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Hillary Gruenberg: Works on Paper, Carol Coates: Momentum and Sarah Steinberg: Forests
Lois Lambert Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for three shows. Hillary Gruenberg’s Works on Paper features a collection of mixed media drawings. Carol Coates’ Momentum includes a collection of photo-based mixed media works on canvas, and Sarah Steinberg’s works on paper recreate the forests the fields of her childhood home in Canada. All three shows on view through January 13, 2013.

Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Hunt’s Wall
L.A. Louver (Venice)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Enrique Martinez Celaya featuring paintings and sculptures created throughout the past two years. On view through January 5, 2013.

Jon Pestoni
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by artist Jon Pestoni featuring a series of large-scale paintings based on the basic elements of abstract painting: color, gesture, scale, and surface. On view through January 12, 2013.

Masaru Kurose: Mudai: Recent Paintings and Ward Schumaker: Dumb Boxes
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Mudai includes recent paintings by Kobe, Japan-based artist Masaru Kurose. Dumb Boxes features selections from a series of polychromed constructions by artist Ward Schumaker. Both shows on view through December 22, 2012.

Adam Silverman: New Pots and Sculptures
Edward Cella Art + Architecture (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by Los Angeles-based potter Adam Silverman. This exhibition feature a series of Silverman’s pots, alongside small to medium scale sculptures.  New to this body of work are a series of large format sculptural pieces intended to extend Silverman’s practice towards freestanding, large scale, three dimensional works. On view through December 29, 2012.

Letters From Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Mid-City)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by more than thirty contemporary L.A.-based artists who incorporate elements of words and letters in their work. Letters From Los Angeles features pieces by artists including John Baldessari, Dennis Hopper, Ed Ruscha, Chris Burden, and Ken Price. On view through December 22, 2012.

Neo Natural and Bogs
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for two shows. Curated by Doug Crocco, Neo Natural features the work of Claude Collins-Stracensky,Gustavo Godoy, Eben Goff, Ethan Greenbaum, Edgar Orlaineta, and Letha Wilson. Bogs is a two-person exhibition featuring paintings by Jed Ochmanek and Hugh Zeigler. Both shows on view through December 15, 2012.

Diana Thater: Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part I and Part II, 1992 
1301 PE (Miracle Mile)
In 1992, Diana Thater premiered Oo Fifi Part I as part of the exhibition Into the Lapse at 1301. The work features footage of Monetʼs garden broken into the primary video colors. On view through January 12, 2013.

Carmine Iannaccone: IamTheGravitySurfer
Alias Books East (Atwater Village)
This one day exhibition features an installation by Los Angeles-based artists Carmine Iannaccone. IamTheGravitySurfer and the accompanying publication Accordion Fold explore the physical and geographical conditions of cycling in sculptural form. ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting.

How Can Artists and the Eastside Generate Change Together?” **
1300 East 1st St. (Downtown)
This free discussion will explore what could happen when Boyle Heights is declared an Arts District. Panelists include Evonne Gallardo of Self Help Graphics, artist Sandra de la Loza, and members of groups Ultra-red, The School of Echoes, Union de Vecinos, Woodcraft Rangers, and the Department of Public Health. This discussion is presented as part of the SOC(i)AL: Art +People series; click here for a full schedule.

Lot 613 (Downtown)
Presented by Create Fixate, this one day event features an interactive light and sound art gallery that includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and installations. Featured artists include Ben Guerrette,  Joshua Kirsch,  Hugo Bordes, Jerico Woggon, and Leif Maginnis. Music will be provided by artists including KCRW’s Jeremy Sole, Lushbunny, and more. Admission is $15 before 9pm and $20 after.

Enter>text: Obsolescence
Concord (Cypress Park)
This immersive literary event features readers and their work appearing throughout the space, from the gallery and bedrooms to vehicles and secret corners, making the space a living literary journal. Presented by Anno and Ennui, Enter>text: Obsolescence features twenty writers and artists. Featured artists include Diana Arterian, Mark S Bernal, Saehee Cho, Sam Cohen, Kestrel Burley, Stacy Elaine Dacheux, Marco Franco DiDomenico, and Kate Durbin.

Bonnie Camplin: STW
Michael Benevento (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by London-based artist Bonnie Camplin featuring biro drawings, watercolors, ink drawings, and paper sculptures. On view through January 12, 2013

Glory by the Aid of the Pencil: Still Life in Ancient Painting
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
Dr. Mary Louise Hart presents a lecture on the development of still life as an enduring artistic genre, from its origins in classical Greece through the heyday of Roman still life in the first century C.E. This event is free with museum admission. Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3pm.

Fellini Hires Nino Rota to Compose the Music for Juliette of the Spirits (Dumb Box # 11), Ward Schumaker. Acrylic and paste on wood, 2012. Courtesy of George Lawson Gallery.