Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018

FREE YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 24 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves 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 lives and culture.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

• free art workshops
• five-week summer art-training
• ages 12 - 24

WORKSHOPS
July 3 - August 3, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM to 2PM

Relief Print Making • Animation-Phone Art
Screen-Printing • Photography
Mixed Media Art

Please register for this summer's S.O.Y. Artista program here: S.O.Y. Artista 2018

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Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018
Jul
24
to Jul 27

Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018

FREE YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 24 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves 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 lives and culture.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

• free art workshops
• five-week summer art-training
• ages 12 - 24

WORKSHOPS
July 3 - August 3, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM to 2PM

Relief Print Making • Animation-Phone Art
Screen-Printing • Photography
Mixed Media Art

Please register for this summer's S.O.Y. Artista program here: S.O.Y. Artista 2018

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Recent Research on Self Help Graphics & Art Founders: Presentation and Artist Panel
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Recent Research on Self Help Graphics & Art Founders: Presentation and Artist Panel

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Kicking off the 45th Anniversary of Self Help Graphics & Art

Looking back at our founders

Scholar JV Decemvirale (UC Santa Barbara) has been researching the foundations of SHG with a focus on Sister Karen, Carlos Bueno and Antonio Ibanez over the past year. Working from artwork, the SHG archive, and interviews with artists and people close to them, JV will share his findings and then moderate a conversation with friends and collaborators of Carlos Bueno: 

  • Willie Herrón
  • Ricardo Munoz
  • Milton Jurado aka "MAJA"

This event is part of a series celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Self Help Graphics & Art

Bios:

Willie Herrón

Born in Los Angeles, Willie Herrón III's artistic career spans over forty years of national/internationally recognized performance and conceptual art, including music composition (member of Los Illegals and founder of ELA's Vex Club), as well as the design and execution of internationally recognized iconic world-class murals. Herrón was also one of the founding members of ASCO, the East Los Angeles based Chicano artists collective (1972 to 1987). 

His vast experience as an art restorer and conservator of public landmarks of cultural heritage have gained wide media attention as he completed six restorations of the historic 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals, Los Angeles 2012-2017, commissioned by the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.
Including the 1973 "Moratorium: the Black and White Mural" in Estrada Courts, Los Angeles 2016-2017.

Herrón’s artworks are seen in films, music performances and museums throughout the US and Europe. Recently in the exhibition "¡Murales Rebeldes!" at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles 2018,  "LA Raza" and "Chicano Males Unbonded" at the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles 2018 and the new Whitney Museum, New York 2015. 
Examples of his work were included in "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective,1972-1987” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2011, at Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts (2012), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC),on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in MexicoCity, and at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago (2013).

Ricardo Munoz

Ricardo Munoz was born in Arizona, his family relocated to Los Angeles when he was 4yrs old.  All his schooling took place in Los Angeles, at the following schools:  Rowan Avenue School, Riggin Avenue School, Avenue 21 School, Nightingale Jr. High School, Franklin High School, UCLA, USC and UCLA Law School.  At UCLA he took an Art Appreciation course and an Art History course of Western Art from the Renaissance to the present.  Prior to taking the art courses he enjoyed looking at works of art he observed in books, museums and public places that included murals, sculptures, statues, graffiti and billboards.  After completing his schooling and becoming a lawyer his interest in art works was very much lifted when he took a job as a lawyer with Model Cities Center for Law & Justice.  This occurred because Self Help Graphics & Art also was a tenant in the same building as the Center for Law  & Justice.  SHG artists became friends of Center staff and some of them arranged to have their art works displayed in the Center's office space.  Carlos Bueno painted a beautiful mural entitled, " La Luna Conquista el Sol," in the Center's lobby. Ricardo Munoz visited with Carlos Bueno as he was painting the mural and this is how their friendship began. This really motivated Ricardo Munoz to collect art, so he in turn got his wife, Maria Teresa (Terry), interested in collecting art they could display in their home.  He and his wife's earnings did allow them to afford to do some collecting of art works over many years.  They developed friendships among many artists and Carlos Bueno was one of them who they so much liked.  He was their house guest the last four times he had shows in Los Angeles.  Terry's sister, Maria Elena, is in the same Franciscan Order that Sister Karen was in and they were close in their views of their roles as Sisters.  Sister Karen did come to the Munoz' home on occasion with Maria Elena to visit Maria Elena's and Terry's mother who lived with the Munoz family.  Sister Karen enjoyed seeing works by Carlos Bueno on the walls of the Munoz' home.  Ricardo and Terry Munoz have been and continue to be strong supporters of Chicano/ Latino visual arts programs and venues in the Los Angeles area.

Milton Jurado aka "MAJA"

Milton was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1953. He first came to California in 1972, where along with other Latino artists he helped start Self-Help Graphics in East Los Angeles. He joined other Mexican and Chicano artists such as Sister Karen Boccalero, Carlos Bueno and Antonio Ibanez to explore and promote a new kind of artistic expression. Due to his cultural background and traditions in Ecuador, Maja brought with him the knowledge of an art form not yet known to the artistic community in this hemisphere; namely, artistic sculptures made from the unlikely medium of everyday bread. Inexpensive and available everywhere, Maja was able to create miniature sculptures of human figures out of this most unexpected medium. Not surprisingly, these small creations found an audience in the local art scene. MAJA continues producing work today and was most recently included in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions at Self Help Graphics & Art and Loft at Liz's. 

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Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018

FREE YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 24 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves 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 lives and culture.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

• free art workshops
• five-week summer art-training
• ages 12 - 24

WORKSHOPS
July 3 - August 3, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM to 2PM

Relief Print Making • Animation-Phone Art
Screen-Printing • Photography
Mixed Media Art

Please register for this summer's S.O.Y. Artista program here: S.O.Y. Artista 2018

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Technical Excellence Panel

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Technical Excellence | Thurs. Sept 6, 6-7:15pm

Location: Cal State University LA, Fine Arts Gallery  

Miyo Stevens (moderator)
Delilah Montoya, Chaz Bojorquez

This panel will explore the process through which artists who specialize in different mediums experiment and learn screen-printing techniques in order to most effectively translate their primary art forms into screen-prints.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cultural Significance / Social Justice Panel

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Cultural Significance / Social Justice | Thurs. Sept 13, 6-7:15pm


Location: Cal State University LA, Fine Arts Gallery

Favianna Rodriguez (moderator)
Linda Vallejo, Malaquias Montoya, Ernesto Yerena, Luis Genaro Garcia

This panel will explore the role of the printmaking studio in increasing access to pre-colonial knowledges and practices, such as Dia de los Muertos, and influencing the role of art in political struggles in Southern California.

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Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Identity Panel

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Identity | Thurs. Sept 13, 7:30-8:45pm

Location: Cal State University LA, Fine Arts Gallery 


Yreina Cervantez, Esther Hernandez

This panel will explore the ways in which artists construct and convey the multiplicity of identities that inform contemporary expressions of Chicana/o and Latinx identities.
 

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Maestras in the Studio Panel

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Maestras in the Studio | Thurs. Sept 27, 6-7:15pm


Location: Cal State University LA, Fine Arts Gallery 

Victoria Delgadillo (moderator)
Yreina Cervantez, Barbara Carrasco, Dalila Mendez

This panel will explore the experience female printmakers encountered in working in the screen-print studio at Self Help Graphics, and the significant role they played in shaping the program and organization.

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Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Queerness and Printmaking Panel

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Queerness and Printmaking | Thurs. Sept 27, 7:30-8:45pm

Location: Cal State University LA, Fine Arts Gallery

Dalila Mendez (moderator)
Favianna Rodriguez, Alfredo de Batuc, Joey Terrill

This panel will explore the way in which printmakers have used the medium of screen-printing to address and express queer identities and politics through their art.

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Día de los Muertos 2018 Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Día de los Muertos 2018 Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park

NOCHE DE OFRENDA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND PARK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 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 2018 - 45th Annual Celebration
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Día de los Muertos 2018 - 45th 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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Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018
Jul
10
to Jul 13

Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018

FREE YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 24 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves 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 lives and culture.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

• free art workshops
• five-week summer art-training
• ages 12 - 24

WORKSHOPS
July 3 - August 3, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM to 2PM

Relief Print Making • Animation-Phone Art
Screen-Printing • Photography
Mixed Media Art

Please register for this summer's S.O.Y. Artista program here: S.O.Y. Artista 2018

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Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018
Jul
3
to Jul 6

Soy Artista Youth Art Workshops 2018

FREE YOUTH ART WORKSHOPS

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 24 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves 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 lives and culture.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

• free art workshops
• five-week summer art-training
• ages 12 - 24

WORKSHOPS
July 3 - August 3, 2018
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM to 2PM

Relief Print Making • Animation-Phone Art
Screen-Printing • Photography
Mixed Media Art

Please register for this summer's S.O.Y. Artista program here: S.O.Y. Artista 2018

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Self Help Graphics Annual Print Fair 2018

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ANNUAL PRINT FAIR & EXHIBITION 2018

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 – 12PM TO 5PM

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 2017-18. The Annual Print Fair & Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as new relief and intaglio print editions.

New works by:  Margaret Alarcon, Clover, Pepe Coronado, Sandra Fernandez, River Garza, Luis Genaro Garcia, Douglas Miles, Dalila Paola Mendez, Malaquias Montoya, Zeke Peña, Kimberly Robertson, Cynthia Velasquez 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.

 

The Professional Print Program is supported in part by our artists, volunteers, board of directors, as well as collectors, and major donors including the Eastside Arts Initiative, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Pasadena Art Alliance, Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, California Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Los Angeles County Art Commission, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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SHG's People's Printmaking Week
Jun
18
to Jun 22

SHG's People's Printmaking Week

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SHG's People's Printmaking Week
June 18 - 22, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm each weeknight

A celebration of printmaking featuring a week-long series of free workshops, demos, plus new prints.
Workshops (7-10Pm)
June 18: DIY Screen Printing with Dewey Tafoya
June 19: Photography & Printmaking (Halftones)
June 20: Linocut Repeating Patterns with Daniel Gonzalez
June 21: Speedball Roadshow with Carlos Hernandez and Bill Fick
June 22: Non-Toxic Etching (11am to 5pm) with Alex Fridrich
June 22: Print, Wine, & Collage Prints with Martha & Victor
June 23: A day of demos and workshops (12pm to 5pm)     

Sign up at bit.ly/SHGcreate

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth (up to age 24) / $10 Adults
Instructor: Clover

The Aerosol Art Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create artwork using aerosol paint and other painting tools used in creating aerosol based art such as paint markers, color pencils, sharpies, stencils, and stickers. 

Participants who attend the Aerosol Art Workshop will develop their work by sketching out ideas at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the sketches precedes the participants gathering outdoors to create and paint colorful works of art. 

Participants are able to create these colorful artworks SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, blending colors for the design but also balancing the design with its immediate surrounding landscape. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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13th Annual Celebrating Words Festival
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

13th Annual Celebrating Words Festival

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore is proud to present the 13th Annual Celebrating Words Festival: Written, Performed, and Sung, the largest community-based literacy and arts festival in the San Fernando Valley. We are excited to continue this celebration in Pacoima and provide a brave space that encourages creativity and imagination, where artistic expression can thrive, and where we can come together to support intellectual growth and emotional healing in the vital and unique ways that arts and literacy can. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2-7pm at Pacoima City Hall

Opening Ceremony by Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl

Creative Engagement Booths hosted by: 

Pacoima Beautiful- Make your own buttons
www.PacoimaBeautiful.org
@pacoimabeautiful

Pacoima Arts Incubator- Literacy Exhibit
@pacartsincubator


Youth Speak Collective- TBA
www.youthspeakcollective.org 
@youthspeakcollective

Self-Help Graphics & Arts- Screenprint your own tote
www.selfhelpgraphics.com
Self-help

DIY Girls- Build an Art bot and a paper circuit
www.diygirls.com 
@diygirls

Kristy San- Kids Muralito
https://www.kristysandovalart.com 
@pintora.ksan

Noe Montes- Portrait Studio Photography
www.noemontes.com
@noemontesla

Elvia Aguirre- FacePainting
@Aguirres.art

Hearts & Hands Mercadito featuring: 
@OfficialPipiripau
@SarahsTesoros
@gentleriot
@art_dekarla
@omeyocann
@nectar_azul
@luna_linda_clothpads
@kalliarte
@brujitaskincare
@artepipirisnais
@luna_inspirations
@balamcreations
@semillasartes
@xocafecito
@thelagarden
@tarjetitasconamor
@blacksheep_binding

Food Vendors and Antojitos by: 
Vegatinos
Chaski Peruvian Seasonings

Guayaba Kitchen
@guayabakitchen

More TBA

Community Resource Fair:
North Valley Occupational Center - East Valley Skills Center
Pacoima Branch Library
Somos Familia Valle
Pacoima Historical Society
The Remedy Hand Foundation
EOP Admissions at CSUN
Valley College
Sylmar High School - H.T.
Tree People
Tarzana Treatment Centers
Los Angeles Conservation Corps
CARECEN
VEDC Center
LA Care Family Resource Center
Chrysalis
Lluvia y Fuego Productions
Helping Hands Resource Center

Zines, Comics, Illustrators and Artists Expo: 
Jotita de Amor
Nessi Arte
Marie Bava-Villa
This Goth Bitch
Art by micstema
Xicana Tiahui
DSTL Arts
La Liga Zine
El Hormiguero
Cultivarte
Las Chicas Peligrosas
LA Spoonie Collective
Move In Silence
Comadres y Comics Podcast
Luz de Luna Prints

Performances from
Chingona Fire
El Santo Golpe
The Chuchas
Tia Chucha Press Poets- TBA
Little Jaraneros


** FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC **

** ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT **

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For festival related inquiries, please contact CWF Coordinator Karina Ceja at celebratingwords@tiachucha.org

Thank You to the Sponsors: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth (up to age 24) / $10 Adults
Instructor: Clover

The Aerosol Art Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create artwork using aerosol paint and other painting tools used in creating aerosol based art such as paint markers, color pencils, sharpies, stencils, and stickers. 

Participants who attend the Aerosol Art Workshop will develop their work by sketching out ideas at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the sketches precedes the participants gathering outdoors to create and paint colorful works of art. 

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

Participants are able to create these colorful artworks SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, blending colors for the design but also balancing the design with its immediate surrounding landscape. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Natural Dye Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab) II
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Natural Dye Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab) II

Natural Dye Printmaking (Workshop + Lab)
Friday, May 18, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: Donation based
Instructor: SHG Staff

Participants will explore ways to extract color from organic materials and dye fabric. This workshop will focus on prepping fabric to create a personalized bandana.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya

DIY Screen-printing
Friday, May 11, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Dewey Tafoya

Attendees are required to bring two transparency copies of an original black and white image, no bigger than 8 1/2" X 11". A limited number of screens available for purchase. Bring paper and a blank t-shirt or 2 to print your work of art on!

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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Fiesta Matsuri
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Fiesta Matsuri

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Fiesta Matsuri
Sunday, May 6 • 11 AM–4 PM
JACCC Campus
Free!

Fiesta Matsuri combines the Children's Day celebrations of two communities - Kodomo no hi in Japan and Dîa de los niños in Mexico. Both holidays celebrate the growth, happiness, and success of children. 

This fun-filled day not only fosters an appreciation for Japanese American tradition but also connects participants to the diversity derived from multiple generations and ethnicities. With workshops and activities designed for children of all ages, Fiesta Matsuri hopes to engage families with culture and community. Through collaboration, it also serves to create new ties and promote understanding among a diverse group of people.

Stay tuned for more information on performances and workshops!

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Jardin DeLArte
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Jardin DeLArte

Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices – Spring Arts Festival is a weekend-long arts gathering that focuses exclusively on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. Envisioned as an annual “best of L.A. arts festival,” this free, three-day performing and visual arts showcase will bring dance, music and theatre performances as well as visual artwork by L.A. artists to Grand Park every spring. Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices will serve as a home for L.A. artists, underlining Grand Park’s commitment to L.A.’s creative communities.

Produced in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art, JARDIN DEL ARTE is a public marketplace where LA visual artists can create and sell their work.

DATES:
Friday, April 27 from 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 from 01:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth (up to age 24) / $10 Adults
Instructor: Clover

The Aerosol Art Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create artwork using aerosol paint and other painting tools used in creating aerosol based art such as paint markers, color pencils, sharpies, stencils, and stickers. 

Participants who attend the Aerosol Art Workshop will develop their work by sketching out ideas at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the sketches precedes the participants gathering outdoors to create and paint colorful works of art. 

Participants are able to create these colorful artworks SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, blending colors for the design but also balancing the design with its immediate surrounding landscape. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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Mural Painting Workshop by Vyal
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Mural Painting Workshop by Vyal

Mural Painting Workshop by Vyal
Maravilla Handball Courts
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 11am to 3pm
Address. 501 Mednik Ave; Los Angeles, California 90022

Join Vyal and other artists from Self Help Graphics & Art's Barrio Mobile Art Studio and learn how to paint murals using spray paint and stencils.

Come and keep cool in the Drink Up LA water lounge.

“WATER IS FUEL FOR THE BODY. DRINK MORE WATER. BE UNSTOPPABLE.”

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Self Help Graphics & Art's Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) serves to nurture emerging artists and present Latino art to a broad audience, and address the vast demographic that is Los Angeles, while also expanding their audiences and community. BMAS is sponsored in part by the Partnership for a Healthy America.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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Photography & Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab) II
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Photography & Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab) II

Photography & Printmaking (Workshop + Lab) II
Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: Donation based
Instructor: SHG Staff

Participants will explore ways to use and incorporate photography into screen prints by experimenting with halftones and image transfer techniques. Participants will create a medium size print approximately 11x14 inches.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya

DIY Screen-printing
Friday, April 13, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Dewey Tafoya

Attendees are required to bring two transparency copies of an original black and white image, no bigger than 8 1/2" X 11". A limited number of screens available for purchase. Bring paper and a blank t-shirt or 2 to print your work of art on!

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

*This workshop is part of the Master Printer/Apprentice Program, supported in part by the Eastside Arts Initiative and the Mike Kelley Foundation.

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BMAS @ Autry After Hours
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

BMAS @ Autry After Hours

Poetry, music, and art converge in this new after-hours series. Inspired by the Autry's LA RAZA exhibition, join local L.A. poets (including liz gonzalez and former L.A. Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez), artists, DJs, and performers for a compelling cultural encounter as you groove to beats by global bass crew Subsuelo. Then create your own crafts with East Los Angeles’s own Self Help Graphics & Art's Barrio Mobile Art Studio and experience the gallery unlike ever before with a site-specific performance by Artemisa Clark.

 

 

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BMAS @ USC Pacific Asia Museum
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

BMAS @ USC Pacific Asia Museum

Join us as we explore the Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century exhibition through the art of printmaking with special guests from Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG). Artists from their Barrio Mobile Art Studio will guide you through the process of making your own silkscreen printed poster! 

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Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions Book Reading
Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions Book Reading

Mujeres de Maiz presents:
A waliking photography exhibit and book reading of WOMEN MUJERES, IXOQ: REVOLUTIONARY VISIONS anthology.

Please join us to celebrate women artists and activists from across the country who are featured in this anthology. The event will include a women's panel and a walking photography exhibit. 

Featured Artists:
Margaret Garcia
Fe Evaone
Irene Carranza
Maria J. Hernández
Laura Lacamara
Iris De Anda
Claudia D. Hernández

Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions is the outcome of a photo, video, and oral history project named: Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color, which is organized to share the creativity of women artists whose writing, paintings, and careers carry a theme of social justice. With their words, their art, and their photographs, the aim of this book is to display for the world women whose visions may transform communities and inspire young women to lead us into the future. Regardless of gender and positionality, its intent is to educate and inspire young minds to become the role models we need. Also, to keep in mind that revolutionary women, must nurture young boys to become respectful men who love and treat women as equal human beings. Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolutionary Visions is a reminder that we all have a story of resilience and that every woman is a revolutionary in her own right.

Please RSVP on eventbrite link provided here.

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Womxn Warriors: Womxn & Student Organizing - Then & Now
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Womxn Warriors: Womxn & Student Organizing - Then & Now

Womxn Warriors: Womxn & Student Organizing Then & Now: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Walkout
An Intergenerational panel featuring original womxn walkout organizers Paula Crisostomo, Mita Cuaron in conversation with local Eastside youth organizers. 

This event is apart of our Spring Calendar and Programing. 

https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/womxn-warriors-honoring-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-walkouts/

www.MujeresDeMaiz.com

Please RSVP on eventbrite link provided here.


*portraits in flyer of Mita Cuaron and Paula Crisostomo by Marisol Torres


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Artists Talk: Art, Student Movements and Social Change
Saturday, March 24th, 12 noon



“Women, Mujeres, Ixoq” Book Release and Reading
Sun, March 25th, 5-7pm
Featuring women featured in the new book about inspiring, revolutionary and activist women by Claudia Hernandez. 



Ethnic Studies: 50 Years later, Reflections from the Field
Saturday, April 7th, 3-5pm
Dr. Cati de los Rios, Roosevelt High School teachers Roxanna Duenas and Mariana Ramirez and local Eastside students. 



“Walkout” Movie Screening & Conversation
Wednesday April 18th, 6:30pm
with Paula and Marisol Crisostomo - mother / daughter intergenerational talk of those featured in the film.



Radical Self Care in these Trying Times
Thursday, May 3rd, 7-9pm
Stress relieving herbs and self and community care for these trying times. Avoid burnout, handle stress and learn how simple ways to take care whether you’re a mom or activist, student or otherwise. 



“A Crushing Love” Film Screening & Conversation
Sunday, May 6th, 5pm
A film about activist mothers and their journeys followed by a conversation with director Sylvia Morales and local activist mothers. 

....and stay tuned for more events and our Zine Release!

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 Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)

 

Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 2pm to 6pm

Fee: Donation Based
Instructors: Victor Rosas and Martha Carrillo

The Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage) Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create a mini Family Portrait (5x7 inch) using monoprint and photo-collaging techniques.


Participants who attend the Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage) Workshop will develop their Family Portraits by composing a layout out at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the composition precedes the final steps to completing the final print. 

Participants are able to create these Family Portraits at SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, and also balancing the portrait with the design of the final collage. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Womxn Warriors: Walkout 50th Anniversary Exhibition & Festival
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Womxn Warriors: Walkout 50th Anniversary Exhibition & Festival

 

WOMXN WARRIORS: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Walkouts & Intergenerational Organizing. 

A project and program in collaboration with Mujeres de Maiz, Self Help Graphics & Art, Innercity Struggle, and The California Endowment. 

Join us for a special Mujeres de Maiz (MdM) Live Art Show & Exhibition honoring 21 Years of MdM & Honoring Womxn Warriors - then and now. An Interdisciplinary, Intercultural, Intergenerational Art Festival and Exhibition Opening Reception including performances by Entre Mujeres: Translocal Musical DialoguesMedusa The Gangsta Goddess, Thurderbirds Raised Her and more! 

Saturday, March 17th, 2018, 7-10pm
at Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
*Parking is limited & available on surrounding streets. 
*Metro Gold Line - Aliso/Pico Stop

Free, All Ages. RSVP Requested:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womxn-warriors-walkout-50th-anniversary-exhibition-festival-tickets-43735323530

The Art exhibition features womxn of color that are honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Walkouts focusing on their contributions and intergenerational organizing. The exhibition includes archival material, work by walkout participants, and new work inspired by the movement.

Exhibition runs from March 17th to May 30th during regular hours and on special events.

Never been to a Mujeres de Maiz event? Don't Miss it! Join the event that has inspired circles and events across the Southwest! 
Check out this video: https://vimeo.com/34828355

CELEBRATING & HONORING: 
-50 Year Anniversary of the Walkouts
-21 Years of Mujeres de Maiz
-International Womxn's Day, 
-Womxn's Herstory Month, 
-Mexica New Year
-the coming of Spring
-the Opening Reception of our Month-long Art Exhibition at the Self Help Gallery (through 5/30/18)


ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
All Ages, general admission w/ very limited seating. 
Event is wheelchair accessible. 
Please inbox us for accommodation needs. 
Event is not scent free as we use aromatic medicines/smudges. 
Alcohol and Drug Free Event for health of our communities.
Event intends to be a Brave and Safe Space.
Event is all ages/genders/sexualities, please honor the elders and children. 

https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/womxn-warriors-honoring-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-walkouts/

www.MujeresDeMaiz.com

*portraits in flyer of Mita Cuaron and Paula Crisostomo by Marisol Torres


+ + + + Full Calendar of Programming Below. + + + +


Artists Talk: Art, Student Movements and Social Change
Saturday, March 24th, 12 noon



Womxn and Student Organizing: Then and Now
Sunday, March 25th, 1-3pm
An Intergenerational panel featuring original womxn walkout organizers Paula Crisostomo, Mita Cuaron in conversation with local Eastside youth organizers. 



“Women, Mujeres, Ixoq” Book Release and Reading
Sun, March 25th, 5-7pm
Featuring women featured in the new book about inspiring, revolutionary and activist women by Claudia Hernandez. 



Ethnic Studies: 50 Years later, Reflections from the Field
Saturday, April 7th, 3-5pm
Dr. Cati de los Rios, Roosevelt High School teachers Roxanna Duenas and Mariana Ramirez and local Eastside students. 



“Walkout” Movie Screening & Conversation
Wednesday April 18th, 6:30pm
with Paula and Marisol Crisostomo - mother / daughter intergenerational talk of those featured in the film.



Radical Self Care in these Trying Times
Thursday, May 3rd, 7-9pm
Stress relieving herbs and self and community care for these trying times. Avoid burnout, handle stress and learn how simple ways to take care whether you’re a mom or activist, student or otherwise. 



“A Crushing Love” Film Screening & Conversation
Sunday, May 6th, 5pm
A film about activist mothers and their journeys followed by a conversation with director Sylvia Morales and local activist mothers. 

....and stay tuned for more events and our Zine Release!

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Natural Dye Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab)
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Dye Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab)

Natural Dye Printmaking (Workshop + Lab)
Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: Donation based
Instructor: SHG Staff

Participants will explore ways to extract color from organic materials and dye fabric. This workshop will focus on prepping fabric to create a personalized bandana.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya

DIY Screen-printing
Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Dewey Tafoya

Attendees are required to bring two transparency copies of an original black and white image, no bigger than 8 1/2" X 11". A limited number of screens available for purchase. Bring paper and a blank t-shirt or 2 to print your work of art on!

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth (up to age 24) / $10 Adults
Instructor: Clover

The Aerosol Art Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create artwork using aerosol paint and other painting tools used in creating aerosol based art such as paint markers, color pencils, sharpies, stencils, and stickers. 

Participants who attend the Aerosol Art Workshop will develop their work by sketching out ideas at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the sketches precedes the participants gathering outdoors to create and paint colorful works of art. 

Participants are able to create these colorful artworks SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, blending colors for the design but also balancing the design with its immediate surrounding landscape. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)

 

Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 2pm to 6pm

Fee: Donation Based
Instructors: Victor Rosas and Martha Carrillo

The Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage) Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create a mini Family Portrait (5x7 inch) using monoprint and photo-collaging techniques.


Participants who attend the Intro to Printmaking (Monoprint and Collage) Workshop will develop their Family Portraits by composing a layout out at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the composition precedes the final steps to completing the final print. 

Participants are able to create these Family Portraits at SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, and also balancing the portrait with the design of the final collage. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

PST Exhibition Closing - Día de los Muertos A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future

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Join us for the closing day of Self Help Graphics' Getty Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition, Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future. Tours during the day will be led by our team of Youth Ambassadors.

The exhibition is part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and features three Día de los Muertos ofrendas (offerings) from the Past, Present and Future by Master Altarista, Ofelia Esparza (past), San Diego-based artist Gerardo Acamonchi Yepiz (present) and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (future); as well as a select number of Día de los Muertos prints, photographs and ephemera from across the four-decade history of SHG’s Día de los Muertos celebrations.

Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP  via email: info@selfhelpgraphics.com

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For more info about this exhibit, please visit: https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/about-pst-lala/.

For more information about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, please visit: www.pacificstandardtime.org.

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Photography & Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab)
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Photography & Printmaking with SHG (Workshop + Lab)

Photography & Printmaking (Workshop + Lab)
Saturday, February 24, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: Donation based
Instructor: SHG Staff

Participants will explore ways to use and incorporate photography into screen prints by experimenting with halftones and image transfer techniques. Participants will create a medium size print approximately 11x14 inches.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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Panel: Chicanx/Latinx Art after PST: LA/LA. Sustaining the Field
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Panel: Chicanx/Latinx Art after PST: LA/LA. Sustaining the Field

U.S.Latinx Art Forum (uslaf.org) in partnership with Self Help Graphics and Art, will host a panel to discuss how to sustain the field of Latinx/Chicanx art after PST: LA/LA. USLAF officer Sonja Gandert will pose questions touching upon the following ideas: How do we (institutions, scholars, curators, and artists) leverage the unprecedented focus on the field of Chicanx/Latinx art after PST LA/LA? How do we sustain interest and funding in the field? How do we continue support of long-standing institutions that have been supporting the field for decades while encouraging new interest by others? What type of support do artists especially need, now? The panel will be moderated by Sonja Gandert (USLAF) and feature the following artists and institutional leaders: Judithe Hernandez, Raul Baltazar, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Lourdes Ramos (MoLAA), Betty Avila (Self Help Graphics & Art), and Mario Ontiveros (CSUN).

Please RSVP through eventbrite link provided.

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Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Guided Tour: PST Exhibition - Día de los Muertos A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future

 Come join us for a guided tour of Self Help Graphics' Getty Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition, Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future. Each tour will be led by a guest artist and accompanied by our team of Youth Ambassadors.  The exhibition is part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and features three Día de los Muertos ofrendas (offerings) from the Past, Present and Future by Master Altarista, Ofelia Esparza (past), San Diego-based artist Gerardo Acamonchi Yepiz (present) and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (future); as well as a select number of Día de los Muertos prints, photographs and ephemera from across the four-decade history of SHG’s Día de los Muertos celebrations.  February 23rd @ 6:00 PM Tour with Mari Cardenas & Milton Jurado  Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP  via  eventbrite link   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  For more info about this exhibit, please visit: https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/about-pst-lala/.  For more information about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, please visit: www.pacificstandardtime.org.

Come join us for a guided tour of Self Help Graphics' Getty Pacific Standard Time LA/LA exhibition, Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present, and Future. Each tour will be led by a guest artist and accompanied by our team of Youth Ambassadors.

The exhibition is part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and features three Día de los Muertos ofrendas (offerings) from the Past, Present and Future by Master Altarista, Ofelia Esparza (past), San Diego-based artist Gerardo Acamonchi Yepiz (present) and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (future); as well as a select number of Día de los Muertos prints, photographs and ephemera from across the four-decade history of SHG’s Día de los Muertos celebrations.

February 23rd @ 6:00 PM Tour with Mari Cardenas & Milton Jurado

Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP  via eventbrite link

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For more info about this exhibit, please visit: https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/about-pst-lala/.

For more information about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, please visit: www.pacificstandardtime.org.

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth (up to age 24) / $10 Adults
Instructor: Clover

The Aerosol Art Workshop focuses on teaching participants of all levels and ages how to create artwork using aerosol paint and other painting tools used in creating aerosol based art such as paint markers, color pencils, sharpies, stencils, and stickers. 

Participants who attend the Aerosol Art Workshop will develop their work by sketching out ideas at the beginning of the workshop. A quick critique of the sketches precedes the participants gathering outdoors to create and paint colorful works of art. 

Participants are able to create these colorful artworks SHG by learning how to conceptualize designs, composition and the use of space from a squared canvas to irregular shapes such as a found street objects. Participants also learn color design by mixing and matching color palettes, blending colors for the design but also balancing the design with its immediate surrounding landscape. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.

Please register through eventbrite link provided.

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