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

Saturday now, tomorrow Earth Day y mas

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: April 21, 2007

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

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

This Chicana artist is still celebrating her 60th birthday this time, we're not saying exactly, but she'll be heading up the coast... Shalom, RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina

Where will you be???


Tomorrow's Earth Day Special Edition will be the last newsletter sent to yahoo groups. If you have not signed up for direct mailing of the up-graded newsletter, you'll still be able to find it on the web @ www.LatinoLA.com or www.myspace.com/sarte_mex_jewelry or www.consafos.com/laevents. If you want to receive the new look newsletter that is easier to negotiate, please let me know at sarte1mex@aol.com. Peace/Shalom, RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina


Rio de Los Angeles State Park at Taylor Yard

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21, 10a - 2p

Rio LA Park, 1600 N San Fernando Rd, LA, CA

The Ribbon Cutting was yesterday, but today join Anahuak Youth Association for fun all day with a Community Festival, entertainment, environmental and sporting exhibits, food and much, much more. This is the fruition of many community organizations, activists, advocates, civic leaders, elected officials, agencies, and ordinary people that have made the dream come true for a park at Taylor Yard.

Visit the interpretative art bench created by The River Project and artist Suzanne Siegel. The bench consists of tiles created by students and community members. If you made a tile, come and see if you can find it on the bench. Suzanne Siegel will be on site from 12noon - 4p.

The park includes the following amenities: a baseball diamond, basketball courts, soccer field (one full size, 2-half courts), tennis courts, splash pad, playground and a full-time director.

Culture Clash

Saturday, April 21, 8p

Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA

Performance Benefit for El Centro de Accion Social www.elcentropasadena.org

Ticket Prices: See below

An Intimate Evening with Culture Clash: Readings, Performance and Comedy

$125: Includes VIP seating and reception catered by El Portal Restaurant in exclusive Donor Lounge at 6:30p

$75: Section A Seating in Orchestra or Balcony

$50: Section B Seating in Orchestra or Balcony

Founded on May 5, 1984 (Cinco de Mayo) in San Francisco's Mission District, Culture Clash is Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza. They have become the most prominent Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the country with work ranging from sketch comedy to an adaptation of Aristophanes, the full-length play Chavez Ravine, to co-writing Frank Loesser's long lost musical Se??or Discretion Himself based on a story by the legendary Bud Schulberg.

El Centro de Accion Social is a well-known community based organization, founded in 1968, that helps the low income Latino community in Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area. El Centro de Accion Social offers youth education programs and services that help senior citizens.

The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents:


Thursdays/Fridays, 8p; Saturdays, 4p & 8p; Sundays, 3p

Teatro Carmen Zapata, 421 N Avenue 19, LA, CA
Thru May 20

323.225.4044 bfa99@earthlink.net www.bfatheatre.org

Tickets: $35 Opening Night: May 4 English; $35 Closing Night: 20 de Mayo Celebration; $28 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; $27 Thursdays; $20 Preview: May 3 English; Discounts for seniors, teachers, students and groups of 15 or more.

Join them for the hilarious Cuban comedy. The production is directed by BFA Artistic Director Margarita Galb?ín and the cast features Manolo Travieso, Ernesto Miyares, Marie Curie, Michelle Gil, Ray Michaels Quiroga, and Luisa Chavez, with Nancy Victoria, Manuel Ravadeneira, Yaquelin Di Crystal, Ra??l Avila, Froylan Cabuto, Ana Alfonso, Alejandro Jimenez, Nallely Cardona, Hecmar Lugo, Heliodoro V. Garc?¡a, Henry Madrid and Norma Soto.

The play is based on the film by Eliseo Alberto Diego and Tomas Gutierrez Alea, who said about their work: "The story is based on fact. We did not invent the absurd situations; they are part of our everyday reality."

Found: an art show of recycled objects

Artists' Reception: April 21, 7 - 10p

Cactus Gallery & Gifts, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA

Thru May 10

323.256.6117 cactusgallery@sbcglobal.net semastroianni70@yahoo.com www.eclecticcactus.com

Come see how these artists have transformed objects discarded as waste and saved them from becoming landfill. In keeping with many Earth Day celebrations around LA they invite you to see recycling in action. The found materials in the works on display include: wood, paper, cardboard, newspaper, plastic, glass, tile, bubble wrap, metal, aluminum, steel, concrete, wooden pallets, mattresses, plants, wire and more. The artwork exemplifies a state of mind -- a way of looking at an "obsolete" object from a new angle and recognizing that the reinterpreted form can transcend the no longer valid function. It is hammered, soldered, mounted, painted, molded, stitched, woven, carved, cut, torn, glued, pressed and banged-together. It is delightful and entertains us by its simplicity. The artists transmit their energy and enthusiasm and transform the ordinary into the beautiful. They deconstruct, reconstruct and rearrange parts into new units; they collect discarded resources - used, abandoned or recovered materials, and give them another chance. The exhibit includes the art of 50 artists.

Artist Kristen DeWitt will be demonstrating her unique style of action painting (doing the "disco") throughout the evening...witness the creativity! Bring coasters (old CDS) to paint on.

Artist Walt Hall will be raffling off one of his paintings to raise funds for little Ava Jaymes-a teeny girl with cancer. For more info: awishforava.com.

The Friends of Atwater Village present:

First Annual ARTwater Music and Art Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2 - 10p

562.980.2908 favboard@friendsofatwatervillage.org www.friendsofatwatervillage.org

Sponsors: Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and City Council District 13 in conjunction with the Atwater Village Neighborhood Watch and Importante Gifts.

This is a day of art, music, food and fun benefiting the kids of Atwater Village. Proceeds from the festival will go to "Inside Out" and "Sonic Muze" that help youth to learn more about the arts through participation. The theme for this year's festival is the LA River.

Live Music and Performances: jFERRARI Gallery resident band Chapa, 5p, courtyard. Bands performing in the Kaldi Coffe Shop bump-out (during the daytime) are: Lee Ferris - eclectic pop/rock; Fast Otto - rockabilly/blues/rock; Sean Wiggins - singer/songwriter; Telematique - ambient/classical/experimental; Triple Chicken Foot - traditional fiddle music; Karl Marsh - jazz saxophonist. The following bands will perform as the sun begins to set to kick of the evening activities: Joan Jones - singer/songwriter performing with full band; Brian Joseph - singer/songwriter performing solo; Circe Link - cowboy jazz; Omar Torrez - latin/funk/rock.

Street Painting Chalk Festival: Professional chalk artists will introduce the contemporary art form of chalk painting to Atwater Village by transforming the pavements along Glendale Blvd. into colorful murals depicting the LA River. In addition, Red Car Park will become a vibrant canvas where amateur artists, including teenagers and children, can create their own creamy pastel colored rivers flowing through their neighborhood street.

Art Gallery Crawl: The following art galleries will host receptions and display artwork from well-known and unknown artists:

jFERRARI Gallery (3015 Glendale Blvd) jFERRARI is holding a Retrospective Print and Paint Exhibit featuring 65 years of artwork by Bea Gold. The 80-year old artist and grandmother of four has painted and done woodcuts since she was a child. jFERRARI is the first gallery to display Gold's art all in one place.Refreshments will be served, part of the proceeds will go to the Inside Out Program. There will also be vendors selling art, crafts, jewelry and clothing in the courtyard.

Little Bird Gallery (3195 Glendale Blvd) Little Bird will exhibit "Night and Day" a series of paintings by Brooklyn artist Tracy Silva-Barbosa that address the asymmetrical balance that exists between the fabricated and natural, growth and decay both subjective and objective.. In addition, the gallery will host children's painting activities during the day and set up a lemonade stand outside where kids can sell refreshments and donate the proceeds to the Inside Out Program.

Black Maria Gallery (3137 Glendale Blvd) will exhibit Bound and Gagged, curator: Sam Saga, a display artwork done by people during incarceration. The painstakingly detailed works of art often made of "non-art" materials such as towels, paper, salt, chewing gum wrappers, billiards balls and bread. They are amazing to look at and contextualize. These works are made out of a need to be free, in any and every sense of the word. Featured artists are: Vah?® Berberian, Gin Stevens, Jason Houchen, Jack Howe, Chris Goodman, Eduardo Benedetto, James Brooks, Joe Girandola, Eliana Dominguez, Lorenzo Moran, Drew, Man One, Vyal, Werc.

Featuring paintings, drawings, graffiti, and various objects, some of which date back to the 1950s, this exhibit is an exploration of the artistic attempt to break out of the dark side. The Exhibition will comprise graffiti created especially for the exhibition by a number of LA artists, as well as ongoing screenings of a recent documentary on prison art. The graffiti component of the exhibition is being organized in collaboration with Gallery Crewest.

Pounder-Kone Art Space (3407 Glendale Blvd) will also be open for an exhibit featuring local mixed-media artist Glynn Kelly, photograher Robert Hale and painter Pamela Mower Connor, among others.

Brewery Artwalk
Saturday/Sunday, April 2/22, 11a - 6p
Brewery, 2100 N Main St, LA, CA
breweryartwalk@yahoo.com www.breweryartwalk.com

This is a self guided tour to the galleries and studios at The Brewery, which houses hundreds of artists working dozens of media - from painting, sculpture and photography to industrial design, architecture and experimental new media. The Artwalk offers fans of fine art the chance to walk door to door amidst the 21 concrete and steel buildings that house artists on the 20 acres of industrial Downtown LA. There is a restaurant and bar, commercial art galleries and over a hundred artist studios. Artists whose work is in the collections of local and national museums share the stage with new talents fresh out of art school and avant garde experimentalists pushing the boundaries of the very definition of art.

Venice Art Walk & Auctions
Saturday, April 21, 7 - 10:30p
Free Preview: 1 - 5p
Writers Boot Camp, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building I, Santa Monica, CA
310.392.9255 VFCinfo@mednet.ucla.edu www.veniceartwalk.info

Tickets: $100 each; $175 per pair (Tickets to the Venice Art Walk Studio Tours and Silent Art Auction sold separately)

To benefit: Venice Family Clinic providing free, quality health care to people in need.

Featuring Works by: Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Carlos Almaraz, Chuck Arnoldi, Bill Barminski, Larry Bell, Tony Berlant, Robbie Conal, Laddie John Dill, Kenny Harris, Kim McCarty, Andy Moses, John Okulick, Allen Ruppersberg, Astrid Preston, Frank Romero, Ed Ruscha, Sean So/Water Studio, Judy Stabile, Jon Swihart, David Trulli.

Join them for Contemporary Sounds by Cheyne Bush Quartet, Modern Bites by Off the Wall Catering, Impressive Spirits by Sauza Margaritas and more, Special Appearances by Camryn Manheim and Ricki Lake, Honorary Co-Chairs, Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

Auctioneer: Robert Berman, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica Auctions

Venice Art Walk Live Auction Sponsors: Gendler & Kelly; Morley Builders; Robert Berman, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica Auctions; Writers Boot Camp

Venice Art Walk & Auctions Sponsors: Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Blue Cross of California, Gelson's, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the David Bohnett Foundation, W.I. Simonson Mercedes-Benz, Lou Colen, Team One, Dwell Magazine, Venice Magazine, Maker's Mark, Sauza Tequila, Vox Vodka, Pom Tea, FIJI Water

Venice Art Walk Studio Tours and Silent Art Auction are on May 20.

2nd Annual Evening of World Dance
Saturday, April 21, 8p

Sunday, April 22, 4p
Arte Flamenco's Center of Worldance, 230 W Main St, Alhambra, CA

Tickets: $20, Children ages 6-12, $10

Come and celebrate the world of dance with: Arte Flamenco, Belly Dancer - Aubre, Brazilian Dance Company Diaspora, Folklorico Company Teocalt & much more

8th Annual Topanga Earth Day 2007

Saturday/Sunday, April 21/22,10a - Sunset
Topanga Community House, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA

This is going to be a great event with lots of earthly entertainment and many opportunities for you to appreciate and take care of this great earth that takes care of us.

* Arts * Music * Culture * Education * Environment * Healers * Organic Food * Crafts * Nutrition * Agriculture * Youth Programs * Human Rights * Community * Eco Development & Housing * Dancers & Performers * Visual Artists * Innovative & Primitive Survival Skills * Drumming * Workshops * Ceremony = Festival

Native American Cultural Resources Advisory Committee Malibu presents:

Chumash Days PowWow and Intertribal Gathering

Saturday/Sunday, April 21/22,10a - 6p

Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 PCH @ Malibu Canyon Rd just below Pepperdine, Malibu

310.456.2489 x358 818.917.8967 francinemalibur@netscape.net www.ci.malibu.ca.us

Head Staff:
MC - Michael Reifel
Head Man - Pete Zavala
Head Woman - Donna Talamants
Head Young Man - Gregory Whitehorse
Head Young Woman - Lizet Whitehorse
Head Gourd - Saginaw Grant
Arena Director - Vic Chavez
Whip Man - Randy Folkes
Firekeeper - John Soto

Performances by Elkwhistle, Carlos Reynosa and Aztec Dancers. Catering by Monrose. Childrens Arena and storytelling by Alan Salaza


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

Arana Music Lessons

Tuesdays, 6 - 8p

IMIX Bookstore, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA

323.257.2512 imixbooks@sbcglobal.net www.imixbooks.com

For beginners to experts music lessons focusing on the arana and Son Jarocho, presented by C?®sar Castro - El Jarochelo.

Son Jarocho Classes
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30p
East Side Caf?®, 5469 Huntington Dr N, LA, CA
323.583.5113 222.6830 jarochelo@yahoo.com.mx

Beginners Son Jarocho class with Cesar Castro from VeraCruz. Learn to: Play Jarana: String Instrument from Veracruz; Dance Zapateado; Sing & compose Sones-songs; & Gain Knowledge of Son Jarocho music, Children, teens & Adults

A Mic & Dim Lights

Thursdays, 9p

Cal Poly Downtown Center, 300 2nd St, Pomona (Arts Colony)

Door: 300 pennies



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.

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