Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.15.06

El Grito : Dias de Independencia and more

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: September 15, 2006

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 9.15.06

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

This Chicana artist will be busy working at Sunland Park tonight & then hurrying over to Debs Park for El Grito : Dias de Independencia that starts at 8p. On Saturday she?ll be working. Then Sunday it?s chilling out in the afternoon & off to a Hip Hop concert 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.

Free Southwest Museum Tour for
People Concerned About the Southwest Museum?s Future
Saturday, September 16, 12noon
Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive, Mt Washington, CA
323.254.8128 sarte1mex@aol.com

Meet at Marmion Way/Museum Drive near Museum entrance. Join long time Southwest Museum (SWM) volunteer and teacher Ann Walnum and Highland Park community activist Jonnie Summers on a guided tour of the SWM. Ms. Walnum will provide facts, statistics and information about the operation of the SWM and the history of the Mount Washington museum site. A portion of the SWM has been converted to a warehouse to store the SWM Collection. See the result on this tour. There will be a discussion of the importance of the SWM to Northeast LA and the current effort of the Autry National Center to take the SWM name, collection and exhibits all over to the Autry?s Griffith Park location.

This tour is offered just prior to the meeting where the Autry National Center will unveil some plan to change the use of the Mount Washington site from a museum to some ?new cultural use.? That meeting will be the following week This tour is supported by the Southwest Museum Coalition.

Public Meeting about Southwest Museum
Tuesday, September 19, 7p
Franklin High School Auditorium, 820 N Ave 54

The City of Los Angeles appears to have placed the future of the SWM back into the hands of the Autry National Center, abdicating an activist role that included moderating five recent "public input" meetings and mediating a half-dozen City Hall sit-downs between community representatives and Autry lawyers and executives.

The City's Human Relations Commission has announced that Autry executives will discuss their vision for Mount Washington's SWM at a public meeting. The Commission's executive director, Rabbi Allen Freehling, will serve as moderator for the meeting.

No representatives of the community, the Southwest Museum Coalition, or other parties to the ongoing discussions regarding the Museum have been invited to take a formal role in the discussion.

For additional information regarding the meeting, or to express your thoughts on the city's role in the Autry's "public process," the City has directed callers to Gary De La Rosa or Patricia Villasenor at 213-978-1660.

Call for Volunteers: Self Help Graphics & Art is looking for volunteers for Dia de los Muertos, November 2, 2p - 12a. Whether you can volunteer only one hour or are available for the whole time, your help is welcome. They need volunteers for setting up, working the event and cleaning up. People volunteering should email the following information to volunteer@selfhelpgraphics.com:

1. Name:
2. Phone #:
3. Email:
4. Are you over the age of 18?
5. Hours available:
6. Do you want to help with: __ set-up __ during the event __ clean up

Call to Artists: For over 30 years, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHGA) has been an innovator in celebrating Dia de los Muertos with art, music, poetry, dance & culture. Come be a part of that legacy... Self Help Graphics & Art would like to invite all paper mache artists to participate in this year's Dia de los Muertos Celebration by creating large scale Paper Mache Calavera/Calacas/Day of the Dead inspired sculptures. All works must be received before October 20. Your piece will be displayed during the Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, November 2 & throughout SHGA for the duration of the Day of the Dead season. Artists are also encouraged to present their sculptures as an offering to the Community Altar on the Noche de Ofrenda, October 21. All sculptures donated will be archived and permanently stored as part of SHGA?s collection. Please contact art@selfhelpgraphics.com with your name, contact information and a description of your piece.

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


El Grito ? Dias de Independencia
Friday, September 15, 8p - 1a
Grito con Mexico: 10p
El Grito Drama: 11p
Debs Park, Ramada 3, 4235 Monterey Rd, LA, CA
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com www.asnc.us
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

At 11p you can be part of the crowd shouting Viva! Viva! Viva! in the El Grito drama that is a short drama about the history of ?El Grito?. The event will be opened by Danza Azteca Cuahtlehuanitl with a blessing ceremony followed by traditional Aztec dancing. Then there?s a pi?ata for the children (& adults) and pan dulce & champurado for the adults (& children). Various artists/artisans will be displaying their wares to start the Dias de los Muertos season. A schedule of the Dias de los Muertos events will be available.

LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo y The Latino CityAttorney's Assn present:
Tribute to Los Angeles Artists = 2006 Latino Heritage Month Exhibition
Artists? Reception: Friday, September 15, 5 - 7p
LA City Hall E, 200 N Main St 8th Flr
September 15 - October 31
213.978.1575 rsvp@lacity.org www.15kgallery.com

Come celebrate the beginning of Latino Heritage Month. Featured artists are Alejandra Acuna, Raoul de la Sota, Eugenia Esposito, Roberto Gutierrez, Nora Iniesta and Ozzie Rosales - Artist/Photographer

Latin Fusion II
Artists? Reception: Friday, September 15, 6 - 10p
NoHo Gallery LA, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood, CA
September 15 - October 7
818.761.7784 www.nohogalleryla.com

Sonia Penaranda-Taggart, Christian Vega, Daniel Guillen, Luis Vargas, Sophia Louisa, George Scribner, Melissa Christina and Muriel Barrett are exhibitin.

The Rider of the Divine Providence
TATUAS-Theater Workshop of the Autonomus University of Sinaloa - Mexico
Friday, September 15, 8p
Saturday, September 16, 8p
Sunday, September 17, 3p
In Spanish with English projected titles
The MET Theatre
$15, $12 students

Le Deuxi?me Sexe?: All-Women Artist Exhibit
Literary Event: Friday, September 15, 8p
Literary Event: Sunday, September 17, 3p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru September 24

323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

There are two highly entertaining literary events by gifted women writers and poets this weekend. On Friday Yvette Johnson, Liz Gonzalez & Mona Jean Cedar will be presenting. On Sunday those reading from their works are Pat Alderete, Consuelo Flores, Reina Prado & Maria Elena Gaitan.

About the Writers and Poets

Yvette Johnson has written her first two chapbooks this year, which are entitled Poem and Other Poems and Bluffs. Liz Gonz?lez is working on a novel, which will contain poetry. She is the author of the limited edition chapbook, Beneath Bone, published by Manifest Press. Mona Jean Cedar composes & choreographs poetry in spoken word with the world's sign languages, adds her husband's original music and creates multi-communicative works of art.

Pat Alderete writes about the beauty and brutality of barrio life, rendering the complex inner worlds and strict social hierarchies of a community too seldom observed in literature. Consuelo Flores presents her work in a unique personal performance style,
poetic illustrations of life that reflect family and culture mixed with social perspective.
Mar?a Elena Gait?n is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes her extraordinary musical and oratorical skills to examine cross-cultural, race, gender, and class issues, as they affect Latinos in the United States. Reina Alejandra Prado (aka Santa Perversa) challenges taboos imposed on Latina women by delving into the realm of the erotic in her published poetry collection Santa Perversa and Other Erotic.

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?.

Minimal a Solo Exhibit by Lino Martinez
Artist?s Reception: September 16, 7 ? 11p
Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
Thru September 30
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockrosegallery.com

If you missed the preview of this exhibit last weekend for NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night, make the reception this Saturday. This solo Exhibit features na?ve geometric and contemporary abstracts. Live music at 9p with Manny & Ronnie Sanchez.

The Women Show 2
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Artists? Reception: Saturday, September 16, 7 ? 10p
Thru October 13
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com PeacockHQ@aol.com www.eclecticcactus.com

32 LA women artists have joined together to share their visions of feminism in an exploration of the spectrum in all its brilliance & subtlety. These artists 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. Live music by Santina Giordano and Katyana. Henna tattoos by Lernie.

The artists are Linda Allen, Teresa Avini, Lernie Beuler, Nara Cavalcanti, Ione Citrin, Mary Clar-Camargo, Natalie Egnatchik, Tatiana El-Khouri, Claudia Galvan, Viktoria Gaw, Guadulesa, Cidne Hart, Maricruz Huerta, Lisa Jones, Sophia Louisa, Heather Lloyd, Vanesa Martinelli, Candace Metzger, Andrea Monroe, Claire Morales, Angela Maria Ortiz S, Sarah Pavsner, Lori Pond, Denise Reyes, Barbara Romain, Joy Rotblatt, Lola Scarpitta, Donnalda Smolens, Nora Elena Stefanecu, Ingrid Sundberg, Kelly Thompson, and Mary Kay Wilson.

Memory Lane: Jason Patrick & Renee Visaya Lester Art Exhibit
Artists' Reception: Saturday, September 16, 7 - 11p
Bluebird Art House, 6747 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA
Thru September 30
562.696.9493 bluebirdarthouse@verizon.net www.bluebirdarthouse.com

This exhibit takes a look back at the legendary icons of the 1950?s. Jason Patrick?s beautiful abstract works combine collage, paint, and found materials to access elements of nostalgia. The viewer will travel back in time to the days of the New York Yankees, boxer Rocky Marciano, and singer Frank Sinatra as they experience these colorful works of art. Complementing her husband?s work is Renee Visaya Lester?s pop art inspired portraits of famous past celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Her works combine explosive expressionistic color along with the realistic detail of portraiture. See well known personalities like James Dean, Carmen Miranda, and Billie Holiday come to life through her work as you take a stroll through ?Memory Lane?.

Along with this exhibition, classic cars will be lined up along Bright Avenue sponsored by The Drag-n shop while a live dj will be playing the best music from the 1950?s. And don?t forget to wear your poodle skirt and dancing shoes, because the floor will be open for those ready to rock ?n? roll!

Mexican Independence Day Print Sale
Saturday, September 16, 7 - 11p
La Mano Press Studio & Gallery 1749 N Main St, LA, CA 90031
323-227-0650 lamano-press@sbcglobal.net

Come celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a fine art print sale. Expect to find an extraordinary range of works on display by local printmakers from the LA area who work with intaglio, relief, lithography, screen printing, monoprints & mixed media multiples. Local favorites and more.

P-Funk Presentation
Hidden Futures Art Exhibit, curated by www.chamanvision.com
Saturday. September 16, 7 - 9p
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA
Thru October 8
213.627.8272 crewestgallery@crewest.com www.crewest.com

Free your mind: Parliament-Funkadelic film screenings and presentation by Overton Loyd.

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.........

Art Wrapped in Words: Words Wrapped in Art
Artists? Reception: Saturday, September 16, 6 - 9p
Spoken Word/Poetry Readings: 7p
Satsuma Gallery, 5447 Satsuma Ave, N Hollywood, CA
September 16 ? October 21
818.508.7459 www.satsumagallery.com

Enjoy the exhibit and an evening of the spoken word & poetry readings.

The Poets: Michael Campus, Peggy Dogreer, Jasmin Jreal, Paul Kelley, Aire Celeste Norell, M. Franklyn Smith & Hannibal Tabu

The Artists: Susan Berkowitz, Jared Caruso, Richard Doran, Sophia Louisa & Dawn Tappen

Rock Maya in Concert
Saturday, September 16, 7p
LA MART, Washington & Broadway, LA, CA
213.220.1679 mayanpc@hotmail.com www.artemaya.org

MAYAbe, an indigenous Mayan project presents their first Mayan music concert. The group, Rock Maya, is a group of Mayas who sing in the Maya languages, mixing modern rock rhythms & ancestral instruments, drums & marimbas.

MCG Entertainment presents:
Independence at El Pueblo
Saturday, September 16, 12noon ? 10p
Sunday, September 17, 12noon ? 9p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA, CA
213.485.8372 jherrera@lacity.org www.olvera-street.com www.independenceatelpueblo.com/links/performers.htm
Sponsored by: Bank of America, SUZ Mexico, Hoy, K-EARTH, XETRA, KTNQ, La Opinion, Despertar & 99cOnly

Join them for a Mexican Independence Day Celebration. Enjoy live music, dancing, entertainment, carnival rides and more.

12p Ballet Amanecer Jalisciense
12:30p Ricardo Duque y Mariachi Latino
1p Grupo Azis Musical
2p Los Primos Tijerina
3p La Naci?n
4p Paso de Oro - Ballet Folkl?rico
4:30p Charanga Cubana
5:30p Nancy Rivera
6p Los Hijos de Puerto Rico
7p Claudia F?lix
8p Noe Sandoval y Mariachi Latino
9p Fantasia Tropical
10p Closing

12p Mariachi Cobra de Jalisco
1p Ricardo Duque y su Grupo
1:30p Paso de Oro - Ballet Folkl?rico
2p Grupo Azis Musical
3p Los Bondadosos
4p Los Primos Tijerina
5p Undercover Girls
6p Noe Sandoval y Mariachi Latino
7p Mercedes Castro
8p Grupo Gama
9p Closing

Group Exhibits: Tijuana Crude & Politick
Solo Exhibit:After Paradise: Clayton Campbell
Artists? Reception: Sunday, September 17, 2 ? 5p
September 16 ? November 26
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
323.644.6269 cadmag@sbcglobal.net

The City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Tijuana Crude, Politick, and After Paradise: Clayton Campbell, three exhibits simultaneously presented at the Municipal Art Gallery. Punctuated by political resolve, these three exhibits work together to highlight prevailing sentiments and issues finding their way into common discourse. Music will be provided by The Susie Hanson Latin Jazz Band, courtesy of the Recording Industries? Music Performance Trust Fund. The Reception is free & open to the public.

While American political debate centers around immigration and the question of borders, Tijuana Crude, asserts the undisputed connection between neighbors in Mexico and the megalopolis that extends from Los Angeles to the Mexican border. This group exhibition of contemporary artists from Tijuana, Mexico, will showcase the work of Mely Barrag?n, Franco M?ndez Calvillo, Tania Candiani, Roberto C?rdova, Antonio Escalante, Gabriela Escarcaga, Charles Glaubitz, Aldo Guerra, Alfredo Gutierrez, Julio Orozco, Daniel Ruanova, Irma Sofia Poeter, Roberto Rosique, and Ricardo Sanders. Curated by Adolfo V. Nodal, Tijuana Crude introduces the vibrant, bohemian art scene developing in Tijuana and reinforces the absence of borders in art production. On Tijuanan culture, Al Nodal states: ?Today, as the California National Guard is militarizing the United States/ Mexico border and a $2 billion fence is being planned, the Tijuana culture appears boundless and ready to expand its influence northward and beyond.? Tijuana Crude will be exhibited in the North Gallery.

Politick, a group exhibition of SoCal artists inspired by political events both past and present, will showcase the work of Judy Baca, Mariona Barkus, Sandow Birk, Robbie Conal, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Zig Gron & Ben Sakoguchi. Curated by Mark Steven Greenfield, Director of the Municipal Art Gallery, Politick is a stimulating continuation of the dialogue between contemporary political thought and art, and features an eclectic array of visual media?from pop-culturally iconic forms such as video and satirical posters to more traditional forms such as glass and painting. Politick will be exhibited in the South Gallery.

After Paradise: Clayton Campbell, a solo exhibition of photography based on Dante?s The Divine Comedy, will showcase the work of Clayton Campbell. Drawing on the themes of Dante?s 13th century Inferno, Purgatorio & Paradiso, written while in exile, Campbell focuses his series of 45 photographs on his own journey of consciousness and places it within the context of LA. After Paradise: Clayton Campbell will be exhibited in the Project Room.

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.


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.

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