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February's Second Saturday Brings New Spaces, Shows

Ball Clay Studio and ShopClass will hold grand opening celebrations, as several other galleries will open new shows.

No shortage of new attractions await this weekend for the return of NELAart's monthly Second Saturday Gallery Night. Every second saturday, studios and galleries open their doors during the evening, typically to debut new exhibitions. 

This month's gallery night will feature not only the opening of several exhibitions, but two new exhibition spaces.

ShopClass, 5215 York Boulevard, will celebrate their opening with a party for friends, family and community members. On display will be the photographs of Dabito, curator of the Old Brand New Blog. The exhibit, titled You Found Me, will feature a style of photography Dabito refers to as "Vintage Vignettes."

Ball Clay Studio, will introduce itself to the neighborhood with an opening night party running from 6-10 p.m. According to Ball Clay Studio's website, the grand opening party will feature "a raku firing demonstration, wheel throwing demonstrations and 5 gourmet food trucks."

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Elsewhere in the neighborhood, Avenue 50 Studio, Rock Rose Gallery, THIS, Platform and Matters of Space will all be showing new exhibitions.

Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, will present Armando Arreola's Reflections on a Southern California Style. The exhibit features Arreola's mixed-media interpretations of modern architecture and Googie style on board.

Avenue 50 Studio Annex, 131 N. Avenue 50, presents The Love Show from 7-10 p.m. Featuring work from various artists, including Sonia Romero, Margaret Garcia and Tina Gulotta-Miller, the The Love Show is a celebration of "the imminent arrival of spring."

Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N. Figueroa Street, brings us a Second Saturday Truck Showcase, from 1-10 p.m., featuring the work of Fernando Barragan, Jorge Bernal, Ricardo Flores and select prints from Self Help Graphics. According to Rock Rose, this month's show "centers on community narratives, philosophical questions and social concerns."

THIS, 5906 N. Figueroa Street, will open artist Michael Hsiung's So Far, So Good, So What on Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-10 p.m. THIS will then open its doors on Second Saturday at 1 p.m.

Platform, 5027 York Boulevard, from 6-10 p.m. will welcome weavings, home goods, jewelry and furniture makers Robert Dougherty and Janelle Pietrzak. Dougherty and Pietrzak and the founders of the new L.A. brand All Roads.

Matters of Space, 5005 York Boulevard, will present new works by Mike Mollett from 7-10 p.m. According to Mollett, "organic and inorganic lines, gathered from gardens and household stashes, are bound and weaved together into time-twist collections of stuff from our physical lives.

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