Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. SHG’s mission is to develop and nurture Latino artists in printmaking.
Funds from this year’s grant will be used to support Atelier LVII: The Art of the Los Angeles River. SHG plans to build a mobile printing press which will be taken on-site to work with local artists in producing a series of prints. Ink for the prints will be derived from local vegetation along the river and the goal is to tell the story of the LA River, and the communities that live there, to the larger community.