Barrio Baroque to Celebrate Women Through Music, Film, Art and More at MOLAA

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)’s Barrio Baroque, to be a night of women-held space through their music, film, discussion and art, is inspired by the museum’s upcoming exhibition, Judithe Hernández: A Dream is the Shadow of Something Real, the first solo exhibition of the Chicana artist, according to MOLAA.

On Saturday, May 12, Barrio Baroque will feature a performance by Alice Bag, a punk Chicana singer and songwriter credited with creating the first wave of punk in Los Angeles, and music from all-female vinyl collective, Chulita Vinyl Club.

Performance, video and painting will be presented by locals Natalie Mik and Virginia Broersma in Afterlight, an art installation exploring the human body as “a site where power is contested and negotiated,” Broersma said.

The piece continues their conversation of creating connection using apparently incongruent mediums. The two also invited Virginia Arce to contribute a text piece to be included in Afterlight.

Grab Bag Studio, a Long Beach-based pop-up concept, will bring artist Kiyomi Fukui Nannery to present an exercise in sincerity. Participants will be invited to share one true statement about themselves, then add their thumbprint to the artist’s collection.

“Through the impressions of the participants, a visual landscape of collective honesty will be formed,” according to the release.

Ovarian Psycos, a documentary about a new generation of feminist women of color from Los Angeles’ Eastside who push to redefine identity through their raucously named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade, will be screened with a Q&A to follow.

Mujeres De Maiz (Women of the Corn) will hold a space aimed to bring together and empower diverse women. Female craft vendors, food for purchase, a photobooth and cash bar will also be on site.

Barrio Baroque will take place from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. For more information and to purchase tickets check out the Facebook event page here.

MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.