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DotDotDash: Art is Fun Edition

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at 09:49PM

DDD returns with the opening of . . . well everything. Opening receptions will be heavy during Thursday's September Downtown Art Walk and Downtown Los Angeles will be filled with neon, sculpture, video art and the usual suspects; so catch all of Gallery Row on the free Arts Walk DASH. This path starts at 4th and Spring and goes south before coming back and around ending at the Bradbury Building, all after the jump:

_IGP1366Collection of Lights: The still homeless Museum of Neon Art brings major pieces to the ground floor of the Continental Building (4th and Spring) and will hold an opening reception from 6-9pm. ..— Collection of Artists: Spring Arts Collective at the Spring Arts Tower (453 S Spring St) will host works by Carol Ashley, Andy Cline, Cody Cloud, Bryan de Roo, Michael Gardner, Kelly Holden, Cassidy Sullivan and many more. Look for the lights in the window.

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Small Collection of Community: Lost Souls Cafe shows a community with a digital mural series called "Bookmarks."

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Spring Forward:“Found Footage” has it's second opening reception Art Walk Night at Niche.LA Video Art(453 S. Spring St. #443) ..— Infusion Gallery (719 S. Spring St.) opens Linda Brubacher's solo show "Got your Goat-and Other Jobs"and group show "Way of Life" with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

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It's a Jungle on 6th between Main and Los Angeles: Art Murmur brings “Animal-esque,” billed as an "artistic reflection on the fascinating interconnection between man and beast" with Airom Bleicher, Jim Holyoak and Alex Schaefer. ..— Speaking of Man and Beast: Phantom Galleries LA fills Downtown's PE Lofts (601 Los Angeles St) with works by Junglerush Studios and Edgar Varela Fine Art while Santa Fe Lofts (131 East 6th St) is "Occupied" by Daniel Brodo and Bill Wheelock.

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5th and Main: LACDA holds the Fourth Annual SNAP TO GRID: the UN-Juried show opening reception is from 7-9pm, an "exhibit represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many" ..— Pharmaka continues "Selected Stories" ..— Across the street you'll see the opening of David Meanix: "Common Sense" - Photosculpture, Yun Bai with "Elegant Nasty", and Arthur Tress with "Paintball Nation." Much more at Bert Green Fine Art.

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More Culture: Gallery Crewest's show "River City Visionz" will have the official opening reception Saturday, September 15, but you can preview the month-long exhibit and series of events inspired by the L.A. River during Art Walk. M.J. Higgins previews abstract work by Jennifer Rae Ochs from 6pm to 9pm. It's called "Celebrated Moments."

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Last Add: MoronoKiang (218 W 3rd St at the Bradbury Building) looks at "curious and intense frictions—ideological, social, and economic—between what was and what is, what may be and what will not be" with "Chinese Video: Chord Changes in the Megalopolis", a group exhibition of Chinese video artists that expands your perception of the true modern China.

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