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Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 10.20.06

A Bit of My Day of the Dead Journey

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: October 20, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 10.20.06


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

This Chicana artist will be busy working on Saturday and on Sunday she?ll be at the Dia de los Muertos workshops at Rock Rose Gallery.


Sometimes the world is very small. Vaness Paloma is performing at a friend?s Shabbaton this weekend in Ruidoso, NM & next week will be appearing at Temple Beth Israel in Highland Park. What this has to do with Chicana/o artists is that we are talking about Crypto-Jews, Marranos, Hidden Jews, who are part of the Sephardic (Spanish) Jewish culture. So, after all the Day of the Dead & Halloween/Harvest Festival events next weekend, consider celebrating the survival of a culture that has been dispersed from its? moorings for more than 500 years. I know many of my Chicano friends may feel differently about this subject than I do. However, some very prominent Chicano arts semi-privately acknowledge their Sephardic roots.

Shalom, RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For a complete listing of this newletter go to www.LatinoLA.com http://www.latinola.com/> or http://www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry
http://www.consafos.com/laevents

To Friends of Southwest Museum: Southwest Museum Street Clean~up Marmion Way: Saturday, October 21, 10 - 11a. Bring rakes and gloves. 11a: Sycamore Grove Bandshell - 1) Scott Rubel's July 15 "Funeral" Picture Gallery; 2) Review of alternate Museum site proposals; 3) Plans for future action


LA Protestors to March Against Police Brutality: The October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality is holding its 11th annual march this Sunday. The march, which will be held simultaneously in 40 cities across the United States, will begin on Olympic and Broadway at noon in downtown Los Angeles, and end with a rally at Parker Center. The rally will feature speeches from relatives of those who have lost their lives to police brutality, activists, community organizers, and performances. The coalition, which began in the mid 1990?s, originated as a response to hundreds of police brutality cases around the country. Since then, families, friends, activists and victims have held marches and community events to expose the use of excessive force throughout U.S. Organizers say that part of the problem are repressive laws that target youth, immigrants, and people of color. 323.303.1022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Noche de Palabra
Saturday, October 21, 7 ? 10p
That Yarn Store, 1578 #4 W Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
323.256.YARN

Noche de Palabra (Night of Spoken Word) - This is a night to come and learn about the traditions of Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) and to speak about your departed loved ones. Learn a brief history of Dias de los Muertos, sacred space and altar purpose, elements and creation. Contribute to the night by expressing your thoughts and feelings on departed loved ones.

Workshops/Market VI
Wednesday, October 18, 6 ? 10p
Chalk Drawings on Blackboard, Papel Picado, Dancing Skeletons, Votive Candle Coverings
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740

This is the sixth in a series of Talleres (Workshops) & Mercados (Markets) leading up to Dias de los Muertos. Begin your holiday shopping early. Create some Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) arte & artisania.

At this workshop you have the opportunity to create Chalk Drawing on Blackboard, make Papel Picado, Dancing Skeletons or Votive Candle Coverings. Other child (& adult) oriented workshops will be available during this time.

The Mercado features local artists/artisans who can create that special one-of-a-kind gift for you if you don't see what you want. We look forward to your participation in this and the other up-coming Mercados/Talleres (one every Sunday through October 29) & the other events scheduled for Dias de los Muertos.

Call for Altares/Ofrendas: The Recreation, Culture and the Arts ad hoc committee of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council is looking for people who want to do an outdoor altar for Dias de los Muertos/Days of the Dead. They?ll be at The Circle at Debs Park from October 31 to November 2. You can build your altar beginning on October 31. If you are interested please contact RuthAnne Tarletz sarte1mex@aol.com 626.831.7970 or check out http://www.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts for more information (soon).

Call for Artists: 7th Annual Festival De La Gente is looking for artists for an Altar/Ofrenda Competition. $1000 first prize, $500, second, $300 third. Festival De La Gente: Dia de Los Muertos - A celebration of Life, Saturday, October 28, on the 6th St Bridge, 11a - 11:30p www.festivaldelagente.com Vendor Opportunities also available. 213.687.0363 213.604.1175 323.266.7185


Call for Jaraneras/os: They need Jaraneras/os November 3 for the procession beginning at 7p and for the fandango beginning at 9:30p. Please come and support these two amazing grassroots El Sereno community projects. Bring a friend or two... Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Procession, Art Activities & Fandango at the East Side Cafe and El Sereno Community Garden, corner of Huntington Drive and Maycrest.

Call For Entries: Chiquitos pero picosos: A miniatures show: Just in time for the holidays artists are invited to submit artwork 8" x 8" (including frame) or smaller. They are aiming for pieces that can be sold for $100-$150 retail. There is no submission fee. All artwork MUST be ready to hang.

Please email jpegs or website link to: semastroianni70@yahoo.com by Monday, November 6, 2006. Include titles, medium, SIZE (h x w) and value. Artwork must be dropped off no later than Tuesday, December 5. Artist reception: Saturday, December 9, 7 - 10p. Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 323.256.6117 http://www.eclecticcactus.com/

Call for Artists: 4th Annual Nuestra Senora La Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit: In honor of the Virgen of Guadalupe each year for the past three years Artistas de las Americas has held an exhibit and arts and artisania sale. This year is no except. The event will again be at Rock Rose Gallery, this year in conjunction with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council Logo Competion winner announcement and exhibit on November 9, which is also the NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night. They?re looking for artists in all media with artworks either of the Virgen de Guadalupe or a related theme. This is a non-juried, thematic exhibit.

Call for Artists: That Yarn Store in Eagle Rock will be having a fiber arts exhibit in early November. The deadline for consideration is October 30. We are looking for works of art that are knitted, crochet, felted, spun, etc. We prefer unusual pieces, works that make people ponder, marvel and are generally just cool. The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate and recognize the vast artistic talents of LA fiber artists. All decisions will be made by November 10. Thanks, Thea 323.256.9276 www.thatyarnstore.com

Please send standard sized photographs of your entries, no more than 3 entries per person, to That Yarn Store, c/o exhibit, 1578 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA 90041

Please send with your photograph the following information (please write clearly): Artist; Title; Description; Bio; Email; Phone; Mailing Address.


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

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

The Olvera Street Merchants present:
Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Children?s Workshops: October 20, 9a - 1p
Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA
Thru November 2
213.625.7074 213.716.1373

The workshops include mask and necklace making and will provide students with a history of this colorful and beloved Mexican celebration. A pi?ata breaking takes place each day following the workshops. Workshops are designed for School Groups and reservations are required.

Dino Durand & Friends
Friday, October 20, 9p
La Portena Restuarant, 16150 Nordhoff St, North Hills, CA
Reservations: 818.988.3359 WAYSOUTH98

Let's travel to South America?for couple of hours: Dino Durand (Guitar) & his friends.


Angels and Devils Exhibit
Saturday October 21, 7 - 11p
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com


Join them for an Art Party featuring Artist Peter Carrillo and an installation piece by him in the gallery space. There?ll be a special musical appearance by Mama Suki, Pretentious Pidgins and Audio Visual by DJ Henry.

Baile de las Calaveras Exhibit
Artists? Reception: Saturday, October 21, 3 - 9p
jFerrari Gallery, 3015 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, CA
October 21 - November 1

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/ jeweler/activist who enjoys helping/supporting other Chicano artists & has been able to do so now that she is on the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council. She loves outreaching into the NorthEastLA community.




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