Where Are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 4.27.07

They're dancing in the streets

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: April 28, 2007

Where Are the Chicana/o Artists This Weekend/Next Week? 4.27.07

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

This Chicana artist is still celebrating her 60th birthday this time, this week by dancing in the streets... Shalom, RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina

Where will you be???


Valarie De La Garza & Raquel Dominguez host:
Self Help Graphics & Art Print Sale Fundraiser
Sunday, April 29, 3 - 7p
Self Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar E Chavez Blvd, LA, CA
info@selfhelpgraphics.com www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Appetizers & cocktails to be served

Over the last two years the Staff, Board and dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to keep SHG open, continuing to provide free events to the general public, as well as youth educational programs and printing opportunities for artists. For the past year they have operated almost completely on donations, either for prints, or simply cash and in-kind gifts. They have generated more income from these sources than they ever have in the past. They cannot express to you how extremely grateful they are to those of you who have kept the faith with the organization and have continued to provide support in these difficult times.

During this short time frame they've made many strides to stabilize the organization. Today, however, the organization is experiencing an incredibly strained cash flow. Your attendance will demonstrate support for one of our community's most revered treasures. Please bring a friend. We have very affordable artwork with many pieces from some of the biggest names in Chicano art that Self Help has nurtured including Frank Romero, Wayne Healy, Vincent Valdez and Yolanda Gonzales. If you cannot attend, we would be so grateful for a donation.


Dance Downtown
Friday, April 27, 6:30 - 10p
Beginner Lesson: 6:30p
Music Center Plaza, 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA
213.972.3660 ActiveArts@musiccenter.org www.musiccenter.org

This week it's Cumbia/Merengue featuring live music by the celebrated La Internacional Sonora Show. Dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend. The evening features live music or
DJ and complimentary beginners' dance lessons. Dance Floor Provided. Food and beverages available for purchase. No food or drinks on the dance floor. Come back two weeks later for a night of Swing (May 11)

Support: James Irvine Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Annenberg Foundation & James A. Doolittle Foundation. Corporate Sponsor: U.S. Bank.
Presenting Sponsor: Dancing Bull Wines.

Susie Hansen Latin Band
Friday, April 27, 10p - 1a
Granada, 17 S First St, Alhambra. CA
626.227.2572 email@susiehansen.com www.SusieHansen.com

This is a beautiful dance club, with Southern California's most spectacular dance floor.

San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce and the City of San Gabriel present:
2007 Street Festival, City Birthday Celebration & Carnival
Friday, April 27, 3 - 11p
Saturday, April 28, 12noon - 11p
Sunday, April 29, 12noon - 10p
Susie Hansen Latin Band: Saturday, April 28, 7 - 8:30p
San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, 320 Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA
626.576.2525 626.308.2865 www.sangabrielchamber.com email@susiehansen.com www.SusieHansen.com

Rides, entertainment, game and food booths.

Meet Gilbert Magu Lujan and Jose Lozano
Three Chicanarte Greats: Carlos Almar?íz, Gilbert "Mag??" Luj?ín & Jose Lozano
Saturday, April 28, 1 - 6p
Carlotta's Passion Fine Art, 2012 Colorado Blvd, LA, CA
Thru May 20
323.259.1563 rs@carlottaspassion.com www.carlottaspassion.com

This is an informal event, during which Gilbert "Magu: Lujan, of the famed Los Four, and Jose Lozano work on a collaborative piece. You are invited to interact with the artists and learn more about them, including their intentions, philosophies, and influences. The artists plan to stop to answer questions and show examples in their works in the current exhibit.

Carlos Almar?íz (1949 - 89), a member of Los Four, the internationally famous Chicano art collective, created brilliant moody works which blend his personal and cultural sensibilities, European symbolist and impressionist influences, and the Fauve's color palette. Almaraz's works in this exhibit also reflect the rich legacy of his complex, emotional odyssey.

Gilbert "Mag??" Luj?ín, the founder of Los Four, is an ever popular sculptor, muralist and painter. The design principal for the Hollywood & Vine station on the Red Line, Magu uses his Mesoamerican heritage, as well as current popular art and cultural folk sources for his Chicanarte.

Jose Lozano presents stylized works depicting scenes of the day and night lives of la gente. His works are influenced by his childhood memories of Juarez, including Mexican comic book character stylization, and his academic training. He neither idolizes nor condemns his subjects, all of whom are, after all, subject to the human condition.

Works by Frank Romero, another beloved Los Four collective member, will also be available at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art during this exhibit.

The Hip Hop Project
Advanced Screening: Saturday, April 28, 7p
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore, 10258 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA
818.896.1479 info@tiachucha.com www.tiachucha.com

Join them for a special advanced screening of this film. From Executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifa, it is the compelling story of Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager who inspires a group of New York City teens to transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. In constrast to all the negative attention focused on hip-hop, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams. In Theatres Nationwide on May 15.

Copland's Appalachian Spring & Ch?ívez's Suite for Double Quartet
Saturday, April 28, 8p
Pre-concert Talk: 7p
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
Monday, April 30, 8p
Pre-concert Talk: 7:30p
Colburn School of Performing Arts, 200 S Grand Ave, L.A, CA
800.726.7147 mail@swmusic.org www.swmusic.org
Tickets: $38 General, $28 Senior, $10 Student w/ID

Southwest Chamber Music will perform Suite for Double Quartet from La H?¡ja de C??lquide by Carlos Ch?ívez and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. These two masterpieces, both commissioned by Martha Graham, are finally joined together. Carlos Ch?ívez and Aaron Copland's works were supposed to have been premiered on the same program in 1944. Southwest Chamber Music is proud to reinstate a pairing that both composers long dreamt of becoming a reality. Program features music commissioned by Martha Graham Dance Company
Performers include Lorenz Gamma, Shalini Vijayan, Lisa Dondlinger, Julian Hallmark, Jan Karlin, Karen Elaine, Peter Jacobson, Simone Uranovsky, Tom Peters, Larry Kaplan, Helen Goode, Paul Sherman, Allen Savedoff, Ming Tsu and Jeff von der Schmidt.

Acoustic Music San Diego presents:
Moj?ícar Flamenco
Saturday, April 28, 7:30p
Normal Heights Methodist Church, 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego, CA
619.303.8176 AcousticMusicSanDiego.com 626.403-7489 www.mojacarflamenco.com
Tickets: $15 -$20

This is an evening of fierce rhythms and passionate music and dance. The LA based ensemble blends traditional flamenco music and dance with contemporary Latin Jazz. They'll be joined for this concert by multi-instrumental percussionist "Conguero Extraordinario" Pablo Alemann.

Artisan CaracoL Marketplace
Last Sundays
Sunday, April 29, 10a - 3p
Proyecto Jardin Community Garden, 1718 Bridge St, Boyle Heights, CA
323.881.8834 caracolmarketplace@yahoo.com www.proyectojardin.org

"from the community for the community" Building a GrassRooTs Economy. Healthy, yummy, home-made food; music, children's activities, mellow vibes. Books, jewelry, hand-crafted art, clothes, photography, Kombucha, natural body care products, herbal remedies/natural health care, candles & more including IMIX Bookstore goodies.

LA River Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 29, 12:30p
Atwater Village Yoga Park, LA River, Dover and Glen Feliz (MTA 180/181 stop Glen Feliz), LA, CA
larklo@pacbell.net www.brickbatrevue.com/ www.myspace.com/brickbatrevue groups.yahoo.com/group/thelodown/

This event is organic and free flowing like the river. They have no rules, except they prefer you read one poem per round, if you decide you want to read. There are no limits on time, if your one poem is twenty minutes, you go for it. You can show up late. You can show up early. You can walk around. You can read and then leave or you can stay all day. No judgments. They bring food, you can have some food if you like, do they require you to bring food in order to get food, nope. If you want to bring some food you can, if you don't, that's ok. If you want to come to the reading and read nothing and eat and then leave ten minutes later, cool. You can sit and listen to people read or you can get up and look at the river if you don't feel like listening.

The poetry is secondary the environment is first and we mean not just the ecology environment, but the social and cultural environment. We want you to know that you can just hang out on the river. You don't have to be doing anything. You don't need a structured activity to do things on the LA River as you don't need a building to do art. The LA poetry reading is just us showing you how to enjoy yourself in nature and art.

If you want to read poetry you can read your poetry or you can read someone else's poetry.

Every reading she picks a local poet's poetry to read. She simply just closes her eyes and goes into her library of local poets. Nothing is contrived. If she has your chapbook, book, anthology you may be an unwitting "feature" at my reading. That's the only kind of human features there are at the LA River reading.

The real feature is the LA River and the community. Also if you want to stay, we usually talk about a social issue. Public transportation, the one campaign, art and the schools or even movies with socially relevant issues, like Inconvenient Truth. This month they're going to be discussing Low Impact Living.

What is that? Email her or come down to the reading to find out. The April reading is going to be a little special. The BrickBat Revue will be debuting its print project Le Galet. If you want one that day, it will cost you. They're going to need proof that you either took public transportation, rode your bike or walked to get to the reading. That's the cost.

either to young or too obtuse
Artists' reception: Thursday, May 3, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA
April 26 - July 7, 2007
951.684.7111 SThomas@riversideartmuseum.org www.riversideartmuseum.org
Admission: $5; Members, students, children 12 & under Free

They are pleased to present artwork from seven artists of the Art Department at College of Humanity, Art and Social Sciences, UC Riverside. The title is a reflection of their diverse perspectives. It is an exhibit that is providing new and acute points of view and showcases UCR's progressive arts program.

Artwork by 1st and 2nd year UC Riverside graduate students: Nicole Belle, Mauricio Espinoza, Christine Frerichs, Greg Kozaki, Kate McPeak, Lee Thompson, Alison Walker

Continuing the Latino Traditions
Artists' Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5 - 8p
Channing Peake Gallery, 105 E Anapamu St 1st Flr, County Admin Bldg, Santa Barbara, CA
May 3 - July 20
www.jewishsantabarabara.org vallejo@earthlink.net www.lindavallejo.com
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara in partnership with the County Arts Commission

This exhibition, curated by Ditte Wolff, captures the vitality and energy of 20 Latino artists working and living in California today. The Latino community, like the Jewish people, has the shared experience of immigrating to the United States, and having to build bridges across all American society.

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."


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.


Call for Photographers: From 6/9 to 7/1, Carlotta's Passion Fine Art will offer an exhibit entitled "Years of Struggle and Liberation: Photos of Seminal Events and Icons of the 1960s and Early 1970s" As you know, in the 1960s and early 1970s, a complex set of inter-related cultural and political events occurred in the United States. During this period, great strides were made in numerous liberation and social justice movements. Important conflicts and riots occurred, which resulted in some positive changes to American society. As the socio- political pendulum swings in our current time away from the direction of ultra-conservatism, we invite you to celebrate and embrace images from the last period of the 20th Century, which served as key catalyst for social justice struggles that continue to this day.

They are seeking professional photographers who captured these times: photos of uprisings, moratoria, negotiations, leaders, rebels, marches, walkout/blowouts - you get the idea. This is a call for photographers for these themes only. If you qualify or know of a professional photographer who does, please email them at rs@carlottaspassion.com

Call for Artists: Theme: Unification. Please send your jpeg attachments of your art and a bio, add a discription or comment about your particular piece. Due now for publicity purposes f or a beautiful brochure of artist work. All art is due to The National Hispanic University before Thursday, May 24. 5p. Art Show opens Saturday, May 26, artist reception 3 - 5p. National Hispanic University, attn: curator Ruth Olivar Millan, 11050 Enchanto Vista, San Jose, CA 95127, 408.272.8790; Or email entry form and artwork images as an attachment rutholivarmillan@sbcglobal.net Deliver or ship original art work to: The National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Rd, San Jose, CA.95127, att: Ruth Olivar Millan, curator

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