Fabrik Magazine's: Día De Los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past Present & Future / PST: LA/LA

Inside the entryway of Self Help Graphics & Art you are greeted by a table decorated with flowers and candles. A label reads “Sister Karen Boccalero, 20th Anniversary Commemoration.” There are notecards inscribed with messages like, “It appears you have inspired many including myself. Thank you. Rest in Peace.” This homage to the SHG founder, who died in 1997, feels especially timely since Día De Los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future, which opened in September, chronicles the influence of Self Help Graphics & Art on Día de Los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles from the 1970s to now. It was in 1970 that Sister Karen, Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, Frank Hernandez and other artists gathered in her garage to make serigraphs. These gatherings led to the establishment of SHG, currently located in East L.A... Continue Reading