131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park
323 258 1435










Shelter: Coming Home
Avenue 50 Studio presents
a meditation on the universal search for place

Artists' reception: Saturday, Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.
Exhibition: Dec. 6 - Dec. 28.

Read the review in L.A.'s Downtown News

What if you didn't have a home to go to for the holidays? That's the reality for thousands of Southern Californians whose houses were destroyed in the October wild fires, and it's a way of life for thousands more who call Skid Row home. But is "home" simply four walls and a roof, or is it something more?
"Shelter: Coming Home" at Avenue 50 Studio presents 28 artists from Skid Row to South Africa who explore the meaning of home in paintings, assemblage, photography, and sculpture. Through their vision we see that at its core, shelter is a place that provides solace and refuge from the world at large

"Shelter" showcases the work of professional artists and artists living in the streets. Avenue 50 Studio is grateful for the assistance of Project Hotel Alert, Mina Friedler and Good Shepherd Homeless Center, and A Community of Friends for their help in tapping talented artists from among their clients, including
Susan Giblan, O.G. Man, Joacquin Roebuck, Marie B., Jessica Grossbard, and Stephanie Hunter. Additionally, the show will feature the work of Edith Abeyta and Charlene Roth, Abel Alejandre, Katrina Alexy, Linda Arreola, Victoria Taylor Alvarez, Rex Atienza, J.B. Bryte, Nicky Cacavas, Beau Daignault, Carlos Garcia, Michael Gullberg, Tina Gulotta, Deborah Hosking, Jennifer Murphy, Angela Ortiz, Suzanne Siegel, Fortune Mduduzi Sitole (from South Africa), Virginia Valdes, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor (from Bucharest, Romania) and Nan Wollman.

"Shelter" delivers a powerful message about our universal need for home. Sadly, satisfying that need is elusive for too many. Disasters, economics, politics, and personal demons can get in the way. For those who live in houses with running water, air conditioners, and soft beds, "Shelter" will serve as a timely reminder to give thanks for their blessings. And it will give those who live without such amenities a voice.

This exhibit has been curated by Jennifer Rowland