Opening Reception: Corazon de Los Angeles Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit

October 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday. Oct. 24

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6pm—Opening Reception Corazon de Los Angeles (Olvera Street) Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit featuring more than a dozen artists, including George Yepes, Maria Kane, Michael Stubbs, Dave Sanchez, Oscar Castillo, and many others. Come early for festival & dinner. Corazon LA is located at W-19A on Olvera Street, Second Level: 624 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more info, call (213) 617-0227 or visit on Facebook.

 

Opening Reception Corazon de Los Angeles (Olvera Street) Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit

October 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday. Oct. 24

6pm—Opening Reception Corazon de Los Angeles (Olvera Street) Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit featuring more than a dozen artists, including George Yepes, Maria Kane, Michael Stubbs, Dave Sanchez, Oscar Castillo, and many others. Come early for festival & dinner. Corazon LA is located at W-19A on Olvera Street, Second Level: 624 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more info, call (213) 617-0227 or visit on Facebook.

 

New Frida Kahlo Exhibit Joins George Yepes Group Show at Corazon de Los Angeles

July 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday, July 25—10:30am-7:30pm—New Frida Kahlo Exhibit Joins George Yepes Group Show at Corazon de Los Angeles at the historical Olvera Street Marketplace in Downtown Los Angeles. New paintings, folkart, jewelry, accessories as art in celebration of Frida Kahlo’s birthday. Free & open to the public. All Frida Kahlo themed nichos and jewelry 20% off. Corazon LA is on the Second level –up the stairs at W-19A. For more information, call (213) 716-0227, email info@ corazonla.com or visit Corazon de Los Angeles’ Facebook page.

(Robert Treviso)

(Robert Treviso)

Opening Reception Corazon de Los Angeles Anniversary Show Featuring Chicano Master Artist George Yepes

June 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 

(Painting by George Yepes)

“Adelita” by George Yepes

Master artist to the stars, George Yepes will unveil his latest work at Corazon de Los Angeles, historic Olvera Street’s newest gallery on Saturday, June 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The aptly named gallery is located in the heart of Los Angeles, at El Pueblo Historical Monument in Downtown Los Angeles, the city of L.A.’s birthplace. Corazon de Los Angeles is celebrating it’s third anniversary with new works by the world renown Chicano artist who grew up in East Los Angeles and was a significant contributor to Los Angeles’ most iconic murals and the growth of Chicano art to popularity and acclaim beyond Los Angeles.

Yepes’ paintings are in the personal art collections of Hollywood’s most cutting edge actors and filmmakers including Sean Penn, Madonna, Patricia Arquette, Nicolas Cage, Cheech Marin, Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez.

“George’s work grabs you by the lapels and makes you feel as if you’re discovering art for the first time. He’s a master painter in the best sense, the art comes through him not from him. That is rare,” Director Robert Rodriguez said.

Joining Yepes in the exhibit – which runs through July 19 – are several former students of his art academy, the Academia de Arte Yepes at Academia de Artes Yepes : Juan Solis, Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Saul Aguilera, Ricardo Estrada and Ulie Garcia, Ben Morales – all now accomplished artists in their own right.

"Redux" by Gene Ortega

“Redux” by Gene Ortega

Meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshments, music. Free admission. Corazon LA is located at W-19A (2nd level above La Golondrina Restaurant)) on the historical Olvera Street marketplace. (634 N. Main St.) L.A.

For more information, email info@corazonla.com, call (213) 617-0227 or visit on facebook: Corazon de Los Angeles’s Corazon de Los Angeles’ Facebook page.

Maria Kane

Maria Kane

Master Chicano Artist George Yepes to Unveil New Work at Olvera Street

June 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a perfect match. George Yepes will unveil his latest work at Corazon de Los Angeles, historic Olvera Street’s newest gallery on Saturday, June 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Uniquely, this fine and folk art gallery and cultural marketplace, exhibits the work of well known veteran artists alongside emerging artists who reflect the beauty and depth of Latino history, life and culture.

In that spirit, for this show, Yepes will be part of a group exhibit with talented onetime students who completed his art academy, and are now accomplished artists in their own right: Juan Solis, Maria Kane, Gene Ortega, Saul Aguilera, Ricardo Estrada and Ulie Garcia,

Yepes is using every minute of his time to paint new work leading up to this show while coordinating the work of some of his former students. He is planning a surprise unveil that may include a new “celebrity” portrait.

(Painting by George Yepes)

(‘Adelita’  by George Yepes)

“We are very pleased that an artist as acclaimed as George Yepes will be showing his very latest work at Corazon de Los Angeles,” said co-owner Gloria Alvarez.

“The philosophy of our gallery, to showcase a blend of artists, is in complete agreement with his work to teach and inspire new artists,” said Alvarez, whose partners include husband Mike and cousins Pat Soto Lee, Debbie Soto Seanez, Manuel and Steve Soto-all longtime L.A. area businesspersons.

Corazon de Los Angeles has received high praise for being a welcoming place where people can be introduced to a range of authentic Latino art, whether they are longtime collectors or making their first art acquisition for a home.

“All of the artwork in our gallery tells a story, we provide an environment that is casual enough to allow our customers to imagine what the work will look like in their home. We offer a variety of items for art lovers on every economic scale,” Alvarez said.

“We can help our customers locate a fine art painting by a famous Master artist if we don’t currently have it in our gallery, or help them select a Mexican tapestry, pottery, jewelry imported from Peru, Mexico or by a local artisan. It’s all carefully selected and we pride ourselves in offering a kaleidoscope; a window into our wondrous diverse culture,” she said.

This attractive new venue, now celebrating its third anniversary, is providing a supportive space for artists to make their artwork available for purchase.

Yepes’ latest work is expected to be yet another milestone exhibit for the evolution of Chicano art with a new generation of artists who have been well schooled on technique and like Yepes, can say much with a paint brush.

“What I like about exhibiting at Corazon de Los Angeles is that the gallery, true to its name, is located in the heart of Los Angeles. Olvera Street, the oldest street in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the city of Angels, and the center of a giant in the art world where East L.A. begins,” said Yepes.

“It’s Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano history is deep. It attracts people from all over the city, and tourists from all over the world. So I liked the idea of bringing my art to new audiences, and exposing people to Chicano art.”

Yepes, originally from East Los Angeles has exhibited his work throughout the United States and internationally, but he is passionate about this venue which “brings him home.”

“The word is getting out that Chicano painters in Los Angeles should be exhibiting at Corazon de Los Angeles Gallery at Olvera Street … The heart of Los Angeles is a world art center, like New York, London, and Paris.” Yepes said.

“People from all over the world come to Olvera Street. Art Collectors from New York and other parts of the country visit Corazon de Los Angeles to buy my paintings.”

“Also, art collectors from Phoenix and San Francisco now fly in to L.A. to buy artworks at the gallery. After my exhibit last year my paintings were shipped to collectors in Mexico, London, and New York.”

In a career now spanning forty years, Yepes’ work has taken him from East L.A. to Princeton, NASA, Dubai, and Hollywood’s Silver Screens.

His paintings are in forty museum collections. He has always been an ambassador for Chicano art, from his early days as one of the original East Los Streetscapers to being sought after for the powerful images seen in feature films.

His paintings are in the personal art collections of Hollywood’s most cutting edge actors and filmmakers including Sean Penn, Madonna, Patricia Arquette, Nicolas Cage, Cheech Marin, Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez.

“The first time I stood in front of a Chicano painting – it was George Yepes’ Amor Matizado – I had the same feeling as when I first heard a tune by the Beatles,” Marin said.

Painting by Gene Ortega

“Redux” by Gene Ortega

Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, Eva Longoria, Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton and Patricia Arquette have modeled for several Yepes paintings. Since the year 2000, Yepes has collaborated with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino on numerous projects including Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003; the double feature Grind House 2007; Machete 2010; and the 2014 Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller movie, Sin City 2  “A Dame to Kill For”.

“George Yepes is the rarest of talents,” said Director Robert Rodriguez. “I own several of his paintings, and whenever someone walks in and sees them for the first time, I have to stand close so I can catch their jaws before they slam into the ground. George’s work grabs you by the lapels and makes you feel as if you’re discovering art for the first time. He’s a master painter in the best sense, the art comes through him not from him. That is rare,” Rodriguez said.

Central to all of Yepes’ work continues to be what he calls, “the prevailing winds of the Chicano movement that sweeps inland from the coast of California, through the American Southwest, across Chicago, and New York.”

(Painting by Sal Aguilera)

(Painting by Sal Aguilera)

“All are welcome to experience that ‘wind’ with Yepes and his former students at our exhibit at Corazon de Los Angeles,” said Alvarez.

The exhibit runs through July and is free and open to the public.

For more information on George Yepes upcoming exhibit go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corazon-de-Los-Angeles-at-Olvera-Street/. For The Academia de Arte Yepes and mural projects contact George Yepes at www.georgeyepes.com or the Academia de Arte Yepes at: http://www.georgeyepes.com/academia-de-arte-yepes/

Corazon LA is located at the historic Olvera Street Marketplace –W19A (upstairs)/634 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Community Calendar: June 11, 2015 – June 17, 2015

June 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday, June 12

9:30am-1:30pm—Sign-up for Medi-Cal & CalFresh at the Eagle Rock Library. Eligibility specialists from the LA County Department of Public Social Services will help sign you up for Medi-Cal, Covered California, CalFresh, and other government assistance programs. Bring personal identification, verification of incomes/assets/expenses, and verification of residency. Library is located at 5027 Caspar Avenue, LA, 90041. For more info, call (323) 258-8078.

8pm—Red67 Presents The Kabong Show at Heche En Mexico in El Sereno. Join an evening of laughter and entertainment with a new hybrid variety/game show with live music. Doors open at 8pm at Hecho En Mexico: 4976 Huntington Dr. LA, 90032. For more info, call (323) 767-6619.Derby Dolls,

Saturday, June 13

2-3pm—Family Storytime at Bell Garden Library. Children 5 & up can listen to stories & do art activities. Library located at 7110 S. Garfield Ave. Bell Gardens 90201. For more info, call (562) 927-1309

4pm–Los Angeles Derby Dolls, Sirens vs. Tough Cookies. Watch a game of Women’s track roller derby at 4900 Alhambra Ave, LA, 90032. For more info, visit Derbydolls.com/LA.

Monday, June 15

1-2:30pm—Free Parent Workshop: Choose Health L.A. Kids at Eagle Rock Library. Workshop will focus on the importance of early nutrition & physical activity for children 0-5 years old. Library: 5027 Caspar Avenue, LA 90041. For more info, call (323) 258-8078.

Tuesday, June 16

2-3pm—Sandy Lynn’s Musical Barnyard Extravaganza Comes to the East LA Library. Enjoy musical, educational & interactive show with live animals. Library located at    4837 E. 3rd St. LA  90022. For more info, call (323) 264-0155.

4-4:45pm—Annie Banannie Balloon Show at the Anthony Quinn Library. Comedy and storytelling mixed with amazing balloon twisting at library: 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For more info, call (323) 264-7715.

Wednesday, June 17

2:30-3:30pm—Good Sleep Workshop at Montebello City Library. Learn the importance of healthy sleeping habits. Library located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., For more info, call (323) 722-6561.

 

Upcoming

Mariachi High Presents Point of View Film Program June 18 at the Montebello Library. Film follows a year in the life of the mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in South Texas. Time: 2-3pm. Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd Montebello, 90640. For more info, call Beth Krupsaw (323) 722-6551.

Teatro Urbano Presents Detective Sanchez: The Ortiz Case a Chicano Mystery June 19.  Entertaining theater for everyone. Time: 8pm. Location: 2005 East 1st St. Boyle Height, LA, 90033. For more info & to RSVP, call (909) 286-7613.

Corazon de Los Angeles Celebrates 3rd Anniversary Show June 27 Featuring an Exhibit of original works by George Yepes and Juan Solis, Gene Ortega, Maria Kane, Saul Aguilera, Ricardo Estrada, Ulie Garcia, and Ben Morales. Opening reception from 6-9pm. Meet the artists; light refreshments, music. Free admission. Corazon LA is located at W-19a (upstairs) on the historical Olvera Street market place. (634 N. Main St.) L.A. For more info, email info@corazonla.com, call (213) 617-0227 or visit on facebook: Corazon’s Facebook page.

Real Estate Community Expo June 27 at Ross Hall in Bell Gardens, 10am-3pm. Learn the house buying process & about your buying power in 30 minutes. Ross Hall: 6662 Loveland St. Bell Gardens 90201. For more info, call (562) 806-2355.

El Sereno Independence Day Parade on June 27th begins at 10am on Huntington Drive & Van Horne Ave. and ends at El Sereno Park. Concert begins at 4pm at the park. Fireworks show begins at dark. For more info, CD 14 Deputy Julio Torres at (323) 226-1646.

Wednesday, July 15

7pm- A Noise Within Theatre Announces Free Summer Reading of The Dresser by Ronald Harwood, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. RSVP via phone to 626-356-3100 x1 to reserve your seat.

Announcements 

City of Vernon Looking for Interns. Non-paid interns will gain valuable on-the job work experience in one of the city departments. The program asks for a minimal commitment of 8 hours per week and provides flexibility to accommodate to student’s college schedule. Program is open to college students. For info, call (323) 853-8811 ext. 166 or visit www.cityofvernon.org

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‘Pottery As Art’ Opens Saturday at Corazon LA

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Traditional and not so traditional Mexican pottery have been given a new look and will be featured in a new exhibit opening Saturday at Corazon de Los Angeles gallery, home decor and cultural gift store at the historic Olvera Street Marketplace.

Artists from the greater Los Angeles area have created beautiful new art pieces using Corazon LA’s imported Mexican pottery for the store’s 2015 Spring Showcase.

Traditional terracotta planters, designer vases, ceramic wall hangings, vases, candelabras, have been transformed with colorful brush strokes, creating new, one-of-kind pieces.

The exhibit will also include new paintings and multi-media pieces. Many of the artists will be stopping in throughout the day and will be available to discuss their pieces.

Richard Valdes will be doing live painting from 1-4pm. Exhibit open Noon-8 p.m. Runs through May 30.*

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Featured artists include George Yepes,  Richard Valdes,Roger Trivinos, Richard Martinez, Maria Kane, Saul Aguilera, Oscar Castillo, Ivan Godinez, Mauricio Lopez, Melody Smith, Sergio Hernandez, Claudia Cox, Elza, Violeta Moreno, Lorena Rivera, Rebecca Lozano.

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase original art that fits right into your home.

As an added bonus, Corazon LA is offering 20% off all pottery in the store (original art excluded).

Check Corazon LA facebook page for details. Corazon LA is located at 634 N. Main St – W-19A (Upstairs) on Olvera St. LA 90012. For more info, call (213) 617-0227 or email info@corazonla.com .Follow us on FB, Twitter, Instagram.

* Art on display subject to prior sale.

Community Calendar: December 10, 2014 – December 17, 2014

December 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today, Thurs. Dec. 11

10am–Grand Opening Chicana Service Action Center WorkSource Center in Boyle Heights & 6th Street Bridge Job Fair. Learn about jobs with the 6th Street Bridge Construction Project. Bring copies of your resume. Also learn about small business assistance available from the Business Source Center. Location: 1505 E. 1st Street. For more info call (323) 526-9332.

11am-2pm–Affordable Care Act Enrollment Information at Montebello Chet Holifield Library.   Certified educators will provide information and answer questions and concerns. Open enrollement for 2015 begins Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For info, call (323) 728-0421.

 

Friday, Dec. 12

12pm-4pm– Holiday Book and Rummage Sale at Anthony Quinn
Library. Join the Friends of the Library at this event that will feature gently used books and other items for sale. Event will also be held Dec. 13 at 11am. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For info, call (323)264-7715.

 

Saturday, Dec. 13

1-3pm–Family Holiday Art Activities at City Terrace Library. Invite the whole family to participate in different art activities with a holiday theme. All supplies will be provided. Library is located at 4025 E. City Terrace Dr. LA 90063. For info, call (323) 261-0295.

 

Monday, Dec. 15

6-7pm–Free Zumba Class at Anthony Quinn Library. Join the fun with a certified Zumba instructor. Beginners welcome. Open to ages 11 and up. RSVP at the information desk. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For info, call (323) 264-7715.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 16 

6-7pm–Holiday Card Workshop at East Los Angeles Library. Make your own cards to send to friends and family. All materials will be provided. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd Street, LA 90022. For info, call (323) 264-0155.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17

11am-2pm–Affordable Care Act Enrollment Information at Anthony Quinn Library.   Certified educators will provide information and answer questions and concerns. Open enrollment for 2015 begins Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15. Library is located at 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. LA 90063. For info, call (323) 264-7715.

4-7pm–Piñata Factory at Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center. Learn to make your own mini piñata using recycled newspaper, paint and glue. Event is free for ages 7 to 15. Center is located at 5856 Ludell St. For info, call (562) 806-7667.

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