February 2004


Jack Alvarez and Menlo Macfarlane

January 30 2004 - March 13 2004

Julie Baker Fine Art
120 N. Auburn St. Suite 100
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-273-0910
Email: julie@juliebakerfineart.com
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm and by appointment


Whittier Art Gallery
8035 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA

Opening Reception: February 07 2004 at 1:00 PM
Exhibition runs from February 04 2004 to February 29 2004

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday Noon-5:00pm

Art by ARMANDO BAEZA, OSCAR CASTILLO, ART LEON, RAMON RAMIREZ. The number 1.618 refers to the Divine Proportion which is a fundamental building block found in nature. The ratio 1.618:1 was used by ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Egyptians to bring order to their art and architecture.

This exhibition brings together 4 artists from the same geographical location (two reside in the city of Whittier and two in Montebello) with diverse aesthetics and means of artistic production. A sculptor, two photographers and a painter display their work in one gallery; not to reject the divine proportion', but to further examine and understand the relationships, both artistic and cultural, that exist between them and their work.

Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival 2004


OPENING RECEPTION: Fri. Feb. 6 (6-10pm)
Festival Hours: Sat. Feb 7 (12noon - 8pm)
Sun. Feb 8 (12noon - 8pm)

Arte y Papel studio and gallery is open on Sat. & Sun. 12noon - 5pm and all other times by appointment.

Arte y Papel
Art Studio 210 Flat Iron Arts Building
Chicago, IL 60622


Xavier Garza, Larry Portillo, Luis Guerrero, and Luis Valderas come together to offer renditions of the heart and all its working and machinations.

Opening Reception: February 07 2004 at 06:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: February 07 2004 to February 28 2004

El Sol Studios
903. S. Alamo St.
San Antonio TX 78205
10 - 6 pm

Remebering Our Stories by Mauricio Toussaint

Exhibition runs from February 7, 2004 to March 30, 2004.

Artist Statement:

To document through painting, my vision of the reality of the world is my motivation. As a painter I have found that the experimentation and expansion of my work was limited during my life in Mexico, the stigma, self-censorship and a society made it difficult for me to evolve.

Immigrating to the United States helped me to open new avenues of communication with myself, with my work and the viewer. I use symbols: such as printed text, images, writing, language, human figure to create a story that exist out of any boundaries. Layers of information are contained in my pieces that make no pretense of addressing specific religious or cultural beliefs. My art represents a multicultural, global vision of the world. A documentary of a particular moment in history: The New Millennium.

41 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson AZ 85701
11 to 6 pm

February & March Art Workshops 2004

4-week workshops/1-day a week for 3 hours.
Mixed Media Technique on Paper $145
Cochineal Natural Pigment Technique on paper $155

Workshops begin February 10

Registration is required. Maximum 5 students per class.
Classes are offered Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat.
Bring a friend and receive 10% off workshop fee.
Hours during the week 6 - 9pm/ Saturdays 11am -2p.m. and 3:30pm - 6:30pm

For more information on class description and materials list please email diana Solis at diana210@hotmail.com or stop by Arte y papel at the Flat Iron Building suite 210 from 3pm - 8pm and pick up information in person.

Deadline Registration for workshops is February 3.

Arte y Papel
Art Studio 210 Flat Iron Arts Building
Chicago, IL 60622

Only Human

Featuring the works of Richard Butler, Alessandra Exposito, Michael Ferris Jr., McDermott & McGough, Ruth Marten, Max-Carlos Martinez, Manuel Pardo, Segundo Planes, and Billy Sullivan.

Opening Reception will be on February 12, 2004 at 6 PM. The exhibit will run until March 13, 2004.

Van Brunt Gallery
819 Washington Street
New York NY 10014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6


Game Over

Daniel Ruanova, a self-taught artist, is in the forefront of the new generation of young Tijuana artists who are impacting the arts in Mexico.

"Conversation with the artist" - February 13 at 8pm.
Exhibit runs from January 24 - February 22, 2004.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery - Art Space
1665 Beverly Blvd. (between Belmont and Union)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213.481.8112    nopalarte@earthlink.net

Gallery Hours  
Fri  & Sat 1-6pm; Sun 1-5pm or by appointment


An exhibition of artworks by artists from Spain, Canada, United States, Mexico and Nicaragua.

February 16 - March 13, 2004
Triton College - Fine Arts Gallery
2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL
(1/2 block north of North Avenue)

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 28, 3-5 P.M.

Latin American Music by
Gonzalo Cordova, Raul Fernandez & Renato Ceron Tamales from La Guadalupana

Local participating artists will be present:
Arceo, Rene Hugo
Carmona, Javier
Castillo, Mario E.
Ernst, Mark
Gama, Esperanza
Mercado, Dolores
Nelson, Mark
Pulido, Eufemio

For more information, call: 708/456-0300, Ext. 3431

Novella Noir by Jeff Abbey Maldonado

Presents the relationship between figure and environment.

When: Opening reception Friday, February 20, 2004
          8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
          No Cover
          Exhibit will run through the end of March.
Where: Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery
           1733 South Halsted St.
           Chicago Illinois 60608
           Phone: 312-829-4150
           Email: kristofferscafe@kristofferscafe.com

Novella Noir Maldonado

Opening Reception Friday February 20, 2004 8:30 PM

Kristoffer's Cafe & Bakery
18th & Halsted
Chicago IL

Free Parking at Chicago Community Bank

Puerto Rican Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Focus on Arnaldo Roche-Rabell

Complementing his exhibition in Los Angeles this month, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, one of Puerto Rico's leading artists, will participate in a color slide lecture given by Dr. Shifra M. Goldman, Art Historian, Latin American Center, UCLA.

Where: Self-Help Graphics and Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063, (323) 881-6444

When: Friday, February 20, 2004 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsors and special thanks to:
Mr. William Sheey, Latin American Masters Gallery of Beverly Hills
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
Self-Help Graphics and Art
Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park

Refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public.

Rubén Rodríguez
Artist Reception:  Saturday, February 21, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Avenue 50 Studio will host an art exhibit of serigraphs, lithographs and paintings by Havana artist Rubén Rodríguez Martínez.  Rodríguez's powerful sense of line translates into dynamically fluid figures floating in space – body parts in the midst of lovemaking.  These deceptively simple but energetic images create a balance between the physical and the intellectual as we struggle to comprehend the relationship of disjointed parts.  Mr. Rodríguez is dealing with the physical moment.
Born in Cardenas, Matanzas Province, Cuba in 1959, Rodríguez graduated in 1975 from the Provincial School of Plastic Arts of Las Villas.  He carried out studies in the National School of Plastic Arts of Havana graduating with a specialty in drawing, printmaking and painting.  Many of his works are in private museums, galleries and collections in Brazil, Teheran, Venezuela, Kuwait, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay, Germany, Panama, and Cuba.  At the present time, Rodríguez is a professor of engraving at the Superior Institute of Art of Havana.  He is a member of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).
Special thanks to:  Adolfo V. Nodal, author: "Memoria Cuban Art of the 20th Century; Adventure Tours & Travel; and Carlos M. Aguilar, > Producer
"Rubén Rodríguez-Erotic Art from Cuba/Arte Erótica de Cuba" runs from February 21 through March 28, 2004 and is free to the public.  Studio hours:  Tuesday through Thursday 10-12 noon; Saturday and Sunday 10-4 p.m.

The Avenue 50 Studio
131 No. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042

1st Annual Carnaval de Tempe

Tempe (AZ) Beach Park
Sunday, February 22, 2004
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Free Admission

Carnaval de Tempe is a multi-ethnic festival celebrated on the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean come alive with delicious food, rhythmic music, and vibrant dance!

You along with your family and friends are cordially invited to participate in this inaugural event. You will experience the color and culture from many countries from Colombia to Puerto Rico, and El Salvador.

If you are a musician passionate about your music, we would like for you to join the afternoon-long jam sessions.

If you are passionate about your cooking, we would like for you to join our food court area.

If you are passionate about your dancing, we would like for you to join our roaming dance team.

If you are passionate about your multiple talents, we would like for you to be one of our shining stars on beach.

If you answered yes to at least one of the questions above and would like to participate as a performer or vendor, please contact Norma Armenta at (480) 390-2969 or at nla19@juno.com.  Everyone else, I will see you on the 22nd!

Frank Ybarra & David Manje

Thursday, February 26, 2004  7-9pm 
(During Scottsdale's "Art Walk")

Joan Cawley Gallery
7135 East Main Street, Scottsdale

University Art Gallery - 25th Anniversary Exhibition
February 26 - March 21, 2004

Opening Reception: Thursday February 26, 4-6 PM

Terry Allen, Rebeca Bollinger, Lowell Darling, Stephen De Staebler, Ricahrd Diebenkorn, Crhris Finley, Lorraine Garcia-Nakara, Wally Hedrick, David Hockney, Robert Hudson, Dennis Leon, Elizabeth McKinne, Richard Misrach, Ron Nagle, Nathan Oliveira, Peter Shelton, M. Louise Stanley, Inez Storer, William T. Wiley, Tom Wudl.

Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Landscapes of Memory

Thursday, February 26 2004, 7:00 pm

free admission

Mabel O. Wilson presents a talk that considers how memory guides us through spaces of our daily activites and rituals.

This program is in conjunction with "Occupied Space: The Sculpture Show"
Mabel O. Wilson is an associate professor of architecture and visual studies at CCA (California College of the Arts) in San Francisco .  She is also a partner in KW:a an architectural design collaborative that engages in both speculative and built work.  Her architectural designs have been shown at a number of international and national venues including the House Rules exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's Triennial in 2003.  She has had solo shows at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, 3A Garage, and Form Zero Gallery.  KW:a was the recipient of a design distinction award from ID Magazine in 2002.  Assemblage, Any Magazine, and Harvard Design Magazine have featured her articles and design projects.  And her scholarly essays have appeared in books on critical geography and architecture.  In 2002 she was the recipient of a Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

510 S. First Street
San Jos?, CA 95113
408 998 ARTE

Contemporary Art of Cuba - Panel Discussion 

When: Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Avenue 50 Studio, 131 No. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042 (323) 258-1435

In support of the exhibit, "Ruben Rodriguez: Erotic Art From Cuba", the Avenue 50 Studio will host a panel discussion with art historian Shifra M. Goldman, PhD, and Adolfo V. Nodal, author of "Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century". Mr. Nodal will have books available for sale.

Although Cuba is a small island nation, it has a cultural breadth of character immense for its size. Our panel discussion, "Contemporary Art of Cuba" will touch on how and why contemporary Cuban art achieved international status, and who are some of the rising art stars.

Shifra M. Goldman has a PhD in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a specialization in modern Latin America. She is a Research Associate with the Latin American Center, UCLA; has taught art history at California State University, Los Angeles; and has taught modern Latin American art at UCLA since 1994. Dr. Goldman is currently working on her fourth book about modern Latin American art.

Adolph V. Nodal emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in 1957. He held the position of General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department from 1988-2001. Over the last 15 years, he has presented to Los Angeles, artists of Cuban descent. Mr. Nodal is a founding member and producer of Proyecto Memoria Memoria. Archivo de Artes Visuales Cubanas. He is one of the authors of "Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century". Mr. Nodal lives and works in Los Angeles.

Special thanks to: Eddy Bello-Sandoval, artist; Adventure Tours & Travel; and Carlos M. Aguilar, Producer"Rubén Rodríguez-Erotic Art from Cuba/Arte Erótica de Cuba" runs from February 21 through March 14, 2004 and is free to the public. Studio hours: Tuesday through Thursday 10-12 noon; Saturday and Sunday 10-4 p.m.

Talk and show at SAMA

Rolando Briseno will be giving a talk at San Antonio Museum of Art with Dr. Gary Keller of Arizona State University entitled Food in the Oeuvre of Rolando Briseno: A personal Conversation  at 4pm, Fri. Feb. 27.  There is a reception for a new show from the permanent collection entitled Food For Thought where I will also be participating at 6pm. Food by Bistro Vatel, the same Vatel family from  17c France that orchestrated dinner parties for Louis XVI. The movie Vatel  will be shown at 7pm. All for $10.

Contemporary Velvet Painting
Daniel Ponce Marquez

February 28 2004 to March 27 2004

Reception: Saturday, February 28, 5 to 8 PM

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica


Saturday - February 28, 2004    8 pm

Willie Perdomo is the author of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime, Smoking Lovely and a bilingual collection entitled Postcards of El Barrio. His work has been included in several anthologies including Metropolis Found, The Harlem Reader, Poems of New York and Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam.  His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, Russell Simmons ONE WORLD MAGAZINE and PEN AMERICA: A Journal for Writers and Readers.  He is the author of a VISITING LANGSTON, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Children, illustrated by Bryan Collier, and has been featured on several PBS documentaries including WORDS IN YOUR FACE and THE UNITED STATES OF POETRY as well as HBO's Def Poetry Jam and BET's HUGHES DREAM HARLEM.

Art exhibition "GAME OVER" by Daniel Ruanova continues through March 14, 2004.

(Regular Gallery Hours: Fri & Sa  1-6 pm;  Su  1-5 pm or by appointment)
Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space is a venue dedicated to exhibiting and promoting contemporary emerging and mid-career artists through cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary art forms.

Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space
1665 Beverly Blvd. (between Belmont and Union)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213.481.8112    nopalarte@earthlink.net tropicodenopal.com
$7 donation at the door
Sitting is limited, door opens at 7:30 pm

Light, Color, and Passion

Opening Reception is at February 28 2004 at 7 PM and the exhibit runs until April 24, 2004.

Participating Artists: Jorge Gurmandi, Reinaldo Vargas, Norma Michel, Ivan DiNatale, Victor Lorena, Maria Mandun, Lenin Medina, Gabriel Mendivil, Alfredo Ruiz, Ines Villanueva, Mauro Yrigoyen, Moises Hergueta, M. Clara Rossi, Manolo Roldan

Icaro Gallery is proud to announce their third annual group show of Latin American painters entitled Light, Color and Passion. The opening reception is Saturday February 28, 2004 from 6-10 PM. The exhibition runs from February 28 through April 24, 2004.

This popular and acclaimed exhibition showcases fourteen painters from seven
countries. The artists represent the vast territories of South America including the oil rich north, the white snow capped Andes, the green carpeted rain forest, the myriad colors of the cities, and the vast blue skies of the Pampas. Cuba's vibrant Caribbean culture and tradition steeped Mexico are also featured. The third installment of Light, Color and Passion highlights some favorite artists from prior shows and some newcomers who are sure to attract a following. Peruvian Maria Mandun excites the viewer with her colorful allegorical characters inhabiting fanciful esoteric worlds. Peruvians Gabriel Mendivil and Alfredo Ruiz use political satire to express the contradictions of their culture juxtaposing native traditions with modern realities of life. Peruvian Lenin Medina creates haunting figurative work.

Venezuelan Manolo Roldan expresses the hope and dreams of his people with colors that resemble the land and natural elements of South America. Norma Michel continues the Mexican tradition of using symbolism to express a wide range of emotions and experiences. Spaniard Moises Hergueta, Cuban painter Reinaldo Vargas, Peruvian Ines Villanueva and M. Clara Rossi of Uruguay all use vibrant colors in unique styles to express autobiographical, mythological or spiritual themes. Icaro Gallery in collaboration with Peru Reiser Tours is offering its first guided tour to Peru from May 7-16, 2004. The intimate English language tour features the wonders and beauty of Peru. Participants will experience the gentleness of the Peruvian people, the majesty and spirituality of Machu Picchu, the cosmopolitan nature of Lima juxtaposed to the history and ancient culture of the Incas of Cuzco. Participants will have the opportunity to meet artists from Peru, consult a Peruvian psychic as well as sample the nightlife.

The online brochure can be found at www.Peruviantour.com.
Icaro Gallery's new hours are Friday and Saturday from 1-7 PM and by appointment.

The gallery is located at 4258 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. Icaro Gallery can be contacted by phone (562) 427-4258 or e-mail: buyart@Icarogallery.com. The gallery's websites are www.Icarogallery.com and www.Peruviantour.com.

Icaro Gallery
4258 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807

Puerto Rican Art Continuing Education Course

The class will take place February 28 - May 1, 2004 on Saturdays from 2:00 - 4:00PM.

An overview of the artistic history of Puerto Rico from that of the early Taino natives through the modern day. The art will be studied in context of the socio-cultural history of the island as well as the influence of North American and European art movements. Topics covered include: Taino art; folk art; the graphics art movement of the 1950s; the socio-political art of the 1950s; abstract vs. figurative painting of the 1970s; sculpture, installation art, photography and video art; and the globalization of Puerto Rican art from the 1980s until the present. Also covered will be the relationship between island artists and second-generation Puerto Ricans on the mainland.
Cost: $225.00

CUNY on the Concourse
2501 Grand Concourse
Bronx NY 10468