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Plan ForYourArt July 1-7

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There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles.

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

FRIDAY, JULY 2
Box Scheme
Various Locations (Chinatown)
6-10pm
Leading galleries in Chinatown open their doors for Box Scheme, the culminating exhibition of California Institute of the Arts' (CalArts) graduating MFA candidates. Each of the participating spaces will present groupings of work linked by conversations among individual practices--highlighting the diversity of expression from the School of Art's Photography and Media Program and Art Program.

SATURDAY, JULY 3
Dennis Hopper Film Series
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Hollywood)
7:30pm Gates Open; Film at 9pm
Cinefamily, in association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Los Angeles Filmforum, hosts a large outdoor screening of Easy Rider (1969) to kick off the month-long retrospective of Dennis Hopper's decades-spanning film works on the occasion of the exhibition Dennis Hopper Double Standard at MOCA.

Nine Stories
LAXART (Culver City)
6-9pm
The opening reception for an exhibition of works by the recent graduates of the University of California, Irvine's MFA program.

Three Summer Exhibitions
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
6-8pm
The opening reception for three new exhibitions at Blum & Poe. Country Music, curated by Jeff Poe, explores the uncomplicated nature of its namesake through expressions direct, clear and from the heart. Endless Bummer/Surf Elsewhere, organized by Drew Heitzler, looks at the city of Los Angeles not as Hollywood portrays it, but as Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice describes it, "a city sprawling and unexpected, soft-focus and prone to disaster, an awesome endless bummer...surf elsewhere." Cumulus, organized by Nathalie Karg, will show a selection of sculptural and functional pieces and introduce b-line, a new series of benches in the parking lot and garden of Blum & Poe.

SAVE THE DATE
LAXART Secret Gathering and Garden Party
The home of Juliette Hohnen Weber and Steven Weber
July 18, 3pm
Please join LAXART's Board of Directors, collaborating artists and partners for a Secret Gathering and Garden Party to celebrate the fifth anniversary of LAXART. $100 raffle tickets, or 8 for $500, grant entry and enter you for a chance to win a work by a collaborating LAXART artist. Contact nora@laxart.org for more information and to purchase tickets.