Self Help Graphics Arte es Vida: Es la verdad

The feria and awards dinner for L.A.'s iconic culture and art center adds Moving Expressions to the mix

By Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr.
Published on LatinoLA: April 19, 2012

Self Help Graphics <i>Arte es Vida</i>: <i>Es la verdad</i>

Self Help Graphics and Arts has done a lot since its founding in the 70s. Don't take my word for it, go to Wikipedia.

Self Help has been at the soul of my experiences in LatinoLA.

My young family's first contact with Chicano art was at Self Help, and from there I took off to explore many more aspects of our cultura and to commit to sharing them.

This digital offering has documented Self Help's chronology through event listings, articles and opinions. Do a search on LatinoLA.. I counted 10 pages worth of results.

But I digress: This Friday, April 20 -- tomorrow -- Self Help holds it Feria and Awards Dinner, from 6 pm to 10 pm at its home at 1300 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights 90033.

Honored will be Yolanda Gonzalez, Wayne Alaniz Healy and Miguel Angel Reyes as Artistas que Insp?¡ran. Other honorees include corporate partner Bank of America and phlanthropist/leaders Castulo de la Rocha, ceo of AltaMed Health and attorney Armando Dur??n.

Master of ceremonies is Monique Marvez, Juan's Restaurante is catering, GomezComesAlives! will be making music and Camabalache will perform, Attendees will mingle, hug, shout, eat and dance.

Visionario sponsor Lexus is going all out. It's partnering with Self Help on a fitting project called "Moving Expressions", where two iconic artists -- Patssi Valdez and Jaime "Vyal" Reyes go at a Lexus CT200h with their arte skills and souls.

The completed Lexus CT200h will be displayed at the event. Can't wait to see it. I am going, ??qu?® no?

Check out how Lexus continues to celebrate Latino culture by visiting VidaLexus.com

Cool stuff. Es la verdad.

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