Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.10.06

They're riding hard to see all the Chicano art exhibits

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: September 10, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.10.06

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 getting ready for El Grito next Friday night at Debs Park. Then it?s Sacred Dance teaching on Sunday afternoon. 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.

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.


Mental Menudo Artists Collective Meeting
Panel de Raza Artists
Roll of the Artist: Friday, September 8, 7 ? 9p
Announcements: 8:30p
After Social: until 9p
Mexican Cultural Institute, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, gallery,downstairs
323.854.3130 magu4u@hotmail.com and www.mentalmenudo.org

It should be historic in this meeting as they have some veteranas y vets that started much of the history of chicanadarte in LA and nationally. The panel includes: Yreina Cervantes, Barbara Carasco, Harry Gamboa, Linda Vallejo and Chaz Bojorquez

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 Peter or Oscar to be put on the mailing list.

Conjunto Jardin
Cryptonoche is World Music: Friday, September 8, 9 - 11p
Club Tropical, 8641 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
310.559.1127 www.cryptonight.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. Help them welcome new cajonero Esteban Ceniceros (and help them give him his nickname)! Remember your dancing shoes. El Salvadorian Food and Drinks served.

Book Reading by Richard Vargas
Friday, September 8, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com.

Poet Richard Vargas will be reading from his book titled McLife. Richard Vargas was born and raised in LA and Orange County. From 1977-80 he published and edited five issues of The Tequila Review. He was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, lived in Rockford, IL and is currently residing in Albuquerque, NM.

The Bike Oven & Locos Armadillos 42 Bike Club present:
Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride
Saturday, September 9, 5:30 - 11p
Meet at: Flagpole, 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!

Special Note: We?re meeting at 5:30p & leaving the flagpole at 6p to catch the Mental Menudo Exhibit at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock that ends at 7p.

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 5:30p - leave 6p --> A Space Between Rocks --> Center for the Arts Eagle Rock --> Carlotta?s Passion --> Cactus Gallery --> MorYork Gallery --> LA Alternative's Lil Gallery --> Space Ark Gallery --> The Acorn Gallery --> Avenue 50 Studio --> Rock Rose Gallery --> Bike Oven

NELAart presents:
Second Saturdays Gallery Night
Saturday, September 9, 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. Start the evening early (3 - 7pm) at The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock for Chicano: Pronouncing Diversity, an art exhibition celebrating the work by artists of Mental Menudo, curated by Magu. Then explore a few of the many galleries & art spaces located in the area, including two new spaces, LA Alternative's Lil Gallery & A Space Between Rocks.

A bicycle tour is also available, see above.

Participating Galleries: The Acorn Gallery, Art Studio C, Avenue 50 Studio, Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Drkrm, Future Studio, LA Alternative's Lil Gallery, MorYork Gallery, Rock Rose Gallery, Space Ark Gallery, A Space Between Rocks, Toros Pottery.

A Space Between Rocks -->
Plans to Take Over the World: Organized by Julie Zemel
A Space Between Rocks, 7185 N. Figueroa St, LA, CA
323.257.7969 213.440.4332 zemeljulie@yahoo.com

Michael Arata, Julie Bini, Kris Chatterson, Brian Cooper, Cirilo Domine, Cherie Benner Davis, Davis & Davis, Mark Dutcher, Tamara Fites, Lauren Gabriel, Susan Logorecci, Sonia Madan, Cynde Miller, Eric Niebuhr, Jim Ovelmen, Roberto Palazzo, Marsha Pels, Mary Anna Pomonis, Nicole Quaid, Brad Spence, Andy Takakjian, Eve Wood, Julie Zemel

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock -->
Chicano: Pronouncing Diversity
Artists? Reception: April 8, 3 - 7p
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041
September 9 - November 4
323.226.1617 erccc@hotmail.com www.centerartseaglerock.org.

This is an art exhibition celebrating the work by artists of Mental Menudo, curated by Magu. This Chicano exhibit presents artworks that refer to a complex cultural diversity & to the Mental Menudo process of constructive dialogue among artists. Over forty emerging & established Chicano artists are participating. Meet the artists at this reception featuring the music of Conjunto Los Pochos. The exhibit will be surrounded by a sound art installation designed by the curator. Come & share in the discussions, surprises & unique home-style food & drink. The Center Staff & Magu are striving to create a reception full of surprises & discussion.

Magu describes the purpose of this exhibition as follows: In the sixties, the latino community mounted a challenge to being second-class citizens. This resulted in the use of the term 'Chicano' as a descriptive banner of defiance & reactionary angst against racism, colonization & economic slavery. Many Spanish-speaking cultural groups in the U.S.A. who experienced similar difficult acculturation patterns joined in this multiple cultural-social attitude & movement.

Since that time, Raza has generally made significant social strides such a moving from isolated & insulated communities into mainstream society. Our contemporary social circumstance suggests the need for a forum between those who experienced those previous cultural & political transformations & those who did not or have not yet done so. Connecting our communities, especially artists, is thought to be a necessary objective for the building, & positive validation of our evolving social status. This Chicano exhibit presents artworks that refer to a complex cultural diversity & to the Mental Menudo process of constructive dialogue among artists.

This exhibit, curated by Magu, features the work of LindaArreola, Armando Baeza, Sam Baray, Joe Bravo, Hector Calderon, Peter Carrillo, Oscar Castillo, Martin Charlot, Vibiana Chamerlain, Joe Cortez, Ernesto de la Loza, Beto de la Rocha, Raoul de la Sota, Ricardo Duffy, Rudy Fernandez, Debbie Flores, David Flury, Angelica Gutierrez, Emelda Gutierrez, Roberto Gutierrez, Daniel Gonzalez, Sergio Hernandez, Patricia Lazalde, Pola Lopez, Eriberto Oriol, Jose Orozco, Gil Ortiz, Ramon Ramirez, Reyes Rodriguez, Sonia Romero, Arturp E Romo, Julie Soto, Gregg Stone, Mario Trillo, Mark Vallen, Al Varela, Jaime Zacarias.

Carlotta?s Passion -->
Le Deuxi?me Sexe?: All-Women Artist Exhibit
Artists? Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7 ? 10p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
September 9 ? 24
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com.
The exhibit includes works by Diane Gamboa, Margaret Garcia, Patssi Valdez, Linda Arreola, Mari Cardenas, Judith Duran, Simone Gad, CiCi Gonzalez, Fei Lu, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Lucia Maya, & Audri Phillips, each a powerhouse in her own right. The artwork is as diverse as the worlds of the artists are unique.

Valdez offers windows to other realities, unfolding secrets, & memories of quotidian Chicano life. Gad & Gamboa share bold personal expressions with strong touches of pattern & design. Garcia graciously defines herself & her community while Gonzalez presents both narrative figuration & gravity-free abstraction. Arreola combines social commentary with spiritual awareness. The potent works of Marichal & Lu also address vital issues of the day. Both are influenced by their families. Marichal?s father having been a Spanish Civil refugee & Puerto Rico's most famous theatrical scene designer & Lu?s grandfather a famous Chinese propaganda artist during the reign of Mao Zedong. Maya is a brilliant Mexican lithographer whose work is heavily influenced by dream structuring. Similarly, Phillips produces dreamscape-like oeuvres "where the outer continues into the inner, the visible into the invisible?.

Cactus Gallery -->
The Women Show 2
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Sneak Peek: September 9. 7 ? 10P
Artists? Reception: Saturday, September 16, 2006
September 9 - October 13
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com PeacockHQ@aol.com www.eclecticcactus.com http://www.eclecticcactus.com/show.htm

30 LA women artists have joined together to share their visions of feminism in an exploration of the spectrum in all its brilliance & subtlety. Join them for a sneak peek at their upcoming all women show. The 30 or so participants in the exhibition span generations, cultures & artistic media, but they find themselves brought together both as women & as artists who express themselves through color, photography & sculpture in all its subtle & startling complexity. The works are bold & thought provoking & explore the complexity, symbolism & vitality of women.

MorYork Gallery -->
Jamison Carter: Sphaera
Artist?s Reception: Saturday September 9, 7 ? 10p
MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
September 9 - October 7
233.376.4428 bmallman@nelaart.org

This exhibit features the work of artist Jamison Carter that includes new sculpture & unique prints. They are based on ideas of visual perception. By relating & skewing linear & modular elements, the usual perception of space is brought to the surface of the experience. The sphere is the form used to investigate these ideas. It?s simple form & multitude of meanings makes it the ideal shape to investigate the ideas of perception.

LA Alternative's Lil Gallery -->
Alternative Artists Group Exhibit
LA Alternative's Lil Gallery, 6042 Monte Vista, LA, CA

Featuring LA Alternative artists: Veronica Moody, Matt Foote, Lucinda Michele Knapp

Space Ark Gallery -->
Fem Fotos y mas
Space Ark Gallery, 106 S Ave 58, Highland Park, CA
Saturday, September 9, 6 - 11p
323.257.7969 olivaresmandato@yahoo.com

They will be having (mostly) photography by (mostly) Female Artists. Plus music, performance, live art, tea & the usual Space Ark jubilations.

The Acorn Gallery -->
The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:
Knock, Knock ? Whose Home? Curated by Nancy Buchanan
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 23, 7:30 - 9:30p
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Ave 50, Highland Park, CA
August 19 ? September 23
323.850.8566 www.arroyoartscollective.org

Curator Nancy Buchanan brings together a group of artists working in various media, whose works touch on various aspects of the multifaceted notion of what constitutes ?home.? Artists dream about it, revisit family places & examine what ?rights? may be involved in finding, creating or preserving such a place.
The featured artiss include: Jacqueline Draeger, William Franco & Miki Siefert, Catherine Hollander, Daphna Lapidot, Eve Luckring, Karl Petion, Amar Ravva, Francisco Romero, Evelyn Serrano, Rachel Siegel, & Laura Silagi & David Ewing.
Avenue 50 Studio -->
Sonia Romero ~ Solo Debut Show
Paintings, prints, mixed media
Artist?s Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7 - 11p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Ave 50, LA, CA
September 9 - October 8
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
323.860.8811 www.soniaromero.com

This is Sonia Romero?s first solo show of paintings, prints & mixed media. The artist has developed an innovative new technique, which fuses the graphic character of block printing with the rich & colorful atmosphere of painting. This new series takes inspiration from the universal idea of the Tree of Life. Sonia?s influences include early folk art & iconography, children?s stories & fairy tales, & the contemporary urban landscape of Los Angeles. The resulting collection is laden with intensely personal & evocative stories that invite the viewer into a world of rich & quirky imagery.

Museum of Traffic, video & music artists, will participate with a projection piece

Rock Rose Gallery -->
New Exhibit
Artist?s Reception: September 16, 7 ? 11p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
September 9 - 30
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

Pottery Plus Gallery
Toros Gallery, 4962 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA
323.344.8330 info@torospottery.com www.torospottery.com

A wide selection of pottery from very small to too big to carry. And if you don?t see it, you can make it in one of their classes.

Outdoor Tent Sale & Live Exhibit
art studio c, 4121 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA
323.256.6052 info@artstudioc.com www.artstudioc.com

Guests can view everyone?s work in progress & purchase finished pieces.

Minatures Showcase / Murals
Saturday, July 8, 8 - 11:30p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com

Currently they have life-size installation/murals of 15 LA artists who have worked internationally & nationally. Together with the artists they have embarked on the Blue Chips clothing line, which is a collection of work by the artists that is available for purchase. Come by Friday night & custom design your own t-shirt outside in the back.

Blue Chips has monthly miniature exhibitions showcases the 15 featured artists: Zender, Germs, Yem, Timoi, Antonio Pelayo, Oscar Magallanes, Raul Baktazar, Mon-'SteR, Solomon, Omar Ramirez, Daniel Gonzalez, Peter Carrrillo, Joe Bravo, Emi Motokawa, Pazadaword, Fandomist ... These featured artists will have their installation/murals up until the end of 2006 when the next selection of feature artists will install their murals.

Chicken Boy y que?
Future Studio Gallery, 5558 N Figueroa St, Highland Park, CA
323 254.4564 futurestudio@mac.com futurestudio@sbcglobal.net www.Chickenboy.com

Then After at Mr T's
Saturday, September 9, 9p ? 1a
Mr T's Bowl, 5621 1/2 N Figueroa St (Ave 57), Highland Park, CA
323.256.7561 mrtsbowl@gmail.com http://mrtsbowl.tripod.com/ www.myspace.com/mrtsbowl
Cover: $5.00

Say you were on the tour of Second Saturday?s Gallery Night Art crawl or bike and get your 1st drink for 1/2 price...

Death House Chaplain

Solar Wimp

Beefcake Babylon
Open til 5p
Drkrm Gallery & Lab, 2121 N San Fernando Rd Ste 3, LA, CA
Thru September 23
323-223-6867 drkrm@mac.com www.drkrm.com

Be prepared to see this exhibit. It is a collection of original movie posters & memorabilia from many sword & sandal films, photographs & stills of the men who played Hercules during the height of the "peplum" craze & rare classic physique photographs of these musclemen at their peak as professional bodybuilders.

Immodesty curated by Linda Day
Call for hours
Another year in LA, 2121 N San Fernando Rd, #13, Glassell Park, CA
Thru October 6
323-223-4000 info@anotheryearinla.com www.anotheryearinla.com

Immodesty is an exhibition that brings together the work of nine artists whose approaches to abstraction, in both painting and sculpture, are diverse but who, through the development of a personal iconography and seductive materiality, share a faith in the transformative possibilities of art. Works by Nancy Evans, John Koller, Tom Krumpak, Chris Martin, Robin Mitchell, Irene Pijoan, Steve Roden, Hector Romero, Cathy Stone, Jerrin Wagstaff

Kathleen Johnson: Mont Blanc & Other Mountains of Madness
Artist?s Reception: Friday, September 8, 7 - 10p
Saturday: Open only to 6p
David Patton LA, 5006 1/2 York Blvd, LA, CA
September 8 ? October 7
323.478.1966 info@davidpattonlosangeles.com www.davidpattonlosangeles.com

Johnson's work investigates fantastic landscapes, both real & imagined, based on the miraculous yet overlooked spaces of everyday life. From architectural collaborations to her investigation of landscapes that are preparing the willing for the first manned mission to Mars, the artist's projects explore realms that easily straddle the plausible & the incredible. Her work is a hallucinatory vision of what might be present in the most ordinary of spaces.

Block Party at Bimini Place
Saturday, September 9, 2 - 10p
The Los Angeles Eco Village, 117 Bimini Place, LA, CA

Everyone's invited. Yes, they?re closing the street down in LA Eco-Village for this good old-fashioned end-of-summer block party. Join them for: Music and dancing in the street with many music groups, including Telematique (with Eco-Villagers Somer Waters and Aurisha), Triple Chicken Foot, Deana's Band, Mezcla, J.U.I.C.E., Mijoo Peace Church Children's choir, Bresee hip hop dancers, Epydemix (MCs from Bresee), Capoiera (with Bike Kitchen founder and Eco-Villager Jimmy Lizama and Emily Ramsey); Food: Bring potluck dishes to share. Cooks needed! Please bring your own non-throw-away eating ware. Kids Games and Crafts, Eco-Educational Tables, mini Eco-Village tours, rocket stove demo, bicycle repair with the "cooks" from the Bike Kitchen, street redesign, solar cooker demos cob building, Graffiti Walls, turning potholes into art (maybe) and more. Please walk, bike, use public transit, and, as a last resort, car-pool.

LA 225: Los Angeles through the Eyes of Artists
Artists? Reception: Saturday, September 9, 6 - 9p
Pico House Gallery, 424 N Main St @
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA, CA
September 1 to October 16
213.485. 8432 mariann.gatto@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

This exhibit explores artists' visions & perceptions of the cultural, political, social, historical and geographical character of Los Angeles organized in commemoration of the City of LAs' 225th birthday. It features the work of more than 40 artists such as Barbara Carrasco, Robbie Conal, Ricardo Duffy, George Evans, Victor Gastelum, Clement Hanami, Leo Limon, Sandra Low, Dominique Moody, Jose Montoya, Frank Romero, Lola Scarpitta, J. Michael Walker, Richard Wyatt and is curated by Mariann Gatto and Shervin Shahbazi. A complete list of participating artists is available upon request. The reception features live music by Will Herron y Los Illegals, Christopher Rosales and The Jazz Workshop. Food generously provided by Weiland's Brewery Underground, Velarde's Fruits, Homegirl Cafe, Taix French Restaurant, Le prive, Viva Italia! Resturant and Trader Joe's.

Hidden Futures Art Exhibit, curated by chamanvision
Artists? Reception: Saturday. September 9, 5 - 9p
Panel Discussion: 7 - 8p
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA 90013
September 9 - October 8
213.627.8272 crewestgallery@crewest.com www.crewest.com

This exhibit explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Creating Futures: panel discussion with Overton Loyd, Alan Oldham and Gustavo. Syd Mead (visual futurist/designer: Blade Runner, Tron, Oblagon), George Clinton (funk music innovator/artist: Parliament-Funkadelic), Overton Loyd (artist: Parliament-Funkadelic), Jeff Mills (electronic music DJ/producer/video artist: Axis Records), Hideki Nakajima (art director/designer: code/Ryuichi Sakamoto/stop-rokkasho.org), Alan Oldham (electronic music DJ/producer/artist: Pure Sonik Records), Underground Resistance (electronic music DJs/producers/artists: Underground Resistance), Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (artist/writer: chamanvision), Hilda Garcia (artist), and special guests.........

FITLA's Mexico in Los Angeles Initiative
FITLA International Latino Theatre Festival
323.960.5132 www.fitla.org
FITLA 2006 launches its new season with Mexico en Los Angeles: a collection of performances showcasing the creative explosion in contemporary theatre south of the border. From Baja California, Sinaloa and Yucatan come three companies, each counted among the finest theater artists in their region.

Monogamy - Mexicali a Secas - Mexico
Saturday, September 09, 8p
In Spanish
24th Street Theatre
$15, $12 free for community members of North University Park

Hipocrita, a Melodrama
Saturday, September 9, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Hipocrita is a melodrama set in the 30's and the age of the cabaret. Protagonists include Luis Juarez, Jose Gonzalez, Raquel Perez, Manny Juarez, Maripas Ruiz, Cecilia and Maria de Jes?s Ruiz. Presented once before at the Las Palmas Park.

La Palabra w/ Mary Torregrosa: Featured Poet
Monthly Poetry Event
Sunday, September 10, 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 Mary Torregrosa. Mary has been a featured reader, workshop leader, guest poet in classrooms, and currently co-facilitates the on-going Wednesday Critique at the Zephyr Coffeehouse. Her detailed, imagistic narratives engage the reader and the listener through meaningful storytelling. Her poetry appears in print in the anthologies "Looking Out of Alhambra" and "Looking Out of Pasadena."

Le Deuxi?me Sexe?: All-Women Artist Exhibit
Readings: Sunday, September 10, 3p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
September 9 ? 24
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

Carlotta's Passion Fine Art is offering a series of readings by highly gifted women writers & poets, many of whom have been rewarded with very positive critical acclaim. These readings are offered in onjunction with "Le Deuxeme Sexe?", an all-women artist exhibit. The first readings are by Charlotte Innes, Kim Grant & Cora Moncrief.

FITLA's Mexico in Los Angeles Initiative
FITLA International Latino Theatre Festival
323.960.5132 www.fitla.org

Public Symposium - Angel Norzagaray ? Mexico
Sunday, September 10, 6p
$15, $12
Monogamy - Mexicali a Secas - Mexico
Sunday, September 10, 7p
$15, $12 free for community members of North University Park
In Spanish
24th Street Theatre

FITLA's Creative Workshops
Monday, September 11, 7:30p
Tuesday, September 12
Wednesday, September 13
Thursday, September 14
13118 Rainier Ave. Whittier, CA

The Rider of the Divine Providence
TATUAS-Theater Workshop of the Autonomus University of Sinaloa - Mexico
Thursday, September 14, 8p
In Spanish with English projected titles
The MET Theatre
$15, $12 students


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
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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 who will be pedaling herself all over Northeast LA tonight.

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