2009 Chicano Rock / Yepes Gallery Talk / Land of a Thousand Book Signing

ChimMaya Gallery

Saturday, June 20th

Gallery Talk: George Yepes

George will discuss and explain the new works currently on display at ChimMaya, other works he would like to share, and will conclude with an explanation of ‘La Serenata’ and the reasons this particular piece was chosen for the cover of the Revised Edition of Land of a Thousand Dances.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Land of a Thousand Dances
Multimedia Presentation, Book Signing, Q&A,
and ‘La Serenata’ Poster Signing

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Authors: Tom Waldman / David Reyes
Book Cover Artist: George Yepes

From Ritchie Valens, The Premiers and The Blendells to El Chicano, Tierra and Los Lobos, Land of a Thousand Dances highlights Chicano singers, songwriters, and bands who have impacted the music industry. Authors Tom Waldman and David Reyes profile artists from the 1950s to 2008, many from East L.A. and surrounding areas. Musicians of the big band era, rockers from the 60s and 70s, punk bands, and contemporary rap artists round out the book’s eclectic mix of Chicano musicians. Previously released in the late 1990s, the book is now back in print with this updated version, which includes profiles of Quetzal and Lysa Flores and cover art ‘La Serenata’ from Los Angeles artist George Yepes.

Special Performance

Willie Herron and Jesus Velo of Los Illegals

(please rsvp with name and number attending)

Current Exhibitions

George Yepes / Maria Kane
(Main Gallery)

Robert Palacios / Chuy Rangel
(North Gallery)

Yolanda Gonzalez / Ricardo Ortega / Linda Vallejo
(East Gallery)

Emilia Garcia / Juan Solis / Gennaro Garcia / Ernie Anguiano / Julie Zarate
(West Gallery)


5283 East Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90022 / 323.869.8881