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Art Openings: News, Witkin, East L.A. Punk

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Thursday

Look at the news in a different light tonight in North Hollywood, as NoHo Gallery presents Art of News II. Photographs, paintings, and sculpture make up this exhibit of works by various broadcasting professionals. - thru June 1st

Opening reception – 6:30-10:30pm
5108 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo
818.761.7784
www.nohogalleryla.com

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Saturday

There is so much cool stuff opening this Saturday!

The remarkable artist, Jerome Witkin will be in attendance for the opening of his new exhibit, Revelations in Drawing at Jack Rutberg.

Witkins masterful paintings have been hailed by critics and artists alike. His technical skills compared to the likes of Goya and Lucien Freud. The Smithsonian & the MET both have works of his!

This latest feast of drawings including the 6-foot Vincent and Death depicting Van Gogh meeting his end will most definitely be a very popular show. – thru July 31st

Opening reception – 6-9pm
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 N. LaBrea Ave.
323.938.5222
www.jackrutbergfinearts.com

A few blocks away from the Witkin exhibit, Subliminal Projects is opening New Works by Deedee Cheriel and Louise Bonnet. Incorporating both of their influences of pop culture imagery, graphic design, and punk rock, the artists complement each other well in this group showing. - thru June 13th

Opening reception - 8-11pm
Subliminal Projects
1311 Sunset Blvd.
213.213.0078
www.subliminalprojects.com

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Speaking of punk rock, you can work up your anger as you trek out to the 909 for the opening of Vexing: Female Voices From East L.A. Punk at the Claremont Museum of Art.

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A celebration of the punk scene precedent in East L.A in the late 70’s, Vexing is a tribute to the “O.G” ladies of the movement. Encompassing years of photos, video, painting, performance and more. Saturday night festivities include performances by Teresa Covarrubias, Angela Vogel, Lysa Flores, and Alice Bag.

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Accompanying the Vexing exhibit is artist Zoe Crosher’s presentation of The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle du Bois, documenting a woman before her time and decades before MySpace.

Dubois traveled all over the Pacific Rim in the swingin’ AIDS free 70’s and early 80’s & took picture of herself everywhere. Cataloging a jet-setting lifestyle at the height of the sexual liberation movement. - thru August 31st

Opening reception – 7pm
Claremont Museum of Art
In the Packing House
536 West First St.
Claremont
909.621.3200
www.claremontmuseum.org

Sunday

The Department of Cutural Affairs is proud to present the works of 15 artists who were awarded City of L.A. (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships. Barnsdall Parks Municipal Art Gallery will host the exhibit, and offer a dialogue series, along with scheduled performance art pieces.

Opening reception – 2-5pm
Municipal Art Gallery
4804 Hollywood Blvd.
323.644.6269
www.barnsdallartpark.com

Also beginning Sunday is the awe-inspiring exhibit of Terra Cotta Warriors, coming to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Stay tuned to LAist tomorrow for a more in depth article on this wondrous army!

Photos
Art of News postcard courtesy NoHo Gallery
Vincent and Death by Jerome Witkin courtesy of Jack Rutberg
Vexing Banner & Micelle Dubois photo courtesy of Claremont Museum of Art