L7 invites you to the Merry Karnowsky and Launch LA Galleries for a reading by artist, Lezley Saar and celebrity guests and a Sparkling wine reception for the two exhibitions Madwoman in the Attic, and Grey by Todd Carpenter. The reception will feature an exclusive tasting of the fine Sparkling Wines of La Montina, Prosciutto San Daniele and Black Grana of Bella Lodi Cheese- all imported from Italy by Vino-Direct.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is currently showing an exhibition titled, Madwoman in the Attic: Portraits of Insane Heroines in 19th Century Literature. Artist Lezley Saar will host a reading of 19th Century Literature upon which the Heroines in the paintings are based. Upstairs, Launch LA is showing Todd Carpenter's exhibition titled, "Grey".

Michele Bozza of La Montina will be here from Italy to enlighten and educate us. We'll be sipping: Franciacorta Saten Argens- GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Chardonnay, Franciacorta Brut- GRAPE VARIETIES 95% Chardonnay 5% Pinot Noir, Franciacorta Rose' Demi Sec- GRAPE VARIETIES 60% Pinot Noir 40% Chardonnay and also tasting Prosciutto San Daniele and Black Grana of Bella Lodi cheese- all imported from Italy and available by special order at Saturday's event.

This exclusive gallery event will be a wonderful opportunity to sip some excellent Sparkling Wines from Italy and meet some fine art and wine lovers on La Brea. Invite your friends, colleagues, sweetie or come on your own and make some new acquaintances.

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 5:00 to 7:30pm
Where: The Launch LA and Merry Karnowsky Galleries
Address: 170 S. La Brea Ave. (between 1st St. and 2nd. St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: $25/each or $45/pair.
Parking: Street parking.
What to wear: Dress to Impress.

The Merry Karnowsky Gallery is home to several of the most significant artists working today. Founded in 1997 by Merry Karnowsky, the gallery has had a central focus for over a decade; championing emerging and mid-career artists who push beyond the boundaries of formal definition. The Gallery is devoted to exhibiting contemporary works of art that are challenging, innovative and committed to fostering new directions in American art. With a creative stable that is one of the most significantly sought after both nationally and internationally, the gallery has become one of Los Angeles' premier insurrectionary art venues.

Articles about the gallery, and/or it's artists have been featured in Juxtapoz, Swindle, Flaunt, Paper, Nylon, The Face, Variety, Giant Robot, Super X Media, Art Week, Art Issues, Flash Art, Modern Painters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times.

MKG Gallery artists have been included in group and solo Museum exhibitions at The Grand Central Art Center, The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, The Cincinnati Art Center, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, MOCA Miami, The San Jose Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

About Launch LA: LAUNCH is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social enterprise that produces, manages and directs events, programs and exhibitions with the purpose of developing artist - audience relationships throughout important Los Angeles communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross section of Angelenos in cultural events that foster mutual understanding and creative expression.

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