Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? - 5.18.0

Off to Echo Park for the Cuban Music Festival

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: May 18, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? - 5.18.0

This Chicana artist will be enjoying the events at Rock Rose Gallery on Friday & Saturday nights. On Sunday I'm off to Echo Park for the Cuban Music Festival. Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???


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.

Fundraiser for the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center Haramokngna: Hike-a-thon & Trail Day, Saturday, June 3, 9a - 4p - Ne'ayuh has adopted the Gabrielino Trail from the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center to the Valley Forge campground. To us, it represents a remnant of the trading trails used by the five tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains on their journeys between the ocean and the desert, as they came to Haramokngna, the "place where people come to gather". Saturday, June 3 is National Trails Day. Get sponsors & hike the trail between Haramokngna and the Valley Forge campground and back (6 miles round trip) - to raise funds for our ethno-botanic garden & demonstration gathering camp. Join in the work by national forest volunteers to maintain the trail. Music by Eric Alvarado (Hopi), hands on activities, diabetes information, prizes & fun for all.

Fundraiser for SHGA: The Self Help Graphics & Art Annual Print Sale will be held Sunday, June 25, 12noon - 5p at SHGA, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave, LA. Come meet the artists, enjoy the art & take home one of a kind prints to enliven your spirit! Available will be: Atelier 47 - Mono Prints - Special Projects - Vintage Prints - Etchings - Linocuts - Woodcuts - Silkscreens. Opening of Selected Prints from SHG at the Galeria Otra Vez 323.881.6444 www.selfhelpgraphics.com


MOVE! Housing & the Struggle for a Livable LA: A Traveling Multimedia Exhibit
Gala Reception, Multimedia Exhibit & Silent Auction: Thursday, May 18, 7p
LA River Center, 570 W Avenue 26, LA, CA
Youth Arts Workshops: Sponsored by Dept of Cultural Affairs City of LA
May 20: Mural workshop, 12noon - 5p
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 23, 7p
So CA Library for Social Studies & Research, 6120 S Vermont Ave, LA, CA
May 23 - July 29
323.759.6063 move_stories@yahoo.com. www.socallib.org
Support provided by: CA Council for the Humanities, CA State Library, LA Cultural Affairs Dept, LA Councilman Ed Reyes, Union Bank & Washington Mutual Bank
Tickets: $50/regular, $35/student, $40/people; proceeds benefit Library

The event will feature a gala reception with hors doeuvres, desserts, and beverages; a multimedia housing exhibit; performances by Culture Clash and Ollin; and a silent auction. This event will kick off the Library's traveling multimedia exhibit on housing issues in LA & honors housing and civil liberties activist Frank Wilkinson. The exhibit features historical materials from the Library's collections, including materials drawn from Frank's papers; photography; artwork; and multimedia.

Don't miss the theater & music featuring Culture Clash reading from two world premieres--Zorro in Hell and Water and Power. Zorro in Hell is CC's insistently original take on time-honored legend, a downward spiral along the Camino Real where fact and fiction collide; Water and Power is the group's first dramatic work about corruption, elected officials, and the brutality of the LAPD in current-day LA and a tribute to their hero Frank Wilkinson. Ollin will also perform, bringing a highly charged Chicano groove that takes music fans on a trip through the melting pot of their East LA neighborhood. Activist/author/historian Rudy Acu?a will be the guest speaker.

Want to get creative with local LA artists Sandra de la Loza & Jessica Gudiel? They'll provide the space, the art supplies & the refreshments! In these workshops you'll have the opportunity to create works that will be a part of SCL's MOVE! exhibition. So if you like to draw, design, piece and paint, check it: Mario Cuen, guest artist from Slanguage, will lead a Letter Design & Mural workshop for local High School students. Your designs will be part of the MOVE! exhibition that will explore the roots of LA's Housing Crisis. You will learn and create work about the current movement of urban

The full exhibit will be open to the public the following Tuesday at the Library. Creating Livable Spaces: The exhibit will gather and present stories of how the daily fabric of people's lives have been altered by shifting housing and welfare policies, and how communities have responded to create livable spaces for themselves and their neighbors. Besides Frank Wilkinson's papers, as well as photos documenting the restrictive covenants that used to bar people of color from buying or renting homes in many areas of LA and photos from the LA Housing Authority showing slum conditions. Interpretive artwork and multimedia stations will help to illuminate the stories of how housing issues in LA have impacted people's lives, especially in poor and immigrant communities.

Oral history interviews will also be collected as part of the exhibit, and together with the other collected materials, they will form the basis for a permanent collection that will be archived at the Library. In addition, local artists will lead youth arts workshops for local students to creatively explore housing, community and urban living issues through art activities and discussions.

The History of LA Graffiti Art
Book/DVD Signing: Friday, May 19, 7p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com www.thehistoryoflosangelesgraffitiart.com

You are invited to become a Member of Rock Rose by attending this event to benefit their Youth Arts Programs. Join them Saturday for the book signing of The History of LA Graffiti Art - Vol. 1 - 1983-1988 that includes a DVD. Meet Wisk, RelateOne, Zender One, Shandu One & more! The History of LA Graffiti Art, Vol. 1, 1983-1988 is the first book in a series of four books that will cover theyears 1983 to 2005. Volume 1 is based on the years 1983 to 1988 & is the starting point to the real story behind the movement that began in the early 1980s. The book documents all aspects of LA Graffiti Art, while keeping it real & uncut. Some pictures may seem familiar, while others may not. This book provides an unbiased look into this world through the eyes of the people that have lived it.

Cinnamon Roll Gang and Very Be Careful
Friday, May 19, 8:30 - 11:30p
Resident DJs: 9p
Marcel De Jure: 10p
Very Be Careful: 10:30p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com
Cover: $5

This is a special evening not to be missed. Very Be Careful is getting ready to embark on a European Tour. Come, check them out before they go! Very Be Careful does a fushion of Cumbia, Norteno & get down funky rock. There'll be puppetry by Marcel De Jure (his adult puppetry performance). Come support your local musicians and local business. Build your community.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Friday, May 19, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Two - Zaragosa's Independence

In cooperation with the Lummis Day Festival the Arroyo Arts Collective presents:
Lummis Day Puppet Workshop series: The First Northeast Angelinos
Saturdays, May 20/27, 10a -12noon
Franklin Transportation Academy (SW end Franklin High School campus - signs at corner Ave 53 & Irvington Pl), 820 N Ave 54, LA
Jennifer 323.259.8331 www.arroyoartscollective.org

You can still be a part of the Arroyo Arts Collective's Lummis Day Puppet Workshops. Participants in our first workshop came up with three beautiful designs for puppet heads based on Tongva stories and our local flora and fauna. This Saturday we will be building them out of clay and paper mache. Next Saturday we will paint them. All are welcome to come and be part of community art making!

Pine Needle Basket Workshop w/ Gloria Liggett
Saturday, May 20, 11a - 4p
Sunday, May 21, 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. Space is limited, so please reserve early, carpooling is recommended & bring your friends for a day in the mountains.. Ages 10 - adult, but younger children may come with parent supervision. Please bring your own lunch & beverages.

The public workshop is a pine needle basket workshop, up in the beauty of the mountains where the pine needles grow, with Gloria Liggett. The free to the community workshop will be a special one also led by Gloria on the next day.

Gilbert Moret: An Intimate Evening of Boleros
CD Release Concert: Enamorado de Ti: Saturday, May 20, 7 p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
Co-Sponsors: www.casafinance.com www.gilmoret.com
Admission $35; 2 for $50

You are invited to become a Member of Rock Rose by attending this event to benefit their Youth Arts Programs. Mr Moret, who was raised in East LA & went on to become an attorney, will be accompanied by the Jorge del Pino Trio. Through his singing and other related activities he raises funds that benefit community based organizations. This will be a Bolero concert, but he is equally at home with Mexican Ranchera, American Standards, Broadway Musicals, Zarzuela & Opera. Enamorado De Ti (In Love with You) features boleros in Spanish (but includes medley of songs sung also in English) from the "golden era" of bolero music, that manifest a sense of romance, and variety of feelings that surround the universal theme of love in all it's variations: eternal love, unrequited love, love lost & separation.

Modern Amalgamations
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 20, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA
Thru May 27
562.696.9493 bluebirdarthouse@verizon.net www.bluebirdarthouse.com

Featuring art by Neal Breton, Rene Escarcega & Oscar Magallanes.

Gente y Tierra - The Struggles of the South Central Farmers: Guest curator Raoul De la Sota
Lecture Series:
Medicinal Plant Workshop: Saturday, May 20, 2 - 4 p
The Urban Garden: Sunday, May 21, 2 - 4 p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru May 21
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com www.southcentralfarmers.com
Suggested donation: $5 per event (all monies collected will go to the Trust for Public Land)

On Saturday Vanessa Acosta, formerly of the Southwest Museum, & the women of the South Central Farms will be giving a workshop on the medicinal uses of plants.

On Sunday there will be lectures on the diversified cultural landscape and the changes in urban development in LA affecting people and their communities. Participating are: Clara Irzabel, USC School of Public Policy & Development, Diego Cardoso, PhD, MTA Commissioner of East LA light rail; moderated by Susan A. Phillips, Professor of Anthropology, Pitzer College. A closing reception will follow with music & refreshments. Proceeds of the sale of the photographs are going to the Trust for Public Land in order to help purchase the Garden from developer/owner Ralph Horowitz and his associates who entered into a 30-day contract with the Farmers.

This is your last chance to view & purchase artworks from: Don Normark, author and film maker, (Chavez Ravine 1949: A LA Story), has a collection of photographs presently in view at Avenue 50 Studio, depicting the lives and struggles of the South Central Farmers who are currently being evicted from the 14 acre land located between Alameda Ave./Long Beach Blvd. and 41st Streets just south of downtown LA. Photographers Don Rogers and Fernando Flores; visual artists Raoul de la Sota, Paula Lopez, and installation and visual artist Linda Vallejo also donated their work for this cause.

The South Central Community Garden is located at 41st and Alameda/Long Beach Blvd. The Garden has served the community for 14 years through the legacy of Mayor Tom Bradley. Throughout its history it has held outreach programs in gardening techniques and health education, and has fed low-income families. For the last three years, Angelenos, friends and organizations have been working diligently to keep this valuable urban farm operating.

Arte de Alta CA Exhibit
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 20, 7 - 11p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
May 20 - June 25
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

Join them for the opening reception of this five-star visual fiesta, which is an exhibit of works by Chicano and so-called "Latin American" artists who reside & work in So CA. This exhibit offers works by Cynthia Alarcon, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Olivia Barrionuevo, Alfredo de Batuc, Guillermo Bejarano, David Botello, Carlos Bueno, Mari Cardenas, David Flury, Margaret Garcia, Jes?s M. Mena Garza, Yolanda Gonzalez, GRONK, Wayne Healy, Sergio Hernandez, Katia Karloff, Leo Limon, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, Andres Montoya, Roberto Munguia, Omar Ramirez, Frank Romero, Hector Silva, Rudy Torres, and Patssi Valdez.

Cheech Marin says "?the Chicano School of Painting has always been about reinterpreting a culture. That culture has been shown to be diverse yet unified, profane and spiritual, traditional and avant-garde? While other "schools" of painting have been defined overwhelmingly by stylistic concerns, the Chicano School combines stylistic innovation with elements of tradition. The blending of Mexican popular and religious iconography with modern images of urban angst reflects the continually evolving role of Mexican Americans, or Chicanos, within the larger American society. This mix of sophistication and naivet?, combined with a socio-political overlay, has produced a uniquely American school of painting based on Chicano content that is at the same time universal in its aesthetics of the human condition."

Jim Marquez w/ Singer/Guitarist Julio Ramos
Book Reading: Saturday, May 20, 8:30 - 11p
Antigua Cultural Coffee House, 4836 Huntington Drive S, LA, CA
323.539.CAFE [2233] juan_villegaz@hotmail.com www.antiguacoffeehouse.com www.jimmarquezthewriter.com

They will be doing new stories & songs from East LA Collage.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Saturday, May 20, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Two - Zaragosa's Independence

Ontario Arts Walk
Third Saturdays
Saturday, May 20, 5 - 9p
Ontario Emporia Arts District, 211 W Emporia St, Ontario, CA 91768

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

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

Maria Amparo Escandon
Author Reading: Saturday, May 20, 4p
Chusma Workshop Participants
Community Theatre Performance: Saturday, May 20, 8p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com
Mar?a Amparo Escand?n, a best-selling bilingual storyteller, published her first novel, Esperanza's Box of Saints & its Spanish version, Santitos in 1999. She will be reading from her most recent book "Gonzalez & Daughter Trucking & Co" an intoxicating mix of comedy & tragedy about the father-daughter bonds & the power of female friendships, where family is prison & prison becomes family.

Chusma has been holding a series of theatre workshops open to all in the community which will culminate to this theatre performance. The performance is directed by Chusma. Sponsored by a grant from the City of San Fernando.

Presencia Cubana en LA: The 12th Cuban Music Festival
Sunday, May 21, 12 noon - 7p
Echo Park, 1632 Bellevue Ave (Park Ave bet Glendale Ave & Echo Park Blvd), LA, CA
curuye@yahoo.com www.curuye.com www.cubansinhollywood.com
Sponsored by: Cubans in Hollywood

The talented Habana-born Reyes Brothers, Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (Mellow Man Ace) & Senen Reyes (Sen Dog), have been named Grand Marshals. They will be adding their talents to open & close the entertainment filled afternoon! LA Salsa Kids are also slated to perform & DJ Saoco will play Cuban dance music between sets, from son to timba!

12:25 - 1:15p: Echo Park Project featuring Perico Hernandez/Artie Webb/Joey de Leon... & others
1:30 - 2:45p: Bobby Matos' Charanga Chango w/ Candi Sosa
3 - 4:15p: Bayalo, Cuban Timba Dance Band! with some of LA's top Cuban musicians! Celia Cruz's west coast band!
4:30 - 6p: Francisco Aguabella, master drummer, performing today with his Latin ensemble.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Matinee Show: Sunday, May 21, 4p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Two - Zaragosa's Independence
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

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
Sunday Film Series at the Watts Towers Arts Center
Sunday, May 21, 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

ArtStorm Aerosol ArtPark
Sunday, May 21, 10a - 5p
Triangle Park, Sunset & Griffith Park Blvds, Silverlake, CA
310.651.0658 steve@artstormla.com
ArtStorm is a project of Community Partners

ArtStorm provides free canvas & paint for this event. The event is both on a reservation & a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve you canvas. Graffiti artists are welcome.

Cinco De Mayo Cultural Experience Exhibit
Artists' Reception: Thursday, May 25, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Come & join them for this juried art exhibit, which seeks to represent the broad range of artistic expression throughout the region. Artists from So CA draw on multiple sources & mirror the diversity apparent in this vast region.


Mental Menudo Pomona
Wednesdays, 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.

Steven's SteakHouse, Commerce
Fay@charangoa.com www.charangoa.com

There are lots of great dancers & surprises. They hope to see you there soon

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.

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

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

Jazz Composers Workshop
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

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!

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