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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

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 10th @ 1:00pm Tour with Leo Limon during the Mercadito de Amor pop up shop from 12:00-5:00pm.      Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP  via  Eventbrite by clicking HERE.    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  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 10th @ 1:00pm Tour with Leo Limon during the Mercadito de Amor pop up shop from 12:00-5:00pm. 

 

Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP  via Eventbrite by clicking HERE. 

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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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Self Help Graphics & Art's Mercadito de Amor
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Self Help Graphics & Art's Mercadito de Amor

Self Help Graphics & Art invites you to the Mercadito de Amor (12pm to 7pm). 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:

 

JustJackysArt

Sol de cobre

Dewey Tafoya

Dr. Rubin's Los Angeles

Araceli Silva Jewelry

Kay Brown

Joe Galarza/ Genetic Windsongs

El Machete

La Candelaria Candles

Pipiripau

Kalakari

Xti’ Artisan

Dalila Paola Mendez Art

viktorprints

Artesania Mitla Oaxaca

Heart On

& more!

 

Schedule for the Day:

 

1 pm: Guided tour of Dia de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future with Leo Limón

 

2 pm: Card collage workshop with Martha Carrillo 

 

3 pm: Demo with Victor Rosas

 

4 pm: Salsa demo with El Machete 

 

Live printing with Dewey Tafoya (throughout event)

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DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Screen-printing with Dewey Tafoya

DIY Screen-printing
Friday, February 9, 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 on eventbrite link provided.

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Jan
25
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.  Tours will be given on the following dates, artists to be announced shortly:  January 25th @ 6:00 PM Tour with Norma and Edgar Coronado  February 10th @ 1:00PM Tour with Leo Limon  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 by clicking HERE .   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  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.

Tours will be given on the following dates, artists to be announced shortly:

January 25th @ 6:00 PM Tour with Norma and Edgar Coronado

February 10th @ 1:00PM Tour with Leo Limon

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 by clicking HERE

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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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Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

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

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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.

Tours will be given on the following dates, artists to be announced shortly:

January 11th @ 6:30 PM Tour with Luis Genaro Garcia

January 25th @ 6:30 PM Tour with Norma and Edgar Coronado

February 8th @ 6:30 PM

February 23rd @ 6:30 PM Tour with Mari Cardenas & Milton Jurado 

February 24th @ 6:30 PM

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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Jan
6
2:15 PM14:15

Crafternoon: Make Your Own 3 Kings Crown with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario

 2:15-4:15 pm - Crafternoon with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario  Artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario bring his itinerant craft table to SHG immediately following the tour. Make your own crown in honor of Three Kings Day with family and friends. All materials provided and activity is family friendly. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-with-dia-de-los-muertos-a-cultural-legacy-altar-artists-crafternoon-tickets-41729332557

2:15-4:15 pm - Crafternoon with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario

Artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario bring his itinerant craft table to SHG immediately following the tour. Make your own crown in honor of Three Kings Day with family and friends. All materials provided and activity is family friendly. Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-with-dia-de-los-muertos-a-cultural-legacy-altar-artists-crafternoon-tickets-41729332557

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Jan
6
1:30 PM13:30

Guided Tour: with Altar Artists, 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.  Tours will be given on the following dates, artists to be announced shortly:  January 6th @ 1:30PM with Altar Artists Ofelia Esparza, Gerardo "Acamonchi" Yepiz and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario  Following the tour on January 6th from 2:15 - 4:15 pm, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario will be hosting "Crafternoon".  Artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario bring his itinerant craft table to SHG immediately following the tour. Make your own crown in honor of Three Kings Day with family and friends. All materials provided and activity is family friendly.   January 11th @ 6:30PM Tour with Luis Genaro Garcia  January 25th @ 6:30PM Tour with Norma and Edgar Coronado  February 8th @ 6:30PM  February 23rd @ 6:30PM Tour with Mari Cardenas & Milton Jurado   February 24th @ 6:30PM  Tours are free. If you are interested in attending, we kindly ask that you please RSVP via email: info@selfhelpgraphics.com  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  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.

Tours will be given on the following dates, artists to be announced shortly:

January 6th @ 1:30PM with Altar Artists Ofelia Esparza, Gerardo "Acamonchi"
Yepiz and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario

Following the tour on January 6th from 2:15 - 4:15 pm, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario will be hosting "Crafternoon".

Artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario bring his itinerant craft table to SHG immediately following the tour. Make your own crown in honor of Three Kings Day with family and friends. All materials provided and activity is family friendly. 

January 11th @ 6:30PM Tour with Luis Genaro Garcia

January 25th @ 6:30PM Tour with Norma and Edgar Coronado

February 8th @ 6:30PM

February 23rd @ 6:30PM Tour with Mari Cardenas & Milton Jurado 

February 24th @ 6:30PM

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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Dec
18
to Dec 22

December Print Sale - This Week Only!

  December 18th - 22nd friends and supporters of Self Help Graphics will receive a special collectors’ holiday discount of 20% off on all limited edition prints.     Support our community-based organization.  Visit us during your lunch hour!  Give the gift of art and save 20% on your purchase.

December 18th - 22nd friends and supporters of Self Help Graphics will receive a special collectors’ holiday discount of 20% off on all limited edition prints.

Support our community-based organization.  Visit us during your lunch hour!  Give the gift of art and save 20% on your purchase.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: Día de los Muertos - Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?

 Join Marietta Bernstorff, Consuelo Flores, and Lalo Alcaraz for a panel discussion around how Día de los Muertos' popularity has exploded in the last decade in the United States and globally. The celebration has become ubiquitous in Los Angeles and across the country is a mix of traditions of remembrance, pop culture and commercialization. Self Help Graphics & Art's Day of the Dead celebration has been from its origin about innovation and the formation of a tradition that is rooted in the Chicano identity, not an exact replica of the Mexican tradition. In what ways has this evolution shaped the celebration north of the border and how is it influencing change in Mexican celebrations? Is this growth and popularization a positive appreciation of culture and what is the line between participation and appropriation?  This panel is presented as part of programming around Self Help Graphics' PST LA/LA exhibition, Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future, on view until February 24, 2018. Beginning at 6pm, prior to the panel, will be a guided tour of the exhibition.   Panelists include:  Marietta Bernstorff   Consuelo G. Flores   Lalo Alcaraz   Marietta Bernstorff is a contributor to Self Help Graphics' catalog of Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future with her essay titled "Processes of Appropriation and the Transformation of Tradition in Day of the Dead Festivities" and has more than 30 years of experience in the arts, in both México and the United States. Bernstorff has been an artist, curator, teacher and director of numerous non profits and collectives in Arizona, California and Oaxaca. Currently she is curating a traveling exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca (MACO) and is teaching at the international art workshops (Cultural Bridges) in Oaxaca 2017 - 2018.  Consuelo Flores is a multidisciplinary artist from East Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University and is a member of Fierce Backbone Theater Company in Hollywood. She has written and directed three one-act plays at the Frida Kahlo Theater 10-Minute Play Festival in 2014 - 2016. As a poet, she's presented and performed her work throughout the US and Mexico. She is also known for her work for the Day of the Dead which includes literary altars, cultural tours, lectures on the traditional and contemporary history as well as detailed altars, and Day of the Dead fashions.  Lalo Alcaraz is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist of the daily comic strip "La Cucaracha", host of the Pocho Hour of Power radio show on LA's KPFK 90.7 FM, teaches illustration and comics, and is the author of books including "Migra Mouse" and "Latino USA: A Cartoon History". Most recently he has served as a writer and producer on "Bordertown" and as a cultural consultant to Pixar's "Coco".   Tickets are FREE, but RSVP is kindly requested via  Eventbrite.

Join Marietta Bernstorff, Consuelo Flores, and Lalo Alcaraz for a panel discussion around how Día de los Muertos' popularity has exploded in the last decade in the United States and globally. The celebration has become ubiquitous in Los Angeles and across the country is a mix of traditions of remembrance, pop culture and commercialization. Self Help Graphics & Art's Day of the Dead celebration has been from its origin about innovation and the formation of a tradition that is rooted in the Chicano identity, not an exact replica of the Mexican tradition. In what ways has this evolution shaped the celebration north of the border and how is it influencing change in Mexican celebrations? Is this growth and popularization a positive appreciation of culture and what is the line between participation and appropriation?

This panel is presented as part of programming around Self Help Graphics' PST LA/LA exhibition, Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future, on view until February 24, 2018. Beginning at 6pm, prior to the panel, will be a guided tour of the exhibition. 

Panelists include:
Marietta Bernstorff
Consuelo G. Flores
Lalo Alcaraz

Marietta Bernstorff is a contributor to Self Help Graphics' catalog of Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future with her essay titled "Processes of Appropriation and the Transformation of Tradition in Day of the Dead Festivities" and has more than 30 years of experience in the arts, in both México and the United States. Bernstorff has been an artist, curator, teacher and director of numerous non profits and collectives in Arizona, California and Oaxaca. Currently she is curating a traveling exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca (MACO) and is teaching at the international art workshops (Cultural Bridges) in Oaxaca 2017 - 2018.

Consuelo Flores is a multidisciplinary artist from East Los Angeles. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University and is a member of Fierce Backbone Theater Company in Hollywood. She has written and directed three one-act plays at the Frida Kahlo Theater 10-Minute Play Festival in 2014 - 2016. As a poet, she's presented and performed her work throughout the US and Mexico. She is also known for her work for the Day of the Dead which includes literary altars, cultural tours, lectures on the traditional and contemporary history as well as detailed altars, and Day of the Dead fashions.

Lalo Alcaraz is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist of the daily comic strip "La Cucaracha", host of the Pocho Hour of Power radio show on LA's KPFK 90.7 FM, teaches illustration and comics, and is the author of books including "Migra Mouse" and "Latino USA: A Cartoon History". Most recently he has served as a writer and producer on "Bordertown" and as a cultural consultant to Pixar's "Coco". 

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

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