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Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 6.3.06

We're out having fun making art in grove!

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 6.3.06


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

This Chicana artist will be showing her wares & doing a workshop at the Plasenica Community Arts Festival on Saturday morning. Then it's off to Rock Rose Gallery to display her artworks while listening to live music. Then on Sunday, it's Sycamore Grove Park for Lummis Day where she'll be curating the seven interactive installations that are a part of this celebration of Northeast LA. Come & put in your two-cents worth of paint, chalk, markers, etc. See listing below of the various activities available. 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.

Southwest Museum Is Closed* / Future Use Remains Uncertain: Re-opening as a vibrant museum plus more.... Depends on all of us. It is now time to be seen and heard on this issue. The first meeting will be Thursday, June 8. See below for location & full meeting schedule. Attend one of the upcoming meetings to voice your opinion and ask your questions. The fate of the Southwest Museum & Casa de Adobe will be shaped by the results of these meetings. Mayor Villaraigosa needs to hear from you. At the request of the Mayor's Office, the Human Relations Commission has scheduled & will host the following "Informational Gathering Public Meetings":

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 - 8:30p, Eagle Rock Com'ty Center (2225 Colorado Blvd, LA)

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 - 8:30p, Braude Center (6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys)

Thursday, June 22, 6:30 - 8:30p, Plaza de la Raza (3540 N Mission Rd, LA)

Saturday, June 24, time TBD, African-American Museum (Expo Park, 600 State Dr, LA)

Thursday, June 29, 6:30 - 8:30p, Ramona Hall (4580 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove)

This is a City-sponsored Public Meeting process repeated at five different locations.

The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition is assisting in the outreach to our membership & all the concerned people across the nation who want this museum resource to continue & flourish in its original location. Please pass this information along & encourage people to attend. For more information, the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition's website is: www.friendsofthesouthwestmuseum.com

* All exhibitions of artifacts from Southwest Museum collection will close to the public on June 30. No more tours for tens of thousands of area schoolchildren.

Pasadena Chalk Festival: Anyone who wants to be in the festival, June 17/18, please contact Paddy Hurley Light Bringer Project 626.205.4029 hurleypanne@yahoo.com

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 SHGA at the Galeria Otra Vez 323.881.6444 www.selfhelpgraphics.com

WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

Cultural Cinema on Main
Foreign Film Dinner Screening: Thursday, June 8, 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.

1st & Central Summer Concerts 2006 presents:
Conjunto Los Pochos & Domingo Siete
Thursday, June 1, 6:30p
Japanese American National Museum, 369 E First St, LA
213.625.0414 www.janm.org Otono@lospochos.com http://lospochos.com/gigs.html

Join them for the first show of this summer's free concert series. Next concert July 6.

Also, save the following upcoming public Pocho show dates: June 25, Self-Help Graphics & Art Print Sale, & July 2, A Mi Hacienda, Pico Rivera, CA

Charangoa
Salsa Dance Class: Thursdays, 7 ? 8p
Music: 9p - 1:30a
Stevens Steakhouse, 5332 Steven's Place, City of Commerce, CA
323.723.9856 Fay@charangoa.com

Free salsa dance class with Miguel. Enjoy the music of Charangoa.

1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops & Restaurants
Thursday, June 1, 5 - 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 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 & check out all the fun! The art galleries present several showcases, featuring some of the brightest young artists as well as some of the most respected masters. The restaurants offer specials on their fine cuisine. Many of the merchants & vendors will be open late offering unique gift ideas for that special someone.

Devil in the Details: Jason D'Aquino Exhibit
Artist's Reception: Friday, June 2, 8 - 11p
La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
June 2 - 25
323.666.7667 sales@laluzdejesus.com www.laluzdejesus.com

This is an exhibit of the miniature works of Jason D'Aquino whose work is strongly influenced by the images of his childhood. He was first exposed to Art through the colorful pages of children's books. They fascinated him, and profoundly affected his artistic sensibilities. To this day, fairy tale and nursery rhyme imagery are ever-present in his artwork.

Using high-powered magnification glasses, he creates drawings of a painstakingly miniature scale. The concentration of detail emphasizes the poignancy of the message. A work of such proportions must be viewed at very close proximity. The necessary intimacy rules out casual observation entirely. Through the juxtaposition of old surfaces and new icons, time becomes confused and the question of chronology comes into play. The image seems to have been created long before the birth of the characters or scenarios depicted. The viewer must struggle to cope with this anachronism. What results is a state of confusion. In the throes of this art-induced disorientation, one might clearly see the truth of the work.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30p
June 2 - September 29
Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier
562.945.8511 e-mail@susiehansen.com www.susiehansen.com

Come & dance with them--enjoy a night of great Salsa dancing. This is their 13th summer of "Dancing Under the Stars." Buffet grill dinner available.

SambaL? & Lula Almeida
Friday, June 2, 10p - 1a
Blue Caf?, 210 Promenade, Long Beach, CA
562.983.7111 www.thebluecafe.com
Admission: $10

For a carnaval-warmup party, join them. For one & one time only, SambaL? will be having it's monthly rehearsal on Friday instead of Saturday. You don't want to miss this special show. The SambaL? bateria has been practicing with Lula every week since February playing the rhythms of Bahia & are now ready to perform for you! Lula Almeida, the Bahain Legend and a founding member and former composer of the group "Olodum", has been chosen as this year's honoree at the 11th Annual Brazilian Street Carnaval.

Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center Fundraiser
Hike-a-thon & National Trails Day
Saturday, June 3, 9a ? 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

They'll have music by Eric Alvarado (Hopi), hands-on activities, diabetes & native plant information, fry bread, prizes & fun for all. The weather will be glorious - go on up! Get your donors & support Haramokngna.

Ne?ayuh has adopted the Gabrielino Trail from the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center to the Valley Forge campground. To them, it represents a remnant of the trading trails used by the five tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains on their journeys between the ocean coast & valleys & the mountains & desert, as they came to Haramokngna, ?place where people come to gather?. Get sponsors & hike the trail between Haramokngna & the Valley Forge campground on the San Gabriel River & back (5 miles). Join in the work by national forest volunteers to maintain the trail.

If you can't make it up, you can still support their Cultural Center. Support a hiker! Donation per mile: $1? $2? $5? You decide what is in your heart & pocket. Funds go to support: on-going programs, events and workshops; the Basketweavers Gathering in August; the Demonstration Gathering Camp & the Ethno-Botanic Garden around the Toypurina Lodge & Signage along the Gabrielino Trail identifying native plants & a hand-out with the names in the languages of the 5 tribes of the San Gabriels.

Checks can be made out to: Community Partners FBO Ne'ayuh - with a designation for the Hike-a-thon & sent to: Valena Dismukes, 3800 Stocker #1, LA, CA 90008

Plasenica Community Arts Festival
Saturday, June 3, 12noon - 4p
Betty Plasencia Elementary School, 1321 Cortez St, Echo Park, CA
ploneil1@aol.com

The festival offers a day of hands-on visual and performing arts workshops &
activities, while simultaneously showcasing Plasencia students, local artists & community resources. It culminates our commitment & dedication to inspire our community to a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Our ongoing goal for This festival is to provide our community with the tools for increasing our capacity to honor & celebrate the cultural & ethnic differences in our community, promote awareness of local resources, promote student & community member contact with accomplished visual & performing artists & to demonstrate the value of arts education in our schools.

First Saturdays Fiesta de Arte y Musicians' Jam Session
Saturday, June 3
Fiesta de Arte: 6 - 11p
All Styles Musical Jam: 8 - 11p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
RuthAnne 626.831.7970 Rosamaria 323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com
Sponsored by: The Recreation, Culture & the Arts Committee, ASNC

Join them for this monthly event where there are different artists/artisans & musicians every month. A great place to shop for that unique gift & listen to some outstanding music at the same time. Remember the Patricia Lazalde retrospective 2006: looking back...moving forward is still on the walls.

Abriendo Caminos: Dos Mujeres Mexicanas
Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 3, 5:30 ? 9p
The Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building/Downstairs Gallery, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA
213.624.3660 Cozette.institute@SBCglobal.net www.olvera-street.com
Gallery Series Sponsor: Heineken

This is an exhibit of abstract art by Maria Teresa Chavez Montes and Michiko
Kamino Okuda. Meet two extremely talented Mexican women - from Zacatecas & Mexico DF, respectively - whose very different masterpieces utilize vibrant yet muted colors & strong brush strokes which mesh soft lights and shadows, giving the viewer a unique vantage point in appreciating expressionistic art. Food from Velvet Margarita. Surprise guest DJ.

East LA Collage by Jim Marquez
Live Performance by Julio Ramos
Book Reading & Signing: Saturday, June 3, 8:30 - 11p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA 90042
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com

Come by for free cheap wine, cheery-flavored lollipops & a free live performance accompanied by Singer/Song Writer Julio Ramos who will be performing his original ballads that evoke tradition Mexican sentiments with Los Angeles Soul singing them in English & Spanish. New selections & music! The 6th edition available featuring an all new essay plus an exclusive interview with "Superstar Chicano" uber-artist from Downtown LA GRONK. For mature audiences.

The Art of Being Gay
Artists? Reception: Saturday, June 3, 7 ? 11p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
June 3 - July 8
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com PeacockHQ@aol.com www.eclecticcactus.com http://www.eclecticcactus.com/show.htm

Celebrate Gay Pride month! Good vibe, fresh art, new funky jewelry & cool leather from Argentina and a good time! Free booze and live music by Promis. Bring a friend. See website for featured artists & other info.

The Tree of Life: Individual & Traditional Interpretations, Curated by Susanna Meiers
Artists? Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2 ? 6p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
June 3 ? July 1
626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com www.folktree.com

This exhibit is an abbreviated version of the exhibit of the same name held at El Camino College in 2005. It includes personal & universal representations of this
powerful archetype by So Cal artists, both established & emerging. The tree as icon has permeated world religions & cultures throughout history & into the present day.
The tree figures prominently in mythological & mystical realms, as well as in more earthly arenas ? it is referred to in anatomy & genealogy. It nourishes, protects & heals.

The twenty area artists represented in the exhibition explore the archetype of the tree in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking & jewelry. Their pieces make cultural, environmental, historical & spiritual statements. The artists are: Sandy Abrams, Veralee Bassler, Pirko de Bar, Gina Lawson Egan, Susan Elizalde-Holler, Kathleen Flood, Rosie Getz, Danny Gonzalez, Joyce Kohl, Eva Kolosvary-Stupler, Yvette Mangual, Susanna Meiers, Nancy Mozur, Tina Riggs, Roxene Rockwell, Nancy Romero, Sonia Romero, George Two Horses, Linda Vallejo & Nancy Webber.

Rennie Rau Marquez: Summertime Hues Paintings
Artist's Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2 ? 6p
Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
June 3 - July 1
626.793.4828 mishkinftc@aol.com www.folktree.com

No, there ain't no cure for the "Summertime Hues." This is an exhibit of acrylic paintings on illustration board & kites constructed of watercolor paper decorated with cut paper collage & acrylic paints. Summer is the artist?s favorite season. It?s filled with intense sunshine & even more intense color, beaches & barbeques, tropical prints on Hawaiian shirts & sundresses, luscious fruits & vegetables, riotous flower gardens, skies filled with sails & kites, outdoor fun & lazy days spent with friends & family. The images on view capture these summer visions. There are some elements in the new work that are hallmarks of her style: the saturated colors, the richness of pattern & flair for storytelling. The difference is that the style is applied to a new variety of subjects.

Los Angeles: Rise of the Urban Jungle
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6 - 10p
Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA
June 3 - July 1
323.663.2787 juan@metrogallery.org www.metrogallery.org

The paintings & photographs reflect the landscape of LA architecture as it mingles with the unique environment of So Cal. The short history of Los Angeles experienced rapid growth in the midst of modernist & postmodernist architectural styles, creating a sprawling landscape that is the very pinnacle of western urbanism. Crossed by the angles of giant concrete freeways & set against the background of the Hollywood Hills, LA pulses with glowing lights, color & culture. In this exhibit four artists interpret this urban landscape. Featuring new works by Miguel Osuna, Ted VanCleave, Caroline Jones & Jeff Britton in paintings & photography.

Lo_Brown: low art in brown places & brown art in low places
Special Closing: Saturday, June 3, 7 - 10p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru June 3
213.481.8112 nopalarte@pop.earthlink.net tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html

Your invited to an end in great style! It?s a closing party and exhibition of wheat pasted images on our temporary construction wall. Music spun by the artists, the house and friends!

Lo_Brown refers to the nebulous state of contemporary aesthetics as it pertains to specific artistic renditions & the politics of their validation. Lo_Brown is neither low-brow nor high-brow, nor does it pretend to be, having survived alongside a parallel art world that is filled with overnight success & instant gratification. Featuring: Shizu Saldamando, Gary Garay, Thomas Lee Bakofsky & Ana Lilia Salinas with paintings, drawings, prints & mixed media.

Flamenco por La Playa with Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana
Saturdays, 7 & 8p
Top Shelf Restaurant & Nightclub 403 N PCH, Redondo Beach, CA
www.randmmusic.com www.rinaorellana.com
Cover: $10 after 7p (Avoid cover come for dinner)

Join Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana every Saturday night for a tablao show of flamenco puro. Enjoy delicious international fare with an electrifying flamenco performance followed by salsa. The restaurant features an international menu.

Border Tightrope: Controversial Fine Art Exhibition
No Border Brown-shirts Group Exhibition
Artists? Reception: Saturday, June 3, 7 ? 10p
(1st Saturday Artwalk Santa Ana Art Village)
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), 117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana
June 3 - 28
714.667,1517 www.occca.org 949.495.8275 gregg@greggstonegallery.com

This exhibit features master painters from Baja & So Cal. Three realist painters record history of people living on edge in the Mexican/American border region on their canvases. Gregg Stone, award winning international fine artist, Ramon Carrillo, an art professor in Mexicali & fine artist & Emigdio Vasquez, a renowned muralist in Orange County share with you their vision of marginal lives in their own unique styles.

Stone paints the Hispanic communities in watercolor, gouache & sumi ink on paper, Vasquez expresses his political view in oil. Carrillo paints human pain & struggles in acrylic as well as watercolors. It is obvious that the thinking process of the three painters differs largely, though the subject matter is similar. While all three share human compassion, Vasquez & Carrillo express social injustice and human pain in earthy tones creating a rather heavy atmosphere. On the other hand, Stone sees beauty and energy even in the marginal living and poverty, which he expresses with bright colors.

A second exhibit: 'No Border Brown-shirts?' a collective of concerned Chicano & American Artists assembled to paint their interpretation and reaction to the current Border Minutemen & the Candidacy for congress, of their founder Jim Gilchrist. The paintings are created on the backdrop of Jim Gilchrist campaign posters. The featured artists for this exhibition are as follows: Serg Hernandez, Pat Sparkuhl, Paul Vauchelet, Crol, Werc, Manone, Asylm, Gregg Stone, Marka 27, Ricardo Duffy, Guillermo Bejarano, Partick Marinez & Magu.

East LA Collage by Jim Marquez
Book Signing: Sunday, June 4, 12noon - 4p
Antigua Coffee House booth, Lummis Day, Sycamore Grove Park

Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast LA
Sunday, June 4, 10a - 4p
Lummis Home: 10a - 12noon
Sycamore Grove Park: 12noon-? 4p
Lummis Home/El Alisal, 200 S Avenue 43, LA, CA
Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N Figueroa St, LA, CA
lummisday@yahoo.com http://www.lummisday.org/ http://www.metro.net/
Take the Metro Gold Line to SouthWest Museum Station for Lummis Day

Musical, visual, culinary and literary artists of Los Angeles will join together to stage the first annual "Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles," a free, public celebration of the multicultural spirit, culture & rich history of the Northeast neighborhoods. The event will begin with a poetry reading at Lummis Home and will continue with a ? mile trek along the Arroyo Seco riverbed to Sycamore Grove Park, where a full day of food, music, art and multi-cultural performances is planned. Local and internationally prominent musicians, a variety of local restaurants, dancers and other performing artists and the work of visual artists from throughout the Southern California region will be featured.

The opening poetry reading and reception at nearby Lummis Home, featuring nationally acclaimed writers and free coffee and refreshments, begins at 10. Tanya Torres Mayahuel, who has hosted KPFK 90.7's popular Latin American music show, 'Canto Sin
Fronteras' since 1995, will serve as MC for the musical & dance program. This program, beginning at noon, includes recording artists Severin Browne and Juan-Carlos Formell will perform on the band shell at Sycamore Grove Park along with Quinto Sol, the critically acclaimed roots-reggae band known for a seamless blend of reggae, reggaeton, salsa and cumbia & Pamana Rondalla, an Eagle Rock-based Filipino folk ensemble. Music at the all-day Festival will be alternated with dance performances by Native American, Aztec and Filipino folk ensembles including the Tongva-Gabrielino Native American dancers, the St. Ignatius Filipino folk dancers & Danza Mexica Azteca Cuahtitlehuanitl.

There will be seven interactive installations: a children's mural consisting of 9"x 12" canvases sections, 20 in all, integrate with an installation by Carol Colin; an invited street artists area with 6 youth artists (3'x 4' canvases), curated by Steve Bagish of ArtStorm & up to 20 adult artists (4' x 5' canvases), curated by ShanduOne; a community free-form canvas; a hanging paper collage of writings (in calligraphy & graf fashions); digital photos, printed instantly by Patrick Botz-Forbes, integrating photos taken by the attending community with large photos nature taken by Cidne Hart & Kevin Hass & Arroyo Seco water colors by Evelyn Ortiz Winchester; 'tree jewelry' which are artistic creations integrated with Space Ark Gallery / Miguel Olivares & Julie Soto installations; Circuit Wizardry Instruments by Jeff Boynton.

A kaleidoscope of painting, sculpture, ceramics & mixed media will be on display at Sycamore Grove Park as the art galleries of Northeast Los Angeles exhibit their work. Galleries participating in the Festival will include Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, IMIX Bookstore, Rock Rose Gallery, The Space Ark, The Judson Gallery of Contemporary & Traditional Art Gallery & Toros Pottery. The Acorn Gallery, Avenue 50 Studio & Future Studio will be represented at the Arroyo Arts Collective booth. There?ll be a historical slide installation by Fabian Wagmister near the gallery area.

It's a moveable feast: Tamales, pupusas, huarachitos, pan dulces and other delicacies from south of the border, Filipino egg rolls & barbequed pork, Italian calzones, exotic soft drinks, gourmet coffees and ice creams, all can be sampled at moderate cost. Restaurants from all over Northeast LA are participating in the event including Eagle Rock's Alejandro's, Lincoln Heights' Antigua Cultural Coffee House, Highland Park's El Huarache Azteca, Galco's, Italiano?s Pizza and Mom?s Tamales, Cypress Park's La Morenita & Alhambra's Fosselman?s Ice Cream.

Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, the first city editor of the Los Angeles Times, one of the city's first librarians & founder of the Southwest Museum. Among his many other achievements, Lummis helped introduce the concept of multiculturalism to Southern California.

"Lummis Day" is sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council & the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, public radio station KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7 & the LA Alternative newspaper with the support of the North Figueroa Association, LA City Council Districts 1, 13 & 14, Occidental College, the Department of Recreation & Parks, the Historical Society of Southern California, the Autry National Center, the Heritage Square Museum, the MTA, NELA Bikes, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, the Mount Washington Association, the Mount Washington Homeowners Alliance, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, the Arroyo Arts Collective, the Northeast Democratic Club of LA, the LA Poetry Festival, other community organizations & community newspapers The Boulevard Sentinel, The Arroyo Seco Journal & The California Examiner.

La Palabra w/ : Featured Poets Mike the PoeT & PhiLLHarmoniC
Sunday, June 4, 2 - 4p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
Co-hosts: Laura Longoria & Don Newton

The monthly poetry event continues. Everyone is invited. An afternoon of poetry, art, & friends resumes today. Calling all community poets, from nine to 90! You are invited to bring your work for open mike readings before & after the featured poets. While you?re there, check out:

Communication / Consumption: Val Echavarria ~ Samantha Harrison
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru June 25
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com

Please join them for a fascinating & witty exploration of Communication & Consumption. The exhibit features new works from painters Val Echavarria & Samantha Harrison. It's graphic quality, being very direct, speaks clearly (& at times loudly) regarding our obsession with consumerism & our ability (or inability) to communicate.

Samantha Harrison?s 11 ink-on-paper works deal with the idea of consumerism. Her fascination with the absurdity of obsessive consumption draws our attention to corporations bent on addicting societies to the disease of mindless acquisition. Val Echavarri'?s small mixed-media works respond to the question of communication as a 'common system of symbols, signs, or behavior'. Her fascination with communication as having the potential to inform, persuade, manipulate, or misdirect, guides us through a witty series of questions on how we listen or not, and on what is the message behind the words?

Center for the Study of Political Graphics Presents:
HIP HOP is Not a Crime!
Sunday, June 4, 11a - 3:30p
Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E 107th St, LA, CA
Thru June 4
Youth Justice Coalition 323.235.4243 freelanow@yahoo.com 323.653.4662 cspg@politicalgraphics.org www.politcalgraphics.org
Funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA

Street Stencils, Blackbook Battle, MCs, B-Boys vs. the Governator! DJ Handprints with performances by: Abstract Rude, Concrete All-Stars, Open Mike, Parts Unknown & Tiger vs. Crane. Brought to you by: 4 Real H.O.P., Activist Artist John Jennings, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, GATS, JUICE, LA Cop Watch, LA Local Organizing Committee, Project Blowed, Youth Justice Coalition/Free LA & Zulu Nation Posters will be for sale.


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

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

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:

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.

Charangoa
Thursdays
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 Cafe, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
323.583.5113
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!



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who is helping make things happen in Northeast LA. Come see what's going on.




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