The Jeanie Madsen Gallery in Santa Monica will hold a group exhibition of works as part of its three-year anniversary celebration Saturday, April 14.

An opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Among the artists featured in the exhibit is Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sona Mirzaei, who will be exhibiting selections from her Tales of Copenhagen series. Mirzaei began working on the series while she was in Denmark participating in the exclusive international art project Elephant Parade, which raises awareness and funding for preserving endangered Asian elephants.

Other artists featured in the exhibit are Cynthia Berg, Nicola Carpinelli, Helena Gullstrom, Cody Hooper, Scott Horton, Charlie Patton, Ana Maria Valdez and Jennifer Verge.

Artist and gallery owner Jeanie Madsen founded her gallery in 2009 after deciding to branch out from the fashion world.

Mirzaei was the only American artist chosen to be a part of the Elephant Parade project, and she was thrilled to be a part of the cause due to her love of wildlife and her passion for the arts, gallery spokesperson Leslie Reed said.

The artist’s Tales of Copenhagen series demonstrates the whimsy and vitality of her work by capturing a lighthearted and colorful representation of that enchanting part of the world, Reed said.

This is the first time Mirzaei has exhibited her work at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery. The exhibit runs through May 17.

The reception will feature a DJ, refreshments, a wine bar and appetizers.

Information, (310) 393-7436, or www.jeaniemadsengallery.com.

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