Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project



Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints

Graphicanos works in this exhibition are part of a major purchase by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana of over 200 works created over the last two decades from The Serie Project. When Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project in 1993, he envisioned a workshop where underrepresented artists could benefit from collaboration and learn the serigraphy technique, a print technique also known as screen-printing or silkscreen. Coronado’s vision for the Serie Project came after he encountered Self Help Graphics in 1991, a non-profit studio serving the Latino community of Lon Angeles. Coronado’s participation in this program advocated to him that prints, a vital aspect of the Chicano art movement, can continue to reflect the Mexican American and Latino experience in the United States. In the last two decades, the organization has fostered over 250 artists from different professional levels and ethnic backgrounds, who together have produced a rare and special collection of serigraphs. 


Public Programs & Art Chat Series:


Art Chat: CatherineMarie Davalos "Moving, Feeling & Generating: a site for Chicano Resistance" 

December 13, 2018  6 to 8 p.m. (showtime is 7 p.m.)

Professor CatherineMarie Davalos and members of the Davalos Dance Company shared the process of creating modern dance choreography for their latest work "Radical Acts of Love." Dancers Edgar Mendez and Hailey Yaffee (both SMC alumni) performed "Nowhere to Hide" as Davalos discusses the various inspirations and many iterations the piece developed from California to Panicale, Italy. Beverages available at 6:00 p.m., performance at 7:00 p.m.

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Three Sisters Pre-show Party

November 1, 2018 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (showtime is 8:00 p.m.)

The Museum of Art celebrated All Souls Day and the opening of the Saint Mary’s College Theater Department’s Three Sisters. 



November 14, 2018 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

In conjunction with the Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Graphicanos” three Bay Area Latinx poets shared a spoken-word reading of selections from Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/ La Frontera.  In this seminal collection of poems and essays, Anzaldua draws on her life experiences as a Chicana and lesbian activist to challenge the notion of a “border” as a simple divide. Audiences flowed through the galleries, enjoying Anzaldua’s potent words brought to life against a backdrop of art. With guest performers Leticia Hernández-Linares, MK Chavez, & Naomi Quiñones. Related Seminar texts: Anzaldúa’s Borderlands (Sem 104).

Graphicanos Poetry Reading

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Graphicanos Docent Tour (Student only) 

November 13, 2018 | 5 to 5:45 p.m. 

November 14 & 16 2018 | 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. 

Chicanx Studies scholar Jessie Turner and John Schneider led illuminating tours of “Graphicanos.” The exhibition featured 45 silkscreen prints marking the achievements of the Chicano Art Movement. 


Art Chat:  Frances Sweeney "Evolving Spirituality: Artistic Expression and the Creation of Las Tradiciones Guadalupeñas"

October 25, 2018 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2018

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Dia de los Muertos Altar Decoration

October 30, 2018 3 to 5 p.m. 


Fall 2018 Exhibition Opening 

September 20, 2018 4 to 7 p.m.

Performances by the Saint Mary’s College Dance and Music Departments to celebrate the opening of Fall exhibitions. Reception begins at 4:00 pm and performances begin at 4:45. Space is limited, first come first serve. 

Performance Slate:

4:45 Professor Rogelio Lopez Garcia (solo)

5:00 Ballet Folklorico (group)

5:15 Davalos Company (group)

5:30 Saint Mary’s College Choir (group)


Radical Acts of Love


September 22, 2018 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Radical Acts of Love is a site-adaptive dance-theatre work conceived and directed by CatherineMarie Davalos. It is a call to action amid hatred and violence. The members of the Davalos Dance Company are interested in creating safe dancing spaces in which interactions for rehearsal and performance become a vehicle for dialogue and change. The dance is set to traditional Mexican music, poetry, spoken word, and original compositions with the common thematic material of love. Since the Davalos Dance Company (DDC) is an intersectional group of artists representing the Latina/o, Jewish, Black, and queer communities, their work questions heteronormativity and asks us to examine privilege, power dynamics, and social constructs. We seek to partner with others as a catalyst for constructive social change. 

Davalos Dance Company: CatherineMarie Davalos (Artistic Director), Rogelio Lopez, Edgar Mendez, Andrew Merrell (Assistant Director), Catalina O’Connor, Micah Sallid, Steve Siegelman, Shaunna Vella, Hailey Yaffee. Radical Acts of Love was made in collaboration with the dancers. For information about the Davalos Dance Company and the dancers’ biographies please visit davalosdance.  

Musicians: Emilio Davalos Gaylord, percussion and vocals; Alex Franklin (Composer) bass, piano, and vocals; David Franklin (Composer) piano; Navarre Herrera (Music Director) guitar; Xandre Herrera, vocals; Rebecca Rose Rodriguez, percussion and vocals; Steve Siegelman, vocals

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