A Starry Night In Highland Park
Fundraiser for Avenue 50 Studio at the MorYork Gallery

$20 donation at the door

Food provided by: Camilos, Mama's Hot Tamales,
El Arco Iris, La Fuente Restaurant, and Chicos Mexican Restaurant

Dessert provided by: Coldstones Creamery

Drinks provided by: American Legion and Trader Joe's

Music by Gabriel Reyna:

Flamenco guitarist Gabriel Reyna's music is fiery, emotional and nostalgic. A native of Los Angeles, California, he began to develop his musical talents at the age of nine. In addition to playing traditional forms, he also enjoys composing his own musical arrangements. He has studied under Benito Palacios, Ramon Jimenez and Jose Valle Fajardo. You have seen Gabriel perform at La Golondrina, Alegria and El Cid (among other venues).

Artists who have graciously agreed to participate:

Linda Arreola, Luc Artin, Magda Audifred, Sheila Baird, Sam Baray, David Botello, Armando Brito, Raoul De la Sota, Roberto Delgado, Richard Duardo, Germs, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Roberto Gutierrez, Margaret Guzman, Cidne Hart, Kevin Hass, Wayne Healy, Heather Hoggan. Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, Luna, Andrés Montoya, Miguel Angel Murillo, Ramses Noriega, Tomas Owen, Robert Palacios, Gabriel Reyna, Artemio Rodriguez, Sonia Romero, Shizu Saldamando, Ron Aldo Sandoval, Jorge Sicre, Francesco Siqueiros, Howard Swerdloff, Eloy Torrez, Jacobo Walker, J. Michael Walker

Mission Statement:

The Avenue 50 Studio is an alternative art space formed to foster creative voices. It is the Avenue 50 Studio’s objective to provide an ongoing structure that will enhance public recognition and appreciation of the visual arts and engender cultural and artistic support for visual artists, writers and poets. Our focus is on multiculturalism with an emphasis on the Chicano/Latino communities.

Board of Directors:

Kathy Mas-Gallegos, Director
Ulises Diaz, Board Member
Raoul De la Sota, Board Member
Ricardo Muñoz, Board Member
J. Michael Walker, Board Member

Honorary Avenue 50 Studio Board Members:

Carrie Adrian, Art Collector and Dealer of Contemporary Cuban and Latin American Art
Laurie Arroyo, Co-President, Arroyo Arts Collective
Gilberto Cárdenas, Assistant Provost and Director,
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
Armando Durón, Art Collector, Director of Self Help Graphics & Art
Richard Espinoza, City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission
Karen Mack, Executive Director, L.A. Commons
Roberta Martinez, Latino Heritage Parade & Jamaica, Pasadena
Ginger Mayerson, Editor, Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society
Andrés Montoya, Art Director, KLCS TV
Sandi Romero, Mama of Mama’s Hot Tamales Cafe
Scott Rubel, Representative, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Jonathan Spaulding, Executive Director, Museum of the American West
Jesse Gomez, Owner, El Arco Iris Restaurant

Official Photographer for our fundraiser: Kevin Hass

Loteria Grill:

We will be auctioning a gift certificate for dinner for 4 at Loteria Grill located at Farmer's Market LA.
(For all you foodies, you know exactly how wonderful this certificate is!)

Our venue hosts:

MorYork Gallery
4959 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042

thank you Clare Graham