39TH ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ART EXHIBITION


Recuerdos Que Nunca Mueren (Memories That Never Die)
OCTOBER 25, 2012-DECEMBER 1, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Curated by Ofelia Esparza and Daughters Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Jacqueline Sanders aka JaxieJax.

Artists have been invited to explore the theme of Recuerdos Que Nunca Mueren (Memories That Never Die). Tradition holds that offerings to honor those who have passed on, represent our remembrances of who they were and how much they are loved– remembrances that will never die— Son los recuerdos que nunca mueren.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
William Acedo, Pablo Aguilar, Nico Avina, Carlos Castro, Rafael Cardenas, Robbie Conal, Enik One, Juan Escobedo, Emilia Garcia, Yolanda Gonzalez, Noel Vargas-Hernandez, Jaxiejax, Kalli Arte, Alex “Defer” Kizu, David Lopez, David “Mouse” Lopez, Jose Lozano, Poli Marichal, Miguel Morales, Azul Parra, Beth Peterson, Chey Quintanar, Vyal Reyes, Victor Rosas, Rudy “Chee” Ruiz, Manny Torres, Sand One

ALTARES BY:
Gloria E. Alvarez & Margaret Guzman, Endy, Elena Esparza, Ofelia Esparza & Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Consuelo Flores, Diane Gamboa

PAPER FASHION SHOW BY:
Diane Gamboa “Deadly Stylish

For more info check out SELF HELP GRAPHICS WEBSITE
www.selfhelpgraphics.com

Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East First Street
Boyle Heights, CA 90033

The London Police “For Dogs Sake”

This was last Saturday night outside the Corey Helford Gallery, which wasn’t so kind to have us there (I won’t get into that now, for dogs sake, literally). Anyways I came to meet up with my boys from TLP Chaz & Bob. It was good seeing ya Geezers. Sorry we couldn’t stay, there was a Hollywood riot we had to attend. We’ll catch up later for sure. These are just a few pics which turned into a looooong night, I might have some more later.

History Is A Weapon: Rethink Columbus Day


Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

“…They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want. …”

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