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International Artist Month

18th Street Arts Center is proud to present four exhibitions highlighting their award-winning International Visiting Artist Program. Beginning January 7- 28, 18th Street is featuring exhibitions from Iran, Tibet, Korea and South Africa. The public reception for these exhibitions will be held on Thursday, January 20, 7:30-9:30 pm.
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Dorit Cypis and Elena Siff Press Release

Exhibition Openings for Dorit Cypis’ FabLab (looking for patterns) and Elena Siff’s Making Change at 18th Street Arts Center, Saturday, October 23, 6pm-10pm Santa Monica, CA—18th Street’s 2010 Visual Art Fellowship Winners, Dorit Cypis and Elena Siff, debut their projects…

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August 2010 Art Night

18th Street Arts Center throws its annual Summer ArtNight with opening receptions for its newest exhibitions: Martin Durazo’s Pain Management 100 in the 18th Street Gallery and Ana Guajardo’s Tianguis in the Project Room. Visitors to ArtNight can experience the electrifying tunes of sound artist and master guitarist, Massaro on 18th Street’s Outdoor Stage. ArtNight takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 18th Street Arts Center, located at 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, just north of Olympic Boulevard.
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May Art Night 2010

18th Street Arts Center celebrates its quarterly art festival featuring two exhibition opening receptions, a dynamic outdoor video and sound installation, and Highways Performance Space’s highly-anticipated Poetry Slam Contest. Art Night takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the18th Street Arts Center, located at 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, north of Olympic Boulevard.
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Carla Herrera-Prats and Matthias Merkel Hess

Artists Carla Herrera-Prats and Matthias Merkel Hess were awarded 18th Street Visual Arts Fellowships, tied to 18th Street’s 2010 programmatic theme, Status Report: The Creative Economy. The awards include a three-month residency in the 18th Street galleries, and a project budget. Beginning April 1, 2010 Prats and Hess will take over the galleries to create a visual arts laboratory fostering experimentation and investigation. Previous 18th Street Fellows Robert Sain and Andrea Bowers recently concluded the first highly successful and visible first Status Report project commissioned and funded by 18th Street.
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Love in a Cemetery

18th Street Arts Center kicks-off its 2010 season with Love in a Cemetery. Robert Sain, LACMAlab founding director, and LA based visual artist Andrea Bowers, were commissioned to organize this unique visual arts laboratory with young artists from the Otis MFA Public Practice program, involving projects reaching out into the greater Los Angeles community.
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2010 Status Report: The Creative Economy

18th Street is pleased to announce the eight California artist winners of its theme-based residencies for it’s 2010 artist residency program. The awards include a three month residency in our galleries, grants between $2500 and $5000, and a public presentation of their work. The eight Fellows of the 2010 artist Residency-program include:Robert Sain, Andrea Bowers, Martin Durazo, Elena Siff, Dorit Cypis, Ana Guajardo, Carla Herrera-Prats and Matthias Merkel Hess.
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Diane Meyer: Without a Car in the World

Without A Car In The World (100 Car-less Angelinos Tell Stories of Living in Los Angeles) opens Saturday, October 17, at the 18th Street Arts Center. This final exhibition of 2009 features 100 photographs by artist Diane Meyer with accompanying narratives from persons who live without a car in Los Angeles.
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