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Día de los Muertos Celebration

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014 | 5PM - 11PM 

Special Musical Performances by

Las Cafeteras  Raul y Mexia

Metralleta de Oro  The Stone Soul Echoes

¡Aparato • Magaly La Voz de Oro and more...

at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School
1200 Plaza Del Sol, Boyle Heights, CA 90033
(directly across from Self Help Graphics & Art)

Use the Goldline Metro (Pico/Aliso Stop) - Limited Paid Parking On Site!

Traditional Ceremonial Blessing * Food and Craft Vendors
Face Painting * Children's Workshops

2ndWnd, Lalo Alcaraz, Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Casa Belen LLC, Celsa's Tacos, Chano's Elotes, La Candelaria Candles, Cihuatl Poxteca, Colibri Boutique, Crafty Frida, Diversity Graphics, De La Luna Designs, Estefania's Tamales, Fiesta Mexicana, Ilaments, Ana Guajardo, Javier Orozco, JDN73, Kalli Arte, Relics Loft, Social Machine Productions, White Wall Wear Inc., Urban Xic, Xochipilli Wear, Ernesto Yerena 

Self Help Graphics & Art’s 40th Annual Dia de los Muertos is made possible by our artists, volunteers and board of directors with sponsorship from  California Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commision, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, Sony Pictures Entertainment, City of Los Angeles, Councilman Jose Huizar 14th District, The East Los Angeles Society of Film & Arts, Grand Park, Pasadena Art Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Supervisor Gloria Molina, First District, Bank of America, AARP, Square, La Monarca Bakery, Tampico, Ofelia Esparza, Zac Guevara, Alexa Kim, Olivia Montes, Sticky Rick's, and LA Weekly. Self Help Graphics & Art also recognizes the important contributions of our partners: Building Healthy Communities - Boyle Heights, CalArts Community Arts Partnership Digital Media Project, Casa 0101, Corazon del Pueblo, Ruben “Funkahuatl” Guevara, Homeboy Industries, LURN, Mendez Learning Center, Mujeres de Maiz, Ovarian Psychos, Proyecto Pastoral / Dolores Mission.

*** EN ESPANOL ***

PARKING (see map below):
a. Enter on Mission Rd just North of 1st Street 
b. Enter on Gabriel Garcia Marques Street 
(All fees are used by Mendez Learning Center for youth programming)

2. FREE PARKING is available on the surrounding streets (except at Plaza del Sol)

3. DO NOT PARK at any Plaza del Sol residential streets

Metro Goldline - Pico/Aliso Stop




Every Saturday in Oct. 12PM - 3PM - 10/4; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25

• 10/4 at Hollenbeck Park (415 S St Louis St Los Angeles, CA 90033)

 10/11 at Costello Park (3141 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90023)

 10/18 & 25 at Grand Park (200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

Please note that the Paper Mache Calaveras & Calacas Workshop will continue as follows:

• Sat. 10/18 & 10/26 at Center Theatre Group’s The Shop (2856 E. 11th St., Los Angeles, CA 90023)

SHG is pleased to offer the following Día de los Muertos Community Art Workshops. All materials and teachers are provided by Self Help Graphics! Please be on time, wear clothes that are not too precious, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon of fun & tradición with friends and family.

• Flores de Papel/Paper Flower Making
Experience the tradition of creating handcrafted paper flowers for use in home altars and community ceremonies. Techniques for creating small and big flowers o multiple colors will be taught and reviewed. Participants can take some flowers home and leave some at SHG to be used throughout the gallery space during the Day of the Dead season. Some flowers will also be used for the community altar at the Noche de Ofrenda on October 25 at Grand Park. For all ages and experiences.

• Papel Picado/Mexican Cut Paper
Learn the basics of papel picado using simple cutting techniques and templates to create Day of the Dead designs to be used as panels and banners. Participants can take some of their creations home and choose to leave some for SHG gallery space and community altar. For all ages and experiences. Use of templates recommended for youth and young adults. Familias encouraged to come together and join us in creating a beautiful collaborative project.

• Dia de los Muertos Mascara Decorating
Decorate a one-dimensional, calaca mascara (mask) created by a SHG artist and printed on card stock. This workshop is challenging for all due to the different materials used for personalizing your mascara. Each beautiful creation is uniquely yours! Participants are encouraged and invited to wear the mascara to SHG Dia de los Muertos procession on November 2nd. Some mascaras may also be used for our gallery space and community altar. For all ages and experiences. Familias encouraged to create together!

• Paper Mache Calaveras & Procession Calacas

Collaborate with community and family to create SHG's classic oversize paper mache calaveras, calacas and puppets to be used in the procession for November 2nd. Participants are encouraged to attend as many Saturdays as possible in order to build their artwork, allow it to dry for a week and then decorate it with paint and different materials. For all ages and experiences. Families and groups are encouraged to come and create their own unique, traditional artwork for SHG historic procession.

Community Art Workshops are supported in part by: Bank of America, California Community Foundation, Edison International, the Rose Hills Foundation, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Día de los Muertos Exhibition, Community Open House

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | 7PM

LURN: 2002 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (map)

Additional Sites Along 1st Street (between Cummings & St. Louis)

Corazon del Pueblo • Hardware Studio


Curated by Miguel Roura and Margaret Garcia

At The Jean Deleage Art Gallery at CASA 0101 Theater

October 16 to November 17

Enjoy a special October evening viewing art that honors our past loved ones. Self Help Graphics & Art is partnering with LURN, Corazon del Pueblo, Hardware Studio and Casa 0101 to install specially curated exhibitions at each community space for the purpose of highlighting the community driven work and art each organization/space provides to the community of Boyle Heights.

Art Exhibition Curated by Miyo Hernandez & Usen Gandara

October 23, 2014 - November 30, 2014

We celebrate Day of the Dead through the perspective of the living world, and don't often think about Day of the Dead through the experiences of those from the other side. How do the Muertos prepare to walk amongst the living to rejoice the love, tears, and laughter that at one point gave life to their souls? Una Cita con La Vida is a representation of how the dead prepare for dia de los muertos through the side of the underworld. En este Día de los Muertos, l@s Almas se preparan para una cita con la vida. - Luis-Genaro Garcia

Artists: Rosanna Ahrens, Margaret Alarcon, Rafael Cardenas, Michelle Lopez, John Carlos de Luna, Ofelia Esparza, Laura Espinoza, Erica Friend, Miyo Hernandez, Usen Gandara, Luis-Genaro Garcia, Krizia, Jose Lozano, Zeque Peña, Wayne Perry, Vyal Reyes, Jacqueline “JaxieJax” Sanders, Dewey Tafoya, Ernesto Yerena, among others...


With Master Altar Maker Ofelia Esparza and the Esparza Family

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 7PM - 9PM


200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)

Noche de Ofrenda will expand its reach to include families and individuals from all over Los Angeles County at Grand Park’s beautiful and easily accessible space located in Downtown Los Angeles. In celebration of our loved ones, 50 Altares by local partners, community based organizations, and artists will be installed at Grand Park. The program for the evening will include an opening prayer and closing with danza along with theatrical (Casa 0101's teen theatre group), poetry and musical performances by El-Haru Kuroi.

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