Friday, October 10, 2008

SHG teams up with Farmlab

Just Announced!! Collaboration between Self-Help Graphics, Casa Del Tunel, and Chora....

Political prints project -- East Los Angeles, downtown L.A., and Tijuana, Mexico...

Chora Prints 2008
New Political Posters From TJ2LA
Nuevos Posters Politicos de TJ a LA

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6-9pm @ Casa Del TĂșnel (CDT)
Saturday, October 24, 2008 7-10pm @ Under Spring

On the occasion of the run-up to the November 4, 2008 U.S. Presidential election, Chora, Self-Help Graphics (SHG), and Casa Del Tunel:Art Center (CDT) are teaming up with two-dozen artists to produce posters about what the consider to be the key North American political issues of the day. Each of the three studios will select eight artists to create the works.

Printing will take place at the venerable Self-Help Graphics in East Los Angeles, at Casa Del Tunel, a new arts and culture center in Tijuana, Mexico. The concept for the project, as well as the support, comes from Chora, an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation.

Posters for this non-partisan project will be exhibited in the weeks prior to the election at least at two locations: Underspring and Casa Del Tunel:Art Center.
Underspring is a mutable urban landscape by Lauren Bon, located beneath Los Angeles’ North Spring Street Bridge. Regularly transformed, of late the spot has served as workshop, public square, ceremonial ground, rehearsal space and stage, dining room, gallery, office, dog park, musical instrument, rave site and the setting for a hoe down. With each new iteration, not only the function of the space has changed, but, as much as the bridge’s arches will allow, also its form.

Casa Del Tunel: Art Center is located in the Colonia Federal neighborhood, just meters from the Mexico-U.S. border, in a building that once served as the starting point for a cross-frontier smuggling route.

Self-Help Graphics is a nationally recognized center for Latino arts that develops and nurtures artists in printmaking. SHG seeks to advance Latino art broadly through programming, exhibitions and outreach to diverse audiences in East Los Angeles and beyond. SHG seeks to identify and engage young and emerging artists from the community in all aspects of its activities.

Chora aims to support the intangibles that precede creativity.

Artistas Participantes
Participating Artists

John Carr
Ofelia Esparaza
Ruben Esparza
Brandy Flower
Amitis Motevalli
Miguel Angel Reyes
Jose Ramirez
Maria del Carmen Arroyo
Mely Barragan
Alvaro Blancarte
Luis Garzon
Alfredo Gutierrez
Noni Olabisi
Roberto Rosique
Daniel Ruanova
Sandow Birk
Lauren Bon
Mark Bradford
George Herms
Hannah Krut-Powell
Qingyun Ma
Rich Neilson
Felicity Powell

Casa Del Tunel: Art Center
Chapo Marquez 133, in Colonia Federal, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, CP 22310

Self-Help Graphics
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Under Spring
c/o Farmlab, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, Los Angeles, CA 90012

c/o Farmlab, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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