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Unio Mystica: Art Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Liberate Hollywood 6365 Selma Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States (map)

Liberate Art Gallery Openings are the 1st Friday of Every Month! Come get lifted and inspired with great art, live music, snacks & beverages! Admission is FREE.

This month's theme is Unio Mystica, A Valentine's Day inspired art show honoring the union of Shiva & Shakti and celebrating all genders, love, romance, poetry and intimacy. There will be a showroom with more erotic works for those 21 and over.

FEATURED ARTISTS

JULIAN SAMBRANO  //  LOVE ABLAN  //  ANDREW PACHECO  //  AKIROPHOTO

 

ABOUT JULIAN SAMBRANO  

Julian is an intuitive healer and artist living in Los Angeles. In 2003, he attended Cal State Fullerton to pursue a degree in graphic design.  Early on, he found a passion for painting and photography during his prerequisite classes. Painting became his outlet and tool for self-discovery. He left school early to pursue a career in photography. He took on an active role furthering his experience as Sheryl Nields’ studio manager and produced photo shoots steadily for the last 10 years.

In 2011, he found his spiritual teacher, Leas Maria. He instantly gravitated towards her teachings. She taught him energetic healing, medical qigong, and The 5 Elements of Mind. This healing method creates a dialogue between the 5 aspects of the human personality; ego, mental, body, emotions, and soul. The objective is to develop an identity which we can heal our past traumas by learning to love ourselves, end our own suffering, and become empowered in conflicts intrapersonally and interpersonally. Leas Maria passed away in 2014. Julian continues to be inspired by Leas Maria and her work, actively spreading her teachings. He takes on clients while also training others in the 5 Elements of Mind.

The culmination of Julian’s passion for art and healing intersected in the summer of 2014. With the help of Las Fotos Project, a community based organization in Los Angeles, he launched a therapeutic art workshop focused on identity. It has since turned into a monthly drop-in series, MakerSpace, which is open to the community of East Los Angeles. He is currently working with the organization to further develop their Limitless program which merges mindfulness and photography. 

In 2015, he collaborated with Song Zha Art Project on the border of China and Burma. He taught photography to children in refugee camps to document their own stories. He hopes to go back, one day, to help with their summer camp. 

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ABOUT LOVE ABLAN

"Love is a many splendored thing…"

I am an artist // photographer // filmmaker // storyteller // curator // conservationist // meditation teacher // archer // a Battlefield(according to Pat Benatar).

I create visual narratives and interactive experiences for work and pure joy. I believe the world is a magical place and everyone's a hero on an epic journey. I am here to bring light, magic and voice to these journeys, and help these stories come to life. I reside on the sparkly shores of Los Angeles, and the misty docks of Martha's Vineyard. Love is everywhere. Wherever I am in this Universe, I am here to co-create with you.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE <3

CLIENT highlights:

• Mercedes Benz • Giorgio Armani • Nintendo • MTV Networks • Sony Music • CAPCOM • IMDB

LIFE highlights:

• cameo in Web of Spider-Man comic book, issue #7, as myself • ironically worked as Cher's body double for David LaChapelle • Bacon Number of 1 after photographing Kevin Bacon himself

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ABOUT ANDREW PACHECO of Native Image LA

"Create the World you want to live in."

Andrew Pacheco, a Lipan Apache who's People come from Texas. When asked Andrew describes himself as a nayennasganne, a self realized artist, and a lover of Nature. With over 400 tribes represented in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, it is still difficult to find necessary botanicals, feathers, and community that inspires Native ways. As a result and a reaction to limited availability of such things, Andrew opened the Native Image LA outpost.  Currently Native Image LA can be found at the Hollywood, CA farmers Market and the Arts District Farmers Market located in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Aside from the business transactions the outpost is a space for many to visit, check in, and share meaningful and transformative life experiences with each other.

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Unio Mystica is open to the public. All welcome.

RSVP: liberatehollywood@gmail.com

Earlier Event: February 2
Dhammapada Meditation
Later Event: February 3
Chakra Yoga