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The Miller Park Art Complex, new home of La Raza Galería Posada, will host "Celebrate in the Park!" -- a grand opening event on
Saturday, June 23. La Raza Galería Posada is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary cultural center and public space offering Latino/Chicano and Native arts exhibitions, art education programs, workshops, films and concerts and serves as a community gathering place.
2012 is the 40th anniversary of the organization's founding.The new address is 2700 Front St., just south of the Broadway Corridor in Sacramento. With large old trees, picnic tables and plenty of free parking, the new home offers a peacefulness that belies it's proximity to the nearby bustling Broadway Corridor. A benefit for the Acdemia de las Artes Education Program, this opening event is family friendly and will focus on the many varied programs and low-priced workshops being offered now at the Galería.
“Celebrate in the Park!”
La Raza Galería Posada
Miller Park Art Complex
2700 Front St., Sacramento CA 95818
Tickets: Only $8. ( Children 12 & under free)
Available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249472
and at the Galería
Galería Hours: 11 am-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday
The all ages outdoor daytime fete will also honor powerful bookends in the Latino community--- Manuel Pickett, Director of Teatro Esepejo and Estella Sanchez, Director of Sol Collective. “We want to express our thanks to Manual Pickett for his thirty years of unwavering commitment to Chicano theater and to Estella Sanchez for her new activist leadership in the Latino arts community. Community building through the arts remains our primary goal," says Marie Acosta, Executive Director of La Raza Galería Posada. Acosta worked closely with Sacramento Parks and Recreation to coordinate the move to Galería’s new larger location.
This fundraiser for 2012-13 programs at the new complex will feature events outside for the entire family at a family friendly price of $8 per person.(Children 12 & under free.) Low back chairs are encouraged. Food vendors will be present.
The morning begins with a Danza Azteca blessing ceremony. In the early part of the day there will be family and children activities including participatory workshops that are currently being held at the complex. Dance and poetry from area groups will also featured. Live music is from two popular groups, Q-Vo (Chicano Soul Oldies) and Luv Taxi (Latin Beat) . Event hours are 11 am-8 pm. Parking is free.
Full Program for Grand Opening of the Miller Park Art Complex here:
11-3pm: Family and Children Activities- by local non-profits
Workshops open-house from 12-3pm
Paper Mâché Sculptures on display.
Guitar Lessons Exhibition.
Escritores del Nuevo Sol.
11:30pm Danza Azteca Blessing Ceremony
12:10pm: Ballet Folkórico: Nube de Oro
12:50pm: Fusion Latina
1:40pm: Escritores del Nuevo Sol: Poetry presentation
2:10pm: Veronica Esparza
3:45pm: Award Presentation
Links to entertainers and instructors:
Fusión Latina: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fusion-Latina-Dance-Company/196933500399977
Nube de Oro: http://www.nubedeoro.com/
Jesús Barela: https://www.facebook.com/jesus.barela.5
Raul Mejia: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000019857619
Dinorah Curkendall: https://www.facebook.com/dinorah.curkendall
For more information:
Roberto Lopez-Programming co-ordinator