HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS 2015
There are many art sales afoot in most cities. Here are just a few. Why purchase corporate made gifts when you can give something personal. Buy original art by Latino artists!
HECHO A MANO
MADE BY HAND
Handmade crafts and arts for sale by local artists.
Through December 22nd
HECHO A MANO store
816 South Brazos
San Antonio, TX 78707
DECEMBER 12 7PM-11PM
131 NORTH AVENUE 50
LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
Dozens of Latino artists will have their original art works for sale at this yearly fundraiser.
ROMERO STUDIO 2015
SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, December 12, 6 pm to midnight and
Sunday, December 13, 1 to 6 pm
This year the annual holiday art sale is at the Boathouse:
Plaza de la Raza
3540 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
DECEMBER 12, 13, & 19
10AM TO 5 PM
1136 STONE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90063
This is Jose Ramirez’s yearly holiday art sale. All price ranges and art formats.
SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO
PURCHASE BY INTERNET
The Pena Studio/Showroom is starting a new weekly on-line special. He will be featuring limited editions (signed and numbered) and signed prints and gift items. Visit the Amado Pena website: www.penagallery.com
Why not give a novel or short story collection written by a Latino author? Latinopia would suggest some of the books that we have recently reviewed. You can see the review of the asterisked titles under Book Reviews in the Literature page on the menu bar. Author interviews are denoted with (V) and can also be found on the Latinopia Literature page.
*RANDY LOPEZ GOES HOME By Rudolfo Anaya (V)
Available from Oklahoma Press @ http://www.oupress.com
*BEFORE THE END, AFTER THE BEGINNING BY Dagoberto Gilb (V)
HOUSE OF HOUSES by Pat Mora (V)
FROM THIS WICKED PATCH OF DUST By Sergio Troncoso (V)
BRIDES AND SINNERS IN EL CHUCO By Christine Granados (V)
ALWAYS RUNNING By Luis J. Rodríguez (V)
FLESH TO BONE By ire’ne lara silva
THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS By Rudy Ch. García (V)
8 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE MY LIFE Edited by Sylvia Mendoza
LAST OF THE MENU GIRLS By Denise Chávez (V)
IT’S ALL IN THE FRIJOLES By Yolanda Nava
OCOTILLO DREAMS By Melinda Palacio
HECHO EN TEJAS AN ANTHOLOGY OF TEXAS MEXICAN LITERATURE EDITED BY Dagoberto Gilb (V)
- POEMS FROM THE RIO GRANDE By Rudy Anaya (V)
*Y NO SE LO TRAGO LA TIERRA By Tomás Rivera
*NILDA By Nicholasa Mohr
*LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS By Cherrie Moraga
DOÑA JULIA’S CHILDREN By Luis R, Torres (V)
*EMPLUMADA By Lorna Dee Cervantes
*RETURN TO ARROYO GRANDE By Jesús Salvaodr Treviño
THE TAINOS: RISE AND DECLINE OF THE PEOPLE WHO GREETED COLUMBUS
By Irving Rouse
*BLOWOUT! By Sal Castro & Mario García
CHICANA FALSA By Michelle Serros
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US By Reyna Grande
*WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS By Nelson Denis
*LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA by Scott Baugh
- * SOFRITO By Phillippe Diederich (V)
*ASI SOMOS, WHO WE ARE by Ada Nivia López & Mark Joseph
*YOU MUST FIGHT THEM By Maceo Montoya
YOUNG ADULT READERS:
WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN: A MEMOIR By Esmeralda Santiago
*THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros
DREAMING CUBAN by Cristina Garcia
THE HEAVENS WEEP FOR US By Thelma T. Reyna
THE YEAR OF OUR REVOLUTION By Judith Ortiz Cofer
CURSE OF THE CHUPACABRA By Rudolfo Anaya (V)
Find these and other Latino titles at your local Latino bookstore such as TIA CHUCHA BOOKSTORE AND CULTURAL CENTER or find it on Amazon.
FIASTA FIASCO & HELLO OCEAN
Two exiting audio books for children narated and with music by the duo of Rosi and Brian Amador. You can purchase these audiobooks through their website: http://solycanto.com/shop.html
CAMPANITA CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Check out the many titles of children’s books by Campanita Press, especially books on the Caribbean experience. Titles include: I AM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, BEBA AND THE SISTER ISLAND, EFA AND THE MOSQUITO,THE LESSON BOX, WHERE IS PACO NOW? A VERY SMART CAT and A CARIBBEAN JOURNEY FROM A TO Y. ALL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CAMPANITA WEBSITE: http://www.campanitabooks.com
Arte Publico’s Children’s Division, Pinata Books, has many titles designed for readers from very young to young adults. Sample of titles: JUAN AND THE CHUPACABRAS, ZULERMA AND THE WITCH OWL, RENE HAS TWO LAST NAMES, DO YOU KNOW THE CUCUY? PEPITA ON PEPPER STREET, CÉSAR CHÁVEZ: THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE, GRANDMA’S CHOCOLATE, LUPITA’S PAPALOTE. All are available through the Arte Público website: http://www.latinoteca.com Order now for a35% discount when you call 1-800-633ARTE and mention the coupon code HOLIDAY13!
MUSIC FROM THE LEGENDARY FANIA LABEL! Check out the Fania records website (http://www.fania.com/ )or a complete listing of music titles including oldies but goodies as well as newer titles. See also their posters, t-shirts and other accessories. A must of the jazz and salsa enthusiast.
COUNTER CULTURE CD
Exciting rapper and musician Olmeca’s new CD album BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL is available at his website:
www.olmecaone.com If you don’t know about Olmeca check out the Olmeca videos on Latinopia’s music page.
FARM WORKERS ACCESSORIES
Check out the United Farm Workers for a variety of items ranging from Cesar Chavez mugs and glasses…
To SI SE PUEDE apparel including t-shirts , polo shirts and caps.
Also see the UFW books, CDs and DVDs. For the complete listing of items and prices and purchase information, yes you can do this on-line, check out the UFW website: http://www.ufw.org
UCLA CHICANO RESEARCH CENTER BOOKS & DVDS. Do your holiday shopping this month at the CSRC. This year’s many releases include works by leading Latino artists and scholars. To receive holiday gift information and to order directly from the CSRC contact them by email or at (310) 825-3428.
FELIZ NAVIDADES Y PROSPER ANO NUEVO!