AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Informed By Joy And Despair

Works by Michael Feldman

July 1 – 31, 2024

Reception, July 13, 5-8pm

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Momenten

Works by Yvonne Jongeling

June 4 -29, 2024

Reception, June 22, 3-5pm

Yvonne Jongeling

“Nail polish sparked my artistic journey from childhood as I traded nickels for vibrant hues at Woolworth’s, infusing every moment with color and sparkle. My Dutch upbringing, marked by encouraging parents and nostalgic salty licorice treats, fueled my independent creativity.

Guided by Dixie, my high school art teacher, and later by formal education at Cal State Long Beach, I embraced diverse mediums, from photography to ceramics, weaving moments of life into meticulously crafted squares. Female identity, historical references, and the spectrum of existence converge in my work, inviting viewers to reflect on their own memories and mental images.

Recently, I’ve delved into my travel memories, infusing paintings with love, self-exploration, and human connections to nature. Exhibited widely, from the Brea Gallery to the Armory Center for the Arts, my art continues to evolve, expanding creative boundaries and resonating with shared experiences and personal recollections.” – Yvonne Jongeling

 

June 8 – 2-4pm – Sip and Stitch Talk/Workshop
We will unravel the mysteries of my painting, “I Am The Same Fish.” After the discussion, join us for a free plastic-canvas yarn project, where we’ll make hearts, sip tea and munch on scones.

All supplies will be provided to those who RSVP by email at yvonnejongeling@gmail.com or by sending a text to 818-692-1576.

 

June 22 – 3-5pm – Reception with Musical Guest The Eyeball Cowboys
Prepare for live original tunes by The Eyeball Cowboys, treat yourself to tantalizing refreshments, and snag some zany stickers or buttons for keepsakes.

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Antecendent

Works by James Faulkner

May 2 – 29, 2024

Opening Saturday, May 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

“I have been creating collages for the past 30 years. After spending most of my career in the entertainment industry and working with digital platforms, I have decided to switch to analog work. I grew up in England during the 1960s and as a boy, I collected stamps. Nowadays, I often include them in my work. I am fascinated by layered images and the creative accidents and surprises they bring about. Sometimes I have a specific story in mind, while other times I leave it up to the viewer’s imagination to create their own story.”. – James Faulkner

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Inner Machinations

Works by Tevor Cooersmith

April 13 – 28, 2024

Opening Saturday, April 13th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Dark Depths

Works by Lori Nielson

March 2 – 30, 2024

Opening Saturday, March 2nd, from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Lori Nielson’s pursuit of beauty can be perceived among the dark depths that emerge layer by layer in her non-representational paintings.

“These works are created by an additive process. Color washes and white tones accumulate and compromise the previous layers. Each application is an opportunity for reflection and choice”. – Lori Nielson

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: SEEN + UNSEEN

Works by Lisa Tomczeszyn

December 2 – December 30, 2023

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

Painter Lisa Tomczeszyn explores light and shadow in the chemistry between sunlight and atmosphere.

“I spend time in the natural world observing light. I paint from memories of these experiences. Often what is expressed on the paper is as much a representation of the physical world my eyes see as it reflects the experience of observing Nature’s beauty. People often try and categorize my work as abstract, but in essence I am a landscape painter” – Lisa Tomczeszyn

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 2pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: The Yearbook Series

Works by Lynn Heinz

October 14 – November 11, 2023

Opening Saturday, October 14th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

 

“Everyone has their own memories and feelings about their high school experience. I was not particularly happy at that time in my life. I was anxious, shy, and uncomfortable in my own skin. I always felt unable to meet the expectations that were required in order to be socially successful.

With this project, I have revisited that time from the point of view of where I am now.
Some of these portraits are from my own senior yearbook and others I randomly selected from the internet.

They are not nostalgic pictures, nor do they demonize the people portrayed. By looking
at them objectively, I can see how I have changed and grown.

I am able to see that they were just kids, just like me, with the same fears and insecurities. I can affirm that my journey is taking me in the direction I need to travel. I
hope that the viewer can look at these paintings and consider their own journey and
whether it’s where they want to be going.” – Lynn Heinz

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 1pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 1pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Mind Storms/Witnessing Humanity

Works by Ruth DeNicola

August 12 – September 16, 2023

Opening Saturday, August 12th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

 

Enamored of the human form, Ruth De Nicola rescues, recycles, and assembles, using old dolls, statues, pictures, asking viewers to consider the human condition.

“Look until you see.”

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 1pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 1pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Embracing The Storm

Works by Ricardo Tomasz

June 24 – July 29, 2023

Opening Saturday, June 24th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

 

Embracing the Storm invites viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and introspection, confront the storms that have touched their own lives and find solace in the power of embracing adversity. Through a captivating collection of paintings, collages, and sculptures, Ricardo Tomasz weaves a tapestry of narratives that symbolize the strength and growth inherent in the human spirit.

The exhibition features Tomasz’s signature use of vibrant colors, symbolic elements, and autobiographical storytelling. Each artwork reflects encounters with challenges, inviting viewers to reflect on their own experiences and find inspiration in the resilience depicted on the canvas.

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 1pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 1pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: The Thomas Guide Project

New Work by Connie Rohman

April 8 – May 6, 2023

Opening Saturday, April 8th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm

In this intriguing art exhibition, artist Connie Rohman takes pages from the Thomas Guide to create her colorful fabric collages.

Before the Waze app and GPS, citizens of Los Angeles used the Thomas Guide book of maps to navigate their way around the city. I have chosen to pay homage to the Thomas Guide by making abstract artwork out of the actual pages from the 1998 edition of the Thomas Guide. The lines of the streets on the map determine the shapes, and then the colorful fabric shapes are machine sewn directly to the pages. The names of the streets wind around the shapes, enabling the viewer to recognize that page’s neighborhood in the city.

At the exhibition, viewers are invited to look up their neighborhood or favorite streets in the 1998 Thomas Guide, and then find the corresponding framed page on display. Page numbers are left visible on all framed artworks, so the viewer can find that particular page.

Per Connie: I am influenced by the landscape of my childhood, both interior and exterior. I grew up in a remote Quaker community adjacent to the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. My work is also influenced by the strong light and colors of Los Angeles, my chosen home.

 

Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 1pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 1pm to 5pm
Closed Fridays
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.