Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
Circulo Magico/Magical Circus
Mixed Media Assemblaged Theaters
Armando Arreola “I have always wanted to be a magician. These small theaters allow me to play that role.”
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 7-11 pm
The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present its February exhibition, Circulo Magico/Magical Circus by assemblage artist Armando Arreola. With material obsession, Armando Arreola creates small diorama theater scenes of magicians at work. Among the 14 theaters, we see the sword swallower, the lady being sawed in half, and the woman levitated over fire– while the small audience delights in the magic of the magician. We are drawn into the tiny magical world of Armando Arreola. He obviously delights in assembling his dioramas (and probably smiles or laughs while creating them). All would be upbeat, except for one factor: smudged faces with matted hair adorns each participant. We’ve walked into Arreola’s slightly dark world – not bloody, not violent – a Ray Bradbury novel-like world. There is magic here, as we play voyeur peering through side windows, or from the top of the theater. But isn’t that what originally a circus was supposed to be? Strange, mysterious, other worldly. Circulo Magico is actually very charming. The children will love it, and so will adults.
Annex Gallery Valentine Exhibition ~ Love Vibes ~ An exhibition of submitted work from single artists
Avenue 50 Studio is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the California Community Foundation; the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; NALAC Fund for the Arts, Nescafe Clasico and the Ford Foundation; and in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
THE BREATH OF LIFE & LOVE
A COLLECTION OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY & MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY
FEBRUARY 12, 2011 from 7-10 PM
Join us for some nibbles and dribbles!
5917 N. FIGUEROA ST.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
Film, Live Music and Discussion at Eagle Rock’s Center for the Arts By Nayeli Pelayo EGP Staff Writer
The Lummis Day Foundation and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock will host an evening of film, live music and discussion this Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Center for the Arts, located at 2225 Colorado Blvd. in Eagle Rock.
Noted filmmaker, and Emmy Award recipient, Rubén Martinez will present “When World’s Collide: The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus,” a film which he co-wrote with Carl Byker. The documentary production explores the contact of two civilizations and the impact it had on identity. Martinez, board member of the Lummis Day Foundation, co-wrote the film for a PBS broadcasting. Martinez will present the film in a theatrical format for the first time. The film selections for the show are right in line with the type of programming and experiences the sponsors try and promote,” explained Eliot Sekuler, a spokespeson for the Lummis Day Community Foundation, Inc. “We promote a greater understanding among all the people who live in our area,” Sekuler said. Excerpts from the unfinished motion picture of Russian avant-garde director, Sergei Eisenstein, will also be shown. Eisenstein’s film, “Que Viva Mexico,” was created in the 1930s, and will be screened with an accompaniment of live piano. Michael Feldman, sound editor and sound designer from Sony Pictures will play the music for Eisenstein’s film.
Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased via Paypal at www.lummis.org  or at the following retailers:
Antigua Coffee House
3400 North Figueroa St. Highland Park, CA. 90042
Galco’s Old World Grocery
5702 York Blvd. Highland Park, CA. 90042
200 E. Avenue 43
Artichoke is playing
6:30 on Friday Feb. 11 @ Busters
1006 Mission, South Pasadena, ca 91030
Daddy Kev, Flying Lotus & Eagle Rock Music Festival present
feat. Austin Peralta and residents Teebs and Asura
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 9:00pm
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041