Friday, August 26, 2011

Day of the Dead Vendor Application DUE THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th, 10am – 1pm

Day of the Dead Vendor Application 
Event Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 5:00p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Applications Accepted for One Day Only 
Saturday, August 27th, 10 a.m. – 1 pm

Friday, August 19, 2011

DIY Silk Screening with Dewey Tafoya, Saturday, August 20

DIY Silkscreening with Dewey Tafoya 
AUGUST 20th (Sat.) 
10AM to 2PM 
$20 per person 

Attendees are required to bring two transparency copies of an original black and white image, no bigger than 8 1/2" X 11". Limited number of screens available for purchase. Bring paper and a blank t-shirt or 2 to print your work of art on!

SHG RIDE IN MOVIE NIGHT (The Warriors & Boulevard Nights)

The Warriors & Boulevard Nights

Saturday, August 20th
8PM - 12AM
$Donation upon entry
All movies are Rated R. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.

RIDE IN movie night at SHG's new location in Boyle Heights. Forget the DRIVE IN, get on your bike, skates, skateboard and ride down for an interactive movie night at SHG.

This will be an outdoor screening of THE WARRIORS & BLVD NIGHTS, so bring a blanket, chairs, etc.

Snacks & Drinks will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Special Screening of STAND UP FOR JUSTICE: The Ralph Lazo Story

A History of Friendship and Solidarity:
The Japanese American and Chicano Communities
Stand Up for Justice and Maceo: Demon Drummer of East LA

Thursday, August 18
7:30PM - 10:30PM

The communities of Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo continue the connections between Mexican Americans and Japanese Americans with the screenings of Stand Up for Justice and Maceo: Demon Drummer.

After the film, members of the community will answer questions and share plans for future screenings and teacher workshops.

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) and Visual Communications present, Stand Up for Justice, a 30-minute film based on the true story of a 16-year-old, Mexican-Irish American high school student from Belmont High School who joined his Japanese American friends at Manzanar during World War II. Ralph Lazo voluntarily lived at Manzanar as the only non-Japanese (non-spouse), was drafted from the camp, and in later years continued to support his Japanese American friends in the fight for redress and reparations.

Maceo: Demon Drummer is an East Los Angeles native who began playing Japanese taiko drums with the Sozenji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles, eventually playing with the world famous Ondekoza taiko troupe. This video also by John Esaki records Maceo's intriguing cross-cultural adventure and how it helped him overcome a devastating leg amputation.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

DAY OF THE DEAD 2011 in Boyle Heights

38th Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration: Revival 2011

Self Help Graphics & Art was the first organization in the country to create a free public celebration of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead through the leadership and initiation of local artists in 1973. As in the different Mexican regions, Self Help Graphics’ celebration is distinct to the East Side artistic community it represents. Every year, on November 2nd, Self Help Graphics’ yearly day of remembering that life is a dream from which, one day we will awaken, celebrates our beloved who are no longer with us. Every year we paint our faces in duality -- half calaca and half ourselves, revealing the ancient comedy of life as our ancestors have taught us.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 

5 PM - 11 PM
Self Help Graphics & Art’s New Location at
1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Special Exhibition Opening Friday, October 28, 2011 

7 PM - 9 PM
Patssi Valdez is a Los Angeles based artist who grew up in East Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Valdez's art has been featured at the Alma Awards and the Latin Grammies. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including from the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Brody Arts Fellowship in Visual Arts. Her art work is in several major collections, including the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; The San Jose Museum of Art, California; and the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas. Valdez is best known for her colorful paintings and early performance work with the avant-garde art group ASCO (Spanish for nausea), which will be featured in a major retrospective this year at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She states “My paintings portray an actual and or imagined place that depict an inspirational or emotionally charged feeling or experience. They are snippets of environments that I consider meaningful and symbolic of my individual as well as collective Chicano experience.” Patssi presently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Saturday, October 29, 2010 

6 PM - 9 PM
A day of art workshops concludes with the construction of a large community altar in Self Help Graphics & Art’s ballroom. Lead by premier altar-maker and community resident, Ofelia Esparza, participants are invited to place their newly created offerings or those brought from home together in creating a community altar for display throughout our Dia de los Muertos festivities. This inspirational and important art of traditional altar making serves as a way for the community to contribute their memories with special tokens of remembrance. Poetry readings, Pan de Muerto and Xocolatl will also be a part of this special evening.

Every Saturday in the month of October: 10/8; 10/15; 10/22; 10/29 

12 PM - 3 PM
SHG is pleased to offer the following Dia de los Muertos Community Art Workshops. All materials and teachers are provided by Self Help Graphics & Art! Please be on time, wear clothes that are not too precious, enjoy a Saturday afternoon of fun & tradición with new friends and old ones too. Free for the entire familia! Information on specific workshops is forthcoming.

VENDOR INFO (2011 DAY OF THE DEAD) Self Help Graphics invites local artisans and vendors to become a part of our first-ever Dia de los Muertos in our new location! Download the application and get your spot for this year's celebration! SPACE IS LIMITED this year so please make note of the deadline for submission. Items must be Dia de los Muertos related.

SHG's Aerosol Art Workshop Exhibit & Estria Graffiti Battle Pre Party

SHG's Aerosol Art Workshop Exhibit & Estria Graffiti Battle Pre Party

Friday, August 12th
7PM - 12AM
$5 Donation / All Ages
Cash Bar

Join us in welcoming the Estria Foundation and the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle to Los Angeles.

Palestine Report Back from Vyal.

Graffiti Art Exhibit by SHG's Aerosol Art Workshop

Music & Video Projections by Hard N Da Paint

organized by SHG's Aerosol Art Workshop and Hard N Da Paint