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Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of an exhibition exploring the tradition of Japanese bookbinding through the work of bookbinder Ohie Toshio. The collection features forty-six works of bookbinding, illustration, and photography that display the complexity and crafting of these collaborative art works. On view through October 21, 2012.

Slanguage Jr. Art Workshop #3
LA><ART (Culver City)
Led by a group of LA-based contemporary artists, this workshop provides an opportunity for children and youth ages 5 to 13 to make their own works of art in a variety of media including  collage, painting, sculpture, and installation. RSVP required at

Art Lecture: Patrick Dowdey
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Patrick Dowdey, guest curator of the Fowler’s current exhibition Pearl of the Snowlands: Tibetan Buddhist Printing from the Derge Parkhang, discusses the history of Derge during this free art talk. The discussion is accompanied by photographs taken by Dowdey and exhibit collaborator Clifton Meador.

Charles Christopher Hill: And Group Show
Leslie Sacks Contemporary (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Charles Christopher Hill:  And Group Show features Hill’s stitched works from the 1970s as well as more recent works including paintings. The show’s title refers to the various aesthetics and techniques that Hill has employed throughout the past four decades. On view through September 22, 2012.

Garden Concerts for Kids
Getty Museum (Brentwood)
The Getty continues its concert series for kids with a performance by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Roberts returns to the Getty with tunes from his latest Grammy Award-nominated album, Jungle Gym. Giant pounding drums, vintage electric guitars, strange and fanciful time changes, soaring vocals, and elegant French horns conquer the heights of Jungle Gym.

Big City Forum: The Club House
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for Big City Forum: The Club House, an exhibition and lab for ideas that encourage cross-disciplinary explorations and exchanges focused around the idea of maximum change. The Club House’s curatorial team includes Leonardo Bravo, Edie Kahula Pereira, and Ana Llorente. RSVP required to to attend. BCF: The Club House runs through August 18, 2012.

Matthias Düwel: Eden
Martha Otero Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by Berlin-based artist Matthias Düwel. Curated by Julie Machado, Eden features a series of oil paintings and works on paper that portray cityscapes and explore the concept of excess and the ongoing repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. On view through September 1, 2012.

Control Room (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Ali Bailey, Aline Cautis, Caleb Lyons, Becca Mann, and more. Fridge is organized by Erin Foley. The event features music by Fay and DJ Honey Maker.

Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tio Connection and Annie Lapin: History =ing
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
Opening reception for two shows: The Tio Connection features objects and artifacts collected by the extended family of artist Mario Ybarra Jr. History =ing features a series of paintings in which artist Annie Lapen simplified elements of historical works to create abstract images. Both shows on view through September 30, 2012.

ISM: 10 Year Anniversary Closing Reception
Grand Central Arts Center (Santa Ana)
This book release and closing reception event for ISM’s 10 year Anniversary show includes access to a group exhibit featuring the work of more than seventy artists. The event’s ISM: 10 catalog book features ten years worth of projects and publications and pays tribute to the more than 1,000 artists, designers, photographers, and writers who have contributed to the arts organization since 2002.

Josh Mannis, Youth 2 (featuring Barry Johnston), 2011, HD video, Loop, Edition of 3, 2 APs