December 2007
Gilgamesh

Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Ave. Suite 200
Golden, Colorado 80401

Reading and Reception: Dec. 10, 2007 6:30- 7:30pm

Reading Cash Bar: 7:30pm

A staged reading of Daniel Lowenstein's Adaptation of Gilgamesh.

Directed by Hektor Muñoz
Featuring Singer Eric Valenzuela


Freedom Unleashed

3030 Downing St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, 6-9pm

Hosted By: Hektor Muñoz

Music by: DJ.A.K.E.

An open house for the Community Reentry Project. Join us for refreshments, art, spoken word, performance all in one night. Featuring art by Angels, CHAC Artists, and Marginalized Souls.

For more information contact: 720 865 2330


Feast for the Eyes

LoPressionism Gallery
1010-B East New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Exhibition Dates: November 2, 2007 - January 4, 2008
Opening Reception: November 2, 2007, 6:00 PM

Participating Artist: Felix Zapata

For more information contact Bianca Blottie @ info@lopressionism.com


Globalization & War: The Aftermath

Crystal Cove Auditorium Lobby
UC Irvine Student Center
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-5075

Exhibit Dates: November 7 - Dec. 10, 2007

The Office of the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs at University of California Irvine is proud to announce the premiere exhibition of Professor Malaquías Montoya’s "Globalization & War – The Aftermath." Depicting the consequences of power and conflict, Montoya’s twenty-three creative works facilitate the understanding of the destruction, displacement and loss of culture brought on by man-made conflict and destruction. Each piece illustrates the human spirit in its most vulnerable state: fighting between obliteration and survival.

Professor Montoya is a leading figure in the West Coast political Chicano graphic arts movement. His previous exhibits include "PreMeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment," a nationally recognized work that is still touring. Malaquías Montoya is described by historians as one of the founders of the “social serigraphy” movement in the San Francisco Bay area in the mid-1960’s. His “art of protest” depicts the difficulties and perseverance of humanity and the need to join the struggle to overcome obstacles to peace, equality and justice.

For more information contact Colleen, Special Events Manager, at 949-824-6025


Derroche de Amor/Squandering Love

Tangerine Gallery
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 10 - Dec. 29, 2007
Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 12-5pm

An exhibition of paintings by Cristina Cárdenas. Tucson Museum of Art director, Robert Knight says, "Cristina Cardenas is a gifted painter whose provocative, powerful work evokes ancient knowledge and mythology. Her complex imagery is both sensual and visionary. Cristina is a major contemporary artist and one of my personal favorites."

For more information contact the gallery at 520-326-5028.


Heriberto Luna

Blue Bird Art House
6747 Bright Ave.
Whittier, Ca. 90601
562.696.9493

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 10 - December 1, 2007520-326-5028 Opening Reception: Nov. 10, 5-10pm

Heriberto Luna is an emerging artist in Los Angeles' growing art movement. Within a span of five years he has developed an impressive resume having exhibited in over a dozen major national and international museums. In 2006 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presented him with an Award of Recognition for his accomplishments in the arts. Also in 2006 and again in 2007 he was awarded an Artist in Residence Grant by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. His work has been featured in numerous publications.

Luna's credibility is due to his close association with major Los Angeles artists, in that he has been mentored by the best, including; Tricia Ward, Margaret Garcia, master muralist group, the East Los Street Scapers, Paul Botello, and Pola Lopez have mentored him.
His paintings are highly influenced by Pre-Columbian icons. His still figures, are reflected with a powerful palette of complimentary colors that float on a textured background which serves to dazzle the eye. Heriberto Luna's work will also be exhibit in the month of November at the Museum of History and Art, Ontario, California and the Bower Museum.

For more information contact the gallery @ bluebirdarthouse@verizon.net or 562.696.9493


Papel Chicano

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14, 2007- January 6, 2008

Papel Chicano draws from the renowned collection of entertainer and arts advocate Cheech Marín, who has amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive private collections of Chicano art. Papel Chicano consists of nearly 40 pastels, drawings, acrylics, and oils on paper by 17 of the most significant Chicano artists. Chicano art is characterized by rich colors and bold, intense imagery that embody and embrace U.S. Latino traditions.

For more information call the Mesa Arts Center @ 480.644.6567


Mark of the Crow

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14 - December 23, 2007

Since its establishment in 1981, Segura Publishing Company's vast contributions have greatly impacted the local and national arts community, making them a premier fine art printmaking studio. Mesa Contemporary Arts currently houses thirty-four artworks by a variety of significant contemporary artists who have collaborated with the revered printmaker. This exhibition will showcase fifteen of these prints while honoring Joe Segura and Segura Publishing Company for their enduring commitment to quality and artistic expression.

For more information call the Mesa Arts Center @ 480.644.6567


"No Means Yes"

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.264.1760

Exhibition Dates: November 10 - January 5, 2008

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 10, 5PM - 8PM

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present No Means Yes, an exhibit of new work by internationally recognized contemporary artist Mark Kostabi. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

For a quarter-century, Mark Kostabi has delighted art connoisseurs with aesthetic masterpieces while challenging conventional concepts of authorship and what it means to be an artist. The controversy Kostabi created in the 1980s when he announced that paid studio assistants did the majority of the work on his art was a bookend paired with Marcel Duchamp’s masterstroke works assailing convention and taste at the other end of the 20th century.

With countless television appearances and a voluminous bibliography in popular and professional media, Kostabi is an art world household name. Beyond the artist’s radical conceptual approach, the work’s obvious influences range from DiChirico and Stuart Davis to the minimal branding of classic American Pop Art.

For more information contact Gabriela M. Corchado @ 310.264.1760 or e-mail @ correia@earthlink.net.


George Yepes

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., E-2
Santa Monica, California 90404
310.264.1760

Exhibition Dates: November 10 - January 5, 2008

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 10, 5PM - 8PM

Patricia Correia Gallery is proud to present recent works by contemporary painter George Yepes in his third solo exhibition at the gallery.

Yepes’ marriage of Mexican and European art histories, mythologies, and archetypal forms create for a decidedly distinctive style of painting. His highly recognizable treatment of painting in monumental format calls upon classical master works by Tiepolo and Rubens for inspiration. His modern portraits, comprised of hundreds of delicate overlays that weave words and imagery throughout each composition, fuse together the sensuality of Klimt with the unabashed severity of graphic novels.

George Yepes has exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Kulterhuset Stockholm Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; and L’Espace Lyonnais d’ Art Contemporain, Lyon, France. In 2007, he participated in the Los Pintores de Aztlan exhibition in La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, which focused on contemporary Chicano art.

For more information contact Gabriela M. Corchado @ 310.264.1760 or e-mail @ correia@earthlink.net.


Art Contest

Posterservice Inc.
225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Exhibition: Aug. 24, 2007- Dec. 30, 2010
Reception: Aug 24, 2007 1:00am

Calling All Artists,

Posterservice Inc. is one of the countries oldest and largest poster distributors. We are currently holding an art contest. Posterservice will produce and publish the winning entry with the winner being paid royalties on a two year license agreement. Please feel free to submit and view designs at www.everybodysposters.com. The rules and guidelines are posted on the website. Privacy is a priority at www.everybodysposters.com

For more information contact: dcarvelli@posterservice.com


But It's a Dry Heat

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 West Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ

Exhibition: Sept. 9, 2007- Jan. 11, 2008
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 9, 12-4pm

Participating artists: Dan Collilns, Mary Erickson, Mark Klett, Muriel Magenta, Bob Martin, Joe Ray, Mary Shindell, Randy Slack, Filippo Tagliati, Joan Waters

Link with a map- http://www.tempe.gov/tca/About/map.htm.


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.


Lowriders: 8th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival Exhibit

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

Exhibition: Thursday, November 1 - January 11, 2008

Help us celebrate Día de Los Muertos this year, the Arizona State University Museum ofAnthropology is hosting 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. This is a great opportunity to remember and pay tribute to your loved ones.

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


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.