Saturday, February 12, 2011 NELAart presents: SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT
WHEN: The Second Saturday of Every Month 7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods.
NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).
NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900s.
The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.'s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art.
(Individual gallery hours may vary)
1215 Projects, 1215 Cypress Avenue
Antigua Coffee House, 3400 North Figueroa Street
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50
Bike Oven/Flying Pigeon, 3706 North Figueroa Street
Cactus, 4534 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Cafe de Leche, 5000 York Boulevard
Curve Line Space, 1577 Colorado Boulevard
First Defense, 5577 North Figueroa Street
Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street
Jose Vera Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Boulevard
Knowhow Shop, 6019 Echo Street
Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Boulevard
LALA (Live Arts L A), 4210 Panamint Street
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard
M2, 4501 Eagle Rock Boulevard
MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Boulevard
New Stone Age Mosiacs, 4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard
One Day, 2113 North San Fernando Road
Outpost for Contemporary Art, 1268 North Avenue 50
Space 2710, 2710 West Avenue 34
Studio Route 66, 5917 North Figueroa
She Rides the Lion, 133 North Avenue 50
The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard
THIS, 5906 North Figueroa Street
Toros Pottery, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard
2 Tracks Art Studio, 135 North Avenue 50 (Next to Avenue 50 Studio)
Verbre Studio and Gallery, 4540 Eagle Rock Boulevard
**The featured photo is a piece by assemblage artist Armando Arreola which will be presented at Avenue 50 Studio during its February exhibition, Circulo "Magico/Magical Circus" .
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 7-11 pm
“I have always wanted to be a magician. These small theaters allow me to play that role.”
The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present its February exhibition, Circulo Magico/Magical Circus by assemblage artist Armando Arreola. With material obsession, Armando Arreola creates small diorama theater scenes of magicians at work. Among the 14 theaters, we see the sword swallower, the lady being sawed in half, and the woman levitated over fire– while the small audience delights in the magic of the magician. We are drawn into the tiny magical world of Armando Arreola. He obviously delights in assembling his dioramas (and probably smiles or laughs while creating them). All would be upbeat, except for one factor: smudged faces with matted hair adorns each participant. We’ve walked into Arreola’s slightly dark world – not bloody, not violent – a Ray Bradbury novel-like world. There is magic here, as we play voyeur peering through side windows, or from the top of the theater. But isn’t that what originally a circus was supposed to be? Strange, mysterious, other worldly. Circulo Magico is actually very charming. The children will love it, and so will adults.
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042