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Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 2.2.06

El Dia de la Candelaria - Time to put the Natividad away

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: February 2, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists this Weekend/Next Week? 2.2.06


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

This Chicana artist will be busy at their new studio in downtown LA before heading off to Arizona.

Where will you be???

---SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Call for Artists who have participated in the Mental Menudo Artists Collective for the art exhibition Conversations North of Mexico: Images (slide or 8 x 10 print) are to be submitted at the Mental Menudo meeting this Friday, February 3, 7p at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Up to 3 works per artist will be accepted for review. More details in the pdf file (contact sarte1mex@aol.com for a copy) &/or contact Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com. They are looking for creative works in all mediums that document &/or interpret the historical, social, political &/or emotional dialogues that occur among, between & within Mexico & the US despite political borders & artificial boundaries.

Listing in this Newsletter: To be listed in this newsletter the information needs to be sent to sarte1mex@aol.com no later than midnight Tuesdays. Preferred formats: email insert, rich text; doc attachment; Disliked formats: jpgs & pdfs (need to print & then re-type); mims (my computer can't read these unless they are just text); Acceptable: most anything else??? There are no format requirements, though, my preference is in the manner listed herein.

---THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

---Fiesta De La Candelaria
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 - 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

Join the final traditional event of the season when the Virgen de la Candelaria presents the Baby Jesus in the temple. Participants are invited to bring their elaborately dressed Nino to be blessed. Winner of the best-dressed Nino will receive a prize. Complimentary champurrado & pan dulce will be served.

This religious celebration marks the end of the Christmas festivities observing the birth of Christ. La Candelaria commemorates the day when Christ was presented in the temple by his parents, following Jewish practice. Mexican families celebrate by "raising" the Christ Child figure from the nativity scene. The Christ figures & icons are also brought to the church to be blessed. Finally the nativity set is put away until the beginning of the next season's Christmas celebrations.

---1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops and Restaurants
Thursday, February 2, 6 - 9p
San Pedro Old Town, 4th St - 7th St, San Pedro, CA
310.519.0936 www.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.

---Mental Menudo Meeting
Friday, February 3, 7 - 8p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery,downstairs
Peter E Carrillo 818.621.3234 pecart68@yahoo.com Oscar Magallanes 626.665.0688 nimexica@hotmail.com, Magu 909.629.8240 magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

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.

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

Listen to Carmina Cortes, a local Chicana artist, as she broadcasts from art school in Chicago. Go to the website, click on Listen Now, then an orange box will pop up ...you can send your hellos & even see Carmina on this little orange box. She'll be playing music en espanol. You can call her & be on the air as well.

---Pocho Hour of Power KPFK 90.7fm
Fridays, 4p LA
Live Streaming: www.kpfk.org
Bug Studios 562.945.0015 KPFK 818.985.5735 www.pocho.com

The Pocho Hour of Power (LA, Califaztlan) KPFK 90.7 FM's breakout English-language Latino political talk show returns to its old 4pm slot. Join hosts "La Cucaracha" cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, Esteban Zul, Patrick Perez & Paul Vato in their drive-time slot. Currently heard in LA & Chicago at WRTE 90.5 FM.

---Viernes de Trova
Viento y Agua Caf?, 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.

---Open Mic
Fridays, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Writers, singers, poets, rappers & musicians perform their art. Host: Victor E of Xicano Records & Film.

---Juan Talavera
Friday Evenings
La Luna Negra, 44 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105
626.844.4331 lnegra@earthlink.net
FlamencoBravo.com

Please call the restaurant for show times & reservations. Ole, Juan!!

---De La Corazon
Art Reception: February 4, 8 - 11p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
323.550.1400 Timoi@timoi.com www.timoi.com

Join Blue Chips for a five-woman show featuring the art work of Timoi. This will be your opportunity to view some of her most beautiful art pieces. You will have the opportunity to inquire about an art piece or a commision. So come & support this local Latina artist. Enjoy some music by Los Alegres De Aztlan & have a glass of wine.

---Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 7 - 10p
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 23, 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
February 4 - March 4
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

In his first solo exhibition Arturo Romo has created a Swap-meet-church-machine-shop-chemistry-lab installation multiplying conspiratorial chingaderas in space of a gallery/echo chamber that is a many-media installation elucidating hidden fertility of a potent urban landscape. The installation includes large wall drawings, rasquache furniture & architecture, papier mache monsters & plaster cats with baseball hats, books on the magical plant life in LA, & murals on the wall marking the non-linear history of mufflers, crystals, mushrooms, dandelions.

In large part a response to closed-off systems that encourage conformity & isolation, his work delves into their flip side, exploring abundance & diversity, humor, illogical or impossible situations, multiple levels of puns, & echoing, almost conspiratorial interrelationships. In the work, one will recognize traces & blobs of the work of Oscar Zeta Acosta, The Dadas & John Trudell.

---The Valentine Show
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 7 - 10p
L.A. River Li'l Frogtown Gallery/Frank Romero Studio, 1625 Blake Ave, L.A, CA 90031
323.226.0356

Artists: Mario Calvano, Judith Duran, David Flury, Kathy Gallegos, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jose Orozco, Frank Romero, Sharon Romero, Sonia Romero, Patssi Valdez, Mary Wentz

---18th Street Center Presents:
HTTL:// Hacking the Timeline / EZTV, Digilantism & the LA Digital Arts Movement: Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video & Installation
ArtNight Opening Event: Saturday, February 4, 4p - ???
Artist Presentation: Denis Brun & Michael Masucci, 4 - 6p
Opening Reception: 6 - 8:30p
Performance: Collage Ensemble Inc, 7:30p - ???
Panel Discussions: Thursday, February 9; Saturday, February 11 & April 8
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.453.3711 office@18thstreet.org http://www.eztvmedia.com/httl.html; http://www.18thstreet.org
February 4 - April 8
Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

It has been said that the widespread adoption of personal computers is the most significant single cultural advancement since the invention of the printing press, allowing not only for the personalization of production, but also for the development of distribution channels which cross borders, cultures & time zones.

This exhibition focuses on some of these key individuals involved in the creation, advocacy & exhibition of seminal digital art exhibitions over the last 25 years in LA. Many of these shows included artists who were among the very first to publicly articulate a unique digital & desktop aesthetic. They have served as activists who have spearheaded a dialogue between mainstream & experimental artmakers & who brought journalists & scholars alike into an awareness of the emergence of an international digital culture.

The artists are: Victor Acevedo, Rebecca Allen, Denis Brun, Dave Curlender, Michael Dare, Loren Denker, David Em, Kit Galloway, Kate Johnson, Tony Longson, Robert Lowden, Michael Masucci, Sherrie Rabinowitz, Nina Rota, Carolyn Stockbridge, Anneliese Varaldiev, Michael Wright

For extended artist bios, images & full artists' & curator's statement: http://www.eztvmedia.com/httl.html or http://www.18thstreet.org

---Forever Flamenco!
Sundays, 8p
Fountain Theater, 5060 Fountain Ave, LA 90029
Box Office: 323.663.1525 Info@FountainTheatre.com ww.fountaintheatre.com

The hottest flamenco in town with a thrilling combination of prepared work & spontaneous exploration - with invited audience participation for the last number! New Artists & New Shows Every Week. Check with us each week to see who will be performing, including great artists like: Paco & Yolanda Arroyo, Abigail Caro, Antonio de Jerez, Adam del Monte, Timo Nunez, Lourdes Rodriguez, Juan Talavera, La Tania, Antonio Triana, La Yeni, Briseyda Zarate, Ryan Zermeno & many more! Program Artistic Directors: Antonio de Jerez, Antonio Triana, & Paco & Yolanda Arroyo.Produced by Deborah Lawlor & Ben Bradley.

---Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Tuesday, February 7, 12 noon - 10p
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

American college students home from Paris in the 1820s brought the bizarre party rituals of Mardi Gras to New Orleans, Louisiana. The scholars had celebrated Mardi Gras in France, & now home, they saw no reason to stop.

The tradition has held, & today in New Orleans, Paris & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mardi Gras means a traditional huge annual funfest. Here in LA, it doesn't take much to awaken the spirits of Olvera Street, & Mardi Gras is a great excuse to join in. On Fat Tuesday, February 8, from the stroke of midnight until 10p, Olvera Street will feature Brazilian singing & dancing, a colorful parade, floats, a crowning of Miss Olvera Street, a costume contest, & a burning of a pi?ata representing evil spirits.

---Noches Bohemias
Tuesdays, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Noche de musica y canciones en espanol. Maestro de Cermonia: Alfredo Hidalgo.

---Casa 0101 & LA Theater Project, Inc present:
Real Women Have Curves, the play
Previews: Wednesday/Thursday, February 8/9, 7p
Casa 0101 Theater, 2009 E 1st St, Boyle Heights (LA), CA 90033
February 17 - April 9
Fridays & Saturdays: 8p; Sundays: 3p
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students, Senior Citizens with ID & Boyle Hts residents with ID displaying 90033 or 90063 zip code
Reservations or information: www.latheaterproject.org
323.263.7684 info@latheaterproject.org
Reservations are strongly recommended!

Josefina Lopez's hit dramatic comedy is returning to Boyle Heights, where the stories of five full figured Latina seamstresses bare all in a fast paced, witty & empowering evening. The play that turned into a Sundance Award winning HBO movie is back by popular demand. It was a theatrical hit, with over forty productions world wide long before HBO turned it into a highly successful award-winning movie. The play offers an opportunity to see the original story live in an intimate setting.

It is a comedy about five full figured Latinas working in a tiny sewing factory in Boyle Heights who try to meet an impossible production deadline while hiding from the INS. The play celebrates the bond of women working together as well as the contribution of Latinos to the U.S. & explores the politics of beauty & immigration. The story is seen through the eyes of Ana Garcia, who like Anne Frank, keeps a diary & chronicles the day to day events of a crowded, sewing factory as the colorful women gossip, fight & hide out. The women's endurance despite their hardships inspires Ana to become a writer & go to college.

USC School of Theater MFA graduate Annette Jelstje Jacobs directs this production for its long awaited comeback to Boyle Heights. The play stars: Ramona Gonzales, Yolanda Gonzalez, Margie Gutierrez, Gabriela Lopez & Miriam Moses.

---Mojacar Flamenco
Wednesdays, 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

Mojacar Flamenco brings its unique blend of Flamenco, Latin & Jazz to the famous El Cid Restaurant, LA?s longest running flamenco nightclub! The ensemble, led by guitarist Stephen Dick & dancer 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 flamenco dancer Rocio Ponce, Latin & Flamenco percussionist Johnny Sandoval & Brazilian bassist, Paulo Gustavo.

---Film Night
Wednesdays, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

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

---CALL FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

Because of the hi-volume of Calls for Artists, the listings will be at LatinoLA.com. The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.
http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3159

Check for update later today.

---Attention All Musicians: The LA County Arts Commission is seeking LA County-based musicians to apply to the Musicians Roster, the only comprehensive online directory of professional music groups in the region. The Musicians Roster was designed for the Free Concerts in Public Sites program, which provides free concerts to community venues throughout LA County & pays musicians a performance fee at rates established by Local 47. It is also an important resource for the community at-large to access the rich & diverse pool of musical talent available in LA County.
To view the current Musicians Roster, go to http://www.lamusicians.org. Prospective applicants can click on the Musicians Guidelines link at http://lacountyarts.org/free_guideformusicians.pdf for information about eligibility, as well as application instructions & program requirements. A link to the eGRANT online application is also located on the website.

Please note: 2003-2006 Musicians Roster artists must reapply this year.

The deadline to apply is March 8.

---SOON-TO-BE:

---Works on Paper
Downtown Art Walk: February 9, 12 Noon - 9p
Downtown Art Gallery DAG, 1611 S Hope St, LA,CA 90015
Thru March 7
213.255.2067 juan@rosillo.com www.downtownag.com www.downtownartwalk.com

---18th Street Center Presents:
HTTL:// Hacking the Timeline / EZTV, Digilantism & the LA Digital Arts Movement: Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video & Installation
Panel Discussion: Thursday, February 9, 7p
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.453.3711 office@18thstreet.org www.eztvmedia.com/httl.html; www.18thstreet.org
Thru April 8
Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Panel Discussion: Hacking the Timeline: The Digilante Movement, Michael Wright & Victor Acevedo

---Conjunto Jardin - Son Jarocho
Friday, February 10, 9p
Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire, Santa Monica, CA
310.393.6611
Admission: $10

---Benefit Concert - Jewel Akens Review
Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
Saturday, February 11, 4:30p
Tickets $25.00
Doors open at 3:45pm
Tickets are available at the door, etix.com, Sherman Indian Museum, 951.276.6719, www.twobearsproductions.com, OCB Trading Post & Senior Centers in Riverside County
no_reply@yahoogroups.com nativecaliforniaindians@yahoogroups.com

---NELAart* presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
February 11, 5 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park
www.NELAart.org

---1st Annual $100 Show
February 11, 7 - 10p
CActuS Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323.256.6117

---Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
February 11, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony
www.pomonaartcolony.com

---Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday, February 11, 12 noon
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

---18th Street Center Presents:
HTTL:// Hacking the Timeline / EZTV, Digilantism & the LA Digital Arts Movement: Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video & Installation
Panel Discussion: Saturday, February 11, 2p
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.453.3711 office@18thstreet.org http://www.eztvmedia.com/httl.html; http://www.18thstreet.org
Thru April 8
Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Panel Discussion: Hacking the Timeline: The Untold Story of Digital Art; Moderated by David Plettner with David Em, Peter Frank, Sandra Tsing Loh, & Michael Masucci.

---Stage Of The Arts Inc presents
Love & Familia: a gathering in celebration the Roman Family Life & Memories
Sunday, February 12, 3 - 8p
4423 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90029
323.662.3750 Roman@afrocuba.org
Free Entry, Open Food & Bar for collection for the KENNY ROMAN MEMORIAL FUND

---ON-GOING:

---Tia Chucha's Centro Workshops
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #20, Sylmar
818.754.2402 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Mondays, 7p, Danza Azteca, Mateo 818.754.4302
Wednesdays, 7 - 9p, Jarocho Workshop, Cesar 818.754.2402
Thursdays, 5 - 7p, Youthtopia Teen Outreach, Esperanaza 818.621.9276
Saturdays, 11a - 1p, Guitar lessons, Alejandro Laborde 818.644.5375
To Be Soon: DJ/Mixing Workshop, 818.754.2402Sundays, 12noon - 2p, Young Womyn Circle, Adriana 818.406.2013

---End of the Spear
Opens nationwide: Friday, January 20
For Locations & Times: www.endofthespear.com

Don't Talk About Religion or Politics, curated by Mark Vallen
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru February 6
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com

This art exhibition focuses on questions of religion & politics. It features the works of artists: Sergio Hernandez, Gwyneth Leech, Poli Marichal, John Paul Thornton & Mark Vallen.

---On the Wall: Sculpture
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Thru February 14
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

This exhibition features eight artists creating artworks on the Center's movable walls using them not only as a surface but also as wall-as-object to create work.

---La Primera Art Exhibit
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru February 14
562.693.2844

Arturo Rivas as a participant in an art competition won the opportunity to exhibit his work in this one-man show. Al Borde sponsored the competition. The exhibit consists of metal sculptures, paintings (acrylic) & mixed media.

---Get Yer Yas-Yas Out Erotica Group Exhibition
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru February 14
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

This adults-only exhibit features a rich blend of the high & low brow art worlds. The artwork includes paintings, mixed media, drawings, etchings, photography & limited edition lithographs.

---LA League Of Photographers presents:
Everyday LA Group Exhibit
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
Thru February 18
323.663.2787 www.metrogallery.org

Twenty members of the LALOP present this group photography exhibit. The show displays over 100 photographs exploring different perspectives of LA structures, people, communities, lifestyle & culture.

---The Arroyo Arts Collective presents
Faces in the Parade-Portraits of Northeast LA
Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
Thru February 19
323.256.6172 Arroyoartscollective.org

This is an exhibition of painted & photographic portraits by six local artists inspired by photos taken during the recent 61st Annual Northeast LA Holiday Parade.

---On the Wall: Drawings
Art Gallery PCC, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA Thru February 25
626-585-3285 PCCgallery@att.net www.pasadena.edu/artgallery

The Art Gallery presents its latest exhibit featuring five main artists. The show is of works created by artists directly on the walls of the PCC art gallery.

---Works on Paper
Downtown Art Gallery DAG, 1611 S Hope St, LA,CA 90015
Thru March 7
213.255.2067 juan@rosillo.com www.downtownag.com www.downtownartwalk.com

The exhibit comprises an interesting selection of rare pieces produced by artists collaborating with major printmakers, a collaboration that was a catalyst for experimentation that eventually produced a revolution in traditional printmaking during the past two decades.

---Gronk: The Ainadamar Opera Paintings
Patricia Correia Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E-2, Santa Monica, 310-264-1760, Thru March 11
310.264.1760 www.correiagallery.com

This is an exhibition of new paintings by Gronk. He continues to explore imagery inspired by his set design for the new opera Ainadamar (Osvaldo Golijov, composer; Peter Sellers, director).

---Meditations on the Natural World Exhibition
The Natural History Museum of LA County, 900 Exposition Blvd, LA, CA 90007
East & West Ground-Floor Galleries
Thru March 12
213-763-DINO www.nhm.org
This installation & exhibition is assisted in completion by a Durfee Foundation ARC Award.

This is an exhibit of recent oil paintings by Linda Vallejo that reveal an artist's perspective on this region as a place in which turbulent physical forces continually define the land, the sea & the sky.

---Comics! Gallery Show
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
Thru March 13
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org

Featuring local & nationally recognized artists working in the field of comics.

---The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern California
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 7 - 10p
Third Thursday Speaker Series: February 16 & March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
Thru March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886) www.sdautomuseum.org
www.saveourcentro.org/low-riderexhibit.html www.saveourcentro.org/lowriderpressphotos/
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from Meza Paints, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture & the Save Our Centro Coalition.
Funding in part for the community arts & culture involvement of Victor Ochoa by National Latino Arts & Culture.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is proud to be working with some of the finest auto artisans in the low-rider community on both sides of the border. In addition to the amazing cars, this exhibit features the work of Chicano artists Jose Aguilar (pencil), David Avalos (sculpture), Victor Cordero (internationally known low-rider airbrush muralist & painter), Crol 1 (sculpture), Carlos C. de Baca (photography & memorabilia), Eddie Galindo (ink on paper), Ricardo Islas (photography), Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (sculpture & printmaking), Victor Ochoa (painting), Alberto Varela (photography), Paul Vauchelet (acrylic & airbrush painting) & Werc 1 (painting & sculpture).

---On the Wall: Murals
Armory Northwest/965, 965 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
Thru April 2
www.armoryarts.org

An exhibition of contemporary mural-sized paintings using the 6,000-square-foot warehouse gallery, including site-specific works painted directly on the wall & the exterior of a vintage Airstream trailer.

---Otis: Nine Decades of LA Art
LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
Thru April 2
323.644.6269 cadmag@sbcglobal.net www.otis.edu
Admission: Gen'l $5, Seniors/Students, $3; Children under 12 w/adults, FREE
Free Admission: Opening Reception, Scheduled Events & First Fridays

Works of 77 Artists / 88 Years of Art Education in LA: The show provides a trans-generational survey of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, installation & video projection.

Scheduled events, including films, conversations with artists, & a video program, are listed at www.otis.edu/calendar

---UP-COMING:

---The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern California
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 7 - 10p
Third Thursday Speaker Series: February 16 & March 16,7p
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz #12 (Balboa Park), SD
January 27 - March 27
619.818.0173 619.231. AUTO (2886) www.sdautomuseum.org
www.saveourcentro.org/low-riderexhibit.html
www.saveourcentro.org/lowriderpressphotos/
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from Meza Paints, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture & the Save Our Centro Coalition.
Funding in part for the community arts & culture involvement of Victor Ochoa by National Latino Arts & Culture.

---Quarteto Nuevo
Friday, February 17, 9p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
310.559.1127 www.liraproductions.com
Admission: $10

---East LA Collage by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, February 18, 7:30p
Casa de Sousa,19 Olvera St, LA, CA 90012-2920
213 626 7076 casadesousa@hotmail.com

---4th Annual Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival
Saturday, February 18, 12 noon - 6p
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

---La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Storytelling: Saturday, February 18, 12 - 7p
Old Plaza, El Pueblo de LA 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 LA; El Pueblo de LA Historical Monument
323.932.5849 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

---Tia Chucha's 4th Anniversary!
Saturday, February 18, 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA 91342
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

---Sesshu Foster reading Atomik Aztex
Saturday, February 18, 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
213.481.8112 http://tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html
Door $10

---Alfredo de Batuc Benefit Art Sale
Sunday, February 19, 1 - 7p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
323.259.1563
www.debatuc.com www.lamurals.org/MuralistPages/deBatuc.html www.marc-jasper.com/alfredodebatuc.htm

---Xipe Totec presents:
26 Years of Celebration for Cuauhtemoc
Saturday, February 25, 10a
Mexico Park, N Main St & Mission Rd, Lincoln Heights, CA
714.401.7510

---Conversations North of Mexico
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 7 - 10p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, gallery, downstairs
February 25 - March 25
Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org

---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
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; LA County Arts Commission; Shalom LA; Blazer Communications.
818.784.0344 www.kcdancers.org

---Brazilizan Nites Productions & Varig Brazilian Airlines present:
Queen Mary Brazilian Carnaval 2006
Carnaval e Futebol: Celebrating the Year of the World Cup Championship
Saturday, February 25, 8p - ?
Queen Mary Exhibit Hall, 1126 Queens Hywy, Long Beach, CA 90802
www.powerpointforcourt.com/brazil/carnaval.htm
Ticket & Information: (818) 566-1111 www.BrazilianNites.com
www.pelourinho.com / www.vivamigente.com
Tickets: General Admission $35 ($40 at the door)
Reserved Table seats: $45 ($50 at the door)
Sponsored in part by Varig Brazilian Airlines, Brahma Brazilian Beer, REMO Inc., Pelourinho.com, Dish Network/TV Globo, Brazilian Pacific Times, Golly Guarana, Rio Joe's, Beth Hale, Pampas Grill, Super Estrella 107.1 FM, KPFK 90.7FM, KJAZZ 88.1FM & Radiovisa 830 AM
In association with Brazilian Women's Group - Part of the proceeds will be donated to the social work of the Brazilian Women's Group

---4th Annual Route 66 Art Auction
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Members Preview: Saturday, March 4, 6p
General Public: Saturday, March 4, 7p
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

---XIX Annual Saints & Sinners Exhibition - Folk Tree
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2 - 6p
Book Signing: Saturday, March 4, 2 - 6p
Pierre Odier: Some Last People: Vanishing Tribes of Bhutan, China, Mexico, Mongolia & Siberia
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
March 4 - April 8
Kathi Oshima, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com
Gail Mishkin, The Folk Tree Collection, 626.793.4828,mishkinftc@aol.com
www.folktree.com

---Rosario y Naranja Dulce Series by Ruth Olivar Millan
Saturday/Sunday, March 11/12,
San Felipe Fine Art Assn/SF Storage Co, Hwy #5, KM 181.3, San Felipe, BCN
rutholivarmillan@sbcglobal.net

---La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 7 - 10p
Artists Talk & Goddess Forum: Thursday, March 30, 8p
Drum Circle, Eastern Dance & Art Walk Evening: April 8, 8p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March18 - April 16 during International Women's Month
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com


About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/ jeweler. Her partner Eduardo Rocha Soto just opened a jewelry studio in DownTown LA where they'll be doing lost-wax casting for themselves & other artists.




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