Highland Park Art Walk

Harmony can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts, whether it be music, poetry, color, or even an ice cream sundae.

In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and it creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience. When something is not harmonious, it's either boring or chaotic.

At one extreme is a visual experience that is so bland that the viewer is not engaged. The human brain will reject under-stimulating information. At the other extreme is a visual experience that is so overdone, so chaotic that the viewer can't stand to look at it. The human brain rejects what it can not organize, what it can not understand. The visual task requires that we present a logical structure. Color harmony delivers visual interest and a sense of order.

I once had a professor relate color to a drug. Color as he described it, is an addictive substance. Color evokes carnal fervor.

Our first event as a collective will be held on June 13 at Juanita's Restaurant and Bar. We will be part of the monthly Highland Park Art walk. A string of galleries will be open for free to the public between 7 pm to 10 pm.

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA). NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900's when the USC College of Fine Arts was located in Highland Park and characters like Charles Lummis and Antonio Corsi were living in the area.

The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.'s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art.

The concept of the show is to screen rather unknown films and commission artists to base a piece off one of the films. The first one we will be showing is Lady Vengence.

Our mission is to cultivate the progression of the artist through art shows, live interactive installments, education, and philanthropy.

The objective is to bring creativity into everyone's life and foster the appreciation of visual arts in the general public. We are Free of any prejudice of form or content. The required medium is culture.

Looking for a night filled with a blur of color? Come see our take on this magnificent, mysterious world and the color scopes we see them through.