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Protest Poster Workshop & Exhibition Walkthrough

August 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Protest Poster Workshop & Exhibition Walkthrough
Related to the exhibition Imaginary Dwellings
Saturday, August 20 | 4-7 PM

18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica CA 90405

Protest Poster Workshop | 4-7 PM | Parking Lot

Curator led Tour of Imaginary Dwellings | Slipstream Galleries
5-5:30 pm | Spanish Tour
6-6:30 pm | English Tour

Weaving Workshop with Jenny Yurshansky | 4-7 PM | Kitchen Lab


Get inspired by the exhibition Imaginary Dwellings and learn how to make your own protest poster through a stencil screen printing workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS). Explore the themes of the exhibition, such as land rights, settler colonialism, forced displacement, and migration, and share the message you want to express through screen printing.

Curated by Marvella Muro and Natalie Godinez, Imaginary Dwellings addresses the systemic inequities that perpetuate housing insecurity for oppressed peoples. This event will also feature walkthroughs of the exhibition with the curators. Plus, artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport campus will host open studios where visitors can see their exciting work in progress. In addition, Market Exchange vendors will be on site selling their artisanal goods.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Artist Jenny Yurshansky will also be launching a year-long workshop space in 18th Street Arts Center’s Kitchen Lab in connection with her exhibition, opening June 2023. The lab space will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to weave small panels and incorporate their initials, imagery, or patterns of their own design. These panels will border a community quilt that will be made through focused workshops led by Yurshansky held throughout the year at 18 SAC, the Wende Museum, and schools throughout LAUSD. During these workshops she will guide participants through visualizing, conceptualizing, and crafting their own story which will take the form of a small handheld sculpture that will be scanned and compiled to make the larger “quilted” image that will be exhibited at 18th Street Arts Center. This collaborative creation is designed to offer a reflection upon the manifold forms in which histories, traumas, social movements, and small decisions having untold consequences are experienced at the individual level.

About Self Help Graphics & Art
Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multidisciplinary and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital. 

About BMAS
Self Help Graphics & Art Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS) is a team of skilled teaching artists hired from the local community to facilitate mobile art workshops. BMAS serves our mission to nurture emerging artists and present Latino art to a broad audience, and address the vast demographic that is Los Angeles, while also expanding our audiences and community beyond the East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights communities.

About Jenny Yurshansky
Jenny Yurshansky’s practice is deeply informed by being a refugee. Through a research-based approach, she explores the trauma of displacement, interrogating notions of belonging and otherness within the frames of landscape, historical documents, and social constructs. Formally, this manifests as absence, loss, or erasure. Her long-term projects form intertwined narratives and span the mediums of sculpture, photography, installation, and writing.

About Market Exchange
Market Exchange is a collaboration between Santa Monica artisans (Lily Alinaghizadeh, Laura Hernandez, Ines Garcia, Carmela Morales, and Abby Juan) and Cog•nate Collective that creates platforms for empowerment by establishing alternative economic forms of self-determination for local crafts people and small businesses. This collaboration is dedicated to honoring the richness of artisan production in Santa Monica towards developing a community-envisioned and community-directed marketplace that will amplify the works of local artisans and artists, while providing sustainable economic opportunities.


18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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