Cool Filipino Dude, Circa 1976

What do you think of this picture, dear blog readers ?!!

It’s a photograph of the artist Carlos Villa in a pool hall, circa 1976.  To borrow words from Prof. Gonzalves:  “What a stylish cat he was, and still is!”

Come to the launch of the book Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces, edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland.

Here’s from the press release issued by the book’s publisher:

Meritage Press is delighted to announce the release of Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces, edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves.  This long-overdue book takes a critical look at the life and work of one of the most celebrated Filipino American artists of our time and a leading light in the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich history of creative arts.  This book contains essays and poetry by Bill Berkson, Theodore S. Gonzalves, David A. M. Goldberg, Mark Dean Johnson, Margo Machida, Moira Roth, and Carlos Villa himself.  In addition, it features a gallery of 77 color and black-and-white images from Villa’s career.

Book Launch Events:

At Mission Cultural Center for Latino Life (MCCLA):  an exhibit, Carlos Villa:  Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates,  (Aug. 13 – Oct. 5), a survey exhibition of Villa’s work ranging from 1970 to 2011

“An Evening with Carlos Villa,” Sept. 17, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, FREE ADMISSION:  Join Carlos Villa and distinguished guests for a night of story-telling and dialogue to celebrate the release of the monograph, Carlos Villa and the Integrity of Spaces. RSVP by Sept. 13:  415-643-2775 to

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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