Photo of the Compass Rose exhibition at the Oxy Arts building on York. | Photo is from Occidental College web site.

Art and Performance in Northeast L.A. – Oxy Arts

2019 Editions Picks September

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Oxy Arts on York, the new community arts center at 4757 York Boulevard in Highland Park, will hold an opening reception on Thursday, September 12 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) for Breaking Bread in L.A., a group exhibition that explores the inclusive culture of food and how it transcends conventional barriers.


The exhibition, which runs through November 24, anchors several other food-themed events at Oxy Arts this fall and winter; all are free, though registration may be required, so check the website:

Here’s a lineup for September:


On Sunday, September 15 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) multi-percussionist and educator Clarice Cast and artist and educator Shelby Williams-Gonzalez will lead an event that combines a hands-on experience of Afro-Brazilian rhythms with a culinary workshop and dance class.


Bitter Party is a Los-Angeles-based ghost pop band inspired by war-era music from Asia





On Friday, September 20 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) the L.A.-based band Bitter Party will perform, read and discuss Ghost Pop, a book of stories on unheard sounds that inspire the band’s songs, followed by a collaboration between the band and food-based artist Genevieve Erin O’Brien.





April Banks, an L.A.-based conceptual artist, is the producer of Tea Afar



Tea Afar, an artist-run project, will hold Chai Chats on Tuesdays, September 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Chai Chats let you share tea and sweets from different cultures and chat about any and everything. In the process, Chai Chats create time and space for relaxation, hospitality and other forms of being and connection that tea rituals foster.




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