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Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 11.5.06

Believe it or not, still celebrating Dias de los Muertos

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: November 5, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 11.5.06


I feel as if I have been running a very long race. I used to do marathons and triathalons and so I guess I?m well prepared for what I have been doing for the last 6 weeks or so. Now is the time to relax and reflect. And to COME HOME.

The theme for this year?s Dias de los Muertos Exhibit of Altars and Community Art at Rock Rose Gallery is COMING HOME. The reason for the theme is twofold. First, it is coming home for those who are departed. They are coming home to visit us for a while during these days. Second, it is coming home for me personally for I?m again working with my friend Violeta Calderon. We worked two years together on Dias de los Muertos at Mama?s Hot Tamales Caf?/MacArthur Park. To my very happy surprise when I took the position of Representative of Recreation, Culture and the Arts on the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council I re-encountered Violeta as an active member of this community.

Not only have I reconnected with her but also Soraya Medina, another friend of mine from those days. Her daughter is at Las Semillas and so that brought me into connecting with them this year and, especially, that wonderful woman, Maria Villamil. Not a coming home, but a new beginning. Well, actually, as we discovered, we had danced together last year at a Dias de los Muertos event. So, it was a coming home. And it was a year of continuing to work with my friend Rosamaria Marquez, owner of Rock Rose Gallery. And then there were other new friends because of all of this and some old ones, too. These include Julie Soto, a fine artist, especially in woodworking; Mr Blue, the mysterious artist/drummer/teacher from New York; Shandu (Hector Calderon), Violeta?s husband and a great artist; Zender (John Zender Estrada), a wonderful artist and a great youth art teacher, Faye Docuyanan Estrada, his wife and partner in a marvelous after-school program held at Rock Rose Gallery; Christy Ann Ramirez , a make-up artist, good cook and an always-ready helpful hand; Eduardo Rocha Soto, my partner, a veces, ?in crime?, with a hand behind the scenes; Pastor Randy Carrillo, a very helpful and humble man of God and others who I?m forgetting for the moment or rather, space is limited (or at least, everyone?s time span).

And, so, that is a long way to explain the houses that we have at Rock Rose Gallery for people to fill-out with messages to/about departed loved ones. So, it is COMING HOME, to old friends and family and making new ones to create a wonderful neighborhood. Come and write a message on a house and hang it on the neighborhood line, COME HOME.

On Sunday you can join us as to rehash all of this over some good food, drink and talk and one last look the art the community has created this year on our journey through Dias de los Muertos/Days of the Dead.

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

This Chicana artist will be working during the day on Saturday & then will be at Rock Rose Gallery Saturday and Sunday nights for Altar~Community Art Exhibit~Potluck and Live Music Jam! and Altar Closing & Community Potluck, respectively. RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Dias de Los Muertos
Altar~Community Art Exhibit~Potluck
Live Music Jam!
Saturday, November 4, 6 - 11p
Potluck: 6 - 8p
The Groove Session: 8 - 11p
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockroseartgallery.com
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com www.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
blog.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Bring an offering/remembrance. Write a message. Bring a dish/dessert/drink. Bring yourself. Bring an instrument. Come enjoy the community art exhibit of the fruits of the various workshops that they?ve been having for the past 6 weeks. Contribute to or just contemplate the altars. Add to the neighborhood of houses. And then at 8p have the privilege of listening to The Groove Session and, perhaps, some friends.

This is an opportunity to bring remembrances of your loved ones and contribute to the community altar. Paper cut into small houses, as our theme this year is Coming Home, will be available to write a message to a departed loved one or just you sentiments of the moment.

The artworks on display are from the following workshops:

DIAS de LOS MUERTOS MARKET/WORKSHOPS I & III, Sugarbutterbex
DIAS de LOS MUERTOS MARKET/WORKSHOPS IV, The Space Ark Gallery
DIAS de LOS MUERTOS MARKET/WORKSHOPS VI, Rock Rose Gallery
DIAS de LOS MUERTOS MARKET/WORKSHOPS VII, Acorn Gallery

Altar Closing & Community Potluck
Sunday, November 5, 5 - 7p
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockroseartgallery.com
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com www.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
blog.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Come join them as they take down the altars and the community artworks. A time to discuss Dias de los Muertos & what it means to you and visit with new and old friends. A time to relax and enjoy all the work that they have done in these last months.

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 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.

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

THIS WEEKEND/NEXT WEEK:

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, Procession y Fandango
November 3, 10p -12midnight
Procession: 7p
Fandango: 9:30p
Eastside Caf? / El Sereno Community Garden, 5469 Huntington Dr, El Sereno, CA

Join them for a Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Procession, Art Activities & Fandango.

Maetar presents:
First Fridays of Peace
Friday, November 3, 10p ? 1a
The Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Hollywood, CA
info@maetar.com www.purevolume.com/maetar
Door: $15

This is an event promoting peace and dialogue, through the healing powers of music and the arts.. It features stellar guest musicians from the Middle East and from around the world, singers, poets, dancers, and visual artists. The next date is December 1. Mention Maetar for $10 admission or print this email as a flyer.

Samai Theater presents:
At the Face of the Threshold/De Cara al Umbral: a bilingual theatrical piece
Fridays, November 3, 10 & 17, 8p
Sundays, November 5,12 &19, 6p
La Casa del Mexicano Theater, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante, LA, CA
November 3 - 19
323-223-0098
Tickets: $10.00

?At the Face of the Threshold" is an original theatrical piece that seeks to reveal the raw feelings of loss and grief and offers a glimpse into the after world as experienced through the eyes of one traveler. Through original text and poetry (in Spanish and English) and employing music, movement and symbols, this presentation touches upon the mysteries of healing and hope in the land of the dead and of the living.

Danza Floricanto/USA presents:
Dia de los Muertos
Friday, November 3, 8p
Intimate Theatre, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CSULA, 5151 State University Dr, LA, CA
floricanto@earthlink/net www.danzafloricantousa.com
Tickets: $30 323) 343-6600 www.ticketmaster.com 213) 365-3500 www.luckmanarts.org

The theater will be transformed into a local cemetery. Through a series of vignettes that celebrate and honor this very traditional Day of the Dead ? Chicano style, the company, under the direction of Gema Sandoval, will tackle a series of social issues (love, death, pregnancy, and immigration) in satiric yet respectful fashion.

In the foyer of the Intimate Theatre on November 3, the audience will find a traditional ofrenda (community altar), created by Floricanto members and CSULA students to commemorate their dead. There will be pictures of loved ones, along with their favorite foods, flowers and messages of love. Everyone will be asked to write the names of their own departed loved ones, to join in the remembrance.

As the audience moves into the theatre/?cemetery,? a series of characters who live there will tell their stories and share their visions. The evening?s guide will be the famous skeleton known as ?La
Catrina,? conceived by early 20th-century Mexican graphic artist Jos? Guadalupe Posada, and made famous in the murals of Diego Rivera.

Open Mic Featuring Poet Gabriela Garcia Medina
Friday, November 3, 8p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Gabriela Garcia Medina will be reading from her recent poetry book titled Ink-Scribing Oshun. Ink-Scribing Oshun is a raw compilation of Gabriela Garcia Medina?s Life works, welding together her poetry, short stories and journal entries into a collage of art that addresses the author?s struggles with love, revolution, money, spirituality, sex, finances, oppression, the self and community.

Art Matters Conference Exhibit 2006
Movement: Hip Hop in LA - 1980s to Now
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6:30 ? 9p
KGB Gallery (Kolor Graphics Bureau), 1640 N Spring St, LA, CA
November 3 ? December
213.202.5568 hiphopexhibit@yahoo.com www.lacity.org

The official exhibit of the Department of Cultural Affairs? Art Matter Conference, Movement: Hip Hop in LA ? 1980s to Now is an unprecedented examination of the hip hop experience in Los Angeles from its underground beginnings to national prominence. This exhibit situates hip-hop in a social and political context that is uniquely west coast. Movement: Hip Hop in LA ? 1980s to Now recognizes hip hop as a diverse culture reflecting the realities of art and life in LA and is an unprecedented examination of the hip hop experience in L.A. from its underground beginnings to national prominence. Movement* features an examination of hip hop?s elements: rap, dee jaying, street art & break dancing.

Curated by Raymond Codrington, Ph.D., a noted cultural anthropologist whose work brings popular culture into non-traditional settings, the exhibit features seminal photographs, video footage, visual art, text & a live art space that situate hip hop in a social and political context that is uniquely West Coast.

Group Exhibits: Tijuana Crude & Politick
Solo Exhibit: After Paradise: Clayton Campbell
Conversations with the Artists: Friday, November 3, 7p
Thru November 26
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
323.644.6269 cadmag@sbcglobal.net

Tijuana Crude, Politick, and After Paradise: Clayton Campbell are 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. This conversation is a special Election Day event with Politick artists, including Robbie Conal, Zig Gron and Judy Baca.

6th Annual Art Tour ? an open studio event
Tour Opening: Friday, November 3, 7:30 - 10p
Tour: Saturday/Sunday, November 4/5: 11a - 5p
jFerrari Gallery, 3015 Glendale Blvd, Atwater Village, CA
323.877.5542 jazmin@jferrarigallery.com www.jferrarigallery.com

The Silver Lake Art Collective is an organization of artists in Silver Lake and the surrounding areas, founded by Julie Bagish, Danielle B. Ashton & Rachelle Doorley. Members of SLAC are active artists from painters, photographers, art therapists, ceramists, art educators, printmakers, etc... Friday night meet the artists and see examples of their art, enjoy good food, wine and music by local musician Chapa. Pick up maps at jFERRARI Gallery.

Dias de Los Muertos
Altar~Community Art Exhibit~Potluck
Live Music Jam!
Saturday, November 4, 6 - 11p
Potluck: 6 - 8p
The Groove Session: 8 - 11p
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockroseartgallery.com
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com www.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
blog.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Bring an offering/remembrance. Write a message. Bring a dish/dessert/drink. Bring yourself. Bring an instrument. Come enjoy the community art exhibit of the fruits of the various workshops that they?ve been having for the past 6 weeks. Contribute to or just contemplate the altars. And then at 8p have the privilege of listening to The Groove Session and, perhaps, some friends.

This is an opportunity to bring remembrances of your loved ones and contribute to the community altar. Paper cut into small houses, as our theme this year is Coming Home, will be available to write a message to a departed loved one or just you sentiments of the moment.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Dinner
Saturday, Saturday, November 4, 6 - 10p
Mama?s Hot Tamales Caf?, 2124 W 7th St, LA, CA
213.487.7474 www.mamas-hot-tamales.com

Come celebrate a holiday season full of tamales with Mama. From October through December, Mama?s will be open every Saturday evening from 6 - 10p and will serve the world?s largest assortment of tamales encircled by fun and festivities.

Care to invite deceased relatives and friends to dinner? Add a token of remembrance to our Day of the Dead altar.

Moving Toward the Infinite
Artists? Reception: Saturday, November 4, 7 - 10p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
November 4 ? December 3
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

Moving Toward the Infinite features works by Linda Vallejo, Audri Phillips, Michael Salerno, Rick Ortega, and Mark Hennessey. These artworks probe states of existence in the dance of life that are independent of standard Western concepts of time, space, and domains of consciousness. One is treated to a multi-level examination of the fabric of the cosmos as we are guided from the semi-concrete to seemingly abstract manifestations of the infinite. Along the course, one travels through ancient and modern cultural archetypes, dreamscapes, and works that manifest notions of unbounded space, time, and quantity. In the end, we are freed from limitations imposed by Western culture upon our perception of ?reality.?

Top of the Dome III
Artists? Reception: Saturday, November 4, 5 - 9p
Crewest Gallery & Shop, 110 Winston St, LA, CA
November 4 - December 3
213.627.8272 info@crewest.com www.crewest.com www.myspace.com/crewest

Aside from the skull exhibit, a portion of the gallery will be converted into a Day of the Dead Ofrenda (Altar) by Master artist Ofelia Esparza and Rosanna Ahrens. The theme of the altar will pay homage to fallen graffiti artists from the Los Angeles area.

Participating artists: Crol, Asylm, Dave Kawano, Man One, Erick Rodriguez, Liz McGrath, Siloette, Delae, Scribe, Gregg Stone, Sophia Pottish, Emi, Germs, Vyal, Evelina Sausina, Lesley Reppeteaux, Nathan Cartwright, OG Abel, John Gill, Jason Brunson, Aaron Jasinski, Unit, Joel "Rage-One" Garcia, Damon Robinson, Debbie De La Cruz, Claudia Galvan, Paulina Astete Granados, Patrick Martinez, Surge, Sherm, Make One, Werc, Ofelia Esparza & many others.

Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas 2006
Calavera Fashion Show & Walking Altars: Saturday, November 4, 7:30p ? 12midnight
Fashion Show: 8:30p
Music and Dance: 10p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
November 2 ? 18
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com
Fashion Show: $25 (limited seating) $10 (general admission)
Sponsors: Chican@ Art Magazine, kolor graphics bureau, Mundo Muzik, Praise the Lowered

Join them for Evening of Celebration & immerse yourself in the Fashion Show and After Party hosted by Rick Nunhes with music provided by renowned Mundo Muzik dj Jose Ruiz will spin World Beat music to dance the evening away.

Reyes Rodriguez, founder, director and curator of the event always envisioned the fashions as another medium for artists to ultimately create "walking altars" - a couture for the deceased and the utmost offering. Artists participating this year are: Rosanna Ahrens, Carolyn Casta?o, Maria Elena Castro, Ofelia Esparza, Consuelo Flores, Ray Gutierrez, Poli Marichal, Charlene Medina, Armando Norte, Robert Quijada, Miguel Angel Reyes, Sandy and Guadalupe Rodriguez, Cici Segura, Vincent Valdez, and Orquidia Violeta.

This year's OFRENDAS 2006 artists include Mely Barragan (invited from Tijuana), Pat Gomez, Daniel Gonzalez, The Date Farmers Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, William Franco & Miki Seifert with special participation by Shizu Saldamando. These contemporary artists introduce, challenge and complement current aesthetics associated with Chicano/Latino art.

A night with Jose Ramirez and music by Quetzal
Saturday, November 4, 8p
Antigua Cultural Coffee 4836 Huntington Dr S, El Sereno, CA
323.539.2233 www.antiguacoffeehouse.com
Official Community Sponsor: El Sereno Neighborhood Council (LA32)

This event will showcase Jose's latest works and his commitment to his home town of El Sereno
They will select and raffle for free a Ramirez original painting ($600 value) to a lucky winner, please don't miss your opportunity to own a legendary piece of art.... (please do not sell it on ebay!) Also they'll have many other surprises but more importantly they will network with other communities and people with similiar interest in the arts. KPFK 90.7 will host the event and the Los Angeles Times will write about Jose Ramirez.

Queering Mictlan Art Exhibit
Artists? Reception: Saturday, November 4, 8p
compact/space gallery, 1307 South Union Ave, LA, CA
November 4 ? 18
casacoyo.org .

Please join Casa Coyo for its Queering Mictlan art exhibit opening ceremony. Through installations honoring the four directions, each artists pays homage to mother earth. In these times of war, destruction and fear, Queering Mictlan is the reclaiming of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead as one which recognizes the queer voice as a source of insight and inspiration. Carpooling is encouraged.

Danza by Grupo Xochipilli; presentation by the artists; open mic for poets and writers; music by John Axume; pan dulce/sweet bread; a community altar. Please bring copies of pictures and mementos to contribute to the community altar.

A group show featuring: Maritza Alvarez, Rigo Maldonado, Brenda Xavez, Alma Lopez, Lizette Sanchez, Francisco Duenas.

These Things Happen
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6 - 9p
SeeLine Gallery, 1812 Berkeley St, Santa Monica, CA
November 4 - December 2
310.829.1727 info@seelinegallery.com www.seelinegallery.com

This is the first LA solo exhibition of paintings by Greg Santos. He employs video and photography to create stunning, light-filled paintings that transfix the viewer. Working from his own photographs of the television screen, Santos deals directly with contemporary perceptual experience. The results of his investigations are beautiful images of intimate proportion that emulate the transience of video and photography, while retaining the materiality of paint.

Caliente
Saturday, November 4, 8p
Casa0101 Theatre, 2009 E First St, Boyle Heights, CA
casa0101.org

6 outstanding Burlesque Performances Starring: Low Rider Model and Performer Paula Baby, Dolores De Muela ( Lucha VaVoom), Bonita La Belle (Lucha Va Voom), Rita Manita, Bobbie Burlesque &, of course.. La Cholita. Fashion Show by XICA Clothing; Musical Guest : Badluck Bandits featuring Pinup Sensation Gina Georgette; Hosted by Comedian Kanzo.

There will also be a silent auction and raffle items from Local Artists, Greenspans, Shag Salon, Ghettobrand Familia, Pink Blush, Kustom Klaws, Wine Warehouse + many, many more..as if that wasn't enough we'll be serving tamales and tasty beverages. Limited seating available for this event.

Momi Lavenders International Artist Society Presents:
Day of the Dead...Come as your favorite dead person
Autumn Carnival Bash
Saturday, November 4, 8p - 1:30a officially
Momi Lavenders Artist Society, 1540 WCourt St, Echo Park, CA
323.633.6461 atanasale@hotmail.com
Entrance: $10 before 10:30p, $20 after
A fundraiser to benefit Momi Lavenders international artist society

Performance artists: Cabaret by Cita Featured Singer at the Hollywood Bowl, Mexican Diva?s Concert. Niala collaborates with Peter Jacobson on cello, ?LA Times says Naila is India?s Audrey Hepburn.? Presentation by Yozmith, DJ Peter Koloff spins , Eve performs. Direct from Rio! Samba Jah! 7 piece Samba Band. Appetizers/Libations ?cash bar?. Special Thanks to Alex Rodriguez, Wig BoX productions, Jasmine Florals

Visual artists/ Fine artists: Diane Gamboa does a site specific piece, Yolanda Gonzales , Youn Woo Chaa, Vinzula Kara, Paulina Granados, Alicia Rodriguez, Brian Cooper, Alex Rodriguez, Kimberly Jordan, Rose Lobo,Richard De Alba , Jaz Rodriguez, Kristina Sorensen, Carla Toma, Gustavo Albero.

Produced By Ariel Tanasale ??1st edition LA underground guide.?? Int?l taste maker club guide?
Benefit Consultant: Jacqueline Durivier Castillo

Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in LA: Curated by the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest
Family Workshop: Saturday, November 4, 1 - 3:30p
Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA
Curators' Lecture: Sunday, Novmber 5, 3p
Thru2 - December 31
323.937.4230 x50 www.cafam.org
Door: $10 non-Members; Free Members and a guest
This exhibit has been funded in part by a grant from the City of LA, Dept of Cultural Affairs

Listen, Learn and Make Family Workshop>: Reuse and Re-create


A thought-provoking exhibit featuring artwork created with social activism as its inspiration. The exhibit explores the inventive strategies that are created by artists in response to the environmental, political & social questions of our time. The objects featured will include protest art meant for public display as well as examples of instruments for proactive living.

Participating artists include Edith Abeyta, Steven Anderson, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Mike Blockstein, Chris Burnett, C.I.C.L.E., Code Pink, Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Sandra de la Loza, Sam Durant, Eric Einem, Karl Erickson, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Gaian Mind, Fritz Heag, Laura Howe, Karen Lofgren, Kelly Marie Martin, Matrushka, Christopher Nyerges, Path to Freedom, Beth Peterson, Sheila Pinkel, Oliver Ressler and David Thorne, Oscar Sanchez, The Arroyo Arts Collective, The Phantom Street Artist, The South Central Farm Support Committee, Christina Ulke, Votan, Allison Wiese.


ArtNight at 18th Street
Saturday, November 4, 6 - 8:30p
18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA
office@18thstreet.org or 310-453-3711.
Sponsored by: Santa Monica City Cultural Affairs Division, Izze?, LA Weekly, and Hpnotiq?.
Does Religion Kill? is supported by the James Irvine Foundation.

This is a quarterly free art event, an evening of performance, music & art. This edition will feature opening receptions for the art exhibits, ?Does Religion Kill?? and ?20/20,? a free concert by local indy rock faves, Great Northern, durational performance art by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and open studios of international and local artists. For information, contact

Exhibitions: "Does Religion Kill?? ? Group show of contemporary orks in various media exploring the intersection of religion, power, politics, and culture. Curated by Ronald Lopez.
Also opening: ?20/20? ? Group show of new Polaroid portraits by a dozen artists based on the game of ?20 Questions.? Curated by Michael Sakamoto.

Performances:
:
7:30p ? Cinematic pop-rock from one of LA?s top independent bands, Great Northern.
6 - 8:30p ? Artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario performs a new site-specific, community-based work in honor of Day of the Dead.

Open Studios: Cindy Lee (Australia) is a leading video artist from Melbourne, Australia. She will be premiering a new video work based on interviews with LA residents about their favorite films. Her residency is sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts.. Joe Biel, Phranc, Lisa Freeman, Michael Barnard (LA) ? Visual Artists-in-Residence at 18th Street show new and recent work.

La Palabra
Miccailhuitontli - Spirit of the Children
Sunday, November 5, 2 - 4p
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru November 6
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com
Co-hosts: Laura Longoria & Don Newton

The monthly poetry event continues. Everyone is invited. An afternoon of poetry, art, & friends resumes today. Calling all community poets, from nine to 90! You are invited to bring your work for open mike readings before & after the featured poets. In conjuction with the exhibit, Miccailhuitantli, Spirit of the Children, La Palabra will present poetry dedicated to children and the spirits of children.

Miccailhuitontli - Spirit of the Children is in celebration of D?a de los Ni?os. They asked their artists to produce work that will commemorate, celebrate or mourn children and youth who have died an untimely death due to preventable disease, gang violence, abuse, and/or war. The featured artists are Edith and Rob Abeyta, Roberto L. Delgado, Kathi Flood, Clement Hanami, David Andr?s Kietzman, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Ricardo Munoz, John Paul Thornton & Mark Vallen.


Altar Closing & Community Potluck
Sunday, November 5, 5 - 7p
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockroseartgallery.com
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com www.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
blog.myspace.com/asncrecreationculturearts
Sponsored by: Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Come join them as they take down the altars and the community artworks. A time to discuss Dias de los Muertos & what it means to you and visit with new and old friends.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Sunday, November 5, 10a ? 5p
Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA
www.madridtheatre.org
Sponsored by the City of Canoga Park and the Valley/Cultural Center/Madrid Theatre

This is a fun day, with great food, vendors, performances and Moj?car Flamenco en Cuadro at 1:30p. The entire street is blocked off for this event.

EVERY WEEKEND/WEEK:


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.

Community Drum Circles
Sundays, 12:30p 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


Son Jarocho Classes
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6p
East Side Caf?, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
323.583.5113
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!

Charangoa
Thursdays
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.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS/VOLUNTEERS:

Call for Artists: The 2nd City Council Art Gallery: DADA, Surrealism, Ready-Made & Found Object runs from January 20 ? February 22, 2007. Prospectus currently available. Thank you, Cheryl Bennett, 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Avenue * Long Beach * CA * 90802, 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net * (562) 901-0997

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 Entries 2007 Silver Lake Film Festival ? LA: The 7th Edition of Los Angeles' Leading Independent Film & Arts Showcase Unspools May 3-12, 2007. The organizers of Silver Lake Film Festival, LAs' leading showcase for independent film and multi-media, have announced its seventh annual edition will be held May 3-12, 2007 at venues throughout Los Angeles' Eastside, including sites in Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Downtown. Silver Lake Film Festival uses Without a Box (http://www.withoutabox.com/ ) for its registration process.

The deadlines for submission of films are:
? Short films ? November 14th
? Feature films ? December 31st

Silver Lake Film Festival proudly embraces the work of independent filmmakers; in fact, the greater Silver Lake area is home to the largest community of independent filmmakers in the world. Alternative and experimental film and video -- features, shorts and documentaries -- are the festival's focus. The primary programming goal is to provide access to films that would not necessarily be available to the public. A portion of each year's programming line-up is reserved to showcase the distinctively alternative style of local filmmakers.

The 2007 annual Silver Lake Film Festival will present an expanded MP4Fest, the digital content program that debuted at the 2006 festival. Also returning in an expanded format is MusicFest, the festival's music documentary and live-musical performance program. www.silverlakefilmfestival.org .


About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is an artist/jeweler/ activist who believes in supporting other artists in their endeavors.




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