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ONEHOUSE ARTS STUDIO GALLERY

stands as a vibrant space dedicated to nurturing creativity and artistic expression in children. Nestled in the heart of Monterey Park, CA, our gallery studio serves as a gathering place for artists from all walks of life, providing a canvas to explore their imaginations, share their stories, and bring their visions to life. Through carefully curated exhibitions, OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery aims to inspire and celebrate the limitless potential within each of our minds.

AKEMI ALCHEMY: HEALING VISIONS

From May 18 to June 9, catch Akemi Alchemy's Healing Visions, an electric and surreal dive into more spiritual ways of experiencing this world.

No one needs to teach an acorn how to grow into an oak tree. And no one can convince the acorn to grow into a Magnolia or an elephant instead. How many times have we ignored our authentic natures, our innate wisdoms, and forced our own acorn of a life to grow too fast, without water or in the wrong direction - wounding the seed in the process? Visionary painter, musician and OneHouse Arts guest teacher Akemi Alchemy has spent many years re-learning how to compost what she sheds and tend to her acorn nature. Her debut solo exhibition Healing Visions illustrates the journey of her authentic self-discovery and spiritual alchemy process.

 

Akemi’s canvas envelops the eyesight and massages the mind in brilliant colors and mesmerizing patterns. Primordial patterns - motifs of roots, air currents, stars and skies - form the tapestry holding details of deeply personal stories of suffering and growth: discovering her voice anew, her ancestors’ lives from rural Japan to WWII concentration camps, and bearing witness to the pain in Gaza. Technical descriptions cannot accurately convey the experience of standing face-to-face with these images. Such energies may only be approximated in poetry: the blinding warmth of the sun as hope emerges from rubble, a reminder that even as our homes are being destroyed, we must continue to plant gardens.

 

From May 18 to June 9, 2024, catch Healing Visions at OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery, located in 306 N Garfield Ave #A3, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The gallery is free to visit - please text Rachel at (626) 236-7683 to make an appointment. Akemi will also host an all-ages artist demonstration in the gallery on Sunday, May 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. There will be a celebratory closing party on Saturday, June 8 from 5 to 8 PM.

 

Born in 1990 in Orange County, CA, Akemi Alchemy discovered an early love for drawing and singing but stopped creating freely as she became indoctrinated into "the real world," preparing herself to work "a real job" that didn't involve art. After studying Sociology at UCLA and ten years of getting laid off from a series of political nonprofits, she started drawing and singing again. Each painful layoff she faced gradually pointed her towards deeper discovery of her authentic self, opening her life to expanded states of consciousness, deep friendships and radical new ways of living - all of which helped her unlock long-buried creativity.

 

Following this, Akemi started a spiritual soul band with her friends called Mystic Tiger. In 2022, she started taking painting classes with Amanda Sage & Vitra Academy and began exhibiting and selling her work at fairs and concerts. In 2023, she was selected to attend two week-long visionary painting intensives, one of which at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in upstate New York. And in 2024, she launched her online art shop and participated in her first group show, Keepers of Memory: Women of the Diaspora and Displacement in Los Angeles.

 

When she's not painting, Akemi can be found facilitating meditation groups in her living room, teaching creative expression to kids, and singing as a professional caroler during the holidays. More about Akemi's offerings, including a full collection of her artwork, can be found at akemialchemy.com.

100x30

100x30 is a series of 30 children's art exhibits featuring 100 OneHouse Arts' young artists aged 4 to 12 as a collaboration with and debut project of Authentic Children Art Association. Each show features works evolving from exercises in the 30-lesson curriculum of Art & More. So far, 100x30 has explored color via paper parasols, landscape via painting and animation via stop motion films, all drawing from core concepts in OneHouse Arts’ teaching philosophy. These public exhibits, in partnership with galleries, museums and parks across Southern California, aim to provide platforms to celebrate children’s authentic creativity and contributions to the art world.

ONGOING SHOWS:

#7 line·pith - an immersion into lines from wall to ceiling!

Ongoing at OneHouse Arts Children's Art Museum (Temple City, CA)

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PREVIOUS SHOWS:

#1 Animal Encyclopedia @ Human Resources

#2 On the Upside! @ Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park

#3 On a Roll! @ Marconi Automotive Museum & The Nethercutt Collection

#4 Wild Things / Wild Scenes @ Velaslavasay Panorama (watch the animations here!)

#5 Landscape and More @ Gallery Nucleus

#6 Eyes Can Feel @ Yiwei Gallery

#7 line·pith @ OneHouse Arts Children's Art Museum

Check out our exhibit posters archived below:

JENNIFER BOYUAN HAN: A SELECT HISTORY OF HUMANBOT

This winter, OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery will feature excerpts from Jennifer Boyuan Han’s surreal universe tracing the evolutionary relationship between humanity and digital technology while exploring its dangerous potentials and realities.

In a fluorescent color palette that treads the line between candy wrapper appeal and toxic warning label, Jennifer Boyuan Han’s paintings and collages emulate the slick vector and gradient graphics that dominate this decade’s social media feed - the latest frontier for commercialization and propaganda. As bright and flashy as this style strikes our senses, we witness, upon closer examination, some deeply unnerving and increasingly relatable scenes that reflect alarming shifts in our modern psyches: the epidemic of smartphone addiction, the mechanization of human bodies, the manipulative homogenization of collective, and the alienation and suppression of the human spirit among it all. Han’s pieces illustrate dystopian parables - metaphors that stir the apprehensions already steeping in our 21st century hearts.

 

The main characters of these vignettes, the Humanbots, are smooth and featureless yet existentially expressive beings. Han manages to convey a variety of eerily familiar embodiments via such minimal form - slumped chins consumed in scrolling, cultish hands over hearts, and heads cocked in solipsistic detachment. And as we stare in, the Humanbots stare confrontationally back. In our personal reflection, we can use these blank characters as mirrors to witness our own embodied entanglements in their situations as well as our intuitive responses to break out. Their suspended narratives lead us to questions: What are the roots of the humanbots’ technological malaise? Will they ever be able to overcome their helplessness? And what would it take? We hope you’ll allow more questions to emerge upon your visit.

 

From November 22, 2023 to January 10, 2024, catch “A Select History of Humanbot” at OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery, located in 306 N. Garfield Ave #A3, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The gallery is free to visit - please text Rachel at (626) 236-7683 to make an appointment.

 

OneHouse Arts is an experimental art school dedicated to nurturing authentic creative expression in children across Southern California and beyond. Nestled in the heart of Monterey Park, CA, our Studio Gallery serves as a vibrant gathering place for emerging artists to gather and share their work. Through carefully curated exhibitions, OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery aims to inspire and celebrate the limitless potential within each of our minds.

SPROUTING

​OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery is thrilled to announce its upcoming exhibition, Sprouting, a captivating collection of artwork created by a group of exceptionally talented artists. This inspiring showcase will grace our gallery walls from September 10 to October 15, 2023 with a grand opening event on Sunday, September 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Curated by the visionary duo of Tiffany Wei and Rachel Rong, Sprouting is a heartfelt celebration of the boundless creativity that we are able to embody and the extraordinary worlds we are able to conjure through art. This extraordinary exhibition will be hosted at OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery, conveniently situated at 306 N. Garfield Ave. #A3, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

 

Sprouting features works by Tiffany Wei, Nini Chen, Kris Yuan, Stacey Zhu, Jennifer Marenco, Seah Kim, Sarah Oh, Soobin Kim, Leslie Kwan and Jeanette Ju.


OneHouse Arts Studio Gallery is a sanctuary where the limitless potential of imagination is nurtured within a children's art studio. Just as a garden flourishes with tender care, so do the creative minds within us all. Sprouting beckons visitors to rediscover the wonder of inner creation, transcending age, race, and gender. It is a poignant reminder that each one of us is destined to create, nurture, and cultivate a community where, like a blossoming flower, we can evolve into something extraordinary and beautiful.

PREVIOUS STUDENT WORKS

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FOOD

DRAWING

FOOD

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DRAWING

FREE

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LARGE SCALE

ANIMALS

LARGE SCALE

ANIMALS

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NATURE FIELD

DRAWING

NATURE FIELD

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INTERIOR

DESIGN

INTERIOR

DESIGN

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OLD MASTER

PAINTING

OLD MASTER

PAINTING

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PAINTING FROM CULTURE PHOTOS

PAINTING FROM CULTURE PHOTOS

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STILL LIFE

STILL LIFE

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PORTRAIT

SELF

PORTRAIT

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ANIMAL

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DRAWING

ANIMAL

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CAR OBSERVATION DRAWING

CAR OBSERVATION DRAWING

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CREATIVE

DRAWING

CREATIVE

DRAWING

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ONLINE

EXHIBIT 2020

ONLINE

EXHIBIT 2020

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