Virtual Book release and poetry/prose reading for “The Orisha Talks” by author, Tricia Alkmia Cochée, published by World Stage Press.
About the book:
“The Orisha Talks” is Tricia Cochée’s debut collection of poetry and prose that mixes the profane with the sacred into a delicious gumbo of poetic memoir and historical musings. A celebration of life, love, friendship and family, despite its complications.
The author, a fourth generation Californian. Her backdrop, Black Los Angeles. Places and spaces in time, long gone but kept alive in community memory.
“There are places, friendships, relationships and events that hold space in my mind, courting my memory: the opening night of The Good Life restaurant and cultural center; Nelson Mandela speaking at the LA Coliseum; the receptions and art shows at Brockman Gallery and photography openings at the Black Gallery;
The first African Marketplace and Cultural Faire; Lectures at Compton College Black Consciousness Conferences; Producing festivals at Senshin Buddhist Temple and BackStreet Galleries; and Co-founding the SWAAM (Spoken Word Art And Music) poetry lounge.”
— Tricia Cochée
Ms. Cochée was a recipient of the DCA’s Emergency Artist Relief Grant and thanks the DCA for their support.
$10 – $25
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Connect with your community, nurture and explore your creativity… as we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month all of October on Thursdays at 4pm with art projects and books. To join, email Aida Bartoletti at email@example.com for live zoom link. For ADA accomodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hrs. prior to event. For ages 7+ but all welcome.
The Latino Theater Company presents online readings of eight new plays by Los Angeles-based playwrights in this Friday evening weekly series. Plays are selected to reflect the full range of diverse communities and life in Los Angeles. A new play will be presented each week. Each play will be available for viewing for 10 days October 2 , 9, 16, 23,and 30 November 6, 13, and 20
Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has produced one of the most renown Día de los Muertos cultural events in Los Angeles — noted as one of the oldest Day of the Dead public commemorations in the nation.
An archival video showing of Evelina Fernández’s innovative play tackling topics taboo in the Latino community, including homosexuality, AIDS, teen pregnancy, and euthanasia — all through the Latino Theater Company’s uniquely styled lens. First produced in 2002, Dementia garnered a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Theater Production and four Ovation nominations and was revived by the LTC in 2010 and again in 2017. A follow-up, online conversation with the artists will take place on October 28.