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Art Openings: Neon Vacation, Sock Monkeys & Dreamland

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Thursday

While at today's Downtown Art Walk, check out the fabulous retro imagery of Melissa Sims in Neon Vacation at M.J Higgins. Crediting her inspiration to Doris Day and Elvis movies & the golden age of TV; this exhibit will be a fun Technicolor time capsule!

Runs thru June 8th. Opening reception tonight from 6-9 p.m.

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M.J Higgins Fine Art & Furnishings
400 S. Main Street, Suite 103 (enter on 4th-east of Main)
213.617.1700
www.mjhiggins.com

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Friday

Feminine wiles abound at Thinkspace in a group show entitled Uncommon Gardens featuring Cala Koopman, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri, & Catherine Brooks. This pretty exhibit is described as, “a glimpse inside the female psyche”. Plaits & Fringe new works by Kris Chau will also open Friday night in the Project Room. Runs thru June 6th.

Opening reception - 7-11pm
Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
323.913.3375
www.sourharvest.com/thinkspace/

Across town in West Hollywood, Wilcox & Esada Gallery is unveiling Sock Monkeys & Superheroes the pop-art stylings of children’s book author/illustrator Dave Wilcox. “Art for children of all ages”, Wilcox is well known for his outreach to LA’s charitable art programs.

Opening reception – 6-9pm
Wilcox & Esada Gallery
9009 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood
310.724.5705
www.wilcoxesada.com

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Saturday

Get your glam on Saturday at Bandini Art at the group show Blood & Glitter. An offering of punk, sci-fi & psychedelia from James Gobel, Alejandro Gehry, Carrie Jenkins, Eddie Ruscha, and Michael Schulman. Runs through June 21.

Opening reception – 6-8pm

Bandini Art
2635 S. Fairfax Ave. Culver City
310.837.6230
www.bandiniart.com
Escape to Dreamland in a huge group show curated by artist Annie Wharton at Jail downtown. Featuring “great young artists on the rise”, this exhibit deals with the concept of escapism during a tumultuous time in the country both politically & economically. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, video & installation will all be part of this presentation at the unique gallery across the street from LA’s County Jail. Runs through June 14th.

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Opening reception – 6-10pm
Jail Gallery
965 Vignes St. #5A
213.621.9567
www.thejailgallery.com