Color Prints from Historic Slides on Paper
by John Mizenko (bio here)
Scenes from mid-century New Orleans celebrations showing Mid-City, Venus, Sunday Parades, Mardi Gras Day, and other floats. View color prints here.
About Galleria Mar Doré
We have unusual international collections of fine art which include modern art, contemporary sculpture and traditional indigenous art and antiquities. We sponsor new and exciting work by contemporary American artists and contemporary artists of diverse cultures from all over the world. A portion of sales is donated to non-profit cultural organizations that work with indigenous communities to maintain cultural integrity by developing self-sustaining economic programs.
Mar Doré MFA
Lee Nima Mam Ajq'ij
Dr. M. X. Quetzalkanbalam
About the Director, Mar Doré MFA
2012 Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras Indians Mardi Gras Day, Skull & Bones
2011 Mardi Gras Indians Super Sundays, Cross the Canal, St., St. Joseph Night
2010 Mardi Gras 1956 Through my father's Lens , video feature for Boing Boing & Virgin America, You Tube.
2010 Mardi Gras Indians St. Joesph Day & Super Sundays1995 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 solo exhibition, Galerie Binnenland, Amsterdam, NL
1990 NRC Handelsblad, Amsterdam, NL, July 12, 1990, p. 20, "Galleries"
1989 Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institue, San Francisco, CA
1989 "What Moves!" performances, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 Intern: George Coats Performance Works, San Francisco, CA -88
1988 Heresies 23, 1988, p.12, with Lucy R. Lippard "Right Now Is Always the Best Age"
1983-84 Fine Art Studies with Nathan Olivera & Frank Lobdell, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1983 Bachelor of Science in Economics, minor in Art, William Woods College, Fulton, MO
About the Creative DIrector:Lee Venerable Nima Mam Ajq'ij
Dr. M. X. Quetzalkanbalam
Is a Nima Mam Ajq'ij (Traditional Maya High Priest Elder) in the K'iche' Maya Tradition of Solola, Guatemala. He received his "Vara" in a series of traditional ceremonies at The Grand Plaza, Temple 1 of the Giant Jaguars in Tikal, Peten, Guatemala, The Altar of the Sacred Cave of The Great House, Panajachel, Guatemala and The Maya Altar at the Iximche Pyramid, Tecpan Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
Body of Work:
2011-2013 SMOKING GLASS STUDIOS and GALLERIA MAR DORE: Collaborative Multimedia Works in Progress with Mar Dore: "Metal Geist," "Concerto in Steel & Glass," " The Calabi-Yau Quintet". Film, photo, video, art, sculpture, music, martial arts, dance and live ceremonial performance art. Santa Monica, CA, New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Burbank, CA
2008-2009 SMOKING GLASS STUDIOS and PASSION ART SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION Venice, Ca Boardwalk Studios
2009--2011 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE HATCHERY: PASIF, GALLERIA MAR DORE and SMOKING GLASS STUDIOS at Bergamot Station
1996-2011 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PASION ART SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, ATLETL TOJIL KUKULKAN and CALLI QETZALKANBALAM Maya/Nahua Art and Ceremonial Studies, Multi-Ethnic Ceremonials and Multi-Media Ethnic Art Presentations: art, photo, video, music dance and ceremony. Indigenous communities of Tibet, India, Africa, Guatemala, Mexico & USA
1995 Producer, Director, Writer, Art Design: Translation, bilingual adaptation of "THE POPOL WUJ" Sacred Book of the K'iche' Maya, Pinole, San Francisco, Guatemala
1992 Producer, Director, Writer, Musical Composer, Art Design: THE 'GET LOST (AGAIN) COLUMBUS"
Opera San Francisco
1987-1995 Alternative University: CALMECAC, DP: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Multi-Ethnic Studies: Art, Music, Philosophy, Comparative Religion. Pinole, Ca, SF, Ca
1986-1990 Producer, Director, Musical Composer and Art Design: "TOLTEC IN DECOLAND" San Francisco
1978-1980 Executive Director, Musical Composer, Writer, Art Design: TRIBAL CHOIR, Musical Performance Ensemble, Oakland
1976 Music & Lyrics, Musical Director '"WHO'S AFRAID OF '76?" Berkeley, San Francisco
1973-1975 Producer, Director, Composer Writer, Art Design: ARCTIC CIRCLE CIRCUS OF THE ASSASSIN THE MIRACULOUS VATO LOCO, THE GUADALUPE PLOT, Napa Valley, Bay Area
1971-1972 NAPA VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY: CO-FOUNDER,Director, Writer, Composer: Original Adaptations: ANTIGONE INDIGENA (Sophocles, Antigone) and ALICE INDIGENA (Alice in Wonderland) Napa Valley
1968-1973 SCREEN PLAYS: THE WHEEL, BLACK KACHINA, MAGIC Los Angeles, Paul Gaer/Steve Berhardt Management, Producers
1968 INNER CITY CULTURAL CENTER PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE, COMPOSER, Director: Inner City Ensemble, Inner City Repertory Co., Los Angeles
1968 Multi-Ethnic Events Director "NEW GAMES"(Stewart Brand) San Francisco and the Gerbode Preserve
1968 Playwright, Composer, "PYRAMIID F14" ( A LOW RIDE IN FRESNO ) SCHUBERT PLAYWRITING SCHOLARSHIP: Occidental College, Eagle Rock
1966 Director, Writer, Composer, INVOCATION AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE Pasadena Playhouse
1964-1966 GILMOR BROWN FELLOWSHIP Pasadena Playhouse
1966-68 Poetry: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ETHNIC POETS, Editor Lillian Fadiman