Self Help Celebrates Treinta

30 years of Chicano printmaking and social justice

Published on LatinoLA: September 9, 2003

Self Help Celebrates Treinta

Self-Help Graphics & Art, East Los Angeles? popular community arts printmaking center, will present Treinta: 30 Years of Chicano Printmaking and Social Justice?an exhibition and panel discussion examining it?s 30-year legacy in Chicano printmaking. The exhibition runs from September 20th through October 12th, 2003 and will be accompanied by a scholarly essay written by Carolina Ponce de Leon, Director of the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. The impact of the exhibition and panel discussion will engage a broad range of diverse audiences to stimulate discussion and interest in the history and future of printmaking as a tool for social justice and community concern.

The first part of a two-part exhibition series will feature several Chicano artists who have worked with Self-Help since its inception. Artists include: Malaquias Montoya, Chaz Bojorquez, Ricardo Duffy, Barbara Carrasco, Delilah Montoya, Alma Lopez, Esteban Villa, as well as several mid-career artists who have worked with Self-Help?s artist program. As part of the project, a national roster of multi-cultural printmaking collectives will collaborate on the creation of a portfolio of new work. Participants include: The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia; The Taller Boriqua in New York; the Eastside Arts Alliance of San Francisco, and the Kearney Street Workshop in San Francisco.

Exhibition Dates: September 20th-October 12th, 2003
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 20th 7-10pm
Panel Discussion: October 12th, 2003 4-6pm. Presenters: Dr. Chon Noriega, Director of the Cesar Chavez Resource Center at UCLA, Fernando Salicrup, Allen Edmunds, Favianna Rodriguez, Carolina Ponce de Leon, Nancy Hom, and Carol Wells, Director of Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles.

Treinta: 30 Years of Chicano Printmaking and Social Justice is part of Self-Help Graphics & Art?s 30th Anniversary series of initiatives, which celebrate our tradition in creating, presenting, and preserving Chicano art and culture. For a calendar of our current and upcoming events, please visit http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Tienda Colores: Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
For More Information: Visit www.selfhelpgraphics.com or call 323-881-6444

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