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Self Help Graphics & Art. 1300 East First Street, Los Angeles CA 90033. (click to view)

Acrylic & Aerosol
Description / Interpretation: 

Artists from left to right: Vyal Reyes, Leo Limon, Wayne Perry, The Esparza Family (Ofelia Esparza, Rosanna Esparza-Ahrens, Jacqueline "Jaxiejax" Sanders-Esparza, Elena Esparza), Los de Abajo (Poli Marichal, Don Newton, Kay Brown, Nguyen Li, Victor Rosas, Marianne Sadowski), Yolanda Gonzalez, John Carlos de Luna, William Acedo, Asylm, Margaret Alarcon, Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Raul Gonzalez, Sand, and Raul Baltazar. In the Spring of 2012, Self Help Graphics & Art invited 15 artists to offer their skills and love for our new location in Boyle Heights by taking part in painting sections of one large mural ("Una trenza") on 1st Street between Anderson Street and Utah Avenue. Artists were invited to create pieces representing their experiences at Self Help Graphics and imagine the future of artists, our communidad, and Boyle Heights. This mural is a temporary work, as SHG will be embarking on a new design for the building, including a new facade that will incorporate elements of this mural and much more. Phase II of this project which will extend down Anderson Street and will commence in the Summer of 2012. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt