Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 7.6.06

We're cycling around NorthEastLA for Second Saturday Gallery Night

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: July 6, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 7.6.06

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

This Chicana artist will be at riding around NELA on her bicycle enjoying NELAart Gallery Night, especially her own mixed-media installation at Acorn Gallery &, of course, the ever-warm hospitality at Rock Rose Gallery where murals created at FlatBlack Fridays are on the walls. Then it?s kick-back on Sunday to enjoy some futbol. 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.

South Central Farm International Solidarity Days: Call to Action: July 7-10 Southcentralfarmers mailing list: Southcentralfarmers@electrolandia.com

Support the South Central Farmers! Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide!

Join the South Central Farm International Solidarity Days to defend the rights of small farmers so they may continue to live and farm with dignity while producing a healthier, safer community for all! We will be raising awareness for the small farming movement and its critical place in the green/environmental landscape with special attention paid to urban farms, family farms, global environmental justice, food
security, and green development.

The Struggle Continues! Although 350 family farmers were evicted from the 14-acre South Central Farm on June 13 the movement to protect this community grows each day. We are now gearing up for a July 12 court date that will set the wheels of justice in motion and challenge the legality of the sale of the farm. We are raising global awareness for our cause ? and for the cause of social justice worldwide. Join the international social network committed to justice for people and the planet.

Host a Solidarity Event in Your Community! Join in solidarity with L.A.'s South Central Farmers and their supporters from Friday July 7 to Monday July 10. We are asking you, our global allies, to host an event in your community on one of these four days. The city hubs will be Los Angeles and Oakland, CA.

Solidarity Events are a way for YOU to make a difference now! Host an event in your community and raise awareness about the South Central Farmers and the `Little Farm that Could.' Together we are activating the global movement for food security, urban and small family farms, and environmental justice.

What to do:

1. If you do only one act of solidarity, then call or e-mail L.A. City Council Woman Jan Perry. Ask Ms. Perry to work with the people of Los Angeles and broker a win-win deal for the farmers, the land developer and the city. Implore her to help negotiate the sale the land to the farmers. Councilperson.Perry@lacityorg or jan.perry@lacity.org and telephone her (213)-473-7009.
2. Organize a local rally, prayer vigil or parade.
3. Print flyers from our Web site and distribute at supermarkets, farmers markets, church or temple
4. Protest in front of your local City Hall or Supreme Court to let authorities know that feeding families with fresh, organic, affordable produce is a basic human right
5. Wear a green ribbon or green t-shirt

We encourage local creativity that is respectful and nonviolent. The Struggle Continues! La Lucha Sigue!


Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Thursday, July 6, 7:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Three - My Weapon is My Easel

1st Thursdays in San Pedro
Open House at Art Studios, Galleries, Shops & Restaurants
Thursday, July 6,6 - 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 in downtown San Pedro 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 downtown & check out all the fun! The art galleries of Downtown San Pedro will present several showcases, featuring some of the brightest young artists as well as some of the most respected masters. The award winning restaurants of Downtown San Pedro will be offering specials on their fine cuisine. Many of the merchants & vendors will be open late offering unique gift ideas for that special someone.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Friday, July 7, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Three - My Weapon is My Easel

Summer Season of Short Plays
Sirenas del Corazon
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Fridays, 8p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborandcultura.com
Admission: $10

Fridays in July they present along with COFAC (Border Council of Arts and Culture) & Cruazarte (Mexico-USA Bi-National Arts Project) a series of short plays by writers and performers from both sides of the border. The first play, which is in Spanish, is written by Edward Coward & directed by Emmanuel Marquez.

The Bike Oven & Locos Armadillos 42 Bike Club present:
Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride
Saturday, July 8, 6 - 11p
Meet at: Flag Pole, Figueroa/York
Sponsored by: The Outreach & Recreation, Culture & the Arts Committees of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com 310.902.5439 ubrayj02@yahoo.com

Bicyclists! Artists! Slackers!

Come to the Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride. It meets at the corner of Figueroa & York (at the flag pole). North East Los Angeles has two dozen galleries & art houses in a two-mile radius & we?ll travel to a selected group of them so that we can spend quality time at each stop. This ride is an entire evening worth of bikes, art & fun.

The ride will wind its way around the Eagle Rock, Highland Park & Sycamore Grove areas, stopping at selected galleries open that night as part of NELAart's ongoing 2nd Saturday Gallery Night. The galleries will generally be open from 7 - 10p & run a wide spectrum of different genres & styles. If you get lost, or want to meet up with the ride, call (310) 902-5439 for directions.

Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa, will be the last gallery on the ride. After that you can head over to the Bike Oven, 130 W Avenue 42, for the after-party. Both are close to Gold Line train stations (SouthWest Museum & Heritage Square) & several all-night bus lines that run on Figueroa.

Gallery itinerary is as follows: Flagpole: gather 6p - leave 6:30p --> Carlotta?s Passion --> Art Studio C --> MorYork Gallery --> Sugarbutterbex --> David Patton LA --> The Acorn Gallery --> Avenue 50 Studio --> Blue Chips --> Back Yard Art Exhibit --> Rock Rose Gallery --> Bike Oven

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

Second Saturday Gallery Night with local galleries & arts organizations open until 10p. Join them in celebrating the arts in Northeast LA! Complete gallery information & printable maps can be found on the website. Participating Galleries: The Acorn Gallery, Art Studio C, Avenue 50 Studio, Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, MorYork Gallery, David David Patton LA, Rock Rose Gallery, Sugarbutterbex

Backyard Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 6 - 10p
Calderon?s, 4621 N Figueroa St, LA, CA

Featuring local artists: Shandu One, Rick One (K2S), Peter Carrillo, Violet Calderon, Joe Bravo, Oscar Magallanes, Make One, John Zender, Wisk & Relax (authors of The History of Los Angeles Graffti Art), Don Newton (Poetry & Fine Art), Graff Artist: Cab (will his brand new stickers!), Graff Artist: Vox, Graff Artists: Gabe, Elika, Besk & many others. Also available for purchase, the book that's taking the art community by storm, "The History Of Los Angeles Graffiti Art". Stop by and meet some of the artists featured & have them sign a copy. If you are interested in purchasing [limited quantity], reserve your copy for pick-up that evening.

All artwork is sold at 100% to the artist. See you there.

In Collaboration with True Blue Management,
FlatBlack Clothing & Rock Rose Gallery present:
FlatBlack Kings/Kweens Summer Graff Showz
Opening: July 8, 7 ? 10p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove
July 8 - 30
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com
www.flatblackclothing.com http://www.myspace.com/flatblackclothing

This exhibit is a collection of all artists that painted live at this event at FlatBlack Fridays: CRE8, CHUCK, SCUD, JENKOE, SPICE, MOZZ, WRAM, MIG, Zender, Cab, Shandu, Sherm, Ekura and many others.

The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:
The Bird Show: A group show inspired by our fine-feathered friends
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6 - 9p
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
July 8 - August 6
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

Members of the Arroyo Arts Collective acknowledge our flying, chirping friends with art, art & more art about birds, birds & more birds. Participating artists are: Illona Aguayo; Natalie Kahn Aguilar; Mary Allan; Victoria Taylor Alvarez; Marcela Ciszewski; Gloria Cooper; Matt DeHaven; Ruth De Nicola; Renee Dominique; Sharon Eaton; Richard Espinoza; Nicholas Fedak II; Maggie Gerard; Cicely Gilman; Tom Gugler; Tina Gulotta-Miller; Radhika Hersey; Linda Ann Hoag; Heather Hoggan; Karen Hovanitz; Amy Inouye; Patty Sue Jones; Jay Kavoian; Patricia Lee; may Jean Mallman; Denise Monaghan; Julie Nagesh; Karen Nuebert; Benjamin Page; Ester Petschar; Connie Rohman; Dorothy Shepherd: Julie Soto; Susan Stroll; RuthAnne Tarletz; Kacy Treadway; & David Wyninger.

As a salute to our local flocks of parakeets (they actually are not parrots), we will present an interactive installation of sound activated, sound recording, squawky toy parrots. Like our big green flying friends, this work promises to be funny, loud & a bit obnoxious. And did we mention the flying pig?

Another feature will be the ?Big Hen? vending machine, a vintage toy-egg dispenser. Pop in a quarter to receive an egg filled with original art, charms, and/or messages created by our members. This may be the best deal in town and all proceeds benefit the Collective.

Holy Nuptials - A Survey of Artwork Based on the Theme of Marriage: Guest curator Jos? Lozano
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 8, 7 - 10p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
July 8 - August 6
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com

Holy Nuptials features art that speaks to the institution of marriage and spectacle of weddings. A loaded & contradictory subject, this exhibit promises to be an irreverent, romantic, heartfelt, scary, unsettling and/or strange exhibit. The artists invited to participate bring to the subject of marriage & weddings their personal beliefs be they married artists, thrice married, divorced, or single.

The show came about because of my recurring images having to do with weddings and receptions. I wanted to see what artist's take on the marriage theme would be. Some of the artists happen to be happily married, some divorced, single, others indifferent & some, like myself riveted by the spectacle some weddings can be. The show will be an objective, romantic, sarcastic and strange look at why marriage matters or doesn't and how it defines, confines, fulfills, strangles, enables, empowers & liberates those who practice it. -- Jos? Lozano

Please join them as they wed fine art with the question of marriage.

This exhibit features the work of Kim Abeles, Abel Alejandre, Ann Chamberlin, Robert Palacios, Susan Elizalde-Holler, Artemio Rodriguez, Nery Lemus, Germs, Miguel Angel Murillo, Jos? Lopes, Jos? Lozano, Alma Lopez, Emilia Garcia, Silvia Capistran, Gisel Vincent-Osuna, J. Michael Walker

Soto Solo ? Paintings & Woodcuts
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6 - 10p
Casita del Pueblo, 6744 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA
July 8 - August 4

A unique chance to view a variety of paintings, prints and woodwork by artist Julie Soto. Her works combine color & texture using wood & recycled glass to celebrate the art of the "nicho" & paint to embrace the feminine sensual intent on canvas. Her paintings, rarely seen til now, are the root of her artistic past. Her woodwork is an informal celebration of a master carpenter.

Power Struggle by Jose I. Fernandez
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, July 8, 6 - 10p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA
July 8 - August 12
562.696.9493 www.bluebirdarthouse.com ronald@adenstudio.org www.adenartcenter.org

This is the first solo exhibition by artist Jose I. Fernandez, represented by Aden Art Center. He is showing eleven bold sculpture pieces done in bronze. His current body of work, appropriately entitled "Power Struggle", communicates the struggle of man, both with himself and the world around him. Here the human figure is pushed to epic realism. Though it never loses its core, the human form is used to represent greater themes; while at the same time recognizing there is no greater theme than humanity itself.

Jose has worked as a sculptor and designer for over 20 years. He has also done a number of public and private commissions. He continues his work from the home in which he was raised in LA, CA.

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

The Story Of My Life - Episode Three - My Weapon is My Easel

Cuadrilatero II: paintings, drawings, prints
Poetry-Spoken Word & Music: Saturday, July 8, 8p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
Thru July 22
213.481.8112 nopalarte@pop.earthlink.net tropicodenopal.com/home/home.html
Door: $8

Ringside seats still available. Special participation by Willie Perdomo & Sesshu Foster!

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space will transform the outdoor courtyard with a stage and ringside style seating to bring alive an evening of Poetry-Spoken Word & Music. The evening will be hosted by Taco Shop Poet Adrian Arancibia, LA writer Karla Diaz, fellow Taco Shop Poet Adolfo Guzman Lopez & musicians Alan Lechusza & Nick Carbajal.

Featured visual artists: Charles Glaubitz, Jose Lozano, Thomas Lee Bakofsky, Damon Robinson, Reyes Rodriguez, Vincent Valdez.

Musical Odyssey
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Saturday, July 8, 8p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com ww.saborandcultura.com

This musical series is hosted by Hector Marquez every other Saturday. He brings local & international musicians to perfomer music from various Latin American regions & styles.

LA Reprazent!
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 8, 5 - 9p
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA
July 8 - August 6
213.627.8272 info@crewest.com www.crewest.com

A group show that screams "What'z-up LA!" Original paintings, photography & clothing depicting the great city we live in and the artists that call her home. Including works by: Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Chris Haston, Asylm, Ruet, Logan Hicks, Man One, Saber, Zes, Revok, Eriberto Oriol, Patrick Martinez, Vyal, Spurn, Erick Rodriguez, Codak, Gregg Stone, Werc, Mear, Chaz, Oscar Magallanes, Draftsmen, Edgar Hoill, Estevan Oriol, Sacred194 & a few others...

On the 4 turntables: 38CAL Dj's - Handprints, Dstrukt & Ethos

Reprazent in style with LA gear from Idealist Cloth, Joker Brand, Streetwise, Uncany, Streefiles & others.

Descarga night series:
Conjunto Jardin
Saturday, July 8, 12midnight
Little Temple, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Silverlake, CA
323.660.4540 www.descargaclub.com www.littletemple.com
Discount List: $7 until 11p; jeneratemedia@sbcglobal.net by Friday, July 7
Door: $10; 21 + over w/ID

This is their first time at this Silverlake hotspot (sister venue of Temple Bar) for the hot Descarga night series: Live music at midnight with two DJ rooms on either side. They play at midnight so get in New York mode and take a nap first!

Por favor, apoyen al son jarocho en este club!

Pomona Art Colony presents:
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Saturday, July 8, 6 - 9p
Pomona Arts Colony

Second Saturday Art Walk with local museums, galleries & studios open until 9p. Help them celebrate the arts in Pomona. Museums: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Latin Art Museum; Galleries: Armstrong Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona DTC, Civil Eyes Gallery, dA Center for the Arts, Ferguson Fine Arts & Design, Fr Bill Moore SS CC Gallery, Galeria Rustica, Gallery 57 Underground, Gallery SOHO/PVAA, Prog Gallery, SCA Gallery; Studios: Casias Studios, Galeria del Fuego, Glassics Studio, Magulandia, Moon Maiden Studio, Studio 6.

Artists Village Open House
Saturday, July 8, 6p
Santa Ana Artists? Village, Second Street at Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

Downtown Santa Ana comes alive with arts the first Saturday of each month when galleries, theatres, artists & performers in the Artists Village host a monthly Open House for the public. This event involves a walk through more than 150 participating studios and galleries located in historic buildings in the heart of downtown Santa Ana.

La Palabra w/ Roger Taus: Featured Poet
Monthly Poetry Event
Sunday, July 9, 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

This event is an afternoon of poetry, art & friends. Calling all community poets, from nine to 90! All community poets--- bring your work for open mike readings before and after the featured poets. Come listen to and meet Roger Taus originally from NY. He considers himself an Angeleno after 35 years in LA. With more than five published books of poetry & numerous publishings in collected poetic works, he recently reviewed Lawrence Ferlinghetti?s Americus, Book One, in House Organ #54, Spring 2006. Also featuring music by Chris Perez. Mark your calendar for August 6.

Highland Park News World Cup Soccer Party
Sunday, July 9, 11a - 3p
Italiano's Pizza, 5101 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
310.415.1194 www.uncutreport.com
Door: $5 includes two beers on tap

Paint your faces and support your team at the Highland Park News World Cup Soccer Party. Three Big screen TV's, a raffle for $100 at half time & another raffle at the end for a free DVD player & other prizes given through out the day. They will also have an all you can eat buffet for $10. Please be there early to get a seat. A line may start forming as early as 10a.

Rafael F J Alvarado presents:
Cardoza's Palabras
Poetry Night: Sunday, July 9, 4p
Open Reading Sign-Up: 3:30p
Antigua Cultural Coffee House, 4836 Huntington Drive S, LA, CA
323.539.CAFE [2233] juan_villegaz@hotmail.com www.antiguacoffeehouse.com

Featuring: Steve Abee, Jack Brewer, Joe Brewer, Dennis Cruz & Mariano Zaro.

Wells Fargo & Company presents:
Summer Music Festival 2006
Sunday, July 9, 1 ? 5p
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de La Plaza, LA
213.625.5045 jherrera@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

This event features four bands and a different musical theme each week. This week?s theme is salsa launching the festival with the lively salsa music of Charanga Cubana & LA Salsa Kids.

1 - 2p Sonora Constelaci?n
2 - 3p Charanga Cubana
3 - 4p Orquesta Salsa Caliente
4 - 5p LA Salsa Kids

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Matinee Show: Sunday, July 9, 4p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Three - My Weapon is My Easel


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.

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

Take a musical lunch break this Friday. 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

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.

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

Open Mic Poetry Jam Session
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Sunday, July 16, 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.

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.


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.

Call for Artists: LA 225 - Los Angeles Through the Eyes of Artists: In commemoration of the City of Los Angeles' 225th birthday in September of 2006, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument will present, LA 225, an exhibit that explores the cultural, political, social, historical and geographical landscapes of Los Angeles as seen through the eyes of artists. Artists are invited to submit works of any medium that reflect their perception of the City of Los Angeles. Deadline for entries is August 3, 2006. For more information, please contact curator Marianna Gatto at 213.485.8432 or mariann.gatto@lacity.org.

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler and art activist.

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