DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: A CULTURAL LEGACY, PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE Exhibition
Sep
17
to Feb 24

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: A CULTURAL LEGACY, PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE Exhibition

“Four Seasons” by Alfredo de Batuc, 1979

“Four Seasons” by Alfredo de Batuc, 1979

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an integral part of the cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Today’s interpretation of the sacred indigenous tradition has been remixed and recycled into a commercial holiday blending Mexican, Latino, and American pop culture iconography with the spiritual aesthetics of the event’s indigenous and Catholic influences. Self Help Graphics (SHG) will trace the evolution of Día de los Muertos in Los Angeles and beyond through an exhibition and publication documenting its four-decade history of art, ritual, and celebration. Since 1972, when SHG organized its first public ritual for Día de los Muertos, its annual commemoration has developed into a complex and unique public observance. Día de los Muertos, A Cultural Legacy: Past, Present, and Future will include historical prints, photographs, and ephemera representing each decade of SHG’s commemorations, as well as three newly commissioned altars from artists Ofelia Esparza (Los Angeles), Gerardo “Acamonchi” Yépiz (Tijuana), and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (Los Angeles).

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Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops
Sep
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops

Self Help Graphics & Art + Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs present:

DAY OF THE DEAD: Community Art Workshops

FREE ART WORKSHOPS:
Paper Flower Making, Mexican Paper Cut/Papel Picado, Day of the Dead Printmaking and Mini Sculptures and more...

Weekly through October 21st. 

For more info please contact info@selfhelpgraphics.com

RSVP on eventbrite link

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Talleres de Arte Comunitario

TALLERES DE ARTE GRATUITOS:
Fabricación de flores de papel, Corte de Papel Mexicano / Papel Picado, Impresión de grabados de dia de los muertos y más ...

Cada sabado hasta el 21 de octubre. 

Para más información póngase en contacto con info@selfhelpgraphics.com

Reserva tu espacio en este enlace.

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Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops
Sep
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops

  • William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Self Help Graphics & Art + Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs present:

DAY OF THE DEAD: Community Art Workshops

FREE ART WORKSHOPS:
Paper Flower Making, Mexican Paper Cut/Papel Picado, Day of the Dead Printmaking and Mini Sculptures and more...

Weekly through October 21st. 

For more info please contact info@selfhelpgraphics.com

RSVP on eventbrite link

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Talleres de Arte Comunitario

TALLERES DE ARTE GRATUITOS:
Fabricación de flores de papel, Corte de Papel Mexicano / Papel Picado, Impresión de grabados de dia de los muertos y más ...

Cada sabado hasta el 21 de octubre. 

Para más información póngase en contacto con info@selfhelpgraphics.com

Reserva tu espacio en este enlace.

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Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops
Sep
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead: Community Art Workshops

  • Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Self Help Graphics & Art + Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs present:

DAY OF THE DEAD: Community Art Workshops

FREE ART WORKSHOPS:
Paper Flower Making, Mexican Paper Cut/Papel Picado, Day of the Dead Printmaking and Mini Sculptures and more...

Weekly through October

For more info please contact info@selfhelpgraphics.com

RSVP on eventbrite link

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Talleres de Arte Comunitario

TALLERES DE ARTE GRATUITO:
Fabricación de flores de papel, Corte de Papel Mexicano / Papel Picado, Impresión de grabados de dia de los muertos y más ...

Semanal hasta octubre

Para más información póngase en contacto con info@selfhelpgraphics.com

Reserva tu espacio en este enlace.

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CAP Visual Arts Classes for High School Youth
Oct
10
to Apr 10

CAP Visual Arts Classes for High School Youth

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California Institute of the Arts - CAP Visual Arts Class


TUESDAYS 3PM – 7PM @ Self Help Graphics & Art

Oct 10th, 2017 - Apr 10th, 2018

Fee: Free (Registration Required)

Ages: 14-18

In this 20-week program for high school youth, students explore a mashup of disciplines while focusing on specific social issues. Participants may choose to collaborate with others in the class, or work independently to develop their own way of self-expression and make creative choices within the visual arts. Media includes but is not limited to various forms of printmaking, stop-motion animation, and digital video production.

No Class:
October 31 (Halloween)
November 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 19, 26 and January 2 (Winter Break)
March 27 (CalArts Spring Break)

Culmination:
Spring Showcase- Tuesday, April 10th at Self-Help Graphics & Art

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Rise Up, Meet Up: Youth Day of Skillshares & Organizing
Oct
17
3:30pm 3:30pm

Rise Up, Meet Up: Youth Day of Skillshares & Organizing

Rise Up, Meet Up: Youth Day of Skillshares & Organizing Strategies is an evening for youth to come together for learn and share organizing tactics, strategies, and tools to build youth power. More info to come...

• #InvestInYouth regional campaign launch
• Youth Solidarity declarations – “What is possible in LA?” “I am Possible” Launch
• Engagement of youth and residents around the campaign
• Coalition building with youth from around the City

In-N-Out Burger Food Ticket with Registration (see link above)

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INVEST IN YOUTH VALUES

EMPOWER RESIDENTS
To build resident capacity using training, educational tools and to create access that empowers residents to navigate conversations with decision makers and elected officials.

POSITION YOUTH TO BE LEADERS
Build a pathway for youth engagement that provides career development, opportunities for employment & resume building, and advocacy training.

DECREASE THE CRIMINALIZATION OF YOUTH
To build understanding at all levels, from residents to police to county, city and state institutions to prioritize holistic/positive youth development that positions youth to be at-promise, not at-risk, through systems change.

RECENTER ON MATRIARCHAL APPROACHES
To challenge patriarchy and constructs that disempower the ability to adequately advocate for youth.

INCLUSIVITY
We are committed to bringing an intergenerational and intersectional approach to all the work we do.

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Día de los Muertos 2017 Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Día de los Muertos 2017 Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park

NOCHE DE OFRENDA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND PARK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 | 7PM TO 9PM

A month of art workshops concludes with the construction of a large community altar at Self Help Graphics & Art’s Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park. Over the past four years, SHG has partnered with Grand Park to expand the reach of this beautiful community altar night with over 30 plus organizations, partners, and artists installing altars of all kinds. Led by premier altar-maker and community resident, Ofelia Esparza, participants are invited to place their newly created offerings or those brought from home together in creating a community altar for display throughout our Dia de los Muertos festivities. This inspirational and important art of traditional altar making serves as a way for the community to contribute their memories with special tokens of remembrance. Featuring special performances as part of this special evening.

Noche de Ofrenda is supported in part by Grand Park.

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Día de los Muertos 2017 - 44th Annual Celebration
Nov
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Día de los Muertos 2017 - 44th Annual Celebration

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

CALACA ATTIRE ENCOURAGED
Come dressed in your best Calaca attire!

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PROCESSION INFO:
Meet at Mariachi Plaza Kiosko at 4PM
Begin procession to event grounds at 4:30PM

An accompanying exhibition is part of the Getty Foundation Initiative Pacific Standard Time (PST) LA/LA and co-curated by co-curated by Linda Vallejo and Dr. Betty Brown (Emeritus Professor of Art History, California State University Northridge). The exhibition will include a full color catalog with essays by project historians Dr. Betty Ann Brown, Dr. Karen Mary Davalos (Professor of Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University) and Mexican artist Nayla Altamirano (Mexico, D.F.).

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Self Help Graphics, Cine Este, Freewaves present: Cria Cuervos
Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Self Help Graphics, Cine Este, Freewaves present: Cria Cuervos

Self Help Graphics + Cine Este + FREEWAVES
FREE FILM SCREENING: CRIA CUERVOS


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017 | 6 - 10PM
at Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Metro Goldline: Pico/Aliso Stop



Cine Este makes its debut at Self Help Graphics, providing an alternative to public cinema events, bringing a bold multilingual cinemateca experience to East Los Angeles. Cine Este presents Cria Cuervos (1976). 


INSIDE THE BUILDING


+ See our SOY Artista: Self Help Graphics & Art's Summer of Youth Art Program exhibition

+ Engage with Dis…Miss, a public visual art experience, designed by Freewaves, with short videos, postcards, and questions for you. 20 outstanding L.A. artists are instigating dialogues online and in person around gender and intersectional feminism.

+ Get yummy eats with East Los Musubi

+ Stop by the Las Fotos Project photo booth

+ Shop artist vendors

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Soy Artista 2017 Exhibition
Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Soy Artista 2017 Exhibition

SUMMER OF YOUTH CULMINATION EXHIBITION

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017 | 6 - 10PM
at Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Metro Goldline: Pico/Aliso Stop

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth), our five-week summer art-training workshop for local youth ages 12 to 24, culminates in a final exhibition. See their work in relief printmaking, photography, and serigraphy. Held in conjunction with our CINE ESTE film screening, make an evening of it and bring the whole family! 

S.O.Y. Artista serves middle and high school students with a critical need for summer programming while providing positive and alternative models for creativity in an environment that is nurturing and reflective of their culture.

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Artist Panel: Un Cuarto Para Cada Corazón
Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist Panel: Un Cuarto Para Cada Corazón

Artist Talk: Un Cuarto Para Cada Corazón

Thu, August 3, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Self Help Graphics and Art is currently working with Dalila Paola Mendez and a cohort of queer women of color on Queerida, a printmaking atelier. Earlier this year, Gabriel Garcia Roman created a work in our print studio as part of his Queer Icon series and both projects have brought up an opportunity to dialogue on the way places like Self Help Graphics have played a role in supporting and honoring LGBTQ voices.

Moderated by the artist behind Veteranas and Rucas, this gathering of voices across generations will discuss the importance of the arts in building community and safe creative spaces for LGBTQ Chicanxs and Latinxs, how this has evolved on the Eastside, and what can be done to bridge generations today and continue to fill gaps for our LGBTQ family.

Panelists include:

+ Guadalupe Rosales (Veteranas and Rucas, former Self Help Graphics Artist in Residence)
+ Dalila Paola Mendez (Curator of Queerida Printmaking Atelier at SHG, 2017)
Latino Equality Alliance & Mi Centro youth participant Charlie Ruiz Vazquez
+ Miguel Angel Reyes Illustrator 2 (Curator of Homohombre Atelier at SHG, 2008, and Drawing Instructor at Otis College)


Tickets are FREE, but RSVP is kindly requested via Eventbrite link.

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Annual Print Fair & Exhibition 2017
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Annual Print Fair & Exhibition 2017

➽➽PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION:
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Metro Goldline: Pico/Aliso Stop

Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair & Exhibition is a highly anticipated one-day only opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by dozens of artists at Self Help Graphics & Art between 2016-2017. The Annual Print Fair & Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as new relief and intaglio print editions.

New works by
Votan Enriquez, Joel Garcia, Gabriel Garcia Roman, El Mac, Poli Marichal, Alvaro D. Marquez, Beth Peterson, Jose Ramirez, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, Dewey Tafoya, and more

Art lovers of all kinds – from casual admirers to serious collectors – are invited to attend this highly anticipated showcase of artists that have participated through Self Help Graphics & Art’s Professional Printmaking Program.

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Al Norte Y P'atras Exhibition By Álvaro Daniel Márquez
May
18
to Jun 17

Al Norte Y P'atras Exhibition By Álvaro Daniel Márquez

AL NORTE Y P’ATRAS (NORTH AND BACK) EXHIBITION BY ÁLVARO DANIEL MÁRQUEZ


EXHIBITION RUNS: MAY 18, 2017 TO JUNE 17, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION MAY 18,2017 | 7PM TO 9PM

Al Norte y P’atras” (North and Back) presents a visual narrative of Mexican migration to the United States through a series of twelve hand-embellished, limited edition linocut prints. Using figurative expression and comics’ aesthetic grammar to tell the story of an undocumented Mexican farmer and his journey north, this project touches on various themes in current research on migration: the perils of the journey north, the use of technology to mediate familial relations across borders, the everyday rhythm of existence for some undocumented people, and the structural and historical factors that both push and pull migrants into the diaspora. In doing so, this show will challenge conventional distinctions between “high art” and vernacular/popular art, explore the relations between art and historical memory, and utilize visual narratives as a decolonial gesture. As part of this exhibition, visitors will be asked to participate in re-envisioning the chronology of migration through an interactive installation piece.


BIOGRAPHY

Álvaro D. Márquez is an L.A.-based visual artist and part-time professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Raised in East Salinas, California, a community of migrant farm and working class laborers, his work explores questions of social, racial, and gender inequality by bridging “low brow” and “high art.” Especially inspired by comic books and visual forms of storytelling, his work engages questions about the self, history, and one’s place in it. He holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.A. with emphasis in visual studies from the University of Southern California. In the Fall of 2017, Alvaro will begin an M.F.A. in Art, with emphasis in Printmaking, at California State University, Long Beach.

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Art of Indigenous Resistance Exhibition
May
13
to Jun 10

Art of Indigenous Resistance Exhibition


The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 | 5 PM to 8:30 PM
at Self Help Graphics: 1300 East 1st Street, Apachianga (Los Angeles), CA 90033

EXHIBITION RUN DATES
Saturday, May 13th – Saturday, June 10th

Honor The Earth in partnership with The California Endowment and Self Help Graphics & Art present The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth, an exhibition with a mission to raise awareness about issues affecting native people everywhere, and support social and environmental issues through a showcase of empowering Indigenous art from across the country. Art plays an important role in activism with the ability to wake people up. Through art this exhibition evokes emotion, shares stories, inspires and motivates, creating a catalyst for meaningful change. This exhibition is built on solidarity and as a reminder about the resiliency of native communities.

The art in this exhibition is a collection of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of work resisting developments that directly impact indigenous communities. The collection includes historical posters, and original artwork curated from a national call to artists. Curated by Kimberly Smith with assistance by Melissa Govea, this exhibition features the work of leading artists and activist collectives from across the globe whose work creates awareness in the social, economic, environmental, and political issues that impact the health and resilience of indigenous people. Through art and healing self-expression, the exhibition seeks to spark dialogue on humanity’s interconnectedness with Mother Earth and support systemic change by highlighting indigenous practices and community-powered solutions. Join us as we honor the vanguards of environmental justice and stand in solidarity with indigenous people in the fight to save our sacred planet.

Performances by
Supaman
Raye Zaragoza
Wake Self
Lyla June
Ginger Dunnill (DJ)

FOOD • LIVE • ART • MUSIC • ALL AGES • FREE

GETTING TO THE EVENT
Public transportation is suggested:
Metro Goldline (Pico/Aliso Stop)
For park & ride options please visit: www.metro.net/riding/paid_parking/gold-line/

PARKING
Free street side parking south of 1st Street ONLY

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Moms, Dads & Grads Mercadito
May
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Moms, Dads & Grads Mercadito

MOMS, DADS & GRADS MERCADITO
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12 - 5pm
#Art | #Artisans | #Demos | #Refreshments#Community | #Culture

Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90033

Artisans and vendors include: 
Cantos De La Tierra
Xti' Artisan
Evillustrations
Farm Fresh To You
Sacred Earth Farms: Starseed Nursery
Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Botanica del Barrio
Yerberia Mayahuel
Urbanxic Mercadito
Luna Marina Creations
Balam Creations
Malinalli Superfoods


Demos:
1:00pm: Luna Marina Creations- Metalsmith (cutting, filing & sanding metal)
2:30pm: Ernesto Vasquez - Art: Printmaking

If you are interested in vending please email vendor@selfhelpgraphics.com

Supported by California Arts Council

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Wellness Mercadito
Apr
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Wellness Mercadito

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WELLNESS MERCADITO
Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2 – 7pm

Music | Demos | Workshops

Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90033


An afternoon with vendors and artisans focused on providing the community with products focused on personal and communal wellness.

Artisans and vendors include:
Botanica del Barrio
CJ’s Angels, Farm Fresh To You
Good Mexican Girl / Healing Queen / ThoTCreations
Malinalli Superfoods
Mehnditation Henna
Sacred Earth Farms: Starseed Nursery
Velvet Beehive
Xti Artisan
and more…


About: ARTrepreneurs is a project by Self Help Graphics & Arts presenting a series of workshops designed for artists and artisans to learn the basics of starting and running a business. Specifically created for independent artists and small businesses this workshop series will also include mercadito/marketplaces that will be held throughout the year. The workshops and mercadito/marketplaces will give entrepreneurs practical experience and space to implement new tactics during the course of the program. Our goal is to build artist capacity and provide opportunities for our local creative economy to thrive.

The series consists of six marketplaces and six workshops ranging from money management, social media, marketing, and more led by professionals and community experts in the field.

Though the workshops will be open to all, a cohort of individuals/businesses who commit to attend the full workshop series will receive a certificate of completion and will be featured during the mercaditos through artist demonstrations that invite the community to interact with their work.

This series is supported in part by the California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities (CCC) program.

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SHG and the Big Read's Postermaking Workshop
Mar
25
12:00am12:00am

SHG and the Big Read's Postermaking Workshop

POSTERMAKING (part of the BIG READ 2017)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
12pm – 3pm | Free

The workshop will explore Emily Dickinson’s affinity for flowers and gardens and how she used that them throughout her writings. Participants will then create mono-silkscreened posters based on her works and new poems created by each participant.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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March Herstory Month Mercadito
Mar
12
12:00pm12:00pm

March Herstory Month Mercadito

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WOMEN’S “HERSTORY” MONTH MERCADITO
Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 12 – 5pm
Music | Demos | Workshops

Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, 90033


About: ARTrepreneurs is a project by Self Help Graphics & Arts presenting a series of workshops designed for artists and artisans to learn the basics of starting and running a business. Specifically created for independent artists and small businesses this workshop series will also include mercadito/marketplaces that will be held throughout the year. The workshops and mercadito/marketplaces will give entrepreneurs practical experience and space to implement new tactics during the course of the program. Our goal is to build artist capacity and provide opportunities for our local creative economy to thrive.

The series consists of six marketplaces and six workshops ranging from money management, social media, marketing, and more led by professionals and community experts in the field.

Though the workshops will be open to all, a cohort of individuals/businesses who commit to attend the full workshop series will receive a certificate of completion and will be featured during the mercaditos through artist demonstrations that invite the community to interact with their work.

This series is supported in part by the California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities (CCC) program.

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Mar
10
to Mar 31

Entre Tinta y Lucha

ENTRE TINTA Y LUCHA

CURATED BY SYBIL VENEGAS

Works from Self Help Graphics & Art’s Professional Printmaking Program stemming 35 + years of serigraphy production.

Artists: William Acedo, Chaz Bojorquez, Barbara Carrasco, Yreina Cervantez, Tito Delgado, Dolores Guerrero Cruz, Alma Lopez, Jose Lozano, Dalila Paola Mendez, Delilah Montoya, Malaquias Montoya, Sonia Romero, Shizu Saldamando

This exhibition is a testament and tribute to the role Self Help Graphics and its community of artists/activists have played in the history of printmaking in Los Angeles as well as in the development of the genre known as Chicana/o serigraphy and/or silkscreened, poster art.

We can trace the legacy of Self Help Graphics (SHG) as an internationally renowned print center to the popular, political serigraphs of Sister Mary Corita Kent, who was among a small group of Los Angeles based artists who popularized silkscreen printing in the 1960s as an accessible, grassroots, politically conscious medium of artistic production. Sister Karen Boccalero, founder and executive director of Self Help Graphics studied with Sister Corita at Immaculate Heart College and was greatly influenced by her pedagogy, which emphasized social justice while inspiring creativity in individuals as well as collectively in community. In 1971, Sister Karen founded Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles, based on the idea of a creative collective teaching art to the community. Throughout the 1970s SHG nurtured a vibrant artist community through community arts education, silkscreen poster art, and the affirmation of Mexican cultural heritage via Day of the Dead iconography and public practice. While these activities put SHG in the forefront of Los Angeles’ cultural arts activism throughout the decade, it would be the Atelier Program that would solidify SHG’s growing national and international reputation as a producer of Chicana/o and multicultural fine arts prints.

SHG established their first annual Atelier Program in 1983, funded in part by a series of limited edition screenprints by Gronk produced in 1982, considered the initial effort in the creation of the first Atelier Program. From 1983 to the present time, SHG’s Atelier Program has provided a successful template for providing well-known artists with a state of the art print studio, a master printer and a commercial outlet for the sale of the Atelier’s final products. It has nurtured the creative vision of hundred of artists working collectively in the Print Workshops. As we move towards the close of the second decade of the new millennium, SHG remains a vital and progressive force in the art world. However, it will be important that future practices acknowledge the artistic path that brought the organization to this present moment in time.

In recent years, the rapid and dramatic transformation of Los Angeles, the aging and loss of first generation SHG artists and the continuing efforts to establish gender equity in terms of Atelier participation and production are important issues facing the future of SHG. However, with continued artistic vision and demonstrated leadership in the arts, the organization will sustain itself as an important creative and progressive voice in the Chicano/Latino community. The Printmaking Summit is a testament to that.

The 16 prints on display in this exhibition were selected from a group of 40 prints chosen to represent SHG printmaking legacy. My selections intend to document the breath of the Atelier Programs through the generations of participating artists, particularly with attention given to early work of first generation SHG artists as well as women artists. It was a great challenge given all the great work and I would like to thank Joel Garcia and Betty Avila for inviting me to participate as the curator for this exhibition.

Sybil Venegas

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Ceramics Workshop with Wayne Perry
Feb
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ceramics Workshop with Wayne Perry

Ceramics Workshop with Wayne Perry

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Wayne Perry

Self Help Graphics & Art is thrilled to offer a Ceramics Workshop with artist Wayne Perry. Participants will learn various techniques and theories of ceramic art including tile making, slab building, hand building, wheel-throwing, painting, and glazing.

Participants will explore how ceramic art is used in public art as well as functional pottery.

No experience necessary. Bring an apron or work clothes. All Materials provided.

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Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya
Feb
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya

Serigraph Workshop with Master Printer Malaquias Montoya
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 1PM to 4PM

Master Printer Malaquias Montoya will introduce participants to various techniques in creating film positives for screen printing. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Malaquías Montoya is an American born Chicano poster artist and a major figure in the Chicano Art Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Montoya founded the Mexican-American Liberation Art Front and was “arguably the most influential Chicano artist collective in the movement.” Since 1989 Montoya has held a professorship at the University of California, Davis, teaching both in the Department of Art and the Department of Chicana/o Studies. He is founder of a community art center, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) in Woodland, CA that works with at-risk youth.

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Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes
Feb
25
9:00am 9:00am

Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes

Portraits for Printmaking Workshop with Melanie Cervantes
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 9AM to 12PM

The workshop introduces participants to the process that Melanie Cervantes uses to incorporate portraits into her printmaking process. All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please bring a portrait on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper.

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Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá / Neither Here Nor There: Contemporary Mexican Printmaking on Both Sides of the Border
Feb
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá / Neither Here Nor There: Contemporary Mexican Printmaking on Both Sides of the Border

NI DE AQUÍ NI DE ALLÁ / Neither Here Nor There:

CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN PRINTMAKING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER

Juan Mora

Juan Mora

Throughout history, printmaking has acted as a cooperative and democratic art form. Mexican printmaking, in particular, has a rich tradition of providing a vehicle for social reform that has influenced generations of artists from around the world. From El Taller de Gráfica Popular to the DIY printshops of today, this tradition continues. The contemporary Mexican printmaking scene is vibrant and vast, both in the U.S. and Mexico.

This portfolio features contemporary Mexican printmakers from both the U.S and Mexico. The exchange will unite artists that have similar cultural backgrounds despite efforts made by politicians that aim to stratify populations. These prints not only reflect issues concerning today’s Mexican/Mexican-American, but also shed light on border issues, the ever-changing face of this nation, and the relationship we have with neighboring Mexico. This eclectic group of artists is comprised of traditional, non-traditional, academic, and DIY printmakers. There is a rich history of Mexican printmaking and this portfolio exchange will evidence that this tradition continues to evolve on both sides of the border.

Featured artists: Francisco Alonzo, Alan Altamirano (Mk Kabrito), Julia CaporalChema Chino, Juan De Dios Mora, Fernando De León, Janet Diaz, Sebastian Gallegos, Armando Gómez, Gabriela González, Abraham González Pacheco, Rogelio Gutierrez, ISTO Miguel Ledezma, Rosalie López, Emmanuel López López, Gabriela Martinez, Xilberto L. Nunéz, Carmen Razo, Coral Revueltas, Humberto Saenz, and Alejandro Villalbazo.

Prints on loan from Arizona State University


EXHIBITION WALK THROUGH: 5pm – 8pm
Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla
with curator Rogelio Gutierrez

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Inaugural Chicana/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit
Feb
20
to Feb 26

Inaugural Chicana/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit


PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO PRINTMAKERS IF SPACES FILL UP

Self Help Graphics & Art in partnership with the Eastside Arts Initiative and the University of Texas at San Antonio is convening the Inaugural Chican/o Latina/o Printmaking Summit on February 20 – 26, 2017, in Los Angeles with the goals of discussing the following:

• Master Printer role within community centered printmaking studios/spaces.

• Develop a template (pathway) for future Master Printers.

• Discuss and develop a larger national printmaking summit for 2018-2019.

• Provide workshops to the local community of printmakers.

• Creation of a fine art print portfolio documenting this gathering.

The Chicana/o Latina/o printmaking community has recently lost powerful figures and Maestros such as Richard Duardo, Sam Baray, Fernando Salicrup, and Sam Coronado. Their departure leaves a large void, and we hope this gathering can establish a national pipeline for master printers and foster the knowledge and relationships that these artists provided our communities.

At Self Help Graphics & Art, we understand and value the role of the Master Printer in creating a trusting and nurturing environment that can develop important relationships between the printer and artists. Master Printers guide artists from the conceptual stage to the completion of a print edition, by providing expertise and strategies, producing something that is reflective of the artist’s initial vision.

Secondly, this initiative will strengthen printmaking here in East Los Angeles by exposing artists to Master Printers and master printmakers; building stronger networks between our studios and spaces and inspire collaborations; sparking new dialogues and more importantly enriching our network; and pooling together knowledge on sustainable practices.

Lastly, this gathering will serve to plan a larger national summit of Chicana/o Latina/o printmakers with associated professional development opportunities and printmaking workshops for artists.

This summit will convene master printers, printmakers, printmaking centers and artists from across the nation to discuss and plan ways in which we can continue this printmaking legacy, much of which was sparked here in on the eastside through SHG, Modern Multiples, Centro de Arte Publico, Mechicano Art Center, and other printmaking efforts that have resulted in landmark collections such as Estampas de la Raza from the Romo Collection. This we hope can create a pathway for new generations of artists that can continue bringing to light important issues through the printmaking medium.

 

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SPONSORS

Eastside Arts Initiative

UTSA – The University of Texas at San Antonio

Velasco Atelier Press

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25VEINTICINCO
Feb
12
to Mar 12

25VEINTICINCO

25VEINTICINCO

TWENTY-FIVE ORIGINAL PRINT EDITIONS BY LATINO AND LATINA ARTISTS PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO CURATED BY PRESIDENT RICARDO ROMO, ARTURO INFANTE ALMEIDA, AND KENT RUSH

Ten years in the making, the 25Veinticinco exhibition includes prints by 25 Latino/a artists who worked in collaboration with master printers Neal Cox and Steven Carter in the print studio at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. “‘Veinticinco,’” said UTSA President Ricardo Romo, “treats viewers to an exploration of important Latino themes related to labor, immigration, gender and poverty. In addition, several of the works allow us a glimpse into significant traditions and cultural values in our society.”

Artists: Richard Armendariz, Andy Benavidez, Cody Bustamante, Sam Coronado, Richard Duardo, Xavier Garza, José Guadiana, Daniel Guerrero, Luis “Chispas” Guerrero, Christopher Gutierrez, Benito Huerta, Leticia Huerta, Luis Jiménez, César Martínez, Richard Martinez, John Mata, Malaquías Montoya, Juan de Dios Mora, Alex Rubio, Armando Sanchez, Luis Valderas, Anita Valencia, Deborah Vasquez, Carla Veliz, Guillermina Zabala

“There is something magical and synergistic that happens when a creative artist works with an innovative and professional printer,” Rush said. “This series of 25 prints is ultimately a tribute to the vitality of the region’s Latino art scene. The cross section covers established artists, mid-career artists and a sampling of new and emerging artists. The variety of imagery, styles, and concepts is extremely diverse and dynamic.”

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Feb
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Mercadito de Amor


Self Help Graphics & Art invites you to the Mercadito de Amor (12pm to 5pm). Find high-quality crafts, food, and fine art for that special someone (including yourself) in your life. Featuring many of the eastside’s favorite artists and artisans. ♥

 

Artists/Artisans/Vendors:

Botanica del Barrio & Urban Xic, Gabriella Claro, CJ’s Angels, Clover Signs, Evillustrations (Ernesto Vasquez), Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan | entre studio, Hummingbirds, JDN73, inicreations, Manitas (Andi Xoch), Dalila Mendez, Nectar Azul, Signs by Lesli, Araceli Silva, Sol de Cobre, Yerberia Mayahuel, and more

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Holiday Marketplace
Dec
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Holiday Marketplace

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 | 12-5PM
ART – GIFTS – MUSIC – FOOD – WORKSHOPS

On December 10th (12pm to 5pm) get your Holiday shopping on at SHG’s Annual Holiday Marketplace! Pick up high-quality crafts, food and fine art from a specially curated group of local vendors and artists, including serigraphs from Self Help Graphics & Arts print collection!

Programming for the day includes a unique series of printmaking demos & workshops from some of the Eastside’s favorites artists.

Additional demos, workshops and artist talks will be scheduled through the day.

Artists include:
Lalo Alcaraz, CJ’s Angels, Cultura En Tu Ropa, Entre Studio LA (Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan), Farm Fresh to You, Daniel Gonzalez, Heart On & NenaSoulFly, Martha Hernandez (Nectar Azul), Inicreations, JDN73, Kalli Arte, Leachy Peachy, Rosalie Lopez, El Machete Microbrew Sauces, Alvaro D. Marquez, Dalila Paola Mendez, Miyo & Usen Print Editions, Sol de Cobre, Jose Ramirez, Sonia Romero, Victor Rosas, Araceli Silva, Dewey Tafoya, Xti’ Artisan y mas…

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