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Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 2.17.06

Believe it or not, they're celebrating the Chinese New Year!!!

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: February 17, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 2.17.06


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

This Chicana artist is back from the Tucson gem/mineral/fossil/jewelry shows & ready to make those precious finds into beautiful artworks / small sculptures / body adornment (jewelry to use the common term). To give herself inspiration she plans on seeing Bajito y Sauvecito at the San Diego Automobile Museum on her way back from Baja next week. &, Baja, itself, is always inspiration as I?m a desert / ocean rat.

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Kathy (aka The Crafty Chica), a Chicana artist/ writer from Phoenix, AZ, has a new book themed on hip Mexicana-style crafts to make called Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life! It is filled with cool, edgy do-it-yourself projects all sewn together with a hipster Latino theme like: Super Santitos Fabric Collage Book; Aztec Body Fondue for Valentine's Day. These are just a few of the 30 projects in the book. She wrote it on behalf of all creative & crafty people who adore the spirit of Latino culture. You can score it online for only $13.57! http://tinyurl.com/a6j6c kathy@craftychica.com www.craftychica.com www.myspace.com/craftychica

For a permanent listing of the newsletter, go to LatinoLA.com. The most recent newsletter is listed @: http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3180

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

A Mic & Dim Lights
Thursday, February 16, 9p
Cal Poly Downtown Center, Pomona Art Colony, 300 Second St, Pomona, CA
310-398-4477
Admission: $3

Luis Rodriguez is a co-founder of Rock A Mole Productions (rockamole.com) & the owner of Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural. He will be the featured performing artist. This is poetry presented in a lovely theater where many of the best & brightest from the Inland Empire, LA & SD present their words & visions. Headed up by Def Poetry Jam poet Besskepp, Dim Lights combines an uplifting hip-hop vibe with an atmosphere of complete love & respect.

Author Reading with David Diaz
Thursday, February 16, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Barrio Urbanism: Chicanos, Planning & American Cities, focuses on Latinos in America from an urban planning perspective, covering the last century & tracing the movement of Latinos from Mexico into American cities, describing the problems facing them there.

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
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from the National Assn 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.

Dr. Denise Sandoval, a renowned authority on Chicano culture & low-riders, will speak on February 16. Rigo Reyes & Victor Ochoa will speak on March 16.

Bajitos y Suavecitos: Low-riders of Southern California is Organized & Curated by David C. de Baca. The Art Exhibit is curated by Victor Ochoa. The Artists Reception will feature music of the Los Alacranes & others. Tacos Tijuana style will be served!!

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).

A Collection of Historic Memorabilia & Model Low-Riders by Southern California's Master Modelers from the 50's to the present will be on display including many original car club jackets from the low-rider clubs in SD. 16 incredible Low-Riders from both sides of the border including Gypsy Rose & Twilight Zone are part of the exhibit. Rigo Reyes, founder of the San Diego Amigos Car Club, is a well-known & respected historian & culturist. His 1929 Willy?s will be featured in the show. The Gypsy Rose, a 1964 Chevy Impala, was featured on the television show Chico & the Man.

?Bajito y Suavecito? roughly translates to ?low & very fine/smooth,? a term often used to describe these remarkable cars that were born out of oppression & misunderstanding. In post-war LA, young Chicanos resisting intimidation took a symbol of white middle-class culture & turned it into a symbol of their own. This was the birth of the jaunty, colorful, road-hugging counterpart of the zoot suit. This was the birth of the auto phenomenon known as the low-rider. These cars have evolved a great deal since then & their appeal is international. They tell a story of personal & cultural history, frequently incorporating Catholic imagery as well as icons from Aztec mythology. Since many are now exclusively show cars & are no longer driven, this exhibit a unique opportunity to experience the cars, the culture, & the art ? a first for anywhere in SoCal.

Community Supporters of the South Central Farm present:
Support the South Central Farmers
Demonstration/Press Conference: Friday, February 17
Demonstration: 9a
Press Conference: 11a
L A City Hall, 200 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
Fernando Flores, (909) 605-3136, Rosa Romero, (310) 867.0696, Dele Ailemen (323) 580-3008 Rose Lujan xochitlmina@msn.com www.southcentralfarmers.com

~Please wear a green shirt in support of the Farm~

Save the Largest Urban Farm in the U.S! As of January 30 an injunction preventing developer Ralph Horowitz from evicting the farmers has been lifted. At any moment the South Central Farmers may be served with an eviction notice from the LA County Sheriff's Department. Hundreds of their community supporters will gather at LA City Hall, to demand the preservation of this 13 year-old community project. For 13 years 350 families have tended a 14-acre urban farm in the middle of South LA's gritty industrial belt. Growing their own food staples has helped make healthy nutrition affordable. This urban farm provides a safe, children-friendly environment for over 360 families & thousands of visitors who come to the lively farmers market on Sundays. The farm is also an oasis of green-space that helps to lessen air & water pollution in the surrounding community. The city paid Horowitz $4.7 million dollars for this land in 1986 & when he bought in back 11 years later, he paid the city $5.1 million, far below the fair market price. Now he's asking $16 million for it. Help them raise the money to buy their farms.

The City of LA acquired the land in the late 1980s, but abandoned plans to build a trash incinerator after community protests. After the civil unrest of 1992 officials transferred title to the Harbor Department, which contracted with the LA Regional Food Bank to operate a community farm on the property. In 2003 the City Council agreed to sell the 14 acres back to the original owner, private developer Ralph Horowitz, who wants to demolish the urban farm & build a warehouse. These farmers are self-sufficient & hard-working.

Night of Comedy with Bill Santiago
Friday, February 17, 6:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

A Night of Comedy with Bill Santiago presenting his one man show, Spanglish 101: A total Immersion Comedic Excursion into Latino USA.

Quarteto Nuevo
Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, February 17, 9p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
310.559.1127 www.liraproductions.com
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

This improvising world music chamber ensemble combines the rhythmic traditions & sophistication of the Near, Middle & Far East with the harmonic richness of the West. The members merge Andean folk, North Indian classical, Latin & jazz with an organic feel that also packs a wallop! The ensemble' s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by its jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs & difficult to navigate time signatures. They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds & faraway places with a contemporary jazz-based groove. Come to dance & groove. Stick around afterwards for a relaxing evening with excellent global/world music DJs. Great Salvadoran food, full bar, safe neighborhood & free night parking.

The ensemble features: Carolyn Lechusza Aguallo, Cello; Christopher Garcia: kanjira, mbwata, olla, tabla, cymbals & percussion; Alan Lechusza: oboe, soprano saxophone, English horn, bass clarinet, indigenous flutes of the Americas; Ken Rosser: pipa (Chinese Lute), nylon & steel string guitar(s);
with special guest, Martin Espino: wind & percussion instruments of ancient Mexico & keyboard synths.

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

The festival features Lantern-Making Workshops, Entertainment, Artisans & Exhibits. Falling on the 15th day of the first month of the Lunar Year, the Lantern Festival takes place under a full moon, & marks the end of Chinese New Year festivities. The Lantern Festival dates back to shrouded legends of the Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago. Lantern Festival, also known as Shang Yuan Festival, the birthday of the God of Heaven, takes place on the fifteenth day of the first moon. Last in a series of springtime celebrations, this "second New Year" is widely celebrated by families all around Taiwan.

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Storytelling: Saturday, February 18, 12 - 7p
Old Plaza, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA
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

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.

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

This is reading from a book of thoughtful, exciting & edgy true-life stories about his LA. The book is in response to those who wanted his signature toughness but with a gentle touch. You can't say Jim doesn't have something for everybody!

Year of Red Fire Dog Celebration
Saturday, February 18, 10:30a - 2p
IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA 90041
323.257.2512 www.imixbooks.com

Celebrate the Year of the Red Fire Dog with traditional lion dancers & free art workshops for the kids.

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

For four years Tia Chucha's Caf? Cultural has been a space with books, workshops, art exhibits, presentations, readings, family events, performances & a full coffee bar. Thank you all for allowing us to continue to grow!

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

Sesshu Foster in his first LA reading of his much-publicized new novel Atomik Aztex.

The LA Graffiti Art Coalition & the William Reagh LA Photography Center present:
The LA Graff Expo
Saturday, February 18, 12noon - 6p
William Reagh LA Photography Center, 2332 W Fourth St, LA
agraffexpo@gmail.com www.lagac.org www.50mmlosangeles.com

The Expo is a celebration of LA graffiti, music & film. Ten years overdue, the Expo will serve as the gathering place for some of LA?s most prolific graffiti artists. They're taking it back to the old school, when the Photography Center served as the location for the first graffiti expo in the 1980s. Back then, legendary artists were just kids, but now they're all grown up & ready to do LA in style. Join them at this landmark event that will showcase everything LA graffiti culture has to offer. Featuring music, break-dancing, films produced by writers, giveaways & a special panel discussion with some of the most influential writers & contributors to LA graff.

Sponsors, Vendors & Partners: 50mm Los Angeles, Day in the Lyfe Magazine, The Globe Clothing Store, Graffiti Art Calendars, The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, Flat Black Clothing, Air GraFx Shop, Maintain Graffiti Shop, Empire Skate, Elevated Magazine, C Thomas Handbags, Fourth Cycle Clothing, Street Files Clothing, Fusionist, Libros Revolucion, Graff Life 2 & Girltag.com.

Ontario Arts Walk
Saturday, February 18, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768
877.563.8743

Photography Fine Art Documentary
Saturday, February 18, 6 - 9p
119 W Transit St, Ontario, CA 91762
shernandez@mksound.com

Fine Art Photography by Jose Cortez, Sam Hernandez, Rick Mendoza & Michael Odell.

The Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series Presents:
Mascots & The Hollywood Indian
Saturday, February 18, 1:30 - 3:30p
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Dr, Santa Rosa, CA
707.579.3004 cimandcc@aol.com www.cimcc.org
Donations sincerely appreciated.

Anthropologists, historians & the media sometimes market negative images of American Indians that perpetuate false ideas, images & misinformation. Around the world there are varying perceptions of who is an Indian. Many pictures & depictions of Indians have grown into hurtful & sometimes destructive stereotypes of historical & contemporary Indian lives. Because the topic of Native Americans has often been stereotypical, it has contributed to a general lack of understanding about the diversity of Native cultures. This lecture will address the sources of American Indian stereotypes & provide ideas on how we can combat them in today?s world.

Visit their new multi-media exhibition, Hearing Our Voices, Remembering Our Past & Embracing Our Future. The exhibit was developed by the CIMCC in conjunction with the UC Berkeley, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Seventh Generation Fund & the CA State Library Research Bureau.

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

Cherished iconoclastic artist Alfredo de Batuc has been stricken with Guillain Barre syndrome. Kathy Gallegos, Avenue 50 Studio, & Bob Squires, Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, are sponsoring a 1-day art sale to raise money for Alfredo, who may be unable to paint for many months. Neither gallery is accepting commissions for sold artwork. If you can?t attend the fundraiser & would like to contribute, make checks to, Alfredo de Batuc Recovery Fund & mail them to Alfredo's friend, Donald J Ferguson, 1194 West 27th, LA, CA 90007. A trust fund has been set up for Alfredo.

Artists who have committed to date are: Jose Antonio Aguirre, Judy Baca, Armando Baeza, Guillermo Bejarano, Joe Bravo, Barbara Carrasco, Yreina Cervantez, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Magda Audifred, Sheila Bolton, David Botello, Joe Bravo, Mario Calvano, Peter Carrillo, James Clark, Beau Daignault, Roberto Delgado, John A Dominique, Ricardo Duffy, Donald Ferguson, Carl Fiacco, Carlos Flores, David Flury, Simone Gad, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa, Jr., Margaret Garcia, CiCi Gonzalez, Roberto Gutierrez, Maggie Haase, Wayne Healy, Sergio Hernandez, Tom Hernandez, Peter Liashkov, Leo Limon, La Linda, Jose Lopes, Ernesto de la Loza, Jose Lozano, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Heriberto Luna, Poli Marichal, Juliana Martinez, Mark A Martinez, Xavier Montes, Trevor Norris, John Rand, Rich Raya, Ricardo Reyes, Artemio Rodriguez, Domingo Rodriguez, Reyes Rodriguez, Juan Rosillo, Raoul de la Sota, Gregg Stone, Luz Tapia, Richard Valdez, Mark Vallen, Sergio Vasquez, Jose Zuno & others.


Casa 0101 & LA Theater Project, Inc present:
Real Women Have Curves, the play
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. 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.

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:

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!!

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

The hottest flamenco in town with a thrilling combination of prepared work & spontaneous exploration - with invited audience participation for the last number! There are new artists & new shows every week. Check with them each week to see who will be performing.

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.

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=3189
http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3159

Volunteers Needed: To staff gallery hours during Conversations North of Mexico, the Mental Menudo Artists Collective exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute. For days/hours & other information contact Abelardo de la Pena at abelardo@latinola.com with your availabilities during the week / weekends through the run of the show, from February 25 through March 25.

Volunteers Needed for Women?s History Month Project: Women?s History Month Celebration 2006: ?Could you imagine Life without Women?, when opportunity meets time -it?s Moment Time is Moment, but the Moment cannot be Timed. Organic Family Workshop, Ir?-Metta Foundation Program: www.iremetta.org/Binder3.pdf Contact Oshayi @ LaFia House 323.343.8724 for info; brig@iremetta.org

The 2006 Silver Lake Film Festival is seeking volunteers: They are looking for people to volunteer during their upcoming festival March 23-31 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood & at additional venues elsewhere in Hollywood, in Silver Lake, Echo Park & downtown. They are also seeking immediate help for projects leading up to the event. Of special note: During the festival, they are doing a program on Latino-American filmmakers that is being curated by NALIP (the National Association of Independent Latino Producers) & are seeking volunteers to act as filmmakers? liaisons & to help with promotional & marketing outreach. For more information about the festival, please visit www.silverlakefilmfestival.org. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Porter Kelly porter@silverlakefilmfestival.org with your phone number & email address & one of their volunteer coordinators will contact you.

SOON-TO-BE:

Pre-Carnaval
Thursday, February 23, 10:30p
Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire, Santa Monica, CA
310.393.6611 www.templebarlive.com
Admission: $10

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

Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, February 24, 7 ? 9p
Announcements: 8:30p
After Social: until 9p
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

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, 5 - 8p
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
February 25 - March 25
Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org
Sponsored by Heineken & the Mexican Cultural Institute

Last Saturday in East Village
Saturday, February 25, 4 - 10p
East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach, CA
562.268.EVAD lastsat@eastvillageartsdistrict.com www.lastsaturday.com www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com

Not Always Red
Appreciation Day: Saturday, February 25, 6 ? 9p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru February 25
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

My Heart is in the East & I in the Uttermost West
Ladino Music Concert: Saturday, February 25, 8p
Colloquium on Sephardic Culture: Sunday, February 26, 12noon ? 8p
CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
562.985.4423 jbluting@csulb.edu lvollend@csulb.edu
Sponsors: Graziadio Center for Italian Studies; Jewish Studies Program; Romance, German &Russian Languages & Literatures; Chicano & Latino Studies Department; History Department; History Students Association & Center for European Studies. Community sponsors: Bureau of Jewish Education of Orange County, Glenn Jampol Artwork & Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA
Concert Donations: $10 ($5 for students); $50: guaranteed preferred seating & reception entry following event

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

A Variety to Enjoy
Saturday, February 25
Author Reading: Julian Camachoy, 4p
Live Music: Upground, 6:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com
Door 4 Music: $5

The New Normalcy
Artists? Reception & Opening Party: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 9p
Iraq War 3rd Anniversary Special Events: Saturday, March 18, 8p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041.
February 25 - March 26
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/normalcy.htm

Leaving Aztlan (redux)
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 8p
Arena 1,Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
February 25 ? April 9
310.397.7456 sherry@santamonicaartstudios.com www.santamonicaartstudios.com

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 ? 2a
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

Dia de Andalucia Flamenco Show
Saturday, February 25, 2 ? 10p
Avio Dutch Club, 1557 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802
MMendgitan@aol.com
Free (Suggested Donation for parking $1)

African Celebration with Martin Espino
Sunday, February 26, 11a
Kidseum @ Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.480.1520 www.bowers.org/kidseum/kidseum.asp

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, 818.754.2402
Sundays, 12noon - 2p, Young Womyn Circle, Adriana 818.406.2013

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.

Not Always Red
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru February 25
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

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.

De El Corazon
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
Thru February 28
323.550.1400 Timoi@timoi.com www.timoi.com

A multi-woman show featuring the artworks of Timoi & including Victoria Delgadillo, Kateri Forbes, Cidne Hart, Brandy Maya Healy, Jazmin Lopez, Karla Lopez & Miriam Martinez. The exhibit is: A reflection of their struggles, passions, inspiration; a reflection of how women see the world around them.

Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 23, 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru 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.

Nostradamus - Three Waves to the Apocalypse
Copro/Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.2156 CoproNason@msn.com www.CoproNason.com
Thru March 4

This is a group art exhibition of work honoring the most widely read seer of the Renaissance, Nostradamus. Artists depictions of prophesies & apocalypse include: Amanda Visell, Anthony Ausgang, Brian Viveros, Charles Manson, Charles Wish, Chet Zar, Dan Quintana, David Lynch, Esao Andrews, Gidget Gein, Isabel Samaras Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Joey Remmers, John John Jesse, Kevin Peterson, KRK Ryden, Luke Chueh, Michael Leavitt, Naoto Hattori, Pamela Jaeger, Pooch, Robert Craig, Ron English, Sas Christian, Shag, Shepard Fairey, Stone Thomas Han, Ver Mar & many more!!

Michael Salerno: New Work
LA Center for Digital Art, 107 W 5th St, LA, CA
Thru March 4
323.646.9427 lacda@lacda.com www.lacda.com

Over the last 25 years Michael Salerno has established himself as a LA mainstay with his complex abstracts made of countless colorful marks & swirls of paint. By reinterpreting his painting style through his custom "recipe" of software processes his exploration of texture, form, shape & color departs in a new direction made possible by computer technology.

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).

In Honor of Black History Month:
Artworks by Joni Wilson & Terry Wilson
Artist's Reception: March 11, 4 - 6p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
Thru March 12
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

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.

Art of Adornment: Tribal Beauty
Opening: February 12
Bowers Museum, 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.567.3642 714.552.2842 rweinberg@bowers.org www.bowers.org

The exhibition focuses on the tribal aesthetic of body adornment from indigenous peoples around the world. Tribal art represents the art of the world's indigenous people. The primary areas featured in the exhibition include: Pacific Islands: Polynesia, Melanesia & Micronesia; Africa: Peoples of the Niger, Nomads of North Africa & SubSaharan Africa; China & Southeast Asia: Tribal People of China & Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian archipelagos & Tribal India; The Americas: Pre-Columbian America & The Native American West.

A Now, For Something Newd, curated by J Michael Walker
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
Thru March 12 323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com
jmichael@jmichaelwalker.com

David Botello, Frances Dunham Catlett, Raoul De la Sota, Diane Gamboa, Cici Gonzalez, Kevin Hass, Irene Fertik, Don Normark, Tom?s Owen, Sergio Rebia, Reyes Rodriguez, Mark Vallen -- Wonderful artists all, ranging across media ? drawing, painting, photography & sculpture ? consider the undraped form in works both thoughtful & gorgeous, most for the first time.

Comix! 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
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
The San Diego Automotive Museum is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture. Generous support from the National Assn 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

18th Street Center Presents:
HTTL:// Hacking the Timeline / EZTV, Digilantism & the LA Digital Arts Movement: Exhibition of Digital Art in Print, Video & Installation
Panel Discussions: Thursday, 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
Thru April 8
Funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

Patssi Valdez
Gallery A, Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Thru April 9
310.519.0936 info@angelsgateart.org www.angelsgateart.org
Suggested donation: $5/adult; under 18 free

LA legend Patssi Valdez takes over Angels Gate Gallery A, the Center's first solo exhibition in its recently remodeled main gallery. The show includes five works produced in 2005 not been previously shown anywhere. Peter Grimes, Turandot, Ainadamar, Lucio Silla & The Barber of Seville were commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera to promote the opera company's most recent season of musical classics & new works.

UP-COMING:

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

Storytelling & Music Performance with Martin Espino
Saturday, March 4, 1p
Martinez Bookstore & Art Gallery, 1110 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA
714.973.7900

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
Rocky Behr, The Folk Tree 626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com
Gail Mishkin, The Folk Tree Collection, 626.793.4828,mishkinftc@aol.com
www.folktree.com

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, March 9, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Downtown Art Ride: 5p
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA

NewTown presents:
Northwest Portraits
Friday, March 10, 6 ? 10p
Armory Northwest, 965 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena, north end of east wall
Rotating exhibit, runs through January, 2007
Richard Amromin 626.398.9278 newtownart@charter.net www.newtownart.org

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

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

International Women Month Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6 ? 9p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103, Pomona, CA 91766
March 1 ? 26
909.620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

Cinemania Flamenco presents
2nd Saturday Film Nite: Poligono Sur: Seville Southside
Saturday, March 11, 6p
Cultural Stage of Art, 410-B W 4th St Ste 4, Santa Ana Artists? Village, CA 92701
714.543.0613 tierra_flamenca@yahoo.com www.tierra-flamenca.com
Suggested Donation: $1

The American Indian Studies Department, American Indian Student Council, Native American Alumni Chapter, Division of Student Services, Student Life & Development, 49er Shops, Inc & Associated Students Inc present:
CSULB 36th Annual Pow Wow
Saturday, March 11, 11a - 10p
Sunday, March 12, 11a - 6p
Registration Closes: Saturday 11, 2p
CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
csulb_powwow@hotmail.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
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com

1st Annual Mexica New Year Gathering
Saturday, March 18, 3p ? 12 midnite
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

2006 Women's Music, Art & Dance Festival
Exhibition: March 18 - April 17
Festival: March 25, 11a - 6p
2nd City Council, Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave,
Long Beach, CA 90802
2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net


About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who loves collecting rocks. She spent a few days in Tucson doing that, of course, the rocks she's talking about are gems/minerals/fossils that she'll use to make her one-of-a-kind symbolic jewelry.




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