Mark Vallen's Newsletter. Sept. 2003
Art Activism & Social Change
Drawings by Mark Vallen
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1) - "ĦEL GRITO! Liberation of the Spirit" Exhibit Opens!
2) - DISSENTING VIEWS - Art in the age of Terror


Vallen's Oil Painting, "Dia de los Muertos."

Mark Vallen will be showing new paintings and drawings at the ARTINO month long exhibit ĦEl Grito! - Liberacion del Espiritu (The Cry - Liberation of the Spirit!).

The ARTINO group show celebrates Mexican Independence Day and focuses on the interplay between Mexico and the U.S., past and present struggles for liberty and democracy, cultural identity - immigration, and the celebration of heritage.

NoHo Arts District, N. Hollywood, California
September 2nd - 30th 2003
Original Paintings, Prints,
Drawings, & Sculpture

A grand ARTIST'S RECEPTION will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 6th., from 7 to 10 pm. The artists will be on hand to greet you and answer questions concerning their latest artworks. ARTINO member Xavier Montes will perform traditional Mexican songs on his Paraguayan Harp.

Vallen's Drawing, "Zapata's Revenge."

Exhibiting Artists: Mark Vallen, Frank Martinez, Lalo Garcia, Sergio Hernandez, Ricardo Ortega, Xavier Montes, and Felix Perez.

Lankershim Art Gallery
5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo Arts District. North Hollywood, CA 91601


Calendar cover by Matt Mahurin Mark Vallen's antiwar drawing, Not Our Children, Not Their Children, has been included in the 2004 Calendar published by the War Resisters League. The Calendar, DISSENTING VIEWS - Art in the age of Terror, presents paintings, drawings, prints, and cartoons by some of the top Artists working in the United States today. Included are original graphic works from Sue Coe, Judy Chicago, Nancy Spero, Matt Mahurin, Eric Drooker, Seymour Chwast, and many others.

Vallen's artwork, Not Our Children, Not Their Children (shown at right), was created during the recent "shock and awe" bombing of Iraq. The drawing is also to be included in the soon to be released book, Peace Signs. Published by Spain's leading graphic and architectural publisher Gustavo Gili, the book contains the works of 200 International Artists who created artworks against the bombing and invasion of Iraq. Peace Signs will be released in Nov. 2003.

Vallen's Drawing, "Not Our Children, Not Their Children."
You can find out more about the Dissenting Views Calendar, including information on how to order your copy, by visiting the War Resisters website:
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