Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Almost 200 attend Arts fundraiser

Councilmember Reyes recently honored Ricardo and Maria "Terry" Teresa Muñoz hosts of the 5th Semi-Annual Tardeada Garden Party and Art Auction to raise funds for Avenue 50 Studio. The studio is a nonprofit gallery dedicated to promoting multicultural artists and poets through art exhibitions, workshops, and spoken word events in Highland Park.

Councilmember Reyes and guests recently paid tribute to Gilbert "Magu" Luján, an internationally known Chicano artist, who died Sunday, July 24, after battling cancer. He was 70. The shrine dedicated to the Chicanismo pioneer was created by Avenue 50 Studio Board Members Sybil Venegas and Laura Medina, and Artist Yreina Cervantez.

Wayne Healy, a renowned Chicano artist, and Reyes recollect the weekends when Reyes watched Healy paint murals in the First District in the 1970's.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The 28th Annual National Night Out TONIGHT

Councilmember Reyes lights a candle during a National Night Out vigil at Divine Saviour Catholic Church.

Join your neighbors for National Night Out TONIGHT. The annual event highlights crime prevention efforts at more than 15,000 communities nationwide, including several areas in the First District. The event, sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, unites citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials in creating safer neighborhoods.

National Night Out events include peace walks, live entertainment and food from 7-10 p.m. at the following First District sites:

Divine Saviour Catholic Church, 610 Cypress Ave., Cypress Park, (323) 225-9181.
Olympic Police Station, 1130 S. Vermont, (213) 382-9102.
Rampart Police Station, 1401 West 6th St., (213) 484-3400 (Peace Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. at MacArthur Park).
Echo Park National Night Out, 1625 W. Sunset Blvd. (Walgreens parking lot), (213) 485-0004.
Flores Residence, 1658 W. 23rd St., Adams-Normandie, (323) 497-1772.
For a schedule of all National Night Out events Citywide, visit LAPD website.