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

They're off on a bike ride to visit the art in NorthEast LA.

By Ruth Anne TarLetz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: April 7, 2006


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


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

This Chicana artist will be at

The Bike Oven & Locos Armadillos 42 Bike Club present:
Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride
Saturday, April 8, 6:30 - 10p
Meet at: Flag Pole, Figueroa/York
Sponsored by: The Registrar & The Recreation, Culture & the Arts Committee of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com ubrayj02@yahoo.com

Bicyclists! Artists! Slackers!

Come to the Spoke(n) Art Ride Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 6:30p. It meets at the corner of Figueroa & York (at the flag pole). After parties, etc. once the ride is over.

North East Los Angeles has two dozen galleries & art houses in a two mile radius - and we will travel to nearly all of them on this ride. This ride is an entire evening worth of bikes, art & fun.

The ride will wind its way around the Eagle Rock & Highland Park area, stopping at every gallery open that night as part of NELAart's ongoing "2nd Saturday" Gallery Night. The galleries will generally be open from 7 - 10p - & run a WIDE spectrum of different genres & styles.

The ride starts at the corner of Figueroa & York Blvd. (at the flagpole). If you've got blinking lights that will help you stay safe. There is a bit of uphill riding, but we'll be rolling at an easy pace. Stopping at every gallery will take time & we want to hit them all. If you get lost or want to meet up with the ride, call 310.902.5439 for directions.

At the end of the ride we'll meet up at the Bike Oven (130 W Avenue 42) & Rock Rose Gallery at 4108 N Figueroa. They're both VERY close to each other & close to Gold Line train stations & several all-night bus lines that run on Figueroa.

Flyer at: http://ubrayj02.elitemail.org/NELAart.pdf

Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For a complete listing of this newletter go to www.LatinoLA.com or www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry where you'll also find Calls 4 Artists.

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts located in the heart of Lincoln Heights is having their annual fundraiser on:

Thursday, June 8, 2006
OLE! Diego Rivera, Los Angeles River Center & Gardens (formerly Lawyry's California Center)
Edward James Olmos, Honorary Chair 2006 Honoree: Gregorio Luke
Buy your tickets soon.
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, 421 N Avenue 19, LA, CA 90031, 323.225.4044 www.bfatheatre.org

Petition link to support the position of the Friends of the Southwest Museum:

Neighbors: I (and some of you) have been a supporter of Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition since it was formed three years ago to be a proactive group to aid the Autry National Center in what we thought were its efforts in making the Southwest a viable destination. During this time, the Autry persists with its non-committal stance about preserving LAs' first museum as a museum. Professional, peer-reviewed studies have shown clearly that the museum is viable and the reports (by architect Brenda Levin) outline the steps that can be taken to make it so, all very feasible with a budget like the Autry's. Autry, in representing this idea to the public, casts negative light on the idea, making it seem unfeasible. The people who formed this coalition have won important battles, including getting the Gold Line train to build a SouthWest Museum stop and to get the signatures of every single Los Angeles council person claiming the SouthWest as a paramount Los Angeles landmark.

As Autry continues it's plan to move the collection and exhibition space to a 100,000 square foot facility on parkland it leases in Griffith Park, we have (after three years) no certainty that it will keep running the building as a museum. In fact, we have no assurance that they wish to continue to own it at all ten or twenty years from now. This structure is a Los Angeles and indeed a world treasure. It contains over 250,000 artifacts from many American Indian tribes, thanks to the inspired work of Charles Fletcher Lummis. This is enough to fill two world-class museums, yet the Autry continues to try to foist the idea that the Southwest is not a viable museum.

For now I urge you to sign the petition. You do not have to live in this community (NorthEast Los Angeles) for your voice to count, so I hope you make this note your own and distribute widely. This is an issue of national scientific and historical importance. Many may not know much about the SouthWest Museum, but may have fond memories of visiting as a child. This facility serves as an educational tool for thousands of children & adults per year. Its ability to operate is being systematically dismantled by Autry. In addition to your signature on the petition, I ask that, if you belong to an organization (such as a historical society or even a corporation), that can add its name to the list of hundreds of institutions and organizations that support the position of the Friends to keep the SouthWest an active museum, please e-mail Nicole Possert, aguild@pacbell.net, with your organization's name.

Also, if you are inclined, write to: Jos? Huizar, councilmember.huizar@lacity.org, Ed Reyes, reyes@council.lacity.org, Mayor Villaraigosa, mayor@lacity.org

Thank you for your attention to this. --Scott Rubel

Petition: http://www.friendsofthesouthwestmuseum.com/petition.html
Nicole Possert (for declaring your organization's support) aguild@pacbell.net
To get on the Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swmcoalition

WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops & Restaurants
Thursday, April 6, 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 Artists Collective Meeting
Friday, April 7, 7 - 9p
Continuing Discussion: 7p
Art Community Announcements: 8:30p
After Social/Networking: until 9p
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park,1201 N Spring St (College & Spring), LA
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org

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. Contact Peter or Oscar to be put on the mailing list.


The East LA Chamber of Commerce presents:
A Business Mixer, Art Exhibit & Sale
Friday, April 7, 5:30 ? 8:30p
Chim Maya Art Gallery, 5283 E Beverly, LA, CA
RSVP: 323.869.8881 elacoc@pacbell.net

Latino artists featuring local talent. Art exhibit & sale with, among others, Dolores Haro & Richard Valdes. Special guest speaker: Gloria Romero, Senate Majority Leader.

Poetry Reading w/ Martin Espada
Open Mic: Friday, April 7, 8p
T?a Chucha's Caf? Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Martin Espada has published thirteen books in all as a poet, editor & translator. His eighth book of poems is called The Republic of Poetry, forthcoming from W.W. Norton. His last collection, Alabanza: New & Selected Poems (1982-2002) was named an American Library Association Notable Book of the year.

Way south: South American Jazz
Friday, April 7, 8:30p
La Portena Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA 91343
Reservations: 818.988.3359 WAYSOUTH98

Let's travel to South America?for couple of hours: Dino Durand (Guitar), Pablo Correa (Drums), Juan C. Portillo (Bass) & Pablo Medina (Keyboards).

NELAart presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
Saturday, April 8, 7 - 10p
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove
Maps/Information: www.NELAart.org

Participating Galleries: The Acorn Gallery, Another Year in LA, Art Studio C, Avenue 50 Studio, Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, drkrm, Future Studio, The Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, MorYork Gallery, Space Ark Gallery, Toros Pottery & Verbre' Fine Art.


La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Dance with the Goddess: April 8, 6 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.com

Come Celebrate The Goddess. Bring your drums, maracas & iour dancin? feet. Drum Circle rhythms led by Paige Leemhuis. Eastern Belly Dance & Spanish Flamenco dance & manos (hand-clapping) led by Marissa Tamayo & Nyiesha De Lima.

View the last weeks of Beautiful & Inspirational Goddess Art by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Linda Arreola, Ada Pullini Brown, Margaret Garcia, Nancy Ann Jones, Julio Martinez, Brian Medina, John Miner, Jonde Northcutt, Jorge Sicre & Alexander Suriano.

Blue Chips Apparel
Saturday, April 8, 7 - 11p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042 323.550.1400 Timoi@timoi.com www.timoi.com

If you missed the launch party last weekend you can still join the founders of Blue Chips to celebrate their new clothing & T-shirt line. Along with local visual artists, musicians, poets & DJs, Blue Chips has developed a clothing line that demonstrates what the Northeast LA art community truly is." The mission is to fuse the LA artist & music lifestyle. Artists include: Germs, Daniel Gonzalez, Raul Baltazar, Antonio Pelayo, Yem & Timoi.

Lines & Textures y Mas
Saturday April 8, 7 - 10p
CActuS Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041
323.256.6117

Live Vibe ? An Alternative Space for Alternative People

Continuing photography show: Lines & Textures by Angela Maria Ortiz S. Additional work by local artists Cristian Vega-Rojo, Jason Schaper, GanZa & Robin "Elotes" Diaz

Live Painting: Walt Hall & Steve Erickson
Live Music: Craig Casey::::Drum Circle
Live Drawing: Viktoria Gaw, Roger Trivi?os, Cristian Vega-Rojo

Bring your sketchpad, they welcome others to draw GRIN, our charismatic model & friend.

Intimate Geography - getting to know a place: Curated by Deborah Thomas and Linda Anne Hoag
Artists' Reception Saturday, April 8, 2006 5 - 10p
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
April 8 - May 6
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

This exhibit features Installation and Mixed Media work by: Edith Abeyta, Daniel Marlos, Jennifer Murphy, Deborah Thomas and Linda Anne Hoag. This thought provoking group show offers a collection of imaginative and personal perspectives on how one relates to a particular locale.

Concrete Drawing: Curated by Barry Markowitz & Liz Young
Artists? Reception: April 8, 6 - 9p
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
April 8 ? May 20
323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

This is an exhibit that discusses the idea of drawing that expands beyond the page. It explores the structural aspects of drawing, not only in a formal way but how the elements of drawing can come off the flat surface and be used to describe issues beyond line. The premise of Concrete Drawing evolves from a construction of a flat idea, a realization of content into a more 3-dimesional area, not only representing a spatial world but also pushing the possibility of the core principles of drawing and discussing them using a broad range of materials and techniques.

This is not a new idea. Duchamp in his ?The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors? produced in a very simple yet profound manner a drawing that literally exploded from the flat surface. The artists in Concrete Drawing are still pushing similar ideas that could be included under this foundation: Brian Cooper, Lynne Berman, Nicola Vruwink, Bill Anderson, Alison Goldberg, Kristi Lippire, Mark Dutcher, Michael McMillian, Vally Mestroni, Barry Markowitz, Daniel Wheeler, Stuart Rapeport, Richard Wearn, Liz Young, Carrie Whitney, and Lara Newsom. These artists use a variety of materials and methods to create a hybrid of drawing, painting and sculpture. This results in a innovative way to think about drawing and it?s possibilities.

Group Show
Artists? Reception: April 8, 7 - 10p
Mor York Gallery, 4959 York Blvd. Highland Park, CA 90042
April 8 - May 11
323.376.4428 bmallman@nelaart.org

This group show features work by Jamison Carter, Margaret Griffith , Ryan Logan & Thomas Muller.

Patrick Kelly: ?ire Irish Landscapes
drkrm. Gallery & Lab, 2121 N San Fernando Rd Ste 3, LA, CA
Thru April 8
323.223.6867 drkrm@mac.com www.drkrm.com
Free Valet Parking

Patrick Kelly's timeless black & white photographs capture the awe & mystery of Ireland's mythic landscape & reveal a collective past shrouded in the mist-laden mountains, woods & ancient fortresses of this sacred land.

Urban Cityscapes curated by John Zender
Artists? Reception: Saturday, April 8, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
April 8 - 29
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com

LA has been influenced by urban art since the early nineteen eighties; many murals have gone throughout the city changing the city?s landscape. Since the early eighties urban art was introduced to LA through Graffiti art, murals & other media such as dance & music & has now entered in main stream pop culture. One of the most influential landscapes has been the Belmont Tunnel, an abandoned metro rail lot that was used by many young artists as a training ground for developing their art skills. In this exhibition a photo documentation by Ben Higa, Eriberto Oriol, Zender one & Secret, will take the viewer on a visual journey through time looking at walls & the urban graff life styles. Along with the photos will be a written expose by Inka one. Other Artist will also exhibit examples of urban art & their unique style & flavor. Artists such as Duce one, Rick aka Crime, Cre8, Sano, Mig one, Scud & Vox. Artist Shandu one will create a three dimensional model of the Belmont Tunnel while Artist Arturo Gonzalez gives examples of urban development plans for LA. This art exhibition was curated & conceived by Zender & recognizes that this exhibition can inspire a much greater show in the future.

The Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, in cooperation with Plaza de la Raza presents:
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Community Concert: Saturday, April 8, 7:30p
Plaza de la Raza, Margo Albert Theater, 3540 N Mission Rd, LA, CA
323-223-2475

Enjoy this Community Concert that is a celebration of Latin American music by a Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed ensemble. They will be playing an evening of Latino composers, including Javier Alvarez (Metro Chabacano), Gabriena Lena Frank (Leyendas: Andean Walkabout), Javier Montiel (Variations on Caprice No. 24 by Pagnani & Gabriel Ortiz (La calaca, last dance from the Altar de Muertos) Very cool chamber music, inside a cool theatre if you join us bring a sweater, we still have to get the air hooked up. Worth the rush, come & huddle, cuddle & listen to wonderful live music. Plaza has no corking fee.

FLOW: Fine Lines on Water, curated by Diannah Cohen
Artists? Reception: Saturday, April 8, 5 - 8p
Peter Blake Gallery, 326 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
April 8 ? May 12
949.376.9994 www.peterblakegallery.com
Sponsored by: Hobie

The co-founders of La Mano Press, Silvia Capistran and Artemio Rodriguez, are just two of the many artists participating in this exhibit. After being hosted in southern California, it moves up to Northern CA at the Lisa Coscino Gallery on May 13.

Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Saturday, April 8, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony
www.pomonaartcolony.com

Second Saturday Art Walk with local museums, galleries & studios open until 9p. Help them celebrate the arts in Pomona. Museums: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Latin Art Museum; Galleries: Armstrong Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona DTC, Civil Eyes Gallery, dA Center for the Arts, Ferguson Fine Arts & Design, Fr Bill Moore SS CC Gallery, Galeria Rustica, Gallery 57 Underground, Gallery SOHO/PVAA, Prog Gallery, SCA Gallery; Studios: Casias Studios, Galeria del Fuego, Glassics Studio, Magulandia, Moon Maiden Studio, Studio 6.

Mother Earth & Poetry
Artists? Reception: Saturday, April 8, 6 - 9p
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103/5, Pomona, CA 91766
909. 620.6009 latinoartmuseum@msn.com www.lamoa.net

Featuring: School of Arts & Enterprise, Mario Baum, Gus Becerra, Angie Culasso, Cecilia Lami, Patricia Lazalde, Ma Eugenia Maritoni, Alexis Mendoza, Suni Paz, Josefina Quesada & Kirk Stiffler.

Moj?car Flamenco - CD Release Party
Saturday, April 8, 10:30p
Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
310.393.6611 www.templebarlive.com 626.403.7489 katerinatomas@earthlink.net www.mojacarflamenco.com
Admission: $10 21+

Join Moj?car Flamenco as they celebrate the release of their new album - Al Que Quiere. The Moj?car Quartet features award-winning guitarist, Stephen Dick, Flamenco dance dynamo, Katerina Tom?s, Brazilian bass guru Paulo Gustavo & Latin & flamenco percussion wizard, Johnny Sandoval. Their new album is a glorious mixture of Flamenco, Latin & Jazz music & flamenco dance & percussion. They'll be performing several songs from the CD. Join them at the end of their set for rumba dancing. The CD wukk be on sale at the club that night! After their set, stay for the fabulous Los Pinguos! Good friends, fun, food & drink always at Temple Bar (21 & over).

Cinemania Flamenco presents
2nd Saturday Film Nite: Rito y Geografia del Baile: Baile del Candil, Milagros & Tom?s de Madrid (Spanish language)
Saturday, April 8, 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 www.culturalstageofart.org
Suggested Donation: $1

The first part of the film, entitled Baile del Candil, is devoted to the first steps taken by flamenco dancing, & to its roots. Isabel de Madrid dances el Vito; Arcadio Larrea talks about the origins of flamenco; Aurora Pons & Alberto Fuentes dance to panaderos de Sevilla; gypsies from the Sacromonte in Granada dance fandangos, the mosca & the cachucha; & Gloria Menderik & Pablo Rodarte re-create a dance in ronde?a style.

The second part, entitled Poetry & Flamenco, includes tarantos, soleares & buler?as performed by the bailaora (female flamenco dancer) Milagros, & is introduced by the flamencologist Fernando Qui?ones Chozas.

The third & final part is also presented by Qui?ones & focuses on the dancer Tom?s de Madrid, who was part of the most important Spanish dance companies. He performs a farruca, Extremaduran jaleos & tangos.

5th Annual C?sar E Ch?vez 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 - 11a
Race Schedule:
Registration: 7:30a
5k Run/Walk: 8:30a
Kids' Run: 9:30a (Children 12 & under)
UCRiverside, Carillon Tower, Riverside, CA
Registration: $15/Individual; $65/Team (5 members)
Registration fees are waived when fundraising goal is met (see Web site for details)
951.827.3821 estella.acuna@ucr.edu www.emp.ucr.edu/chavezrun

Join in their endeavor to keep the legacy of C?sar E. Ch?vez alive & contribute community betterment. UC Riverside's 5th Annual C?sar E Ch?vez 5K Run/Walk was created to celebrate the legacy of Cesar E Chavez & raise critically needed funds for student scholarships at UCR & for Riverside area youth programs. Join them & help raise funds for UCR Students & community projects. Sign up as an individual or recruit your co-workers or friends & family to join you & participate as a team. Set a fundraising goal & ask your friends & family members to sponsor you in the Run/Walk.

The Jewish Historical Society/Breed Street Shul Project in partnership with Chamber Music in Historic Sites/The Da Camera Society present:
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sunday, April 9, 12noon ? 3p
Concert: 12:30p
Breed Street Shul, 247 N Breed St, Boyle Heights, CA
323.761.8950 JHSociety@aol.com

Cuarteto Latinoamericano -- based in Mexico City & Miami at a mini-concert to play "Sue?os de Sefarad," a brief work written for them by David Stock & based on four Ladino themes. Cellist Eric Han will provide 15-minute performances at the Shul at 1p, 1:30p, 2p & 2:30p, alternated with the Breed Street Shul Project video & tours of the Shul.

At Tamayo Restaurant, Curarteto Latinoamericano will offer two performances (2p & 3p) of Latin American quartets, including music by two Latin American Jewish composers (Osvaldo Golijov & Gabriela Lena Frank). For more information on tickets for the Tamayo concert & associated activities, which also include a reception at a nearby art gallery & the opportunity to order dinner after the concert: 213.477.2929 www.dacamera.org/events/april9.html.

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace
Second Sundays
Sunday, April 9, 10a - 3p
Proyecto Jardin Community Garden, 1718 Bridge St, Boyle Heights, CA
323.687.0795 caracolmarketplace@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/caracolmarketplace

Healthy & delicious foods, music, mellow vibe. Jewelry, Art, Clothes, Natural Body Care Products, Herbal Medicine/Natural Health Care, Candles & more. Free Community Workshops.

Masanga Marimba Ensemble
Sunday, April 9, 11a - 12Noon
McCabe's Music, 3101 Pico Blvd, LA, CA
310.828.4497 www.masanga.com www.mccabes.com
Entrance: $6

Join Masanga Marimba Ensemble for a very special children's concert. They'll have songs, stories, dances &, of course, the finale where kids of all ages get to come up & play the marimbas with them. Masanga Marimba is the only Zimbabwean style marimba ensemble in southern CA. This 8-member ensemble plays music from Africa & Latin America, connecting these two cultures together using giant marimbas, drums, & assorted percussion instruments, creating a sight & sound that is unique & fun for the whole family. Dr. Ric Alviso, an ethnomusicologist & a professor of music, CSU Northridge & Santa Monica College, leads the group.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Sunday Film Series at the Watts Towers Arts Center
Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System: Sunday, April 9, 1 - 3:30p
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

In 2000 CAns passed prop 21, the nation?s harshest juvenile justice laws in the History of the U.S. Films will explore the transfer of young people into adult court & the extreme sentences they get as a result.

Juvies: Award-winning documentary filmmaker by Leslie Neale. For two years, Neale taught a video production class at LA Central Juvenile Hall to 12 juveniles who were all being tried as adults. Juvies is the product of that class, which was a learning experience for both students & teacher?& becomes a learning experience for all of us, as we witness the heartbreaking stories of children abandoned by families & a system that has disintegrated into a kind of vending machine justice.

Tattooed Tears 1978, Directors: Nick Broomfield & Joan Churchill A disturbing study of the harsh life inside a CAn prison for young offenders. Nick Broomfield gained access to the Authority, & his film is an extremely powerful, disturbing, & moving document. Focusing on a handful of incarcerated youngsters, including kids in jail for glue sniffing & B.B. gun use, the film is a raw depiction of a dehumanizing penal system that crushes the hopes & dreams of at risk teenagers.

Mario: Clips previewing upcoming film on Mario Rocha's case. Mario is on of 1000 young people sentenced to life in prison. He was arrested in 1996 in connection with the shooting death of another teen. Rocha was attending a party in the barrio of East LA, where he lived, when gang members crashed the party. A young man was shot & killed. Rocha was among three arrested. He was tried as an adult & received a double life sentence to be served consecutively. Mario maintains his innocence & there is an appeal for his release. On the inside Mario is an accomplished writer & poet.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Sunday, April 9, 1 ? 4p
Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Wy, Marina del Rey, CA
310.823.5411 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

El Teatro Campesino BOD presents:
El Teatro Campesino's 40th Anniversary Celebration
ACTOS 2006:
Las Dos Cara del Patroncito; No Saco Nada de la Escuela & Soldado Razo
Saturdays, April 8, 8p
Sundays, April 9, 3p
El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, 705 Fourth St, San Juan Bautista, CA
Tickets: 831.623.2444 www.elteatrocampesino.com

Come & celebrate 40 years of teatro with them. Nothing represents the early work of El Teatro Campesino (& other teatros Chicanos) better than the acto. In a sense, the acto was Chicano theater, though they began to move into a new, more mystical dramatic form in the 70s we called the mito (myth). The two forms are, in fact, cuates (twins) that complement & balance each other as day goes into night, el sol la sombra, la vida la muerte, el p?jaro la serpiente. Our rejection of "curtained box" proscenium theatre made the birth of new Chicano forms necessary, thus, los actos y los mitos; one through the eyes of man, the other through the eyes of God.

The evolution of our company, from its humble birth on the picket lines of the Great Delano Grape Strike in 1965 through our struggles & triumphs on the stages of the world today, has been a remarkable journey. The journey of a playwright & a core of activist actors who have worked together for more than 35 years will be on display. Go relive the creative spirit, the joy & excitement with them.

ACTOS: Activate the spine. Cultivate the heart. Teach to learn. Open the mind. Serve social justice. Luis Valdez, San Juan Bautista, CA March 13, 2006

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

For a complete listings of Calls for Artists go to http://blog.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry If you want direct emailings of updates, please let me know & I'll put you on my mailing list.

The listings below are for volunteers for various arts organizations around town.

Call 4 Artists: Lummis Day Installation @ The Grove: We are looking for local artists to create an installation / multiple installations on June 4 for Lummis Day The NorthEastLA Arts Festival. This is a non-juried, thematic installation. The subject matter of the artworks needs to be relevant to the event. The working theme is MultiCulturism: Past, Present, Future in NorthEast LA. We are looking for artists of all ages & all media. The only requirement is that somehow we can install in the park. Especially desired are artworks that would be integrated into the park such as tree hangings or tree jewelry. Contact me, RuthAnne Tarletz, at sarte1mex@aol.com or 626.83.7970.

Call 4 Artists/Artisans: We are looking for artists/artisans for create a Mercado for Cinco de Mayo on the 6th that will be held at Rock Rose Gallery. This is part of a series of Festivals de Arte. Although the artworks do not have to be thematic, please note that the inaugural event in May is focused around chilis. Both wall & table space will be available. Contact me, RuthAnne Tarletz, at sarte1mex@aol.com or 626.83.7970.

Looking for Volunteers for Lummis Day events, May 13 & June 4: We need helping setting up, serving & tearing for May 13. On June 4 we need help tearing down. We are looking for anyone with a group, especially youth or young adults. Individual volunteers welcome. Contact me, RuthAnne Tarletz, at sarte1mex@aol.com or 626.83.7970.

Volunteer Ushers Needed - See the Show for Free: World Premiere Opera, ?The Tree?, March 30 - April 16, at LA Theatre Center, 514 S Spring St, downtown LA. (Showtimes vary: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 5:00pm. Volunteers needed one hour before curtain) For more information on the production check out http://www.centerartseaglerock.org To volunteer: 323.226.1617 kate@centerartseaglerock.org

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
312.345.3805 carminacortes@hotmail.com Freeradio@artic.edu 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.

Family Community Drum Circle
Sundays, March 26, 12:30 youth, 1:30p adults
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

Drum Circle - Families welcome - Bring your own drum or percussion instrument or use one of those provided by the gallery. Taught by Blue, a versatile artist from New York.

Jazz Jam
Sundays, 3 - 5:30p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

Mental Menudo Pomona
Wednesdays, 7p
Popztlan, 256 S Main St, Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA
gallery5iftybucks@earthlink.net

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.

SOON-TO-BE:

Cultural Cinema on Main
Foreign Film Dinner Screening: Thursday, April 13, 6:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, April 13, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Downtown Art Ride: 5p
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA
www.downtownartwalk.com www.galleryrow.org

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Thursday, April 13, 10:30p - 1a
Vasilios Salsa Club, 7131 E Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA
310.823.5411 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Book Release/Signing & Exhibit
Friday, April 14, 7 - 10p
La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
April 14 ? 30
323.666.7667 www.laluzdejesus.com

Join Artemio Rodriguez at a book signing of Artemio's book, American Dream. The Gallery will also feature a number of Artemio's original prints.

Olvera Street Merchants present:
The Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, April 15, 12noon
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA 90012
213.625.5045 213.485.8372 jherrera@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

Conceptual Cabaret on Main
Acoustic Musical Performance: Saturday, April 15, 3:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Ontario Arts Walk
Third Saturdays, April 15, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768
877.563.8743

ArtStorm Aerosol ArtPark
Triangle Park, Sunset & Griffith Park Blvds, Silverlake, CA
Continuing on: April 16, May 7 & 21
310.651.0658 steve@artstormla.com
ArtStorm is a project of Community Partners.

ArtStorm will provide free canvas & paint at these events. The events are both on a reservation & a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve you canvas. Graffiti artists are welcome.

ON-GOING:

Crewest: Downtown! Grand Opening Exhibit
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
Thru April 6
213.627.8272 www.crewest.com

This exhibit features over 30 southern CA's top urban aerosol mural artists & their graffiti style painted murals on wooden panels measuring from 4' x 8' to 8' x 8' that were created during last year's Orange County Fair month long live painting exhibit curated by Man One & Crewest Gallery. The summer event, Southern Cali Heat, included many of today's leading graffiti artists from LA to San Diego & Japan.

Show mural works by: Asylm, Czer, Craola, Duce, Fear, Jahs One, Make One, Malch, Man One, Marka27, Mind, Mural, Potna, Phenik, Riker, Ruet, Rukus, Sherm, Scud, Spurn, Surge, Tews, Vyal, Watwo, Witnes, Zender & Zoueh. Other artworks by Crewest favorites will be shown: Chaz Bojorquez, Codac, Crol One, Kofie, Fern, Logan Hicks, Edgar Hoill, Dave Kawano, Patrick Martinez, Eriberto Oriol, Erick Rodriguez, Victor Sepulveda, Gregg Stone, Syndrome Studio, Werc & Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

Out of Context: Redefining the Language of Pattern, Color & Shape: Four Artists Group Exhibit
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
Thru April 7
323.663.2787 juan@metrogallery.org www.metrogallery.org

This is a group exhibit of four artists, Hilary Chartrand, Tm Gratkowski, Gary Ochoa & James Zver. The exhibit will include approximately 35 works consisting of: oil paintings on canvas, wood sculptures, as well as works on paper. Each work of art explores & challenges the artificial & balanced arrangements of patterns, colors, shapes & lines through various mediums.

Not Enough Space
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, East LA, CA
Thru April 8
323.269.8442 www.selfhelpgraphics.com

An interactive exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the imprisonment of Oscar Lopez Rivera & Carlos Alberto Torres with local artists Margaret Garcia, Omar Ramirez & Kathy Gallergos.

XIX Annual Saints & Sinners Exhibition
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Thru April 8
626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com www.folktree.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. 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.

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.

El Arte de Chatismo
The Blue House Cafe, 12200 Washington Blvd Ste D, Whittier, CA
Thru April 9
562.693.5677 sachato@yahoo.com www.chiu1.com

From the heart of Long Beach's East Village comes a distinctive collection of artwork, an exhibition of extraordinary expression. The unique body of work known as the Art of the "Chatismo", a Downtown sensation. They are proud to present the work of artist/painter Steven Amado. A bold collection of of paintings from this up & coming artist.

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.

Boroughs of LA
William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S West View St, LA, CA 90016
Thru 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.

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.

La Diosa: Rapture of the Goddess, curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Dance with the Goddess: April 8, 6 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru April 16
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
vibi@earthlink.net www.artediosa.com

12 artists from Southern CA showcase their art in a moving & poignant exhibition about the Eternal Goddess. The artists are women & men of various ages, ethnicities & artistic vision. The many facets of La Diosa are explored in this dynamic art show about the woman goddess, who is known all over the world & in all cultures. She is presented by a group of artists who depict her many faces within varying cultural & personal contexts.

Paintings, prints, collage, mixed media, petit altars, video & multi- media by Southern CA artists: Linda Arreola, Julio Martinez, Nancy Ann Jones, Alexander Suriano, Margaret Garcia, Larimie Garcia, Brian Medina, John Miner, Jonde Northcutt, Ada Pullini-Brown, Jorge Sicre & Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin.

2006 Women's Music, Art & Dance Festival
2nd City Council, Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave, LB, CA
Thru April 17
562.901.0997 www.womensfestival.org 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net

The gallery features 23 female visual artists from throughout the State. The exhibition was juried by Barbara Drucker, Chair of the Department of Art UCLA, who is an internationally known & professor of painting & drawing. There is also a photographic exhibition highlighting the work of teens living at Florence Crittenton.

Lines & Textures: Photography by Angela Maria Ortiz S
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Thru April 22
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com www.eclecticcactus.com http://home.earthlink.net/~amosart/

A solo show by photographer Angela Maria Ortiz S. Enjoy wine & music at the reception. Whether you are a collector or simply someone who appreciates beautiful, thought provoking objects, don't miss out on this occasion to see one of Eagle Rock's finest photographers.

I Have Died Many Times
Maria Reyna: Painter Photographer Poet Storyteller
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
Thru April 22
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com Mmiaculpa@aol.com

"I have died many times" - I am not the same person I was twenty years ago or ten years ago..or five years ago ..or even a year ago! As a Latina Woman... as a single mother...as a woman in my forties I have traveled far on My Journey...& the best is yet to come!

Feminine Wisdom
Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, 300 W Second St, Pomona, CA
Thru April 22
909.469.0080 www.class.csupomona.edu/downtowncenter/exhibits.htm

This exhibit features seasoned female artists, who gather in this exhibit to explore & celebrate women's wisdom & the passing of that wisdom from woman to woman, generation to generation. Featuring: Cheryl Bookout, Jen Bracy, Sandra Crawly-Kramer, Shawn Davis, Victoira Delgadillo, Alison Denning, Anna Marie Francesco, Anna Gajewska, Maragret Garcia, Mary Hughes, Maria Jas, Susan Kullman, Dee Marcelus-Cole, Babette Mayor, Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, Shirley Moss, Kathy Spear, Marci Swett, Marvelle Thompson, Georgette Unis, Joan Weldon, Katherine White & Dolores Williams.

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

The Brownsville School is that voice that influences all other emerging artists in the area & to some extent defines the region. One would think that since Brownsville is a border town that the border would factor in as the defining, dominant element, but it does not. The artist chosen for this exhibition are all different in both personal philosophy & technical approach. The featured artists include: Carlos Gomez, George Lorio, Noel Palmenez & Alma Delia Rocha.

Cesar E Chavez: A Reflection: Curated by Adrian de la Pe?a; Associate Curator: Xavier Sibaja
Mexican Cultural Institute, Olvera Street, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Thru April 28
213.624.3660 Cozette.institute@SBCglobal.net
Sponsored by Heineken

Never-Before-Seen Photos of C?sar E. Ch?vez from the Lens of Legendary Photographer George Rodriguez: His enthralling collection of black & white & color images vividly captures the legacy of C?sar Ch?vez & his fight for social justice. In these photographs, some never-before-viewed in an exhibit, Rodriguez?s passionate portrayal of the movement continues to inspire today?s & tomorrow?s leaders.

This exhibit encapsulates the movement that began in the late 1960s. Chavez?s journey is not only about the struggle in the fields but also about the formidable transformation of powerless farm workers into warriors for social justice. Chavez?s fight created a ?people?s movement? that transcended the rural environment to urban communities & across the nation, inspiring communities of color & social justice advocates to join el movimiento.

CA Plein Air & Florals Exhibits
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru April 30
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com

The CA Plein Air Exhibit, in Gallery One, offers works by some of the most highly regarded contemporary CA plein air artists, including Paul Chamberlin, Margaret Garcia, Sergio Hernandez, Jose de Juan, Trish Kertes, Ernesto de la Loza, Andres Montoya, James Osorio, Caroline Putnam, J. Dudley Slay III, & Norma Wolfstein. The Floral Exhibit, in Gallery Two, features works by Margaret Haase, an exceptionally gifted emerging photo-realist artist & others.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

Prison Nation will cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the death penalty, Three Strikes, racism, women's right to self defense, access to education & health care, sweatshop labor, divestment, privatization, torture, & re-entry into the community. The panel is with representatives from organizations doing prison work in LA.

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics collects, conserves & exhibits historical & contemporary social movement posters. With more than 50,000 posters, the Center is internationally recognized as the largest archive of post-WWII political posters in the US. The Center uses its collection to reclaim the power of art and inspire action.

American Beauties: Different Stories
Space On Spurgeon Gallery, 210 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Thru June 30
949.464.0105 www.spaceonspurgeon.com

Artists Explore Latino Culture: This is exhibit is visualized as bridging cultures & challenging perceptions of Latino life. Renowned muralist Emigdio Vasquez is a visionary storyteller who carves day-to-day struggles onto faces & into souls. Gregg Stone uses watercolor, gouache & ink to create a modern realistic portrait of Latino life & Michael Maas? Mother & Child series is inspired by images of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Two of Vallen's latest oil paintings, The Red Dress & La Muerta (The Dead Woman) are on view for the first time.

Visit the first Saturday of any month to coincide with the Santa Ana Artists? Village Open House Artwalk.

NewTown presents:
Northwest Portraits
Armory Northwest, 965 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena, north end of east wall
Rotating exhibit, thru January, 2007
Richard Amromin 626.398.9278 newtownart@charter.net www.newtownart.org

This exhibit pairs 10 visual artists with ten people of Northwest Pasadena to make a series of billboards celebrating this unique community. The series opens with a special billboard by Grace Amemiya, compositing many of the artists & their collaborating partners. The ten other artists who will follow, one each month, through early 2007 are: Don Repella, Bia Gayotto, Nick Spark, Lisa Mann, Stanley Wilson, Derrick Maddox, George Combs, Michelle Martinez, Linda Kroff & Judith Tanzmann.

UP-COMING:

Ontario Arts Walk
Saturday, April 15, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768
877.563.8743

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Thursday, April 20, 3:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Hispanic Lifestyle - 8th Annual Latina Conference
Art Exhibit including Dolores Haro
Friday, April 21
Ontario Airport Hilton, Ontario, CA
Events@Hispaniclifestyle.com www.Hispaniclifestyle.com

Sucedi? en la Habana / It Happened in Havana
April 21- May 21
A Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, 421 N Avenue 19, LA, CA
323.225.4044 bfa99@earthlink.net

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Friday, April 21, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Friday, April 21, 10p - 1a
Granada Club, 17 S First St, Alhambra, CA
626/227.2572 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Cultural Vehicles by Gilbert "Magu" Lujan
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2 - 6p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena
April 22 - May 20
626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com www.folktree.com

Bedazzled IV: Contemporary Jewelry Design
Artists Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2 - 6p
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
April 22 - May 20
626.793.4828 mishkinftc@aol.com www.folktree.com

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Saturday, April 22, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

LO-BROWN
low art in brown places and brown art in low places
Opening reception: April 22 7-10pm
Tropico de Nopa,
APRIL 22 - MAY 20

UC Riverside Chicano Student Programs presents:
88.3 FM KUCR Radio Aztlan
10th Annual Music Festival
Saturday, April 22, 6:30p
University Theater, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
Tickets: $15 Advance; $20 Door
951.827.3821 www.kucr.org

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

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Matinee Show: Sunday, April 23, 4p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Sunday Film Series at the Watts Towers Arts Center
The Farm & Pelican Bay State Prison: Sunday, April 23, 1 - 3:30p
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival
Festival: Sunday, April 23, 12noon - 8p
Veteran's Park, corner of 10th & Ventura Ave
Art Show: Thru May 21
CA Oil Museum, 1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93061
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

FlatBlack Clothing & Rock Rose Gallery present:
FlatBlack Fridays! Friday, April 28, 8p - 12midnite
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing
Co-sponsored by: Music and strength, Milagro Entertainment, LA Styles, Art of Expression and many others.
Donations at the Door support Youth Literacy, Art & Music Projects

Cine Chicano on Main
Cine Sin Fin: Friday, April 28, 9p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Conceptual Cabaret on Main
Acoustic Musical Performance: Saturday, April 29, 3:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Last Saturday in East Village
Saturday, April 29, 4 - 10p
East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA
562.268.EVAD lastsat@eastvillageartsdistrict.com www.lastsaturday.com www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com slippersmusic.net

Dolores Gonzalez Haro & Laura Vazquez Rodriquez Art Exhibit
Artists? Reception: Sunday, April 30, 4 - 7p
El Portal Restaurant, 695 E Green St (Playhouse Dist), Pasadena, CA
April 1 ? May 31
626.795.8553 www.elportalrestaurant.com

Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Funkin Dance Party: Sunday, April 30, 6p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Sunday, April 30, 2 - 3p
Etcetera Stage, LA Times Festival of Books, UCLA, Westwood,CA
800.350.3211 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

First Saturdays Fiesta de Arte
Cinco de Mayo on the 6th
Saturday, May 6, 1 - 10p
Contests: Chili Salsa, Chili Eating, Lucha Libre Costume, Bicycle Decorating
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

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 Ruth Anne TarLetz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who believes in supporting other artists endeavors. If we don't help each other, who'll help us.




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