Where are the Chicana/o Artists the Weekend/Next Week? -10.27.05

Dia(s) de los Muertos Special Edition

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: October 27, 2005

Where are the Chicana/o Artists the Weekend/Next Week? -10.27.05

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

Well, this Chicana artist along with her partner will be at the events in Pasadena on October 27 & 28. Then Eduardo is going to Hollywood Forever on October 29 & RuthAnne is doing her workshop in Pomona & then helping out at the Artists' Coalition Booth at Festival de la Gente. On October 30 they'll be at Cactus Gallery. On November 2, they'll be at SHGA celebrating... What will your choices be on those days? If you're up to it, you could buzz around to a number of the events on October 29 & 30 & November 2 as many of them are near each other, or near enough!

Where will you be???

---Special Call for Latino music group: Needed at for a performance at 1p on Saturday,October 29, downtown at the Community Renewal Festival/Fiesta on 5thStreet. Volunteer performers preferred,tho, there is a small honorarium available. As a part of theevent, the Corporation for History, Art &Culture has produced an exhibitabout the history of Historic Fire Station No.23 in Spanish and English. Contact Daniel Taylor 213.624.5510 chac.la@att.net http://www.thechac.org

Below is an opportunity to express your feelings about el Dia de los Muertos:

---?Dia Uno y Dos?: Call for Art for e-newsletter (emailable art &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 willhave the ability to sent the same e-newsletter to their friends and theirfriends. It is being published by www.0101aztlan.net. The artwork and artist?s statement aboutthe artwork should include references to Dia de los Muertos, Dia de Paz andeither/or the US/Iraqi war deaths, families grieving about same and/or theChicano Moritorium from your point of view.

----SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chicano Calendar Ano Tochtli ~ 2006 is now available for sale. Twelve Chicana/o artists have gottentogether 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 inthat month and other relevant dates. Place an order at http://www.0101aztlan.net/2006calendar.html
Tentative Calendar Signing dates &locations are listed on Aztlan_Arte@yahoogroups.comCalendar.


---Dia de los Muertos Altar, Art Exhibit &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 veteranas Chicanas VibianaAparicio-Chamberlin, Maria Luisa Eisenberg, Yvonne Ruiz, Vibiana &Sandi Romero, Mama of Mama?s Hot Tamales Caf?. Come by, have a wonderful cup of coffee, some pastry &enjoy the Celebration and the art exhibit.

---New Earth Concert Series
Thursday,October 27, 8p
Tempest, 7323 Santa MonicaBlvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
323.850.5115;M?nicaCarrasco 626.242.5603 monica@culturerevolution.tv www.culturerevolution.tv

Bridging gaps in genres,generations &both physical &mental borders, these series of concerts will elevate the consciousness of not only those present but those virtuallypresent through live web casting to 100 countries, 7000 locations. Featuring, Aby Ayala treasure Rosa Martha Zarate ?Senora del Canto?, Muslim Hip Hop artist Kumasi,live jungle drum &base revolutionaries XUE &more to be announced. The concert?s purpose is to create an awareness of compassion &to unite polarized humanity through culture.

---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
Jardine 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, Nahuatzen Aztec dancers &Sonrisa Ballet Folkloricoperformers, plus arts &crafts activities for children in part by ArmoryCenter for the Arts.

---?Seeds? God Revealed Through Creation, Nature &Man
Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 7 ? 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
October 6 thru November 1
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

Sculpture, installations, ceramics &works on paper. Performance by St John?s Lutheran Praise Band ?The Force?.

---The Pocho Research Society &the Peace & Justice Crew present
Collective Synapse ? A Forward Memory of the Peace & Justice Center - A Night of Music &Culture
Friday, October 28, 8 pm
33 1/3 Books &Gallery, 1200 N Alvarado Blvd, LA, CA 90026
213.483.3500 spacechola@hotmail.com
323.687.6743 www.hijadela.com lunakkul@yahoo.com

Spoken word &live music by haru kuroi & moretba. In 1995, as a result of a labor dispute, youth occupied a building near downtown Los Angeles. During the next year they created the Peace & Justice Center, a collectively run space that encouraged political activism through creative expression. This exhibit presents an underground archive that includes photographs, flyers, video footage, interviews, documents, soundsamples &other ephemera. By gathering this information their intention is to create a living history open to dialogue, reflection &critique from visitors &participants.

---Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador presents
"The Upcoming Struggles after CAFTA" y mas
Friday, October 28, 7:00p
8124 W 3rd St, LA, CA 90048
$5 at the door/no one turned away for lack of funds
Appeal for Hurricane Relief will be made

Panel on "The Upcoming Struggles after CAFTA" &a discussion with questions &answers. Speakers are flying in fromCentral America, including Luis Wilfredo Berrios of El Salvador. Report back from Youth Festival in Venezuela &presentation of Venezuela's "alternatives." Statement by HOMIES UNIDOS on the criminalization of youth in Latin America. DJ &dancing afterward with music by Carlos Jimenez, founder of Chiltic-Istac. Participants from Honduras,Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua &Homies Unidos. Relief funds collected will bedivided for Central America &Mexico. Checks may be sent to CERCAM %CISPES, POB 57337, LA, CA 90057 &made out to "Echo Park UMC/CERCAM" CISPES

---Dia de los Muertos Jewelry Workshop
Saturday October 29,1- 3p
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
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. deMolina. $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

---LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa &the 14th District Councilperson present the
6th Annual Festival de la Gente ? Dia de losMuertos
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

Art; culture; children?s arts &crafts,health fair, the biggest paper mach? calaveras by Arte Calidad, art exhibition curated by Latino Pop Shop, community altar/ofrenda; live music featuring Sonora Show, Quinto Sol, Upground, Domingo Siete, Ollin, Very Be Careful,Tribal, Orgullow Cafe, Dead End Stiffs.

---6th Annual Day of the Dead in Hollywood
Saturday, October 29, 4 - 11p
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA Daisy Marquez 323.447.0999 http://ladayofthedead.com/englishHOME.htm
Altaristas contact Celine Mares 323.653.2383

Great music,food, drinks, arts &crafts at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

---8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Saturday,October 29, 2 - 5p
Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera,CA 90660
October 29 thru November 24

The day?s events will include a mariachi performance, calavera (skull) face painting, traditional Mexican crafts to create &take home, &the opportunity to taste pan dulce, pande muerto, churros &hot champurrado. The exhibit will feature contemporary &traditional altars createdby Southern California artists Abel Sanchez, Victor Hoare &SandraGonzalez. The public is also invited to take part in this exhibit. A memory wall will be made available, where patrons can write down a memory about adeceased loved one &can post on the wall.

---Hurricane Relief Musical Benefit
Saturday, October 29, 8p -12 midnight
The Avenue 50 Art Complex, 131-135 N Avenue 50, LA,CA 90042
Sponsors: Arroyo Arts Collective, Avenue 50 Studio, Inc, CultureVulture, Mexican Cultural Institute
Special thanks to Councilman Ed Reyes &his staff
Suggested donation: $10 which goes directlyto 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 (eclecticand super charged). You?re invited to wear a Dia de los Muertos costume, bring your good spirits &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, ELA, 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 &valet parking provided. Enjoy the evening &the opportunity to speak with some of the artists.

---AMATE, Alternative Media Agency and Trade Editions Presents
?The Perennial Vanguard?: a photo exhibit featuring work by Cuba'sleading 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

---Community Renewal Festival/Fiesta on 5th Street
Saturday, October 29, 9a ? 6p
5th Street between Los Angeles &Maple Streets, LA, CA
Daniel Taylor 213.624.5510 chac.la@att.net http://www.thechac.orgA community ceremony honoring, giving acknoledgement &showing appreciation to our own Fire Station No 9. Music,exhibits on history, art, glassblowing. See the Ghostbusters car. Children?s activities: face painting, magician, art &performances. As a part of the event, the Corporation for History, Art &Culture hasproduced an exhibit about the history of Historic Fire Station No.23 in Spanish &English.

---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 www.qbgardens.com/qbgframed.htmlSponsored by James Hubbell?s Ilan-Lael Foundation.

In the spirit of Halloween &Dia de los Muertos, the Gardens will be filled with workshops bylocal Latino & American artists. Wear a Halloween or traditional Mexican costume, play music with traditional instruments with Martin Espino from11-11:30a, create &take home art projects.

---Brazilian Jazz
Saturday, October 29, 12:00 noon
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 NSepulveda Blvd, LA, CA 90049

---Installation Los Angeles
Saturday/Sunday, October 29/30, 7p -12 midnight
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa,LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com
$7 @ day or $10 for both days

The idea behind this intense concert/art show is to bring people together to expose them to ?art? the way they see it, & toshare the progressive music that has developed right under our noses? &to raise funds for art programs designed for the inner city children in Highland Park.

---Calacas &Calaveras
Sunday, October 30, 11a ? 7p
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, food, drink, pi?ata &new artwork. Please help us pay homage to the dead by contributing to our first altar! Pictures, mementos, letters, candles, andother offerings are welcome. Spread the word about the show. Live music by Henry Bermudez.

---Dia de los Muertos Celebration
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 ofmaking your own tamales for Dia de los Muertos. There will be an interactive workshop with informative presentation about tamales. Or you canplace your order for holiday tamales.

---CaracoL Marketplace, working together to build an
independent economy, presents
Dia de los Muertos Celebration: Dedicated to Honoring Our Ancestors &LovedOnes who have passed.
Sunday, October 30, 10a - 8p
Proyecto Jardin CommunityGarden, 1718 Bridge St, Boyle Heights, CA (bet State &Boyle, behind White Memorial Medical Plaza I)
caracolmarketplace@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/caracolmarketplace

Books, clothes; jewelry; natural body care; art; herbs; healthy, delicious food; Community Workshops. Please contribute by bringing any of the following items: black, red or white beans, boxes,candles in glass, sempazuchil flowers, pictures of loved ones, cacao, copal &charcoal.

Workshop schedule for the day: 10:30a Beading; 11:00a Storytelling; 11:15a Sugar Skull Making; 11:15a ?Revisiting Revolution through Agriculture; 11:50a Storytelling; 12p Mask Making; 12p ?Working with nature, not against her?; 1p Flower making/ Arch building; 1p Honoring our Ancestors; 2p Honoring our Ancestors:drawing/ writing/ painting; 2:30p Altar making: "Bringing it all together";facilitated by the Xanahuak Cooperative

Evening Festivities: 3 - 4p Danza & Procession thru the neighborhood; 4 - 8p Live Music by: MC Quese,Mechanizm, Siren, Loba Mora, DUV Coincedence

---Aztlan Underground, Stoic Frame, Mezklah
Sunday October 30, 8p
MR. T's Bowl Highland Park, 5621 Figueroa Blvd, Highland Pk, CA

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

Workshops for Children and Teens (5 - 7p): calaveras (sugarskulls), face painting, las calacas (skeleton puppets), papel picado (hand cutpapel 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. Board Chair) &Margo Albert (Founder); Artesanos: Vendor court with artists creating &selling hand made arts &crafts; 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 CaliforniaSoldiers 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. People can bring in pictures or whatever mementos of dead loved ones they want. She is also installing a second altar for the Woman &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 HelpGraphics &Art (procession &public art piece)
November 2, 7- 10p
7:00pm Gather for Candle Lit March @ FivePoints 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 artistsagain 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 losMuertos as an artist-led event. A group of SHG&A artists have cometogether to celebrate Day of the Dead. It's only fitting that the traditionthat was started by SHG&A artists continues. This year as we have done forover 30 years, we WILL celebrate Day of the Dead. Artwork should be portable, wearable and/or easy to carry. Calaver aattire is recommended. Musical instruments and/or noise makers are encouraged as are candles/flashlights. Cars can be decorated and/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 byRafael 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, LA, CA
213.481.8112,nopalarte@earthlink.net, www.tropicodenopal.com

---Honoring the Dia de los Muertos & a first look at the altar installations. Serving Mexican hot chocolate &pan de muerto.Homenajes / Homages
Wednesday, November 2, 7 ? 10p
The Avenue 50 Art Complex, 131-135 N. Avenue 50,Los Angeles, CA
October 11 thru November 6
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com

Joint receptions of Avenue 50 Studio, Acorn Gallery & Blue Gallery. The Acorn Gallery is a project of the Arroyo Arts Collective located in the Avenue 50 Art Complex. Blue Chips/Blue Gallery is located at 5509 N Figueroa St, Highland Park, 323.550.1400.

---al borde presents
Dia de Los Muertos Event &Art Contest
Wednesday, November 2,6 ? 9p
El Gallo Plaza, 4545 Cesar Chavez Ave, ELA, CA 90022
18+ / space is limited
RSVP: diademuertos@alborde.com 888.727.2916

To culminate the 3-day Day of the Dead celebration taking place throughout most Latino communities AlBorde is hosting an evening of art, culture &live music. Come &admire altars created by local colleges as well as an incredible art exhibit by local community artists. Indulge yourself in pan dulce, tamales,coffee &hot chocolate. Live performance by Curanderos. Special dance performance by Ollin.


---One-day Altars / Chalk Drawings on La Placita Church grounds, size 3? x 3? in dimension. First come, first served to hold space at7am 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 artobjects, jewelry, fashion and/or artworks for sale at their winter giftfair/sale. Food venders are alsowelcome. 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 JavierGranados. Interested Artist please sendjpg 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.

---?AMA: La Memoria Del Tiempo?: Vendors &Sponsors wanted for Friday, November 18, Time: TBA at UCLADowntown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St, 1st Floor LA, CA90057-3306. They?ll be showing the filmthat relays the story of an episode in Salvadoran history known as ?LaMatanza??The Massacre. It?s a family event that will include storytelling, art workshops forkids, arts &artisania vendors. If you are interested in beinga vendor or if you would like to Sponsor this event to pay for space &flyers please contact Yaneth Rodriguez 818-720-1741


---Book Signing and Print Premiere - 5 p
Antiwar Poetry Recital ? 7p
Saturday, November 5
Tia Chucha?s Cafe Cultural, 12737Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
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 poetryanthology, 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 &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 poetryand 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.

---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, LA, 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 of remembering our dead.

---?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
Ticketinformation 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 &Hollywood's version of L. Frank Baum classic 'The Wizard of Oz,' the theater troupe ChUSMA has crafted a provocative yet whimsical sociopolitical fable." M. Hernandez, LA WEEKLY

---Cine Sin Fin: 11th Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival
Opening Social: Sunday, November 6, 7 - 10p
A Language of Passion (Un Lenguage de Pasion)
Monday, November 7, 7p
Cuidad Neza: De Dia y Noche - 9p
Casa del Mexicano, 2900 Calle Pedro Enfante, LA, CA 90063
November 6 thru 13
Ernesto Espinoza alabrava@hotmail.com cinesinfin@hotmail.com 323.365.2344
www.alabrava.com for other scheduled films &locations

Opening night will be a tardeada at A LA Brava,Boyle Heights HQ (711 Penrith Dr, LA, 90023) with casual social &networking. A Language of Passion is a bilingual (English/Spanish) documentary about present day Latino artists in LA featuring Rude Calderon, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Eloy Torrez, Arturo Mallmann, Cecilia Miguez, w/ Sergio Arau, John Valadez, George Robles, Linda Vallejo.


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

---Tribute to Los Angeles Artists = LatinoHeritage Month Exhibition
LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo y The Latino City Attorney's Assn; LA CityHall 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 &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, CarolynPotter, Nancy Ann Jones &Domingo Rodriguez.

---?Hay mas Tiempo que Vida?
Expressions of Mexico Gallery, 1122 Cesar E Chavez Prkwy, SD, CA 92113
Thru November 11
619.232.1699 expressionsomexico@yahoo.com www.expressionsofmexico.com

---Atavism: A Day of the Dead Celebration
IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Thru November 12
323.257.2512 www.imixbooks.com

---Dia de los Muertos Collective Art Show
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90691Thru November 18

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

---"EmergingFrom Aztlan" 3rd Annual Chicano Art Exhibit
Second Reception: November 12, 6 - 9p
DA Center for the Arts, 252 D S Main St, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru November 20

AT THE "DA" ART GALLERYBRIGHTER AS THEY SELLmandoT. he 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
Mexican archeologist/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 newtownart@charter.net

---Now Playing
Innocent Voices
For local listings check:

More than 300,000 children presently serve in armies in over 40 countries. Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres's embattled childhood, Luis Mandoki's Innocent Voices is the poignant taleof Chava (Carlos Padilla), an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the "man of the house" after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war.


---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, 980 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Co-Sponsor: Pasadena Northwest Commission

Unique hand-made crafts from around the world &here at home; jewelry, clothing, ceramics, books, sweets, international food,treasures, live entertainment, workshops &a silent auction. New vendors welcome ? please call forfurther information. FeaturingCuauhtemoc 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 ? FolkTree
Ornaments &Adornments Exhibition ? Folk TreeCollection
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 thenativity &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 intheir 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 artobjects, jewelry, fashion &artworks will be featured at their winter gift fair/sale. DJs will provide entertainment throughout the day. Wine &beer will be available.

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

RuthAnne Tarletz & 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-wrap a pendant & bead a collar in the preHispanic style. Materials & tools supplied. This year?s presentation is entitled: ?Aztec Suns & Jewish Stars - Taxco Jewelry - A Melding of Cultures?. Following the presentation is a blessing of the Virgen de Guadalupe altar &a short reception.

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is an Chicano artist/jeweler, ethno historian, workshop presenter y mas who believes that we all need to help each other and support our endeavors and reach out to mercado mas grande to tell our stories.

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