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DotDotDash: Seeing Daylight

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 03:12PM

DDD The March Downtown Art Walk will see some openings, more comics, a show in and on the Rowan Lofts, and a sunset at 7:25 pm. Brady Westwater has a complete listing for the Downtown Comedy Walk here. Other highlights are after the jump.

WELCOME! The LAMP Community Art Project on Main Street and REDCAT at Disney Hall are now officially members in good standing with Downtown Art Walk. Graphic artists will want to see the work of Ed Fella at RedCat. . — The Rowan Lofts (5th & Spring) arrives in style by hosting a four-screen projected outdoor video art installation, produced & curated by Niche Video Art, and an indoor show of Felipe Dupouy's Downtown photography.

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RANDOM PEEKS: ART SLAVE gallery (216 S Spring St) offers mix media and found objects with Victor Wilde's "a poor mans opera". . — Photographer Johnny White shows his captures of street art at M.J. Higgins' 4th and Main gallery.

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THREE AT THE "B": BGFA opens a three-person show; Michael A. Rosenfeld has monochromatic paintings of dirigibles, an icon of a previous interpretation of progress. Jen Heaslip exposes men for what they are, while Robert Horvath will "Hypnotize" gallery goers with boldly abstracted interplay between color, light and space.

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CAT WALK: The Pussy & Pooch store (6th and Main) names their art space Bailey Gallery (Hey, nice name! Who thought of it?). Tonight they balance the attention dogs have been getting with Robert Vargas' Year of the Cat, an interactive sculptural installation featuring 25 live cats that has additional commentary on the Downtown rat population. Vargas wants to show Downtown as a haven of art and neighborhood love, not just commerce. . — And you can't forget the relocated Yappy Hour that in a way extends Art Walk into the Arts District via Barker Block.

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LATE NIGHT SNACK: For 20 years, Yolanda kept Ensenada Restaurant (517 S. Spring St) open before Art Walks and loft dwellers, managing to keep later hours for the working class of Downtown. Tonight, they will be open until 1 to 2 am, or until the last diner is gone. New neighbors M.J Higgins gallery and the Los Angeles Theater Center are hoped to provide late-night clientele . . — Consider this a DotDotDash salute for serving great food and expanding Art Walk hours into the morning.


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