Sunday, October 26, 2008
Take a look:
After the Rain: Tomas Rivera the Legacy and Life
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Centro Cultural de la Raza hosts
CAMINANDO con la CALACA
The Redz 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos Commemoration
An evening of performance honoring those that have passed
Sunday November 2, 2008 @ 7pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca. 92101
$7 general admission
$5 students, seniors and Centro patrons
Featuring Word & Song by:
Francisco J. Bustos
Teresa E. Caballero
Sara R. Eslava
Manuel Paul Lopez
Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Manuel J. Vélez
A living altar performance by endy. With altar design by Chelo.
Organized by the Red CalacArts Collective and hosted by the Centro Cultural de la Raza.
For more info contact:
Red CalacArts Collective: (619) 920-1713 or RedCalacArts@cox.net
Centro Cultural de la Raza: (619) 235-6135 or email@example.com
The Red CalacArts Collective, a project of Calaca Press, is a multidisciplinary arts and activist organization that focuses on creating, publishing, producing, and presenting Chicano, Latin American and indigenous related art focusing on issues dealing with human rights and social justice.
The Centro Cultural de la Raza’s mission is to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano, Latino and Indigenous art and culture.
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I just finished Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely." It's a magical, disturbing, beautiful film. Many of the images are going to stay with me for a long time. Here's Harmony talking about the film.
Diego Luna does a fantastic job. Tender, tender button. Has anybody else seen this film?
We were at this show last Friday and had a blast. I like to do my lips like 1:52 while I'm in the shower.
Seriously though, their song "TV Grows Arms" from Listen to Your Left Brain really gets my blood moving. All those cats on Madden Nation should take note of the lyrics.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here's a quote from the Mesa College flier:
This project was conceived during the presidential election of 2000; President George W. Bush was then governor of Texas and the media focused its attention on the state’s capital punishment practices. Montoya continued to ponder on this issue while working on a poster design for the Mumia 911 day. These experiences inspired him to express his opinions and objection to the death penalty. Montoya asks: "Why do we kill, what happens to our humanity and to us, as a culture?"
Following the exhibition was a presentation by Montoya. There was a good crowd in the lecture hall that night, but more importantly, one that appeared engaged as Montoya walked us through an amazing, personal history of art, protest and resistance. The night was inspiring, to say the least, and I left the venue that night thinking, thinking and thinking.
Another highlight for me that evening was meeting Leroy V. Quintana who was also in attendance. He was amazingly genuine and warm as I shared with him how much his work has meant to me over the years.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
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Saw Marisela Norte and Jimmy Baca Friday night. Sat next to Brent Beltran of Calaca Press and Lorna Dee Cervantes.
Saw Helena Viramontes, Reyna Grande, and Li-Young Lee on Saturday. Rushed up to say a few words to Li-Young Lee but could only manage: "Man, you're amazing!" "Thanks," he said.
Purchased Falling Angels: cuentos y poemas and asked Lorna Dee to sign my copy of Drive! First time meeting her and it sure was nice.
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Shopenhauer said that we buy/borrow/gather so many books because we think that we're buying the time to read them. I've blasted through several titles, some purchased and some overdue, and it feels good. A standout's been "Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell" by Charles Simic, a book at times reminiscent of his "The World Doesn't End."
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Meant to mention the "Arab on Radar" DVD release party a couple of weeks ago. Several years later and the band still sounds fresh. The ideas, I mean. Completely missed "We Are Wolves" Friday night but I'm only half pissed.
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Can't link anything because I am currently experiencing technical difficulties.
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Was recently asked to write an essay on a cool topic.
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New poem in special double issue of Blue Mesa Review. There's one in there by Lyn Lifshin, the ever prolific.