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Exhibits:

Michael C. McMillen: Train of Thought,

through Aug. 14, Oakland Museum, 45 N. Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.4955 or lalouver.com/mcmillen

Put a Lid on It, a variety of handmade pots with lids, through July 30, The Clayhouse Studio and Gallery, 2909 Santa Monica Boulevard, 310.828.7071, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., theclayhousesantamonica.com

Wet Hot American Gothic, over 60 artists

will use the film “Wet Hot American Summer” as a point of inspiration and influence as they remix the characters, story and iconic imagery from

the film, through June 29, Gallery 1988 Venice, 214 Pier Avenue, 424.238.5988, nineteeneightyeight.com

Juried Exhibition, SMC Department of Art Mentor Program, curated by Michael C. McMillan, through June 25, SMC Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street

Life at the Miramar, rare photographs, documents and artifacts depict life and times at Santa Monica’s landmark hotel and attraction from the late 1800s up to the present, opening June 18, Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 Seventh Street, 310.395.2290, santamonicahistory.org

Phranc of California, Cardboard, paper, gouache and thread come together to create life-size, three-dimensional representations of familiar summer objects, through July 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, 310.828.6410

Views From the Coast, solo exhibition of plein-air painter Larry Cohen, works interpret the Malibu Canynon area over the past few years in varying weather conditions, through July 23, Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, 310.828.6410

Seahorses Debut, at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, displaying the Pacific seahorse for the first time ever, through June, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149 ext. 113

Tony Orrico, Penwald Drawings, his first solo exhibition with the gallery, through July 9, 2525 Michigan Avenue #B1, 310.453.7535, shoshanawayne.com

“Jeffrey Conley: Winter” and “The World of Elliot Erwitt,” through July 30, Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue #A1, Santa Monica, Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 310.453.6463

A Rare Bird, solo exhibit by Carol Powell, inspired by her volunteer work in bird rescue, through July 8, artist’s reception on June 25 from 6 to 10 p.m., Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, 310.451.9983, bgartdealings.com

Gabriel Fernandez and Kerry Beary, an exhibition of paintings inspired by the mid-century modern style, through June 30, Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue E3A, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 310.453.5757

Tom Wudl, immensities and infinities: further specimens from the flowerbank world, through July 9, L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.4955 or lalouver.com

Enrique Martinez Celaya, Wormwood, through July 9, L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, 310.822.4955 or lalouver.com

Student Culminating Exhibition, student films, photographs, animations, and mixed- and multi-media pieces from the 2010-11 workshops, through June 30, Venice Arts Gallery, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1702 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice.

Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining, through August 20, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Avenue G-1, 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

The Life of Water, the first in a trilogy of art shows on earth’s essential elements: water, fire, and air, by award-winning painter, writer, and professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Pam Douglas, through July 16, TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, 310.829.9556, www.taggallery.net

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