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Join us on July 21\, 2012 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  for 18th Street Arts Center's summer ArtNight featuring an openin g reception for Lab Artist Michelle Dizon's new video inst allationPerpetual Peace\, developed on-site at 18th Street. Stay f or open studios by local and international artists\, art installations\, DJ set by artist Eamon Ore Giron (our next Lab Artist)\, and an artists' marketplace. Come early at 6:00 pm for an artist talk by Curat or in Residence Bill Kelley Jr. in conversation with 18th Street's Director of Residency Programs Pilar Tompkins Rivas.

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Food by Komodo food truck. Complimentary bever ages provided by Izze Sparkling Juice and Hpnotiq Liqueur. 

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Open Studios:  

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A selection o f artists' studios at 18th Street will be open to the public. Wander our ca mpus and learn more about artists' work in an intimate setting where their ideas are generated and their work takes shape.

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Participating local residents will include: 
Luciana Abait\, Susanna Bixby Dakin\, Clayton Campbell\, Karl Doerrer\, EZTV\, Yvet te Gellis\, Ichiro Irie\, Arzu Arda Kozar and others.

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Participating International Artists: Cristina David (Romania)\, Tsai Kuen- Lin (Taiwan).
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Curator in Residence Bi ll Kelley Jr. in Conversation with Pilar Tompkins Rivas

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6:00 - 6:30 pm\, Project Room  

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In residence at 18th Str eet from July 1 2012 through June 30 2013\, Bill Kelley Jr. will discuss th e project he will be developing here over the next year. Bill Kelley Jr. is an educator\, curator\, and theorist based in Los Angeles.  He teaches 17 and 18 century European\, colonial\, modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art history. He co-curated the 2011 Encuentro de Medellin (MDE1 1)\, Colombia\, and currently he is teaching theory at Otis Public Practice MFA program. Bill is the former director and current Editorial Advisor to LatinArt.com and is co-editing an anthology of public and dialogical art pr actices in the Americas (2012) .  

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The Artist and the Past Present - Vincen t Ramos and high school students from the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center< /strong>

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Artist Vincent Ramos and high school s tudents from the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center present a project looking at Santa Monica from an insider's perspective. Through a series of 'alternative post cards' created by Ramos and the student partici pants\, this projects considers the less touristic aspects of the city\, an d the personal relationship to one's local place. This project was made pos sible by support from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Co mmission.
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Outdoor Area:

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Eamon Ore Giron\, DJ LENGUA

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Eamon Ore Giron is an accomplished visu al and performing artist\, musician\, and our next Lab Artist in our exhibi tion space. We are very pleased to have him bring his musical talents to ou r summer ArtNight.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    

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Open Air Craft Market run by local artists\, featuring hand-ma de crafts and art objects.
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