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Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.4.06

Dia de Tres Reyes/Epiphany: Still time to celebrate the season

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: January 4, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.4.06


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

This Chicana artist will busy drying out this week after selling outside at a popular destination & will be awaiting the arrival of Los Tres Reyes Magos.

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

---Congratulations to Linda Vallejo who has received a Durfee Foundation ARC Award to assist in the completion of a major installation & exhibition at the Museum of National History of Los Angeles County.

---Mural Painter Wanted: Reply to: anon-120216938@craigslist.org We need an experienced mural painter. We want to have some scenes painted in four of our clients offices. They will be sports themed. We want to capture the moment of glory. The size will be approximately 9' x 20'. Please send samples of your work or a link so we can see previous jobs/clients. Original URL: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/med/120216938.html

---La Cucaracha 2006 Daily Boxed Calendar: From Lalo "Folks, hate to plug a big company like Mead, but, hey, I have to earn my multi-centavo royalty on the sale of these first ever La Cucaracha 2006 calendars. Peep the info, buy 'em at Borders, fine stationery stores and in March probably at the 99cent store. gracias lalo" Only $11.99

Meet Eddie, Neto, Vero & Cuco Rocha, the Chicana cast of characters that's driving audiences loco with excitement for La Cucaracha. The jalapeno-hot comic strip, created by Lalo Alcaraz, has been picked up by more than 60 newspapers, creating a media buzz over its edgy wit & political conscience. Now, for the first time, the celebrated cartoon is available in the convenient Year-in-a-Box format-over 300 pages crawling with La Cucaracha's signature sarcasm & social satire will help you start every day with a smile!

---THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

---Film Night at Tia Chucha's
Wednesday, January 4, 7:30p (also 1/11, 1/18, 1/25)
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Screening of a socially relevant dramatic or documentary film; see website for schedule.

---Twelve Days of Christmas Celebrated At Gold Line Locations:
A Traveling Holiday Adventure
Sunday, December 25 - Twelfth night, Thursday, January 5, 8 - 9p
To benefit: The Midnight Mission www.midnightmission.org
christine@smartgals.org www.mta.net www.smartgals.org/12days/index.html

---Wednesday, January 4, 8 - 9p
11 Pipers Piping is the 11th night of a unique performance & gift exchange: bring a specified gift for the Midnight Mission (tonight, men's underwear) & get a small original artwork in exchange. Allen Freeway Underpass, Pasadena

Thursday, January 5, 8 - 9p
12 Drummers Drumming is the 12th night of a unique performance & gift exchange: bring a specified gift for the Midnight Mission (tonight, men's undershirts) & get a small original artwork in exchange. Sierra Madre Villa Station, Pasadena

---Mojacar Flamenco
Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 - 9p
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.

---1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops and Restaurants
Thursday, January 5, 6 - 9p
San Pedro Old Town, 4th St - 7th St, San Pedro, CA
310.519.0936 1stthursday.com

Where Artists Paint a New Old Town in San Pedro: Spend the evening in downtown San Pedro poking through the shops, visiting the artists' galleries & running into old friends. Activities include stores open late, street vendors & artisans, excellent food offerings from area restaurants & the food court & entertainment at various locations throughout downtown. Come downtown & check out all the fun! The art galleries of Downtown San Pedro will present several showcases, featuring some of the brightest young artists as well as some of the most respected masters. The award winning restaurants of Downtown San Pedro will be offering specials on their fine cuisine. Many of the merchants & vendors will be open late offering unique gift ideas for that special someone.

---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 they are found. If you want to send out hellos over the radio, e-mail her.

---Los Tres Reyes at Olvera Street
Friday, January 6, 6 - 8:30p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.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.

---Viernes de Trova
Viento y Agua Cafe, 4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA
Fridays, 8p - midnight +
562.434.1182

Listen, dance &, perhaps, join in with Arturo Martinez, Ernesto Merino & Ismael Garcia of Trova accompanied by Arturo Jr & Anita Kunkin. Featuring Musica Nuevo Canto & Son Jarocho. The Mexican folk & protest music of this group is just the touch to liven your Friday nights. Look forward to meeting you on the dance floor.

---Meditations on the Natural World Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 5 - 7p
First Fridays: 7p
The Natural History Museum of LA County, 900 Exposition Blvd, LA, CA 90007
East & West Ground-Floor Galleries
January 6 - March 12
RSVP: ppadmin@nhm.org 213-763-DINO www.nhm.org
Linda Vallejo is represented by the Patricia Correia Gallery www.correiagallery.com
This installation & exhibition is assisted in completion by a Durfee Foundation ARC Award.

This is an exhibit of recent oil paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Linda Vallejo, will be presented in conjunction with Collapse? The exhibit reveals an artist?s perspective on this region as a place in which turbulent physical forces continually define the land, the sea & the sky. Based in her close observation of natural phenomena, but also charged with her fervent expressionism, Vallejo?s landscapes of Southwestern America invite our reflection on how we inhabit and experience our world, in all of its astounding power and fragile beauty.

Linda Vallejo will also present A Prayer for the Earth, a mixed-media installation concluding with a Blessing Ceremony presented by Mati Waiya, Chumash tribal leader, traditional Dolphin Dancer & Executive Director of the Wishtoyo Foundation.

Discussion: Andy Lipkis, Jagmohan Maini & Hope Tschopik Schneider; Music: Ea?, Mr. Riddims & click.BOOM, On Ensemble, Dublab DJ: Frosty & Kutmah

---A Short & Sweet Epiphany aka Dia de Los Reyes
Art Reception: Friday, January 6, 6 - 9p
Music, Dance & B-Day Celebration: 9 - Midnight
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, (Echo Park) LA, CA (bet Belmont & Union, 1 mile west of downtown LA)
January 6 - 14
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html
http://www.domingosiete.net/index.htm
$5.00 donations accepted

January 6, the day of the Epiphany or Dia de los Reyes, is not commonly celebrated in the United States, although in most Latin American countries it is observed as the day of giving or exchanging of gifts rather than the traditional Christmas day. Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space is giving some attention to the day by hosting exhibition, not as a religious traditional celebration but rather as a contemporary interpretation. Over 30 local artists are participating in the exhibition with small artworks (no larger than 10 x 12"), created in a variety of mediums of their own choosing & in the context of today's social-political-cultural & personal environment.

Current artists participating include: Edith Abeita, Abel Alejandre Linda Arreola, Chaz Bojorquez, Thomas Lee Bakofsky, Rudy Calderon, Pete Carillo, Jane Castillo, Carolyn Casta??o, Maria Elena Castro, Yreina Cervantez, William Franco, Diane Gamboa, Ixrael, Felipe Lara, Jose Lozano, Omar Ramirez, Reyes Rodriguez, Arturo Romo, Sandy Rodriguez, Marcos Reyes, Oscar Sanabria, Cici Segura, Miki Seifert, Pat Gomez, Javier Granados, Paulina Granados, Rigo Maldonado, Poli Marichal, Andes Montoya, Omar Nava, Angela Ortiz,Sergio Teran & others.

The evening will end with music by LA's own urban soneros Domingo Siete to help celebrate the birthday of gallery director Reyes Rodriguez & the release of their new CD Quitate La Mascara.

---First Saturdays
Saturday, January 7, 11a - 5p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com

A monthly event featuring artworks from artists in a variety of media such as painting, woodworking, jewelry, photography. More info to follow.

---Don't Talk About Religion or Politics, curated by Mark Vallen
Artists' Reception: Saturday, January 7, 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
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.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.

As part of the exhibition, Avenue 50 Studio will present an artist's forum where exhibiting artists & the public can discuss the meanings & motivations behind the works on display. Artist Gwyneth Leech will be flying to L.A. from her east coast home to participate in this exciting event, which also includes a slide presentation of artworks by participating artists.

---Both Sides of the Border Exhibit: Fine Latin American & Chicano Art
Closing Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6 - 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru January 7
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. This has been a splendid & exceptionally well-received exhibit both by the public & the academics. Chicano & Latin American art experts Dr. Shifra Goldman, Tere Romo & Sybil Venegas have all given the show a "thumbs up".

---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) (passed)

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.

---?íARTE LATINO! 2006 CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS for the Art Exhibition at Thirteenth Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 09-19). 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. 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 Ext 100 Kduarte@mediaartscenter.org Call Victor Ochoa if you have any other questions 619.818.0173 gracias.

ARTISTS CALENDAR
January 16 - Entry Forms, checks & slides due
January 23 - Works Selected
January 28 - Artists notified of results
February 18-19 - Artwork delivered to the MACSD
March 9-19 - SDLFF 2006 ?ARTE LATINO!
March 25-26 - 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 1. 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 30.

---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 occca@sbcglobal.net 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.

TIMELINE
Slide/Fee/Entry Deadline: February 22
Artwork Delivery: Shipped work must arrive by March 24
Hand Delivered: March 24 to 26 12 - 3p
Exhibition: April 1 through 30
Reception: April 1, 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:

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, January 13, 7 ? 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.

---Cascada de Flores
Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, January 13, 8:30p
Club Tropical, 8641 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA (2 blks E of Helms Bakery)
323.478.9108 www.cryptonight.com Booking: mollywhite@sbcglobal.net

Cover: $10; $5 with student ID, all ages
Sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records www.cryptogramophone.com

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cascada de Flores features the vocal duet
of Arwen Lawrence de Castellanos & Sabra Weber & guitarists Jorge Liceaga & Jorge Mijangos. Coupled with their use of a variety of traditional Mexican & Cuban instruments, the resulting experience is passionate, dynamic & educational. Together they celebrate the diversity of Mexican & Cuban rhythms, song & dance & excel in the exciting sound of the early 1900s when the two countries' musical companionship first exploded onto the radio waves. Song styles include traditional trova, son cubano & bolero, as well as son from Oaxaca. Don?t miss this performance?One song & you feel as if you're in a smoke-filled caf? in France, the next one carries you to a small village in the Mexican countryside... Cascada de Flores performs sophisticated improvisations with a jazzy charge that makes your whole body vibrate, then they turn around & perform a canci?n about love that brings you close to tears.

Stick around afterwards for a relaxing evening with excellent world music DJs. Great Salvadoran food, full bar, safe neighborhood & free night parking.

---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 & 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, 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 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

Bring your family to enjoy tamale-themed art making activities, including art made with cornhusks & bamboo leaves.

---ON-GOING:

---Spirit Expressed 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.

---Angeles
Latino Art Museum, 281 S. Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru January 6
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com 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
626.398.9278 newtownart@charter.net

---In the Name of All that's Holy
2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Thru January 6
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
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.

---Jose Orozco
LA in Black & White: Roberto Gutierrez
Una Pagina Mas (One More Page): Gaspar Enriquez
Thru January 7
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 Comite Cultural Mexicano present
Dos Paises, Un Pueblo (Two Countries, One Village) (Mexico/USA)
Consul de Mexico, 3151 West Fifth Street, Oxnard
Thru January 9
gutierrezoxnard@yahoo.com

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
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.

---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
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

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

---UP-COMING:

---Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, January 20, 8:30p
Club Tropical, 8641 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA (2 blks E of Helms Bakery)
Club 310.559.1127 Show 310.287.1918
323.478.9108 www.cryptonight.com Booking: mollywhite@sbcglobal.net
626.403.7489 www.mojacarflamenco.com
Cover: $10; $5 with student ID, all ages
Sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records www.cryptogramophone.com

Join Mojacar Flamenco for hot flamenco, Latin & Jazz music and dance. Featured artists include award winning guitarist Stephen Dick, flamenco dance dynamo Katerina Tom?s, the great Flamenco/Latin
percussionist/drummer Johnny Sandoval & Brazilian bass guru Paulo Gustavo. Debut of Mojacar Flamenco in this club. Join them at this great location. Great Salvadoran food, full bar, safe neighborhood & free night parking.

---End of the Spear
Opens nationwide: January 20
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.....

---Flat Black Fridays
Friday, January 27, 7 - 11p
RockRose Gallery & Arroyo Books, 4108 Figueroa, LA, CA 90065
323.222.4740 www.rockrosegallery.com
At the Door: $2 all ages

The last Friday of every month * Representing all elements of Hip Hop * Live performance * Open Mic

---The First Annual Cuatro Festival in So Cal
Cuatro Concert honoring a Puerto Rican Legend
January 27 & 28
Pre-Concert Exhibit: Friday, January 27,10a - 5p
Karl Anatol Ctr, Academic Services Bldg (By So Campus Library)
Concert: Saturday, January 28 at 6:30p
University Student Union, Ballrooms A, B & C
Cal State Univ Long Beach,1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
562.985.5471
Admission: Minimum $10 donation

The concert features these Superstars of the Puerto Rican Cuatro in a Tribute to The Great Yomo Toro: Edwin Colon Zayas, Emma Colon Zayas, Yomi Matos plus much more...

This will include a photographic exhibition depicting the history of the Cuatro & some of its legendary musicians. Top Cuatro players like Edwin Colon Zayas & Emma Colon Zayas & Yomo Toro will be available to interact with the public & to talk about the Cuatro. There will be displays of Cuatros & exhibits showing how Cuatros are made.

---Bajito y Suavecito
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
January 27 - March 31
victor ochoa 619.818.0173 619.231.2886 www.sdautomuseum.org

There will have over 19 low-riders & installation ala Chico & the Man, a taquero con asada for the opening. Victor Ochoa will do a Power-point covering the low-rider experience at the border, Chicano Park & Carruchas in Cuba also!!! They have the model pillars of Chicano Park... including scale models & bikes with hydraulics....the graff mural for the low-rider car club council at Chicano Park done by Rene Werc Alvarez & Croul with special t- shirts with the title of the show.

---El Patronato Jose Marti, Inc presents
Mario Vargas Llosa en LA
Book Presentation & Signing: Saturday, January 28, 3p
University of Southern California o Commons Room o Doheny Library (2nd Flr, Entrance 3)
MARATOFA@aol.com

Come meet the author & purchase a signed copy of Rumbo a la libertad.

---Almuerzo Martiano
Sunday, January 29, 12 noon
The Castaway Restaurant, 1250 East Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501
Reservations: 818.288.8398
Donation $25, $ 30 at the door

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, February 3, 7 - 8p
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

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.

---Throwing Chingasos in the Echo Chamber
Art Reception: Saturday, February 4, 6 - 9p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, (Echo Park) LA, CA (bet Belmont & Union, 1 mile west of downtown LA)
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

---Arturo Romo in a solo exhibit, more information to follow.

---La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Storytelling: Saturday, February 18, 12 - 7p
Old Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA 90012
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
In conjunction with the 4th Annual Chinese American Museum's Lantern Festival, enjoy food-themed storytelling performances, including an original piece by acclaimed performance artist Chola con Cello.

---Colors of Israel
Saturday, February 25, 8:30p
Sunday, February 26, 2:30p The Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA (just off 101 Frwy)
Tickets: $36 $54 $72 805.449.2787 www.ticketmaster.com
Sponsored in part by Alliance For the Arts ? Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza; The Jewish Federation; Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Shalom LA; Blazer Communications.
818,784.0344 www.kcdancers.org

Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble & Israeli singing sensation Noa Dori offer a richly-textured evening of dance & music inspired by the many & colorful cultures that make up Israel & the Diaspora. This many distinctive cultures are woven into a vivid tapestry of movement & sound in a presentation that captures the breathtaking costumes, vibrant music & exhilarating dance of Spain, Yemen, Eastern Europe, ancient Israel & even the Jews of the American West. Using contemporary dance vocabulary inspired by folk traditions, Keshet Chaim pays homage to the diversity of the Jewish experience.

Presented by Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble; Vocals by Noa Dori with music arranged & produced by Sharon Farber; Choreographed Eytan Avisar; Original music composed by Uri Ophir; Costumes designed by Nili Glazer.

Keshet Chaim, which means "Rainbow of Life", is considered to be the major professional American-Israeli contemporary dance troupe in the United States. The group's repertoire is inspired by Jewish life in many lands & covers a vast span of history, from the time of Solomon & Sheba to the present. Influenced by world music, the multi-ethnic roots of the Jewish people & a constant drive for interpreting & exploring Jewish values through art, Keshet Chaim has become a pioneer in the development of Jewish dance.



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who enjoys selling as they do in the Zocalo as they do in DF, just as well at the ethnic festival around town. And just where is she this shortened days?




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