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Arts and Entertainment

Art Openings: Human Nature, Mondongo

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After a Friday filled with BBQ, beer & fireworks, spend the weekend checking out a couple art openings around town.


Mark Gleason & Caia Koopman begin a group show together at La Luz de Jesus. Though they paint in completely different styles; themes of humanity & nature are prevalent in these works.

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Gleason currently teaches art in the Bay area and has shown at galleries across the country. While Koopman’s works have been featured in dozens of print ads for Teen People, Mademoiselle, Surfing Girl and the like. – thru July 27th

Opening reception 8-11pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.

In Santa Monica Track 16 Gallery is welcoming the return of Argentine artist collective, Mondongo. Gaslighting explores the human psyche from chaos to creativity. Thread, beads, glitter, and even cookies make up some of the materials used in these works. Formed in 1999, Mondongo are known worldwide, and are included in the collections of several international museums. - thru July 26th

Opening reception 6-9pm
Track 16 Gallery
2525 Michgan Ave. Building C1, Santa Monica

Mark you calendars for next Thursday's Downtown Art Walk from 12-9pm, more info next week!

photo of Caia Koopman painting courtesy of La Luz de Jesus Gallery.