Opening Reception for
"TLALPALERIA ASTRAL: Art & Rhythms"
Saturday, August 30, 2008 from 6pm-12
This group exhibit features the mixed media works of emerging and prolific artists, painters, photographers and print artists.
The exhibit planned for Saturday, August 30th will commemorate Los Angeles's diverse communities. The group exhibition theme is focused on Astral transformation related to dreams, outer body experience/s, and liminality. Liminal is a state of being on the 'threshold' of or between two different existential planes, that can also be described as a rites of passage or a ritual. Tlalpaleria is the place of color a hybrid word where the root derives from the nahuatl word tlapalli meaning color, and Tlal is place. Combined and translated it is therefore the Astral Place of Colors. Curator Lilia Ramirez stated that the exhibition is a testament of each artist personal journey into physical and non physical spaces of transformation,markers in our lives and changes...because we are light, we are solar intelligence."
Exhibiting new works by: LIGIA, SICKdotONE, Alex Skramble,Shelli Tollman, Phoenix, Anna Alvarado,Rosana Aherns,Ivan Godinez, Nayeli Guzman, Raymond Berrellez, Dewey Tafoya, Azul Mares-DelGrasso, DUKE, Vanessa Terran, Oscar Magallanes,Sonji,Ernesto Vasquez, Sugey Salazar,Raul Baltazar, DANA, Rogelia Becerra, Spie,Ofelia Esparza,Phoenix,Pesky,ZAN...E.L.A,Raul Gonzales, TOONS ONE, Gabriela Zapata plus more TBA!
The artist reception will open from 6pm-12, featuring live performances by Raizes Do Brasil (capoeira),and ATABEY (bomba).
Plus L.A.'s prolific disc jockey spinning galactic beats: Dj's Mando Fever (tribal groove), Dj Gingee (ecltectic beats), Dj Poncho (world beats), SEANO (rootz reggae.funk), Gomez comes Alive! and DJ SLOEPOKE!!!
Space interventionist performance by SPACE Intruderz.
Plus glow in the dark installation by Vanessa Terran & a special out of space musical experimentation by BIZZART.
Live painting by TIMOI, TOONS ONE, DUKE ONE & Mictlan Murals
STELLAR ARTISAN ALLEY artist will be vending handcrafted items.
It is a fundraiser ($7 at the door) for the studios overall mission and future goals. This is a local grass roots gem you wouldn't want to miss!