Rock Rose Gallery introduces The Folk Tree Collection

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Rock Rose to participate in the Highland Park Heritage Trust 35th Anniversary Celebration​, Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10am - 5pm at Abbey San Encino, 6211 Arroyo Glen Street in historic Highland Park. We'll feature the Folk Tree Collection. 

Rock Rose working with the Lummis Days Community Foundation

  • Board Member since the inception, 13 years 
  • Annually host the Lummis Days Fdn Board meetings and monthly Festival Committee meetings
  • Co-Producer of the Festival's official Arts Project.
  • Co-Producer of the June weekend Festival performance stages

Rock Rose Gallery is proud to introduce "The Folk Tree" art collection curated by founder/owner Rocky Behr who passed away in 2016. Rock Rose is committed to continuing her legacy, offering an incredibly beautiful array of authentic Mexican and Latin American folk art hand picked by "Rocky, who was an intrepid traveler, writer, collector and staunch supporter of artists and artisans,  an important pillar in folk art in the country.” Friend, Victor Solis  ​In addition to art, we will provide folk art workshops and conversations with local and guest artists, becoming a welcoming destination for visiting artists, students and community to enjoy and study all that comes with creating Folk Art. 

A multi-cultural Arts Incubator for the Visual and Performing Arts, Rock Rose has provided an inviting and safe space for youth, neighbors and local artists to explore their creativity since opening August of 2000. 

For information: call Producer/Director,  Rosamaria Marquez at (323) 635-9125
email:  ​ Located at 4108 N. Figueroa St., Historic Highland Park, CA 90065.

Rochalinne "Rocky" Behr 1929 - 2016
​Founder, Owner of The Folk Tree

​​ $2,500 Goal


- *California Arts Council 2016-18 -LACity - Councilman Gil Cedillo

*Marquez Family  *Magdalena Alba
*Suzie Hsi  
*Renee Quinn *Armando Zubia/Passages Ent.
​*Paul & Darenka Postal  *Dr. Martina Ayala   *Maydy Bran-Orona   *Olga Hall

*Mary Fitzpatrick   *Britta Couris   *Carmela Gomes

Youth Arts Internship Program 2017-2018
Now in our 3rd year, we work with seniors from Academia Avance Charter High School: 

  • Their current project is cataloguing folk art inventory from the Folk Tree inventory, including photography and researching artists involved.
  • Learning about the business of Art, from opening the doors to learning construction skills, curating an exhibit and being engaged in the community, i.e. learning culinary arts by volunteering at L.A. Kitchen and participate in the Grand Park Rangers Program. 

Thank you to the California Arts Council
​for awarding Rock Rose Gallery a 2016-18 Cultural Pathways Grant.

A new category designed to support ​small and grassroots organizations. We look forward to informing you of future ​Visual and Performing Arts Programs and Workshops for Youth. Thank you to our Fiscal Receiver - Latino Arts Network​

MISSION: Bridging Communities through the Arts. Continuing the legacy of mentor,
C. Bernard "Jack" Jackson, co-founder of the Inner City Cultural Center.

To be continued...
Rosamaria Marquez and our community of Artists and Friends

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