Sunday, September 14, 2008

2008 Self Help Graphics & Art Dia de los Muertos Open Call

A Call To Witness: All Is Not Forgotten.
Dia de los muertos exhibit, SHG Brooklyn Gallery
November 2, 2008 - November 29, 2008
Opens November 2nd at 3:00 p.m.

Reina Prado, Theresa Hernandez and William Borges.

In celebration of the thirty-five year tradition of the Day of the Dead at Self-Help Graphics, artists will showcase original work that addresses the theme of "A Call To Witness." The exhibition theme intends to proactively engage artists and participants to witness and share in a collective process of honoring the legacy of Self-Help Graphics.

This year's altars and installations will feature families, collectives, and artist collaborations by the Esparza Family, Flores-Norte Family, Rodriguez Family, Beltran Family, Mujeres de MaĆ­z, and Alma Lopez & Rigo Maldonado. The exhibition will be among the several programs that bear witness to Self-Help Graphics' contribution to the cultural scene in Los Angeles.

A Call To Witness: All Is Not Forgotten opens to the public on Sunday, November 2 at 3 pm and runs through November 29, close of day. A preview of the exhibition will be held on Saturday, November 1 during the creation of the Community Altar, lead by Ofelia Esparza.

OPEN CALL for Annual Dia de los muertos exhibition
*Brooklyn Avenue Gallery - A Call To Witness: All is Not Forgotten. 2D art
Click HERE for Guidelines for Submission & Consignment Agreement Form

OPEN CALL for Ode to Galleria Otra Vez (in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos Exhibit) - Retrospective installation that gives homage to the gallery, the artists, & the culture of SHG

Curators: Rosanna Esparza Ahrens & Denise Esparza-Carrillo

With all the attention we have received in the last two months regarding the future of Self Help graphics, we have decided to showcase a retrospective installation that gives homage to the gallery, the artists, & the culture of SHG. Through this installation, we look to continue the conversation of the importance and impact SHG has had on the global art community. For those that have been on this journey for the last 35 years, it will summon up the essence of the vibrant history & heritage of this Chicano art community. It will also serve as a ground swell of inspiration for newcomers to SHG.

Our goal is to fertilize the long established roots we have set into place. As of late, SHG is bubbling with ardent creativity and activism by all who want to participate in continuing the beautiful legacy we have inherited in this time & and in this place. We are asking for your help in acquiring invitation/announcement fliers from past shows held at Galleria Otra Vez. The installation piece will be installed in the gallery stairwell.

Click HERE for MORE Installation information