Where are the Chicana/o artists this Weekend/Next Week? 8.19.06

They're all over the place...

By RuthAnne Tarletz
Published on LatinoLA: August 19, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o artists this Weekend/Next Week? 8.19.06

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

This Chicana artist will be busy working at Sunland Park tonight & Saturday. Then it?s Sacred Dance teaching on Sunday afternoon & off to a Hip-Hop Celebration in the evening. 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 or www.consafos.com/laevents.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking qualified artists for two public art opportunities in Council District 14, at the new El Sereno Constituent Services Center and Barrio Action Youth & Family Center. Please see the attached RFQ for more information about the projects, the artist selection process, and submission requirements.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A copy of the attached RFQ is also available at www.culturela.org:



Rubens and His Printmakers
Rubens in New Spain (Mexico): The Directions of Influence
Lecture & Discussion: Thursday, August 17, 7p
J. Paul Getty Center,
Reservations required: http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/new_spain.html

This exhibit presents the development of printmaking during Rubens? time, focusing on the reproduction of Ruben?s paintings by authorized printmakers. This particular lecture explores the influence of Rubens in Mexican religious paintings by Spanish, Indigenous & Mestizo Artists. The lecture presented by Clara Bargellini of UNAM will be followed with a discussion of contemporary graphic arts in both LA & Mexico by Artemio Rodriguez, co-founder of La Mano Press & a contemporary printmaker.

Film Documentary Screening: Thursday, August 17, 6:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar,
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Nick Cooper will be screening his documentary. With difficulty walking & half-blinded from torture by the Brazilian military dictatorship, 79 year- old Roberto Freire continues to develop somatherapy completing his life's work. Nick Cooper traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Bahia & S?o Paulo to find the exercises, principles, voices & movement of somatherapy.

Mental Menudo
The Greening of Los and Las Artistas
Panel de Community Activism: Friday, August 18, 7p
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
magu4u@hotmail.com www.mentalmenudo.org
323.854.3130 323.226.1617 info@centerartseaglerock.org www.centerartseaglerock.org

The panel will consist of Xochitl Lujan, La Pocha Pena, Victor Payan & Gregg Stone.

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. Contact Magu to be put on the mailing list.

Samai Theater Group & Chuparosa Productions present
Storytelling Performances for Children
Friday, August 18, 7:30p
Sylvan Amphitheater, Yosemite Park, 1840 Yosemite Drive, Eagle Rock, CA
323.226.1617 centerartseaglerock@hotmail.com centerartseaglrock.org 213.368.8831 323.223.0098
Sponsored by: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock & City of Los Angeles Dept. of Parks & Recreation

We need to continue our ancestral oral tradition of listening to the incredible stories of our grandparents. Samai Theater Group presents ?The Rabbit and the Coyote?, as a bilingual version of the Zapoteca legend. Adaptation and direction by Yessenya Caro and Javier Caro. Raquel Salinas presents ?Malintzin, Malinche, Maria?that is a about Maria who was intelligent, a translator, an interpreter, aguide, a true Dodger fan. This is a modern daychildren;s story based on the book ?Una Princesa Verdadera? (The True Princess.)

Dino Durand & Friends
Friday, August 18, 9:30p
La Porte?a Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA 91343
Reservations: 818.920.3894 Waysouth98@aol.com

Just try one's?it's a great experience?Let?s celebrate the special guest...Flavia Ponce?s 9th birthday. (The little 9-year-old rock star)

Rock Rose Productions in association with San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department presents:
Latin Jazz & Arts Festival
Saturday, August 19, 12noon - 10p
Sunday, August 20, 12noon - 8:30p
Arts & Crafts: 12noon - 4p
Prado Regional Park, 16700 Euclid Ave, Chino, CA
Camping Reservations: 909.597.4260 www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/parks/
323.823.8601.www.rockroseproductions.com www.gardenofbeadenupland.com www.beadgallery.org
A portion of the proceeds benefit Rock Rose Gallery Youth Visual & Performing Arts Project
Daily Admission (7:30a): $25 per personal/family vehicle; vans/buses $5 per person

12noon Chaffey College Latin Jazz Band
2p Chico Latin Band with guest singer Gil Moret
4p Bobby Matos & his Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
6p Amparo / Kimberly Diaz, Lesa Terry, Nedra Wheeler
8:15p Jose Rizo's Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars

12noon Tony Palkovic Quartet
1:30p Pablo Motta Latin Jazz Trio
3p The Freddie Ravel Band
5p Groove Session?s Lation Twist
7p Susie Hansen Latin Band

This festival features some of the best musicians on the Latin Jazz scene and will introduce award winning high school and college Latin Jazz Esembles from both Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. This innovative festival bridges communities through the arts, mentoring aspiring musicians and artists through real life experience and bring the Inland Empire an exciting weekend of mesmerizing talent. Throughout the weekend, artists will be on hand to provide crafts workshops, drum circles and video displays of Latin Jazz legends. Festival arts activities will include fun hands-on projects for all ages provided by our art sponsors Garden of Beaden, Upland and Bead Gallery, Mira Mesa. Art Exhibit and live mural project, courtesy of Rock Rose Gallery, greater Highland Park.

Prado Regional Park features 2,200 acres of open space around 60-acre lake on the borders of Orange & LA counties. Campsites for RV & tent campers including 9 group tent areas are available (first come/first served). Coolers with food and beverages are OK!

Art Exhibition by: Gus Becerra & David E Flurry
Artists? Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7 -10p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA
August 16 - September 2
562.696.9493 bluebirdarthouse@verizon.net www.bluebirdarthouse.com

The Second T-Shirt Collection
Second Miniature Exhibition
Launching the Line: Saturday, August 19, 9p ? 1a
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com www.bluechipsclothing.com

The second collection of the Blue Chips line is ready. The launching of the line at the store with the lovely ladies of Sonido?s ?Queen?s Corner? featuring DJ Lady Sha, DJ Issa, DJ Lisa J. Along will the release of the latest collection there will be an art exhibition featuring the Blue Chips Artists! RSVP for this Event to receive gift bag @ the event! The Blue Chips Clothing Line represents a fusion of the Greater Los Angeles art community and Fashion. Blue Chips clothing puts unique artistic visions into a fashion lifestyle format. Their line transforms original art pieces into t-shirts (available on a limited run per season). These selected pieces will only be available for one season then put in the archives, making each purchased shirt a cherished piece, like their original artwork.

To celebrate the gallery will concurrently feature an exhibition by artists who's artwork was selected exclusively for the fall line; including: Leo Limon, Antonio Pelayo, Germs, Timoi, Yem, Daniel Gonzalez, Pazdaword, Mon-?SteR, Omar Ramirez, Emi Motokawa, Raul Baltazar, Peter Carrillo, Solomon, Zender and Joe Bravo. So you can actually meet the artists from the line. Projections of the photoshoot for the upcoming website will be shown. Look for the online store coming soon!

The event will be complemented by Club Sonido's "Queens Corner DJ Crew": LISA J, VALIDA ISSA and LADY SHA, spinning hip hop, funk, soul, Latin and more.

Hermano Art Exhibit by Gabriel Romo (pictured)
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7:30 - 11:30p
IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA
323.257.2512 imixbooks@sbcglobal.net www.imixbooks.com

Hermano is not a person, it's a concept. It reminds us of our strengths as people living through & confronting a life full of consumerism (Babylon). It is about the very essence of humanity - spirit, love, family, culture and friendship. Even when these most critical human elements are oppressed, the human spirit with its unyielding power triumphs over all. When we cannot act, we express the spirit through sound, communicating ideas with lyrics and music. Some conjure up strength and courage to proactively revolt against the oppression.

As an artist, Gabriel Romo uses Hermano to celebrate the extraordinary power and love of people manifested through such expressions. Gabriel is part of a growing genre of urban artists changing the scene of traditional and non-traditional art. He is a US born Mexican with strong cultural roots and a vision of an inclusive society. His preferred medium is acrylics on canvas and wood. He uses spray paint and stencils to reproduce his original works of art as a limited edition series.

Unai San Martin Photography
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7 ? 10p
La Mano Press Studio & Gallery 1749 N Main St, LA, CA
August 19 - Septmeber 9
323.227.0650 lamano-press@sbcglobal.net www.lamanopress.com

This is an exhibit of Basque photographer Unai San Martin artworks. Focusing on the small, often unnoticed details of everyday life, Unai?s photographs and photogravures reveal the beauty of what often goes unseen or ignored. Mysterious and ethereal, Unai?s photographs of landscapes showcase his mastery of the photographic genre both technically and conceptually.

Guinea / West African Dance & Drumming Community Workshop
Saturday, August 19, 3p
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #20, Sylmar
818.754.2402 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Drummers and Dancers of Guinea/ West Africa will be offering this one time only workshop free to the community. Come learn drumming, dancing & a little history.

Musical Odyssey
Saturday, August 19, 8p
Sabor Y Cultura Caf?, 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
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.

Conjunto Jardin
Wild Wednesdays Concert Series
Wednesday, August 23, 11:45a- 1:15p
Torino Plaza, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA
i310) 618-6342 or (310) 618-6340

Come listen to the best Nuevo Son Jarocho and let your feet do some dancing. A variety of freshly made lunches of different ethnic cuisines is available for purchase from up to six vendors.

Johnny Phung presents:
Jet Li?s Fearless
Screening: Wednesday, August 23, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Superstar Jet Li headlines this action-packed film, his final martial arts epic. The film reteams him with producer Bill Kong ("Hero") and action director and choreographer Yuen Wo Ping ("Unleashed"). Li plays real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, who became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced incredible personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, forever defining himself at a tournament for the honor of his country and the true spirit of martial arts.


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.

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
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, 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.

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.

About RuthAnne Tarletz:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is an artist/jeweler/ activist who has hung up her tools for a season.

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