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

Celebrate La Virgen de Guadalupe in a Variety of Ways

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: December 8, 2005


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


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

Well, this Chicana artist will be at Rock Rose Gallery for a Holiday Gift Fair & Artists' Reception on Saturday, at Self-Help Graphics & Art Artisans Christmas Sale on Sunday & at Rock Rose Gallery again on Monday for a Celebration of El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe.

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None for this weekend.

---THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

The Latino Theater Company & the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels presents:
La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin
Thursday, December 8, 8p
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St, LA (Temple & Grand)
213.489.0994 www.latowncrier.com/lavirgendeguadalupe.html
info@LatinoTheater.com
Parking: $5.00
Dedicated to the Memory of LTC Board-Member & Labor Leader Miguel Contreras

LTC presents their annual holiday pageant play La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin as a free to the public as a holiday gift along with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The play presents the Miracle of the four apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is performed in Spanish with indigenous Mexican dances & music & re-tells the story of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to the Indian peasant Juan Diego in the hills of Tepeyac. Because of its universal message of faith, love & perseverance, the pageant appeals to many people, regardless of race, language or religion. A scene-by-scene synopsis is provided in the program. Directed by Jos? Luis Valenzuela, adaptation by Evelina Fern?ndez with original music/lyrics by Alfredo L?pez Mondrag?n, produced by LTC with Suzanna Guzm?n as La Virgen de Guadalupe & Sal L?pez as Juan Diego & Castulo Guerra, Luis Lopez, Tonyo Melendez, Dyana Ortelli, Armando Ortega, Geoffrey Rivas, Lucy Rodriguez & Pepe Serna. Martin Espino & Chris Garcia, known as the group Mexika, sounds of Ancient Mexico, play celestial music when the Virgen appears.

---Ole! Navidad
Gitanerias Caf? Flamenco Den: December 8
Dinner 7p, Show 8p
Claudia de la Cruz & her Flamenco Dance Company 9p
Plaza Garibaldi Restaurant, 500 N. Brookhust Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 (one block south of the 5 Fwy or one mile north of Euclid Ave)
RSVP 714.543.1370 www.plaza-garibaldi.com
INFO 714.543.0613 management@tierra-flamenca.com www.tierra-flamenca.com www.claudiadelacruz.com www.fernandodiez.com www.josephrivera.us
Table & Dinner Reservations Strongly Suggested
Cover charge $10 per person (Dinner a la carte)
Children 5 - 12 $5

A special Flamenco Christmas celebration featuring a Traditional Gypsy Fin de Fiesta introducing jaleos (singing), elevating zambras (roots of flamenco) & bulerias with guest artists, rumba flamenca & great surprises! Every second Thursday of the month Gitanerias Caf? is the right place to gather with family & friends. Featuring Claudia de la Cruz & her mesmerizing flamenco gypsy style, extraordinary guitarist, Gabriel Reyna, with guest male dancer Rudy Ornelas & also guest percussionist Fernando Diez & more artists to be announced. There will be a Dj spinning all night an eclectic mix of international music from 7p on. Gypsy or casual attire is always welcome.

In the Art Lounge there is an eclectic showcase of local & international artists displaying their work. This month features the beautiful work of Joseph Rivera who is proud of his heritage & specializes in painting Latina women in romantic lantern or candle light scenes.

---Internal Contrasts
Artist Forum: Thursday, December 8, 7 - 9p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru December 31
323.258.1435 www.avenue50studio.com

You are invited to an artist forum in which our four artists Magda Audifred, Jos? Lopes, Ana Marini Genzon & Deborah Thomas will discuss the question of painting in an abstract manner. Each artist will present a slide show demonstration of his or her body of work. Magda Audifred's Mexican roots reveal themselves in her boldly colored mixed media paintings. Jos? Lopes pulls internal conflict from us when looking at his work. Ana Marini Genzon's acrylic paintings gently play with color layering each, producing moderate effects that have a gracious manner. The work of Deborah Thomas relies on pure color to give us a story without words.

---Holiday Artesano Sale
Thursday, December 8, noon - 9p
Plaza de La Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
323.223.2475

Featuring a host of local artists & artesanos, Hand-made crafts, jewelry, gifts, & great bargains. Featured artists include Frank Romero, Yolanda Gonzalez, Aydee Lopez, Dolores Gonzales Haro, Anna Balhorn , Sharon Dabney, Yolanda Gonzalez , Sergio Flores , Margaret Garcia, Ximix Books, Emilia Garcia , Robert Gutierrez & more! Come & do your holiday shopping during lunch, after school & after work. & remember to visit La Tiendita.

---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

Carmina Cortes, a local Chicana artist, is in Los Angeles & so she has a sub-DJ this week. Check her out!

Both Sides of the Border Exhibit: Fine Latin American & Chicano Art
Meet the Artist Series: Ana Marini Genzon, Friday, December 9, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru January 7, 2006
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.

---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 guitarist Stephen Dick & flamenco dancer Katerina Tomas, Moj?car Flamenco brings its unique blend of Flamenco, Latin & Jazz presents with an expanded roster of musicians & dancers including two of the best caj?n players in SoCal, Johnny Sandoval & Patric Oliver. In a further mix of cultural influences, flamenco & belly dancer Wendy Marin joins them for a special performance of Felag Mengu, Stephen?s composition blending flamenco music with Arabic rhythms.

---Your Art Sings to Me! Group Art Show
Holiday Gift Fair & Artists Reception:
Saturday, December 10, 1 - 5p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
December 3 - 31
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Rock Rose Gallery will continue the holiday season with a holiday art sale & artists reception. RuthAnne Tarletz & Eduardo Rocha Soto, artist/jewelers, will be on site to design, make & sell their unique, artistic, culturally inspired jewelry.

---Angeles
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10, 5p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S. Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
December 6 - January 5, 2006
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

Featuring Roberto Munguia, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, & other great artists.

---MacroAnthropos tu | nosotros | yo
International White Band Day: Saturday, December 10, 4p
8th & Spring, LA, CA 90014
Fies Ta pARTy: 5p - 2a
CLUB 740 @ 740 South Broadway, L.A. 90014
Buffet sponsored by Rome Fine Dining

Together more than 1,000 persons united to be: America's first ONE Block Human Wrist Band. Be a part of this presentation of Human Art. Receive a a band of campa?a ONE & demonstrat that "all of us are in this together." Like the white band is part of campa?a ONE, dress in white if possible &, please, dress for the weather. Immediately after the band there will be a 1,000 person Fies Ta pARTy. Everything is free. Help ArtistSalon's non-profit program by donating $5, $10, $20 at the door..?

5p Cocktail Mixer Meet cutting-edge filmmakers at Club 740
5:30p Short Film Screenings Films Courtesy of Hollywood Shorts
6:30p "Bren's Friends" Poets courtesy of ArtistSalon Raw Westside. Enjoy L.A.'s BEST Poets Jim Bolt, Teka-Lark Lo, Brenda Petrakos, Manuel Gallegos
6:30p "Drive-In Movie" 8th & Spring. Presented by HollywoodMobMov.org & Filmmakers Alliance. "The Drive-In that drives in"
7:30p Feature Film Screening Film Courtesy of Hollywood Shorts
10p - 2a? - Holiday Play Night at Club 740. Party into the morning in downtown L.A.'s best Night Club... ready?

MacroAnthropos is In Association with: Bread for the World, CARE USA, Oxfam America, & Lounge 441 (a nonprofit digital art gallery); holiday p ARTy Sponsors: Club 740, IZZE Beverage Company, Rome Fine Dining, Inebriated Inc (Flyer Design). Thank You: Jan Perry, Marie Rumsey, Holly Hight, Victoria Mesa, Christina Santos, Shawnda Eibl, Gallery Row Organization, Niche.LA, CHAC

---East Side Circus
Hosted by Lalo Alcaraz & Esteban Zul of Pocho Hour of Power, KPFK
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, who will soon be releasing their forth coming album, 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
including Asylm, Nuc, Timoi, Lili Florez, George Pulido, Angi Brzycki, Mimi Bogal, Peter Carillo, David Miranda & Debbie De La Cruz. This event is being brought to you by Triumphant Records & De La Luna Productions

---The Skyscraper That Flew & Other Stories
Dramatic Reading & Book Signing: Saturday, December 10, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Award winning television director & author Jes?s Salvador Trevi?o will be joined by four distinguished Hollywood actors in a reading & book signing to mark the publication of Trevi?o's new collection of short stories The Skyscraper That Flew & Other Stories. Actors: Rose Portillo (By The Hand Of The Father), Mauricio Mendoza (Resurrection Blvd), Gary Cervantes (West Wing, Bones) & Joe Hernandez Kolski (You Wanna Piece of Me?)

---La Virgen
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10, 5 - 8p
PICTURE THIS Gallery, 4130 Norse Wy, Long Beach, CA 90808
December 1 - 31
562.425.4861 picturethisgallery@gmail.com

Various artists display their interpretation of La Virgen through art. Join them for this growing annual event.

---MA Art Space Annual Holiday Open Studio
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

---Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday/Sunday, December 10/11, 11a - 5p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Sandra & Cristian, 323.256.6117

Looking for unique, handmade work; jewelry, textiles, accessories, leather, fashion & artwork for holiday gifts? This will be where to find them. There will be music, refreshments & hors d'oeuvres.

Featured Artists: Blankets: Juliana Martinez; Jewelry: Artemisia, Jennifer Curl, Lesley Evette, Lost Art, Diva; Tapestry: Elizabeth Quick; Lingerie: Sheer Delight; Wood Burning: Debra De La Cruz; Photography: Angela Maria Ortiz S & Visions; Arte: Christian Vega-Rojo; Hats: Bonnie Ramirez; Fashions: Carolina Zapata; Turkish Items: Lanazar/Evil Eyes. Live Music by: Frankie Palmer, Paloma Udovic, Henry Bermudez, Craig Casey, Drock & Special Guests.

---Self-Help Graphics & Art Artisans 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

Every year for one day only artists & crafts makers come together at Self Help Graphics & Art to display & sell their creations for the holidays. This Sale hosts among others: Some of the best Chicana/o jewelry & fashion designers, handmade crafts that include purses, handbags, pillows & quilts, decorative & functional ceramics for home & office, wood & clay works? & lots of flat art for your walls, including Linocuts, Etchings, Silkscreens, Photos & more? All at very affordable prices. You will support the community & save money at the same time. Mexican holiday refreshments will be available.

---Arts & Crafts Boutique
Saturdays/Sundays, December 10/11 thru December 17/18, 11a - 5p
2438 Axtell St, LA, CA 90032
Joy 323.687.6743 lunakul@yahoo.com

Unique artists, designers, crafters & musicians will 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!

---Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers Present
Mayan Elder Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj
Sunday, December 11, 6p
6320 Florence Avenue, Unit F, Bell Gardens, CA (Garfield Ave & Toler)
Debra Perez Hagstrom 949.275.7487 thyme2be@yahoo.com
323.441.1929 www.harmonykeepers.com
$5 Donation

Head of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala, 13th generation Quiche Mayan High Priest, a Daykeeper of the Mayan Calendar, council Elder of the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth & International Lecturer on Mayan Culture. El Maestro will share traditional wisdom & knowledge with us throughout the evening, which may include the Prophecies of the coming times, Mayan cosmology/star knowledge & the Mayan Calendar. All donations are used to support the more than 1000 Guatemalan orphans & 500 widows that Don Alejandro is personally providing for through his work, much of which is supported by the United Nations.

---Celebrate the Fiestas of December
El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe
Monday, December 12, 5 - 9p
Altar Blessing & Rosary: 5 - 5:45p
La Virgen Exhibit, Artists' Reception & Gift Fair: 5:45 - 9p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Participate in the blessing of La Virgen de Guadalupe Altar including candle-lighting & prayer. Join in the recitation of the Rosary. Rosaries will be available for purchase. Come to an art exhibit honoring La Virgen de Guadalupe featuring her in various media: paintings, prints, wood carvings & boxes, ceramics, photos, candles, wearable art.

Featured Artists: Jesse Cebreros, Debra De La Cruz, Flor d'Maiz, Dolores Gonz?lez Haro, Sergio Hernandez, Aydee Lopez, BarujBraja de Molina, Don Newton, Lucia Perez, Jose Rivera, Eduardo Rocha Soto, Julie Soto, Gregg Stone, Alberto Varela, Laura Vazquez Rodriguez & Others with hand-crafted Mexican imports by Alejandro of La Oaxaquena.

---CALL FOR ARTISTS:

---Art Exhibition Proposals requested: The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock Exhibition Committee is currently accepting proposals from artists, curators & art organizations for 3 exhibition slots in the second half of 2006: June-July, August-September, November-December. Proposals for exhibition must have a strong concept & fit within the Center's mission of providing innovative & multi-cultural arts programming. The Center is a historical landmark & multi-use space. All artworks must be made to be moved or placed on movable gallery walls. For information on the Center's gallery please visit www.centerartseaglerock.org The proposals must include:

- 150 word maximum description of the proposed exhibition.
- Bio/Resume/CV's of curator &/or a mission statement of the art organization/collective.
- Bio/Resume/CV's of proposed artists.
- Visual material of proposed artwork for exhibition. (jpegs, slides, sketches, etc.)

Deadline for submission is February 1st, 2006. Please submit proposals to: Lui Sanchez, Program Director, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041 or email to
lui@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

Deadline for submissions for the 2007 season is June 30th 2006.

---SOON TO BE:

---La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, and Food
Food Presentation: Thursday, December 15, 7:30 - 9p
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA 90012
Hellman/Quon Building (between Firehouse No. 1 & Sanchez Alley)
Co-sponsored by: Chinese American Museum, Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, The Tamale Museum
Generously Supported by: Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Limited seating. Reservations recommended: 323.932.5849 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

Celebrate the history & traditions of the tamale & its culinary counterparts. Preparing and consuming food is a common activity among all cultures. Other than the taco, no other dish in Mexican cuisine is better known than the tamale. In this new 4-part series, celebrate the cultural, culinary & historical traditions of the tamale and its culinary counterparts.

Join Chef John Sedlar (author, culinary historian & director of the forthcoming The Tamale Museum), Sandi "Mama" Romero (co-founder of the Institute for Urban Research & Development & Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?), Karen Frid (historian & founder of Imix Designs), & Teresa Lin (noted Chinese American chef & author) as they explore the connections between the Mexican tamale, the Chinese joong (Chinese tamale) & the Jewish holubtsi (stuffed cabbage). This program will conclude with a tasting from all three delicious foods.

The new exhibition presented by The Tamale Museum, Five Centuries of Cuisine in Los Angeles, will open this coming January 2006 at the Pico House.

---Third Annual What's in the Night Sky
Thursday, December 15, 7 - 10p
Talk: 7 - 8p, Wells Fargo Theatre
Campfire Tales: 8p & 8:45p, outdoors, Gathering Circle
Telescopes: 7 - 10p,.outdoors, South Lawn
Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Wy, LA (5 & 134 freeways meet in Griffith Park)
323.667.2000 www.autrynationalcenter.org

Dr. Denise Kaiser of Citrus College will talk about the astronomical beliefs & practices of the Aztecs & other Meso-American peoples. Join us around a campfire for Michael Heralda's "Aztec Stories" - tales about the stars & other celestial objects. Take an up-close-&-personal look at the night sky as Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), Sidewalk Astronomers & the Los Angeles Astronomical Society provide an array of telescopes for public viewing.

---The Spirit of a Mexican Christmas
Friday, December 16, 7:30p
The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Tickets: $20 per-sale, $25 at-door
323.359.1527 www.carpenterarts.org

The Spirit of a Mexican Christmas is presented by Ressureccio Ballet Folklorico. The Spirit of a Mexican Christmas is comprised of Mexican cultural dances with a Christmas theme.

---Blueprints: Works on Paper by John Zender
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 18, 7 - 11p
Closing Reception: Sunday, January 29, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
December 18 thru January 29, 2006
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

An in-depth look at the formation & development of John Zender's Biblically inspired work. Live music by Rebirth.

---Celebrate the Fiestas of December
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Boutique
Saturday/Sunday, December 17/18, 11 - 5p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

For that special person who deserves a unique gift, come to the Ultimate Holiday Gift Boutique where you'll not only find one-of-a-kind gifts, but you can special order an original jewelry artwork for the most cherished on your shopping list.

---A Christmas Season Event
Saturday, December 17, 6p - 12a
Sunday, December 18, 12p - 6p
Consuelo's Downtown Studio, 201 S Santa Fe Ave, Loft 208, LA, CA 90012
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Featured Artists: Consuelo Campos, Jewelry; Tokie Robinson, Gourmet Preserves; Monica Hernandez, Jewelry; Eduardo Rocha Soto, Jewelry; Judith Duran, Etchings & Lino Cuts. Plus a variety of odds & ends to buy. Spirits & holiday treats will be provided.

---Both Sides of the Border Exhibit: Fine Latin American & Chicano Art
Lecture: Friday, December 16, 8 - 9p
Meet the Artist Series: Mark Vallen - Saturday, December 17, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA,CA
Thru January 7, 2006
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 Both Sides of the Border, Carlotta's Passion will offer educational presentations & activities. This week is the lecture The Influence of Identity on Chicano Art by educator Diane Valarde-Hernandez & artist Mark Vallen.

--LA League of Photography presents
1st Annual Photography Sale
Sunday, December 18, 1 - 6p
The Brewery, Bruce Brown Studio,604 Moulton Ave, LA, CA 90031
323.697.4097 dschulman@lalop.org www.lalop.org

Fashioned after the legendary Photo League from New York, the LA League is a group of some of the best street photographers in Los Angeles, as well as the U.S. Their First Annual Sale will benefit their great friend & member Frank Jackson, who has been quite ill & is experiencing financial difficulties due to the exorbitant medical expenses related to his illness. Please join them for this special event, where you will find great photography at reasonable prices, while at the same time, supporting Frank &
participating in the real meaning of the holidays.

---Danza Floricanto/USA & The Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts @ Whittier College present:
The Reprisal of Navidad en Whittier
Sunday, December 18, 7p
The Shannon Center, 6760 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors/children
562.907.4203 www.shannoncenter.org
626.796.2403 floricanto@earthlink.net www.danzafloricantousa.com
Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts' Traditional Arts Program
Supported by Whittier College's Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

The Reprisal of Navidad en Whittier is a Traditional Celebration of Las Posadas, Pinatas & the Holiday Spirit. For the second year in a row Floricanto presents its tribute to the company's Mexican traditions during the Christmas Holidays with Navidad en Whittier, an evening of dance, music & song inspired by the rich traditions of the Mexican community. The traditional music & dance styles from Mexico are celebrated through the memories of an "abuelita" (grandmother) who wants to make sure these traditions are passed on to her children. The pieces range from the older dance forms of folklorico style to newer contemporary dance pieces & compositions created by Danza Floricanto/USA. This is the perfect family choice for remembering our community's Mexican heritage during the holidays or to explore the beauty of a Mexican traditions without leaving home. Bring your mom, your dad, your children or grandchildren & make this your own tradition for the Holidays in LA.

The evening ranges from the singing of the traditional posadas, conchero dancing in honor of the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, to the schotises, polkas & waltzes of the turn of the century. It also begins to explore the holiday season as it would be celebrated in the various specific regions of Mexico, such as Tabasco, Yucatan, Chiapas & Jalisco, &, finally, the more contemporary pieces that have come to form part of Mexican Folk dance. The evening ends with the traditional breaking of the pi?ata.

---ON-GOING:

---Hands On
Pre-Closing Event: Friday, December 2, 6 - 8p
Armory Northwest, 965 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena
Thru December 11
626.792.5101 x122

The show features work by 15 artists from Southern California features site-specific installations which viewers are encouraged to interact with in a variety of ways.

---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/

---Lost Angel(es) Photography By Alex Thamer
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
Thru December 19
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

The exhibit features shots of the impressive vistas that can be seen & felt in our rugged, nuanced, gothic & grand city. He pays homage to his Latino roots with Calacas on Parade , a series capturing calacas or bones/skeletal images associated with Dia de Los Muertos.

---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

The exhibit presents 53 artworks by 28 different artists that depict the theme of workers, from their struggles to survive to their labors of love.

---Your Art Sings to Me! Group Art Show
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
Thru December 31
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

Curated by artist Richard Valdes, the exhibit features K.A. Blue from New York & Los Angeles artists Ernie Herrera, Gus Becerra, Dolores Gonzalez Haro, Patricia Lazalde, Angel Santana, Steven Fujimoto, Felix Herrera, Oscar Castillo & Leka Im. Photographers included are Oscar Castillo & April Yanell. Artistic & cultural jewelry by RuthAnne Tarletz & Eduardo Rocha Soto. All the artists featured each represent years of experience in their respective techniques.

---19th Annual International Nativities Exhibition - Folk Tree
Ornaments & Adornments Exhibition - Folk Tree Collection
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru 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 that is a very personal interpretation of the nativity & the characters comprising this traditional scene.

---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.

---Reciprocal Cultura: A Redefinition of Indigenous Arts
IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Thru December 31
323.257.2512 www.imixbooks.com

Douglas Miles, SanCarlos Apache/Ahimel O'oddham, grahpic artist, & Leslie Gutierrez Saiz, Los Angeles Native/Chicana graphic artist, collaborate, through an indeigenous ingenuity, by combining both the skateboard & hip-hop cultures with their won to redefine their indigenous arts.

---Spirit Express Benefit Art Exhibit
American Friends Service Committee Gallery, 980 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
Thru 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.

---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

---In the Name of All that's Holy
2ndCity Council Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Thru January 6, 2006
562.901.0997, 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net, www.2ndcitycouncil.org

In the Name of All that's Holy features twenty artists, from throughout the State of California, who explore this timely subject.

---Both Sides of the Border Exhibit: Fine Latin American & Chicano Art
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru January 7
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.

---TransFOURmationsCurated by Pat Gomez
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa M onica, CA
Thru 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.

---UP-COMING:

---Mojacar Flamenco
Wednesdays beginning December 21
Dinner seating: 6:30p
Show: 8p
El Cid Restaurant, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029
Reservations: 323.668.0318 www.elcidla.com
626.403.7489 mojacar@earthlink.net www.mojacarflamenco.com
Dinner: $29.95 Cover Charge without Dinner: $15

Award winning Mojacar Flamenco brings its explosive, unique blend of Flamenco, Latin & Jazz to the famous El Cid Restaurant, LA?s longest running flamenco nightclub! The ensemble, led by guitar virtuoso Stephen Dick & dance dynamo Katerina Tom?s, merges flamenco music & dance with jazz harmonies & Latin rhythms, weaving guitar music, percussion & footwork together in tight interplay. Joining Moj?car Flamenco on stage include the brilliant, beautiful flamenco dancer Rocio Ponce, Latin & Flamenco percussion wizard Johnny Sandoval, & Brazilian bass guru, Paulo Gustavo.

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, January 13, 7:30 - 8:30p
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Peter E Carrillo 818.621.3234 pecart68@yahoo.com, Oscar Magallanes 626.665.0688 nimexica@hotmail.com, Magu 909.629.8240 magu4u@hotmail.com

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. 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. 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.



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is happy to be holding the Third Annual Celebration of El Dia de Nuestra Se?ora La Virgen de Guadalupe at Rock Rose Gallery. Come join her, light a candle, bless the altar, say the Rosary, admire the exhibit, buy some artworks.




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