Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Noche de Taquache Slide Show

Enjoy some of the pictures from Saturday night's pachanga! Just press "play"!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Una Noche de Taquache

Se puso Buena la cosa el Sabado “Una Noche de Taquache”. What a remarkable night it was at Gallista, Los Polka Dawgs Dance Club, La palomilla conocida, y la musica. It was better then I ever anticipated. The atmosphere was unbelievable everyone was there to have a good time and they did, believe me they did, Y se portaron bien, gracias a todos. Nombre se aventaron “Los Padrinos” puro conjunto compa and their version of Los Tequileros was fantastic! I love that song because it reminds me of the “Puro Gallo” fight Cirilo Martinez, Bonifacio Lopez and I had con Los Hwyners de Modesta Ca. ...Puro Gallo y que viva La Raza!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Una Noche de Taquache at Gallista Gallery

Ladies ponganse sus dancing shoes y Lippy stick colorado y vatos ponganse los Calcos Stacy y el Tandito porque este Sabado seva poner buena la cosa . Los down and Dirty de conjunto dancing, The Polka Dawg Dancing club y El Conjunto Los Padrinos are going to be taquachando at Gallista Gallery. Los Dawgs are going to be showing thier best movidas on the dance floor. Vacer una Noche de Taquache.... if you know what I mean jelly bean. See you Saturday!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2nd Saturday at Gallista, Alex Rubio y L.A. David at Arte Cosmico Studio

One of San Antonio's top Chicano artist, Alex Rubio making the rounds on 2nd Saturday poses with El King Burro L.A. David, another heavy duty Chicano artist in his Arte Cosmico Studio, watchout con el flying saucer. Alex is one of the most powerful artist I have ever known he has really made an impact in the Chicano Art world. We are all very proud of you and your accomplishments. Puro Gallo Compa!
Special thanks to Roland Sul for this great photo.
Joe Lopez

Monday, August 11, 2008

2nd Saturday, Gallista BBQ Fund-Raiser, Meet the Artists and Silent Auction

Thank You, everyone that came out to support Gallista Gallery on 2nd Saturday our all day event was a great success. Special thanks to City Councilwomen Lourdes Galvan for her support, my family and to all those that sold tickets and helped putting it together . I thank those that just donated money. I feel we are doing something positive for the artists and the community. We are proud to be RAZA!
It was great to see many of my childhood friends Vatos Locos y sus familias old and new friends.... "Puro Gallo"
Thanks to the artists that participated in our "Meet the Artists" event, several people came up to me and told me how exciting it was to watch you all work. You made a big impression!
I also want to thank the artists and friends that generously donated to the Silent Auction. Thank You, Thank you, Thank You, MIL GRACIAS Ah Todos!

Happy Birthday Dennis! The Band "The Ghost Tracks" was great!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Gallos, Gallos y mas Gallos!

Just arrived a new shipment of folk art Gallos. They are great!

18 inches tall starting at $25 to $55

36" Gallos starting at $85 Gallinas are $75

Two gallos about 5' tall for $150 each.These are great prices! Estan Brutos...Come check them out.

Joe Lopez

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gallista "Martin Arrevalo"..."Puro Gallo"

My cousin Martin Arrevalo passed away last Monday July 28, 2008, one day after his birthday. He fought cancer for nine years after being told he only had maybe four years to live. Martin was not a big person but he had a big heart (Corazon de Gallo) always willing to help you if he could. Martin like many Mexican Americans/Chicano's came from humble beginnings, he had Eleven brothers and sisters. Martin served in Vietnam and faught for this counrty, (he was a proud Marine) like many of our Chicano young men and women are still doing in other places.

When I openned Puro Gallo Gallery Martin and his wife Bee surprised me with a cake. It had Puro Gallo on the top of the cake my logo and Joe Lopez. Martin like many of my friends would tell me how proud he was of me. I am proud to say that he was my comarada y mi Primo, he was a true "Gallista" y Puro Gallo! We will miss him.

Joe Lopez