Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Week of November 7?

Art, film, crafts, literature and more

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

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Week of November 7?

Where are the Chicana/os artists this week?

Well, this Chicana artist along with her partner will be in various places, look for them...

Where will you be???

-----SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chicano Calendar A?o 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 Aztlan_Arte@yahoogroups.com Calendar and are as follows:

Sunday, November 13, Calle Olvera, 2 - 4p
Saturday, November 19, Folk Tree, 2 - 6p
Sunday, December 4, Carlotta's Passion, 2 - 4p
Saturday, December 10, Chicano Perk, SD, 7 - 9p
Tia ChuCha's - TBA

-----A La Brava Producciones Revolucionarias, Inc presents;
Cine Sin Fin: 11th Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival
November 6 thru 13
Ernesto Espinoza alabrava@hotmail.com cinesinfin@hotmail.com 323.365.2344 www.alabrava.com for other scheduled films & locations
Sponsors: City of LA Council District 1, Ed Reyes; City of LA Council District 13, Eric Garcetti; Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Quandrant 4; LA Department of Cultural Affairs & ProductionHUB.com

Our festival will showcase feature films such as MAID IN AMERICA, A LANGUAGE OF PASSION, CHAMPION (DANNY TREJO), NUESTRA FAMILIA; OUR FAMILY, FATMAN AND MR. TACO, CIUDAD NEZA: DE DIA Y NOCHE, EL PADRINO & shorts in the experimental, narrative, comedy & documentary categories.

Premier Night November 11, 7p, Documentary Film: Champion, Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA. Followed by: the Firme Awards, Panel Discussions & Reception.

11/7 & 11/10 Casa del Mexicano, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante, LA

11/8 & 11/9 Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St, LA

11/11 Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

11/12 & 11/13 Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA

11/13 LA Youth Opportunity Program, 11844 Glen Oaks Blvd, San Fernando

-----FITLA International Latino Theatre Festival
[Inside] the Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068
Tickets $15, $12
Box Office 323.461.3673 323.960.5132 www.fitla.org

This week FITLA presents 3 countries, 4 plays & a variety of themes ranging from a country's self-evaluation at the turn of the century, to the Jewish Holocaust, to the life of couple of three, to a very funny tribute to silent films. See you at the festival!

-----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.


-----Calacas y Calaveras
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Sandra & Cristian - 323.256.6117

-----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 90691
Thru November 18

-----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
Mexican archeologist/photographer Hernando Gomez Rueda
Mexican Cultural Institute Gallery,125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA Thru November 20
213.624.9443, 213.624.3660 www.mexicanculturalinstitute.org. Sponsored by Heineken

-----2 for the dome Group Skull Show (pictured above)
Crewest Gallery, 2703 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
October 29 thru November 27
Alex Manone - 626.458.2465

-----Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Art Exhibit
Mama's Hot Tamales Caf? 2122 W 7th St, LA, CA 90057
Thru November 30
213.487.7474 or 4300 sromero@iurd.org

Art Exhibit curated by SALEF.

-----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

-----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 tale of 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.


-----Both Sides of the Border Exhibit: Fine Latin American & Chicano Art
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 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/border.htm

The exhibit focuses on original & limited edition works of art by Latin American & Chicano artists. During the opening, MEXIKA will perform exciting indigenous & new music using instruments created by Martin Espino. The Latin American artwork includes pieces by Raul Anguiano, Juan Sebasti?n Barbera, Vladimir Cora, Jose Luis Cuevas, Ever Fonseca, Wifredo Lam, Vanesa Martinelli, David Martinez, Eleazar Martinez, Jose Esteban Martinez, Roberto Matta, Lucia Maya, Carlos Merida, Gustavo Montoya, Jag Sanchez, Francisco Toledo, Victor Uhthoff & Francisco Zuniga. The Chicano artists whose works are in the show include Joe Bravo, Carlos Bueno, Ramon Atilano, Yareli Cobian, Diane Gamboa, Gronk,
Sergio Hernandez, Leo Limon, Manuel Martinez, Abe Mendoza, Xavier Montes, Felix Perez, Ramon Ramirez, Frank Romero, Sergio Rebia, The Royal Chicano Air Force, Patssi Valdez, Mark Vallen, Benjamin Venegas & Antonio Ybanez. During Both Sides of the Border, Carlotta's Passion will offer
educational presentations and activities. Activities include a Pre-Hispanic style Mexican Collar workshop for children and an altar blessing, by RuthAnne Tarletz & Eduardo Rocha Soto. As of press time, the following presentations are planned:

-----Sunday, December 4, Chicano Art Calendar - Ano Tochtli - 2006 signing, info above

Sunday, December 11, RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina, ethno historian and Eduardo Rocha Soto, Mexican jewelry expert, the history, symbology & current styles of Taxco and other high quality Mexican jewelry. More information below.

-----December ? - Latin American/Chicano Art Lecture, Sybil Venegas, art historian and professor of Chicano Studies, Latin American and Chicano art history and their cross influences

-----Friday, December 16, 8 - 9p Mark Vallen, fine artist/activist, & Diane Vallarte, educator, the influence of Chicano identity on Chicano art

-----19th Annual International Nativities Exhibition - Folk Tree
Ornaments & Adornments Exhibition - Folk Tree Collection
Holiday Open House: Saturday, November 19, 2 - 6p
Chicano Calendar Signing: 3 - 5p
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 and richly varied nativities made by artisans fromMexico and 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 or call 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 and beer will be available.

-----El Dia de Nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe Altar/Workshop/Presentation
Saturday, December 11
preHispanic Mexican style Collar Workshop, 2 - 4p
Presentation 4:30 - 5:15p
Altar Blessing 5:15 - 5:30p
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.


-----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.

-----"AMA: La Memoria Del Tiempo": Vendors & Sponsors wanted for Friday, November 18, Time: TBA at UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St, 1st Floor LA, CA 90057-3306. They'll be showing the film that relays the story of an episode in Salvadoran history known as 'La Matanza'-The Massacre. It's a family event that will include storytelling, art workshops for kids, arts & artisania vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor or if you would like to Sponsor this event to pay for space & flyers please contact Yaneth Rodriguez 818-720-1741

-----The East Side Circus, Saturday, December 10, at The House Lounge in The City of Maywood
1,000 people capacity; 3 areas. Looking for Artists & Photographers to display their work in a 250 people capacity Circus Tent. Work most revolve around the theme of East LA and/ or the Circus. Submit your work to Virginiadelaluna@msn.com www.innercitysoul.com
This event is being brought to you by: Triumphant Records & De La Luna Productions

-----www.consafos.com is currently looking for writers & journalist to record the struggles and challenges our communities face in this crazy system. If you are interested in building a media outlet (como NarcoNews, Indymedia), we could really use your help. Contact: Indio
www.consafos.com/quepasa indio@consafos.com

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina, a Chicana artist/jeweler, ethno historian y mas, has been involved in causes since Vietnam protests days in Cleveland, OH. She became an attorney to defend the underdog, but discovered a better way using other methods.

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