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, June 9
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)
2640 N. San Fernando Road
(The entrance is around the corner.)
Creating a thriving blacksmithing community through a regular schedule of classes and events that inspires and supports aspiring artists, trades people and the community. Blacksmithing is a craft with a history going back to the Iron Age. It has been practiced through millennia for various practical purposes and purely as art in many cultures around the world.
ArtLAB High School ArtWALK
Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies
2050 San Fernando Road
ArtLAB high school students will be exhibiting their amazing artwork and other academic work at their campus in Northeast LA. 5-9 p.m.
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
”Imagining Women” Pat Boyd, Lynda Brothers, Ruth De Nicola, Pat Gomez, Rebeca Guerrero, Heather Hoggan, Patricia Lazalde, Dorothy Magallon, Susanna Meiers, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Toti O’Brien, Olga Ponomarenko, Violetta Sorcini, Cindy Suriyani, Virginia Warren, Alexandra Wiesenfeld. “I have asked artists to work towards a representation of themselves, either physically or symbolically, whether it is plants, house, furniture, pets, sites or a combo of all. Each artist challenged themselves to create a symbolic or metaphorical image, with perhaps is “another you” at the core.” — Raoul De la Sota, Curator.
In the Annex: June Edmonds, Paintings. “I am obsessed with this body of work and will stick with it until I feel like I’ve exhausted all the different color relationship. Exploring color relationships, creating space and balance — I need to be in that place of challenge.”
3706 North Figueroa
Spoke(n) Art Ride gallery tour. Art show featuring Oscar Moreno at 6 p.m. Ride leaves at 6:30. Return about 10 or 10:30 for a reception featuring the band Blood Buddies.
5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Walt Hall: “Songs to Sing When You’re Lost at Sea.” Walt’s 6th annual exhibit at Cactus Gallery. The artist has added works on canvas, as well as larger works on wood, to his staple of distressed wood planks. Walt Hall’s paintings and mixed media works bring together images and thoughts of other worlds. The playful figures that inhabit his somber landscapes beckon us with an alluring melancholy, a yearning for times past.
In the annex: works by last month’s featured artist Patricia Krebs, an amazing “forest” installation by Mavis Leahy, paper mache masks, figures and felt creations by Ulla Anobile, mixed media works by Jon Measures, watercolor by Rick Strieck, new paintings by Kelly Thompson, paintings by next month’s featured artist Donna Abbate, Peruvian wall hangings, belts, cushion covers and more.
Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
Excellent coffee plus art by local artists on the walls.
Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
2638 North Figueroa
5558 North Figueroa
Katsu Yokoyama. “The Floating Whirl: Playful Watercolors, Thoughtful Oils.” Katsu Yokoyama was born in Tokyo, Japan and had his early schooling in his home country desiring always to be an artist but eventually working in drafting and architecture since he was dissuaded by others from living an impoverished life of an artist. At the age of 20 he followed his sister to the United States, emigrating and seeking to make this his permanent home. During the Vietnam conflict he was drafted into the army and because of his background was assigned to the Corps of Engineers. His brush with death there was for him a sign that he had to pursue his dream as an artist. He signed up for art classes at Los Angeles City College, particularly enjoying his friendship with Raoul De la Sota, who at that time was teaching a painting class. He transferred to Cal State Northridge while working as a house painter. Soon after that he became a naturalized citizen. He had always been aware of the work of the Japanese artist and printmaker, Hokusai, whose art spanned the 18th and 19th centuries, but never before had he seen him as a parallel to his own dreams of being an artist. Hokusai had been a revolutionary artist breaking so many aesthetic traditions with his work that collectors of his work often hid Hokusai’s work among their collections because of his rebellion against the established norms. Katsu saw him as a symbol of an artist true to his calling and thus about ten years ago began his subtle updating of the “36 Views of Mount Fuji,” the classic work of Hokusai. He admits that, “I learned almost all my sense of patience by doing those challenging works.” Katsu continues to see his work as always working from nature, just as Hokusai would always work from forms in his homeland.
The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
A glass art gallery. Sign up for glass art classes.
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Critters enjoying sugary confections by Miss Angela Che, featuring original art, cards, and accessories. Also: Summer Love indie designer trunk show featuring Los Angeles designers/artists Alter Ego by Erika Walton + Erika Walton, Flopi, and Jupey. And the Supahcute Dream Team Show continues.
Matters of Space
5005 York Boulevard
Art of Lynne Berman. She has been the recipient of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship Laboratory grant, the City of Los Angeles Fellowship (C.O.L.A) and a Durfee Foundation grant. She currently teaches drawing and painting at CSULB and Pasadena College.
5007 1/2 York Boulevard
Mi Vida Boutique
5159 York Boulevard
Guest artist Ana Guajardo will be slangin’ her awesome nail art. Come get a set with an application demo for $14. Fridas, sugar skulls, guadalupes, papel picados, peacock feather, monarchs….and other new special designs will be available. 6-10 p.m.
The Navarro Residence
5704 Baltimore Street
The Navarro Residence is proud to present it’s fourth exhibition featuring the work of Evo Soria, Jr, a Chicago resident marking his first L.A. exhibit. Evo’s emotionally charged and inquisitive work is born from what the artist refers to as his continual “hunting for some sort of truth.” Embracing the world around him and questioning its meaning and relevance is a continual point of inspiration for the artist. Evo states, “I’m just trying to decipher all the information flying at me like anyone else. Making my own meaning out of what surrounds me.”
2808 Elm Street, Unit 1
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
Steven Dewall, “Portrait.” Steven started out taking photographs in Chicago in the 1990s, and you would often find him running around venues with his old Rolleiflex and flash. “I loved going to all the dive bars in the city, there was such a vibrant music scene happening in Chicago in the early 90s.” Since then Steven has captured artists from one end of the spectrum to the next which includes everyone from Brian Wilson to the Dali Lama. 6:30-10:30
5002 York Boulevard
A bookshop, print studio and salon
The Portico Collection
5019 York Boulevard
5119 York Boulevard
6181 North Figueroa
5110 York Boulevard
Paintings and sculptures by Matthew Huff. 7-11 p.m.
She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.
5050 York Boulevard
5028 Eagle Rock Boulevard
106 South Avenue 58
A mid century furniture collective
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
“Okay, it’s time for me to make some space for my new creations…yes, it seems that I’m going through a metamorphosis. All items are now half price…T-shirts, block prints, oil paintings, sculpture, furniture, metallic leaf/sparkle paintings, etc. This is the perfect time to add to or begin your collection.”
Vintage Tattoo Art Parlor
5115 York Boulevard
5029 York Boulevard
2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
5028 York Boulevard