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Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 11.11.06

We're resting??? from all the Dias de los Muertos activities

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: November 11, 2006


Where are the Chicana/o artists this weekend/next week? 11.11.06


Where are the Chicana/o artists this week?

This Chicana artist taking a break from meetings this week. RuthAnne

Where will you be???

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

The Communications & Outreach Committee of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council presents:
To Your Health: 1st Annual Fall Health Fair 2006
Sunday, November 12, 3:30 ? 6:30p
Hermon Community Church, 525 Wheeling Way, Hermon, CA
626.831.7970 sarte1mex@aol.com

Do you know what your blood pressure is? Have you had your ears or eyes checked lately? Can you do a step test without getting out of breath? And how?s your hearing? your diet? your weight? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this annual Health Fair. The following organizations and more will be represented at To Your Health: 1st Annual Fall Health Fair 2006 sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council:

East LA Bike Oven, a community bicycle workspace where anyone can walk in and work on their bike.
Arroyo Vista Family Health Center, with their mobile unit. They will do screenings -- height, weight, vision, blood pressure, and hearing and they will present and sign up families that qualify for "Healthy Kids -- Healthy Families". One of their nurses will come to do clinical breast exams for women 40+.
Northeast Mental Health
South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA
Highland Park Recreation Center
Eastern Center for Complimentary Medicine, Inc.
Glyco Nutrients
Monterey Adult Day Health Care Center
The Grace Center, a domestic violence program for women and children.
Youth and Family Services will be doing fitness testing.

Volunteers Needed for the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour: Go to the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour for free by volunteering for a couple of hours that day, Sunday, November 19. There are volunteer opportunities at the Lummis Home and the Acorn Gallery. Contact aacollective@pacbell.net if you are interested. Thanks, Jennifer

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:

Why We Fight
November Film Nights: Wednesday, November 8, 7p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Filmed during the Iraq War, this documentary dissects America's military machine w/ a keen eye to answering the question. Why does America engage in war? Through personal stories of soldiers, government officials, scholars, journalists and innocent victims, the film examines the political and economic intersts and ideological factors, past and present, behind American militarism. Winner of the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Award.

Open Mic Featuring Poet Urith L. Walker
Friday, November 10, 8p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Urith L.Walker will be reading from her poetry book titled Then Sings my Soul. Urith?s poetry writing began to flourish during the winter of 1999 while attending Pasadena City College. She won first place in the poetry-photography contest in that same year. Urith?s love for words is intense and inspiring.

Siqueiros: The Art of Censorship
Discussion: Thursday, November 9
Reception: 5:30p
Program: 6:30p
Los Angeles Times, Harry Chandler Auditorium, 202 W 1st St, LA, CA
213.972.0884 legacy@causeconnect.net Please RSVP by November 8, 12noon
Sponsored by: LA Times and Washington Mutual,

Along with Diego Rivera and Jos? Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros is recognized as one of the great Mexican muralists of the 20th century. What is less known about Siqueiros is that he created only three murals in the United States, all in LA during a six-month stay in 1932. Two of his works were censored while the third, less controversial one was moved to Santa Barbara.

Join us for an engaging discussion about the artist, his murals, Los Angeles history, and public art. Speakers include:
? Judith F. Baca, Founder & Artistic Director, Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
? William F. Deverell, Ph.D., Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West
? Suzanne Muchnic, Art Writer, Los Angeles Times

Moderator: Patt Morrison, Writer & Columnist, Los Angeles Times; Host, Patt Morrison, KPCC 89.3 FM; Host & Consulting Producer, The BookShow of Patt Morrison, KCET

True Tales From Another Mexico by Sam Quinones
Book Signing: Thursday, November 9, 7 - 8:30p
Libreria Martinez, 11221 Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood, CA
310.637.9484

Noted journalist Sam Quinones writes about Chalino Sanchez, Jesus Malverde, the Michoacana popsicle makers and other non-fiction stories in his book True Tales from Another Mexico: the Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx (Univ. of New Mexico Press). The stories grow from the 10 years Quinones spent living, traveling and writing freelance in Mexico. If you are unable to attend, you can pre-order signed books for pickup or mail order with your local Libreria Martinez location.


Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, November 9, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA
213-624-6212 downtownartwalk@bgfa.us www.downtownartwalk.com www.galleryrow.org
Sponsored by: Pete's Cafe & Bar and 213 Ventures' Golden Gopher and Broadway Bar


This is a self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown LA - commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. Participants in the Downtown Art Walk are the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Pico House Gallery at Olvera Street, Los Angeles Public Library, Grey Goose, L.A. Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, de Soto, M. J. Higgins, bank, Crewest, The Regent Galleries, Pharmaka, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, El Nopal
Press, Bert Green Fine Art, INMO Gallery, Red Dot Gallery, Niche.LA/Lounge 441, Kristi Engle Gallery, Art Murmur Gallery, 626 Gallery, Infusion Gallery, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, City Center Gallery, Gallery of Contemporary Art, IMG-81, Museum of Neon Art (MONA), and the Downtown Art Gallery.

New in November: The Downtown Art Walk welcomes the Red Dot Gallery, City Center Gallery, and the Gallery of Contemporary Art , all newly opened this month. Also, the Pico House Gallery at Olvera Street will participate in the Downtown Art Walk in November for a special exhibit they are holding through November 26.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive by public transit, as the Art Walk is easily accessible by the Red, Gold, and Blue line trains which run until midnight, and the area is well served by the DASH bus system until 6:30 pm. Parking is plentiful in the areas many lots and garages, at meters on the street until 4 pm, and free after 6 pm on most streets.


Swamp Diamonds
Artist?s Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6 - 9p
El Nopal Press, 109 W 5th St, LA, CA
213.239.0417 nopalpress@aol.com


This is an exhibit of a recent suite of twelve monotypes by LA artist Gronk Nicandro. Diamonds, whose presence in the Swamp smokes the notion of alchemical transformation in a quest for the tree of knowledge/good and evil, is a movie version of the Luciferean myth, a concoction of primal matter spawning Gronk?s meta-mythology.


Top of the Dome III
Live Painting: Thursday, November 9, 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

As part of this exhibition, Vyal One, will be painting live some of his trademark skulls & skeletons on canvas. 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.

Samai Theater presents:
At the Face of the Threshold/De Cara al Umbral: a bilingual theatrical piece
Fridays, November 10 & 17, 8p
Sundays, November 12 &19, 6p
La Casa del Mexicano Theater, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante, LA, CA
Thru November 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.

A La Brava Producciones Revolucionarias presents:
Cine Sin Fin ~ the 12th Annual East LA Chicano Film Festival,
In Celebration of Immigrant Workers Rights
Reception: Saturday, November 11,
Pico House Gallery, 424 N Main St, LA, CA
Closing: Tuesday, November 14,
Richardo Montalban Theater, 1615 N Vine St, Hollywood, CA
Monday ? Saturday & Monday, November 6 ?11 & 14, 7p
323.265.2344 cinesinfin@hotmail.com , alabrava@hotmail.com , www.alabrava.com

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, Florida; also, Albuquerque, NM; Coachella; San Jose; Visalia; Pico Rivera and many more to come. They asked their filmmakers to produce work that will commemorate, celebrate or document the plight of Immigrant Workers, activists and students who have shared there experiences on film. We will also be showcasing an evening of films on Chican@ arte y cultura.

"Third World California"; "Testimony: The Maria Guardado Story"; "Whiteboy"; "Chavez Ravine: A LA Story"; "Buscando A Leti"; "Chicano Rock"; "Six Thugs"; "La Historia De Los Colores"; "Los Four";"Murals of Aztlan" and many others.

Wednesday/Thursday, November 8/9, 7p
Antigua Cultural Cafe, 4836 Huntington Dr S, LA, CA
www.antiguacoffeehouse.com

Friday, November 10, 7p
LA Youth Opportunity Program, 11844 Glen Oaks Blvd, San Fernando, CA

Saturday, November 11, 6p
Pico House Gallery, 424 N Main St, LA, CA
www.olvera_street.com

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30p
Ricardo Montelban Theater, 1615 N Vine St, Hollywood, CA
www.ricardomontalbantheatre.org


2nd Annual LA International Tamale Festival
Friday ? Sunday, November 10, 11 & 12
Friday: 3 - 8p
Saturday: 10a - 9p
Sunday: 11a - 6p
Mama's Hot Tamales Caf?, 7th Street & Alvarado, LA, CA
323) 318-4553 www.EastLosAngeles.Net
Co-sponsors: Mama's Hot Tamales Caf? with East Los Angeles Net

Best Tamale Contest Tamale Eating Contest Biggest Tamale Contest Tamale Making Classes Non-profit Booths Commercial Booths Art & Crafts Booths Kids Zone Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is tired so it's a weekend of a bit of rest??? for me.




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