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Last Chance: Jack Goldstein X 10,000
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
Final day of the first American retrospective of Jack Goldstein, a central figure in Postmodernism in 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition includes two installations, 20 of Goldstein’s films, 22 paintings, 18 records with listening stations and selected writings produced between 1982 and 2002.

Staple Draping Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Led by costume creator Laura Brody, this workshop teaches the art of staple draping, or making your own garments on another person using leftover fabrics, a stapler, staples and scissors. This how-to class shows instructs how to staple drape tops or coats, along with a tutorial on costume history, definitions of patterning terms, and how to treat the body as sculpture. The cost is $50. All materials provided.

The Planter Show: From Purple to Green Thumb
ForYourArt @6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
This workshop, led by Matt Merkel-Hess, will cover the basics of potted plants, including plant and pot selection, types of soil, placement indoors and out, and how to diagnose common problems with plants. Special guests will cover more advanced topics such as container gardening and amateur plant competitions. Email to reserve a spot. This event is presented in conjunction with The Planter Show.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms
Public Fiction (Chinatown)
This free event features performances by Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms. Huffman’s We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People is a talk that begins as a traditional lecture and then devolves into a long poem performed by Huffman and two alter-egos. Syms’ The Didactic Possibilities of Film Titles looks at the design and content of titles sequences in mainstream black films from 1990 – present. The talks will be held within a group show including works by Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch, Daniel Small and Sarah Rara.

Jaime Scholnick: Artifacts
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Jaime Scholnick, who uses discarded, unaltered polystyrene packing material as her canvas in the creation of a dialogue about consumerism and waste. Artifacts features a series of manipulated photographs that depict sculptures in places and situations both real and fictional. On view through October 7, 2012.

Group Portrait
Edgar Varela Fine Arts (Downtown)
Opening reception for Group Portrait, the Yale MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition features works by artists including Peter Baker, Richard Choi, Felix R. Cid, Katie Koti, and more. On view through October 14, 2012.

Arthur Schnitzler and Vienna 1900
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
The Getty Research Institute presents the premiere of Arthur Schnitzler—Being Jewish, a staged reading from the journals and correspondence of Arthur Schnitzler, a controversial figure known for his treatment of human sexuality and psychology. This program commemorates the 150th anniversary of Schnitzler’s birth and appears in conjunction with the Getty exhibition Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, on view through September 23, 2012. Admission is free and required reservations are available online.

Davida Nemeroff & Samara Golden: Modern Painters
Various Small Fires (Venice)
Opening reception for a collection featuring collaborative works between Davida Nemeroff and Samara Golden. Modern Painters includes a series of on-camera conversations between the artists in which they explore their relationship to each other and to the concept of the sixth dimension. On view through September 30, 2012.

Subterranean Pinks Yellows, Jaime Scholnick. Acrylic and flashe on polystyrene, 2012. Courtesy of CB1 Gallery.