2016 Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Reception

Earlier this summer, we had the pleasure of awarding our annual Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Award. See all the excitement below! Once again, a heartfelt congratulations to Jimmy Licata and David Godinez who each received a $500 scholarship towards their educational success in the arts.

Poetry in Motion 2016

The Nuvein Foundation for Literature & the Arts teamed up with the Arcadia Public Library for an eighth year to celebrate National Poetry Month with the youth poets of the San Gabriel Valley with their event — Poetry in Motion on Friday, April 22nd. The participants ranged from middle school to high school from Arcadia and surrounding school districts.

The event was a culmination of the first ever Poetry in Motion Workshop Series curated and hosted by Nuvein Board Member, Kimberly Cobian, where each week from a February through April, a guest poet taught a different style, gave feedback and gave performance tips to the teens in attendance.

Students performed music, sung a Capella, and recited original poetry for the judge panel that consisted of a UCLA aspiring student library volunteer named Alexis Winstanley, a Nuvein Board Member and writer, Michael Ian Churchman and local published poet, Blazhia Parker.

Awards were given in various creative categories.
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Among the outstanding performances was that of one of the workshop students, Anviksha Srivastava, with her original poem, “Fade Away” which received the Social Message award.

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The Poetry in Motion 2016 Champion Award was awarded to Leila Hunziker for her dramatic performance of her original poem, “Shattered Possession“.

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Musical guests, the Licata Brothers performed musical interludes between the open mic and judging deliberation. Their music consisted of classic rock and roll and feel good rhythms that made the multigenerational crowd of children, parents, and friends to boogie, clap, stomp and sing along!

The Award-winning Poems


Fade Away
by Anviksha Srivastava

The breeze of summer
Coats my shoes
Childhood wrapped
In colored candy
Unfolds and crumbles
Like a sand castle
Washed in waves
The smiles of sun
Warm faces like fire
Glowing everything
Just like gold
But as I turn
To grab my life
The hand of hope
Disappears
Gone is my home
Gone is my family
There is nothing left
And so I sit
In the remains
Of blood and war
Thinking how none of this
Hatred helps
In the end
Both wins and losses
Are defeated by reality
War is never the solution..
War is never the solution
Says the wet droplet
of my dreams
As they fall down my face
And fade away..

 


Shattered Possession
by Leila Hunziker

I shouldn’t have set it free
What could I do
My phone is shattered and it’s all because of me

It happened while on top a tree
I tried to get down and left it on the branch, but I didn’t have a clue
I shouldn’t have set it free

I just wanted to get down and go inside to get some iced tea
My leg swung over the branch and saw my phone flew
My phone is shattered and it’s all because of me

Slowly, I saw it hit the ground after I looked at my knee
Looking at it I frantically jumped down from the branch like a monkey in a zoo
I shouldn’ t have set it free

I carefully flipped my phone over to see
At that moment, my sadness and anger grew
My phone is shattered and it’s all because of me

l fell to my knees and screamed to the sky like a banshee
This shouldn’t be something I had to go through
I shouldn’t have set it free
My phone is shattered and it’s all because of me

San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo & Art Exhibit 2013

Nuvein Foundation / City of Baldwin Park Arts & Recreation Center brings you
San Gabriel Valley Comic Art Show and Expo!
Comic Art Exhibition dates: June 10 – August 10, 2013
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 4 PM – 8 PM, Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM
ARTIST RECEPTION FRIDAY, JUNE 21st 5 PM – 8 PM
COMIC BOOK EXPO SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd 11 AM – 6 PM
Free Admission!

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Local Artists, Community, and Businesses come together for Un Poquito más Arté!

On Saturday, Mayy 26th, 2012 from 2pm-10pm Old Town La Puente (Along 1st/Main Street) will host Un Poquito Mas Arte the second of its quarterly Art Walk series uniting local artists, educators, businesses, and community members as they proudly showcase artworks at various establishments across Old Town La Puente.

The event is to host six curated art galleries, a vinyl spun poetry and spoken word open mic, booths, a live entertainment, community barbecue, and countless friendly faces and community activities throughout Old Town La Puente along stops on 1st and Main Street.

The La Puente Branch of the  LA County Library will kick off this event with a Children’s Sidewalk Chalk Art activity at 2pm, along with 6 hosted galleries, a vinly record open mic, and participation by other local business. This event is supported and sponsored by the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts and is endorsed by the Old Town La Puente Business Association as well as the La Puente City Council.

For more information, visit the La Puente Artwalk Facebook page HERE.

 

Nuvein elects a new executive board and officers for 2012

As part of its reorganization and transition efforts, the Nuvein Foundation Board underwent a nomination process in the Winter of 2011-12 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 2012 Executive Board of Directors and Officers:

Christopher Luke Trevilla (elected Nuvein President)
Miguel Sankitts (elected Nuvein Vice-President)
Jeffrey Bickel (elected Nuvein Treasurer)
Anabel Bello (elected Nuvein Secretary)
Renato Aguirre
Kimberly Cobian
Carlos Arranibar
Roberta Lujan
Javier Hernandez
Tina Flores
Ryan Storms

The Nuvein Foundation congratulates its new officers and board members and is committed to work hard to make 2012 a great year for community, culture, and the arts in the San Gabriel Valley.

The Nuvein Foundation awarded grant by California Community Foundation – El Monte Community Building Initiative

Last Winter, the Community Building initiative of El Monte or CBI El Monte, a part of the California Community Foundation or CCF, held a round of mini grant applications to give out to individuals or groups that designed a program or project to imporve the overall wellness, educational resources, and oppportunities for high school age youth in El Monte.

The Nuvein Foundation applied for a mini grant to establish a program that offered guidance and resources for high school age youth considering a degree in the Arts.  To that end, the Nuvein Foundation compiled a team of El Monte Residents and Nuvein Board members to compose a project group to oversee and effectuate the aims of the project. On the project team are:

Tina Flores – Nuvein Executive Board member and member of El Monte Cultural Commission as Community liaison

Renato Aguirre – Nuvein Executive Board member and Internet entrepreneur as Logistics and Supports liaison

Baldomero Perez- Nuvein Advisory Board member and artist as Youth Outreach liaison

Christopher Trevilla – Nuvein Executive Board member, artist, social worker as Project Communications liaison

After careful review and consideration, as part of the submission process, the Nuvein Foundation was awarded a mini grant in the amount of $1500.00 to this end to create and collect resources towards an event titled ‘Young Artist’s Expo’ to take place in late Spring 2012. The Nuvein Foundation Executive Board will function as the oversight and fiduciary agent for the grant monies as well as monitor progress on the project.

Nuvein is currently gathering resources and is approaching individuals interested in being a part of the project. Interested individuals are encouraged to direct their inquiries to Chris Trevilla of the Nuvein Foundation.

Christopher Trevilla
Executive Board
Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts
ctrevilla@nuvein.org

LINKS:
CCF
www.calfund.org/

CBI El Monte
www.calfund.org/page.aspx?pid=684

Arcadia Library and Nuvein to set Poetry in Motion for SGV Teens

As part of the Nuvein Foundation’s celebration of National Poetry Month, on Friday, April 20th, 2012 from 3pm-5pm the Arcadia  Public Library will host Poetry in Motion: A Teen Event a showcase, open mic, and competition of teen spoken word, poetry, and lyricism. This  event now enters its third year of being showcase for young poetic and lyrical talent, and is proudly organized and supported by both the Arcadia Public Library and the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.

The Arcadia Library will be taking submissions and entries to be considered for the competition portion up to the day before.of the event. Youth interested in the Open Mic will be allowed to walk in and be considered for inclusion up to the beginning of the event. Submissions from teen and youth throughout the San Gabriel Valley will be considered for participation.

Prizes and recognition will be given out as scored by a panel of established poets and writers from all over Southern California.

The event will take place inside the Cay Mortensen Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

For more information on submissions and entry rules:
Contact Regina Ochoa at the Arcadia Library at rochoa@ci.arcadia.ca.us

 

Local Artists, Community, and Businesses come together for Un Poquito más Arté

On Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 4pm-11pm Old Town La Puente (Along 1st/Main Street) will host Un Poquito Mas Arte the first of a quarterly Art Walk series uniting local artists, educators, businesses, and community members as they proudly showcase artworks at various establishments across Old Town La Puente. The La Puente Branch of the LA County Library will kick off this event with a Poetry Reading and Open Mic at 4pm, along with 3 hosted galleries, a record hop, and participation by other local business. This event is supported and sponsored by the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.

LINKS:

Arté Cabalturo (Gallery owned/operated by Art Lopez)
http://artecabalturo.carbonmade.com/

Main Line Custom Graphics, Silk Screening, and Tattoos (Gallery owned by Joe Ortega)
http://www.mainlinecg.com/

Coco Na Dré Cafe (Gallery owned and operated by the Armstrong Family)
http://www.coconadre.com/

Facebook Event page:
http://www.facebook.com/events/169422089828364/?ref=ts