Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
José Manuel has been influenced by the cultural patrimony reflected in Mexico’s rich prehispanic culture.
The exceptional beauty of the colorful masks, sculptures and paintings representing animals, guardian spirits to native people are the source of inspiration for artist Jose Manuel. His use of vibrant color is influenced by the bright and expressive colors commonly used by the artists of his hometown Michoacan, Mexico.
Artist José Manuel Islas is a self-taught artist from Michoacan, Mexico, now residing in Daly City, California.
Exhibition date June 26 – July 20, 2013, at the Mission Cultural Center’s Inty Raymi Gallery. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. -5 p.m. At the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. 415.821.1155.
6th Annual Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum Program
It is a unique, intense, and unforgettably fun opportunity to experience Cuban drumming, dance and song with a combination of great Cuban instructors that live in Cuba, NY, Southern and Northern California and other states and countries along with exceptional non-Cuban instructors. They only convene once a year for this program!
If you are into Afro-Cuban music and/or dance, you don’t want to be anywhere else during this remarkable week. Folks come to Arcata from all over the world for this highly inspirational program. Highly recommended!
16th Annual Explorations in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum Program at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, p.m. July 20 – 27, 2013. For more info call 707. 826-3731. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9IXBUlkfkc&feature=player_embedded.
Consulates of El Salvador are launching TPS-Mobiles and extended schedules
Consulates of El Salvador in different cities in the United States are launching a series of TPS-Mobile in the coming days in order to bring the re-registration process to the Temporary Protection Statutes (TPS) closer to compatriots in their respective jurisdictions.
The Ambassador of El Salvador in the United States, Ruben Zamora, reminded his fellow Salvadorans that “it is important that Salvadorans do their TPS re-registration as soon as possible to enjoy migration stability for other 18 months. Reenrollment is the best insurance with or without an immigration reform.
If there is an immigration reform, Salvadorans with TPS could enter a special category. If there is no reform, re-registration will guarantee more stability in this country”. Re-registration ends on July 29, 2013.
The Embassy of El Salvador reminded that our advice to TPS is completely free and that there is immigration legal assistance for special cases. Any questions regarding re-registration can be made at the 1-888-30-111-30 hotline or at the Embassy hotline at 202-595-7500. You can also visit our Facebook site, www.facebook.com/embelsalvadorusa and twitter @El_Salvador_EMB.
Buena Vista Horace Mann School, 3351 23rd St. San Francisco, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.