Drypoint Printmaking Workshop with Margaret Alarcon
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Drypoint Printmaking Workshop with Margaret Alarcon

Join artist Margaret Alarcon to learn the art of drypoint.  Participants will learn how to transfer their photos or designs on to a plexiglass plate.  Learn how to develop your drawing skills and express your ideas through the intaglio process. Participants will create an edition of prints using traditional printmaking practices.

Purchase tickets Here

*Tickets: $40
*Max Workshop Participants: 10
*Ages: 12+ (youth must be accompanied by an adult)

Print Workshop
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033
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Self Help Graphics X Compose L.A.
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Self Help Graphics X Compose L.A.

This concert is part of Compose LA 2019. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will launch Compose LA 2019 as its inaugural platform to showcase LA's leading contemporary composers, innovative music artists, dynamic thought-leaders, and engaging music spaces.

Compose LA 2019 is a collaboration between DCA's Performing Arts Division and the following partners: American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, and the Center for Music Innovation at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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DIY Screen printing Workshop with Dewey Tafoya
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Screen printing Workshop with Dewey Tafoya

Our one-day Do-it-Yourself workshop teaches participants how to print using a stencil and/or photo processes. Participants will transfer their designs or photos onto a screen. Prepared screens can be used to print on a variety of surfaces including paper, textiles and clothing. With this class, you can make posters, fine art, print tote bags or t-shirts. Attendees are required to bring two copies of either a photo or design printed in black and white on transparency sheets (acetate/transparency film for inkjet printers). The printouts should measure no larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches. A limited number of screens are available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to bring paper, blank t-shirt(s) or tote bags, on which to print their designs.

Purchase Tickets Here

*Tickets: $30
*Max Workshop Participants: 10
*Ages: 12+ (youth must be accompanied by an adult)

Screen Printing Workshop
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033
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Paper Flower Workshop with Rosalie Lopez
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Paper Flower Workshop with Rosalie Lopez

Activate new methods of storytelling with artist Rosalie Lopez’s Paper Flowers Workshop. Learn to interpret memories and knowledge from your own life, family, or someone you know and turn those memories into paper flower altar sculptures.

This workshop stems from the Virtual Altar Project, which Rosalie began in 2015. V.A.P. is an ongoing FB and Instagram archive that uses portraiture and storytelling to share the strength of collective voices and builds cross cultural connectedness.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 7 pm - 9 pm

Purchase tickets here

*Please note minimum registration of 5 participants is required for workshop to take place.
*Tickets: $35

*Max Workshop Participants: 10
*Ages: 12+ (youth must be accompanied by an adult)

Paper Flower Workshop
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033
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Mercadito de Amor
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Mercadito de Amor

Ni Santas and Self Help Graphics & Art invites you to the Mercadito de Amor

Find high-quality crafts, food, and fine art for that special someone (including yourself) in your life. Our marketplace features many of the Eastside’s favorite artists and artisans. ♥

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T-Shirt Printing with Linoleum with Victor Rosas
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

T-Shirt Printing with Linoleum with Victor Rosas

Design your own T-shirt with artist Victor Rosas. Learn how to transfer your design onto a linoleum block. Participants will learn how to carve their blocks and print those designs onto t-shirts.  *Note: Please bring two light colored 100% cotton t-shirts, to fully absorb the ink and a 9 x 6 inch design.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 7 pm - 9 pm

Purchase tickets here

*Tickets: $35
*Max Workshop Participants: 10
*Ages: 12+ (youth ages 14 and under, must be accompanied by an adult)

Print Workshop
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st St. LA, CA. 90033
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Basic Drawing Workshop with Danny Aguilar
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Basic Drawing Workshop with Danny Aguilar

Youth Creative Lab Series
Basic Drawing Workshop with Danny Aguilar
Ages: 12-24 years old

PROGRAM DATES:
Tuesdays, 4-6pm
Beginning February 5 through March 12, 2019

Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Join artist Danny Aguilar for a six-week series that will teach you the basics of drawing. From lines and shapes, to perspective and still lives, by the end of the series you will gain a basic understanding of fundamentals needed to explore the medium. This class is best suited for beginners who are new to drawing.

Please complete the form to register for this six-week series.

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DIY Screen-Printing Workshop with Dewey Tafoya
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Screen-Printing Workshop with Dewey Tafoya

DIY Screen-Printing Workshop with Dewey Tafoya

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 11am to 3pm

Fee: $30

Instructor: Dewey Tafoya


Learn how to Screen-print with artist Dewey Tafoya. Attendees are required to bring two black and white photographs / images printed on transparency film. The image should be no larger than 8 1/2" X 11". If you would like to take your screen home with you to make additional prints, a limited number of screens are available for purchase. Participants are required to bring paper or a couple of blank t-shirts on which you will print your image.

Screens and ink are provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.
To RSVP please visit our site here

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Mini Portrait Portfolio Workshop with Victor Rosas
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mini Portrait Portfolio Workshop with Victor Rosas

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Mini Portrait Portfolio Workshop with Victor Rosas

Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 7pm to 9pm

Fee: $35

Instructor: Victor Rosas


Come create a portfolio of miniature portraits with artist Victor Rosas using the direct painting method on plexiglass plates. The multilayered multicolor process adds depth and texture to your artwork. Please bring a portrait to use as a guide for your prints. 

All materials provided by Self Help Graphics & Art.
To RSVP please visit our site here

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45th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Mendez HS
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

45th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Mendez HS

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45TH ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS MAIN CELEBRATION
MENDEZ LEARNING CENTER NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018

MUSIC | ART | ALTARS | WORKSHOPS | FACEPAINTING


Ceremonia tradicional | Puesto de Pintura de Calaca | Talleres para Niños
Traditional Procession | Procesión Tradicional
Meet at Mariachi Plaza at 4:30pm
Procession to Self Help Graphics starts at 5:00pm

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY

The California Feetwarmers 
La Chamba
The Altons
Danza Chicomecoatl
Special Musical Appearance by El Teatro Campesino 
Mendez High School Marching Band

FEATURED LOCAL FOOD, ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS

Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Casa Papalotl, Chano’s Elotes, Children of Venus, CJ’s Angels, Colorful Bones, De la Luna Designs, El Machete, Estefania Garcia, EVILLUSTRATIONS, Farm Fresh To You, Fiesta Mexicana, Genetic Windsongs, iniCreations, JDN73, Kalli Arte Collective, La Candelaria Candles, Lil’ Libros, Lov Struk, Luis Genaro Garcia, Mis Nopales Art, Muertitos Art Collective, Nectar Azul, NSRGNTS, Olvera St., PINetration, Social Machine Productions, Sol de Cobre, Tezozomoc Sandoval, The Zombie Movement, Xochipilli Visions, Xti’Artisan and many more! 

OFRENDAS | DONATIONS 

Please help us continue to keep this tradition FREE by donating to
Self Help Graphics at selfhelpgraphics.com/donate

ADDRESS

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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Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshops | FREE & all ages! 
Every Saturday in October at Self Help Graphics & Art!

It's our favorite time of year again for sweater weather, calabacita everything, Dia de los Muertos altar building and programming!!! Now in our 45th Anniversary year, SHG proudly brings a series of DIY workshops for the whole family, where people of all ages and levels can learn to create Dia de los Muertos paper flowers, papel picado, decorate calaca masks and learn the techniques in creating papier-mâché calacas. All supplies will be provided.

Workshops will be led by our professional team of Artist/Instructors including: 
• SHG Artist-in-Residence & 45th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos Commemorative Print Artist, Dewey Tafoya
• Ezria Torres 
• Martha Carillo
• William Acedo 
y mas! 

Note: Parents, please accompany your children to the workshops. We kindly ask that children not be left unsupervised. Thank you for your cooperation. 

***Be sure to share this with your network and tag us in your posts at Self Help Graphics & Art or IG and Twitter @SHG1970*** 

#SHGDOD #SHGLegacy #DiadelosMuertos 

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Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshops | FREE & all ages! 
Every Saturday in October at Self Help Graphics & Art!

It's our favorite time of year again for sweater weather, calabacita everything, Dia de los Muertos altar building and programming!!! Now in our 45th Anniversary year, SHG proudly brings a series of DIY workshops for the whole family, where people of all ages and levels can learn to create Dia de los Muertos paper flowers, papel picado, decorate calaca masks and learn the techniques in creating papier-mâché calacas. All supplies will be provided.

Workshops will be led by our professional team of Artist/Instructors including: 
• SHG Artist-in-Residence & 45th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos Commemorative Print Artist, Dewey Tafoya
• Ezria Torres 
• Martha Carillo
• William Acedo 
y mas! 

Note: Parents, please accompany your children to the workshops. We kindly ask that children not be left unsupervised. Thank you for your cooperation. 

***Be sure to share this with your network and tag us in your posts at Self Help Graphics & Art or IG and Twitter @SHG1970*** 

#SHGDOD #SHGLegacy #DiadelosMuertos 

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Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshops | FREE & all ages! 
Every Saturday in October at Self Help Graphics & Art!

It's our favorite time of year again for sweater weather, calabacita everything, Dia de los Muertos altar building and programming!!! Now in our 45th Anniversary year, SHG proudly brings a series of DIY workshops for the whole family, where people of all ages and levels can learn to create Dia de los Muertos paper flowers, papel picado, decorate calaca masks and learn the techniques in creating papier-mâché calacas. All supplies will be provided.

Workshops will be led by our professional team of Artist/Instructors including: 
• SHG Artist-in-Residence & 45th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos Commemorative Print Artist, Dewey Tafoya
• Ezria Torres 
• Martha Carillo
• William Acedo 
y mas! 

Note: Parents, please accompany your children to the workshops. We kindly ask that children not be left unsupervised. Thank you for your cooperation. 

***Be sure to share this with your network and tag us in your posts at Self Help Graphics & Art or IG and Twitter @SHG1970*** 

#SHGDOD #SHGLegacy #DiadelosMuertos 

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Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Dia de Los Muertos Community Art Workshop

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshops | FREE & all ages! 
Every Saturday in October at Self Help Graphics & Art!

It's our favorite time of year again for sweater weather, calabacita everything, Dia de los Muertos altar building and programming!!! Now in our 45th Anniversary year, SHG proudly brings a series of DIY workshops for the whole family, where people of all ages and levels can learn to create Dia de los Muertos paper flowers, papel picado, decorate calaca masks and learn the techniques in creating papier-mâché calacas. All supplies will be provided.

Workshops will be led by our professional team of Artist/Instructors including: 
• SHG Artist-in-Residence & 45th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos Commemorative Print Artist, Dewey Tafoya
• Ezria Torres 
• Martha Carillo
• William Acedo 
y mas! 

Note: Parents, please accompany your children to the workshops. We kindly ask that children not be left unsupervised. Thank you for your cooperation. 

***Be sure to share this with your network and tag us in your posts at Self Help Graphics & Art or IG and Twitter @SHG1970*** 

#SHGDOD #SHGLegacy #DiadelosMuertos 

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Día de los Muertos Exhibition "How We Remember and How We Survive"
Oct
5
to Dec 21

Día de los Muertos Exhibition "How We Remember and How We Survive"

t's official! Our Día de los Muertos season of programming begins this week with our 45th Annual Día de los Muertos Commemorative Print unveiling and exhibition opening, How We Remember and How We Survive this Thursday, October 4th from 7:00 -10:00 pm at SHG. The exhibition is curated by SHG Artist-In-Residence and our 45th Annual Commemorative Print ArtistDewey Tafoya. Participating artists will explore life happenings that make us who we are in joy or trauma, thus how we remember these situations and how we survive them, as expressed through one-of-a-kind art. Featured artists include Amitis MotevalliJennifer Gutierrez-MorganJose SoteloNery Gabriel LemusDalila Paola-MendezMichael AlvarezNani ChaconZeke PenaNoni OlabisiCruz OrtizMiyo Stevens-Gandara, and National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Ofelia Esparza. FREE and family friendly. Complimentary brews by Border x Brewing

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Opening Reception: Día de los Muertos Exhibition "How We Remember and How We Survive"
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Día de los Muertos Exhibition "How We Remember and How We Survive"

45TH ANNUAL COMMEMORATIVE PRINT & EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 4TH

Help us kick off our Día de los Muertos season our with our 45th Annual Commemorative Print unveiling and exhibition opening, How We Remember and How We Survive, on Thursday, October 4th from 7-10 pm at SHG. The exhibition is curated by SHG Artist-In-Residence and our 45th Annual Commemorative Print ArtistDewey Tafoya. Participating artists will explore life happenings that make us who we are in joy or trauma, thus how we remember these situations and how we survive them, as expressed through one-of-a-kind art. Featured artists include Amitis MotevalliJennifer Gutierrez-MorganJose SoteloNery Gabriel LemusDalila Paola-MendezMichael AlvarezNani ChaconZeke PenaNoni OlabisiCruz OrtizMiyo Stevens-Gandara, and Ofelia Esparza. FREE and family friendly. 

The exhibition is on view through December 21, 2018

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Ciclavia: Celebrate LA! SHG Workshop
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Ciclavia: Celebrate LA! SHG Workshop

Join the SHG BMAS team for an activation as part of CicLAvia in this special “Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia”, a free, daylong street festival connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 starting at 9AM. This unprecedented community event, brings the LA Phil out of its venues and into the streets, and as a showcase of its creative spirit. The eight-mile long street party will feature 1800 performers – musicians, dancers, and visual artists, the vast majority of which are from L.A. – with live shows, food, and family activities intersecting throughout the entire route.

The eight-mile route will be transformed into an auto-free zone, where all are welcome to walk, run, skate, scoot, bike, and wander. It has no starting or ending point, and participants can join in anywhere they like. Any form of non-motorized transportation can be utilized, which includes walking, biking, wheelchairs, skateboard, and strollers. All ages are encouraged to attend.

We’ll share soon where to find us! There will be six major hubs along the route featuring performance stages, art installations, food trucks, screen-printing, kid-friendly activities, dancing, and live music from LA’s best musicians: Walt Disney Concert Hall (Grand Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street), MacArthur Park (Park View Street between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street), Koreatown (Liberty Park – Wilshire Boulevard between Serrano Avenue and Oxford Avenue), Melrose (Melrose Avenue at Windsor Boulevard), Hollywood (Vine Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street), and the Hollywood Bowl (Kagan Patio).

Street closures for Celebrate LA!: LA Phil 100 x CicLAvia:

• Grand Avenue between 1st Street and Wilshire Boulevard

• Wilshire Boulevard between Grand Avenue and Western Avenue

• Western Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

• Melrose Avenue between Western Boulevard and Vine Street

• Vine Street between Melrose Avenue and Yucca Street.

There will be no closure of Highland Avenue. Shuttles between the Hollywood hub and the

Hollywood Bowl will run at regular intervals throughout the day.

#SHGBMAS

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#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Challenging the Binary-Queerness in Printmaking 
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Challenging the Binary-Queerness in Printmaking 

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Challenging the Binary-Queerness in Printmaking 
Thurs. Sept 27, 7:30-8:45pm at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery
FREE - RSVP suggested.

Dionne Espinoza (Moderator)
Dalila Mendez, Alfredo de Batuc and Alex Alferov.

Location: Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery is located behind the university library, in the Fine Arts building (opposite of the Luckman).

RSVP: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/BzBk4Q

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The Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art exhibition will include programming to further explore artist perspectives, their experiences as part of SHG's Professional Printmaking Program and how the organization impacted their professional trajectory. Additionally, the series touches on topics such as the technical side of printmaking, social justice, historical contributions, gender, and identity. Please note that all programming will be hosted at Cal State L.A.'s Fine Arts Gallery, not at SHG.

Be sure to tag us in your photos! 
@SHG1970
@CalStateLA
#EntreTintayLucha #SHGLegacy #CalStateLA

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#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Maestras
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Maestras

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Maestras 
Thurs. Sept 27, 6-7:15pm at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery 
FREE - RSVP suggested.

Victoria Delgadillo (Moderator)
Yreina Cervantez, Barbara Carrasco, Dalila Mendez, and Judy Baca.

Artists will discuss the barriers and opportunities that female printmakers encountered in working in the screen print studio at SHG and the significant role that they played in shaping the program and organization.

Location: Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery is located behind the university library, in the Fine Arts building (opposite of the Luckman).

RSVP: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/ZYZexQ

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The Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art exhibition will include programming to further explore artist perspectives, their experiences as part of SHG's Professional Printmaking Program and how the organization impacted their professional trajectory. Additionally, the series touches on topics such as the technical side of printmaking, social justice, historical contributions, gender, and identity. Please note that all programming will be hosted at Cal State L.A.'s Fine Arts Gallery, not at SHG.

Be sure to tag us in your photos! 
@SHG1970
@CalStateLA
#EntreTintayLucha #SHGLegacy #CalStateLA

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth / $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.

RSVP at the Eventbrite link provided.

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#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Embracing Identity in Chicana/o & Latinx Art
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Embracing Identity in Chicana/o & Latinx Art

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Embracing Identity in Chicana/o & Latinx Art 
Thurs. Sept 13, 7:30-8:45pm at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery 
FREE - RSVP suggested.

Alex Espinoza (Moderator)
Shizu Saldamando, Dolores Guerrero-Cruz, Lilia Ramirez and John Valadez.

A panel to learn ways that artists construct, convey and question identity through their artwork. 

Location: Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery is located behind the university library, in the Fine Arts building (opposite of the Luckman).

RSVP: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/Ef6uWw

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The Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art exhibition will include programming to further explore artist perspectives, their experiences as part of SHG's Professional Printmaking Program and how the organization impacted their professional trajectory. Additionally, the series touches on topics such as the technical side of printmaking, social justice, historical contributions, gender, and identity. Please note that all programming will be hosted at Cal State L.A.'s Fine Arts Gallery, not at SHG.

Be sure to tag us in your photos! 
@SHG1970
@CalStateLA
#EntreTintayLucha #SHGLegacy #CalStateLA

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#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Cultural Significance & Social Justice in Printmaking
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

#EntreTintayLucha Panel: Cultural Significance & Social Justice in Printmaking

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Cultural Significance & Social Justice in Printmaking 
Thurs. Sept 13, 6-7:15pm at Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery 
FREE - RSVP suggested.

Martha Gonzalez (Moderator)
Featured panelists Linda Vallejo, Malaquias Montoya, Ernesto Yerena and Luis Genaro Garcia.

A discussion that will explore how art takes an active role in political and social struggles. 

Location: Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery is located behind the university library, in the Fine Arts building (opposite of the Luckman). http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/art/gallery.php

RSVP: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/FUfdZQ

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The Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art exhibition will include programming to further explore artist perspectives, their experiences as part of SHG's Professional Printmaking Program and how the organization impacted their professional trajectory. Additionally, the series touches on topics such as the technical side of printmaking, social justice, historical contributions, gender, and identity. Please note that all programming will be hosted at Cal State L.A.'s Fine Arts Gallery, not at SHG.

Be sure to tag us in your photos! 
@SHG1970
@CalStateLA
#EntreTintayLucha #SHGLegacy #CalStateLA

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 Technical Excellence Panel
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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Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

OPENING RECEPTION: Entre Tinta y Lucha - Self Help Graphics & Art's 45th Anniversary Exhibition

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Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art
Exhibition on view at Fine Arts Gallery August 21 through September 29, 2018

A partnership between Cal State LA and Self Help Graphics & Art,
with support from Cal State LA's Fine Arts Gallery
 

Entre Tinta y Lucha celebrates the 45th anniversary of the East Los Angeles cultural and community art organization, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG).  The exhibition looks back at over four decades of the organization’s artistic innovation and excellence, organizational resilience and expanded activity, by featuring a display of over fifty fine art prints from throughout the organization’s history. Inspired by the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and the rise of printmaking as a legitimate art form during the same period, SHG was founded by Franciscan nun, Sister Karen Boccalero, and local Chicano artists Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, and Frank Hernandez in East Los Angeles. Since its incorporation in 1973, SHG has produced over 1,000 art print editions, including 54 Atelier projects and exhibitions all over the world. The organization remains dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists; and its multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower community by providing access to working space, tools, training and beyond. 

The exhibition also looks forward to an exciting evolution of Chicana/o and Latinx aesthetics. Undeniably, Self Help Graphics & Art has continued to represent the heart of the Chicano Art Movement in Los Angeles. Before major art institutions began exploring community engagement in the arts, SHG understood the power of art to affect change in our communities and that this shared experience defined how people from diverse backgrounds related to each other through their creative practices. Now, nearly a half century later, SHG continues to foster emerging Chicana/o and Latinx artists through its world-class printmaking studio and supports the role of artists as leaders, both within its organization and the community. A series of artist-led panels from the perspective of SHG’s print studio (see programming), will accompany the exhibition to get perspective from the artists themselves about the history and value of the organization to the community and the greater Los Angeles art world.   

Entre Tinta y Lucha marks a historic collaboration between Self Help Graphics & Art and Cal State LA-- two community institutions with roots in the Eastside of Los Angeles. The exhibition, panel discussions and workshop will be hosted at Cal State LA’s Fine Arts Gallery and is curated by university faculty members Michelle Lopez, MA/MFA and Victor Hugo Viesca, PhD., in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art. The exhibition is FREE and open to Cal State LA students and the public beginning August 21, 2018- September 29, 2018. The Fine Arts Gallery is located at Cal State LA's main campus and is open Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm. The gallery will be open extended hours, 6pm-9pm, during exhibition programming on the following Thursdays: September 6th, September 13, and September 27.

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#ENTRETINTAYLUCHA #SHGLEGACY #CALSTATELA

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#EntreTintayLucha: 45 Years of SHG exhibition at Cal State LA
Aug
21
to Sep 29

#EntreTintayLucha: 45 Years of SHG exhibition at Cal State LA

Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art
Exhibition on view at Fine Arts Gallery August 21 through September 29, 2018

A partnership between Cal State LA and Self Help Graphics & Art,
with support from Cal State LA's Fine Arts Gallery

Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art celebrates the 45th anniversary of our East Los Angeles cultural and community art organization.  The exhibition looks back at over four decades of the organization’s artistic innovation and excellence, organizational resilience and expanded activity, by featuring a display of over fifty fine art prints from throughout the organization’s history. The exhibition also looks forward to an exciting evolution of Chicana/o and Latinx aesthetics. 

Entre Tinta y Lucha marks a historic collaboration between Self Help Graphics & Art and Cal State LA. The exhibition is FREE and open to Cal State LA students and the public beginning August 21, 2018- September 29, 2018. The Fine Arts Gallery is located at Cal State LA's main campus and is open Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm. The gallery will be open extended hours, 6pm-9pm, during exhibition programming on the following Thursdays: September 6th, September 13, and September 27. 

Entre Tinta y Lucha will include panel discussions at 6 and 7:30pm on September 6th, September 13, and September 27 to further explore artist perspectives, their experiences as part of SHG's Professional Printmaking Program and how the organization impacted their professional trajectory. Additionally, the series touches on topics such as the technical side of printmaking, social justice, historical contributions, gender, and identity. The exhibition, panel discussions and SHG's Barrio Mobile Art Studio workshop will be hosted at Cal State L.A.'s Fine Arts Gallery.

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Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Aerosol Art Workshop with Clover

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 10am to 2pm

Fee: Free for Youth / $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.

RSVP at the Eventbrite link provided.

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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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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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