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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.

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*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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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.

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*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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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

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*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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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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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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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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 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: 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.

#ENTRETINTAYLUCHA #SHGLEGACY #CALSTATELA


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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Self Help Graphics Annual Print Fair 2018

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ANNUAL PRINT FAIR & EXHIBITION 2018

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 – 12PM TO 5PM

Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair & Exhibition is a highly anticipated one-day only opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by dozens of artists at Self Help Graphics & Art between 2017-18. The Annual Print Fair & Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as new relief and intaglio print editions.

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

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

 

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

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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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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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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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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
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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Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Guided Tour: PST Exhibition Walk-Through of Día de los Muertos - Past, Present, Future with Consuelo Flores

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:

December 14th with Consuelo Flores @ 6PM

January 6th @6:30PM

January 11th @6:30PM

January 25th @6:30PM

February 8th @6:30PM

February 23rd @6:30PM

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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