Sandy Rodriguez, 310 3974102
Guest curator


Please, Please, Please Don’t Go

A Day of the Dead Exhibition deadicated to "The Godfather of Soul"
James Brown

Opening Reception: Oct 13, 2007 7-11pm

Day of the Dead Altars, Installations, Shoes and Hot Pants

The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present a Dia De los Muertos exhibition deadicated to James Brown curated by Sandy Rodriguez entitled "Please, Please, Please Don’t Go".  The exhibit will consist of altars and installations by Yreina D. Cervantez, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Dj Diablo, Mondo Diaz, Derrick Maddox and Sandy Rodriguez.

Shoe and Hot Pants for the departed have been created by artists: Abel Alejandre, Albert Reyes, Alessandro Thompson, Ann Lambert, Anne Martens, Armando H.  Torres, Plume by Asha, Cosmo Segurson, Damon Shindler, Flora Ito, Francisco Javier Iribarren, Gilbert Magú Lujan, John Bedell, Lisa Case, Megumi Nakai, Natalie Macias, Niel S. Poziuna and Aaron Accord, Pat Gomez, Peter Carrillo, Quincy Young, Rainbow Underhill, Rebeka Rodriguez, Richard S. Duardo, Scott Winterrowd, Sean Daly, Shizu Saldamando, Sophia Allison, Overton Loyd, Victoria Delgadillo from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and Paris.
Invited artists are creating shoes and hot pants as offerings to the dead who have influenced their lives. The souls of the departed will be guided to Highland Park by the smell of pungent marigolds and the offerings. The muertos will pass through the celestial windows to inhabit their offerings in the land of the living. The souls will then join in the dance party/ celebration. The shoes and hot pants will be for sale for collectors and fashionistas just in time for this year’s Dia De los Muertos celebrations.

Where:  Avenue 50 Studio,131 No. Avenue 50, Highland Park,
CA  90042 (323) 258-1435

When:  Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 7-11 pm

Duration:  Oct 13 - November 4, 2007