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Arts and Entertainment

Get Artsy Fartsy: Los Angeles Art Show Runs Through Sunday

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January is a busy month for the arts. First LA declared it Arts Month, and now one of the big shows moves into town: The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA)15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show officially opens to the public today through Sunday.

The show brings works from more than 100 galleries in various exhibits, displays, art panels, discussions, and several special events. Highlights include:

> Vox Humana: This exhibit brings together street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna and El Mac for daily live art performances, curated by Bryson Strauss of L.A. Art Machine. These artists celebrate the journey and enduring nature of graffiti art. Working on large-scale canvases, they'll paint live each day from noon to 6 pm, culminating in a closing ceremony on Sunday at 2 pm, outside the main entrances of West Hall A.

> Nick Cave's art: At last night's opening reception, dancers wore Soundsuits(mixed media sculptures) from Nick Cave's exhibit Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. Cave's entire exhibit can be seen at the Fowler through May 30.

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> Musical performances by pianist James Lent and violinist Victoria Martinothe throughout the weekend; and

> A printmaking session with Dave Lefner, who'll demonstrate the technique of block printing on wood and linoleum.

Los Angeles Art Show
LA Convention Center
Today, Friday and Saturday from 11 am-8 pm
Sunday from 11 am- 5 pm
General admission: $20 (but download your $5 off coupon here)