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Get Out: Corners Festival in Downtown L.A., Morgan Spurlock's Favorite Artists and A Naked Sculpture

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REVIVAL: Today is the Corners Festival in Downtown L.A. on 5th and Spring St. You can enjoy live music from 26 different bands that includes Of Verona, The Ten Thousand and Oak Street Blues. The festival also features 99 poets, 3 plays and 13 artists! Art as a Weapon (a media literacy workshop for Skid Row teenagers) will host a spoken word event at The Last Bookstore. The play Café Vida—by Lisa Loomer that was created in partnership with Homeboy Industries—will be premiering at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. The Down And Out Bar will be serving $1 beer from 2-5pm! The festival will run from 2pm-2am. Check out the Facebook event page for a complete lineup.

ART: Tonight at Thinkspace Gallery is the opening of
New Blood. The exhibition aims to showcase artists that curator Morgan Spurlock (director of "Supersize Me") feels have significantly changed the art world. Each artist has invited an artist of a younger/new generation, who will also profile his or her work. Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Elizabeth McGrath, and Dzine are just some of the artists that are involved in the project. The reception will be from 5-9pm, and the exhibition runs until May 19.

FIGURATIVE: Today,Matthew Marks Gallery will host the opening reception of a new collection of sculptures by Charles Ray. "Sleeping Woman" depicts a woman sleeping on a bench and "Young Man" is a sculpture of a standing naked man. Charles Ray is best known for his abstract and figurative forms. The reception at the gallery located at 1062 North Orange Grove will be from 3-5pm.

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