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, call (213) 617-0227 or visit on facebook: Corazon de Los Angeles’s Corazon de Los Angeles’ Facebook page.

Maria Kane

Maria Kane

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

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.



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, 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.


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

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