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Turning beer coasters into works of art
Turning beer coasters into works of art

A new exhibit at Hollywood’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, curated by the people behind L.A. Beer Week, showcases more than 400 works that began life as four-inch coasters before dozens of featured artists transformed them into a kaleidoscope of paintings, drawings and assemblage pieces. The works are on display through the end of L.A. Beer Week on Sept. 29, and the exhibit’s opening reception was packed with beer-loving art fans. The pieces include pencil sketches, oil paintings and lavish 3-D constructions, and sales of the works seemed brisk during the opening reception. The La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which has been showcasing low-brow art for more than 25 years, is nestled...