SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles-based organization Art Division’s exhibition “Identity in Los Angeles” will open at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Friday, June 30. According to a press release Canyon News received from Constance Farell, Public Information Officer for the city of Santa Monica, the exhibit will run until November 6, 2017. Identity in Los Angeles will showcase artworks created by the students of Art Division, led by founder Dan McCleary and instructors Luis Serrano and Fabian Cereijido, PhD.

In preparation for the exhibition, students were asked to explore their identities by utilizing sculpture, photography, video, painting, and drawing. The project also involved students’ investigation of the term “identity” through the study of short stories, lectures, films, poems, and visiting other exhibitions concerning immigration, gender, race, and stereotype.

The opening reception will be held on June 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include live performance by musician Matias Anaya. The closing reception on Saturday, October 28 will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a screening of Buen Provecho by the Art Division Film Collective at 3:30 p.m.

Founded in 2010, Art Division is a non-profit organization that aims to train and supporting under-served young adults, ages 18-26, interested in studying the visual arts. Through free professional arts instruction, academic assistance, and college and career counseling, participants develop the tools they need to pursue higher education, achieve self-sufficiency and find careers in the arts. Learn more at