Photo Credit: Ofelia Esparza
State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.____________________________
Do you want more cinema in your life? Look no further than a screening of the documentary “El Gigante” happening this Saturday, October 26 at 3 p.m. Mark your calendar for the showing of a film that captures the real struggle of fishermen and peasants against a hydroelectric power plant. For one year, filmmakers Bruno Federico and Consuelo Narravo followed this battle by documenting the protests of residents against the project called “El Quimbo.” Head to the screening to learn more and ask your own questions in a Q & A afterwards. That session will also feature an appearance from artist Carolina Caycedo who frequently focuses on communities in need fighting larger powers.18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-3711
The Annenberg Space for Photography continues to give Los Angeles dose after dose of awesome photography and their upcoming show “The Power of Photography” surely won’t disappoint. The show highlights the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic, a magazine known for its seriously wicked, iconic photographs. Expect not only brain-melting-good photographs but cool exhibition details, too — like 12-foot-wide video walls. You’ll have to visit the exhibit to see for yourself. Witness work from photographers like Abelardo Morell, Joel Sartore and more. If you miss opening day on October 26, you get plenty of time to see the show until it closes April 27, 2014.Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Avenue of the Stars Century Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90067 (213) 403-3000 Noche de Ofrenda – Grand Park Get ready for some Dia de Los Muertos festivities. The official day might not be here yet but that’s no reason to keep the decorations in a box in your attic. After all, Dia de Los Muertos gives you an excuse to get creative. This Saturday, October 26 Self-Help Graphics will help spark your artistic side with a display of 40 unique altares from many talented creators. Ofelia Esparza, known in Los Angeles for her beautiful altares, will also be on hand so you can maybe ask her for pro tips in building your own masterpiece. The event will also feature performances by respected singer, songwriter and composer Ruben “Funkahuatl” Guevara, poet Jo Anna Mixpe Ley, and more. The free event is open to all ages so bring the whole familia for a day of fun.
Grand Park (Olive Court) 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 881-6444