl Walker

Local organizations in residence:
California Lawyers for the Arts
Continuum Movement Studio
Virginia Avenue Project (inaugural open house)

Curator in Residence:
Project X


The mysterious ProjectX


Visiting Artists in Residence:
Kamal Sabran (Malaysia)
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala)
Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev (Kyrgyzstan)
Nora Ruzsics & Emmerich Weissenberger (Austria)

Artist Lab Resident:
Slanguage Studio (Mario Ybarra, Jr., Karla Diaz, Monica A. Martinez, and Emilio Venegas, Jr.)

Guest collaborators:
Laddie John Dill
Kate Crash

Parking is limited. Street parking available both on Olympic and on 17th Street.

One Response to “18th Street Champagne Social 4/19/15”
  1. Jeff Shibley says:

    @18thStreetArts those things hanging over the balls remind me of @chkchkchk maybe future album cover?

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