June 2003


From: monica martil <monikahappy91@hotmail.com> Add to Address Book
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 20:57:23 +0200
To: almalopez@earthlink.net

Your "Our Lady" is hot and wonderful, Alma. Go ahead!

Marisa de Oliveira


From: Alma Lopez <alma310@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 12:40:07 -0700 (PDT)
To: almalopez@earthlink.net
Subject: Self Help Graphics July 29

Hi friends,
tomorrow July 29 is the big annual Self Help Graphics Exhibition and Print Sale. Absolutely the best time and place to start/continue collecting Chicana/o Art.
Attached is more information as well as directions. Or simply look up www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

Last week there was a group of people concerned about a print which will be on exhibit titled "Our Lady of Controversy." The print is based on the "Our Lady" digital print which was the topic of a big scandal in Santa Fe more than a year ago. This new print is wearing boxing gloves, which are not meant to represent violence, but the need to be ready to defend our right to freedom of expression.

I don't think anything will happen tomorrow, but if you are in town and able to go to Self Help, please do. Self Help is an amazing community art organization that supports artists like me.

Thank you, Alma

Galeria Otra Vez Exhibitions
Self-Help Graphics & Art
Print Exhibition & Art Fair
Sunday, June 29, 2003 1-5 pm
Self-Help Graphics & Art
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063


From: Drivesouth4@aol.com
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:40:16 EDT
To: almalopez@earthlink.net
Subject: your picture

How sad that you display Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Our Mother and the Mother of all, Jesus' Mother in a horrid manner. Someday little one you will have to look at Jesus and explain to Him why you did this.

I will pray for you and all who think this is a good thing.  I cry for you today!

Amy Tarr

We are created to praise and serve our Lord, and by this means to save our soul. Everyone and everything on earth is created to help us reach the end for which we are created. Hence, we make use of all things insofar as they help us reach our eternal destiny, and get rid of whatever hinders us from attaining our ultimate goal.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.-- William Cowper
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.
The greatest wisdom of all is to seek the kingdom of Heaven by despising the things of the world.



From: LBOY1945@aol.com
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:44:39 EDT
To: almalopez@earthlink.net
Subject: Our Lady

Dear Ms. Lopez, 
  I must tell you that if you have no respect for the Mother Of GOD than to portray her as you have, there isnt really anything to say that will make you see the error in what you have done, It is abvious you do not fear or revere the Wrath of him whose Mother you scandalize., 
I will pray for you and all those like you who make a mockery of The Mother of Our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST.   
                      Robert Beaulieu M.I.