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Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 6.16.06

Father's Day Special

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: June 16, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 6.16.06


Father's Day is credited to a Sonora Dodd from Washington who had been raised by her father & felt fathers should be honored as well as mothers. In 1909 she decided, along with her pastor, to initiate a day for fathers. The first one was held the next year in June because her father?s birthday was in that month. The first one was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.

In 1926 in New York City the National Father's Day Committee was formed. It wasn?t until 40 years later in 1966 that Congress enacted a national day of recognition. Richard Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent holiday on the third Sunday of every June.

My father was born on March 23, 1906 & died exactly 83 years later after having lived a full & semi-wonderful life. Only semi, because he had to deal with me as a daughter. Having a rebellious, tomboy, only-child daughter was not easy. He was wonderful to me & my friends. Whenever, before we could drive, we needed to be taken somewhere, he was there. When I needed a friend to ride with me at the amusement parks, he was there. When I needed a hug, he was there. And, so much more could be said & would fill a book. He lived until he died. And he passed on to me many fine qualities, especially caring about others.

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

This Chicana artist will be doing a children?s workshop & dancing at the Annual Hermon Picnic on Saturday night, hoping to make it to the opening at Olvera Street. 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.


Self-Help Graphics & Art Community Meeting: Wednesday, June 21, 7p. A lot of people have some very strong concerns with the happenings at SHGA (rental of the space for private party's). This has been addressed to the Board of BOD meeting. Armando Duran, board president, would like to invite everyone to come and discuss this with regards to how & why it benefits SHGA and to possibly offer any suggestions otherwise. SHGA Advisory Committee

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 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.


This Weekend/Next Week:

Huayucaltia in Concert
Fridays by The Fountain
Hollywood & Highland Center, Central Courtyard
Friday, June 16, 12noon - 2p
inti@ix.netcom.com www.hollywoodandhighland.com www.myspace.com/cirohurtado

Ne'ayuh is proud to announce:
Summer Solstice Storytelling Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 10a ? 5p
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, A project of Community Partners, permittee of Angeles National Forest, Angeles Crest Highway, Mt Wilson Rd, 14 mi N of La Canada
310.455.1588 310.663.4011katcalls@aol.com www.haramokngna.org
Funded, in part, by a grant from the Liberty Hill Foundation

Featuring: Music by Carlos Reynosa and family; Opening Art Exhibit - LAUSD Title VII Indian Student art show in the Toypurina Gallery; Storytellers/ Birdsingers; Summer solstice celebration; NASA Starlab; Indian Frybread and vendor booths, info booths, demo booths; photo opportunities, community activities, educational activities, materials, and more

El Pueblo Historical Monument in collaboration with California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) presents:
At Work: The Art of California Labor: Labor history through the eyes of artists Curated by Marianna Gatto & Shervin Shahbazi
Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 17, 7 - 10p
Pico House Gallery, El Pueblo Historical Monument 424 N Main St, LA, CA
June 13 - August 14
213.485.8432 213.485.6855 mariann.gatto@lacity.org http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/161617.php
www.art-for-a-change.com/exhibits/atwork.htm

The exhibit explores the artists and images of the Labor Movement in CA & examines the rich and tumultuous history of California's workers and their movements from the turn of the 20th century to the present. It displays the works of artists past and present who?ve documented the dignity and struggle of California?s labor movements, from the chaotic 20th century to the present. It is a combination of original artwork from contemporary artists, and historical works by noted artists like Diego Rivera, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti and many others. The LA presentation of At Work incorporates the works of contemporary artists like Malaquias Montoya, Richard Duffy, Doug Minkler, Steve Wong, Ester Hernandez, Yolanda Lopez, Robbie Conal and over 50 others.

Live music by Son Real at the artists? reception.


The Pasadena Chalk Painting Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 10a ? 7p
Paseo Colorado, 280 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
Light Bringer Project/Metro Gallery, 626.205.4029 hurleypanne@yahoo.com www.pasadenachalkfestival.com


The Pasadena Chalk Painting Festival, formerly known as Absolut Chalk, brings Art to Life on Father's Day Weekend. This festival, the world?s largest street painting festival, will draw nearly 600 artists from across So Cal, who will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on pavement the size of two city blocks! Amazing works of art from every style imaginable, classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic to socially relevant, will be created and shown over the course of the weekend. This one-of-a-kind public art event is now in its 14th year.. The most outstanding murals, as selected by the participating artists of the 2006 festival, winning JetBlue round trip tickets, along with other special awards from our sponsors, will be announced at the event?s conclusion. It attracts artists and design teams from many regions of the country and virtually every LA-area community. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival. Chalk benefits the community arts programs of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization.

There will be: kids creating their own works of art at ?Chalk Land? and learning about creative teamwork from the experts of the KidSpace Museum; Absolut Bistro featuring light fare and cocktails and proceeds benefiting the Light Bringer Project; live music representing many cultural influences. Small painted canvases by festival chalk artists available for viewing and purchase at the Absolut Art Gallery


Artemio Rodriguez Art Exhibit & Book Signing
Saturday, June 17, 4 - 6 p
Vroman?s Bookstore, Colorado Ave, Pasadena, CA
June 17 - July 13
323.227.0650 lamano-press@sbcglobal.net www.lamanopress.com http://www.vromansbookstore.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp?s=newsletter&page=271339

Book Release & Reading: Saturday, June 17, 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, Echo Park, CA
213.481.8112 nopalarte@pop.earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html http://www.yofoolio.com
http://myspace.com/yo_foolio
Admission: $7

Tom?s Riley is joined by Leticia Hernandez, Jahsun Edmonds, Jimi Salcedo Malo + other surprise guests. Tom?s Riley is a poet, writer, educator and a veteran of the Chicano spoken word collective The Taco Shop Poets. A finalist for the 2004 California Voices Award from Poets & Writers Magazine, his first book Mahcic debuted on Calaca Press in December 2005. Currently he mentors teen writers in the Mission District of San Francisco.



Redbird?s 2006 Children Of Many Colors
Native American Indian Intertribal Powwow
Friday ? Sunday, June 16 ? 18
Friday 6 ? 10p
Saturday 10a ? 10p
Sunday 10a ? 6p
Moorpark College Athletic Field, 7075 Campus Park Dr, Moorpark, CA
805.217.0364 redbirds_vision@hotmail.com www.RedbirdsVision.org
Donation: $2 per Vehicle to benefit Scholarship Fund
All Gourd Dancers welcome. Tepees and traditional dwellings welcome.

To benefit Redbird in the creation of the ?Strengthening The Circle? Native American 2006 Scholarship Fund (scholarship application details printed in 2006 powwow program ? be sure to pick one up at the powwow!)

This powwow is a fundraising and Native American awareness-building event. It is a celebration of American Indian culture, song, dance, food, arts and crafts. Visitors will witness a mixture of traditional and contemporary dances, songs, foods and craft items, and they will have the opportunity to experience the dance arena during songs called Intertribals. The Children Of Many Colors Powwow features popular actor Saginaw Grant of the Sac and Fox Nation as Head Gourd Dancer, Thirza Defoe, Ojibwe and Oneida, who recently appeared at the Autry in Stoneheart, as the Head Woman Dancer; and Sam Bear Paw of the Apache Nation, who will be returning just in time for the gathering from a tour dancing throughout the United States, as the Head Man Dancer.

The Living Museum of California Indian Cultures presents:
Na Au Native Music & Creative Arts Festival
Saturday, June 17, 10a ? 9p
Lake Perris Regional Indian Museum
naaufestival@thelivingmuseum.org www.thelivingmuseum.org

All Artists, Artisans, Musicians, Dancers, Storytellers & Filmmakers are invited to share their Art, Crafts, Songs, Stories and Dance! The event is to celebrate and promote awareness of the diverse cultural arts of the California Indians, Native Hawaiians and other American Indian tribal nations. Documentary Shorts by Native Filmmakers Will Screen in the Museum's Auditorium Throughout the Day. Come Learn to Play the Native Flute. Make a Traditional Musical Instrument of the California Indians. There will be Exhibits, Food and More!


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.

Flamenco por la Playa with Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana
Saturdays, 7 & 8p
Top Shelf Restaurant and Nightclub, 403 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
www.randmmusic.com www.rinaorellana.com
Cover: $10 after 7p (Avoid the cover by coming for dinner early!)

Join Cuadro Flamenco Rina Orellana every Saturday night for a tablao show of flamenco puro. Please check www.rinaorellana.com for upcoming lineups of musicians and dancers. Enjoy delicious international fare with an electrifying flamenco performance followed by salsa.


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
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!

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
Free Salsa Dance Class with Miguel: 7 ? 8p
Live Music: 9p - 1:30a
Steven's SteakHouse, Commerce
323.723.9856 Fay@charangoa.com www.charangoa.com

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






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