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Where Are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 11.17.05

Nov 19: Tarde - Calendar Signing / Noche - Exhibicion en Grande

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: November 17, 2005


Where Are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 11.17.05


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

Well, this Chicana artist will be at the Folk Tree to sign the 2006 Chicano Art Calendar & at the opening reception at Carlotta's Passion on Saturday & at Temple Siani - Glendale for their Chanukah & Gift Fair on Sunday.

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 & 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 & other relevant dates. Place an order at http://www.0101aztlan.net/2006calendar.html

Floricanto Press at www.floricantopress.com is featuring the Chicano Calendar ~ A?o Tochtli 2006, as well as a creative output of Latino publications. The individual work of the Chicano Calendar artists may be viewed at Online Chicano Art Gallery www.0101aztlan.net. Pictured: Work by Serg Hernandez.

Tentative Calendar Signing dates & locations listed on www.Aztlan_Arte@yahoogroups.com/Calendar & are as follows:

Saturday, November 19, Folk Tree, 3 - 5p
Sunday, December 4, Carlotta's Passion, 2 - 4p
Saturday, December 10, Chicano Perk, 6 - 8p
Rescheduled: Placita Olvera, date to be announced
Tia ChuCha's - TBA

THIS WEEKEND/WEEK:

---Fundraiser for the South Central Farmers' Health Fair
Wednesday November 16, 8p
Zabumba's, 10717 Venice Blvd, LA, CA
www.southcentralfarmers.com

Proceeds go to the South Central Farmers' Health Fair. Brazilian food and drink! Live music by the Quixotes!!

---La Tocada Latina: Free radio SAIC
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fridays, 5 - 6p Chicago/Mexico, 3 - 4p Los Angeles
carminacortes@hotmail.com Freeradio@artic.edu 312-345-3805 www.freeradiosaic.org

Listen Carmina Cortes, a local Chicana artist, as she broadcasts from art school in Chicago. You can call in or email her with LA info. Uniting the Raza & sharing information wherever we are found. If you want to send out hellos over the radio, e-mail her.

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, November 18, 7:30 - 8:30p
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 & your donations for the website. Without your support & 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 & let the people about the Mental Menudo meetings. Any guests are welcome. Contact Peter or Oscar to be put on the mailing list.

---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, LA, CA
November 19 thru December 30
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, Jean Charlot, Jose Fors, Ana Genzon, 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 Ramon Atilano, Joe Bravo, Carlos Bueno, Yareli Cobian, Diane Gamboa, Gronk, Sergio Hernandez, Leo Limon, Manuel Martinez, Abe Mendoza, Xavier Montes, Felix Perez, Ramon Ramirez, Sergio Rebia, Frank Romero, The Royal Chicano Air Force, Hector Silva, Patssi Valdez, Mark Vallen, Israel Valenzuela, Benjamin Venegas & Antonio Ybanez.

During Both Sides of the Border, Carlotta's Passion will offer educational presentations & activities. Activities include a Pre-Hispanic style Mexican Collar workshop for children & an Guadalupe altar blessing, by RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina & Eduardo Rocha Soto. As of press time, the following presentations are planned:

---Saturday, December 3, 8p: Poetry Reading: Luis J. Rodriguez from his latest poetry collection, My Nature is Hunger: New & Selected Poems. Mark Vallen's latest oil painting appears as the cover art for My Nature Is Hunger, & the artist will be on hand to talk about his work created especially for Luis J. Rodriguez. As part of the occasion, prints of Vallen's painting will be available to the public.

---Sunday, December 4, 2 - 4p: Signing, Chicano Art Calendar - A?o Tochtli - 2006, artists will be present to sign the Calendar; more info above

---Friday, December 16, 8 - 9p: The Influence of Identity on Chicano Art by educator Diane Valarde-Hernandez & artist Mark Vallen

---Saturday, December 17, 4:30 - 5:15p: Aztec Suns & Jewish Stars - Taxco Jewelry - A Melding of Cultures by ethno historian RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina & Mexican jewelry expert Eduardo Rocha Soto that includes information on the history, symbology & current styles of Taxco & other high quality Mexican jewelry. More information below.

---Meet the Artist Series:

During Both Sides of the Border, Carlotta's Passion will offer a Meet the Artist series. Each friendly & informal gathering will give collectors an opportunity to get to know artists on a more intimate basis than allowable during a typical Artist's Reception. In the course of a Meet the Artist social event, an artist will walk collectors through works on display, going into detail about each piece, taking questions, & giving insight into the artist's background, motivations & influences. Refreshments & hor d'oeuvres will be available. The artist will offer additional works not on display by for view & purchase.

Meet the Artist dates currently confirmed:

Diane Gamboa - Sunday, November 20, 4p
Sergio Hernandez - Friday, November 25, 8p
Joe Bravo - Friday, December 2, 8p
Ana Genzon - Friday, December 9, 8p
Mark Vallen - Saturday, December 17, 8p

---19th Annual International Nativities Exhibition - Folk Tree
Ornaments & Adornments Exhibition - Folk Tree Collection
Holiday Open House: Saturday, November 19, 2 - 6p
Calendar Signing - Chicano Calendar Ano Tochtli ~ 2006: 3 - 5p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
November 19 - December 31
Kathi Oshima, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733
Gail Mishkin, The Folk Tree Collection, 626.793.4828,mishkinftc@aol.com
www.folktree.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.

---TransFOURmations Curated by Pat Gomez
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 6 - 8:30p
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA
November 19 through January 20, 2006
310.453.3711 www.18thstreet.org
Supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The 18th Street Arts Center presents a group art show with artworks by Linda Arreola, Ricardo Duffy, Susan Elizalde-Holler & Poli Marichal. The show opens & runs simultaneously with the photo exhibit, What We Think Now, with photos by Jonathan Hollingsworth. Opening reception concert by Bobby Matos & his Afro-Cuban Jazz at 7:30p.

---Earthtones: Land & City
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 6 - 9p
Fine Artists Factory, 474 S Raymond Ave, Ste 110, Pasadena CA 91105-2629
November 15 thru 27
626.356.0474 www.fineartistsfactory.com

Including works by Carlos Almaraz, Ben Carr?, Alfredo de Batuc, Raoul De la Sota, Margaret Garcia, Roberto Gutierrez, Andr?s Montoya, Ramon Ramirez, Frank Romero, Sharon Romero, John Tanner.

---Ways of Seeing
Appreciation Day 4 Members and Art Collectors
Saturday, November 19, 4 - 6 p.m.
Latino Art Museum, 281 S. Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru November 30
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

Featured artists are Roberto Munguia, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin & twenty-one other great artist.

---Children's Book Week Celebration
November 19, 1 - 4p
East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E Third St, LA
323.264.0155 Rosamaria Marquez 323-222-4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com
Sponsored by Family Literacy Advocates of Southern California, Rock Rose Gallery, ELA Library

The event is provided to inspire children with the love of reading & to introduce families to the library's rich literary resources, resources for parents and children & provide a fun, engaging afternoon of activities. Entertainment provided by featured musician, writer, and performer, Lynette Yetter, who will be perform a unique program of music and song inspired by the cultures of Bolivia & Peru.

---Chanukah & Gift Fair
Sunday, November 20, 9a - 2p
Temple Sinai of Glendale,1212 N Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA 91202
818.246.8101

---MA Art Space Annual Holiday Open Studio
Saturday/Sunday, November 19/20 11:30a - 6:30p / 10:30a - 5:30p
Saturday/Sunday, December 10/11 11:30a - 6:30p / 10:30a - 5:30p
MA Art Space, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Bldg. B3 Unit 53, Alhambra 626.975.799 www.yolandagonzalez.com
Special thanks to The Alhambra

Fine Art * Prints * Watercolors * Ceramics * Jewelry Participating Artists include: Yolanda Gonzalez - Emilia Garcia - Aydee - Sergio Flores - Myrna Cristerna - Benito Campos - Dolores Gonzalez Haro

Directions: From the 10 Fwy, north on Fremont Ave, east on Orange St, right into first gate & park in parking lot follow signs to MA ART SPACE B3

---Spirit Express Benefit Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 20, 3 - 5p
American Friends Service Committee Gallery, 980 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
November 20 through January 5
Dorothea Harrington or Karen Hayes 626.791.1978 pasadena@afsc.org Khayes@afsc.org www.afsc.org

Noted artists, including Monika Steinhoff, Sandra Place, Rivian Butikofer & Wendy Lang, will exhibit art works to benefit the global peace, justice & humanitarian service work of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Many of the artists will be available at the reception to discuss their work. Actress/Activist Mimi Kennedy (Dharma & Greg) will read a selection of peace poems. All of the artists exhibiting in Spirit Expressed are donating a generous portion of the proceeds from sales to the work of the AFSC.

---The New Sister Karen Boccalero Print Council Fund Raiser
Sunday, November 20, 3 - 6p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
323.881.6442

---Special Guests from Mexico
Saturday, November 20, 3 - 10p
Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, LA, CA 90004
Reservations Recommended: 213.738.1254 crsp@igc.org
www2.ic.org/laev
Donations accepted

Come to part or all: Presentations, veggie potluck & dialogue plus music making with:

Giovanni Ciarlo & Kathleen Sartor play musical renditions of original & traditional songs from various cultures of the Americas. Co-founders of Huehuecotyl Ecovillage near Mexico City. Gio is the Ecovillage Network of the Americas Representative to the Global Ecovillage Network.

Laura Itzel Caztillo Juarez is the Director of Housing & Community Development, Mexico City, helping to move the city toward sustainability and urban ecovillages.

Laura Kuri is the Ecovillage Network of the Americas Council Representative from Mexico. She will share slides & presentations about her sustainable community work in Tzajala (Chiapas area), Peru & with the Vision Council Earth Guardians.

---13th Annual Discovery Tour: The Sights & Sounds of the Northeast
Sunday, November 20, 10a - 4p
Drum Circle: 3 - 4:30p
Arroyo Arts Collective Music Festival: 6p
Sights begin at: Lummis House, 200 E Avenue 43, Highland Park
Sounds: Mr T's Bowl, 5621 ? N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA
Tickets & Maps: Lummis House & The Center for the Arts - Eagle Rock
www.arroyoartscollective.org www.centerartseaglerock.org
Tickets: Advance $12; Day of Tour $17

Featuring over 100 artists & musicians in studios, homes & galleries in Highland Park, Mt. Washington & Eagle Rock.

---Gift Sale & Holiday Fundraiser
November 20, 11a -7p
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org

Fabulous raffle prizes, musical performances, delicious food & surprise guests! $5 suggested donation receives a complimentary raffle ticket.

---Live Painting
Sunday, November 20, noon - 3p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Sandra & Cristian 323.256.6117

Support these local artists. Stunning new Masks by Salvador Mendez and an amazing collection of jewelry using natural elements now in. All Day of the Dead goodies are discounted! Live music by Shynghi and Henry Bermudez.

---CALL FOR ARTISTS:

---Artists, Designers, Crafters needed for an Arts & Crafts Boutique beginning the weekend of November 26 & 27 & continuing every weekend until December 18. They are looking for unique artists, designers, crafters & musicians to participate in a weekend celebrating local artists & designers. This is an opportunity to show & sell your work in a new space in El Sereno. They are charging only $25 per day & to exhibit your work for the month is free. Vendors, performers, djs & all who are interested in participating please contact Joy: 323.687.6743 lunakul@yahoo.com

---Looking for artists to participate in the Third Annual El Dia de Nuestra Senora La Virgen de Guadalupe Art Exhibit. This year we have changed the venue to a new, exciting, up & coming gallery in Eagle Rock, Carlotta's Passion. This will be a one-day event. Seeking artists in all media. Artworks related to Navidad & Januka will be accepted on a limited basis. Small works encouraged. Event Date: Saturday, December 17.

---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 &/ 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 & 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. Indio www.consafos.com/quepasa indio@consafos.com

SOON TO BE:

---Group Show
Friday/Saturday, November 25/26, 5 - 9p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Group show featuring sculpture by Elote, paintings by Carlo G, Carlos Palazio & James Agro & photography by Dan Evans.

---Year End Art Sale
Saturday/Sunday, November 26/27, 7 - 11p / noon - 5p
La Mano Press Studio & Gallery 1749 N Main St, LA, CA 90031
323-227-0650 lamano-press@sbcglobal.net www.lamanopress.com www.puromuerto.com www.americandreamthebook.com

Join La Mano Press as it says goodbye to another year & to LA for the month of December with a two-day event that features the sale of work by local artists as well as recent prints that have been produced at the studio. Artists include: Artemio Rodr?guez, Dolores Carlos, Silvia Capistr?n, Jos? Lozano, Emilia Garc?a, Robert Palacios, Marianne Sadowski, John Miner & others. Also find great gift items from Zeroxed & Imix Books. A great selection of holiday items will be available including the recently released book: Puro Muerto & pre-sale of the book American Dream. Refreshments & treats will be available.

---Arts & Crafts Boutique
November 26/27 thru December 17/18
El Sereno, CA

Unique artists, designers, crafters & musicians to participate in a weekend celebrating local artists & designers. This is an opportunity support community artists, find cool & unique gifts & avoid the malls during the holidays!

---ON-GOING:

---More Than Skin Deep
Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road
Thru November 17
562.908,3471

Group show with Barbara Carrasco, Harry Gamboa, Jr, Shizu Salamando & others.

---Dia de los Muertos Collective Art Show
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90691
Thru November 18
562.693.2844

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

---Ofrendas 2005: Art-Altar-Installations & Calavera Fashions
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru November 19
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net art@tropicodenopal.com www.tropicodenopal.com

Ofrendas: Art-Altar-Installations by Chaz Bojorquez, Jose Lozano, Cindy Santos, Shizu Saldamando, Aida Salazar, William Franco & Miki Seifert & Jane Castillo. Calavera Fashions on display by Rigo Maldonado, Victoria Delgadillo, Carolyn Casta?o, Robert Quijada, Cici Segura, Orquidia Velazquez & more. This was a very special Ofrendas with over 25 artists participating.

---Emerging From Aztlan: 3rd Annual Chicano Art Exhibit
dA Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main St, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru November 20
909.397.9716

SKULLS OF 3GS SING
AT THE "DA" ART GALLERY
BRIGHTER AS THEY SELL
mando

---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

---Momento: The Making of a Captive Audience
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
Thru November 20
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Art featuring Carla Tot & Ulises. In the spirit of be-ins & happenings, come Be our show!

---8th annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Thru November 24
562.801.4300

The exhibit will feature contemporary & traditional altars created by Southern California artists Abel Sanchez, Victor Hoare & Sandra Gonzalez. A memory wall will be made available, where patrons can write down a memory about a deceased loved one & can post on the wall.

---2 for the dome Group Skull Show
Crewest Gallery, 2703 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803
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.

---Tres Mundos: Tres Expreciones: Paintings by Emigdio Vasquez, Roberto Rosique & Gregg Stone
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
Thru December 17
909.469.0080 www.pomona.edu/downtowncenter/

---Workers of the World: A Juried Exhibition
A Shenere Velt Gallery, Workman's Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S Robertson Blvd, LA
Thru December 30
310.552.2007 gallery@circlesocal.org www.circlesocal.org

Mark Vallen is exhibiting in this juried group show. The exhibit presents artworks that depict the theme of workers, from their struggles to survive to their labors of love. Submissions were from all over the country. The jurors, Profs Paul Von Blum & Sheila Pinkel & Carol Wells, Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, selected 53 works by 28 different artists.

---Internal Contrasts
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru December 31
323.258.1435 www.avenue50studio.com

Abstract Work by 4 Los Angeles Artists: Magda Audifred, Jos? Lopes, Ana Marini Genzon, Deborah Thomas.

---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

----UP-COMING:

---Community / Artists Meeting
Wednesday, November 30, 7p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA

---Richard Valdes & Friends Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 5 - 9p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
December 3 - 31
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

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

This holiday art fair offers the public the opportunity to buy fine art, jewelry, photography, ceramics, handmade handbags, home accessories & 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 & contemporary jewelry: Benito Campos, Phaedra Torres, Ruth Anne Tarletz de Molina, Eduardo Rocha Soto, Cindy Bebout, Hector Fernandez, Araceli Silva; paintings, prints & mixed media art: Reyes Rodriquez, Ian Flynn, Daniel Gonzales, Emma Gardner, Fred Hauptman, Julie Soto; Photography: Meg Madison, Liz Huston; Dog couture: Chakacoco; Hand-dyed fashions: Cristina Castellanos; Batik art: Ferril Nawir; Ceramic & Pottery: Armando De La Rocha, Aydee Martinez; Henna artist & Brazilian crafts: Morena & Marta Santos. 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.

---Self Help Print Sale
Sunday, December 4, noon - 5p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

---Moj?car Flamenco with special guests
Friday, December 9, 9p
Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire, Santa Monica, CA (at Lincoln)
Moj?car Flamenco 626.403.7489 www.mojacarflamenco.com
Reservations: 310.393.6611 www.templebarlive.com
$10 at the door

Led by virtuoso guitarist Stephen Dick & powerful, passionate flamenco dancer Katerina Tomas, Moj?car Flamenco brings its unique blend of Flamenco, Latin and Jazz back to Temple Bar in Santa Monica with an expanded roster of musicians and dancers. They have expanded their percussive firepower to feature the two best caj?n players in Southern California, Johnny Sandoval & Patric Oliver. This multi-caj?n setup gives contemporary flamenco a powerful, percussive edge that perfectly complements Katerina?s driving footwork & Stephen?s powerful flamenco guitar playing. In a further mix of cultural influences, flamenco & belly dancer Wendy Marin joins that night for a special performance of Felag Mengu, Stephen?s composition blending flamenco music with Arabic rhythms.

---Two Wings & a Kiss by Efren Parra
Book Signing: Saturday, December 19
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

---The East Side Circus
East Side Circus, hosted by Lalo Alcaraz & Esteban Zul
Saturday, December 10, 6p -3a
The House Lounge, 3626 Fruitland Ave, Maywood, CA 90270
www.innercitysoul.com
$10; $8 b4 8p; 21+ w/ID

On Stage : Inner City Soul, Mezklah, Aztlan Underground, Upground, La Banda Skalavera, Buen Estar, Agua Dulce (San Diego), Emcee Chia, Underground Economy, On One; On the Ones & Twos: DJ Rude One, DJ A Bomb. 2 levels ? 2 out-door patios ? valet parking ? 1,000 maximum capacity ?Art Exhibits ? Vendors

This event is being brought to you by Triumphant Records & De La Luna Productions

---Self-Help Graphics & Art Christmas Sale 2005
Sunday, December 11, noon - 5p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
Roxana Arana 323.269-8442 roxy91605@yahoo.com

The fee for the Christmas Sale will be $100.00 per vendor & limited to 27 handmade art/craft vendors in the upstairs in the Self-Help Graphics hall. You will be given a table space of 6' x 30" max, with 3-4 feet of space behind table (for chairs, racks &/or storage). The deadline for payment is November 30, 2005, by 3p.m. Set up on day of the event, December 11, 2005, between 9-11 a.m. Spaces will be given & located depending on items sold. You are required to show a sample of the hand-made art or craft. Samples can be photos (hand delivered must call for time), a website link or JPG's emailed to roxy91605@yahoo.com. Please try to use email option. If you send them in mail we need to receive them by payment deadline. Thank you for your interest & participation!

---Celebrate the Fiestas of December
Workshop/Presentation/Virgen de Guadalupe Altar/Holiday Exhibit
Saturday, December 17
preHispanic Mexican style Collar Workshop, 2 - 4p
Presentation 4:30 - 5:15p
Altar Blessing 5:15 - 5:30p
Reception 5:30 - 6:30p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Squires 323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/border.htm

RuthAnne Tarletz & Eduardo Rocha Soto, who 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 & 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 for the Altar/Exhibit.



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist who wears more than one hat: at the Folk Tree signing 2006 Chicano Art Calendars & at the opening reception at Carlotta's Passion on Saturday & at Temple Siani Glendale's Chanukah & Gift Fair on Sunday.




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