NACIONAL RECORDS http://www.nacionalrecords.com
GALLERY AZUL http://www.galleryazul.net
"Lucha Urbana!" Lucha Libre Art Show
SAT MAY 1ST
THU MAY 6TH
(During San Pedro's 1st Thurday Art Walk)
FREE ! ALL AGES!
Come by & learn about and celebrate Lucha Libre via art exhibit!
About Lucha Libre:
Lucha Libre is spanish for Free Wrestling. This term is used in Mexico to refer to a form of professional wrestling which involves a variety of wrestling techniques and moves. Luchadores is the term to identify the performers/wrestlers, they utilize high flying moves, and sport colorful masks. In 1942, lucha libre was forever changed when a silver-masked wrestler, known as El Santo first stepped into the ring, he made his debut in Mexico City by winning an 8-man battle royal. The public became enamored by the mystique and secrecy of Santo's personality and he quickly became the most popular luchador in Mexico. He is a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in comic books and movies. A number of prominent Japanese wrestlers also started their careers training in Mexican lucha libre before becoming stars in Japan.
Masks (mascaras) have been used dating back to the beginnings of lucha libre in the early part of the 20th century and have a historical significance to Mexico in general dating to the days of the Aztecs. Early masks were very simple with basic colors to distinguish the wrestler. In modern lucha libre, masks are colorfully designed to evoke the images of animals, gods, ancient heroes, and other archetypes, whose identity the luchador takes on during a performance.
Curated by GALLERY AZUL
Co-Curated by CHATISMO
Featuring art works by:
Diego "Yeyo" Aguirre
Steven Amado (CHATISMO) http://www.myspace.com/chatismo
PINCHE MICHI http://www.myspace.com/pinchemichiart
EFREN LUNA http://www.efrenluna.webs.com
Octavio "Ocho" Vargas http://www.myspace.com/490347605
Oscar "Pancho" Torres
Hector Silva http://www.myspace.com/artbyhector
Alex Rios http://www.myspace.com/alexriosart
...and many more!
Live Painting by:
Rick Rodriguez http://www.myspace.com/rixout
Live Performances By:
DJ SET BY:
CD listening night for "Corridos Urbanos".
The solo debut from NORTEC COLLECTIVE member, CLOROFILA, is out NOW! “Corridos Urbanos” is the first album from CLOROFILA aka Jorge Verdin who is known for his musical and digital design contributions to Nortec.
Full album stream on KCRW: http://bit.ly/9CJwOw
Buy the album on iTunes! http://bit.ly/aiUSBK
FREE Cancion de la Semana! Download Nortec Collective Presents: Clorofila's - "BabyRock Rock" on iTunes! http://bit.ly/dgmo8x