Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.5.06

Esperando Los Tres Reyes Magos alado de su Nacimirnto

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: January 5, 2007

Where are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 1.5.06

Last week I talked about making it passed the Winter Solstice, the day with the least amount of daylight. I should have lived in the early 19th century when the celebration of the Twelve Nights of Christmas or Yuletide was in full swing. They knew that this was not an easy time and so the community gathered together to make it through. The only vestige in that we see today is in the Latino celebration of El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos or Day of The Three Kings/Wise Men all of which I talk about more below. To set the scene here‘«÷s the biblical text from Matthew:

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem , in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem , and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense , and myrrh .
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Matthew 2:1-12

Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos is celebrated most intensely in Spain, Puerto Rico & Mexico. When I was living in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, the three kings/wise men actually arrived on camels. It was a wonderful celebration, a parade down the main street of Arrecife, the capital city of the island. All came out and lined the streets on the night of January 5 to see the arrival of the Tres Reyes Magos/Three Kings. This way all the children were assured that their gifts would arrive the next day. In fact some small gifts were given out to the smallest children as part of the parade.

Leading up to the celebration are the Twelve Days of Christmas or Yuletide. By the 16th century, some European and Scandinavian cultures had combined the Twelve Days of Christmas, that time from Advent (Christmas Eve) to Epiphany (Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magi) with (sometimes pagan) festivals celebrating the changing of the year.

The origin of the pagan festivals can be traced back to pre-Christian European festivals such as the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia. The Roman Saturnalia festival marked the onset of the winter solstice. In the fourth century, in a move to placate those it hoped to convert and hold to the new faith, the Christian church pronounced the official date of the commemoration of Christ's birth to be that of the winter solstice: December 25.

The Twelfth Night is a holiday in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany or Twelfth Day. Twelfth Night often included feasting along with the removal of Christmas decorations. French and English celebrations of Twelfth Night included a King's Cake, remembering the visit of the Three Magi, and ale or wine (a King's Cake is part of the observance of Mardi Gras in French Catholic culture of the Southern USA). In some cultures, such as the Latino one, the King's Cake was part of the celebration of the day of Epiphany.

Although its vestiges are still visible in El Dia de Los Tres Reyes, the historic holiday of The Twelve Days of Christmas has been abandoned and forgotten by almost all the rest of the country. The twelve-day, mid-winter festival once ended with great public fanfare has receded to leave behind our truncated modern holiday season.

And you can add your own celebration of Three Kings Day by buying/making a Rosca de Reyes or King's Cake and by buying an extra gift or two to give to your loved one's that day. And maybe, you'll be the one to find the baby or the king in the cake.

The King‘«÷s Cake tradition comes from the South of France, few centuries ago. At that time people presented gifts to the Baby Jesus that mostly consisted of dried fruits, nuts, flour, honey, eggs & other things to eat. To commemorate the Epiphany, they took some of those gifts & baked a sweet roll with the shape of a crown, (Rosca de Reyes or King's Cake), to remember the Three Wise Kings that went to adore the Baby Jesus. The story says the Kings were looking for the baby, which is why the dolls are inside the Rosca de Reyes.

In Mexico (& here) family & friends gather to celebrate the Epiphany. The one who finds the King has to please during the feast the one who finds the Baby & both have to make a party on February 2nd (Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas Day), inviting all the guests that are present & offer them tamales & Mexican hot chocolate.

What do you do?

Here in Los Angeles you have the option this week of celebrating a more traditional Tres Reyes Magos at Olvera Street or pop over to Tropical Nopal for a less traditional celebration of Epiphany, which is another name for the day. In fact you can catch both as the dancing, music & partying will go on at Tropical until midnight. And, for another idea of what to do this weekend, you can still stop by all the NorthEastLA galleries to see their holiday exhibits.

In Pasadena you can start Black History Month with a Rekindling the Light of Peace Ceremony at Jackie & Mack Robinson Memorial Statues Saturday morning. And, if the rainy weather calms down you can tour your way around EastLA y mas for the 7th Annual Nacimiento Bike Tour
on Sunday noon that starts at the Avenue 26 Gold Line Station parking lot. Or, if it does rain, do the it by car.

And, so...

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

This Chicana artist will busy drying out & will be awaiting the arrival of Los Tres Reyes Magos. Shalom, RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina

Where will you be???


Website on Reviving the Southwest Museum: A Cultural Treasure in LA www.swmfuture.org The Autry National Center is a proud steward of the priceless Southwest Museum collection & the historic Southwest buildings. Their ongoing conservation & preservation work will ensure that both are available for future generations in LA to enjoy. When the current rehabilitation project is completed, the new Southwest Museum Education and Cultural Center & the expanded Museum of the American West at Griffith Park will together form a true national center for the American West, telling the inclusive & complex stories of the West & fulfilling the vision of Charles Lummis & Gene Autry. Read about the efforts of the Autry National Center to repair the deteriorating Southwest building which was damaged by earthquakes, rain & 90 years of deterioration. Read about the extraordinary efforts of the Autry's conservation team to repair thousands of pieces in the Southwest collection. Learn about how the Autry will re-imagine the overall museum experience by creating an integrated "museum for the 21st century."

The Southwest Museum is open Saturdays & Sundays, from 12noon - 5p with free admission featuring the Southwest Museum Store, A Museum is Born exhibition in the Lower Lobby & the Ethnobotanical Garden. Monthly Public Programs: StoryTime on first Sundays, Dig It! Family Style on second Sundays, Kit and Kaboodle Children‘«÷s crafts on third Saturdays, Members Preservation Tours of Collections and Braun Research Library & Special Interest Tours on fourth Saturdays, Museum Store trunk shows and sales, Community meetings and special events. Braun Research Library is open to researchers by appointment (schedule unchanged). Casa de Adobe is open for special events (schedule unchanged).

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


ActionLA Photo Exhibit / Fund Raising Reception
Friday, January 5, 5 ‘«Ű 8p
Kaldi Coffeehouse, 1019 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA
213.403.0131 SIUHIN@aol.com www.ActionLA.org
All proceeds benefit: Action LA and Peace No War Networks 2007 projects

Features: Lee Siu Hin : Journey to My Life -- 15 years of Photojournalism From Around
The World. Over 90 photos from Lee's works from Bosnia, Rwanda & LA. Lee Siu Hin is the founding member and unpaid organizer for the ActionLA Coalition, an LA-based activist group. Coalition members include: ChangeLinks Progressive Newspaper, US-Mexico Border Action Project, Peace No War Network & National Immigrant Solidarity Network. He was the long-time producer and reporter with Pacifica Radio KPFK ‘«Ű LA & WBAI - NY.

Rekindling the Light of Peace Ceremony
Saturday, January 6, 9:30a
Jackie & Mack Robinson Memorial Statues, N Garfield Ave & E Holly St, Pasadena, CA
626-744-4234 only1scrappy@yahoo.com
Sponsor: City of Pasadena Human Relations Commisssion

This is the Pasadena Human Relations Commission annual kick off to honoring Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr's Birthday and Black History month with speakers, music and poetry. It is a good time to come together and honor the many extraordinary contributions that Dr King made to improving all of our lives, regardless to race or ethnicity. He taught us that with stoic dignity we can build bonds that strengthen communities and create peaceful resolution to divisive issues.

The Olvera Street Merchants present:
Fiesta de Los Tres Reyes at Olvera Street
Saturday, January 6, 6 - 8:30p
Avila Adobe, Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, LA, CA
213.625. 7074 213.485.8372 jherrera@mailbox.lacity.org www.olvera-street.com

Celebrate the visit of The Three Kings for the Feast of the Epiphany with a reenactment of the historic journey, arrival & visit to Bethlehem shortly after the birth of Christ of the Three Kings (Los Tres Reyes Magos also known as The Wise Men). The celebration of the journey & visit of The Three Kings for the Feast of Epiphany features a traditional colorful candlelight procession of The Three Wise Men along Olvera Street depicting the Epiphany of the Magi with music & costumes. Everyone is invited to join Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar as they journey along Olvera Street to the Plaza area of El Pueblo Historical Monument where there will be a short theatrical presentation.

Following the colorful procession, complimentary champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate) and Rosca de Reyes will be served. Rosca de Reyes is a delicious Mexican bread with a replica of the Infant Jesus baked inside. There will be prizes awarded to people who find this special hidden doll.

A Short & Sweet Epiphany II aka Dia de los Reyes
Artists‘«÷ Reception: Saturday. January 6. 7:30p
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space, 1665 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA
January 6 - 20
213.481.8112 nopalarte@earthlink.net www.tropicodenopal.com www.mezklah.com
$5 door

Join them for an alternative look at this holiday tradition at a reception and celebration with music by DJ Jose Ruiz of Mundo Muzik - Salsa, Samba, Bhangra, Merengue and more & a live set by Mezklah. There‘«÷ll be Three Kings Henna Tattooing by Diane Gamboa.

Participating artists with small format artwork:: Abel Alejandre, Linda Arreola, Edith Abeyta, Joe Bravo, Rudy Calderon, Pete Carrillo, Carolyn Casta??o, Jane Castillo, Victoria Delgadillo, Consuelo Flores, Angel Garcia, Pat Gomez, Ana Guajardo, Felipe Lara, Alma Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Poli Marichal, Charlene Medina, Andres Montoya, Omar Nava, Armando Norte, Dominic Ochoa, Eriberto Oriol, Gil Ortiz, Juan Pacheco, Efren Parra, Robert Quijada, Sandy Rodriguez, Reyes Rodriguez, Yandara Rodriguez, Arturo Romo, Marianne Sawdosky, Oscar Sanabria, CiCi Segura, Javier Valenzuela, Vincent Valdez, among others.

New Year in Black and White: curated by Mat Gleason
Artists‘«÷ Reception: Saturday, January 6, 7 ‘«Ű 10p
i-5 Gallery, Atrium, Brewery Art Colony, 2100 N Main St A-10, Lincoln Heights, CA
January 5 ‘«Ű 27
323.342.0717paigepaints@hotmail.com paige@artpaige.com www.artpaige.com

This is a group show featuring the black and white artworks of 14 artists who are Rex Bruce, Jennifer Celio, Andrea Chalekson, Karen Finley, Suzy Hernandez, Mark Kostabi, Ed Moses, Dave Naz, Michael Salerno, David Trulli, Mike Vegas, Paige Wery, Michael Woodcock & Tim Youd

Alfonso Malagon
Artist‘«÷s Reception: Saturday, January 6, 3p
Through the Roof: A Natural History
Play Reading: Saturday, January 6, 7:30p
Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural Bookstore, 12737 Glenoaks Blvd #22, Sylmar, CA
December 11- January 20
818.362.7060 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Join them in the celebration of his newly installed exhibit. This will be your opportunity not only to view the various pieces on display but to also meet and talk to the artist and the creative mind behind this truly magnificent exhibit.

Through the Roof: A Natural History is a staged reading of a new play by award-winning dramatist Rick Mitchell , in collaboration with Hollywood 's Theatre of NOTE. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, two people meet on a rooftop in the Lower Ninth Ward while trying to escape the rising floodwaters. They inadvertently travel back in history, to New Orleans & California & visit other disasters, both "natural" and otherwise, while discovering that racial conflict & natural catastrophe are never far removed. Directed by Kiff Scholl. An audience talk-back will follow.

C?°rculos Mesot?ģricos: John de Heras Exhibit
Artist‘«÷s Reception: Saturday, January 6, 4 ‘«Ű 6p
FIG, 2525 Michigan Ave, Bergamot Station G6, Santa Monica, CA
January 3 ‘«Ű February 3
310.829.0345 fig@figgallery.com www.figgallery.com

The paintings of John de Heras read at first as abstractions, but, upon close examination, his intricately detailed compositions reveal a sophisticated investigation of ancient motifs that have long occupied the artist. The artist has for many years explored the art, architecture and history of ancient Mesoamerica, particularly the Mayan civilization. In recent years he has also turned his attention to the cultures of South-East Asia and India. His recent paintings, which focus on the circle as the primary image, are explorations of these themes and their relationship to contemporary painting and culture.

7th Annual Nacimiento Bike Tour
Sunday, January 7, 12noon - 4p
Registration: 11:30a
Tour Start: Avenue 26 Gold Line Station parking lot
Rain or Threat of Rain Cancels
Bike RSVP: 213.629.2142 lmvela@earthlink.net www.labikecoalition.org www.theraretimes.com.
Sponsors include: the Latino Urban Forum, The Rare Times, LA County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), &, of course, the residents

Merry, Merry, riding through the streets, Zigzaging thru cars & christmas trees, all in fun to find the best of nacimientos! This 15-20 mile tour will wind its way through homes & public displays of East LAs' rich folk art of nativity scenes, covering the communities of Highland Park, Lincoln Heights & Boyle Heights. Helmets are required (for liability). Take the self-guided tour by bike or car any time between 12noon & 4p.

Recreating the place where Jesus Christ was born based on the common themes & figures in their renditions of the Gospels of Matthew & Luke, Nativity Scenes or Nacimientos is a Catholic tradition practiced during the Christmas season. Today many residents of Boyle Heights & East LA spend countless hours transforming their front porches & yards into nacimientos. Many nacimientos reflect the creative talents of the builders, enhancing the eastside landscape during the Christmas Season. Nacimientos are built after December 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe & remain until January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, when the three kings arrive to the scene. This exhibit is an effort to document & bring special recognition to people that put effort in creating thoughtful & sometimes intricate displays for public appreciation. These artistic expressions contribute to the culture living in LA.

Gallery Row Organization (GRO) presents:
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thursdays
Thursday, January 11, 12 noon - 9p (limited hours noted on the Art Walk map)
Gallery Row y mas, Downtown LA
213-842.8574 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 & non-profit arts venues. Participants are the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Pico House Gallery at Olvera Street, LA Public Library, Grey Goose, LA Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, de Soto, M. J. Higgins, bank, Crewest, The Regent Galleries, Pharmaka, LA 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) &DAG (Downtown Art Gallery).

Under new management and now affordable apartments for artists and the like, The Alexandria Residences is yet another niche in the Downtown revival. In the heart of this building (on the corner of 5th and Spring) is a bar reviving the essence of truly creative and alternative music. Every 2nd Thursday at Charlie O's is the roots-rock, americana band Some Party & special guests. Starting at 9p. No cover & very low drink prices.

NorthEastLA Galleries
Call for hours
Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Sycamore Grove
Maps/Information: www.NELAart.org

If you missed any of these galleries on Second Saturday Gallery Night or you just want to revisit them for your holiday shopping, browse below to make your choices. Call ahead to find our their hours during this holiday season.

Participating Galleries: Acorn Gallery, Avenue 50 Studio, Blue Chips, Cactus Gallery, Carlotta's Passion, Drkrm, Future Studio, MorYork Gallery, Rock Rose Gallery, Sugarbutterbex, Young Art.

The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:
Gifts & Treasures - Cash & Carry: An Open Members Exhibition
Saturday, December 23, 12noon - 4p
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Ave 50, Highland Park, CA
Thru January 7
323.850.8566 info@ArroyoArtsCollective.org www.arroyoartscollective.org

This is a display of small works priced $100. & under, 12" x 12" in size. Art is hung salon style & sold off the wall upon payment. But don't worry if you miss that one special piece, another will soon go up in its place. Artists include: Edith Abeyta, Lynn Bennett, Beth Block, Paul August Bruinslot, Kate Burroughs, Carol Colin, Jack Fenn, Cicely Gilman, Heather Hoggan, Patty Sue Jones, Patricia Lee, Linda Lyke, Gregory Liffick, Karen Lockert, Heather McLarty, Gurdon Miller, Susan Moss, Jennifer Murphy, Connie Rohman, Benette Rottman, Dorothy Shepherd, Suzie Stroll, RuthAnne Tarletz, Deborah Thomas, Ted Waltz, Betty Phoenix Wan & many, many others.

Contemporary Nacimientos: Paintings Sculpture Nativities
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Ave 50, LA, CA
Thru January 7
323.258.1435 ave50studio@sbcglobal.net www.avenue50studio.com

This exhibit features art interpreting and reinterpreting the nativity story. The artists invited to participate bring to the nativity story their personal and political perspectives be they traditional, contemporary or impious. Participating artists are Linda Arreola, David Botello, Barbara Carrasco, Carol Colin & Ted Waltz, Raoul De la Sota, Heather Hoggan, Pola Lopez, Jos?ģ Lozano, Poli Marichal, Isabel Martinez, Andr?ģs Montoya, Suzanne Siegel & Annie Sperling

Minatures Showcase / Murals
Blue Chips, 5505 N Figueroa, Highland Park, CA
323.550.1400 karlalopezart@yahoo.com www.bluechipshlp.com

Their mural has been repainted by Eyeone & Yem. 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.

Tiny Treasures
Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA
Thru January 4
323.256.6117 semastroianni70@yahoo.com www.eclecticcactus.com

This is an exhibit of small scale works done on canvas, wood, paper, glass & recycled objects. Participating Artists: Jason Cardwell, Jena Cardwell, Henry Ch?Ūvez, Catie Davis, Natalie Egnatchik, Domenico Foschi, Annie Fourguette, Viktoria Gaw, Eleonora Ghioldi, Deborah Green, Guadulesa, Jos?ģ ?Łngel Hern?Ūndez, Jos?ģ Herrera, Maricruz Huerta, Merle Keller, Brooke Kent, Gregory Liffick, Heather Lloyd, Sophia Louisa, Janice Markham, Ginger Mayerson, Candace Metzger, Miss Mindy, Andrea Monroe, Melissa Moss, Mario Ocampo, ?Łngela Mar?°a Ort?°z S, Jason Schaper, Robert Selvaggio, Snow Mack, Jennifer Phiffer, Kelly Thompson, Mike Tracy, Ren?ģ Trujillo, Edwin Ushiro & Cristi?Ūn Vega-Rojo.

Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru January 7
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

The works are as diverse as the artists‘«÷ experiences and their chosen media of expression. Participating artists: Maria Elena Castro, Martin Charlot, James Osorio, Ramon Ramirez, Sergio Rebia, Frank Romero, Sharon Romero, Sonia Romero, Hector Silva, J. Dudley Slay III, Gregg Stone, Otto Sturcke, Ruben Trejo, Linda Vallejo & Mark Vallen.

Low Brow Xmas Show
Closing Reception & Art Auction: Saturday, January 6, 7 - 11p
drkrm Gallery & Lab, 2121 San Fernando Rd Ste 3, LA, CA
Thru January 6
323.223.6867 626.825.2442 drkrm@mac.com www.drkrm.com www.artistbound.com

The Low Brow culture represents the revitalization of the 40‘«÷s hot rod era when hot rods, pinup girls and rockabilly music flourished in America. This show features over 30 artists from around the world. The exhibition will feature works by Keith Weesner, Coop, Skratch, Chip Foose, Max Grundy, Dennis McPhail, Mitzi Valenzuela Cardenas, Rikki Rockett, Tom Kelley, Dan Collins, Tiffany Collins, Makoto ( Japan ), Grimb, Tingler, Dennis Ricklef, Jeff Allison, Mr. G (Japan), Rob Struven, Sid, Mike Pike, Jo-Jo, Robert Hamilton, Nick O‘«÷ Teen, Sara Ray, Matt Antone, Tick One, Broadview Graphics, Mike Dorman, Nigel, Dan Guilday, Ric Frane, edFox, and other artists. The show offers a variety of mediums including illustration, photography, pinstriping, tattoo work and more.

Gallery Show

Future Studio Gallery, 5558 N Figueroa St, LA, CA
323.254.4565 futurestudio@sbcglobal.net www.chickenboy.com

I Heart Everything Sweet
Sugarbutterbex, 5110 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
323.255.0021 information@sugarbutterbex.com www.sugarbutterbex.com

This show includes small, whimsical drawings dealing w/baking, fashion and eating. as well as, some yummy baked goods to be included with the show‘«÷s opening.

Shared Vision: a collaboration of Ruth DeNicola & Cidne Hart
MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
Thru January 6
323.258.5446 323.258.6873 ourfinca@aol.com 233.376.4428 bmallman@nelaart.org w ww.claregraham.com/MorYork.html

This is a collaborative exhibition of assemblage by Ruth DeNicola and collages by photographer Cidne Hart with by installation by Clare Graham. These two Los Angeles artists are neighbors on a hill in Highland Park, and this exhibition is an outgrowth of that proximity--in space and in vision. They share a passion for expressive personal statements using the human face and figure. The unspoken depth of emotion evoked by manipulating effigies in art can remove us from time and place, reminding us of the eternal human issues.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove, CA
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com www.rockroseartgallery.com
Sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council

Selected pieced from various artists who have exhibited their works in this wonderful gallery space over the last few years. For the electic collector.

Paul Forney Exhibit
Young Art, 747 N Avenue 50, LA, CA
Thru January 6
323.344.1322 info@youngartgallery.com www.youngartgallery.com

This exhibit is of new paintings by Paul Forney.


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?ģ, 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 ‘«Ű 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.


Self Help Graphics & Art: Join them Saturday, January 6, 10a - 3p for a beginning of the year get organized day. Assist Self Help Graphics & Art start the year right. If you're organized, strong and love to clean, they need your participation. Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Call for Female Visual Artists: Women's Music, Art, Dance and Word Festival: Entry Deadline is Sunday, January 21. Open media except film and video. Open subject matter. 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562.901.0997 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net www.2ndcitycouncil.org In recognition of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the 2nd City Council (2cc) Art Gallery + Performance Space is please to announce its call for female visual artists from California for its 6th annual Women's Music, Art, Dance and Word Festival. The exhibition opens on March 3 - April 12 with the Festival being held on Saturday, March 10, 11a - 6p. The juror is Sara Cochran, PhD Assistant Curator Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Entries can be submitted by slides or photographs/digital prints (5" x 7" minimum size). We are in the process of implementing a new procedure for email submissions that should be ready in time for our next call for artists. Entry Fees are $10 per entry for members & $12 per entry for nonmembers. Cash awards $500, $300, $200, $100 plus the infamous Eye Opener Statue. For a complete prospectus: www.2ndcitycouncil.org For questions, 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net The exhibition and festival are supported in part by Arts Council of Long Beach. Next Call News: A exploration by California's artists of topics that are in the news or should be. Thank you, Cheryl Bennett

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is an artist/jeweler/ art activist who believes in helping other artists.

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