Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.3.06

It's a take it easy weekend ending at Olvera Street

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: September 3, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.3.06

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

This Chicana artist will be busy working at Sunland Park tonight & Saturday she?ll be giving away FREE Everest backpacks at 5414 N Figueroa St. Then it?s Sacred Dance teaching on Sunday afternoon & in between being at the Monterey Hills Jazz Festival. Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???


For a complete listing of this newsletter go to
or www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry or www.consafos.com/laevents.

Request for Proposals for Documentary of the Siqueiros Mural "Am?rica Tropical" Project: The Production of a Documentary on the Construction of a Viewing Platform & Interpretive Center for the Siqueiros Mural ?America Tropical? issued by El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Department of the City of Los Angeles. Full prospectus available upon request.

Pre-Proposal Conference
September 12, 2006, 10a
Hellman/Quon Building, Rm 100, 130-132 Paseo de la Plaza LA, CA

Technical Assistance: Requests for Technical Assistance should be in writing & faxed to 213.485.0428, attention Suellen Cheng, or e-mailed to suellen.cheng@lacity.org no later than 5p, Friday, September 22, 2006.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2006, 5p (Pacific Time)

Proposal Delivery Address: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Ste 400, LA, CA 90012 Attn: Robert L Andrade, General Manager

For other RFPs, artists? calls & the like see CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS at the end of the newsletter.


Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Friday, September 1, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Four - I'm Not A Saint, I Am A Soldier

Stefani Valadez Ensemble
Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, September 1, 9 - 11p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
310.559.1127 www.cryptonight.com www.stefanivaladezmusic.com
Cover: $10; $5 with student ID, all ages
Sponsored by Cryptogramophone Records www.cryptogramophone.com

The place is great and the music will be wonderful. The Ensemble: Stefani Valadez on guitar, vocals & percussion; Richard Hardy on saxes and flutes; John Heard on upright bass; Nyofu Tyson on saz (ancient long necked lute from Turkey); Jamie Papish on percussion. El Salvadorian Food and Drinks served.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner Theater Show: Saturday, September 2, 8:30p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Four - I'm Not A Saint, I Am A Soldier

Leo Lim?n Poster and Book Signing
Demonstration/Book Signing: September 2, Saturday, 7 - 9p
Librer?a Mart?nez Books & Art Gallery, Plaza Mexico, 11221 Long Beach Blvd #102, Lynwood, CA
310.637.9484 www.latinobooks.com http://www.chicano-art-life.com/visions.html

Recently back from the Chicano Visions opening reception at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Leo Lim?n, will be signing museum quality prints of his 1983 classic "Dando Gracias" and Cheech Marin?s ?Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge? book.

Leo was called the "Alley River Cat Artist" by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, for the cat faces he paints on the cement walls channeling the Los Angeles River. Lim?n's work on paper deals mostly with the indigenous ideals of "coraz?n" and uses many Aztec symbols. Lim?n considers himself a cultural worker and an arts ambassador for East Los Angeles and the Chicano community. While he was in high school, Lim?n was influenced by and involved with Los Four, especially Carlos Almaraz. Lim?n helped to establish the Aztlan Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc., to pursue his commitment to youth in his community.

Elias C Telles Exhibit
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, September 2, 7 - 10p
Chango Coffee House, 1559 Echo Park Ave, Echo Park, CA
September 2 - 28

This is an exhibit of his newest folk paintings.

Cluttered Thoughts by Cesar Valencia
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 2, 4p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Join them at the closing reception of "Cluttered Thoughts", a photography exhibition by artist Cesar Valencia.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Matinee Show: Sunday, September 3, 4p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

The Story Of My Life - Episode Four - I'm Not A Saint, I Am A Soldier

City of LAs' 225th Birthday & Pobladores Walk to LA
Re-enactment Walk: Monday, September 4, 7 - 10:30a
7a: Begin at: San Gabriel Mission, 428 S Mission Ave, San Gabriel CA
9a: Join at: Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd, LA, CA
10:a: End at: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA, CA
Birthday Celebration: Monday, September 4, 10:30a - 5p
213.485.8372 jherrera@lacity.org 225@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com
Sponsored by: City of LA, City of San Gabriel, County of LA, Dept of Water & Power, Los Pobladores 200, Disney, Hoy & ABC 7

Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of San Gabriel David Gutierrez, members of the LA City Council and City departments will join thousands of Angelenos at this event. Retrace Los Angeles founders' footsteps. Join the Walk to LA from San Gabriel Mission to the Plaza at El Pueblo Historical Monument.

The day begins with the annual re-enactment of the Pobladores Walk, the 9-mile route Los Pobladores, the first settlers of Los Angeles, traveled by foot from San Gabriel Mission to found the City at El Pueblo (Olvera Street). Shuttle to San Gabriel available. Walkers can join participants who have walked from San Gabriel at Lincoln Park, continuing on to Olvera Street, for a shorter, 3-mile route. There will be entertainment including Kinnara Taiko drummers.

The 225th Birthday Celebration at Olvera Street lasts throughout most of the day. After the walk, the festivities will continue with a birthday cake ceremony, information booths, multi cultural entertainment, artisan demonstrations, a children's fun zone & festivities for everyone to enjoy.

The Children's Fun Zone will include: a rock climbing wall, skate park, zoo-mobile, mobile aquarium, arts and crafts, face painting & activities with Radio Disney.

Music and dance performances will include: Xipe Totec, Mariachi Infantil, Ballet Folkl?rico & Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Big Band.

Appearances will be made by state, local officials & Mickey Mouse. Special appearance will be made by Grammy Award Winner Pepe Aguilar.

There will be shuttles available between San Gabriel Mission and Olvera Street for the general public.

Creative Coffeehouse on Main
Dinner/ Film Screening: Monday, September 4, 6p
Casa de Sousa Coffee House, 634 N Main St, LA, CA 90012

Documentary: "Shotgun Freeway"


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.


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:


Call for Submissions: Cine Sin Fin: The Annual East Los Angeles Chicana/o Film Festival, which will be held the week of November 6 -11, 2006 at various locations throughout the Greater LA area. In addition, Cine Sin Fin continues its monthly screenings at Casa De Sousa Caf? located in the Historical Placita Olvera, LA & at select national venues such as the Cheech Marin "Chicano Art Exhibit" in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Albuquerque, NM; Coachella; San Jose; Visalia; Pico Rivera and many more to come.

Requirements: send any length (format VHS or DVD) film with synopsis and press kit (if available), to: Cine Sin Fin, c/o A La Brava PR, Inc, 673 S Fickett St, LA, CA 90023

Deadline: September 16, 2006

All films submitted and selected will become part of our library and may be shown at all our venues; we will respect all requests to do otherwise. For further information regarding Cine Sin Fin submission guidelines, internship and volunteer opportunities, or to be a sponsor call (323) 265-2344 or for further information go to www.alabrava.com or contact at cinesinfin@hotmail.com

The 4th Annual Chicano Art show ?Into the Future: Aztlan ?06? is coming up at the dA Center for the Arts. They invite you to participate. The Chicano art show will be held from October 14 ? November 26, 2006. Two artists? receptions will be held. Contact me for the artist package that contains more information, the official artist invitation letter, the entry form & the reception postcard. Save Sunday, September 24, for the Art drop off and the now famous barbecue at our house. Call Frank me if you have questions at 909.399.0932 home or 909.241.4249 cell.

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos, Ginette Rondeau, Curator & Editor of the Olvera-Street.com newsletter is delighted to announce their ?Annual Dia De Los Muertos Juried Exhibition.? The entry form and details of this exhibition are posted at www.Olvera-Street.com. The deadline for artists? submissions is September. Heartfelt works of art are being solicited: altars, painting, sculptures, photography, etchings, mix-media, and more. It is essential that the work represent the true meaning of Dia De Los Muertos.

Ideally, some of the altar entries would include interactive elements that would allow public participation. For example, if you created a personal altar for someone who died of cancer, then you could dedicate that altar to whoever inspired it and also to all cancer victims. Many of their visitors in the past have been very grateful for the opportunity to put photos or simply write names of their beloved on the altar. It has been quite touching and it gives the gallery a life of its own.

She is looking forward to all the wonderful entries to create an exciting place to journey. As you may already know, the exhibit has been a precious place for their visitors and the countless school children that attend. She has been very proud that ro share this treasured and very loving tradition. The exhibit has been a place where their guests can feel free to speak of their beloved, to reflect and to heal. It is a wonderful way to honor our beloved and a beautiful experience to share with others.

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is an artist/jeweler/ activist.

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