Posted on | April 1, 2013 | No Comments
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Posted on | January 27, 2013 | No Comments
As part of its annual reorganization efforts, the Nuvein Foundation Board underwent a nomination process in the Fall of 2012-13 to select candidates up for election to the Nuvein Executive Board, as well as for Officers within the board.
As a result of subsequent elections in the month of January, the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts of the San Gabriel Valley is proud to announce the 2013-14 Executive Board of Directors:
Christopher Luke Trevilla
The Nuvein Foundation has also admitted and confirmed the following individuals into the Nuvein Advisory Board:
The Nuvein Foundation congratulates its new board members and is committed to work hard to make 2013 a great year for community, culture, and the arts in the San Gabriel Valley.
Posted on | January 25, 2013 | No Comments
The SGV LitFest, a fellow CA 501 (c)3 arts non-profit, is organizing the first annual San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival this coming February in West Covina.
We at the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts proudly promote and support this event, its aims, and what it will offer the community of West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley.
Details from website:
The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival (or SGVLF) is an arts and literature festival coming to the West Covina, California February 15, 16, and 17, 2013.
This event will feature Writers from across the globe, musicians, and installations by prominent artists. The event is presented by The City of West Covina, and will take place in the West Covina City Hall and the surrounding environs.
The festival will host four stages with readings, panels, and live performances from poets, fiction writers, graphic novelists, and musicians.
Local writers like Laurel Ann Bogen, Tony Barnstone, Gerry Locklin, Clifton Snider, Donna Hilbert, and Jeri Westerson will be there as well as great writers from around the world.
Posted on | January 21, 2013 | No Comments
Nuvein dedicates itself to ‘voices rarely heard in a world increasingly devoid of diversity’. – Enrique Diaz
The San Gabriel Valley communities of Southern California are a shining example of diverse cultures and societies thriving side by side, where an ongoing process of cultural, ideological, and societal exchange is constant at every level from the evolving collegiate haunts of Claremont, Azusa, Pasadena, and Walnut to the changing demographics of assemblies and local governments such as those of Alhambra, Rosemead, El Monte, Baldwin Park, and evident in the flow and changes of businesses at the Valley Mall or Downtown El Monte, Old Town Monrovia, Uptown Whittier, and the many facets of the swapmeets, farmer’s markets, laundromats, and strip malls north and south of Valley Blvd.
But one thing is certain to connect these many communities and cultures, and that is art. Simply put, the need to create something of value to oneself, for another, or for others is a shared experience. This universal impulse has led societies to many great discoveries and has brought about change.
Nuvein’s founder, Enrique, believed in the unity of individuals that expressed itself in a variety of ways, so much so that Nuvein began its work as an online magazine publishing works of fiction, commentary, poetry, graphic and media art, as well as reviews that brought together individuals all over the globe in each volume of publication. Following a successful nearly decade long run, the drive to affect change locally in the San Gabriel Valley emerged, which then gave rise to the Nuvein Foundation incorporating in El Monte.
So, can you help us bring all artistic groups, organizations, and resources together in an Online Directory?
We hope we can count on your help to make this happen.
This Directory will be for aspiring and emerging artists to get a hold of any chances for further education/training, securing encouragement and assistance, and finding opportunities to showcase their work.
If you are from any of the following SGV regions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org inform us about your group/organization/resource and provide us any contact information and printable/shared media (eg. logo) that you wish included.
Region A: Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, La Canada-Flintridge, San Marino
Region B: South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterrey Park, Montebello
Region C: Arcadia, Monrovia, Temple City, Rosemead, Irwindale
Region D: El Monte, South El Monte, La Puente, Valinda, Baldw in Park
Region E: Whittier (North, Uptown), Avocado Heights, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, La Habra Heights
Region F: West Covina, Covina, Azusa, Walnut, City of Industry
Region G: San Dimas, Claremont, Pomona, La Verne, Glendora, Diamond Bar
Posted on | October 9, 2012 | No Comments
Every year, the Nuvein Foundation works with the Downtown El Monte Business Association to create an event that highlights the traditions, culture, and artistic vision that defines the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead at the Valley Mall in Downtown El Monte, CA.
As part of the Centennial celebration of the incorporation of the city of El Monte, this event has secured acts that are deeply rooted in the Mexican, Chicano, and Latino traditions surrounding Dia de Los Muertos and are representative of the various regions of Mexico and Latin America that commemorate this event.
The 2012 Dia de Los Muertos organized by the Nuvein Foundation and sponsored by DEMBA is proud to present this years performers:
Kimberly Cobian is multi-cultural and multi-talented artist hailing from North Whittier, CA. She is a bilingual poet & writer, belly dance instructor & performer, consummate performance artist, and event organizer.
Kimberly is the president of the ZzyZx WriterZ Group out of El Serreno, CA. Her group coordinated and produced the Poetrypalooza Tour in August of 2012 to rave reviews and record attendances in venues all over LA County.
She also serves on the Executive Board of the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.
Jesus Montoya (DJ Quinto Sol) is a premier entertainment and event producer hailing from Dana Point, CA. Jesus’ company, DJ Quinto Sol Entertainment, has been organizing and entertaining at events since 1995 all over CA and across the Continental United States. DJ Quinto Sol is a member of the Orange County – Southern California chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association.
A proud and devoted father, avid entertainer, dedicated philantro-activist, DJ Quinto Sol will have everyone in the crowd energized and entertained during any event and setting. He is bound to ‘echarle sabor’ to any party/event and make even the most reluctant get up and dance.
Danza Cuauhtemoc is a Aztec Danza group hailing from Baldwin Park. CA under the guidance and instruction of Chris Silva. They offer community classes in Aztec Danza for children, youth, and adults of all ages.
Danza Cuauhtemoc is committed to preserving the traditions of Aztec/Mexica culture. Danza Cuauhtemoc has performed at Dia de Los Muertos events all over LA/SGV. They have performed at all Nuvein Dia de Los Muertos.
Mariachi Solecitos is a premier all adolescent and youth age mariachi group under the instruction of Jose Hernandez, director of the Mariachi Sol de Mexico, proprietor of Cielito Lindo Restaurant, and head of the Mariachi Heritage Society.
The Solecitos, like their acclaimed counterparts, have performed at venues, festivals, and concerts all across the country. The Solecitos mariachi group are instructed in the traditions and discipline of mariachi by the school run by director Hernandez and the Mariachi Heritage Society. Their performance is sure to amaze and delight one and all.
Eugenio “Genio” Torres is a poet, singer-s0ngwriter with Mexican and Latin American roots that influence his compositions. His works speak of social justice, faith, love, loss, and the conflicts that tradition and progress create.
Eugenio and fellow Latino and Mexican-American poet(a)s, singers, and performers have formed Poetas Organizados en un Espacio Social, Intelectual, y Artistico (P.O.E.S.I.A.) a group that has toured all over California, parts of Mexico, and across the US, organizing great events for the Hispanic communities and its poetic voices.
Bernard Garcia, also known as B.b. Garcia and his group of musicians fuse afro-cuban, tropical, and California folk into Mexican-Carribean stylings that have delighted crowds all across Los Angeles, as well as the La Puente Artwalk.
Bernard Garcia and the Cali-Caribe Cuartet have performed at venues such as the Yost Theatre at their “Noche de Boleros” event, and at various cultural events. This year they will be touring Day of the Dead events across the San Gabriel Valley, specifically, in Uptown Whittier, Rose Hills, El Monte, and Alhambra. Their music will delight you in a joyful nostalgia.
Located in Whittier under the direction of Luisa Macias since 2007, the various performance teams have participated and been recognized at competitions all across the United States.
Having expanded to include the Ballet Folklorico de Colores, Studio Danza has only served to offer youth, children, and adolescent dancers with opportunities to grow in this traditional Mexican dance form. The Ballet Folklorico de Colores has performed at events all across California at cultural and community events in Whittier, El Monte, Pico Rivera, Long Beach, and other communities.
We look forward to delighting our event crowd with these and other offerings of art, culture, music, poesia, and entertainment.
See you all on October 27th!
Posted on | October 8, 2012 | No Comments
As we count the days to our great Dia de Los Muertos event at the Valley Mall on October 27th, we at Nuvein are sharing our event lay out with you our friends, supporters, and general public.
Event info can be found here.
We will be handing out maps to the event the day of for new guests at the Nuvein Foundation Booth.
Posted on | September 18, 2012 | No Comments
The Nuvein Foundation is happy to once again offer a free community gallery/galeria of art centered around Dia de Los Muertos as narrated in the interpretations and visions of local SGV artists.
This one day exhibition promises to showcase art of all styles, media, and influences to offer the vast crowds at the upcoming Nuvein Dia de los Muertos event at the Valley Mall in El Monte something beautifully haunting and lasting.
Information on the one day exhibition is as follows:
“Callejon, Calacas, y Cultura” : A Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition
Outdoor Gallery/Galeria at Nuvein DDLM 2012
curated by Chris “Cakeshop” Penalber and facilitated by Christopher Trevilla
11am to 6pm, Sat. October 27th, 2012
Palm Ct. & Valley Mall Blvd., El Monte CA
Artists interested in displaying, please see Open call notice HERE
We look forward to welcoming many artists and art aficionados to our one of a kind exhibition.
See you all soon!
Posted on | September 14, 2012 | No Comments
As part of the celebrations at the Nuvein Foundation’s 3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos event in El Monte, entertainment will again this year include the addition of poets/poetas from all over Southern California. The event will have spoken word artists from LA, OC, and SGV.
The event will feature poetry, prose, and spoken word at the Poets Corner/Rincon de Poesia where poets and writers will gather and read their richly colorful poems paying homage to the dead and the living, as well as showcasing the several works of poetry and poetic groups and organizations from across Southern California.
Among the groups to be featured at the event will be the members of the ZZyZx WriterZ group from Los Angeles; members of the Whittier Poetry Group; members of the South El Monte Arts Posse; as well as members from the San Dimas Coffee House Writer’s Group, and many more!
Poets and writers, as well as writing/poetry groups interesed in taking part will be offered free table space to display their works and engage the local El Monte and SGV community at Dia de Los Muertos 2012.
An hosted open mic will be held in conjunction with the hosted space for poets and writers, and will be hosted by well known local Los Angeles poet(a) with SGV roots.
For more information on how to participate, email Christopher Trevilla of the Nuvein Foundation at email@example.com
Posted on | September 9, 2012 | No Comments
Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a celebration of the memory of those that have passed, and a rejoicing in the legacy of tradition, wisdom, joy, and love that they leave behind to family, friends, and community.
This celebration is commemorated by Hispanic and Latino communities all across the San Gabriel Valley throughout the month of October and early November.
The Nuvein Foundation is happy to be a part of that celebration for the sister city communities of El Monte and South El Monte. Especially due to the centennial celebration of the founding of El Monte, and the storied and rich cultural, artistic, and historical contributions of Mexican Americans and other Hispanic and Latino communities to the growth of El Monte.
In the spirit of sharing all known Dia de Los Muertos events across the San Gabriel Valley, here is an incomplete but extensive listing of events known (thus far) to be organized and take place this October and early November.
For information on the Nuvein Dia de Los Muertos, click here.
Pasadena ARC Dia de los Muertos
November 2nd and 3rd, 2012
1158 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
$20 General Admission
For info call (800) 838-3006
Organizer(s): ARC Pasadena, Danza Floricanto USA
Rose Hills 3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Cultural Festival
Sunday October 28th, 2012
11am to 5:30pm
3888 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Entrance Gate 1 – (Follow signs to SkyRose Chapel)
Whittier, CA 90601
Organizer(s): Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
The Folk Tree 29th Annual Day of the Dead Altars and Ephemera Show
October 6 – November 4th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 1 – 6 PM
Hours are: M-W, 11-6; Th-Sat, 10-6; Sun, 12-5.
217 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
For more information, call 626/795-8733 or 626/793-4828.
Organizer – The Folk Tree
Baldwin Park Dia De Los Muertos: Fiesta Del Alma
October 1st – November 3rd
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
14403-B East Pacific Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 214 – 1601
Organizer: Baldwin Park – Arts and Recreation Center (ARC)
Cal Poly Pomona 18th Annual Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Friday November 2nd, 2012
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Organizer(s): Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education, Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department.
Covina Dia de Los Muertos 2012
Saturday, October 27th
301 N. Fourth Ave.
Covina, CA 91723
Organizer(s): Covina Cultural Arts Advisory Commission, Covina Parks & Recreation Department
Monrovia Public Library – Dia de Los Muertos
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
321 S Myrtle Ave,
Monrovia, CA 91016
Organizer – Monrovia Public Library
7th Annual Uptown Whittier Dia de Los Muertos Art & Music Festival
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
10am – 5pm
13100 Philadelphia St.
Uptown Whittier, CA 90601
Organizer – Casita del Pueblo
Alhambra Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
San Gabriel High School
801 S. Ramona St.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Organizer(s): Alhambra Latino Association
Posted on | September 4, 2012 | No Comments
UPDATE: We now have found all performers for the main stage at our Dia de Los Muertos event this year.
We would like to thank all interested parties and performance groups for their inquiries.
We at Nuvein value all local performance artists and look forward to putting on events to highlight all styles of performance. Stay tuned amigos!
The Dia de Los Muertos is a celebration of life and death against the background of traditions cultural, spiritual, and artistic that help to highlight the joys of community life, the importance of family, and help one remember with honor, joy, and reverence those that have departed.
El Monte is a San Gabriel Valley (SGV) city rich in the contributions of many cultures and in its centennial year, there is much to celebrate. Certainly, one of the contributors towards the development of El Monte has been the Hispanic and Latino communities.
This year at the Nuvein Foundation’s 2012 Dia de Los Muertos Celebration we wish to highlight these contributions and showcase them to a anticipated audience of over 5,00o eager and excited children, adult, and youth from El Monte, and surrounding SGV communities at our annual premier El Monte event.
The Nuvein Foundation thus issues an open call for the following type of performers:
- Aztec Danza – Aztec Dance group
- Mariachi y/o Conjunto – Mariachi and/or Hispanic Folk Music Group
- Arte Teatrico y/o Teatro Hispano – Performance Art and/or Hispanic Theatre
- Ballet Folklorico y/o Danza Hispano – Folklorico Dancers and/or Hispanic traditional dance
These would be compensated performances, and each performer/performance group would recognized by the foundation, the Downtown El Monte Business Association, the City of El Monte, and be given media exposure.
For more information, to express interest, and to discuss details, please contact the Dia de Los Muertos 2012 performance and entertainment director, Kimberly Cobian, Nuvein Executive Board member, at Kimberly@nuvein.orgkeep looking »