Friday, November 12, 2010

The Second Saturday of every month, Northeast Los Angeles art galleries stay open late for 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 to download a gallery map.

Where to see art Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14~~
NELAart’s Second Saturday Galleries
Stores and Coffee Houses showing local artists
Special Events
And other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
(7 to 10 p.m. unless otherwise indicated)


Avenue 50 Studios
121 North Avenue 50
“Two Generations/Four Brothers” For the first time brothers David and Paul Botello will show their art together with David's sons, Joseph and Benjamin Botello. David and Paul, natives of East Los Angeles, are both well known for their Public Mural work and many solo and cooperative pieces. Joseph and Benjamin, raised in El Sereno, are starting their own mural efforts this year. Each of the Botello brothers have developed their own unique style, totally distinct from each other, ranging from abstract to realism to ceramics to highly stylized.
In the Annex: “Portraits” by Ricardo Estrada.

Bike Oven
3706 North Figueroa
The Spoke(n) Art bicycle ride to several local galleries leaves at 7. Return about 10 for an after party. Blinky lights for your bike and a cell phone recommended.

5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard
“LA X SF” San Francisco based artists: Clam Lynch, Lil Tuffy, Ross K Jones and Luc Martin are bringing their art here to L.A. in an exchange between Cactus Gallery and 63 Bluxome Street Gallery. Also featuring new works by Cactus favorites, Kelly Thompson, Walt Hall, Douglas Alvarez and Terri Berman.
Small room will feature NEW works by Sophia Gasparian, Patricia Krebs and newcomers Lena Sayadian and Mac. Many works from our 6th Annual Day of the Dead show still on view.

Cafe de Leche
5000 York Boulevard
A coffee shop with monthly exhibits by local artists on the walls.

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Parking @ Bank of America, just to the west
“FORM vs THE ABYSS” features work from Rose Masterpol and Joan Scheibel. Rose Masterpol is unshackled by the constraints that once held her in bondage. With this new work, she leaves her architectural renderings behind and pours the magic onto the canvas with unbounded passion, freedom, and conviction. The new paintings formulate moments occurring in nature. The viewer is taken on a journey of reckless abandonment through a dust of dandelions, a buttermilk sky and into the depths of the abyss. Joan Scheibel's series of paintings culminated from a singular morning in Palmdale, California. Taking images of her own shadow on her Blackberry cell phone, Scheibel conveys a perfect moment in which her androgynous form exhibits strength as well as vulnerability. Scheibel was inspired to return to her creative work after visiting Peter Max's studio, and uses a variety of mediums in her process. 6-9 p.m.

Curve Line Space
1577 Colorado Boulevard
Ryan Logan: “Of Other Places.” Sculptural work using numerous units he combines and suspends into a network using overlapping pathways. "While creating these "Intersection" collages over the past two years, concentrating on the idea of dislocation within a vast area was my main concern. The collages have been an attempt to present this dislocation visually as a tension that exists from this lack of a sense of place. There are overlapping systems within the pieces that seem to lead to nowhere in particular and yet there is also an absurd attempt to centralize the overall composition."

Dark Dark Science Gallery
3245 Casitas Avenue, Suite 157
Celebrated counter-culture curator Lenora Claire is proud to announce two distinct exhibitions opening on one evening: “Smile Even if It Hurts” featuring Jessicka Addams and Lindsey Way. Florida-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jessicka Addams has combined her fascination with Goth culture, all things John Waters, religious iconography and the Easter Bunny in her first solo collection titled, "What's Behind The Bunny." The collection features bunny masks with a vast array of dark, nostalgic and strangely melancholy mixed media sculptural work, as well as collaborations with artists Mark Ryden, Elizabeth McGrath, Marion Peck, Morgan Slade, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, Joshua Petker, Albert Sanchez, Lindsey Way, Tarina Tarantino, Jared Gold, Austin Young, Janine Jarman, and more. Lindsey Way was born in Dunoon, Scotland. She attended The Pratt Institute, where she studied fine art and illustration. She then worked as a window display artist throughout New York City as assisted the prolific painter Ron English. After years as a touring musician with the band Mindless Self Indulgence, she has been inspired by world art culture. Lindsey's current body of work is a collection of thirteen dioramas entitled "Hush.”

El Chapin
5010 York Boulevard
The restaurant will host “a great night full of life.” Music and art by Highland Park locals. Art works by Sebastian Torres, Summer Bernal, Andrew Martinez. Poetry reading by Mario Peregrino. Music performed by Irene Diaz and Joey Loya. Photography by International High School: David Meade, Kimberly Quirarte, Kimberly Valenzuela, Michael “Teeter”, Rajah Marquez, Samuel Martinez.

Future Studio
5558 North Figueroa
Preview Party for "North by Northeast" the 18th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour.
This November 21 self-guided auto tour features a unique glimpse into artists' homes and studios in Highland Park, Mount Washington, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights and Eagle Rock. It also offers a great opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind art works and artistic treasures at great prices. For those who don't wish to drive, shuttle buses will be offer a sample of five to six studios around Montecito Heights and Highland Park in the morning and Mt Washington and Eagle Rock in the afternoon.
Tickets are only $10 if purchased in advance, and will be available at this free preview party. The preview is also a great chance experience the works of local artists and to plan your Discovery Tour agenda in advance.

Gallery 622
622 Milo Terrace

The Glass Studio
5052 York Boulevard
Art glass and tiles, classes and supplies. Debut featured artists are Leigh Adams, Chad Sterandeo, Shirlee Yantz and The Glass Studio owner, Cathi Milligan.

José Vera Fine Art & Antiques
2012 Colorado Boulevard
As part of the city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mexico's revolution and 200th anniversary of its independence...”Confronting Revolution: A Siqueiros Aesthetic.” An exhibition of a vast and rare collection of prints and publications featuring Mexican muralist and political activist, David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896 -1974).
In José Vera’s X-43 Gallery: “The Codex Ramirez: Volume Two,” featuring new paintings by Ramon Ramirez. Like its predecessor, "The Codex Ramírez: Volume II" borrows from ancient manuscripts, or codices, in order to explore a language of color and form through which to articulate a narrative of home. Home, in this instance, is split between the landscapes of Los Angeles-those of Ramírez' upbringing-and those of Jalisco, Mexico, or the land to which his family is tied. 6-9 p.m.

Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Boulevard
The launch of a new project with the goal of placing original contemporary art in every house in Highland Park (and beyond). Efforts will begin with a one-night exhibition of small affordable works. Much of the work will be in the realm of traditional wall work but there will also be some conceptual pieces and small-scale sculpture. All art will be priced at below $500--with some work priced as low as $50-- in a variety of media including drawing and photography. A friendly environment will be provided to encourage people to ask questions and seriously consider acquiring original artworks. This first show will include the work of Martin Gantman, David Eddington, Nicole Antebi, Chris Bassett, Rebecca Lowry, Toby Corbett, Ted Duarte, Margaret Griffith and Kireilyn Barber.

The Land of Odd Gallery
4690 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The Land of Odd Gallery will be hosting a joyously dark birthday celebration to mark its first anniversary as part of Gallery Night. “The Land of Odd Gallery is grateful and proud to say that we have not only survived, but flourished through our first year! We would like to share our excitement and happiness with you by inviting you to our one year anniversary gallery night.” 7-Midnight.

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The Artist Sisters: CJ Metzger & Miss Mindy present “Heart on Our Sleeve,” splendid works in paint, pencil & ink. They will be bringing small paintings, drawings and watercolors, hand embellished limited edition prints, hand painted nesting dolls, signed sets and more! 6-10 p.m.
Papas's Tapas Spanish cuisine truck and Lake Street Creamery gourmet ice cream truck will be parked outside.

MorYork Gallery
4959 York Boulevard
Photography by Erika Marrin.

New Puppy
2808 Elm Street
Thinkspace will be presenting a special pop-up show at New Puppy-- Belgian-born artist ROA's debut west coast solo show. ROA's organic animals, huge both in presentation and reputation, will soon take over the streets of LA as well as the walls of New Puppy Gallery, reminding the city's art lovers that there is indeed nature all around us, even in the middle of the City of Angels. His street work brings to mind the natural world before it was covered in skyscrapers and highways. His stark black and white illustrations are as much home on the walls of galleries as they are on the walls of abandoned factories. As the cities of the world continue to push nature further and further away... and closer and closer to extinction, ROA's work acts as an ardent cry to arms for us all to take action. 6 p.m.-midnight.

New Stone Age Mosaics
4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard
The mosaic studio of Mary Clark-Camargo (who just did four pieces for the TV show “Parks and Recreation).

An Orange Door
3188 Verdugo Road
Michael Reisman’s “Agglomerations: Drawings on Various Subjects Including (but not limited to) Life, Death, and Mineralogy” This body of work, informed by both the natural and the mechanical, finds inspiration in processes ranging from additive manufacturing technologies such as inkjet printing to the development and growth of mold spores.

Outpost for Contemporary Art
1268 North Avenue 50
T-shirt Revival Night is a silk-screening event that features a new artist every month. Bring a favorite old T-Shirt that needs a little sprucing up or any other item you'd like to have the artist print on. Each print is only $6, or buy two for $10.

Public Fiction (the museum of)
749 North Avenue 50
A shape-shifting museum in the model of cabinets of curiosity. The shows combine made and found things to create slightly unusual environments, to frame art, artifact and facsimile in one fictional place. Currently: “Public Records,” featuring Alee Peoples, Anders Johnson, Ashley Zangle, assume astro vivid focus, BEVERLY FRE$H, Bobbi Woods, Breanne Trammell, Brendan Threadgill, Brie Ruais, Clement Valla, Davida Nemeroff, Erin Perry, Grant Worth, Greg Kalliche, Julia Dault, Joshua Callaghan, Kat Hodges, Mark Rice, Maureen Keaveny, Michael Bizon, Michael Magnan, Paul Pescador, Riah Buchanan, Sto, Talon True Gustafson, Walker Mettling.

Studio Root66
5917 North Figueroa
Works from Brooke Harker’s “Color Series.” Brooke Harker creates vivid images with oils on canvas in a variety of styles--from color abstractions to recognizable images and detailed portraits and murals. The spirit of play found in Brooke's paintings, reflect a nature dedicated to inspiring children and encouraging adults to find the children within themselves.

She Rides the Lion
133 North Avenue 50
The print-making studio of Sonia Romero.

5906 North Figueroa
The gallery is in the midst of a Latin American Graphic Design show, featuring Eduardo Hernandez ( Mexico ), Material ( Chile ), Celeste Prieto ( Paraguay ), Juan Mendez ( Guatemala ), Lion Lucy ( Argentina ) and Marco Schlesinger ( Brazil ).

2 Tracks Art Studio
135 North Avenue 50
The studio of Pola Lopez and Heriberto Luna.

5006½ York Boulevard
A vintage clothing store with works by young local artists on the walls.

Women's Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock
5105 Hermosa Avenue
Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair featuring hand-crafted items, hot soup, baked goods and holiday music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell Street
Art Works by Glassell Park artist Alisa N. Smith, including photos of San Fernando Road and areas adjacent. The Brewery is also hosting The Cast Iron Gourmet and her pop-up Bacon Event from 12-6. Alisa will be present from 3-6.

Monte Vista Projects
5442 Monte Vista Street
Donna Coppola: Homemade soup. People are invited to eat soup together during the dinner hour between 6 and 8 p.m. Three soups made in the gallery: white bean and tomatillo, curry pumpkin, vegetable. BYOB&S: bring your own bowl & spoon. BYOB: bring your own beverages too! Receptacles and utensils will be provided for the inadequately prepared. Donna Coppola’s work as a Los Angeles chef informs her artistic practice as much as her exhibitions and guerilla performances. Her approach has always been interdisciplinary. She has been head chef at the popular and beloved Auntie Em's Kitchen since 2004 and has played in the California krautrock band The Faraway Places since1998. In Boston, she was part of the Mobius Artists Group (1998-2001) and also worked as the Communications Director at the Mobius art space (1997-2000).

Outpost for Contemporary Art
Over 100 Los Angeles Artists will participate in a “Monster Drawing Rally,” from 12-6:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Boulevard. The event will consist of five one-hour shifts with approximately 20 artists drawing simultaneously each hour. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and purchase completed drawings for $75 each. Kid’s Drawing Corner, silk-screening station, food and drink by featured vendors and more! The event will raise funds for Outpost for Contemporary Art, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing together artists and art audiences from around the world through a variety of innovative partnerships and programs. Admission is $10. Kids, seniors and Outpost members free.