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08/21/2018 - 12:00pm to 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

As Self Help Graphics & Art enters its 45th anniversary, this exhibition in partnership with the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery looks back on decades of artistic innovation and excellence, organizational resilience and expanded activity. We also take this time to look forward toward an exciting evolution of Chicana/o and Latinx aesthetics. Founded by Franciscan nun Sister Karen Boccalero and local Chicano artists Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, and Frank Hernandez inside a garage in East L.A. on Cesar Chavez Avenue, Self Help Graphics & Art has continued to represent the heart of the Chicano Art Movement.

An opening reception will be held on Aug. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery.


 

09/04/2018 - 4:30pm

American Communities Program presents: An Afternoon With Dr. Steven J. Ross. 

Dr. Steven J. Ross, professor of History at University of Southern California, discusses his most recent book, Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.

For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Dr. Maria Karafilis, American Communities Program by clicking, here.

Nominal parking fee for off-campus guests.

09/06/2018 - 12:15pm

The 2018-19 Fellows, Drs. Shweta Adur, Libby Lewis, and Kimberly Robertson, discuss current methodologies for humanities research and their assumptions, promises, and pitfalls.

 

For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Dr. Maria Karafilis, American Communities Program by clicking, here.

 

09/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

This panel, with Delilah Montoya, Chaz Bojorquez and Miyo Stevens (moderator), will explore the process through which artists who specialize in different media experiment and learn screen-printing techniques in order to most effectively translate their primary art forms into screen-prints. This discussion is in conjuction with the Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art Exhibition, which runs August 21 to September 29 at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery.

Learn more about the exhibition by clicking, here

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09/06/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Join Self Help Graphics' own mobile art studio on campus and participate in a DIY workshop to create a unique work of art to take home with you. This event is in conjuction with the Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art Exhibition, which runs August 21 to September 29 at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery.

09/08/2018 - 7:00pm

 

 Strange Loops 

This workshop is an improvisational theatre project about mothers and fathers, absent or present. Improv theatre is collaborative storytelling. This workshop invites actors, players, writers, designers, musicians, artists, and cinematographers to explore techniques of improvisation, and methods of spatial story design. It introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. You will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, how to accept and not block, and how to a create a base reality. We will make objects, dolls, and cardboard settings. We’ll invent games, and explore the concept of finding the ‘Game of The Scene” in long-form improv. We will use our techniques to improvise scenes and take a dip into our collective narrative memory in a playful manner. We are looking into: where are we coming from, as a person and as a collective? What happened that one day when you were nine years old? And why? What else could have happened instead–or maybe not? And how does this individual memory transforms into our collective childhood, our collective memory, into a theatre performance, and gameplay?

09/09/2018 - 12:00pm

Strange Loops 

This workshop is an improvisational theatre project about mothers and fathers, absent or present. Improv theatre is collaborative storytelling. This workshop invites actors, players, writers, designers, musicians, artists, and cinematographers to explore techniques of improvisation, and methods of spatial story design. It introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. You will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, how to accept and not block, and how to a create a base reality. We will make objects, dolls, and cardboard settings. We’ll invent games, and explore the concept of finding the ‘Game of The Scene” in long-form improv. We will use our techniques to improvise scenes and take a dip into our collective narrative memory in a playful manner. We are looking into: where are we coming from, as a person and as a collective? What happened that one day when you were nine years old? And why? What else could have happened instead–or maybe not? And how does this individual memory transforms into our collective childhood, our collective memory, into a theatre performance, and gameplay?

09/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

This panel will explore the role of the printmaking studio in increasing access to pre-colonial knowledges and practices, such as Día de los Muertos, and influencing the role of art in political struggles in Southern California. This discussion features Favianna Rodriguez (moderator), Linda Vallejo, Malaquias Montoya, Ernesto Yerena and Luis Genaro Garcia, and is in conjunction with the Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art Exhibition, which runs August 21 to September 29 at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery.

09/13/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

This panel will explore the ways in which artists construct, convey and question identity through their work. This discussion is in conjuction with the Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art Exhibition, which runs August 21 to September 29 at the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery.

09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join The Center for the Study of Genders & Sexualities for their first Fall event! 

Guest lecture by Professor Bradley Rogers of Duke University's Theater Studies Department on 'Theorizing the Psycho-Biddy as Queer Horror'.  

"Psycho-biddy is a colloquial term for a subgenre of the horror/thriller movie that features a formerly-glamorous older woman who has become mentally unbalanced and terrorizes those around her. The genre officially began in 1962 with the film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (though it had some antecedents) and lasted through the mid-1970s." Source: Nastasi, Alison. "The Scariest Psycho Biddies in Cinema." Flavorwire. Oct. 9, 2012.

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