Michael Dotson. Jasmine, 2013. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16”.
Uribo, sometimes artichoke
Dr. Ph. Martin watercolour + 90lb Watson paper + ink brush pen
Lalo Alcaraz’s new series of Loteria portraits atChicanos Chicanas, Y Que?
WHAT Chican@s Y Que? Arts & Culture Festival marks the opening weekend of a month long art exhibit that pays homage to internationally renown artist & teacher Gilbert ‘Magu’ Lujan. A pioneer of the Chicano art movement, Magu’ was a member of the art collective Los Four & one of the first Chicano artists to exhibit art at LACMA.
The art exhibit, aptly titled Chican@s Y Que? Will showcase over 40 of California’s most popular Chicano artists including: Lalo Alcaraz, Ofelia Esparza & Raul Gonzalez. Art work will include a rich diversity of mediums & generations. The festival will be hosted by film director& comedian Richard Montoya. Guest will be able to spend a summer evening on the Eastside enjoying musical performances in the Plaza de la Raza open air theatre.
WHEN Friday July 5, 2013 7:00pm-12am
Musical Guests: Los Fabulocos
Live Painting by Graffiti Artist Vyal 1
Saturday July 6, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 12 am
Musical Performances Include: Chicano Batman
Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble, Quinto Sol
Special surprise musical guest jam session*
WHERE Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Park
3501 Valley Blvd L.A., CA 90031
HOW $10 per person at the door. ALL AGES EVENT.
Check it out!
Carved magnesite statue of Ashurnasirpal II
Found Temple of Ishtar Belit Mati, Nimrud, Iraq
- Height: 113 centimetres (statue)
- Width: 32 centimetres (statue)
This is the only extant perfect Assyrian royal statue in the round. This statue of King Ashurnasirpal II was placed in the Temple of Ishtar Sharrat-niphi. It was designed to remind the goddess Ishtar of the king’s piety. It is made of magnesite, and stands on a separate reddish dolomite or dolomitic limestone plinth. These unusual stones were probably brought back from a foreign campaign. Kings often boasted of the exotic things they acquired from abroad, not only raw materials and finished goods but also plants and animals. The king’s hair and beard are shown worn long in the fashion of the Assyrian court at this time. It has been suggested that the Assyrians used false hair and beards, as the Egyptians sometimes did, but there is no evidence for this.
Source: British Museum
Gustav Klimt, Goldfish, 1902