Northeast Los Angeles art galleries stay open late the Second Saturday of every month for 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, April 14
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
New Visual – Performance – Video Documentation from CalArts. “Respect “— New video organized by Nancy Buchanan.
In the Annex: Willie Middlebrook: “I OWN NIGGER!”
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 featuring an art show by Passenger and Sin Mugre and punk band The Goons. Bring your tooth brush, spend the night and be ready to head to Ciclavia in the morning.
5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“Dollmakers II” has been extended through April with some new dolls available for adoption. An exhibit of handcrafted doll art. “Dollmakers” showcases numerous new artists from different parts of the U.S. and Canada, alongside new works from several of the regular Cactus family members. This exhibit features painstakingly beautiful, slightly twisted and hauntingly lifelike dolls. The styles are as diverse as the artists who created them, each full of quirky personality–-true mixed media wonders.
A special screening of the tale of “Callalilly” by Miss Christy Kane at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
Excellent coffee plus art by local artists on the walls.
Culture Reference (at The York)
5018 York Boulevard
“In a forest of petrified people” Sculptural installations by Mark Fite and Jason Hadley populate The York with a forest of people. Life-like figures, heads and hands enter into the social space of the bar, contributing, watching, waiting.
Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
2638 North Figueroa
5558 North Figueroa
Tuan Phan: Entropy. “In this new series, I am drawing different types of fungi to interpret stories connecting to the idea of reincarnation. Mushrooms have the ability to break down matter and give nutrients back to the soil that sustains growth. They are also used for medicinal purposes and as a food source. Mushrooms nurture life but can also destroy it in the process. For this reason, and because I find their shapes beautiful, I have chosen fungi as my subject matter.”
The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
A glass art gallery. Sign up for glass art classes.
Lacy Studio Lofts
2684 Lacy Street
Tenant/artists will be showing works. “from my eyes to yours” an installation by:
michael hope. “Some may say he is a photog with an eye for the strange,
reflecting a unique side of life, portraying the disparaged through a crystal
veneer… from a perspective that is both heartfelt and fierce.” In collaboration with Michael, is Joanna Gates, creating work in a style of art that is both quirky and real, inspired and inspiring. From Drop Squad Studios – DJ Arryon.
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“The Wonder Pup Show” continues. A dog-themed group art show benefiting ACVIM Foundation for animal disease research. Sponsors: Auntie Apple sweet treats + Drinks/Chews Your Cause pop-up. Lovely Jubilee styling the event, Donating artists and designers: A.BAMBER, Allison Revilla, Alyssa Nassner, Alter Ego, Angela Che, Axel Honey, Bored Inc., CJ Metzger, Crowded Teeth, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Cupcake Fields, Danielle Lamberti, Donna Letterese, EKG!, Genevieve Santos, Hearts and Laserbeams, Helena Garcia, Jacqueline Myers-CHO, J. Fuchs, Jenny Quest, Joey Chou, Jody Asano, Kali Meadows, Karla Usagi, Kitty Brown, Leanna Lin, Love Nicole Stitchery, Maureen Shields, Mekanikku, Messy Pink, Meu, Miss Mindy, Nicky Davis, Oscar Rosales, Sean Chao, T&A Friendly, Tsai-fi, Unicorn Crafts.
Matters of Space
5005 York Boulevard
Michelle Pullman “Matters of Space” Closing reception for “Land & Sea,” photographs by Michelle Pullman. “I grew up on a small island in Washington State. There were no stop lights, no chain stores and the first 6 digits to all the phone numbers were the same. Like most teenagers, I longed to be part of the larger world. That was the beginning of my continuing obsession with photography and travel. All of the photographs in the Land & Sea show were shot on film and hand printed in a traditional darkroom. It’s all about tangibility.”
5007 1/2 York Boulevard
Mi Vida Boutique
5159 York Boulevard
Guest artist Fabian Debora.
The Navarro Residence
5704 Baltimore Street
An exhibit profiling the works of John Arthur. 6-10 p.m.
2808 Elm Street, Unit 1
New Puppy Gallery will host the first Los Angeles solo exhibition of Derek Cowan’s limited edition woodblock prints and original monoprints. Also on display are a small selection of his award-winning handmade books. Show runs this weekend only. Derek Cowan prints are a reminder of a waning book culture in an age of e-readers. He is recognized by his peers in dozens of critical reviews as a leading practitioner of fine printing, printmaking and bookmaking. Cowan established his first print studio at Vancouver B.C. in 1984 and then expanded it to Vancouver Island in 1986. By 1990 his prints and artist books had been exhibited and collected by major libraries and museums around the world. Over a 27-year period he has produced dozens of artist books and thousands of original prints. 7-11 p.m. Also Sunday, noon-6 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
“Teapots and Tables” Recent ceramics by Natan Moss and tables made by Jordan Halsey. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
4534 Eagle Rock Boulevard
5027 York Boulevard
“Paint and Clay” Painting by Kat Hutter. Ceramics by Roger Lee. An examination of the materials paint and clay and how they can work together. Celebration of Platform’s 1-year anniversary. 6:30-10:30 p.m.
5002 York Boulevard
An evening of writing with six members of the 2012 graduating class of the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. 7 p.m.
5119 York Boulevard
Hammered Satin, The GT350s and The Bat Bombs will perform.
6181 North Figueroa
5110 York Boulevard
Paintings by Colin Manning. Colin Manning spent 7 years running a Hare Krishna temple in the Haight Ashbury. Shortly after receiving his MFA, he committed himself to researching the seedier sides of the local San Francisco streets. These works reflect both ends of the spectrum.
She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.
5050 York Boulevard
Sunray Art Gallery
6421 North Figueroa
THIS Los Angeles
5906 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
5029 York Boulevard
Circa Artist Group second anniversary show. Anne Walker, Danny De La Matyr, Michael Galasso, Zack Kircher Diana Kohne. 7-11 p.m.
2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50