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Art Music Performance:   1 next page | single feature archives | weekly archives
On June 7th, 2005, Self-Help Graphics and Art, a Chicano art center with community, Chicano activist roots, was closed.  Emergency meetings, and political jockeying ensued to reopen the center, but controversy still reigns in this institution that's become "institutionalized".  Still a contested space.  Here are the stories LA-IMC has collected from the archives:

MARK VALLEN - Self Help Graphics Finished? cyberaztec, Jun 17, 2005
Protest to Save Self Help Graphics Califaztlan, Jun 19, 2005
Update on Self-Help Graphics protests & mass meetings tlaloc, Jun 23, 2005
Update on Self-Help Graphics protests & mass meetings tlaloque, July 1, 2005
Attempts to Rescue Self Help Graphics & Art yubyum, Aug 16, 2005
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2005 Diane Gamboa, Sep 23, 2005
Remembering Self Help Graphics & Art! Tony Nava, June 7, 2006

Farzad Kohan: featured exhibition in Los Angeles this June. Kohan's latest works may be viewed at Seyhoun Gallery from June 3 through June 9, 2006. Beginning with an artist reception on Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Kohan cleverly mixes paint and found objects, forming a three-dimensional format that brings to life a series of lithe, gracefully bending figures that seem to move through space on a fluid emotionally packed journey.

"As an artist , Kohan gently speaks,"I have lived and worked on several continents, and rely on my world view to inform my inner mind. Living in Los Angeles, one of the most iconoclastic cities of all, inspires me to draw upon my self-training and motivation to constantly produce unique and personal artworks. My conceptual pieces directly communicate my thoughts and represent my lifes' perceptions"
From the newswire: FARZAD KOHAN "PENDING PERCEPTION" by Sheryl Mandel

Comments About Walkout on HBO
HBO's docudrama, Walkout, about the Chicano students blowouts of the late 1960s, prompted commentary and criticism. Several were posted to the newswire. Review by Arturo P. Garcia. On the Set by Ross Plesset with David Sanchez, and a good comment to that article by Mescalero Apache. Ed Roybal Presente by 60s student organizer Rosalio Munoz. Call for Extras back when they were filming.

Arts and Entertainment: Carlos Guitarlos show at Liquid Kitty
Carlos Guitarlos is local legend. And last night's show at Liquid Kitty is proof that at age 55 he can still hold forth. Carlos Guitarlos born, Carlos Daniel Ayala in 1950, Carlos grew up in the northeast Los Angeles community of Cypress Park. In 1980 at age 30 co-founded the infamous LA band, Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs. The Band became known for their raucous shows and heavy drinking and developed a devoted following on the 1980s Los Angeles club scene. In the 90s with the band dissolved, Carlos relocated to San Francisco where he played on the streets. After the death of his band mate Top Jimmy in 2001 and his own near death from years of hard living, Carlos is now clean and sober and his playing is better than ever. Full story

Paintings by Michelle Muldrow, Glenn Ossiander and Derek Buckner

George Billis Gallery, L.A. will exhibit paintings by Michelle Muldrow, Glenn Ossiander and Derek Buckner, The exhibition will run from January 17 – February 25, 2006. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, January 21 from 5 – 8 p.m.

San Francisco artist Michelle Muldrow creates painterly landscapes often derived from urban sprawl, shipping yards and deserted shopping malls. In imagery that blurs the line between abstraction and representation, Muldrow captures a glimpse of life from a highway bend. Full story

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