Here are NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Listings for April 8, 2017. Have a great night!!

April 8, 2017
7-10 p.m. unless noted

Venue Listings:

Align Gallery 

Loushana Roybal-Rose and Selamawit Mekonen: Fusion. a mixed -media exhibit exploring texture, color and low relief on small canvasses and wood panels. Dj J. Roberts.
5045 York Boulevard    
6-10 p.m. 

Avenue 50 Studio 

*WordsUncaged. Experience these voices, uncaged from the prison walls, and imagine new ways of understanding our current system of mass incarceration in California, as well as alternatives to it. This event celebrates the publication of the inaugural Words Uncaged Arts & Literary Journal from California State Prison, Lancaster. It features original artwork, writing, poetry and sculptures, an altar to light a candle for your incarcerated loved one, as well as portraits of men at California State Prison, Lancaster by photographer F. Scott Schafer, and portraits of family members of the incarcerated by Sister Inmate.

*Spriritual Medicines. an exhibition in which spirituality, a belief in a power greater than ourselves, is evaluated In all its myriad forms.  Solace is a state of peace.  Spiritual medicines seeks to bring us to that place of solace. Please join us as we question what is that Spiritual Medicine that speaks to seekers of the indefinable. Sponsored by UCLA’s Latin American Institute and featuring Raoul De la Sota, Isabel Martinez, Richard Turner, Eddy Bello Sandoval, Ruth DiNicola, Rebeca Guerrero, Sergio Teran, Scott Froschauer, J. Michael Walker.

*Sacred. A photo installation by Yvonne M. Estrada that explores evidence of the sacred in the everyday. 

131 North Avenue 50

Avenue 50 Studio Satellite Gallery

Ana Chaidez and Hembert Guardado, Atomix Avis. Guardado’s “Jazz”- inspired works of caulking, glue and bondo on unfinished birch panels betray an urban vibrancy as well as restlessness, depicting figures in gritty contexts and mirroring the controlled chaos of a jazz melody. Chaidez chooses instead the motif of birds. Burrowing owls daring the viewer to a staring contest. Sparrows, mocking birds and doves in the act of desperate flight even as their wings become the city’s grid. A map of the city, its skyline of skyscrapers, or pixels, or motherboards: what is progress in the history of forgetting? 

1270 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. This month: Chicken Leather is going to be roasted. Pedal Strike will play at the after-party.
3706 North Figueroa Street
6:01-11:59 p.m.

Book Show LA

An evening of readings focused on the true experience of chronic illness. Featured writers and participants from the Breaking the Silence: Writing About Chronic Illness workshop.

5503 North Figueroa Street

7-9 p.m. 

co-LAb Gallery 

The LAnd Around Us. Los Angeles: Diverse lifestyles; mundane and strange. Bubblegum pink on tan skin. Passing faces hidden away in individual neighborhoods. The LAnd Around Us is a love letter to our home, Los Angeles. What began as a fun collaborative zine by artists Bijou Karman, Juliette Toma and Vivian Shih has now expanded into a series of works with a unique take on their city.

5319 York Boulevard

Collective Arts Incubator 

Book Launch: Street Terms / Vol. 2. Artists Elaina Morgan and Jeremy Kennedy created absurdist phrases built with lettering and signage collected on the street. The photographed and collected the results, which are published by Rebel Hands Press. Performers will interpret the Street Terms. Original art by Morgan and Kennedy will be exhibited. 

1200 North Avenue 54

8-11:30 p.m. 


Fiber Arts, a textile art exhibition curated by Katy Abramson, featuring works from Jimmy Tamborello & Juanita Garcia, plus DJ set by Jimmy Tamborello.

5630 North Figueroa Street 

8 p.m.-2 a.m.  21+

Future Studio 

Peter Hess, Selected Work from 3 Decades.  

5630 N. Figueroa Street

Mindfulnest on York 

5050 York Boulevard

Mi Vida
Puro Selfies. New works by Anna Alvarado. "Exhibiting over 30 new pieces of art honoring women who have inspired me. 

The theme centers around women embracing self love and embodying determination to go out and make a difference."

5159 York Boulevard

7-11 p.m. 


Stephen Cutler Linsley, SloMocean Photographs. Large photographic prints from the artist's black and white Pier Series. Raffle to win a portrait session. 

5118 York Boulevard

Rock Rose Gallery & Production Studio
4108 North Figueroa Street

Social Study 

Participatory window display on a Sanctuary City. Presented by Indivisible Highland Park and local artists and activists.  

5028 York Boulevard

8-11 p.m. 


"Josh Abarbanel: It's Only Natural." Portion of proceeds allocated to animal welfare.

1492 Colorado Boulevard

6-9 p.m. 

5054 York Boulevard

The York 

5018 York Boulevard

Earlier in the day:

Leanna Lin's Wonderland

Happy Pup Up: Event + Fundraiser. Doggie Drawings by Lili Chin. Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day-themed drawing of your dog or cat, with your choice of floral bouquet, or bowtie & booze. Kane 9 Photography. Pet photos against a backdrop set up with various Spring, Mothers and Fathers day props. 20% of the sales will be donated to Home Dog L.A., a pet intervention program inside the North Central Animal Shelter.

5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard

1-5 p.m. 

Civil Coffee

Stéphane Kardos, Plein Les Mirettes Art Show. Paintings around Highland Park. 

5629 North Figueroa Street

3-7 p.m. 

Good Eye Gallery

Man Handled. Matt Adrian, Adrian Landon Brooks, Joe Forte, Heath Kane, Mark Rebennack, Burl Vreeland and Andre Yi. 20% of proceeds will be donated to Everytown for Gun Safety.

4538 Eagle Rock Boulevard

4-8 p.m.