NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night
Northeast Los Angeles art galleries stay open late the Second Saturday of every month, for what else, the NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. The event is a celebration of the thriving NELA contemporary arts community and of NELA’s history as L.A.’s original arts community. Visit www.nelaart.com to download a gallery map.
Where to see art Saturday, February 11
NELAart’s Second Saturday Galleries
Stores and Coffee Houses showing local artists
And other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
(7 to 10 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
“From a Whisper to a Roar Women Artists Charting Their Own Course.” Co-sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association. Curated by Avinger Nelson. Artists: Margaret `Quica” Alarcon, Nao Bustamante, Kathy Mas-Gallegos, Suzanne Jackson, Alma Lopez, Felicia “Fe” Montes, Amitis Motevelli, Noni Olabisi, Patricia Rodriguez, Linda Vallejo, Diana Shui-iu Wong, Seeroon Yeretzian, Nancy Uyemura. These remarkable artists have found unique ways to break through the layers of obstacles that were laid before them. This exhibition is part of the Women’s Caucus for Art’s 40th Anniversary celebration and the 2012 National Conference in Los Angeles. A catalog will accompany this exhibition.
And the Annex Presents: “Here is My Heart 50 Artists, 50 Hearts for Sale,” a silent auction fundraiser for the Avenue 50 Studio. Artists: Sam Baray, David Botello, Joseph Botello, Billy Burgos, Yreina Cervantez, Martin Charlot, Mita Cuaron, Raoul De la Sota, Ruth De Nicola, Val Echavarria, Don Ferguson, Emilia Garcia, Rosie Getz, Yolanda Gonzalez, Mark Greenfield, Dolores Guerrero, Tina Gulotta-Miller, Frank Gutierrez, Roberto Gutierrez, Peter Harris, Cidne Hart, Kevin Hass, Peter Hess, Mavis Leahy, Ronald Llanos, Jose Lopes, Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Paul Martinez, Kathy Mas-Gallegos, Sarah Meachem, Lara Medina, Stephanie Mercado, Daisuke Okamoko, Robert Palacios, Chris Perez, Beth Peterson, Skip Ralls, Bobby Rojas, Nancy Romero, Marianne Sadowski, Suzanne Siegel, Joseph Sims, Richard Valdes, Val Zavala, Sergio Vasquez. All hearts will open with a starting bid of $100. If you want to buy the heart outright, make a bid you think is worthy of the piece, and which you think no one else will overbid. Bids over the phone, by email or at www.avenue50studio.com.
Bike Oven and Flying Pigeon LA
3706 and 3714 North Figueroa
Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Meet at 6. Ride leaves at 6:30. Return about 10 or 10:30 for a reception. This month features a tour of local art spaces and a stop at a square dance.
5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,” LOVE-themed exhibit, plus poetry and music.
This group show features acrylics and oils on canvas and wood, ceramics, paper mache, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, mosaic, felt dolls, assemblage, custom wood cuts, embroidery and many mixed media works. Ricardo Lira Acuña on poetics & David Strother on electric violin at 7:30 p.m.. In the adjacent gallery space: Percussion Art. Drumming with Craig Casey 9 p.m.
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
Excellent coffee plus art by local artists on the walls.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
“Chasm of the Supernova” will feature works by fifteen Los Angeles based artists. Similar to the supernova, the artists chosen for this exhibition make highly refined and articulated gestures that lead the audience to a confrontation with a moment of instability; harmony and chaos abound in these pieces. The exhibition can be divided into two parts; the Explosive and the Speculative.
Curated by Adam Miller. Artists: Matthew Monahan, Tomory Dodge, Michael Rey, Pearl C. Hsiung, Brad Spence, lara Schnitger, Roger Herman, Erich Bollman, Annie Lapin, Kim Fisher, Josh Peters, Melise Mestayer, Ali Smith, Florian Morlat, Devon Oder & Adam Miller. 7-9 p.m.
Culture Reference (at The York)
5018 York Boulevard
Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
2638 North Figueroa
Melissa May Curtis. “Primal Forces: A Journey Into Abstraction.” “As I go through the creative process I believe the art becomes what it wants to be, and I am merely the instrument through which it is created. I paint both abstract and figurative works and love the exuberance of bright colors against a dark backdrop.”
5558 North Figueroa
Dan Van Clapp’s “Mystery Wreck”–if we showed you more, it wouldn’t be a mystery. Please come by–you’ll be amazed, astonished and astounded.
The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
A glass art gallery. Sign up for glass art classes.
The Land of Odd
4690 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Local artist Ming Ong in the monthly pop-up art corner. Ming will be introducing some new products along with her art + there will be a Leanna Lin Jewelry collaboration using her art!
Matters of Space
5005 York Boulevard
Photography of Christopher Barbour. “I am self-taught. I have watched and felt images all my life. I am of the “TV baby” generation, and though I played in the creeks and woods as a child, my vision is born from the confluence of these childhood memories with the architecture, art, cinema, design and music that I surround myself with as an adult. Some days I miss that small town, the simplicity, and I still struggle with where I belong.”
5007 1/2 York Boulevard
Mi Vida Boutique
5159 York Boulevard
Heartbreakers at their finest!! “Heartwalk” will feature an all-female group art show, Ilaments Jewelry Trunk Show, and special guest Santa Perversa taking all yo love petitions.
Museum and Crane
259 Museum Drive
Aimee Friberg. “History Of The Undeniable.” Friberg brings two of her photographic series into conversation with each other. On view are works from The Lost Film Stills, abstracted landscapes which function as imagined narratives, and an installation that incorporates video imagery with detritus from the forest.
2808 Elm Street, Unit 1
First gallery exhibition since 1980 of John Norment’s abstract watercolors. Over 40 of these works will be on display at New Puppy, complemented by a selection of Norment’s original cartoon artwork. The artist illustrated two covers for The New Yorker and edited and/or illustrated over a dozen joke books from the 50s to the 70s. Norment’s cartoon background is evident in this set of watercolor and ink works started in 1968–his niece found the stash after his death in 1988. 7-11 p.m.
New Stone Age Mosaics
1754 Colorado Boulevard
Mary Clark-Camargo started doing mosaics in 2000. She is known for her large-scale sculptural pieces. Using a vast assortment of exotic glass, tile, semi-precious stone and other “found” objects she intertwines intricate patterns that are at once abstract and organic in nature.
An Orange Door
3188 Verdugo Road
5027 York Boulevard
“Wall Flowers” by Gretchen Kimball. “How much influence do we have over our nature? Or are we just at our nature’s will? Patterns surface in every aspect of our lives, they are our nature. The ‘Wall Flowers”’are a romance between nature’s patterns of growth and our existence within them. A blend of painting and garden design reflecting the intricacies of repetitive compositions and the idea of stylized nature as decoration.” 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
5119 York Boulevard
6181 North Figueroa
5110 York Boulevard
She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.
Sunray Art Gallery
6421 North Figueroa
5006 York Boulevard
A vintage clothing store with works by young local artists on the walls.
Verbre Studio and Gallery
4540 Eagle Rock Boulevard
White Raven Studios and Gallery
3423 Verdugo Road
5029 York Boulevard
2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
2601 Pasadena Avenue
The 4th Annual Homoerotic Valentine’s Day Reading/Screening: GERTRUDE!
A reading by Christine Wertheim… Selections from Tender Buttons. A screening of the documentary: “Paris Was a Woman.” This Sunday, February, 12, 6 p.m. The Gallery will also be open from 2-6 p.m. featuring John Seal’s show, “Fighting With Phantoms of Purple Prose.”