Where Are the Chicano/a Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 12.31.05
Keep warm with nite-lites along the Gold Line or in Pasadena
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week?
Published on LatinoLA: December 31, 2005
Well, this Chicana artist will very busy this week again as a working artist on display at a popular destination. We have been invited to create our artworks for the public at this location along with some other artists. As you're about downtown, you just might see us. And you might see us relaxing at some of these nightly celebrations.
Where will you be???
V?ctor Orozco Ochoa, San Diego CA, Visual Arts: Muralism: For the production of new public art & other community-involvement activities in conjunction with the restoration of historic Chicano Park. www.chicanozauruz.com
SPARC, Venice CA, Visual Arts: In general operating support for identifying strategies for increased revenues & local community participation. www.sparcmurals.org
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THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:
---Twelve Days of Christmas Celebrated At Gold Line Locations:
A Traveling Holiday Adventure
Sunday, December 25 - Twelfth night, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 8 - 9 p
Various Locations along the Gold Line, see Smart Gals website for schedule
To benefit: The Midnight Mission www.midnightmission.org
email@example.com www.mta.net www.smartgals.org/12days/index.html
The Twelve Days of Christmas: True Love, turtledoves, anti-swan songs & more await you. Many years in the thinking & the making, Smart Gals offers 12 nightly gatherings delving into the lost tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This event spans 12 consecutive nights, involves 12 discreet gatherings & uses 12 singular locations along the Gold Line
Once upon a time, Christmas was not one day but 12 - 12 days of public revelry, 12 days of social chaos, 12 days of extended lounging, gift-giving & unbridled mirth. Are You Interested? The Twelve Days of Christmas is a site-specific performance escapade & gift exchange exploring this lost holiday tradition. Money will not change hands, but you must bring a gift for The Midnight Mission (see website for list), a homeless shelter providing basic sustenance, recovery & educational training for the neediest denizens of LA. Limited edition, original small artworks created by twelve different artists to commemorate each day of Christmas, will be available to the first 200 attendees, in exchange for the corresponding gift. Like the song, this event is cumulative so that on the twelfth night, all twelve artworks will be available, until the collection is exhausted.
At its heart, this event is a prolonged gift exchange, so rather than pay your way, you are asked to bring specific, much-needed personal items for The Mission, in exchange for the experience & for newly created, limited edition small artworks-one for each day of Christmas.
Featured Visual Artists: Edith Abeyta, Abbie Jane Baron, Bob Branaman, Lee Ann Goya, Marc R. Gravelle, Jennifer P. Harris, Amy Inouye, Christopher Russell, Mike Slack, Karen & Sara Velas, Marya Villarin & Madeleine Zygarewicz.
Participating performers: N?el Alumit, Shirley Anderson, Christine Louise Berry, Juli Crockett, Carolyn Davidson, Lisa Dee, L. Flint Esquerra, Amy Louise Francis, Roz Helfand, Katy Hickman, Amy Inouye, George Kourtis, John Lacques, Perla Melendez, Holly Ramos, Marla Smith, Julia Spalding, Texere, Leora Wien, Billy Wright & Lori Yeghiayan.
Sponsors & Host Venues: Autry National Center's Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Bejon & Deheg, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Larry Bond & Bond Companies, LLC, Cake Divas, Cheese Store of Silverlake, Future Studios, Insight Yoga, Mission Street Yoga, Mount Hollywood Congregational Church & The Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation
---Chabad of Pasadena presents
Nightly Chanukah Menorah Lighting
December 26 - January 1, 2006, 6p
Paseo Colorado - Center Court (Colorado Blvd bet. Marengo & Euclid)
Rejoice in the celebration! Beginning on Monday night, the second night of Januka join Chabad of Pasadena for a lighting of a giant Chanukah Menorah. Enjoy live music (& dance if so moved). Eat some Latkas. Play with Dreidels & Chanukah Gelt (gold paper wrapped chocolates).
Wednesdays beginning December 28
Dinner seating: 6:30p
El Cid Restaurant, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90029
Reservations: 323.668.0318 www.elcidla.com
626.403.7489 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
---New Years Day Peace Vigil
Practice What You Celebrate
Sunday, January 1, ???9 - 10a
Veteran's Memorial, N Figueroa & York, Highland Park, CA
A one-hour peace vigil will take place on at the Veteran's Memorial in Highland Park. Signs, promoting peace, will include, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" "Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Oil," & more. Participants may also bring signs of their own--& they don't have to be religious.
---CALL FOR ARTISTS:
---Coagula Art Journal, Winter Issue #78, goes to press Saturday, January 8th. Distribution throughout the art world will begin a week later. Please contact us to advertise to our readership all activities taking place between mid-January through the early part of March 2006. Now is a good time to promote your upcoming events or to inform/remind folks how to find & contact you. If you tend to plan well in advance, this is an opportunity to publish your entire schedule for all or part of the coming year. If you, like us, tend to get things done at the last minute, call us anyway, they might be able to squeeze in your ad, even on press date. Thanks & best regards, Michael Salerno - 323.223.6089 MS@MichaelSalerno.com
Ad Deadline: Issue #78, Saturday, January 8; Color ads are due no later than January 3.
Editorial Deadline: Writers, please note: December 30 (Firm)
Editorial Guidelines: Coagula publishes articles, essays, features, art world news, opinions & reviews, dependent upon content & writing style. Traditional press releases, or paraphrased versions thereof, are not suitable for publication. All written copy must be submitted in the body of an email. Please note that no attachments will be received or seen, including jpegs & Word Docs. All submissions are subject to editing for style & libel &, occasionally, may be condensed due to space limitations. Racist or misogynist, etc. content is unacceptable & will not be published.
---?ARTE LATINO! 2006 CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS for the Art Exhibition at Thirteenth Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 09-19, 2006): You can Enter on-line at http://sdlatinofilm.kintera.org/artelatino06 where you can download the registration form at http://sdlatinofilm.com/sdlff%202006/artelatino/artelatino06.html
Art manifests itself in the film industry in many forms from set design to computer animation. Media Arts Center San Diego recognizes the undeniable importance of art in film & the constant influence of technology on the visual arts. ARTE LATINO is the third art exhibition to be held in conjunction with the Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The exhibition aims to promote artwork that focus on Latinos &/or about the Latino experience. Also, MACSD hopes to exhibit innovative artwork that demonstrates the ongoing evolution of digital artwork. The competition is open to painters, photographers & digital artists. MACSD aims for this to be a successful event through the cooperative effort of the galleries, artists & the film festival.
SDLFF 2006 EXHIBITION: Each selected Arte Latino artist will be assigned to one gallery & display ten pieces of work at that art space. In addition, each artist will have work displayed at the SDLFF 2006 screening location (UltraStar Cinemas in Hazard Center), the SDLFF 2006 official festival program & SDLFF 2006 web page. Last year there were over 17,000 attendees, which included international filmmakers, actors, programmer, distributors, industry representatives, journalists & actively engaged film lovers from San Diego, Orange County, Riverside & Los Angeles County.
JUDGING: Selection Committee will select five artists. The exhibition will be selected through slides & jpeg images, thus the quality of the images will be critical. The selection committee, however, reserves the right to omit work upon receipt if it is inconsistent in quality with the projected image, is poorly framed,
or has otherwise been misrepresented.
RULES OF ENTRY
o Submit 10 slides or 10 jpeg (300dpi) on CD
o Entry Fee - $15 payable to Media Arts Center San Diego
o A signed & completed application form MUST accompany your slides.
o Submit 100 word Artist Statement
o All work submitted for consideration must be available for exhibition
o Indicate front, top, title & order of slides.
o Entries must be original work completed within the last three years
o Two-dimensional work must be dry, framed & otherwise ready to hang.
o No accepted entry may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists in the US, Mexico & Latino America.
HOW TO ENTER: Ten works of art per artist, to be submitted by 35mm slides or 300dpi jpeg format. Limited to one slide/ jpeg per two-dimensional work. Please indicate front & top of slides & label with title of work. Slides of work not accepted will be returned to the artist if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Slides of accepted works will be kept as a permanent record of the exhibition.
Mail entry, a completed entry form & a non-refundable $15 entry fee to: SDLFF 2006 ?ARTE LATINO! c/o Media Arts Center San Diego, 921 25th Street, San Diego, CA 92102. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, January 16, 2006. Check should be made payable to Media Arts Center San Diego. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of slides.
DELIVERY & SHIPPING: Participants are responsible for delivering or shipping artwork to the MACSD, 921 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102, 619.230.1938 Ext 100 & for pick up after the show. Shipping is at the risk of the sender & the MACSD is not responsible for damage to artwork during transit. Art must arrive at the MACSD February 18/19 between 10a - 6p. Works must be picked up after exhibition on March 25/26, 10a - 6p. The MACSD will not be responsible for return shipping arrangements. For more information, please contact: Karla Duarte, Program Coordinator, 619.230.1938 Ext100 Kduarte@mediaartscenter.org Call Victor Ochoa if you have any other questions 619.818.0173 gracias.
January 16, 2006 - Entry Forms, checks & slides due
January 23, 2006 - Works Selected
January 28, 2006 - Artists notified of results
February 18-19, 2006 - Artwork delivered to the MACSD
March 9-19, 2006 - SDLFF 2006 ?ARTE LATINO!
March 25-26, 2006 - Artists pick up artwork.
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 movedor 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
Deadline for submissions for the 2007 season is June 30th 2006.
---Call for Entries for its Confessions exhibition at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA). The exhibition is open to all artists in all media. The OCCCA is located in the heart of the Artists Village, 117 N. Sycamore (at Second Street), Santa Ana, CA 92701, 714.667.1517 email@example.com www.occca.org
Jurors' Statement: Confession is often a reference to wrongdoing or the concept of "sin," but in the broader context, confessions can be any revelation. We are looking for work that discloses or reveals something about the creator, or perhaps about the process of confessing. The "act" of confession allows one to examine something that has been hidden. We hide things because we feel ashamed or inadequate & this causes psychic blockage. By re-introducing them later in our lives we can re-examine experiences with maturity - hopefully to release them & the stress they cause.
Jurors Nancy Harlan & Pamela Grau Twena invite artists to submit work that might not be able to be shown anywhere else. The jurors are hoping to see work that speaks to the personal, to the artist & the act of creating & revealing. OCCCA is devoted to the development & exploration of ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation & risk-taking, without censorship.
Download prospectus at http://www.occca.org or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to OCCCA.
Slide/Fee/Entry Deadline: February 22, 2006
Artwork Delivery: Shipped work must arrive by March 24, 2006
Hand Delivered: March 24 to 26, 2006 12 - 3p
Exhibition: April 1 through 30, 2006
Reception: April 1, 2006, 7 - 10p
Artists & Vendors: 12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival! Santa Paula. The art show is scheduled to run at the California Oil Museum from April 2 through May 21. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, April 23. Xavier Montes & Carmen Guerrero, De Colores Arts Group, 590 West Main Street, #139, Santa Paula, CA 93060, 805.525.8961 Xavier, 805.890.0001 Carmen, cguerrero@DeColoresArtGroup.org DeColoresArtGroup.org www.XavierMontes.com
---SOON TO BE:
---Los Tres Reyes at Olvera Street
Friday, January 6, 2006, 6 - 8:30p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olvera-street.com
A reenactment of the historic journey & visit of The Three Kings (Los Tres Reyes Magos), also known as The Wise Men, will take place on historic Olvera Street near Downtown LA on the evening of Friday, January 6, the Twelfth Day of Christmas. The celebration of the journey & visit of The Three Kings for the Feast of Epiphany will feature music, costumes & a colorful procession of The Three Wise Men along Olvera Street.
Saturday, January 7, 11a - 5p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
A monthly event featuring artworks from artists in a variety of media such as painting, workworking, jewelry, photography. More info to follow.
---Streets of East Los Angeles Exhibition
Gallery 727, 727 S Spring St, L?, CA 90014
Call for closing date
This multi-media exhibition will feature the works of Paul Botello, Diego Cardoso, Gronk & Ramon Ramirez. These artists have either lived or worked in the area. Concurrently in the project room street vendor research of Los Angeles Trade Technical College & Roosevelt High School will be on display.
---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 email@example.com 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.
Latino Art Museum, 281 S. Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru January 6, 2006
909.620.6009 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamoa.net
Featuring Roberto Munguia, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, & other great artists.
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
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, email@example.com, 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
323.259.1563 firstname.lastname@example.org www.art-for-a-change.com/border.htm
The exhibit focuses on original & limited edition works of art by Latin American & Chicano artists.
LA in Black & White: Roberto Gutierrez
Una Pagina Mas (One More Page): Gaspar Enriquez
Thru January 7, 2006
Patricia Correia Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E-2, Santa Monica, 310-264-1760, www.correiagallery.com
Orozco draws from Mexican, Native American, Chicano & pop culture to create a variety of characters. Roberto Guti?rrez draws the viewer into shifting, lived-perspective scenes of the city that bear the indelible marks of rapid industrial change & long-term civic stagnation. Gaspar Enriquez presents his brand of realism as pages from a visual novel, aspects of Chicano culture.
---The Mexican Consul in Oxnard & the Comit? Cultural Mexicano present
Dos Paises, Un Pueblo (Two Countries, One Village) (Mexico/USA)
Consul de Mexico, 3151 West Fifth Street, Oxnard
Thru January 9, 2006
This exhibition by photographer Jess Gutierrez, shows the diversity of the Mexican Latino community of Ventura County & a people united through culture & language. Jess has been a photojournalist for over 25 years. The photos are from his extensive collection.
---TransFOURmations Curated by Pat Gomez
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA
Thru January 20, 2006
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.
---Blueprints: Works on Paper by John Zender
Closing Reception: Sunday, January 29, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru January 29, 2006
An in-depth look at the formation & development of John Zender's Biblically inspired work.
---Don't Talk About Religion or Politics, curated by Mark Vallen
Artists' Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2006, 7 - 10p
Artist's Forum on Art & Politics: Thursday, January 12, 7 - 9p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
January 7 - February 6, 2006
323.258.1435 email@example.com www.avenue50studio.com
www.chicanarteyque.com www.gwynethleech.com www.lamanopress.com/poli.html www.johnpaulthornton.com www.markvallen.com
Avenue 50 Studio invites the public to a special art exhibition that focuses on questions of religion & politics. The exhibit features the works of artists: Sergio Hernandez, Gwyneth Leech, Poli Marichal, John Paul Thornton & Mark Vallen.
Someone famous once said "Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world & the soul of soulless conditions." Those words certainly ring true in our own time, as countless individuals turn towards spiritualism for answers to life's great mysteries - their faith sheltering them from a pitilessly indifferent world. Yet at the same time societies everywhere are also being fractured by religious zealotry, bigotry & persecution - with religion itself seemingly a driving force behind war. The exhibition attempts a meaningful exploration of these contradictions & their political ramifications.
Don't Talk About Religion or Politics is also an age-old American axiom, an adage the participating artists of this exhibit clearly intend to ignore as they carefully examine the blurring between the sacred & profane. To celebrate the importance of spirituality in our lives & collective consciousness, the participating artists of this exhibition have come together to offer genuine visions of piety & devotion. But they are also unafraid to offer honest critiques of religion's darker side. It is to this duality of purpose that they dedicate the exhibition.
---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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Oscar Magallanes 626.665.0688 email@example.com, Magu 909.629.8240 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
---More Than Meets the Eye
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 7 - 10p
San Diego Visual Artists Guild Gallery, 1099 9th Ave, SD,CA 92101
(Corner of 9th & C)
Saturday/Sunday, January 14/15, 10a - 6p
Victor 619.818.0173 www.marka27.com www.pose2.com www.manone.com crolvswerc.com DJ 619.756.2899
Exhibit supported by NALAC; Sponsored by the Jacobs Foundation
Opening night will be a night of visual journeys through paintings, sculpture, installations & custom urban vinyl by some of the best with some of the best artists from LA, NY & SD. WERC, MARKA27, POSE2 FX, MAN-ONE, CROL & special guest: renown muralist Victor Ochoa. Come & enjoy An Eclectic Taste of art from the East & West Coast! Live Painting! Live Performance by The Able Minded Poets! Drinks & Snacks! The event will also have a multimedia show of the history of graff in San Diego including Tijuana Graffcon 2000 and the original SD Trolley Projects by Victor Ochoa with images of James Prigoff, author of Spray Can Art & other bibles of public art. Bringing the generations of public art into all venues ... graff from chicano park & Victor Ochoa historical development with graff from the renown Graff Creek Formative Project to WRITERZBLOK. Part of RazaFest. 3 Days only...so don't miss it!!! Victor's son Victor "Taz" Ochoa on turntables & Beatz.
Parking available on the north side of the gallery
---La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Family Art Workshop: Saturday, January 14, 2006, 12:30 - 3p
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 email@example.com www.lapca.org
Bring your family to enjoy tamale-themed art making activities, including art made with cornhusks & bamboo leaves.
---End of the Spear
Opens nationwide: January 20, 2006
For Locations & Times: www.endofthespear.com
A friend recently saw the screening of this motion picture that had a powerful message on violence. Filmed in Panama with a cast that was 80% indigenous & Latino, the film was made from the perspective of the Waodani tribe in Ecuador, once the most violent tribe in the world. As a matter of fact, 6 out 10 deaths in their tribe were caused by their own killings. For the first time in their history, the Waodani tribe now grows old enough to be grandfathers. When the producers first approached the tribe for permission to tell their story, they said no. It wasn't until they learned about the Columbine shootings that they gave their permission saying, Tell the Northern Tribes our story that they may live well.....
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who is happy that the Winter Soltice has passed. She loves sunlight, dancing & long warm nights. Have any ideas???