MART, GIFTS, TREATS & TREASURES - The
Acorn Gallery displays small works priced $100 & under, 12" x 12" in
size. Art will be hung salon style & sold off the wall upon payment.
But don't worry if you miss that one special piece, another will soon
go up in its place.
Acorn Gallery — 135 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park
Solo performance by Jeff Boyton at NELAart’s Second Saturday, October 14, 6 to 10 pm, show at 8 pm
Free Circuit Bending workshop Saturday, October 21, 1 pm Bring a battery operated toy or other sound making device and learn how to disrupt it’s innards and make cool music.
“The Ridiculatron 2000” showcases Jeff Boynton, the bandleader of the “The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies Auxiliary,” and a classically trained musician with a penchant for the experimental. The show features photos of the wacky world of circuit bending, Jeff’s instruments with technical notes and sketches, hands-on activities, and 2 performances.
Circuit bending is the art of opening up electronic sound devices and intentionally short-circuiting them in search of interesting and never-before-heard sounds. Such devices can range from cheap kids’ toys to sophisticated keyboard instruments. The signs of a burgeoning Bending community are everywhere. New York has hosted the annual Bent Festival since 2004. Benders are putting out their own CD’s like the recently released compilation Noise and Toys Volume 1. Here in northeast LA, you may have seen our very own maestros march in several local parades.
As Laura Hauther said in a recent LA Alternative Magazine: “When this motley group of strange-looking, strange-sounding and very loud benders starts marching, the reaction is mixed – generally, children love it and their parents are confused.”
Curator Nancy Buchanan brings together a group of artists working in various media, whose works touch on various aspects of the multifaceted notion of what constitutes “home.” Artists dream about it, revisit family places, and examine what “rights” may be involved in finding, creating or preserving such a place.
In addition to the exhibit, there was a closing evening of screening of experimental video by Francisco Romero and Catherine Hollander, as well as Laura Silagi and David Ewing’s Lincoln Place, documenting the redevelopment of one of the last affordable apartment buildings in Venice, as well as discussion of local hillside development issues in our Northeast neighborhood on September 23, at 7:30 pm.
Participating artists included Jacqueline Draeger, William Franco & Miki Siefert, Catherine Hollander, Daphna Lapidot, Eve Luckring, Karl Petion, Amar Ravva, Francisco Romero, Evelyn Serrano, Rachel Siegel, and Laura Silagi & David Ewing.
Members of the Arroyo Arts Collective acknowledge our flying, chirping friends with art, art, and more art about birds, birds and more birds.
Participating artists are: Illona Aguayo; Natalie Kahn Aguilar; Mary Allan; Victoria Taylor Alvarez; Marcela Ciszewski; Gloria Cooper; Matt DeHaven; Ruth De Nicola; Renee Dominique; Sharon Eaton; Richard Espinoza; Nicholas Fedak II; Maggie Gerard; Cicely Gilman; Tom Gugler; Tina Gulotta-Miller; Radhika Hersey; Linda Anne Hoag; Heather Hoggan; Karen Hovanitz; Amy Inouye; Patty Sue Jones; Jay Kavoian; Patricia Lee; Mary Jean Mallman; Denise Monaghan; Julie Nagesh; Karen Neubert; Benjamin Page; Ester Petschar; Connie Rohman; Dorothy Shepherd: Julie Soto; Susan Stroll; RuthAnne Tarletz; Kacy Treadway; and David Wyninger.
As a salute to our local flocks of parakeets (they actually are not parrots), we will present an interactive installation of sound activated, sound recording, squawky toy parrots. Like our big green flying friends, this work promises to be funny, loud and a bit obnoxious. And did we mention the flying pig?
Another feature will be the “Big Hen” vending machine, a vintage toy-egg dispenser. Pop in a quarter to receive an egg filled with original art, charms, and/or messages created by our members. This may be the best deal in town and all proceeds benefit the Collective.
A reception for the artists was held Saturday, July 8th from 6 - 9pm, in conjunction with NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4pm.
When: Saturday, July 8, 2006 6-9 pm
Edith Abeyta has been gathering photographs for “I MISS YOU, a participatory, photographic based installation of women who are missed,” at the Acorn Gallery to be held May 20 - June 24, 2006. Participate in I Miss You by contributing photographs of women you miss to the installation or bring a cake to the opening reception in memory of Maellen, for whom Linda Hoag has written a poem, and receive a special gift. Find out more about the project at http://imissyouphotos.blogspot.com/.
Reading in celebration of Earth
The Acorn Gallery presents the exhibition: “Intimate Geography – Getting To Know a Place,” a group show curated by Deborah Thomas and Linda Anne Hoag, featuring installations, photography and mixed media work by Edith Abeyta, Daniel Marlos, Jennifer Murphy, Deborah Thomas and Linda Anne Hoag.
The show offers a collection of imaginative and personal perspectives on how one relates to a particular locale. One goal of the show, which was germinated during a series of conversations between Thomas and Hoag about landscape painting and mapmaking, is to strip away assumptions and conventions about how people locate themselves. The invited artists share a willingness to explore one-of-a-kind encounters with specific locations.
In celebration of Earth Day of April 22, poets Laurel Ann Bogen, Jerry Garcia and Linda Anne Hoag and the musical trio Texere will also read and perform at the gallery at 7 p.m. Bogen, Garcia and Hoag are Los Angeles poets who, in the words of Hoag, “share a lineage” and whose work often considers and engages with the place they live. Texere (from the Latin, meaning “to weave, to twine together, to compose”) is a group of three women composers from Northeast Los Angeles who weave together traditional and original music to create a rich aural tapestry of strings and voices.
A reception for the artists was held at The Acorn Gallery in conjunction with NELA Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, April 8, 2006, 5-10 pm.
Where: The Acorn Gallery, 135
N. Avenue 50, Highland Park
An exhibition of six artists’ different perspectives on the 52 mile river that is the backbone of Los Angeles.
and prints by Judith Amdur
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, March 4, 6
to 9 p.m.
Exhibit continues through April 2.
On Saturday, March 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, April 1, from 12 to 4 p.m. Leo Limon signs his posters, “Down by the Cornfields.”
For more information: Voice mail: 323.850.8566
Faces in the Parade—Portraits ofNortheast Los Angeles, is an exhibit of painted and photographic portraits by six local artists, on view at The Acorn Gallery January 21 through February 19, 2006. The featured artists include Della Rossa, Nora Riggs, Gwen Freeman, Richard Espinoza, Ray Constantine, and Carol Colin.
The idea for Faces in the Parade... was sparked by the The Arroyo Arts Collective’s participation in the recent 61st Annual Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade, a popular neighborhood event that drew a reported one thousand spectators this year.
A reception for the artists was held Saturday, January 21 from 6-9pm. Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm.
The Acorn Gallery will also be open the evening of Saturday, February 11 from 5-10pm for the monthly NELAart Second Saturday. Some of the featured artists will be in attendance.
Romantically Themed Fine and Functional Art
February 11, 2006, 5-10pm
The Arroyo Arts Collective and Avenue 50 Studio invite you to indulge your sentimental side with creative gifts and pamper your palate with scrumptious treats at our first ever Valentine’s Day inspired fund-raising sale. We have assembled a little something for everyone, with:
BodyGirl Handmade Body Products by Tifni Brown
When: Saturday, February 11,
from 5 -10 pm