Art Is In The Eye Of The Yelper
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Want to get artsy without sacrificing your future mortgage? Primo paintings need not be for the rich or painfully stuffy. Go beyond the canvas this week with some creative spaces that, to the un-yelped eye, look a whole lot like galleries. Peer closer though, and you’ll find a buffet of off-the-wall activities that will tickle your inner artiste’s fancy.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
At MP, the room becomes the exhibit. “Full-size shipwrecks, turning the storefront into a camera obscura, individual puppet shows, even a dog opera,” Drea K describes. Even better, “home brewing, sewing, and electronics” classes are on offer.
Hyaena Gallery (Burbank)
Art is no laughing matter. That’s why Christine A heads to Hyaena: “It’s a goldmine of bizarre, morbid, mixed-media art, like paintings of intercourse between people with animal heads, and 3D vampire pieces.” Don’t miss the last-Sundays live drawing event, Big Tasty’s $20 Doodles.
With “themes that range from comic books to video games to literature,” Kevin N can continue pondering, “Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?” They’ve also got a rotating lineup of panels with authors and artists that would make any geek drool.
Avenue 50 Studio (Highland Park)
Visit every month during NELA’s Second Saturdays, or break free from the masses and join Gabriela G for a $12 “figure drawing class on Tuesdays.” Their “once-a-month La Palabra spoken word event” is the jam, too. Beatnik hipsters, mount up!
The Hive Gallery (Downtown LA)
“You know, I did feel kind of like a bee dancing around this place from paintings to sculptures to drawings,” admits Ivan L. And when not perusing the art, he can get a buzz from their monthly film night.