Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cisco Kid: American Hero, Hispanic Roots. Now available at Gallista Gallery

The Cisco Kid: American Hero, Hispanic Roots expands on Francis Nevins's 1998 book, The Films of The Cisco Kid. Retaining the original's thorough, chronologically ordered study of the filmic Cisco Kid cycle and its in-depth analysis of the Cisco phenomenon, The Cisco Kid adds a Hispanic sensibility to the history of the character in United States film. Despite the Cisco Kid's initial creation outside the Hispanic world by such mainstream writers and filmmakers as O. Henry and Webster Cullison, by 1929 with the first Cisco sound film, In Old Arizona, the character was endowed with a Latino persona that it has retained in Hispanic as well as mainstream American culture. Including film stills, lobby cards, and posters, this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book is sure to delight anyone interested in the Cisco Kid.

Mike Gonzales and Dr. Warrena "Bebe" Smothers Loessin pass from this life.

Sad to announce that our dear friends Dr. Bebe and Mike Gonzales of the Gallista family were killed in an automobile accident on Saturday September 13, 2008. Both were full of life and happiness. They were big supporters of Gallista Gallery and intimit friends of Arte Cosmico Studio artist L.A. David.

They always dressed for the occasion, never a dull moment with them. Last Dia de los Muertos they showed up dressed as La Catrína and El Catrín. They were such a big hit that night. I asked them to help me with this years celebration. Well, I know they'll be there in Spirit we will never forget these two beautiful people...Mike y Bebe.
Photo taken by Roland Sul

Monday, September 15, 2008

Legendary KEDA DJ, Guerro Polka's y his grandson little Jose Luis, mi "tocallito"

I want to thank Guerro and his family for all the support he has given Gallista Gallery. The radio spots for "Una Noche de Tauquache" were great! Like KEDA, Gallista Gallery promotes La Raza...real Raza! KEDA promotes the music and the musicians Gallista, El Arte y los artistas. When I went to the radio station I got to meet little Jose Luis, "Hey thats my name Too!
"Our Una noche de Taquache" Event was better then I ever expected. It was truely a night to remember!