Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 3.4.06

We're eating Menudo down by the LA River looking at a Cornfield

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

Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 3.4.06

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

Have a Bowl of Mental Menudo (article in Tu Ciudad): "Hola Magu = You're mainstream "Hispano/ Latino", or at least, you made the upscale, monolingual Hispano/Latino revista. De veras, congrats. Shalom, RuthAnne" Reply: "Am hopeful that the mental menudo can be considered the real upstream mainstream river to artistic awareness. magu"

And so, it is. If you can't wait to come to the next Mental Menudo on March 17, come to the Downstairs Gallery at the Mexican Cultural Institute & catch the Conversations North of the Border exhibit. Or if you live in the Pomona area, come to the Mental Menudo starting there this Wednesday. If you go to the exhibit, you may catch one of the exhibiting artists there as we've all been invited to help out in the gallery during the extent of the show. And, you just might catch me there.

Where will you be???


For a permanent listing of this or previous newsletters or artists' calls, go to www.LatinoLA.com or a www.consafos.com (where it is very artistically displayed). Or subscribe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Aztlannet_Arte where you'll not only receive this newsletter & have access to it on a permanent basis, but you'll be kept abreast of other happenings in the Chicana/o art world.


Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Presents:
Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca
English opening: Friday, March 3, 8p
Teatro Carmen Zapata, 421 N Avenue 19, LA 323-225-4044.
Thru March 26
Production Grant Provided by NEA
323.225.4044 www.bfatheatre.org
Admission: $35 opening night; $26/27 Regular

The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts opens its 2006 season with Yerma, an emotional masterpiece by the Spanish poet & dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca. This play is a poetic, impassioned masterpiece about a woman's obsessive desire to bring new life into her barren world. It tells the gripping story of a woman's mission to have a child & taps into the universal themes of love, passion, sexuality & marriage.

Translator: Camen Zapata & Michael Dewell; Director: Margarita Galb?n; Set Designer: Estela Scarlata; Lighting Designer: Edward Motts; Costume Designer: Carlos Brown; Music: Ian Krouse; Choreographor: Mari Sandoval

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Ch?vez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story by Don Normark & Jordan Mechner
Film + Guests In Conversation with Carol Jacques
Friday, March 3, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
Rain or Shine: inside the heated yurt

Don Normark's haunting photographs bring back to life a Mexican American village razed in the 1950s to build Dodger Stadium. Chavez Ravine (24 minutes) tells the bittersweet story of how an American community was betrayed by greed, political hypocrisy & good intentions gone astray.

In 1949, photographer Don Normark stumbled on Ch?vez Ravine, a closely-knit Mexican-American village on a hill overlooking downtown Los Angeles. Enchanted, he stayed for a year & took hundreds of photographs, never knowing he was capturing on film the last images of a place that was about to disappear.

The following year, the city of L.A. evicted the 300 families of Ch?vez Ravine to make way for a low-income public housing project. The land was cleared, homes, schools & church razed to the ground. But the real estate lobby, sensing a great opportunity, accused the LA Housing Authority's Frank Wilkinson of being a communist agent. The city folded & instead of building the promised housing, it sold the land to baseball owner Walter O'Malley, who built Dodger Stadium on the site.

Fifty years later, Normark's haunting black-n-white photographs reclaim & celebrate a lost village from a simpler time. * note: above text taken from the website of Chavez Ravine distributor Bullfrogfilms.com

About the film: Director: Jordan Mechner; Producer: Jordan Mechner, Don Normark, Andrew B. Andersen, Mark Moran; Photographer: Don Normark; Music: Ry Cooder; Narrator: Cheech Marin ?2004

The evening will include an in-person discussion with special guests with first-hand knowledge of what happened in the hills that overlook the Not A Cornfield grounds. Free: parking, refreshments, film; campfire

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

Hear the intriguing stories & the exotic sounds of the Ancient Aztecs, Mayan & Amazonian cultures as Storyteller, Adrienne Chavez McMillan & Indigenous Instrumentalist, Martin Espino, weave spoken word & exotic native sounds to perform exciting tales from Ancient Americans including creation tales of the Aztec people in the tale of La Diosa Hambrienta (the Hungry Goddess) &
The Trail of Stars. Enjoy the Mayan tale of Rocha & the Sun & the Amazonian tale entitled The Whistling Monster. Join them for a fun & interesting journey into their Ancient past.

4th Annual Route 66 Art Auction
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Members Only Preview Reception: 6 - 7p
Silent Auction Opens to the public: 7p
Live Auction: 9:30p
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org
Admission: $20
Sponsors: Platinum - TracyKing.com, Coldwe11Banker; Silver - Paul Pagnone, Pete's Blue Chip Burgers; Copper - Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling, Heather Hoggan & Frank Parrello, Perla Bantolo, One Stop Tire & Wheel

The Board of Directors, Art Auction Committee & Staff of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock cordially invite you to this wonderful auction. With over 150 artists who have donated art for the auction it is the largest collaboration of individual artists supporting the Arts community of NorthEastLA. The proceeds are used to support the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock's festivals, programming & exhibitions. Appetizers & No-Host Wine & Martini Bar. Complimentary admission for new or renewed members!

The Arroyo Arts Collective Presents
Views of the River - Art Inspired by the LA River
Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6 - 9p
Book Signing: Saturday, March 11, 5 - 8p
Poster Signing: Saturday, April 1, 12noon - 4p
Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March 4 - April 2
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

This is an exhibition of six artists' different perspectives on the 52-mile river that is the backbone of LA. Painting & prints by Judith Amdur; Photographs by Bill Johnson; Paintings by Leo Limon; Drawings by Joe Linton; Collaborative Fiber Art & Fused Glass by Connie Rohman & Julie Nagesh; Installation by Jane Tsong.

Later this month Joe Linton signs his book, Down By the Los Angeles River: Friends of the Los Angeles River Official Guide (Wilderness Press, 2005) in conjunction with NELAart Second Saturday Gallery night. At the beginning of April Leo Limon signs his poster, Down by the Cornfields.

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

This is annual Easter season exhibition includes old & new Latin American (largely Mexican) religious folk art & artifacts displayed alongside a wide variety of works by area artists in other media that depict themes related to Easter & more generally deal with issues concerning the sacred & the profane. Easter is the most important holiday of the festival calendar for many Mexican Catholics. The abundance of Easter & Lenten season rituals, including processions, dances & other observances are evidence of its significance.

The intention in this exhibit is to create a church-like environment to serve as a backdrop for a variety of religious & devotional objects. Some of the works include: large processional pieces from Oaxaca calendas) depicting religious symbols or figures & made of tiny multi-colored everlasting flowers; a variety of retablos (late nineteenth & twentieth century religious paintings on tin or wood); santos (polychrome wooden carvings of saints); milagros (miracle offerings) & mixed media portable home shrines. Through these small wooden boxes, in which paper, plastic or wax flowers are combined with colored foil & wooden carvings of Christ or other religious figures, anonymous artists make very personal statements about the crucifixion & resurrection of Christ.

Many local artists are represented, working in a variety of media such as painting, found objects, printmaking, wood, & clay. Among the artists are ceramicist Kina Crow, fiber artist Mavis Leahy, painter Nancy Romero & mixed media artists Ellen Grim & Claudia Galvan. Other participating artists are Sheila Baird, Julie Soto, Martha Martinez, Deborah Blanco & several more.

Hollywood Dream: Bloody Red Carpet, Curator: Samuel Saga
Artists Reception: Saturday, March 4, 7 - 11:30p
Black Maria Gallery, 3137 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, CA
March 4 - 29
818.613.9090 323.660.9393 blackmaria_gallery@sbcglobal.net www.blackmariagallery.com

The Oscars are religiously watched by millions upon millions throughout the world. Yet, as the props & production values get glitzier each year, few people pause to reflect on the human cost of the Red Carpet parade. The resplendent glamour & plasticity of the Hollywood enterprise are necessary tools to mask the psychological toll of reaching fame, in tune with the entertainment industry's battle cry of ceaseless fictionalization.

Featuring new & recent works by ten LA-area artists, including Van Arno, Rafael Delgado, Ronald J Llanos, Kris Lewis, Jeff McMillan, Greg Noppe, Andrea Offerman, Kenji Tanaka, Ron Velasco & Ubaldo Miranda Villa

Boroughs of Los Angeles
Artists Reception: March 4, 7p
William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S West View St, LA, CA 90016
March 4 through April 14
323.734.1165 mahyarnili@yahoo.com

A first-ever collaborative student art show featuring undergraduate work from the major art campuses in LA: USC, UCLA, Otis, Art Center & Cal Arts. Featuring an Open Media Exhibition of over 125 different works of art. Come meet emerging artists, with live music by the Sam Brawner Trio & food. Valet parking available on opening night.

Mental Menudo Pomona
Wednesday, April 8, 7p
Popztlan, 256 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA

Join them for the Mental Menudo Art Dialogue in the Pomona Arts Colony. The Mental Menudo is a free 'art related topics' forum. Everyone is cordially welcome to attend. They thank everyone for their 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.


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 +

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.

Cryptonoche is World Music
Fridays, 8:30p
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

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

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.

Son Jarocho Classes
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6p
East Side Caf?, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
Donations are accepted

Son Jarocho Classes! Learn to: Play Jarana: String Instrument from Veracruz; Dance Zapateado; Sing & compose Sones-songs; & Gain Knowledge of Son Jarocho music, Children, teens & Adults welcomed!

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.

Chicano/Chicana Literature Alive!
Group Meeting: Thursdays, 7p
The Border Book Festival
Cultural Center de Mesilla2231 A Calle de Parian, Mesilla, NM
505.523.3988 bbf@zianet.com www.borderbookfestival.org
Donation: $5 per meeting

The Cultural Center de Mesilla will host a monthly reading & discussion group, Chicano/Chicana Literature Alive!, facilitated by writer Denise Chavez. She is the author of A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food & Culture, forthcoming in April 2006, the novels Face of Angel & Loving Pedro Infante, as well as the short story collection, The Last of the Menu Girls.

The meetings cover Chicano/Chicana themes & include the discussion of classic & contemporary writing. The group will have special guests throughout the year, field trips & other book related events. Bring a notebook & your enthusiasm as the power of this great literature is explored.


Because of the hi-volume of Calls for Artists, the listings will be at www.LatinoLA.com (http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3224) . The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

ArtNight Pasadena Docents Needed: On Friday, March 10, 6 - 10p the City of Pasadena will be co-sponsoring the 15th ArtNight-Pasadena with cultural institutions offering free events for the evening. Free shuttles are offered to patrons to experience the evening's offerings. Docents are needed to ride the shuttles & guide patrons to various Pasadena cultural venues city-wide.

Duties include: Riding the shuttles, guiding patrons, speaking about the evening's events, taking surveys & answering general questions. Cordiality is a must. (Bi-lingual skills are welcomed but not required.)

+ Applicant MUST be over 18
+ Applicant MUST be comfortable speaking in front of groups
+ Applicant MUST have a working cell phone for use the day of event.
+ Applicant MUST be able to attend a 1 hour training/orientation
on Monday evening, February 27, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
+ Applicant MUST be able to the work on Friday, March 10, 5 - 11p

Pay is for a full 7 hours at $10 an hour. (Fee paid 4 weeks after event)

If interested please send note of interest, contact phone, email & a brief paragraph of qualifications (no more than 1/2 page) to: Ernest A Figueroa, Program & Grants Coordinator, Pasadena Cultural Affairs efigueroa@cityofpasadena.net You will then be contacted if there are positions left to fill.


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

Brownsville Four; Curator: Carlos Gomez
Thursday, March 9, 7 - 9p
Cal Poly Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona
March 9 - April 22
909.869.4301 pemerill@csupomona.edu www.csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
The Future of Food - Film + Discussion + Surprise Guests
Friday, March 10
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes presents
Cocina Connection: Art, Culture, & Food
Film: Friday, March 10, 7 - 9p
El Pueblo de LA Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Sanchez Alley (between Firehouse No. 1 & Pico House)
Co-sponsored by: Chinese American Museum, Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, The Tamale Museum
Supported by: Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA; El Pueblo de LA Historical Monument
323.932.5849 programs@lapca.org www.lapca.org

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

Conversations North of Mexico
Artists? Conversations: Saturday, March 11, 3p: Nery Lemus & Lucia Angela Perez
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Thru March 25
213.624.3660 Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org
Sponsored by Heineken

Grand Opening Exhibit
Saturday, March 11, 12Noon - 9p
Gallery Crewest, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
213.627.8272 Crewest.com

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

Out of Context: Redefining the Language of Pattern, Color & Shape: Four Artists Group Exhibit
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6 - 10p
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
March 11 - April 7
323.663.2787 www.metrogallery.org

East LA Collage & Bitch 3 by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 11, 8p
Antigua Coffee House, El Sereno, CA

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

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

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

13th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, Art Exhibit y Mas
Thursday, March 09, 1p - Sunday, March 19, 7:15p
Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA

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

Art Festival Featuring:
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

Flor de Serena - Spirit of Purim
Sunday March 12, 3p
Mystic Flower Loft, 606 E 8th St #302, LA
213-489-2258 www.flordeserena.com
Please RSVP
Entrance: With Mask $10; Without Mask $15

De Bohemian Soul Women's History Month Exhibition:
Reflections of 8 Natural Women
Artists' Reception: March 12, 11: 30a - 5:30p
LaFia House Gallery, Brewery Arts Complex, 642 Moulton Ave W13, LA, CA
March 12 - 31
323.343.8724, oshayi@lafiahouse.com www.lafiahouse.com

March for Peace - 241-Mile March
March 12 - 27
Tijuana, Mexico to San Francisco, CA
Fernando Su?rez del Solar 760.233.0630 858.774.0172 fernando@guerreroazteca.org


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

Echoing Chingazos in the Echo Chamber
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.

About Productions in association with Ensemble Theatre Collective Presents:
At [Inside] the Ford: LA Real
Fridays/Saturdays, 8p; Sundays, 2p
Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, LA
Thru March 5

A contemporary Latina uncovers her family's past cemented over by 250 years of LA history. Exploring the myths & nostalgia that affect our perceptions of CA, LA Real traces the relationships between LA & its three dominant cultures: Mestizo/Mexican/Californio, Native CA Indian & American-European. A one-woman theater work written & directed by Theresa Chavez & performed by Rose Portillo. It incorporates painting, photography, video & original music. Chavez is a seventh-generation Californio; her family settled in what now LA in 1771.

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.

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

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.

A Year in France, curated by Patrick Ela
Fine Artists Factory, 474 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru March 12
626.356.0474 www.fineartistsfactory.com

This is an exhibition of paintings of Paris & the south of France by Frank & Sharon Romero.

Comix! Gallery Show
Question & Answer Session: Saturday, March 11, 3 ? 5p
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
Thru March 13
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org

De La Selva Y El Campo
Division 9 Gallery North, 3458 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

Artwork by Oscar Magallanes. ?Our dead called us again to dignity & to the struggle.?

Conversations North of Mexico
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
Thru March 25
213.624.3660 Mental_Menudo@yahoo.com www.mentalmenudo.org
Sponsored by Heineken

The exhibition shows the rich artistic Chicana/o/Latina/o diversity of the Mental Menudo artists starting 30 years ago & progressing to the present. Conversations North of Mexico documents &/or interprets the historical, social, political, &/or emotional dialogues that occur among between & within Mexico & the U.S., despite political borders & artificial boundaries.

Artists participating include Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Linda Arreola, Joe Bravo, Daniel Gonzalez, Richard Haro, Christopher Xavier Hernandez, Sergio Hernandez, Patricia Lazalde, Manuel "Manny" LeGasp?, Nery Lemus, Pola Lopez, Ernesto de la Loza, Gilbert "Mag?" Luj?n, Oscar Magallanes, Don Newton, Gilbert Ortiz, Armando Peralta, Lucia Angela Perez, Ramon Ramirez, Raoul De la Sota, Julie Soto, RuthAnne Tarletz, Mario Trillo, Mark Vallen & Jaime "Germ" Zacarias.

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

Over 20 artists will present artworks depicting the realities of the post 9-11 world - endless war, militarism, terrorism, state surveillance & repression.

The San Diego Automotive Museum presents
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern CA
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

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.

Leaving Aztlan (redux), curated by Kaytie Johnson
Arena 1,Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica
Thru April 9
310.397.7456 sherry@santamonicaartstudios.com www.santamonicaartstudios.com

The artists in this exhibition use culturally ambiguous formal & conceptual strategies that defy one-dimensional readings, & situate their work not within the confines & constructs of an ethnically based visual ghetto, but within the larger, global context of contemporary art.

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
Thru 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.

LifeCycles: Reflections of Change & A New Hope for Future Generations
UCR/CA Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Thru April 15
jacalyn@artelunasol.com 951.784.FOTO www.cmp.ucr.edu http://lifecycles.ucr.edu
With the help of a grant from the CA Council for the Humanities.

Jacalyn Lopez Garcia's documentary project examines the personal histories of seven immigrant & migrant farm worker families that settled in the colonias of Coachella Valley & further reveals their involvement in changing the
CA social landspace. This multimedia documentary project focuses on the personal stories of struggle & accomplishments of families, students, & members of the growing Colonia communities located in the Southeastern deserts of CA.

To bring further clarity & a new level of understanding to this documentary series, researchers (including Garcia herself) conducted interviews with the Colonia residents to document their life experiences. The results of this portion of the documentary project, as well as the photographs, have been incorporated into an interactive website.


For Up-Coming Events see separate listing or go to www.LatinoLA.com for the complete newsletter.


The San Diego Automotive Museum presents:
Bajito y Suavecito...Low-riders of Southern CA
Free Admission Tuesdays: March 7/14/21
Third Thursday Speaker Series: 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.

Rigo Reyes & Victor Ochoa will speak on March 16.

Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, March 17, 7 ? 9p
Continuing Discussion: 7p: The Art of Marketing
Art Community Announcements: 8:30p
After Social/Networking: until 9p
Downstairs Art Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Sustainable Urban Parks: Lecture by Galen Cranz
Friday, March 17, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 7 - 10p
Goddess Forum: Thursday, March 30, 7 - 9p
Dance with the Goddess: April 8, 6 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
March18 - April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@msn.com www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.com

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

Readings by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 18, 7p
Jim Fitipaldi's Joint, Downtown LA

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

Photography Fine Art Documentary
Saturday, March 18, 6 - 9p
119 W Transit St, Ontario, CA 91762

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

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

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Opening: Sunday, March 19, 1 - 3pm
Panel Presentation: 2p
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
March 19 - June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org

2006 Silver Lake Film Festival
March 23 ? 31
Primary Venue: ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield
Possible Futures For Downtown L.A.: Panel Discussion with James Rojas, Michael Dear, Lane Barden, Gloria Ohland
Friday, March 24, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

East LA Collage & Bitch 3 by Jim Marquez
Artist's Reading: Saturday, March 25, 8p
LunaSol Books, Whittier, CA

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

Mexican Cultural Institute Presents:
Cesar E Chavez Day
Friday, March 31, 10a - 3p
Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA

Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield Grand Finale
The End ? A Party
Friday, March 31, 7:30p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA

XII Eco Maya Festival
Saturday/Sunday, April 22/23, 10a ? 10p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
323.662.3750 Roman@afrocuba.org ecomaya@stageofthearts.info www.stageofthearts.info/ecomaya.htm

12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival
Festival: Sunday, April 23
CA Oil Museum, 1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93061
Art Show: April 2 - May 21
805.525.8961 Xavier 805.890.0001 Carmen cguerrero@DeColoresArtGroup.org
www.DeColoresArtGroup.org www.XavierMontes.com
805.933.0076 info@oilmuseum.net www.oilmuseum.net

2nd Annual Call for Entries Exhibit
Artists Reception: Sunday, May 21, 3 ? 5p
Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts, 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera, CA
May 20 - August 21
562.801.4300 cgarcia@pico-rivera.org www.pico-rivera.org

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who is busy this weekend/next week gallery sitting at the Mental Menudo artists exhibit Conversations North of Mexico where she has one of her artworks.

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