November 2003

Rhythm Nation by Edra Soto

October 31 through November 29, 2003
Opening: October 31. 6 to 10pm

A multimedia experience created by Chicago-based artist Edra Soto examines the dubious presentation of current events by the media that manipulate the priorities of our times.

Conflict, inconformity, and disorientation comprise the visual disjunction of these pieces. Folkloric, traditional, and conceptual languages, along with precarious and invented technologies, are the predominant aesthetic influences of this installation.

Using the Halloween vernacular as an anchor for the development of this composition, a series of analogies occur: Witches are surgical knife addicts, the war doesn't account in Iraq, and fictional characters play real people and vice versa.

On opening night October 31 from 6 to 10pm, a live performance act will occur. This will consist of three parts: a rock drummer, a chain smoker, and a stationary bike exerciser. Their actions will become an integral part of the installation, creating an environment of perpetual movement. This performance is reflective of the non-progressive aspects of our culture.

Polvo Art Studio
1458 W 18th St 2F
Chicago, IL 60608

Juan Farias

November 1, 2003 - January 1, 2004

Casa Salazar Gallery
217 Houston St.
San Antonio Texas.


In Celebration of Dia de los Muertos

Opening Reception:  November 1, 2003, 7 to 10 p.m.

Works by: Frank Romero, Judith Duran, Margaret Garcia, Alfredo de Batuc, Raoul de la Sota, Sharon Dabney, David Flury, Leo Limon, Kathy Gallegos, and altar by Students of Central High/Elysian Valley.

L.A. River Li'l Frogtown Gallery
1625 Blake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Desert Botannical Gardens

Altar Exhibitions & Art Sale: November 1st to November 2nd, 2003 
Time: 10am to 4pm

Celebrate Mexican culture including entertainment and fun activities to the whole family. Local merchants and Valley restaurants.

Address: 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3490
Open daily from 8am to 8pm

More information: (480) 941-1225

Durango Unido 7th Anniversary

Lecture and Presentation
Durango en la Revolución y el México Moderno
By Professor Christopher Boyer, University of Illinois in Chicago

Thursday, November 6th
6:30 - 8:30pm
University Hall, 601 S. Morgan,
19th Floor, Room 950
Free admission

Noche Bohemia

Featuring El Nacimiento de la Unidad, a play written, performed, and
produced by community leaders as well as Music and Poetry

Sunday, November 9th
5:00 -10:00pm
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
1852 West 19th St.

Free admission -appetizers and drinks at your own expense

Dinner and Dance
Presentation of Scholarships and "Centauro del Norte" Award

Saturday, November 8th
7 pm-12:30am
Pierre's Banquet Hall
3237 Harlem Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Cost  $65.00

For more information please contact Sandra Soto Garcia (773) 418-7914
Or Jesus Ocon (708) 863-0945

Dia de los Muertos Celebration for the Living and the Memory of Loved Ones

Altar Exhibitions: October 27st to November 14th, 2003 
Reception: November 7th, 7-10pm

Address: 1221 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

Open Mon-Thur 10am-9pm, Fri& Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm
More information: (602) 262-6372


Exhibition runs until December 14th.

The installation is in memory of the people that were killed in an abandoned trailer near Victoria, Texas on May 15, 2003.  This incident was widely reported across the country because of the high number of victims but their names were never mentioned.  Like many that enter the country undocumented these unfortunate people were in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families.  They were willing to undertake a journey rife with danger. This perilous crossing is taken many times as immigrants are pulled between family in Mexico and jobs in the United States. A short film shot in Victoria, Texas runs about 2 mins. and is projected over the image of La Virgin.  The film is looped on a DVD and runs continuously. The names of the 18 are cut out of mylar and float on the water.

Names of the dead:
Mateo Salgado Perez 45, buried in Houston
Hector Ramirez, Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato, Mexico
Catarino Gonzalez Merino, 22
Roberto Rivera Gamez, 24, Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato state, Mexico
Serafin Rivera Gamez, 34, Juventino Rosas, Guanajuato state, Mexico
Felicito Figueroa, Colon Department, Honduras
Elisendo Cabanas Gonzalez, 27, Tulcingo del Valle, Puebla state, Mexico
Marco Antonio Villasenor Acuna, 5, Mexico City
Jose Antonio Villasenor Acuna, 31, Mexico City
Edgar Gabriel Hernandez Zuniga, 17 Cardenas, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
Juan Carlos Castillo Loredo, 20, Cardenas, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
Ricardo Gonzalez Mata, 24, Plan de Iguala, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
Oscar Gonzalez Guerrero, 18, Plan de Iguala, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
Jose Luis Ramirez Bravo, 21, Ajuchitlan del Progreso, Guerrero, Mexico
Juan Jose Morales, 24 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico
Augusto Stanley Vargas, 31, Dominican Republic
Jose Felicito Gutierrez, nationality unknown
Jorge Torres, 15, El Salvador

Juried Exhibition Opening

Brady Roberts - Phoenix Art Museum
Glen Lineberry - Director, Bentley Gallery
Annie Lopez-Artist

Dates: November 7 to November 22, 2003
Opening Reception, Friday, November 7, 7-10PM
Artists and Sponsors Reception, Friday, November 14, 5-9PM
Exhibition Hours: Fridays, 5-9PM, Saturdays, 1-5PM and by appointment

Sixth Street Studios
918 North Sixth Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 614-8727

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space Website Launch

November 8, 2003, 5-7pm

Come join us for Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space  website launching reception, see the Dia de los Muertos Altares for the first or second time, also on display photos from last week's opening, Diane Gamboa's Puppets and  footage from the Calavera Fashion Show.

Artist and Web designer Abel Alejandre will  be available to answer questions about the website.Ofrendas 2003 - DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR INSTALLATIONS exhibition continues with altars created by Roberto L. Delgado, Alma Lopez, Daniel P. Márquez, Oscar Sanabria and Linda Vallejo.

Coming Soon!  Christmas Art Sale November 28,29 & 30...

Featuring original artwork by Yreina Cervantez, Hugo Crosthwaite, Eloy Torrez, Diane Gamboa, Reyes Rodriguez, Omar Nava, Talacha Ediciones,  Cici Gonzalez, Arturo Romo, Linda Arreola , Ixrael, Abel Alejandre, Daniel Marquez and others...

1665 BEVERLY BLVD. (between Union and Belmont Ave.)
GALLERY HOURS   Fri- Sa  1-6pm;  Sun 1-5pm or by appointment

Calaveriando: La Muerte en Nuestras Vidas

La Muerte en Nuestras Vidas is a collection of comical calacas depicted by artist Xavier Garza.
Three Four feet tall and 22 feet long black and white story panels tell morbid, bizarre and at time humorous tales of the Day of the Dead. Part story book and part comic strip, "La Muerte en Nuestras Vidas," looks at the various ways that we can perceive death in our lives.

Artists Reception on November 09, 2003.
Exhibition dates are November 01, 2003 to November 30, 2003.

One9Zero6 Gallery
1906 South Flores St.
San Antonio TX-78204
Gallery Info: 210-227-5718
Artist Info: 210-260-8035

Daniel Martin Diaz @ Etherton Gallery

Nov. 11th thru Jan. 3, 2004
Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 6pm - 10pm

for more info:

The Etherton Gallery
135 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701 USA
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm

La Mano Press 1st Anniversary

A sensational exhibition of selected prints by L.A. based artists.

Opening Reception: Friday November 14, 6-10 PM

Avenue 50 Studio Gallery
131 N. Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Spanish Market Art Sale

Art Sale form local artists like Marco Albarran, Zarco Guerrero, and Tlisza Jaurique, Martin Moreno, Kathy and Patrick Murillo and many others.

Art Exhibition & Sale: November 15th to November 16th, 2003
FREE Admission

The Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
Open from 9:30am to 5pm
More information: (602) 252-8840


TEATRO BRAVO continues its season with the unprecedented search for the two famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet, to be presented fully in Spanish in the Pablo Neruda translation in its April slot John Paul Theater/Phoenix College.

TEATRO BRAVO continua su temporada teatral con la busqueda de los famosos amantes shakespereanos, Romeo y Julieta.  La obra teatral sera presentada completamente en espanol con la traduccion de Pablo Neruda en abril en el Teatro John Paul de Phoenix College.


WHEN/CUANDO:    Sunday, November 16, 2003, 12-6pm./Domingo, 16 de noviembre 2003, 12-6pm.

WHERE/DONDE:   John Paul Theatre/Teatro John Paul, Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, (corner of 12th Avenue/Thomas/esquina de Avenida 12/Thomas)

HOW/COMO:  Actors are asked to read from the text which will be provided at auditions.  Actors must call for an appointment at:/Los actores leeran del texto que estara disponible durante las audiciones.  Para hacer una cita, por favor llame al :

Contact:  602-258-1800 or

Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour

November 21-23 and 28-30.

32 Studios and 100 artists will be showing new works.
Free full-color artists Directories will be at each studio.

A Tour Map and exhibit details and contacts can be printed from our website:

It also lists tourist and lodging information and links to thousands of other arts sites.

Come and enjoy our beautiful Sonoran Desert Foothills, art and restaurants.

Holiday Art Sale

Works by Cici Gonzalez, Yreina Cervantes, Hugo Crosthwaite, Linda Arreola,  Diane Gamboa, Reyes Rodriguez,  Eloy Torres, Poli Marichal, Abel Alejandre, Gary Salazar, Oscar Sanabria, Daniel Marquez, Miguel Angel Murillo, Arturo Romo, Andres Montoya, Omar Nava and Talacha Ediciones will be available for purchase.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday  -  Nov 28, 29 & 30, 2003  from 12-6pm.
Most artists will be present, the atmosphere will be joyous and festive.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space
1665 Beverly Blvd. (between Belmont Ave. and Union Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA  90026