Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 6.30.06

Some are revisiting the Lummis Day Interactive Installations

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: June 30, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 6.30.06

Lummis Day Revisited Exhibit

Were you too busy eating Fosselman's Ice Cream to have a look at the Interactive Installation? Or were you too busy creating the Interactive Installation to eat some Fosselman's Ice Cream? Did you come too late to hear Suzanne Lummis' poetry? Did you miss the entrance of the Puppets? Or the Aztec danzantes?

If any of these apply to you or you just want to enjoy all of them again or you didn't make it to Lummis Day in the first place, come to Rock Rose Gallery Saturday, July 1, 6 - 8p for Lummis Day Revisited Exhibit as part of the First Saturdays Fiesta de Arte sponsored in part by the Recreation, Culture & the Arts Committee of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council. Then stay on for the All-Styles Music Jam from 8 - 11p. Also, featuring more interactive art, a preHispanic cultural presentation, local artists/artisans Fiesta de Arte.

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

This Chicana artist will be at Rock Rose Gallery for the Lummis Day Revisited Exhibit. On Sunday & Monday she?ll be found plying her artwares at Venice Beach. Then she?ll be zapateando at Olvera Street on July 4th in between doing a workshop sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs & the California Traditional Music Society through their LA Treasures Award grant program. 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.


Conjunto Jard?n
Fridays by The Fountain
Hollywood & Highland Center, Central Courtyard
Friday, June 30, 12noon - 2p

Take a musical lunch break this Friday and come join them. Take the Red Line - and have lunch there. If you call ahead and order your lunch, they'll have it waiting for you. For more information on the concert series and on how to order lunch: http://www.hollywoodandhighland.com/friday-fount.html

FlatBlack Clothing & Rock Rose Gallery present:
Art of Expression Reunion Jam with a host of special guest performers
FlatBlack Fridays! Friday, June 30, 7p - 12midnite
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com 323.692.4099 323.353.9501 zendersworld@yahoo.com www.flatblackclothing.com www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing
Co-sponsored by: Music and strength, Milagro Entertainment, LA Styles, Art of Expression and many others.
Donation: $2 - Supports Youth Literacy, Art & Music Projects

An underground event - representing all elements of Hip-Hop including DJs, MCs, performing artists, B-boys/girls, Urban/Graff Artists, Breakers/Dancers & Hip hop style bands/groups. Their mission is to provide a space to express all the Elements of Hip Hop, to connect artists and introduce new sounds and stay true to the underground and independent flava.

Performing Live: Rimefytas, politricks, MC 213, JonDoe, Tha Mezenger, Sea Serpents, Stamina, Skin-E-Brown, A Dying Breed, XICO, DJ Bubski, Danza Cuahtemoc, DJ Shownuff, DJ Toprank, The LA Legend Jeckyl, Ice Man, Lil Cesar, Goldsmith, much love!! Bboy Don, Wavomatic, Pandora, Funny Bones, Whiz Kids, Frantic

Bring supplies, open canvas.

Cine Chicano on Main
Cine Sin Fin: Friday, June 30, 9p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

Screening the best of the best ? archives of the world renowned East LA Chicano Film Festival, powered by Tamales.

A Night of Magic
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Friday, June 30, 8p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Federico Luduena will present his original and poetic magic show. Special guest magician Jonathan Levit will charm & humor the guests during his set. These talented magicians perform regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Dino Durand & Friends
Friday, June 30, 9p
La Porte?a Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA
Reservations: 818.920.3894

Let's have fun one more time?

Ne'ayuh is proud to announce:
Summer Solstice Storytelling Celebration (Rescheduled)
Saturday, July 1, 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 & more. Enjoy a pot-luck, share their plans for the ethno-garden, the basketweavers' gathering & the Fall Equinox flute circle. Come on up - its cooler at

Lummis Day Revisited Exhibit
First Saturdays Fiesta de Arte y Musicians' Jam Session
Saturday, July 1
Fiesta de Arte: 6 - 11p
Artists? Reception: 6 ? 8p
All Styles Musical Jam: 8 - 11p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
Rosamaria 323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com RuthAnne 626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com
Co-Sponsored by Rock Rose Gallery and The Recreation, Culture & the Arts Committee, ASNC

Join them for this monthly event with different artists/artisans & musicians every first Saturday of the month. A great place to shop for that unique artistic gift & listen to some outstanding original music at the same time. This weekend only is the Lummis Day Revisited Exhibit that includes all the artworks created at the Lummis Day Festival Interactive Installation.

6:00p preHispanic Cultural Presentation with Jesus Nava, Antonio Eme Zepeda & Guest(s)
7:00p Poetry Reading with Suzanne Lummis
7:30p preHispanic Music with Jesus Nava, Antonio Eme Zepeda & Guest(s)
8:00p Rock Rose monthly Musician?s Jam Session featuring The Groove Session and Guests

Artists of Faith Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 1, 7 - 11p
Sunday, July 2, 1 ? 4p
The JR Gallery, 400 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA
808.557.0946 info@SERVEministry.org www.thejrgallery.com www.SERVEministry.org

Featuring: Allen Terrell, Christian Hosoi, John Zender, Tone, Lon Leiman, DeShawn Marurice aka Shawn Grant, Verdieh ?Rose? Davoodzadeh, Roberta Grant-King, Mariene Gardiner, Christine ?Nyvall, J Patrick Lester, Renee Visaya Lester & Patti Killian.

The Enchanted Worlds of Patssi Valdez & Mag?
Celebration and Torment: Works by Tony DeCarlo
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 1, 7 - 10p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
July 1 - 30
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

In Gallery One:

In this exhibit, Ms. Valdez presents works on paper (numerous gouaches, lithographs, and serigraphs) that depict spellbinding domestic interiors and gardens. Her subject matter includes animated objects engaged in energetic whirling, implying a recognition of multiple planes of reality and consciousness. This symbology further reflects Valdez?s private history and long journey towards self-realization. Valdez is well known for her highly charged, emotional color schemes. Each still life reflects the passage of daily life and memory and one wonders at who might have inhabited the environments laid to view.

Mr. Luj?n offers sculptures and works on paper. Luj?n?s color usage reflects the bold primary hues of Mexican art. His themes focus on iconic cultural and political references, the latter more coaxing than vexing in nature. The elements of barrio life, including low-rider cars and graffiti, anthropomorphic characters, puns and other forms of humor, are at the core of ?Magulandia.?

?Cultural Vehicles number two: Today's world is full of multicultural integration. This has inspired me to depict and sustain my own heritage as a colorful, unique and dramatically distinct ethnicity in this many-hued environment.


In retrospect, these applications were part of a tactical pursuit: to find and integrate the cultural references of early-sixties East LA barrios into my sculpture and artworks, representing my culture in positive ways by incorporating various facets of Southern California's ethnic totality in the making of cultural vehicles have been and continue to be my aim, rationale and journey.? magu

In Gallery Two:

Artist Statement: It's easier for me to describe my process than describe the outcome. I never, ever, do preliminary drawings or work on paper. I usually sit down in front of a blank canvas, painted black & try to let something just flow out. A psychologist friend told me years ago that "true symbolism is done unconsciously" & that always stuck with me. So, while I struggle with coming up with a good composition and drawing as I sketch something onto the canvas with chalk, I usually just try to let something come out from my subconscious. Sometimes I know what I'll paint before starting to draw, like a vase of flowers, or a portrait of a friend, but usually I try not to think too much about it & just let the drawing take it's own course. Most of the time, it takes me awhile to realize what recurring imagery in my work means. Without thinking about it, I'll look back on several months work and see recurring images and then make the connection on how those images reflected what was going on in my life at the time. ? I'm self-taught, and have painted everyday for 35 years, but only paint my surroundings, what I know best, my experiences, relationships, friends & home. Above all, my work, to me, is personal, a personal reflection & expression of my day-to-day life. I do try not to be so literal in my expression & try to leave something open for a personal interpretation by others, but have no idea, really, how they will eventually perceive it or how they will choose to describe it.

The Brewery Open Galleries
First Saturdays
Saturday, July 1, Gallery hours vary
N Main St & Moulton Ave bet Aves 19 & 21
818.845.4033 gallery618e@yahoo.com

Come for the art & stay for dinner (6-9p) or a drink at Barbara?s at the Brewery.

Latin American Art: 1 - 7p
Caracola Latin American Fine Art Gallery, 618 F Moulton Ave, LA, CA
626.676.5557 http://www.caracolagallery.com

Tardeada Dance with Conjunto Los Pochos & Texas Funk
Sunday, July 2, 2:30 ? 8p
A Mi Hacienda Restaurant & Nightclub, 9613 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA
Joe: 951-928-4683; Gil: 626-581-3234; Alfredo: 626-536-5715; Ralph: 323-223-4647; Lambert: 909-864-6717 http://lospochos.com/gigs.hmtl
Cover: $15 advance; $20 door

Join us this Sunday in Pico Rivera to dance your a.. off with two of California's very own Conjuntos... sharing the stage for the first time ever! Texas Funk will bring their own brand of "alternative conjunto" from Ceres/ Modesto, Califas. All we ask is that you bring your party attitude, dancing shoes and we'll provide the music.

2:30 ? 3:30p El TMA DJ
3:30 ? 5:00p Conjunto Los Pochos
5:00 ? 6:00p Jessica (Inland Empire)
6:00 ? 8:00p Texas Funk (Northern California)

Open Mic Poetry Jam Session
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Sunday, July 2, 7:30p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Giovanni hosts local talent during an open mic. Arrive early to sign-up. The series continues every other Sunday.

proof of concept: live visuals + choice beats
Monday, July 3, 9p - 2a
Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N Broadway, LA, CA
213.626.2285 bluechipshlp@sbcglobal.net www.poppakitty.com

You are invited to a very special event where they?re exploring an idea, an idea to evolve a nightclub into an experience where what you hear is what you see. Basically, they?ll be mixing live visuals to music sets by:

9p Cheeky aka Ann
9:30p Ferndog aka Fernando, smooth & sophisticated house music
10p Eric aka poppakitty, eclectic beats from exotic lands
11p Jimmy aka AC/DJ, Jazz/Pop/Drum & Bass Mash up, Feel Like I Wanna Dance music

July 4th 2006 Salute to Los Angeles Independence Day Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 10a ? 4p
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA
213.485.8372 jherrera@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

Celebrate Los Angeles' first Independence Day at El Pueblo Historical Monument, home of Olvera Street, with multicultural live entertainment, cannon and musket fire and historical reenactments. Enjoy the "Early California Experience" complete with period costumes and hands-on artisan demonstrations including blacksmiths, adobe brick makers, pottery, quilting, rag dolls, rope making and more. There will also be a children's collage area sponsored by local artists. Free commemorative t-shirts and programs will also be available.

Conjunto Jard?n will play at the kiosk at 12:30p. Bring your dancing shoes or just come to listen.

July 4th Celebration: Being an American
Tuesday, July 4, 10a ? 4p
The Mexican Cultural Institute, Biscailuz Building, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA
213.624.3660 Cozette.institute@SBCglobal.net www.olvera-street.com
This event is supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Traditional Music Society.

In conjunction with July 4th 2006 Salute to Los Angeles the Mexican Cultural Institute is holding children?s educational workshops, distributing citizenship literature & registering new voters, among other activities. The workshops are part of the LA Treasures Award grant program.


Comedy Night
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Thursdays, 7:30p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Catch up-and-coming Hollywood comedians tear up the night as this weekly series continues with host Rich Pierre-Louis.

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.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30p
Thru 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.

East LA Rep presents:
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
Fridays & Saturdays, 8p; Sundays, 2p
El Gallo Plaza Theater, 4545 Cesar Chavez Ave, LA, CA 90022
Thru July 2
Info/RSVP: 323.788.3880 jreyes@eastlarep.com eastlarepertory@hotmail.com
www.eastlarep.com www.myspace.com/eastlarep
Admission: $8 - $15

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
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 welcome!

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.

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist who believes in supporting other Chicana/o artists so we can all realize success. Shalom.

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