For this week’s featured event, we encourage our readers to embrace their artistic side for an event at the Santa Monica Museum of Art called “Collaboration is Utopia.”

If you peruse the current exhibitions at the museum, you are bound to be struck by Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman’s What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart. Featured in the exhibit is a monumental, animatronic ski mountain. Surrounding and supplementing this work are multiple paintings, sculptures, and videos. The exhibit is built around the theme of skiing, but in the process it embraces images of forests, mountains, and nature as a whole.

For one day only, Benjamin Weissman will invite the public into the creative process within this exhibition for a writing workshop and drawing session.

Who: Benjamin Weissman is a Los Angeles-based writer, visual artist, and teacher. He studied post studio art at California Institute of the Arts. He has lectured on and written extensively about art, books, music, skiing, and pornography for a variety of institutions and publications.

What: From the website: “Participants will enjoy a myriad of experiences based on memory, language, fictional invention, and time spent in the great outdoors. Texts will be spontaneously written, exchanged, co-created, and illustrated through a tangential drawing party. Come to write, draw, and collaborate.”

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When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 8-10 pm

Where: Bergamot Station G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

You can purchase tickets and RSVP here.

Other Events:

  • Tuesday: The Santa Monica City Council will spend its entire meeting debating and deciding on the details of Santa Monica Airport’s future. This issue is one that will play a pivotal role in Santa Monica’s push towards sustainability and livability, so be sure to attend the meeting to stay informed. The meeting will take place at the City Hall Council Chambers, starting at 5:30. For much more information on the background behind the SMO conflict and the public goals for the space, visit Damien’s post here or visit Airport2Park’s website.
  • Wednesday: The Santa Monica Planning Commission hosts its weekly Wednesday meeting at the Council Chambers, beginning at 7 pm. The agenda for this week’s meeting can me found here.
  • Thursday: The Santa Monica Democratic Club presents our Senator Ted Lieu followed by a forum for candidates for the open 33rd Congressional District. Senator Lieu will begin the event by reporting on the state of the state and his role as state senator. Following Senator Lieu’s remarks, the Santa Monica Democratic Club has invited Democratic candidates for the open 33rd Congressional District seat to address its members and the public in a forum. The event is free of charge, takes place at the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, and begins at 7 pm.