Here are NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Listings for February 10, 2018. Have a great night!!

February 10, 2018
7-10 p.m. unless noted

Venue Listings:

Align Gallery
Black Canvas Experience. By artist Supernatural.
5045 York Boulevard    
6-10 p.m. 

Arroyo Arts Collective at Avenue 50 Studio
“Family Friendly” is a loaded phrase for those who do not conform to the hetero-normative model--the paradigm often described as “normal,” “just regular,” or “traditional. ”This phrase, “family friendly” can be interpreted by the LGBTQ community as code for “not including me.” But, of course, gay, lesbian, transgender, non-gendered, gender-fluid, cross-dressing and queer people are very much a part of families all around the world. This exhibit seeks to explore that fact, and to celebrate a broader more inclusive definition of family. Joanne Chase Matillo, Natalie Egnatchik, Michael Frey, Leonard Greco, Kerry Thorne. Curator: Gwen Freeman.
The AAC Blue Wall Alcove @ Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50

The Artform Studio
DEPTH: A Life Drawing Session. $20 to participate. $15 for students with ID. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies. A portion of proceeds collected at this event will be donated to @DIFFvelopment - an organization working to expose college students of African descent to entrepreneurship as a viable career option. RSVP  
5611 North Figueroa Street 

Avenue 50 Studio
St. Valentine: The Subversive. We think hearts and chocolate, but did you know Valentinus is a saint for being subversive? When the Roman Emperor issued a ban on marriage (because he wanted it easy to conscript single men to fight his wars), Valentinus, a humble priest, defied the government and fought the injustice by continuing to marry any couple that requested it. For this act of bravery, he was executed... and became St. Valentine. Ban on marriage? Love as political subversion? Government oppression of relationships? Is this 269 AD or now? Albert Esquer, Amor Por Vida, Arturo Urista, Denise Seider Fernando Del Rosario, Gwen Freeman, Jaime Becker, Jonathan Baker, Juliana Rico, Lorraine Bubar, Louie Metz, Manuel Figuera, Martin Bustamante, Matthew Azpilicueta, Melissa Rodriguez, Noel Madrid, Penelope Figueroa, Richard Gomez, Riea Owens, Simone Gad, Sonia Marissa, SukiMoonPie, Tamara Tolkin, Victor Reyes. Curated by Kathy Gallegos. 

The Path Forward: Reflections on Remembrance. Never forget what has been lost, in order to remember that we can go on. Shadows, prints, and other thoughts by Leslie K. Gray

Back to Black. 
Avenue 50 has put together a collection of predominately Black and Brown artists locally and across the states with amazing artwork all with one common thread - the desire to rewrite narratives, share experiences, capture a story that they feel is unique to the Black culture. Floyd Strickland, Kern Bruce, Edward Cushenberry, Dezmond Crockett, Dare Coulter, Rachelle Jade, Medar De La Cruz, Niko Laus, Lester Guijarro, Gustavo Oliver, Jamaal Tolbert, Lou Padilla, Kayla Salisbury, Boris Bernard, Runson Willis III, BIlly Burgos, Elyse Thoms, Sahmia Park, Hembert Guardado, Jessi Jumanji, Kenneth Moore, Peter Hess, Chelle Barbour, Adrienne Wade, Skira Martinez, Teresa Flores and others. Curated by Kayla Salisbury and Peter Woods.
131 North Avenue 50

Cactus Gallery
Patterns. A large group show of work which uses patterns in some way. At its most basic, a pattern is a repetition, but patterns exist in nature, in cycles of the year, life and death, in light and words, and there are patterns of human or societal behavior. The featured artist, Lacey Bryant chose to create work on a series of patterned backgrounds, using a lot of patterning into the work while also incorporating symbolism about patterns of life and decay.
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
6-9 p.m.

LIMBIC. A watercolor exhibition by Erika Moreira. "Limbic" is an exhibition that sheds light on the unpredictable nature of watercolor, emotion and the fascinating process that follows when we learn to let go of control. Erika Moreira is an artist, local psychotherapist, and art therapist who specializes in working with trauma survivors and exploring how emotions and thoughts work together to affect the mind and body. DJ sets: Peanut Butter Wolf & Vex Ruffin (Stones Throw Records). 
5630 North Figueroa Street
8-11 p.m. 21+ 

The Garage
Art & Performance Space. Open gallery and live music performance.
5019 Coringa Boulevard
7-9 p.m. 

Living Room
Too Many Lincolns. A Monumental Group Art Show. 30+ artists creating Abraham Lincoln inspired art: painting, portraits, photography, ceramics, drawings, sculptures, video, costuming, performance art, live music. Come dressed in Abe-inspired dress if you feel like it. 
5807 York Boulevard
7-11 p.m.

Mindfulnest on York  
5050 York Boulevard

Mi Vida
10 Years! Mi Vida’s Anniversary Celebration. Art, music, food. Photo installation showcasing ten years of art and community events.
5159 York Boulevard
7-11 p.m.

Rental Girl
The Erotic Art Show. Presented by the Rental Girl x Bee Soup. (not kid friendly.)
4760 York Boulevard

Jen Kiddo. New and earlier work.
5054 York Boulevard