August 2007

Digit-All Art: The Works of Jerry De La Cruz

Ironton Studios and Art Gallery
33636 Chestnut Pl.
Denver, CO 80216

Exhibition: Aug. 24 - Sep. 22, 2007
Reception: Fri, Aug. 24, 5-10pm
Artist Discussion: Thursday, Sept. 6, 7pm

Artist Statement: "Over time, my work, still grounded in traditional/manual applications, has increasingly incorporated infusions of 'new media,' including photographic and computer-based digital processes.  This exhibition is designed, not as a commercial show, but as an overview of these explorations. "

For more information visit http://www.irontonstudios.com/.


Art, Music, Magic, Anarchist Open Mic

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Event: Sat, Aug 14, 2007, 9pm - Late

Cre8tivity, Patty Correia, Log, Toylit host Art, Music, and Magic. Anarchist Open Mic! Quablabla Ceremony 9 Sharp, D.J. Wolfie, D.J. Azmyth, D.J. Seda, Chad Rock - Shake your Bones!

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.


Points and Tangents Art Exhibit

Centro Cultural Aztlan
1800 Fredericksburg Rd. Suite 103
San Antonio, TX 78201

Exhibition: Fri, Aug. 10 - Sep. 7, 2007
Reception: Fri, Aug. 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Centro Cultural Aztlan invites you to Points and Tangents featuring selected new works by Luis Valderas and Paul Karam completed in the artists’ shared studio.

Valderas’ modern Aztec writing and Karam’s expressive Automatist style weave a tapestry of imagery rich in tangents and visual points of reference founded in a past, present, and future consciousness. Together they offer a dynamic perspective on dreams, myths, and social inequities.

Sponsored in part by the City of San Antonio: Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the many friends of Centro Cultural Aztlan.

Participating Artists: Luis Valderas, Paul Karam

For more information contact (210) 432-1896


Academia de Arte Yepes: Painting Classes

Summer Session Registration Begins: August 1, 2007
Course Title: Fine Art Painting: For Lifers Only

Since 1992, the Academia de Arte Yepes has provided free Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Masters courses in Painting for students from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. Now, 15 years later, the Academia will embark on another unique educational journey that promises to permanently enhance your perception and inflame your ocular nerve. Once again, the hard-earned Techniques of the Masters, Theory, Application, and Classical Standards will take you on a myth bending wild ride into the cosmos of Painting – where the Howlin’ Wolf breathes, the minds eye soars, and the Titan Enceladus resonates in the E ring. All classes; registration; paint, instruction; art supplies and materials are included, and Free. Not for the faint-hearted. Academia de Arte Yepes: The Marriage of Art, Science & Technology - For Lifers Only.

Registration form at www.georgeyepes.com.


Collectors' Lectures Series: Graphic Arts/An Affordable Approach to Collecting

Carnegie Art Museum
424 S. C. St.
Oxnard, CA, 93030

Workshop Dates: Thursday, August 09, 2007, 7pm

Aspiring and experienced collectors can expand their knowledge of graphic arts as an affordable avenue of collecting at this Collectors' Lecture. Patrick Ela, proprietor of Comprehensive Art Services based in Los Angeles, will discuss prints, drawings and other graphic arts. He will share an approach to collecting emphasizing, but not limited to, graphic media. Study samples will be drawn from the current exhibit, Regalos: Gifts of Latino Art, and from examples provided by the speaker.

Members free. Non-members $3 suggested donation. RSVPs optional but appreciated.

For more information call 805-385-8158.


Teatro East of the River: Creative Writing & Teatro Workshops

Self Help Graphics and Art
3802 Cesar E. Chavez
Los Angeles, CA, 90063

Workshop Dates: Saturdays, August 04 - September 29, 2007
Hours of Operation: 10am - 12pm
Opening Reception: August 04, 2007, 10am

Share your experiences within your communities and schools. This is an opportunity to write, perform, produce, share, speak out, and learn to use art as a tool for social change.

Creative Writing, Acting, Visual Arts, Knowledge & Respect, Chican@ Theatre Healthy Snacks Field Trip, y Mucho Mas! Sign Up - TODAY!

FREE! (Donations are always welcomed)

Ages 13-19

Located in the upstairs stage @ Self Help Graphics & Art

For more information contact info@teatroeastoftheriver.org, 213.453.9806 / 323.382.1631


Coming Home: Prints by Juan R. Fuentes

Alma Gifts & Culture
1705 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Exhibition Date: Saturday, July 21 - August 26, 2007
Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 - 6pm

The exhibit "Coming Home" signifies a homecoming of sorts for master
printmaker Juan R. Fuentes, who grew up in Watsonville before moving to the Bay Area and becoming an internationally recognized print artist

The show's twelve gorgeous prints "featuring predominantly women of
color & laborers" stand as the first solo exhibit by Mr. Fuentes in Santa Cruz County.

Mr. Fuentes is currently the director of Misión Gráfica at the
Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts in San Francisco. He helped define the Chicano Poster Movement in the 1970s, creating strikingly powerful posters documenting political/social concerns in California and calling for action on international issues, such as the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian
and the San Francisco Mexican Museum, as well as in various Bay Area
galleries. He has been included in numerous publications, including Latin American Posters (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006) and At Work: Art of California Labor (Heyday Books, 2003).

In 2006 he co-curated the exhibit 'Chicano Encounters,' a historical
survey of Chicano Political Art that exhibited alongside Cheech Marin's
'Chicano Visions' at San Francisco's de Young Muesum. Mr. Fuentes also held an artist-in-residence position at the de Young's Kimball Gallery during that time.

Participating artists: Juan R. Fuentes

For more information contact John Speyer, alma@baymoon.com


Kids Summer Flamenco Dance Workshop

Flamenco!...the Studio
524 W. Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282

Workshop Date: Saturdays from July 7 - Aug 25, 2007, 9:30-10:30am
Recital: Saturday, August 25, 7pm, 2007

A fun workshop where students will lean Flamenco dance technique and a cool choreography, as well as explore Spanish culture and fun Spanish craft projects. The workshop will end with a recital at Flamenco!

For more information contact (480) 205-1658 or click here.


Mother Moon Arts and Micro Gallery Exhibition

Micro Gallery
2008 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 28 - August 25, 2007

A night of Art, Song, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop Performances. Musical performances by El Haru Kuroi and Nathan Nice. Spoken word will be performed by Mahogany and Trinidad Cisneros.

Participating Artists: Jose Jimenez, Josue Bustos, Joy Anderson, Mayra Jimenez, Sonji, Sugey Salazar, Mahogany, Trinidad Cisneros, El Haru Kuroi, Nathan Nice

For more information click here.


Calling All Latino/a Visual Artists from the Midwest Region

Institute for Latino Studies
230 McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46615

Entries Accepted: Saturday, July 1 - December 31, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 1, 1am, 2006

Calling all Latino/a visual artists from the Midwest region! We are
collecting copies of artists' CVs to add to our Institute's Library and
Archives. Submissions will be added to our Midwest Latino/a Artists
File collection and will be made available to students and scholars studying Latino arts and culture. Do not let the history of Latino/a art in the Midwest fade, help document and preserve it by adding your name and the record of your work.

Please send CVs to The Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project / Ms. Tracy Grimm, Archivist / Institute for Latino Studies / University of Notre Dame / 230 McKenna Hall / Notre Dame, IN 46556 / tgrimm@nd.edu

For more information click here.


Call for Entries: Latino Heritage Artisan Show & Sale

Cheltenham Art Center
439 Ashbourne Rd.
Cheltenham, PA 19012

Entries Accepted: Sunday, July 1 - September 5, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 12pm
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5pm

Participate in the First Annual Hispanic Artisan Show & Sale.

For more information click here.


Encuentro Performance

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Performance Date: Saturday, August 4, 2007, 12pm

Formerly Dos Vientos, Encuentro is a guitar duo featuring Gabriel Lautaro Osuna and Jacobo Carranza, both of whom have toured extensively in the famous 'Gypsy Caves' of Granada, Spain. Carranza has also taught and performed at the International Flamenco Festival, the largest of flamenco festivals in the U.S., while Osuna has performed in Germany and France.

Participating Artists: Encuentro

For more information contact Alexandra Capriotti, acapriotti@skirball.org


Lowriders: 8th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival Exhibit
Call for Altar Entries

Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology
University Drive & Mill Ave (Corner of Cady and Tyler Malls)
Tempe, AZ 85287

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 14, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Monday, October 22, 2007

For the past eight years, the Arizona State University Museum of
Anthropology has hosted an annual Día de Los Muertos (or Day of the
Dead) Festival Exhibit. This year's exhibit will be themed around lowriders. As icons of Mexican-American culture, lowriders, or automobiles engineered to ride close to the ground, have increasingly become part of the contemporary visual landscape that characterizes Chicano communities. Artists are encouraged to merge formal elements, imagery, and literally 'parts' of these popular icons with traditional Día de los Muertos offerings, creating highly inventive altar pieces that reflect a broad array of individual styles, personal meanings and socially shared concerns.

Lowriders will bring together Chicana/o artists, people from the
community and students in the creation of highly inventive and elaborate altar pieces. The subject-matter and design of each altar is entirely the choice of its creator, though artists are urged to address contemporary social issues impacting many Valley communities, like automobile and gang related deaths. Traditional altars will also be welcomed.

For more information contact (480) 965-6224 or click here.


4th Annual Calaca - Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit
Call for Entries

Arizona Historical Society Museum
Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 21, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Friday, October 12 - 13, 9 - 4pm

Call for Altars: Artists and community members are invited to participate in creating traditional and contemporary altars for this exhibit. The creation of altars depicting historical messages, such as community histories, family histories, history of community cemeteries, historical significant buildings, halls, schools and other landmarks that bring memories and messages of lost history are highly encouraged. Help us celebrate Día de Los Muertos this year by creating an altar for the exhibit. Altars can be made by individuals or groups. Everyone is welcome!

Call for Vendors: Incorporation of a Mercado will be part of this event. If you are interested in setting up a 10 x 10 booth contact us for prices and information. There will be a fee charged.

Call for Performers, Musicians, DJ’s, Entertainers & Others: If you are interested in providing your talent and time for this event or others, please contact us. Stipends are not available.

Call for Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring this event or other exhibits or shows, please contact us for details and ways to contribute to the continual promotion of Latino cultural arts.

For more information contact (480) 557-7195, info@calaca.org
or click here.


ThompsonDiatom on the Tongue of a Bee Sculpture Exhibition

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Sat, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007

Faufitown Projects (FTP) and Patricia Correia Gallery are pleased to present Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee, an exhibition of new sculpture by Cal Arts graduate Alessandro Thompson. This is the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Thompson is grounded in the daily grind of the fabrication process and uses this blue-collar craft to create large-scale recreations of unicellular diatoms. These phytoplankton are energy-trapping organisms that often form a chain or colony. By magnifying the simplest organism into a well-crafted object, Thompson challenges the viewer to find aesthetic sustenance in the minimal that is simultaneously a statement on the ecological far beyond what previous mid-century non-objective sculpture has attempted.

That a sleek statement on biology is also made of toxic resins and fiberglass materials is the irony inherent in Thompson's work, another layer of meaning in the sophisticated simplicity that underscores the artist's oeuvre. Each sculpture is marked with notches noting the passing of time that these deceptively labor-intensive pieces took to make.

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.


MongoThe Book Club at Van Kleef's Exhibit

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present "'The Book Club at Van Kleef's", an exhibition of exciting and innovative collage work composed by The Book Club. The Book Club is a loose association of Northern California artists who have met, drank, and discussed artistic practice at Café Van Kleef's, an Oakland Bar. The exhibit is curated by the Book Club's own Robert Hernández.

Hernández empathetically champions the egalitarian nature of the collage medium mirrored in the group's credo that all artists are welcome to attend its weekly meetings on Thursdays at 5pm. After three successful years of holding these meetings, the exhibition serves as a testament to the dynamic visual ideas that can be launched from a foundation of camaraderi eand shared experience.

Hernández' curation takes as its point of departure the group's mentor, the late Peter Voulkos, an internationally established Bay Area ceramicist who challenged younger artists to find their medium and their voice as one. As a tribute to Voulkos, Hernández has chosen a broad array of collage styles from the Book Club's vast output, each serving as a testament to the possibility of artmaking and a commitment to exploration epitomized by the social communication among artists that takes place out of the studio in casual establishments of drink and conversation

Participating artist: Robert Hernández, Rose Kelly, Peter Van Kleef, Robert Bagnasco Murray, King Shrubb, Maxwell Thomas, Norton Wisdom

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.


Frida 1907 - 2007 Art Exhibit

ChimMaya Gallery
5283 E. Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Exhibition: Sat, July 1 - August 4, 2007

Gallery ChimMaya is pleased to present a retrospective of the life andart of Frida Kahlo, in honor of her 100th birthday. We have assembled 30 artists....who will present their vision of Frida in various stages ofher life, love, joy, and struggle. Oils, acrylics, wood, metal, ceramic, papel picado, paper mache, embroidery & quilting, and mixed media are some of the mediums of choice.

July 1st - Guest of Honor: Gloria Molina...Supervisor, First District Gustavo Arellano, author: ¡Ask a Mexican! (book signing), Consuelo Flores-performance artist will be performing a special tribute piece to Frida's influence on the contemporary Mexicana/Chicana/Latina entitled "I Am The Best Person I Know Best." Special Homage altar to Frida by: Ofelia Esparza

Participating Artists: Yolanda González, Emilia García, Leo Límon, Margaret García, Jose Lozano, Robert Palacios, Antonio Pelayo, Dolores Haro, Ofelia Esparza, Hector Silva, Luis Genaro García, Richard Valdes, Laura Vásquez-Rodríguez, CiCi Segura González, Antonio Rael, Olga Ponce Ferginson, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Miguel Ángel Murillo, Alisa King, Alberto Varela, Juan Solis, Gilbert Reyes, Pilar Castillo, Ernie Herrera, Gabriel Benavides, Theresa Armas, Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Sylvia González-Killeby, Cynthia González-Pakros, Mark Martínez

For more information contact Daniel González at dgonzalez@chimmaya.com


Memory Portraits

National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Exhibit Dates: May 25, 2007- January 6, 2008

“Memory Portraits,” the second exhibition in the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series, will highlight contemporary art that incorporates portraits of iconic figures as a means to explore history and culture. It will feature five artists—Brett Cook, Alfredo Arreguin, Kerry James Marshall, Tina Mion and Faith Ringgold—each of whom broaden a traditional understanding of portraiture. These artists integrate recognizable, remembered likenesses into larger explorations of personal and public identity. Portraits of such emblematic figures as Martin Luther King, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and Josephine Baker serve as evocative triggers of memory for both artist and audience. In photographs, paintings, sculptural wall installations, quilts and other media, these varied artists use portraiture to confront cultural norms and practices and remind viewers of the individual’s role in their collective history.

For more information click here.