October 2007

Otherness

1110 Cuba
El Paso, Texas 79915

Exhibit dates:
Friday: Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 2007
Times: 4 - 6 p.m.

Saturdays: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6
Times: 1 - 3 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thur., Sept. 20, 6 - 8 p.m

This exhibit allows the viewer to interpret the work as they see fit. It explores various modes of difference in the production and interpretation of art and ideas and it frees us to pursue our personal passions and enthusiasm. The assembled works are not intended as illustrations of a theme but as positive signs running counter to the prevailing pessimism about the future of art. It goes without saying that otherness, like everything else, is relative. What is extraordinary and strange to one person may be conventional to the next, so that once point of view is taken into account – who’s other is it anyway? – the term becomes essentially all-inclusive: everything is somebody’s other.


2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

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

Exhibition Dates :
October 14, 2007 to November 10, 2007

Opening Reception: September 14, 2007 3pm

We have assembled many of the most important, celebrated, and collected artists of the day. Collectively their light has blazed the way for their generation, and future generations to embrace what is 'uniquely' a symbol of Latino culture.

There would be no 'Chicano / Latino Art Movement' if these visionaries had never picked up spray paint, paint brush, pen & ink, etc....capturing the imagery, emotions, and essence of 'El Espiritu', born of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities.

Artists:
David Botello, Wayne Healy, Margaret Garcia, Leo Lemon, Yolanda Gonzalez, Emilia Garcia, Ofelia Esparza, Josefina Quezada, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Robert Palacios, Juan Solis, David Martinez, Hector Silva, Isabel Martinez, Antonio Pelayo, Christi Burgos, Robert Quijada, Laura Vasquez Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Murillo, Sergio Hernandez, Gilbert Reyes, Ixchel Amor, Luis Genaro Garcia, Arturo Rivas, Johnnie Dominguez, Vicente Adelino Telles, Cathy Ashworth, Theresa Armas, Artemio Rodriguez, Silvia Capistran.

 


Pláticas en el Foro Lecture

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA-93101

Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm, Closed Mondays

Event Date: October 13, 2007

Opening reception: October 13, 2007 4pm

Judith Baca, Los Angeles based muralist and social activist, will return to
Santa Barbara to take part in the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum's (CAF) Pláticas en el Foro (formerly Pláticas en Español) series. Baca's lecture will focus on her work with youth and her career as a muralist and co-founder of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA., which over the past 31 years has created murals and other forms of public art in communities throughout Los Angeles and increasingly in national and international venues. Baca will also speak on the current state of the Guadalupe murals, a mural project commissioned by The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission in the early 80's and installed at Guadalupe City Hall. The mural was removed in 2003 for restoration.

Programmed by Lead Educator Gerardo Ayala and CAF Executive Director Miki Garcia, Platícas en el Foro consists of six performances/lectures a year featuring Latino artists, musicians, activists, and professors in an effort to educate and unite Latino communities through the discussion of
challenging and inspiring issues relating to the arts and culture of our
time.

For more information contact Kami Shallenberger, at 805.966.5373 ext.104 or go online to www.sbcaf.org


"SWEET CALAVERAS" - Day of the Dead Group Show

Galerie d'art Yves Laroche
4 St-Paul est, Montréal,QC
H2Y 1G1, CANADA

Event Dates: Oct 31-Nov 14, 2007

Opening Exhibition: Wednesday, October 31, 6pm-9pm

"DECK" Skateboard Group Show

Bragg's Pie Factory
1301 W. Grand Ave,
Phoenix, AZ

Exhibition Dates: Oct 20-Nov 2,

Opening: Saturday, October 20, 3pm-midnight

Join Daniel Martin Diaz as he exhibits his latest artwork in several different locations around North America.

To view the works visit: www.danielmartindiaz.com


NMAI Smithsonian DC

National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institute
Washington, DC

Event Date: Oct. 26-28, 2007

Join Tlisza Jaurique at the National Museum of the American Idian where she will be speaking about her work.

 


Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
480.644.6567

Event Date: Oct. 27, 2007 4pm-11pm (free admission and parking)

Artists, amazing altar contest, stage, food entertainment, drinks, merriment and much more! If you haven't experiences this event-- then you are missing out. Help us celebrate life! Look for Antonio Rael at a booth with artist Julie Soto. Original artwork will be put up for sale! See you there!

For more information please visit www.Ladyofthedead.com


Papel Chicano

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211
480.644.6567

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

Opening Reception: Sept. 14, 7-10pm

Papel Chicano draws from the renowned collection of entertainer and arts advocate Cheech Marin, 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


Mysterium Fidei
The Art of Daniel Martin Diaz

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211
480.644.6567

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14 - December 2, 2007

Opening Reception: Sept. 14, 7-10pm

Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith) features Diaz's newest body of work, in which he contemplates the immense human suffering in the world and one's undying faith in the after-life. His mystical imagery reflects the influences of Byzantine iconagraphy, retablos, ex votos, the Illuminati, ephemera, alchemy, and 16th century anatomical engravings, which he blends with archaic imagery and old-world aesthetics. The exhibition will also include drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture that span his artistic career.

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
480.644.6567

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 thurty-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


Sociedad Anonima

Tropico de Nopal Gallery
1665 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles (Echo Park), CA 90026
Gallery Hours: Tu-Fr 12-4pm & Sa 1-5pm

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 15 - October 13, 2007

Event: Thursday, Sept 27, 7:30 PM Conversation with Marisela Norte and concept curator Diane Gamboa.

Event: Saturday . Sept 29 . 8 PM. Cost: $10 Film Screening - Martini Night


Automne Vernissage 2007

Frogtown Gallery
1625 Blake Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90031
323.226.0456

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6th, 7-10 pm

Exhibit: October 6th-31st, 2007

You are cordially invited to an exhibition by Frank & Sharon Romero paintings of the village of Mirmande and the south of France.


Mural Unveiling

Catholic Community Services
745 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Mural Unveiling: Monday, October 8 @11:30AM

Please join us for lunch and a mural unveiling. RSVP your lunch by October 4 to: sdevoe@ccsutah.org

Hope to see you there!

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 663-2787 or visit www.metrogallery.org


“The Floating World”

Metro Gallery
1835 Hyperion Avenue
Silverlake, California

Gallery Hours: 12 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday through Saturday

Exhibit on Display: October 6, 2007 to November 3, 2007

Reception: October 6, 2007, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artist Lecture: October 6th beginning at 7:00 pm

Amidst the towering skyscrapers, congested city streets, and mounting construction in the name of urban expansion two artists, Gina Stepaniuk and Linda Vallejo, detail the awesome energy of nature in a two-woman show, “The Floating World.” To dismiss the notion that nature is something to be viewed through a car window or found between the confined spaces of concrete, both artists guide and reconnect us to a nature that is alive and vibrant. Immersing themselves in the elemental energy of the natural world, Stepaniuk and Vallejo create pieces that are much more than merely landscapes. Instead, what appears on the canvas is the at-times forgotten connection and relationship between the viewer and the experience of nature. Electric, in a state of constant flux, the paintings themselves become alive. One need only witness the paintings to experience the infusing power of nature and be reminded of its potential to (re)connect us all to a force much greater than ourselves.

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 663-2787 or visit www.metrogallery.org


“Notes from the Past” 4th Annual Calaca - Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit

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

Exhibit on Display: October 15th to November 4th, 2007

Reception: October 26th, 5:30pm to 9pm. It will include a mercado, music, performance, art, kidszone, and other related activities.

Call for Altars: Artists and community members are invited to participate in creating traditional and contemporary altars for this exhibit. The creation of altars can depict 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 a lost history are highly encouraged.

If you would like to participate, contact the Calaca Cultural Center any time before Friday, September 21st.

For more information please contact us at info@calaca.org 480-557-7195 or visit: www.calaca.org


Visual Cadence

Rusteberg Art Gallery
UT- Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX-78520

Exhibition: October 23- November 15, 2007
10am to 6pm Monday through Friday

Opening Reception: October 23 2007, 6:30 pm

Visual Cadence is an exhibition of large painting that examine moments in time and life.


Chicana Latina Foundation

The Palace Hotel, Grand Ballroom
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 US

Gala Dinner: Friday, October 26, 6:00PM

Please join the CLF board members and supporters as we celebrate 30 years of empowering Chicanas and Latinas. Applaud the 30 women who were chosen to receive this year's CLF scholarships as you enjoy great music, food, and culture.

Commissioned to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are proud to present this beautiful image by Ester Hernandez in honor of all the women you have helped CLF support. At the gala dinner, you will have the opportunity to purchase a museum-quality limited-edition reproduction of Ester Hernandez' striking art piece, and to bid on the original.

Ester Hernandez is a world-renowned San Francisco-based artist. Esteemed in both art and community circles, she is best known for her depiction of women through pastels and prints that reflect political, social, ecological, and spiritual themes. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, the Mexican Museum of Chicago, and the Frida Kahlo Studio Museum in Mexico City.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $150.00 PER PERSON
COMADRES TABLES: $100.00 PER PERSON

For more information, please call 650-373-1085.


Chicano Photographer Show

The Boyden Gallery,
St. Mary's College of Maryland,
18952 E. Fisher Rd,
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001

Exhibition: Oct. 17 - Nov. 26, 2007

Reception: Oct. 17, 4- 6pm

Featured Artist: Jesús Manuel Mena Garza

University of Redlands¹ Professor Ann Marie Leimer served as curator for the exhibition. Leimer notes, ³During the past decades, Garza has extensively published and exhibited several documentary photographic series. The Chicano Photographer series explores important aspects of the American experience, historic events and cultural practices often marginalized by the dominant culture. Dr. Leimer is currently developing a book on the photographic series.

During the 1970s, Jesús Garza had the privilege of touring throughout Mexico and California with Chicana/o theater groups. From this vantage point, he took intimate portraits of people fighting for human rights such as César E. Chávez and Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzáles. The photographs provide a retrospective glimpse on this period from the unique perspective of a photojournalist and activist. Jesús Garza adds, "You can not go back to the 1970s and take pictures of iconic figures like César E. Chávez and Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzáles. That is what makes this photographic series so valuable."


Chicana Latina Foundation

The Palace Hotel, Grand Ballroom
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 US

Gala Dinner: Friday, October 26, 6:00PM

Please join the CLF board members and supporters as we celebrate 30 years of empowering Chicanas and Latinas. Applaud the 30 women who were chosen to receive this year's CLF scholarships as you enjoy great music, food, and culture.

Commissioned to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are proud to present this beautiful image by Ester Hernandez in honor of all the women you have helped CLF support. At the gala dinner, you will have the opportunity to purchase a museum-quality limited-edition reproduction of Ester Hernandez' striking art piece, and to bid on the original.

Ester Hernandez is a world-renowned San Francisco-based artist. Esteemed in both art and community circles, she is best known for her depiction of women through pastels and prints that reflect political, social, ecological, and spiritual themes. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, the Mexican Museum of Chicago, and the Frida Kahlo Studio Museum in Mexico City.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $150.00 PER PERSON
COMADRES TABLES: $100.00 PER PERSON

For more information, please call 650-373-1085.


Tepito "Bravo El Barrio"

La Llorona Art Gallery Chicago
1474 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
773-281-8460

Reception: Fri. Oct. 12, 2007

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 12, 2007- Nov. 09, 2007

The Latino Cultural Center will feature the opening of the exhibition Tepito; “Bravo El Barrio” an exhibition of 70 photographs by the Mexico City based photographer Francisco Mata Rosas. The directors of El Centro de Estudios Tepiteños and the Galeria Jose Maria Velasco, Professor Alfonso Hernandez Hernandez and Alfredo Matus, will give a presentation of this exhibition at DePaul University.

For more information, click here


Project: M.A.S.A lll
MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists

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



Exhibition Date: Friday, September 14 - October 5, 2007
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

President Ricardo Romo & Dr. Harriett Romo, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Centro Cultural Aztlan present...Project: M.A.S.A lll MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists.

Participating Artists: Diogenes Ballester, Rolando Briseno, Kimberly Garza Campbell, George Cisneros, Denise H. Cadena, Pepe Coronado, Sam Coronado, L.A. David, Jeff Diaz, Jose Esquivel, Carolina Flores, Antonio Garcia, Xavier Garza, Carlos Gomez, Daniel Guerrero, Luis 'Chispas' Guerrero, Sergio Hernandez, Paul Karam, Miguel Luciano, Laura Molina, Angelica Gomez Mayorga, Tony Ortega, Omar Ali Oyervides, Felipe Reyes, George Rivera, Martin Rodriguez, Mary Agnes Rodriguez, Gloria Sanchez Hart, Raul Servin, Lawrence Trujillo, Felipe Vasquez, Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Grace Barraza Vega, Gabriel Quintero Velasquez, Liliana Wilson, Guillermina Zabala

Curators: Arturo Almeida, Luis Valderas

For more information contact (210) 432-1896


Call for Work: 2008 Community Galleries Exhibition Season

City of Tempe Cultural Services
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

Entries Accepted: Now - October 12, 2007, 5pm

The city of Tempe Cultural Services office is issuing a Call for Work for the 2008 Community Galleries exhibition season.

The Community Galleries are located in the Public Library, Lower Level
Gallery and Connections Cafe (3500 S. Rural Road), and in the United
States Post Office (500 S. Mill Ave.).

Topics for the 2008 exhibitions are: Valley Stories, Flower and Fauna, Digital Age, Robot Mania, My Dog has Fleas, I Wanna be a Cowboy

For more information contact (480) 350-2867 or www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/call.pdf


Vision Gallery, Xico Inc. and the Calaca Cultural Center Present
Dia de los Muertos: A Day of the Dead Exhibit!

Vision Gallery
80 South San Marcos Place
Chandler, AZ 85225

Exhibition Date: Monday, October 22 - November 4, 2007
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri, 10 - 5pm, Sat, 10 - 4pm

The Vision Gallery will present a two week exhibition, from October 22nd – November 4th, featuring hand-built altars and offrendas by Marco Albarran, Gloria Arvizu Thompson, Jose Benavides, Jorge Rodriguez Eagar, April Edwards, Zarco Guerrero and Carmen De Novais, Kathy Cano Murillo and Patrick Murillo, Spencer Mahaffey Maat, Ruben Maqueda, Juan Olalde and Catie Raya, and artworks by Rafael Navarro and Yvonne Torres Villareal.

The Day of the Dead is a celebration in Mexico, South America and parts of the United States where family members engage in decorating gravesites and creating altars in honor of family and friends who have passed away. Using flowers and familiar items, families partake in picnic festivities, honoring their dearly departed, by sharing memories and stories about the histories of those who have passed before us. It is a celebration honoring ancestry.

The Vision Gallery will host artworks for sale that commemorate this colorful holiday, offer gallery tours for small groups, and encourage participation in a community altar.

Participating Artists: Marco Albarran, Gloria Arvizu Thompson, Jose Benavides, Jorge Rodriguez Eagar, April Edwards, Zarco Guerrero, Carmen De Novais, Kathy Cano Murillo, Patrick Murillo, Spencer Mahaffey Maat, Ruben Maqueda, Juan Olalde, Catie Raya, Rafael Navarro, Yvonne Torres Villareal

For more information and image requests contact (480) 917-6859


McAllen Art & Film Festival Screening

McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Festival Date : Saturday, October 6 - 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 2007, 9am
Hours of Operation: October 6, 9 - 7pm, October 7, 10 - 6pm
Submissions Due: August 31, 2007

This event is FREE and open to the public. The festival includes two stages for musical performances or bands; 160 booths to showcase fine art; and a separate room for film screenings.

We are now accepting submissions for artwork and films. Everyone is
encouraged to submit their works for display. Brochures and applications are now available at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce or the McAllen Creative Incubator.

For more information contact Annabell Cortina, acortina@mcallencvb.com


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
Call for Altar Entries

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

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.


Notes from the Past:
4th Annual Calaca - Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit

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

Exhibit Dates: Monday, October 15 - November 4, 2007

For the past four years, Calaca Cultural Center has organized and celebrated an annual Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit. The Mexican celebration of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has its origins in Pre-Colombian times. The Aztecs conceived of death as part of one cycle that was constant like the seasons of nature. This year the Calaca Cultural Center will incorporate individual, community and humanistic historical landmarks to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. This year’s theme is “Notes from the Past,” an opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the pieces of history in one’s life.

The 4th Annual Calaca Día de los Muertos Altar & Art Exhibit is a joint collaboration between the Calaca Cultural Center and the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park. The Calaca Cultural Center has also partnered for other Day of the Dead celebrations with the ASU Museum of Anthropology “Lowriders” 8th Annual dia de los Muertos Festival Exhibit, and with Xico Inc. and Vision Gallery for Dia de los Muertos Celebration Festival and Artists Mercado, and other community events.

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