A New Attitude

Tropico de Nopal presents Tropicalismo Winter Arts Gift Fair, December 3 & 4

By Javier Granados
Published on LatinoLA: November 22, 2005

A New Attitude

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space opens its door in a boutique style to the public with a collection of over 30 local artists' unique creations, Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd & 4th from 11 am to 5pm.

TROPICALISMO WINTER ARTS GIFT FAIR offers the public the opportunity to buy fine art, jewelry, photography, ceramics, handmade handbags, home accessories and much more in a alternative gallery setting. Local Dj's will spin music throughout the day and food and drinks will be available.

A partial list of participating artists include Dreamluxe - colorful and exquisite hand painted silk scarves and wall hangings. Silver, semi-precious and contemporary jewelry; Benito Campos, Phaedra Torres, Ruth Anne Tarletz, Edwardo Rocha, Cindy Bebout, Hector Fernandez and Araceli Silva - Paintings, prints and mixed media art; Reyes Rodriquez, Ian Flynn, Daniel Gonzales, Emma Gardner, Fred Hauptman, Julie Soto Photography; Meg Madison and Liz Huston, Dog couture; Chakacoco Hand dyed fashion; Cristina Castellanos, Batik art; Ferril Nawir Ceramic and Pottery, Armando De La Rocha and Aydee Martinez Henna, artist and Brazilian crafts by Morena and Marta Santos. Special musical guests: Los Pochos.

This event promises to be a very special way to shop for one of a kind exquisite items while supporting local artists. Most artists will be presenting their own works during the two-day fair.

* TROPICALISMO - an event happening at Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space; a Brazilian music movement from the late 60's, also known as Tropic?lia, which established a new attitude through criticism of perceived clich?s of pop music and was driven by socially aware lyrics.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space is an independent gallery dedicated to exhibiting and promoting contemporary emerging and mid-career artists through cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary art forms. It is located at 1665 Beverly Blvd., (between Belmont and Union Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90026. 213.481.8112

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