Here are NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Listings for October 14, 2017. Have a great night!!

October 14, 2017
7-10 p.m. unless noted

Venue Listings:

Align Gallery
Premier of the work of Mariana Mello. Ms. Mello's vibrant and colorful portraits are predominately painted in acrylic on canvas. The Brazilian born artist captures the mystical beauty of her subject. Her own diverse background is evident in her carefully rendered portraits, each figure channeled from her own being.
5045 York Boulevard    
6-10 p.m. 

Arroyo Arts Collective at Avenue 50 Studio
"Hellmouth," organized by Leonard Greco. “Many a morning I awaken with a fiery knot in the pit of my stomach. It frequently feels we are living in dire times and I know many share my dread. That being the case I’ve invited a few friends to jump right into the Hellmouth and showcase works that explore the depths of existential angst...the artists of Hellmouth are poets of the shadows, frequently committed to exploring the dark existential crevices of being"
Jodi Bonassi, Jeanie Frias, Leonard Greco, Jeff Iorillo, Tom Lasley, Randi Matushevitz, Dakota Noot, Dania Strong.
131 North Avenue 50

The Artform Studio
The Artform Studio presents DEPTH: An uninstructed Life Drawing Session, featuring a live model styled by Sherry Younge. Participation is $20. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a portion of all proceeds will go to the @keepabreast Foundation and our own Artform Artist Kaz Shimada who is now undergoing chemotherapy. All skill levels. Bring your own supplies. 
5611 North Figueroa Street

Avenue 50 Studio
"Honoring our Ancestors," a Dia de los Muertos Exhibit featuring artists: Hembert Guardado, Rosalie Lopez, Art Carrillo,Raoul De la Sota, Suzette Vidal, Andy Ledesma, Susanna Negrete, Fernando Niebla, Abel Salas-Vela, Rosa Limon, Steven Correa, Robert Lowden, Cidne Hart, Mar Abella, Nica Aquino, Dolores Udave, Kathy Metz, Sonia Romero, Rafael I. Delgado, Jr., Milton Jurado, Victoria Arreola, Maria Hernandez, Ernesto Vasquez, Richard Gomez, Manuel Figueroa, Liz Espinoza, Charlotte Hildebrand, Margaret Sosa, Rebekah Tarin. 
Ysamur Flores-Peña, "Altar for Our Ancestors." Professor Flores-Peña’s altar honors the Lucumí tradition. Honoring the Ancestors is of primary importance in all Lucumí rituals and practices. The Ancestors come before the orishas and must be given their due attention and offerings.
"La Fauna Errante." Armando Brito New Works. 
131 North Avenue 50

Bike Oven Spoke (N) Art Ride
Meet at the Bike Oven for a fun, slow-paced bicycle tour of art galleries. Blinkie lights recommended.
3706 North Figueroa Street
Meet up at 6p.m.

Cactus Gallery
"Dia de los Muertos X," featuring artist Myriam Powell, plus a large group show with works by 60+ artists working in oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, paper mache, sculpture, art dolls, mixed media works, watercolor, hand embroidery, and more. 
Guests are welcome to bring photographs and ofrendas (offerings) to add to a community altar. Ofrendas can be anything that was important to the deceased.
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
6-9 p.m. 

Collective Arts Incubator
Duty of Care, a group exhibition in various media by an international trio of artists; Max King Cap (USA), Edgar Endress (Chile), and Nuttaphol Ma (Thailand). Examining our social and political obligations to our fellow citizens—and the manifold ways in which we shirk this duty—the artists in Duty of Care document, enact, and embody our responsibilities and failings.
1200 North Avenue 54
6-8 p.m.

Future Studio
“Intersections” is a group of local artists—from diverse backgrounds and creative approaches—who address intersections of communicative techniques, genres, and cultural heritages with ingenuity, whimsy, and transgression. Art, music, and an outré dining experience. 
Molly Allis (mixed-media, installation), Hamo Bahnam (painting, printmaking), Matthew Clough-Hunter (music, performance, video), Marcia Dixon (painting, printmaking), John B. Kramer (sculpture), Eugene Moon (music, performance, painting), Roy Jean Park (printmaking, sculpture), and Douglas Wilmar (sculpture, installation). Performance by Matthew Clough-Hunter at 8:30.
5558 North Figueroa Street

Huron SubStation
“Scent Pairings, a Library of Scent Emotions.” A scent exhibit.
In collaboration with Manifest Destiny, presenting a pop-up shop with luxury candles and fragrance products.
2640 Huron Street
(Bicycle parking in courtyard.)
4-8 p.m.

Mindfulnest on York  
5050 York Boulevard

Mi Vida
"Muñecas." Art by Gold Heart.
5159 York Boulevard
7-11 p.m.

The “O” Mind
Closing for “Abstract.” C.S. Ashworth, Victor Acevedo, Jasmine Bazzi, Olivia Beall, Susan Cumbow, Luka Fisher, Angie Gray, Phillip Haut, Nelson Munares, Amanda O’Connor, Kevin O’Connor, Bridgette Reed, Nico Zurita. It covers the spectrum from objective to non-objective without being too restrictive, leaving the realist and narrative artworks to be celebrated for another day.
200 North Avenue 55

Rental Girl
Halloween themed artwork curated by @missrachelsilva. All women artists. Pumpkin Carving and more.
4760 York Boulevard

Rock Rose Gallery & Production Studio
4108 North Figueroa Street 

Tierra de la Culebra Park
An outdoor art park featuring local artists. There will be sculpture, paintings, lights, projections and more. 
240 South Avenue 57
6-10 p.m. 

The return of Manny Cuchilla with new original character work—perhaps scary nuns or monsters.
5054 York Boulevard