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MAY 3, 2019



Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) celebrated 46 years of nurturing innovation and creativity in our printmaking community with a Paper Fashion Gala & Runway Show on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at SHG, with Emcees Jovana Lara and Danny Romero of ABC7 Vista L.A. This year we were excited to revive our paper fashion runway show and to highlight art through new wearable paper fashion designs. Artists representative of SHG’s history, including legacy, mid-career and burgeoning artists brought to life wearable paper fashions inspired by actual prints published by our network of artists from our Professional Printmaking Program spanning over four decades. Special thanks to our distinguished guests and sponsors for helping to ensure the night was a success!

Guests enjoyed the runway show, perused through the gallery of art and special items on view for sale, sipped specialty drinks by Hello Stranger, ate light bites and grooved to the music of KCRW DJ, José Galván. Runway ticket guests received a printed program featuring an essay by renown artist and writer Marisela Norte. In addition, the Ramos Carreon Salon team of skilled hair stylists produced runway hair looks, with art direction provided by each Paper Fashion Runway Artist. Contributions from Gala ticket and art sales directly support SHG’s capital campaign.

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If you couldn’t attend or were there but wish to contribute to the Gala, it’s not too late! You may give a one-time or recurring donation by texting “SHGgala” to 91999 or making a donation by clicking the link below.



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Patssi Valdez,  Untitled,  mixed media, 60 x 36” - approximate

Patssi Valdez, Untitled, mixed media, 60 x 36” - approximate

Martha Carrillo

Carolyn Castaño

Mita Cuaron

Victoria Delgadillo

Consuelo Flores

Melissa Govea

Rafa Haro

Maria de Los Angeles

Teresa Miramontes

Armando Norte

Miguel Angel Reyes

Marissa Magdalena Sykes

Patssi Valdez 

Andi Xoch 

Philip Carreon



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Danny Romero is the 3pm weathercaster for ABC7 Eyewitness News, the 7pm weathercaster for ABC7 Eyewitness News on KDOC and co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A. Danny was born and raised in the Eastside of Los Angeles; Boyle Heights being one of the neighborhoods where he lived in his youth. Danny is dedicated to supporting organizations and has previously worked with the American Cancer Society, MDA, UCP, March of Dimes, MS Society, Boys and Girls Clubs, The Downtown L.A. Mission and many more.

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Jovana is currently a general assignment reporter and the weekend evening anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is also co-host of the half-hour show, Vista L.A. Jovana was raised in Glendale after her family emigrated from Cuba when she was a small child and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. 


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when & where                                             

Friday, May 3, 2019                                                 
6:00 pm. - 10:00 p.m.
Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 E. 1st. St. LA, CA 90033
• Parking is limited. Carpooling encouraged.                               
**Fashion forward cocktail attire. 


DJ José Galván (KCRW)


Danny Romero (ABC7 Vista L.A.)
Jovana Lara (ABC7 Vista L.A.)


Ramos Carreon Salon

Thank you to our generous sponsors