Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week?

October 7, 2005 Edition - Chicano Arte Calendar A?o Tochtli - 2006 release date soon, and mucho mas!

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: October 7, 2005

Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week?

Where are the Chicana/os this weekend/next week?

Well, this Chicana artist will be at Olvera Street for the Annual Viva La Familia Fiesta on Saturday morning and then will be teaching unas danzas for a Quincea?ra to my best friend's younger sister and un grupo de ni?as and then kicking back on Sunday with the "Calendar Collective" as we PACHANGA!!! So, all you Chicana/o Jewelry artists can feel safe this weekend..;>]

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chicano Calendar A?o Tochtli ~ 2006 is now available for pre-publication sale. Twelve Chicana/o artists have gotten together and present the calendar to have for the coming year. Go see who they are - it's an amazing group of Chicano history in itself. Listed each month are the important events in Chicano history that occurred in that month and other relevant dates. Place an order at http://www.0101aztlan.net/2006calendar.html


-----Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, October 7, 2005, 7:30 - 8:30p mas o menos
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery,downstairs

You are invited to a Mental Menudo meeting. We appreciate your participation and interest in these platicas, without your presence the meetings would not be possible. Once again everyone is welcome to attend and we only ask that there is a mutual respect when dialoging in our circle. We are currently working on a schedule of subjects for future meetings. If you any suggestions or guest speakers, please be free to let us know. Hope to see at the meeting.

Peter at pecart68@yahoo.com, Oscar at nimexica@hotmail.com, Magu at magu4u@hotmail.com

-----"Emerging From Aztlan" 3rd Annual Chicano Art Exhibit
Da Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main St, Pomona Calif. 91766
Sneak PreView: October 8, 2005, 4-6p; Cost $20
Opening Reception: October 8, 2005, 6-9p
Second Reception: November 12, 2005, 6-9p
October 8 - November 20, 2005

-----Oct 8 Disney Hall Family Festival
"come make a bamboo panpipe with your homie, Martin Espino"
For more information contact Martin @ martinprehispanic@yahoo.com

-----AMATE, Alternative Media Agency and Trade Editions Presents
The Perennial Vanguard
Compact/Space Gallery, 1307 S Union Ave at Pico, LA 90015
Opening Reception: October 8, 2005, 4-10p
Closing Reception: October 29, 2005, 1p
October 8 - 29, 2005

The Perennial Vanguard, a photo exhibit featuring work produced by Cuba's leading revolutionary photographers Liborio Noval and Perfecto Romero will open Saturday, October 8, at the Compact Space Gallery, located at 1307 South Union Avenue at Pico, in Downtown Los Angeles.

The exhibit consists of 100 black and white images and covers the period from 1958, when an adolescent Perfecto Romero joined Ernesto "Che" Guevara" as a photographer during the guerilla war in the Escambray mountains and Santa Clara, to recent encounters between presidents Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, taken by Liborio Noval.

The Perennial Vanguard focuses on three central figures of the Cuban revolution: Fidel Castro, Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos, and provides a broad narrative of Cuba's history and Revolution. The personal portraits of Fidel, Camilo and "Che" included in the exhibit allow the viewer to see these men beyond the legends they have become. This visual expression of the epic and continuing process that is the Cuban Revolution reaffirms the role that Fidel, Camilo and Che Guevara have served as "the perennial vanguard".

This exhibit is the culmination of the trilogy "Los Barbudos" which has featured fifteen of Cuba's most prominent photographers, all dedicated cultural workers and visual documentarians. The first and second part: "Fidel: La Historia", and "Che, y Que!", respectively, where held in Self-Help Graphics and Arts, with the full and enthusiastic support of the then SHG&A Executive Director Tomas Benitez, who, along with Paula Ramirez, a photographer herself and director of Macondo Cultural Center, unconditionally helped AMATE in order to pursue the project.

-----Annual Viva La Familia Fiesta

GSHA-Southern California Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank
Saturday, October 8, 2005, 9:30am - 3pm & beyond
Hellman/Quon Building on the Main plaza of Olvera Street (south end near the King Carlos statue) NOTE: Change of Location

Our co-hosts will be the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and La Plaza de Cultura y Artes Foundation. Bring your friends & family. Help celebrate Latino Heritage Month and Mexico's Dia de la Raza.

The entire event is free, including a continental breakfast and buffet
lunch. Spread the word! Do not forget to RSVP: GSHA-SC Fiesta Co-chairs: Donie Nelson [310/839-3140 doniegsha@earthlink.net] or Karen Cordova [949/786-9282 or kscordova@aol.com

9:30 Continental Breakfast
10 am Welcome and Introductions
10:30 am -12 Noon Keynote Speaker: Anita and Alfred: Intermarriage and the Family Economy of Mexican California, Louise Pubols, PhD, Historian, Museum of the American West, (formerly: Autry Museum of Western Heritage)
12 Noon Lunch
1:45 2:30 pm Hispanic Genealogy Workshop I
2:30 3:15 pm Hispanic Genealogy Workshop II
Workshop Leader: John P. Schmal, Historian, Author & Genealogist

Visit: http://www.olvera-street.com/html/olvera_street.html and scroll down to the maps which include a map & guide to the buildings on Olvera Street and show you how to get there.

Societies and individuals are encouraged to reserve a display table by contacting Fiesta co-chair Donie Nelson [310/839-3140

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California Chapter, PO Box 2472, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-0472


For booth information at the 3rd Annual El Monte Latino Art Festival please call: La Historia Society Museum (626) 279-1954; Dolores Gonz?lez Haro (626) 448-0691 or visit www.expresionesdearte.com/Artistinfo.html;
Rosa Pe?a (626) 246-4631, rosa_russ@hotmail.com

-----CALACAS & CALAVERAS: CActuS Gallery & Gifts is looking for artists to participate in a DAY OF THE DEAD show. Show is scheduled for Sunday, October 30th. They are looking or art or activities that can be incorporated into the day (sugar skulls, stuff for kids, etc...). Work must be submitted be Saturday, October 15th. Sandra 323.256.6117 or semastroianni70@yahoo.com

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2005 - Celebrate SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART on November 2, 2005: We look forward to the community of artists again celebrating SHG&A and what is has/does mean to all of us. This is an invitation to all interested artists to again celebrate Dia de los Muertos as an artist-led event. A group of SHG&A artists have come together to celebrate Day of the Dead. It's only fitting that the tradition that was started by SHG&A artists continues. This year as we have done for over 30 years, we WILL celebrate Day of the Dead.

Any artists interested in participating please email your information to Diane Gamboa @ selfhelpartists@yahoo.com and you will be contacted with details. All other inquiries please use same email address.

For other Dias de los Muertos events see end of newsletter.



-----25 different female artists
CActuS Gallery &Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041, Sandra & Cristian - 323.256.6117

-----Homegirl Caf? presents:
"Liliflor en Synthesis" Art Exhibit by Lilia Ramirez
Homegirl Caf?, 1818 E. 1st St. (x St. Boyle), Boyle Heights, Ca 90033
Thru October 10, 2005
(323) 268-9353 www.Tolteca4love.com

-----A Brave New World - Featuring Latin@ Artists from the Mental Menudo Art Collective - Curated by Brian Martinez
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd.
Thru October 19, 2005

-----Mariposas Nocturnales by Gregg Stone and Victor Sepulveda
Crewest Gallery, 2703 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
Thru October 26th
Alex Manone - 626.458.2465

-----See Gilbert Lujan (Magu) artworks at NewTown Presents
Whose/Who's California: Golden State x10
Armory Center for the Arts, Mezzanine Gallery, 145 N. Raymond, Pasadena
Thru January 6, 2006
Richard Amromin (626)398-9278 or newtownart@charter.net

-----Mitos En Piedra Izapa, Chiapas Exhibit - Mexican archeologist/photographer Hernando Gomez Rueda
Mexican Cultural Institute Gallery, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thru November 20, 2005
213/624-9443 / 213/624-3660 www.mexicanculturalinstitute.org
Sponsored by Heineken

-----Tribute to Los Angeles Artists = 2005 Latino Heritage Month
LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo y The Latino City Attorney's Assn; LA City Hall E, 200 N Main St 8th Flr
Thru November 4, 2005


-----La Historia Society Museum invites you and your family to the
3rd Annual El Monte Latino Art Festival "Celebrating the Arts"
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 11am - 4pm
El Monte Community Center
Grace T. Black Auditorium
3130 Tyler Ave.
El Monte, CA 91731

Come celebrate Fine Arts and Crafts by local artists! Art Exhibit and Sale; Book signing by local Authors; Music and much more

Free Admission * Free Arts/Crafts Workshops * Free Parking

Free Artist Workshops for children
11:00 a.m. Ernie Salas, Spiritual Leader, Tongva F olkloric Dancers
12 noon Workshop I: Ojos de Dios
1:00 p.m. Workshop II: Arts and Crafts
2:00 p.m. Workshop III: Watercolor Painting
3:00 p.m. Workshop IV: Painting a Mini-Mural

Visit La Historia Society Museum @www.lahistoriasociety.com

-----DIA de los MUERTOS:

The events listed are only a sampling of what is scheduled:

-----Oct 22 6pm, MEXIKA will be at The MAYAZTECA Store (626) 339-1281 in West Covina, CA for El Dia de Los Muertos program?you better go ese, they'll have food!!!
For more information contact Martin @ martinprehispanic@yahoo.com

-----Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 El Centro celebrates its 26th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration at Villa Parke Community Center. The event, made possible in part by the City of Pasadena Human Services and Neighborhood Resources Department, will feature traditional foods from Latin America, Art vendors, Aztec dancers and Ballet Folklorico performers, as well as arts and crafts activities for children.

-----2 for the dome Group Skull Show
Opening Reception: October 29, 2005, 7-10p
Crewest Gallery, 2703 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
October 29th thru November 27th
Alex Manone - 626.458.2465

-----Saturday, October 29, 2005; 11a - Midnight; 6th Annual Festival de la Gente = LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Day of the Dead
Historic 6th St Bridge
Information: Tony Dominguez 323.266.7185 or 323.459.4419 or festivaldelagente@sbcglobal.net
www.festivaldelagente.com www.tonydomniguez.com

-----Saturday, October 29, 2005; 4 - 11p; 6th ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD IN HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038-1864
Information: Daisy J. Marquez, 323.447.0999

-----Sunday, October 30, 2005 - CALACAS & CALAVERAS
CActuS Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd,Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Information: Sandra & Cristian, 323.256.6117

-----November 2, 2005, 7p - Midnight, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2005
7:00pm Gather for Candle Lit March @ Five Points ELA
Information: Diane Gamboa selfhelpartists@yahoo.com

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina, "Miss Deciembre", Chicano Arte Calendar Ano Tochtli 2006. See her jewelry at Olvera Street, the Annual Viva La Familia Fiesta & next weekend with mentor Eduardo Rocha Soto, back from DF, at Venice Beach Boardwalk.

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