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10.23.11 HeARTwork @ KmB’s Voices of Pilipino American History

18 Oct

 

VOICE OF PILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY

FB EVENT

Sunday, October 23, 2011
3 – 7pm
FACLA
1740 W.Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA

Presentations by:
Johnny Itliong, son of United Farm Workers founder Larry Itliong
http://www.bakitwhy.com/videos/bakitwhycoms-exclusive-interview-johnny-itliong

Patricio Ginelsa, filmmaker whose credits include Associate Producer for independent film THE DEBUT, Director for the feature-length home-made movie LUMPIA and such music videos as Bambu’s “Crooks & Rooks,” Native Guns’ “Champion,” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “The Apl Song” and “Bebot”
http://www.patricioginelsa.com/about

Musicians:
The Fighting Cocks http://fightingcocksmusic.com/
The Black Noise
Tripz
Kymistry
DJ Magic Marker

Visual Artists:
Manila Ryce http://www.manilaryce.com/bio.html
Stuter http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/184235-flock-shop-presents-the-first-solo-art-exhibition-of-karlo-santa-ana-aka-stuter
Alfie Numeric http://alfienumeric.com/
LORALEI ROSE BINGAMON https://expressyoursoul.wordpress.com/about/
Anthony Thomas http://alightanddark.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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10.20.11 EmpowHERed Pinays Run This *-!

18 Oct

Come listen to some empowHERed pinays (including yours truly!) speak in honor of UCLA’s Kappa Psi Epslion’s Pilipino American HERstory Month. I’ll be speaking on art, community, and my journey to where I am today.

Other speakers include:

Tracy Buenavista: Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Asian American Studies at CSUN
Nenita Domingo: Lecturer in Filipino at the Dept. of Asian Languages and Culture
Daya Mortel: co-founder of SiGAw, current member of Habi Arts and  BAYAN USA Southwest regional coordinator & program director at Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Everyone is invited!

INFO:

Oct. 20, 2011
7 – 830pm
UCLA Ackerman 2414

Join LOVEJOY for Heart Meditation & Collage Workshop with Loralei Rose!

10 Feb

Join LOVEJOY for Heart Meditation & Collage Workshop with Loralei Rose!.

As many of you may know, my friend Marie and I have started an endeavor called LOVEJOY. LOVEJOY is a space for people to get together, create community and engage in creative and holistic wellness practices.

Lovejoy has declared February Heart Chakra Month! As a part of this month, I will be conducting a heart meditation and collage workshop.

I invite you all to come and get your creativity on! It will definitely be a great night.

See flyer and link above for more info.

Event Info

WHEN: Wesnesday, Feb 23, 2011

WHERE: Casa de LoveJoy (Lakewood, CA)

TIME: 630pm-830pm

WHAT to bring: Bring yourself and a smile!

$10 suggested donation

contact getdownwithlovejoy@gmail.com for questions and to RSVP

02.04.11 Steady, Are You Ready?

4 Feb

Thank you to the STEADY crew for inviting me to come out to their event! I can’t wait to check out the scene and get to meet all the cool folks who wanna chillout on a Friday night. Hope you can make it! Info is below. 🙂

STEADY, are you ready?

 

MAIN ROOM//House:
DJ Amara
Josh Kane on live percussions

SPECIAL GUEST:
DJ MZA
LACEY IQ

LOUNGE//Old school/hiphop/funk/breaks:
DJ Stoke

Art By:

Loralei Rose Bingamon :: https://expressyoursoul.wordpress.com/

9pm-2am
NO COVER b4 10:30pm WITH RSVP to
STEADYsetgo@gmail.com (include full name plus # of guests)
$5 with no RSVP

BOTTLE SERVICE:
Reserve your birthday/special event at STEADY for discounted bottle prices. Email above for details!

RSVP at:
STEADYSETGO@GMAIL.COM
(include full name plus # of guests)

01.13.11 Come Celebrate My Bday with Me @ LA Art Walk!

3 Jan

 

January 13th Derekstar has a big treat planned for the LA Artwalk @ the Harlem Street Cafe!  Come by for a good time and to celebrate my bday with me! ❤

DEREKSTAR PRESENTS: “Black Heart”

What do you think of when you hear the words “Black Heart”? Well, it was a tricky one for us too! Please come down to Harlem Place Cafe on January 13th and see what our artists were inspired to create after we decided to work with this theme.

We will be a part of the Downtown LA Artwalk for the FIRST time! This is a big deal for us and we would love to have your support. Here’s what you have to look forward to…

ARTWORK FEATURED BY:

Tayen Kim
Jerrell Conner
Kytia L’amour
Gilbert Hernandez
Tweedy Cudal
John Lawrence Cudal
Charmaine Genuino
Eloisa Hernandez
Kevin Morgan
Rodney Farol
Brian Paraiso
Ritchie Kong
Garrick Fujii
Julieann Quinto
Marlus Dos Santos
Marcus Newsom
Al Williams
Loralei Bingamon
Chris Jones
Sherwood Andrews
Sonia Godoy

PERFORMANCES BY:

Chrizle Reyes
Aaron Flores
Jonathan Blake Salazar
Denicar Bergancia
Daniel Donnie Flores
Kevin Yap
Evelyn Blanton
Blueprint Graffiti

More to come…

01.08.11 Vintage Renewals Showroom/Art Gallery Grand Opening Party

1 Jan

 

 

 

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Break in the new year with some dope ART, MUSIC, AND FASHION.
Hope to see you this coming weekend!
Saturday, January 8 · 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Location 565 W. Second St. #2 Pomona, CA 91766 Arts Colony
More Info
Grand Opening Of Vintage Renewals Showroom/ Art Gallery/ Talent Showcase. 

The Vintage Renewals Showroom – Will be Opening not only to showcase the VintageRenewals Line, but Every Month we’ll be exhibiting up and coming talent for all over the world.

Vintage Renewals has been showcased on various blogs and websites, only available though Event Festivals and Promos as well as an online Boutique, Finally Vintage Renewals will be opening up a showroom for all to come!!

Fun for the whole family, this event will be the same day of the artwalk of Pomona, so there will be plenty to see.

First 100 Guest will receive free gift bags! Event will also be catered with food and refreshments

For info about the event ( for directions or being a vendor or part of the talent ) please contact Maria (626) 373-7615
or email Vintagerenewals@yahoo.com

vendors and artists:
black ops carbon fiber
eyeRONic Photography
SistarGirl
L.A. Ridas
HeArtwork by LoraleiRose
Jose “Leader” Marchen
Dj Loops
Live Music Playing from MooVemeant Mgmt

TheShrimpGuys truck and Buttermilk Truck !!

 

HeArtwork on ETSY in Full Effect

1 Jan

It only took me over a year to post my first item up on Etsy, but i finally did it!

Not only can you go to my HeARTwork  ETSY STORE by clicking here. You can also access it through my FACEBOOK FAN PAGE  here.

I am so excited. I had to announce it.

Peep the Etsy for product description.

Yay!

WORKSHOPS by Loralei Rose in NY Times Magazine!

6 Dec

IT IS A WOMYN’S WORLD

This morning I woke up to the wonderful surprise of finding this link in my mailbox:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/08/26/magazine/20090826-a-womens-world-reader-photos.html#/20411.

It lead me to a section of the NY Times Magazine where readers submitted photographs from around the world that illustrate the importance of educating girls and empowering women. In it was a PICTURE and DESCRIPTION OF ONE OF MY WORKSHOPS HELD AT UC BERKELY’S  2009 Women of Color Conference! The pix was taken by the wonderful Dianne Que.

As I sat, read and re-read the notes under the photo, I felt refreshed, re-energized, and re-inspired. I acknowledged the universe creeping into my gmail and giving me a huge love tap on the top of my head reminding me of the work I do and why I love doing it so much.

Pushing forward…

We Can Be New

8 Nov

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

http://www.youtube.com/v/HTFrSUvFlQ0?fs=1&hl=en_US
“We Can Be New” by Amel Larrieux

It is crazy how the universe knows exactly what you need and gives it to you just at the right time. Last Wednesday, I arrived at work at 8am only to be walking out the door and straight home at 8:15am. I was told that my position was no longer effective as of that particular morning. I don’t know how my colleagues reacted when they got laid off earlier that week, but in all honesty, I was rather ecstatic about it. See, for 11 months I went to work day in and day out, feeling like a robot. (I attribute this to the fact that my sole purpose was to file papers for 8 hours a day with little human interaction.) My life felt routine. I wanted to escape the monotony. I wanted my body to be free to move however it wanted once again.

Although I am worried about how I am going to pay my bills, etc. I take whatever life gives me as a sign that I need to be moving in a certain direction. With this layoff, I know I am being guided to something bigger, something better, something where all my talents and skills can be put to use for the good of the community. The universe did it’s part to set me free. Now, it is just up to me to put in the effort into making things happen.

What is next? I am not too sure. But I know that I am gonna do my best to make sure that I stay true to myself and that I follow my heart. Hopefully the universe will take me somewhere where art, social justice, community, and joy surround me in a way I have not yet known.

Love Extraordinarily

2 Nov

In the past months since my last post, I have been contemplating life. This isn’t uncharacteristic of me, as most of my ponderings do have to do with life, love, and soul. However, ever since my mother was diagnosed with cancer last year and as her health continues to disintegrate before my eyes, my thoughts have been focused on the question, “What really matters in this life?”

Last weekend I attended the Expressive Arts Training course I am enrolled in in Manhattan Beach. My instructor must have read my thoughts because during her lecture I found  it synchronistic how she made a point about the thoughts of dying people. She said that when a person knows death is near they often ask themselves the follow questions:

1) Did I love well?

2) Did I learn to let go?

Given my current family situation, I am now striving to make these questions the those which drive my choices and thought patterns.  I want to learn to love unconditionally and to always see the good in people. I want to be able to let go of petty things, of all the hurt I have experienced, of all that which is trivial.

To do this is not going to be easy. I realize I need to let go of all my human tendencies to hold on to pain and start really living in tune with my soul. Living aligned with soul nature is to live with a free spirit that only knows love. It is forgiving, being joyful, laughing, and seeing the beauty in all creation and in all experiences life brings.

In order to guide this journey to soulful living, I plan on asking myself the following questions before I go to sleep:

1) How well did I love today?

2) Did I let go of the trivial?

3) What can I do better tomorrow?

I want to leave this world knowing I did everything in my power live well. In my eyes, the key to living well is to LOVE EXTRAORDINARILY.

 

 

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