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Where are the Chicana/o artists This Weekend/Next Week? 7.14.06

Protesting & Making Art, What Else?

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: July 14, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists This Weekend/Next Week? 7.14.06


Healing the Land:

This was not what I was going to talk about today, but I just got off the telephone with a Native American/Indigenous friend of mine who set me to thinking about what is going on with the Southwest Museum, the Native American Collection that it housed, Indigenous Rights & Healing the Land. For a while now I have had a plan to do a prayer walk/vigil at Sycamore Grove Park to begin a healing process for the Arroyo Seco area. Unfortunately, it didn?t play itself out as I wanted it to & so it was just me one day walking the park.

The land was raped & taken from the Tongva & a healing process needs to begin. What is happening on Saturday night at Sycamore Grove Park, a Candle Light Vigil, perhaps was not planned that way, however, it becomes a start of that healing process. And until the land is healed the will be enmity in the land. The Tongva need to forgive those that came after for what they did. And those that came after need to be responsible for what they did. The chain needs to be broken. Come & be a part of that healing process. Come & pray for the land. Come & pray for the artifacts, especially the human remains, which were taken from the Indigenous of these lands. Come & pray for the healing of the Arroyo Seco, that it may flow free again. Come & pray that we do not fall prey to the Autry?s tactics of divide & conquer, divide & cause dissention/strife/adversity.

Come in the morning & mourn the losses as you see them beginning at the Gold Line Southwest Museum Station for a Funeral Procession. Reach out & be a part of a healing process. Don?t cause more division & strife. Don?t continue the rape & pillage of the land & what is held dear by the Indigenous of these lands. Do be a part of a plan for the future. Do not be blind to what is occurring. Do reach out & heal the troubled waters. Do say a kind word. Do give a hug. Do pray. Do.

You?ve seen those lanyards that read WWJD (what would Jes?s do), so in this situation, my question is WWLD (what would Lummis do). If you have read the Lummis Day booklet, you have read the story about how he reacted to the US Indian Agency?s abduction of children:

?In Isleta Lummis witnesses the US Indian Agency?s abduction of children and their forced induction into schools that would erase their cultural memory, their language & separate them physically & emotionally from their parents?an outrage that fuels his long campaign against such practices. Lummis institutes legal procedures, by procuring a lawyer & a writ of habeas corpus & starts a drive to influence public opinion. Papers everywhere get peppered with his columns & letters, which rally sympathizers. Finally, Lummis & a group other Isletans can ride to the local school and bring home forty children.?

And when the Chicana/o artists aren?t being activists (oh when is that), they do take the time to make some artworks which this week can be seen at such places as the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center where all the brothers gather, both ?northern? & ?southern? (Aztec, Maya y mas for those who don?t know) making Fresh Willow Baskets at a Workshop with Eva Salazar (Kumeyaay) or in Pasadena, either at the 35er to see Screams of the Butterfly or at the Folk Tree to see Francisco Onate: Paintings & Prints & Marcela Ramirez: Drawings & Paintings or at Olvera Street both Saturday & Sunday enjoying various types of art, visual & performance that include on Saturday Conceptual Cabaret on Main an Acoustic Musical Performance & Cultural Cinema on Main - Bastille Day - French Dinner & Foreign Film Dinner Screening at Casa de Sousa Coffee House & Get The Picture?! Artist's Panel Discussion at Pico House Gallery, & on Sunday the Summer Music Festival 2006: Mariachi & Folkorico Dance at the Kiosk.

So, I ask

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

This Chicana artist will be relaxing this weekend which only means she?s not producing anything, just being a part of others activities before starting a DAY JOB at LA City Recreation & Parks on Monday. This may be the last newsletter for a while or at least in the current format. Vamos a ver. 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.

Funeral Ceremonies for the Southwest Museum
Saturday, July 15, 10a
Beginning at MTA?s Southwest Museum Gold Line Station, 4600 Marmion Wy, LA, CA
Ending at The Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr, Mt Washington
This event will be held with pallbearers, Aztec dancers, Tongva Native American puppets (created by the Arroyo Arts Collective) & mourners taking part in a procession from the Southwest Museum Gold Line station to the gates of the museum. The Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, supported by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council & other community groups, will mourn the demise of LA?s oldest museum, closed for long-term ?repairs? by new owners, the Autry National Center, while its priceless collection is removed for eventual display in a new Griffith Park facility.

Members of the community are urged to participate in this event (& the Candlelight vigil to be held at 8p ? see below - that evening at Sycamore Grove Park). The ceremony will start at the Gold Line Station & will proceed one block to pedestrian gates of the Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr.

Elected officials are also invited to attend.
Southwest Museum Candle Light Vigil
Saturday, July 15, 8p
Beginning at Sycamore Grove Park
Ending at The Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Dr, Mt Washington
323.254.5480

Respecting the Original Southwest Museum. Now is the time to stand up & be counted. Whether you feel you are mourning the death of a piece of our shared history and the culture of the Native Americans or standing up for the future of a heritage, the Southwest Museum needs your voice. Organized by Dea Allen & Jonnie Sommers

Please bring candles and show your support - LET'S KEEP OUR MUSEUM!!!

If you are interested in participating, please contact them.
El Centro de Artes Mexicanas de Los Cenzontles presents:
Encuentro de Jaraneros/Fandango
Saturday, July 29, 11a ? 5p
Museo Oakland, 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA
510.233.8015 fabiola@loscenzontles.com www.loscenzontles.com

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center invite groups and dancers to participate in this event, which is in commemoration of 29 years of Grupo Mono Blanco ? with Mono Blanco, direct from Veracruz. Features film premiere: Fandango, Searching for the White Monkey. This 65 minute documentary features music and interviews of regional musicians Grupo Mono Blanco, Antonio Garcia de Leon, Esteban Utrera, Unidad Indigena de Santa Rosa Loma Larga, Los Cenzontles and fandangueros in Veracruz and California.

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

Cultural Cinema on Main
Foreign Film Dinner Screening: Thursday, July 13, 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.

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, July 13, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA
213-624-6212 downtownartwalk@bgfa.us www.downtownartwalk.com
www.galleryrow.org

This is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown LA - commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. Participants in the Downtown Art Walk are the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles Public Library, The Fine Arts Building Gallery, Grey Goose, LA Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, de Soto, M. J. Higgins, bank, Crewest, Pharmaka, LA Center for Digital Art, El Nopal Press, Bert Green Fine Art, INMO Gallery, Niche.LA/Lounge 441, Kristi Engle Gallery, Art Murmur Gallery, 626 Gallery, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, Infusion Gallery, Museum of Neon Art (MONA) & the Downtown Art Gallery (DAG).

New in July: The Downtown Art Walk is pleased to welcome bank back to the Art Walk after their relocation to 125 W 4th St.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive by public transit, as the Art Walk is easily accessible by the Red, Gold, and Blue line trains which run until midnight, and the area is well served by the DASH bus system until 6:30 pm. Parking is plentiful in the areas many lots and garages, at meters on the street until 4 pm & free after 6 pm on most streets.

The Downtown Art Walk partners with the Center Theatre Group by taking part in the Art Lovers Series, a special theatre subscription program. A link to the Art Lovers Series can be found on the Downtown Art Walk website's Partners page.

Across A Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
Book Signing: Thursday, July 13, 7p
Librer?a Mart?nez Books & Art Gallery, Plaza Mexico, 11221 Long Beach Blvd #102, Lynwood, CA
310.637.9484 www.latinobooks.com

See IMIX Books for more information about this book.

El A Productions & Blue Chips present:
"The Book" Launch Party: Creating a Vision Together
Friday, July 14, 9p ? 1a
Kolor Graphics Bureau (KGB) Gallery and Space, 1640 N Spring St, LA,
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com
Tickets: $10

The occassion will mark a part of LA history, kicking off the First Launch Party with the irie sounds of the rasta ice cream truck of "I and I Sound System", Tom Trujillo & Total View featuring an all star line-up with members of: Willie Bobo, C Lloyd, Manddrill, Franciso Aubella, Big Black, Ozomotli & special guests, projections by Museum of Traffic, Art Exhibtion featuring artists: Oscar Magallanes, Raul Baltazar, Daniel Gonzalez, Mear, Eyeone, & Yem & a photo exhibition of the EL A Production photographers &featured Photographers: Eric Coleman, B+, Yem, Ashely D, Herbert Gonzalez, Kevin Hass, Fernando Galvez & Pablo Aguilar. The art reception will be held inside the gallery space and music events outdoors.

This publication features establishments, galleries, artists & more from the LA area. Our productions went out to some of the most exciting venues & creative spaces in lA to share with the public what makes LA special. Featured in this publication: Soap Design Co., Little Temple, Sonido, Self Help Graphics, Brite Spot, Routes, One Stop Culture, Stones Throw, Blue Chips, Mochilla, Listen Clothing, Kajmere, Han Cholo, Dean, American Electric Tattoo Company, Luxe Salon, Blue Nile, Open bookstore, Highland Sounds, Dean, Gallery 727, Nucleus, PooBah Records, the lists goes on, so don't miss this special night. Come out and support and experience the LA lifestyle.

Tickets can be purchased at Blue Chips in Highland Park (323.550.1400/ bluechipshlp.com), One Stop Culture in East LA (323.728.8882/ www.onestopculture.com), PooBah Records in Alhambra (625.449.3359), Routes in downtown (213.625.9023) & the Blue Nile in Long Beach (562.435.6453/ www.bluenilelb.com).

International Music
Friday, July 14, 9 - 11p
La Porte?a Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA 91343
Reservations: 818.988.3359 WAYSOUTH98

Come hear: Pablo Medina (Keys), Dino Durand (Guitar), Flavia DeMellow (Vocal), Ricka (Bass), Michael (Drums) + Guests.

Fresh Willow Basket Workshop w/ Eva Salazar (Kumeyaay)
Saturday, July 15, 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. Please reserve your space early so we can gather enough materials & space for you. Carpooling is recommended. Bring your friends & your own lunch & beverages for a day in the mountains. Ages 10 - adult, but younger children may come with parent supervision.

Conceptual Cabaret on Main
Acoustic Musical Performance: Saturday, July 15, 3:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

Musical & Theatrical performance exposing our history in the art of "NOW" - bringing each other to a higher consciousness of our own existence. This week?s cabaret features Julio Ramos & Company - Acoustic Musical Performance.

Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
Book Signing: Saturday, July 15, 4 - 5:30p
IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA
323.257.2512 imixbooks@sbcglobal.net www.imixbooks.com

Local author Reyna Grande will be signing and discussing her debut novel Across a Hundred Mountains. Across a Hundred Mountains is a stunning and poignant story of migration, loss, and discovery as two women -- one born in Mexico, one in the United States -- find their lives joined in the most unlikely way.


The phenomenon of Mexican immigration to the United States is one of the most controversial issues of our time. While it is often discussed in terms of the political and economic implications, Grande, with this brilliant debut novel and her own profound insider's perspective, puts a human face on the subject. Who are the men, women, and children whose lives are affected by the forces that propel so many to risk life and limb, crossing the border in pursuit of a better life?

Get The Picture?! Artist's Panel Discussion
El Pueblo Historical Monument in collaboration with California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) presents:
At Work: The Art of California Labor, curated by Marianna Gatto & Shervin Shahbazi
Saturday, July 15, 6 - 9p
Pico House Gallery, El Pueblo Historical Monument 424 N Main St, LA, CA
Thru 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
Join painter Mark Vallen & photographers Sheila Pinkel & Slobodan Dimitrov for this exciting lecture and slide presentation. The panel discussion will focus on the topic of artists & their various responses to the issues of labor in California. A question & answer roundtable with the artists will follow their talk.

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 & 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 & historical works by noted artists like Diego Rivera, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti & 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 & over 50 others.
Screams of the Butterfly
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 15, 8:30p ? 12:30a
35er, 12 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
626.356.9315 www.the35er.com

Art * Rock ?n? Roll * Beer The art exhibit features artworks by Peter Carrillo, Joe Bravo, Yami Duarte, Debbie Flores, Anne Marie Francesca, Emelda Gutirrez, Chris Hernandez, Manuel Legaspe, Karla Lopez, David Matke, Damon Schindler, Chelsea Star, Alex Tanasi. Music & Film by Henry Valenzuela. Musical performance by Trash Band.

Francisco Onate: Paintings & Prints
Marcela Ramirez: Drawings & Paintings
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 15, 2 ? 6p
Folk Tree, 217 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA
July 15 ? September 23
626.795.8733 rfolktree@aol.com www.folktree.com

This exhibit presents the work of Francisco Onate, painter & printmaker from Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Onate is a keen observer of indigenous ceremonies and celebrations & lovingly translates his appreciation for ancient cultures into his paintings & graphics. Also on display are several drawings & paintings on paper by Onate?s wife, artist Marcela Ramirez.

Utilizing deep, muted earth tones of intensely saturated acrylic color, Onate?s paintings impart a casualness reminiscent of Mexican votive paintings, which are usually done on tin or other available found materials. Onate chooses to paint instead on handmade rag or recycled paper with touches of bright, primary colors included to highlight the playfulness or irony found in his subjects.

Marcela Ramirez, whose work is also on view, uses pen and pencil to create images of heightened reality in which textures, colors and aromas are almost palpable. Ramirez? world is populated with startling juxtapositions and fanciful scenarios where ?small winged monsters jump out of giant eggs,? or ?a blue girl slides down a sidewalk where yellow fish fly.?

The Art of Being Gay
Closing Party: 8 - 11p
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Thru July 15
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com PeacockHQ@aol.com www.eclecticcactus.com http://www.eclecticcactus.com/show.htm

Please join them for a closing night party. Invite some friends and bring something to share. If you're pieces haven't sold, you can take them home at the end of the night.


Celebrate Gay Pride month! Good vibe, fresh art, new funky jewelry & cool leather from Argentina and a good time! See website for featured artists & other info.

Cultural Cinema on Main - Bastille Day - French Dinner & film screening
Foreign Film Dinner Screening: Saturday, July 15, 7p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012
213.687.0363

This is an eclectic, intercontinental cinematic dining affair. "Viva l' France"

CON?VER?GENCE n. (k n-v?r j ns): The process of coming together toward a common point
Saturday, July 15, 6 - 8:30p
The Downtown Art Gallery (DAG), 1611 S Hope St, LA, CA
213.255.2067 www.DowntownAG.com

The first in a series of summer group shows. Join them as artists from around the world converge on the downtown fine art scene at DAG. The exhibition will feature works by artists from different latitudes such as Vladimir Cora, Fernando de Szyszlo, Mario Londono, Leandro Manzo, Esau Andrade, Juan Rosillo and new limited editions from Zita Press.

Face to Face
Artists? Reception: Saturday, July 15, 6 ? 10p
Metro Gallery,1835 Hyperion Ave, LA, CA
July 15 - August 12
323.663.2787 juan@metrogallery.org www.metrogallery.org

Featuring figurative and portraiture paintings by Miguel Angel Reyes, Mario Calvano and Eduardo Deza. Each artist portrays a unique sensual method to their use of color, form and composition, while presenting a contemporary elegance. The figurative paintings and portraitures of each artist portray a unique sensual method to their use of color, form and composition. With vast differentiation in cultural and educational backgrounds and experiences, each artist?s style and personification meets the others? exploration of poetic style and elegance. From realism to symbolism with influences of neoclassicism and modern pop art, the exhibit introduces graceful but bold paintings that convey rich and colorful visions of satire, solemness, beauty, pensiveness and desire.

LA Reprazent!
Book Signing: Saturday, July 15, 5 - 8p
Crew est Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA
Thru August 6
213.627.8272 info@crewest.com www.crewest.com

Freight Train Graffiti book signing by Roger Gastman and featured artists to be announced, as well as a live in-store performance by Poetik Prophets.

A group show that screams "What-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...

Been There Done That Art, Food, Music, Prizes
Saturday, July 15, 7 - 11p
La Mano Press, 1749 N Main St, LA
323.227.0650 lamano-press@sbcglobal.net www.lamanopress.com

Come view and acquire work created by participants at our recent workshops. Works consisting of Stencil Art, Screen Prints and Linocuts produced by beginners and established artists. Or just come by and join us for a game of Loteria with the Loteria produced by participants.

Jazz Music: Dan Clucas Quartet
Saturday, July 15, 9 - 10:30p
Antigua Cultural Coffee House, 4836 Huntington Drive S, LA, CA
323.539.CAFE [2233] juan_villegaz@hotmail.com www.antiguacoffeehouse.com
www.myspace.com/antiguacoffee

The featured group is the Dan Clucas Quartet playing Jazz.

The Soft Touch / EL Toque Suave. curated by Antonio Escalante
Artists? Reception: Saturday July 15, 7p
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborandcultura.com

Join them for the opening of a collective effort of various artists who explore the erotic, sexual, political & amusing aspects of the gay world - in support of gay-pride festivities.

Alhambra Summer Jubilee: Sun, Sand & Surf
Saturdays
Saturday, July 15, 6 - 10p
S Second St bet Main & Commonwealth

Is everybody ready for a Hot Summer? Dancing in the streets and local hand-crafted goods, games for kids and the best musical entertainment. This week: The Beach Boys, Sapadilla, Surf Party, Surf Boogie, Jason Foster, The Time Bandits, The Groove.

Insight into Darkness and Light: Works by Ricardo Ortega
Artist?s Reception: Saturday July 15, 4 - 6p
Tia Chucha's Caf?,12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22 Sylmar, CA
May 28 through July 29

This exhibit is a new set of paintings by Ricardo Ortega. The paintings deal with the state of duality that the world resides in through the visions that the artist sees. Through his in-depth paintings he tries to find a way to heal not only the wrongs of the world but of his own soul. He takes his viewers on a journey into the abyss of darkness only to be uplifted into spiritual light.

Wells Fargo & Company presents:
Summer Music Festival 2006: Mariachi & Folkorico Dance
Sunday, July 16, 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 traditional Mexican mariachi with Noe Sandoval with Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer and Claudia Felix.

1 - 2p Mariachi Juvenil Cobras de Jalisco
2 ? 2:30p Paso de Oro (Ballet Folklorico)
2:30 ? 3:30p Claudia Felix y su Mariachi
3:30 - 4p Mariachi Juvenil Puerta Mexicana
4 - 5p Noe Sandoval y el Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Ranchero

4th Annual Mayan New Year Celebration
Sunday, July 16,
Hecho de Mano, Mercado la Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave, LA
213.745.4300 hechodemano@gmail.com

You are invited to their Mayan New Year Celebration. Like most non-European cultures, the Mayas have their own calendar that is closely synchronized with natural cycles like the moon. Because of its relation to nature & the earth, the Mayan New Year is not only a festive celebration but spiritual as well. The celebration includes danza, a live concert, an art show & food.

Martin Espinoza Plays the Pacific Nose Flute
Performance: Sunday, July 15, 3 - 4p
Librer?a Mart?nez Books & Art Gallery, Plaza Mexico, 11221 Long Beach Blvd #102, Lynwood, CA
310.637.9484 www.latinobooks.com

International Film Night
Sunday, July 16, 7p
Antigua Cultural Coffee House, 4836 Huntington Drive S, LA, CA
323.539.CAFE [2233] juan_villegaz@hotmail.com www.antiguacoffeehouse.com
www.myspace.com/antiguacoffee

The films to be shown are yet to be determined

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:

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
www.hollywoodandhighland.com

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.

Summer Season of Short Plays
Fridays, 8p
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
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.

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 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.

Musical Odyssey
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
Saturday, July 22, 8p
323.466.0481 info@saborandcultura.com www.saborycultura.com www.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.

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.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
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 welcome!

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

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

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

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 s 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 an artist/jeweler/activist who enjoys helping others.




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