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Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 4.15.06

They're out blessing the land & the animals

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: April 15, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 4.15.06


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

This Chicana artist will be at Olvera Street on Saturday for the Blessing of the Animals & then off to Parque Mexico in Lincoln Heights to greet the runners from the LA Sacred Run of the Four Directions. 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.

The next Community Meeting at Self-Help Graphics & Art will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 7:30p. For those of us who have been involved with SHGA in the past & want to be a part of it?s positively changing future, this meeting is a must. Community / artists input is more than welcome. Come here what the latest plans are for this organization. Many volunteer opportunities available to help out.

WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

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

This is an eclectic intercontinental cinematic dining affair.

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

The Downtown Art Walk is a self-guided tour that showcases the art exhibition venues in Downtown LA: commercial art galleries, museums & non-profit arts venues. Guided tours of the Gallery Row portion are available, led by Ashley McLean Emenegger of McLean Fine Art. Downtown Art Ride meets at 5p at the Downtown Art Gallery. Visit all the galleries that take part (except MOCA Grand & the Library) by bicycle. Bring a lock.

Participants are Gallery Crewest, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), LA Public Library, LA Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars & Gallery, de Soto, M J Higgins, Pharmaka, LA Center for Digital Art, El Nopal Press, Bert Green Fine Art, Niche LA/Lounge 441, Kristi Engle Gallery, Art Murmur Gallery, 626 Gallery, Modern Art Downtown, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, Infusion Gallery, The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Museum of Neon Art (MONA) & the Downtown Art Gallery.

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

Come out and dance with us -- enjoy a night of great Salsa dancing.

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.


East LA Rep Announces Plays 2006 Season
Drive my Coche by Roy Conboy
Fridays & Saturdays, 8p; Sundays, 2p
El Gallo Plaza Theater, 4545 Cesar Chavez Ave, LA, CA 90022
Thru April 30
Info/RSVP: 323.788.3880 jreyes@eastlarep.com eastlarepertory@hotmail.com
www.eastlarep.com www.myspace.com/eastlarep
Admission: $8 - $15

With Drive My Coche veteran Chicano playwright Roy Conboy has written an ode for a generation of men that do not have plays written for them. In this one-man show with music, Bill is driving home with his two kids fast asleep in the back seat of his Hyundai & as the fog rolls in, he is transported to 1970 LA when he was 18 & only had two loves: Kathy Escovedo & his 1960 Chevy Bel Air everyone called La Bamba. This intimate flashback puts the audience right smack in the middle of another stifling war as the Vietnam War rages on & the body count continues to grow. Drive My Coche is a play that looks back and unfortunately looks a lot like right now.

This will mark the second play by Mr. Conboy produced by East LA Rep and stars Tom Sandoval as Bill along with Danny Sandoval as the musician and directed by Jesus A. Reyes. Mr. Conboy is a professor and the chair of the department of theatre arts at San Francisco State University.

Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers present:
LA Sacred Run of the Four Directions
Saturday, April 15, 6a ? 5p
Run: 6a ? 2p, starting locations listed below
Gathering: 2 ? 5p
Lincoln Park, East LA, CA
quimixipilli@yahoo.com www.harmonykeepers.com www.consafos.org/sacredrun.htm
www.15kgallery.com/LA%20Sacred%20Run%20Page.htm

This ceremony will take place from the four directions of LA, North, South, East & West. Aztlan-Mexica Nation Harmony Circle, other native organizations & native nations are coming together to encourage the youth to keep our native traditions alive. Indigenous People of the Americas will be having a prayer run known as the Sacred Run of the 4 Directions through LA County. It is also to bring unity among native nations and people from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. A sunrise ceremony will take place here at the north direction conducted by the traditional native people (Tongva, Chumash & Tataviam), then runners will begin.

This run is first and foremost a prayer and profound offering to the creator. For many centuries native people have gave prayers through the offering of running. For all directions, the routes will include brief prayer stops at various locations such as local traditional sacred sites;the re-embracing of sacred sites has been a common theme iterated by many elders throughout the western hemisphere. In addition we will make brief prayer stops at a handful of various communities and points such as violence prone areas and or places where precious lives have been cut short and that could use blessings. Starting from each cardinal point, the final destination point of the run will be Parque de Mexico located in Lincoln Heights. All runners will run the last mile & arrive simultaneously at the large statue of Zapata where there will be a celebration with healthy food, music & good energy in the direction of preserving our traditions and building unity in our communities. Everyone is welcome.

East Direction: Community Charter School White/11th St, Pomona, CA; Hector Perez-Pacheco 323.441.1929
West Direction: Ballona Wetlands, Jefferson/Lincoln Blvds, Playa del Rey, CA; Miguel Bravo 310.895.4848 quimixipilli@yahoo.com
South Direction: CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd at Puvungna, Long Beach, CA; Orlando Gonzalez 310.923.0783
North Direction: Tia Chuchas, 12737 Glen Oaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA; CuauhTochtli- EagleRabbit 323.919.6925

The Indigenous date according to the Sun Calendar of Anahuac will be on Matlactli Ce Cuauhtli, ChicoaceTochtli, (Day 11 Eagle, Year 7 Rabbit) & of the month of Tlacaxipehualiztli - The Change of the People.

If you are interested in running, helping to pass out water to the runners, sponsoring or donating some water or food for the runners driving the runners to their next stop etc, please contact them.

Basketry Workshop
Saturday, April 15, 11a ? 4p
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, Angeles Crest Highway (2) N of the 210 at La Ca?ada, 14 miles to the junction with Mt Wilson Rd, Angeles National Forest
RSVP: 310-455-1588 katcalls@aol.com www.haramokngna.org
Materials Fee - $25; free for volunteers

Ne?ayuh is proud to announce two series of workshops: our annual series of public workshops of led by American Indian artists & craftspersons & free to our community basketry & weaving workshops. The public workshops are offered for a nominal fee to cover materials. This week?s public workshop is a beading workshop with Paiute bead artist Marty Meeden. Space is limited, so please reserve early, carpooling is recommended. Ages 10 ? adult, but younger children may come with parent supervision. Please bring your own lunch & beverages.

The Olvera Street Merchants present:
The Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, April 15, 12noon ? 5p
Blessing: 2p - ???
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

The Blessing of the Animals is a celebration of all that the animal world provides to humanity with entertainment, a procession of house pets & exotic animals, displays & exhibits. This ceremony is a wonderful way to give recognition to our pets for all they have done in providing companionship & unconditional love to us. Feel free to dress your pet up in a costume or not, perhaps just a bow or flower & walk in the big procession to be sprinkled with holy water by Cardinal Mahoney.

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

Musical & Theatrical performance exposing our history in the art of "NOW" - bringing each other to a higher consciousness of our own existence. This week?s cabaret features Julio Ramos & Company - Acoustic Musical Performance.

Saturday Night Festivities
Poets of the Round Table, Artists & Friends
Saturday, April 15, 8 - 11p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com

An evening of inspiration, spoken word, poetry, music, art & friends with Poets of the Round Table. For over one year they have been a blessing with their poets, musicians, writers, singers, MCs, DJs & love. The journey continues once again with our favorite Mike the Poet and the Poets of the Round Table crew. Build your community.

Transmigration & the Love Boat: A Photographic Archaeology of the Cruise Ship
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, April 15, 6 - 10p
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
April 15 - May 12
323.663.2787 juan@metrogallery.org www.metrogallery.org

The images in Cox's work, from glitz & shine, to rust & scrap, evoke the marine expression of contemporary commercial culture & examine the landscape of leisure. Cox has examined brand new cruise ships from their debuts to trips to the scrap yards of India to witness their ultimate demise & recycling. The reception will showcase over twenty photographs of the Titanic (94th anniversary of the Sinking of The Titanic).

ChUSMA 6-Week Teatro Workshop
Saturday, April 15, 12noon
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
Saturdays thru May 20
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com www.chusma.com
Registration: 818.429,6083 resistantculture@yahoo.com

Come and learn how about Teatro Chicano. Enhance your performance skills. *Bring out your talents. An empowering and educational experience! No Experience necessary. This workshop series will culminate in a performance in May.

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.

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

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.

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, 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:

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

ON-GOING:

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.

Urban Cityscapes curated by John Zender
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Thru April 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.

Mother Earth & Poetry
Latino Art Museum, 281 S Thomas St Ste 103/5, Pomona, CA 91766
Thru April 29
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.

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.

Intimate Geography - getting to know a place: Curated by Deborah Thomas and Linda Anne Hoag
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
Thru 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.

Group Show
Mor York Gallery, 4959 York Blvd. Highland Park, CA 90042
Thru May 11
323.376.4428 bmallman@nelaart.org

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

FLOW: Fine Lines on Water, curated by Diannah Cohen
Peter Blake Gallery, 326 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
Thru 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.

Concrete Drawing: Curated by Barry Markowitz & Liz Young
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
Thru 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.

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.

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:

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

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

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

Cinemania Flamenco presents
2nd Saturday Film Nite:
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

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace
Second & Last Sundays
Sunday, April 30, 10a - 3p
Proyecto Jardin Community Garden, 1718 Bridge St, Boyle Heights, CA
323.687.0795 caracolmarketplace@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/caracolmarketplace

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

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

1st Annual Art on the Waterfront Festival
Saturday, April 29, 11a - 5p
Port of Los Angeles
Free to Artists

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

The Bike Oven & Locos Armadillos 42 Bike Club present:
Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride
Saturday, May 13, 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

Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Saturday, May 13, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony
www.pomonaartcolony.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

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



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who is very tired this week between preparing a community Passover Seder & recovering from a bike accident while still dancing on a sore left leg. So next week it's off to Baja for a few days rest.




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