Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Week? - 10.21.05

Lots of Wonderful Choices and Upcoming

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: October 21, 2005

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Week? - 10.21.05

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

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chicano Calendar Ano Tochtli ~ 2006 is now available for 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
Tentative Calendar Signing dates and locations listed on www.Aztlan_Arte@yahoogroups.com Calendar.


-----Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, October 21, 7:30 - 8:30 p mas o menos
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery,downstairs
Peter E Carrillo 818.621.3234 pecart68@yahoo.com,Oscar Magallanes 626.665.0688 nimexica@hotmail.com, Magu 909.629.8240 magu4u@hotmail.com

Everyone is cordially welcome to attend. Once again we thank you for your participation in bringing the "Raza" together and your donations for the website. Without your support and dialog the Mental Menudos could not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know. In order to make these meetings effective we need to spread the word and let the people about the Mental Menudo meetings. Any guests are welcome.

-----La Historia Society Museum invites you and your family to the
3rd Annual El Monte Latino Art Festival "Celebrating the Arts"
Saturday, October 22, 11a - 4p
El Monte Community Center, Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731
626.279.1954 www.lahistoriasociety.com

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

11a Ernie Salas, Spiritual Leader, Tongva Folkloric Dancers
12 noon Folkloric Dancers
1 - 3p Mexika - Sounds of Ancient Mexico - Martin Espino/Chris Garcia

Free Artist Workshops for children

12 noon Workshop I: Ojos de Dios
1p Workshop II: Arts and Crafts
2p Workshop III: Watercolor Painting
3p Workshop IV: Painting a Mini-Mural

-----El Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Mexika in concert 6 - 8p
October 22, 5 - 9p
MAYAZTECA Store, 604 N Azusa Ave, West Covina, CA 91791
626.339.1281 martinprehispanic@yahoo.com http://www.mayazteca.net

El Dia de los Muertos complete with Mexican food, Ofrendas, Danza Azteca Ketzalitzli and more. This is always a very family style event!!!

"Hay mas Tiempo que Vida"
Opening Reception: October 22, 5 - 8p
Expressions of Mexico Gallery, 1122 Cesar E Chavez Prkwy, SD, CA 92113
October 22 thru November 11
619.232.1699 expressionsomexico@yahoo.com www.expressionsofmexico.com

There will be a traditional Altar del Dia de los Muertos (Ofrenda) and Bazaar featuring an exhibition of 40 original ceramic skulls by 15 local artists.

-----Day of the Dead Celebration
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22, 6 - 10p
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90691
October 22 thru November 30

Join them for a very special gallery night. Over 24 different local artists are participating in the exhibition.

-----Fundraiser for Tia Chucha's
Saturday, October 22, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Support Tia Chucha's efforts to embrace the community through its music, books, art and events. Musical performances by LOST IDENTITY, TREMELLOW, and CHRONIC REMORSE.$5 donation at the door.

Altar-Making Workshops
October 22/23 Noon to 4p
Plaza de La Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Sponsored by WONKA? candy of Nestle?

Kids under the age of 14 are invited to participate in workshops that will teach them the art of creating altars. The event is part of WONKA? Arte's D?a de los Muertos Altar Contest, a program that inspires imagination and creativity. Participants have the opportunity to enter their work into the contest. Kids will work in teams, using WONKA? candy, wrappers or logos of any or all of the WONKA? fun treats to create the inventive creation evoking the WONKA spirit and the D?a de los Muertos tradition. Selected finalists will have their artwork on display at a D?a de los Muertos commemoration at Plaza de la Raza on November 1. Visit www.wonka.com for rules.

-----Martin Espino performs "SOLO"
Sunday, October 23, 2:15 - 4p
Live Oak Canyon Farm,10 Frwy, exit Live Oak Canyon Road(right)
909.795.TREE (8733) http://www.liveoakcanyon.com

Martin will be representing his raza with an All Gourd Musical Instrument "live" improvised "Groove/Ambient style" music with electronics (sampler, synthesizer). As a performer/creator, he likes to stretch out & expand his mind & so, this is one of his rare experimental totally improvised music gigs. They have a pumpkin patch, hayrides, great food & animal petting and sell great gourds & Christmas trees. They are open 7 days a week 9a - 6p until October 31.


"Dia Uno y Dos": Call for Art for e-newsletter (emailable art and artists' statement) will be sent out on November 1, 2005. It will be sent as a mass email (blast) to thousands of email addresses, and in this blast the recipients will have the ability to sent the same e-newsletter to their friends and their friends. It is being published by www.0101aztlan.net. The artwork and artist's statement about the artwork should include references to Dia de los Muertos, Dia de Paz and either/or the US/Iraqi war deaths, families grieving about same and/or the Chicano Moritorium from your point of view.

One-day Altars / Chalk Drawings on La Placita Church grounds, size 3' x 3' in dimension. First come, first served to hold space at 7am on the morning of November 2, 2005. To assure event has been approved and for more information contact: 0101@0101aztlan.net.

-----TROPICALISMO Winter Gift Fair/Sale: Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art Space is looking for artists who make unique handmade art objects, jewelry, fashion and/or artworks for sale at their winter gift fair/sale. Food venders are also welcome. The dates are Saturday/Sunday, December 3/4. The participation fee is $100 for both days for 7'x 6' spaces either indoors or outdoors
Artists will provide their own set up i.e. tables, chairs, umbrellas. Organized by Tropico de Nopal and Javier Granados. Interested Artist please send jpg sample or web site of work to Javier Granados Info@puravision.com or call 323-715-3546 for more details. Vendors will be selected based on quality, style & uniqueness.


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

-----Dia de los Muertos Altar & Celebration
Thursday, October 27, 7 - 10p
Zona Rosa Caffe, 15 S El Molino, Pasadena, CA 91101
626 793 2334

Come & view the Annual Dia de los Muertos Altar/Ofrenda created by veterana Chicanas Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Maria Luisa Eisenber, Yvonne Ruiz, Vibiana and Sandi Romero, Mama of Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?. Come by, have a wonderful cup of coffee, some pastry and enjoy the Celebration.

-----26th Annual El Centro Day of the Dead Celebration
Friday, October 28, 6 - 9:30p
Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa St, Pasadena, CA 91101
Jadrdine Montiel 626.792.3148 jardine.monteil@elcentropasadena.org

The event, made possible in part by the City of Pasadena Human Services &Neighborhood Resources Dept, will feature traditional foods from Latin America, Art vendors, Aztec dancers &Ballet Folklorico performers, plus arts &crafts activities for children.

-----Dia de los Muertos Jewelry Workshop
Saturday October 29,1- 3p
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766
Please RSVP for the workshop at: 909.469-0080

Make a necklace or earrings for Halloween or Dia de los Muertos with artist RuthAnne Tarletz. de Molina. $15 for basic class plus materials (depending how fancy you want it!). Tools will be provided for use at the workshop.

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

-----6th Annual Festival de la Gente - Dia de los Muertos
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 29, 10a - 10p
Historic 6th St Bridge, Whittier Blvd at Boyle
Tony Dominguez 323.266.7185, 323.459.4419, festivaldelagente@sbcglobal.net
www.festivaldelagente.com www.tonydomniguez.com

-----6th Annual Day of the Dead in Hollywood
Saturday, October 29, 4 - 11p
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90038
323.447.0999 http://ladayofthedead.com/englishHOME.htm

-----Circle of Life - Dia de Los Muertos
Saturday, October 29, 9a - 5p
Quail Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas CA
Regular admission prices apply
760.436.3036 info@qbgardens.com http://www.qbgardens.com/qbgframed.html
Sponsored by James Hubbell's Ilan-Lael Foundation.

In the spirit of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, the Gardens will be filled with workshops by local Latino & American artists. Wear a Halloween or traditional Mexican costume, play music with traditional instruments with Martin Espino from 11-11:30a, create and take home art projects.

-----Hurricane Relief Musical Benefit
Saturday, October 29, 8p -12 midnight
The Avenue 50 Art Complex, 131-135 N Ave 50, LA, CA 90042
Sponsors: Arroyo Arts Collective, Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., Culture Vulture, Mexican Cultural Institute
Special thanks to Councilman Ed Reyes & his staff
Suggested donation: $10 goes to Red Cross for hurricane relief

Come listen to a musical benefit for the victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita & Stan. The event will feature two up & coming local bands: Timbaloo (Chicano Cumbia with a side of Salsa), & The Nightmares (eclectic and super charged). You're invited to wear a Dia de los Muertos costume, bring your good spirits, and dance in honor of your ancestors & those who have passed on.
Music - Refreshments - Face Painting - Art

-----Noche de Arte
October 29, 5 - 10p
Tamayo Restaurant, 5300 E Olympic Blvd, East LA, CA 90022
RSVP: Humberto Veloso 323.260.4700

Downtown Art Gallery DAG in association with Latin Art Brokers presents an artworks exhibition by some of the most important masters of our time including Tamayo, Siqueiros, Matta, De Szyszlo, as well as contemporary international artists, Sebastian, Alfredo Castro Lenero, Esau Andrade, Mario Londono & others. There will be complementary wine, hors d'oeuvres, and valet parking provided. Enjoy the evening & the opportunity to speak with some of the artists.

-----Calacas & Calaveras
Sunday, October 30
CActuS Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Sandra & Cristian, 323.256.6117

Please join us to indulge in the festive celebration of life...face painting, crafts for kids and new artwork. Also, please help us pay homage to the dead by contributing to our first altar! Pictures, mementos, letters, candles, and other offerings are welcome. Spread the word about the show.

-----Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Tamalada
Tamalada, October 30, 10a - 3:30p
Mama's Hot Tamales Caf? 2122 W 7th St, LA, CA 90057
Reservations: 213.487.7474 or 4300

Join the fun of making your own tamales for Dia de los Muertos. There will be an interactive workshop with informative presentation about tamales. Or you can place your order for holiday tamales.


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

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

AMATE, Alternative Media Agency and Trade Editions Presents
"The Perennial Vanguard": a photo exhibit featuring work by Cuba's leading revolutionary photographers Liborio Noval & Perfecto Romero
Closing Reception: October 29, 1p
Compact/Space Gallery, 1307 S Union Ave at Pico, LA, CA 90015
Thru October 29

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

-----22nd Annual Day of the Dead Altars & Ephermera
The Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru November 5
Gail Mishkin - 626.795.8733, 626.793.4828, mishkinftc@aol.com, www.folktree.com

The show features traditional altars and other work by local artists, as well as Mexican folk art commemorating this major holiday. Featured altars this year are by Rafael Garcia, Johanna Hansen, Carolyn Potter, Nancy Ann Jones and Domingo Rodriguez.

-----"Home and/or Homeless"
2ndCity Council Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Thru November 18
562.901.0997, 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net, www.2ndcitycouncil.org

"Emerging From Aztlan" 3rd Annual Chicano Art Exhibit
Second Reception: November 12, 6 - 9p
Da Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main St, Pomona Calif.91766
Thru November 20


The skulls are on sale as a fundraiser for Da Center for the Arts. Featuring Dr Loco's Jalape?o Band.

-----Mitos En PiedraIzapa, Chiapas Exhibit
Mexicanarcheologist/photographer Hernando Gomez Rueda
Mexican CulturalInstitute Gallery,125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA Thru November 20
213.624.9443, 213.624.3660 www.mexicanculturalinstitute.org Sponsored by Heineken

-----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, CA
Thru January 6, 2006
Richard Amromin (626)398-9278 or newtownart@charter.net


-----"The Wizard of Aztlan: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" directed by Olivia Chumacero with live original music by Quetzal Flores
Azteca Theater, 214 N. Maclay, San Fernando, CA
November 5, 6,12, & 13; Saturdays 8p; Sundays 4p
Ticket information at: http://www.chusma.com/wizardofaztlanpage.htm 818.754.4309 resistantculture@yahoo.com

Written by ChUSMA (Gustavo Chavez, Alberto Ibarra, & Marisol Torres) "Mixing Aztec mythology with Mexican carpa, Chicano teatro and Hollywood's version of the L. Frank Baum classic 'The Wizard of Oz,' the theater troupe ChUSMA has crafted a provocative yet whimsical sociopolitical fable." --M. Hernandez, LA WEEKLY

-----Book Signing and Print Premiere - 5 p
Antiwar Poetry Recital - 7p
Saturday, November 5
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Award-winning Chicano author, Luis Rodr?guez (co-founder of Tia Chucha's) will read from his latest poetry anthology, My Nature Is Hunger. Mark Vallen will be on hand to talk about the original oil painting he created as the book cover that bears the same name as and mirrors the attitude of the poet's verse. Prints of the painting will be made available to the public for the first time.

Luis is inviting poets from the LA area to read their works for peace, justice & a cooperative way of life as part of the global mobilization of poetry and conscious-raising, sponsored by Poets Against War www.poetsagainstwar.net). Poets Against War, founded by award-winning poet and translator Sam Hamill, has amassed the largest collection of poetry against war in the world.

-----Tres Mundos: Tres Expreciones: Paintings by Emigdio Vasquez, Roberto Rosique & Gregg Stone
Opening reception: Saturday, November 12, 6 - 9p
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
November 12 - December 17
909.469.0080 www.pomona.edu/downtowncenter

-----International Holiday Craft Fair
November 12,11a - 4p
American Friends Service Committee Gallery, 980 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Co-Sponsor: Pasadena Northwest Commission

Unique hand-made crafts from around the world and here at home; jewelry, clothing, ceramics, books, sweets, international food, treasures, live entertainment, workshops & a silent auction. New vendors welcome - please call for further information. Featuring Cuauhtemoc Danza Azteca. Free workshops by the Armory & COPA.

-----"Both Sides of the Border" Exhibit
Opening reception: Saturday, November 19, 6 - 9p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
November 19 - December 31
Robert Squires, 323.259.1563 evelynsq@pacbell.net

-----19th Annual International Nativities Exhibition - Folk Tree
Ornaments &Adornments Exhibition - Folk Tree Collection
Holiday Open House: Saturday, November 19, 2 - 6p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA91105
November 19 - December 31
Kathi Oshima, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733
Gail Mishkin, The Folk Tree Collection, 626.793.4828,mishkinftc@aol.com

Colorful & richly varied nativities made by artisans from Mexico & other parts of the Americas, Africa, India, Europe & elsewhere are also on display. Each artisan creates a very personal interpretation of the nativity & the characters comprising this traditional scene, typically Mary, Joseph, the Christ Child in a manger, the 3 Wise Men & various animals. Featured nativity scenes reflect their countries of origin in their materials & techniques & range in size from 2" miniatures to sculptural pieces up to 3' high.

-----TROPICALISMO Winter Gift Fair/Sale
Saturday/Sunday, December 3/4,11:00 am to 5:00 p.m..
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Organizer: Javier Granados Info@puravision.com 323-715-3546 213.481.8112,nopalarte@earthlink.net, www.tropicodenopal.com

Unique handmade art objects, jewelry, fashion and/or artworks will be featured at their winter gift fair/sale. Dj's will provide entertainment throughout the day. Wine & beer will be available.

-----El Dia de Nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe Altar/Workshop/Presentation
Saturday, December 10
preHispanic Mexican style Collar Workshop, 4 - 6p
Presentation 8 - 8:45p
Altar Blessing 8:45 - 9:30p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Squires, 323.259.1563 evelynsq@pacbell.net

RuthAnne Tarletz and Eduardo Rocha Soto that have earned an LA Treasures Award for this workshop/presentation in 2003, 2004 & 2005 will lead preHispanic style Collar Workshop. Youth are encouraged to attend. Each participant will learn how to wire-wrapped a pendant and bead a collar in the preHispanic style. Materials and tools supplied. This year's presentation is entitled: "Aztec Suns and Jewish Stars - Taxco Jewelry - A Melding of Cultures". Following the presentation is a blessing of the Virgen de Guadalupe altar and a short reception.

-----DIA de los MUERTOS / DAY of the DEAD:
The events listed are only a sampling of what is scheduled:

-----Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead at Plaza de la Raza
Tuesday, November 1, 5 - 9p
Plaza de La Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Workshops for Children and Teens (5 - 7p): calaveras (sugar skulls), face painting, las calacas (skeleton puppets), papel picado (hand cut papel de chin); Entertainment (7 - 9p): Danza Teocalt, Mariachi Monumental de America, Folklorico Performers, Blessing of the Altar, Danza Azteca; Community altars
Commissioned altars by Rose Portillo & Oefelia Esparza, Special altar to Eddie Albert (fmr. Chairman of the Board) & Margo Albert (Founder); Artesanos: Vendor court with artists creating and selling hand made art and craft; Food: champurrado, tamales, pan de muerto

-----Los Angeles area Latinos For Peace in conjunction with La Placita Catholic Church presents:
Dia De Los Muertos / Dia de Paz
November 2, Altar Blessing: 6:30p, Mass 7p
October 26 - November 2

In Los Angeles Latinos For Peace is working with La Placita Catholic Church for special events the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of The Dead/ All Souls Day) activities of this historic church. Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin will install her Ofrenda entitled "Remembering Our California Soldiers Who Have Died In Iraq". It is build as a cross-shaped picket fence. People are encouraged to be involved by recording the name of a deceased soldier or by writing a personal prayer on the paper peace doves that are provided and then tying the dove on the fence shaped cross in front of the church's altar. And people can bring in pictures or whatever mementos of dead loved ones they want. She is also installing a second altar for the Woman and Children of Iraq. Other special events will be held during this period. Latinos For Peace Petitions will be gathered as special offering that day.

-----Dia de los Muertos - Artists Sponsored
Death of Self Help Graphics (procession & public art piece.)
November 2, 7- 10p
7:00pm Gather for Candle Lit March @ Five Points Lorena/Cesar Chavez ELA,Calavera make up & attire encouraged.
7:30 pm - procession to SHGA (Gage/Cesar Chavez)
Diane Gamboa selfhelpartists@yahoo.com

Celebrate SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART. 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. Artwork should be portable, wearable &/or easy to carry. Calavera attire is recommended. Musical instruments &/or noise makers are encouraged as are candles/flashlights. Cars can be decorated &/or made into mini floats. Let's go all out for this one folks!

-----Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 2,6 - 10p
Mama's Hot Tamales Caf? 2122 W 7th St, LA, CA 90057
November 2 thru November 30
213.487.7474 or 4300 sromero@iurd.org

Art Exhibit curated by SALEF. Traditional Altar created by Rafael Rodriquez who comes from a family of traditional altarists. The menu for the evening will include tamales as well as other traditional foods and drinks.

-----Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit Evening of Reflection
November 2, 7-10p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
213.481.8112,nopalarte@earthlink.net, www.tropicodenopal.com

Honoring the Dia de los Muertos and a first look at the altar installations. Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be served.

-----Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit & Calavera Fashion Show
November 5, 7-11p
Fashion Show: 7 - 9p General Admission $7; Front Row Seating $20
Opening Reception: 9 - 11p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
213.481.8112,nopalarte@earthlink.net, www.tropicodenopal.com

Join artists Cindy Bravo, Victoria Delgadillo, Consuelo Flores, Rigo Maldonado & others for a unique vision in remembering our dead.

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina, Chicana artist, sore of eyes/fingers from doing this article, will be along with her partner at the 3rd Annual El Monte Latino Art Festival.

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