Sam Coronado and the People of Paper will be on view at the Latino Cultural Center from September 14 – October 21, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 14 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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. 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.
The Serie Project’s achievement of social change is largely made possible by its collaboration with the Latino and cultural community. Since 1998, the organization has collaborated with the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, to present exhibitions on a yearly basis. The Mexic-Arte Museum is also the official archive of Serie Project prints. In 2002, the Serie Projectbecame one of the founding members of Consejo Grafico, the first nationally recognized consortium of Latino printmakers in the United States. The Serie Project has also had the pleasure of collaborating with the Mexican American Cultural Center in Texas, as well as with the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Serigraphs from the Serie Project have gained the attention and support of multiple museums, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, the Austin Museum of Art in Texas, and the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University in Tempe. Selected prints have been featured in the PBS Series “Art Journeys” and in the publications Triumph of Our Communities, Chicano Art for our Millennium, and Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art. Artwork from the Serie Project is also part of a number of prominent private collections, including the Ricardo and Harriett Romo Collection and the Gilberto Cardenas Collection.
For more information on The Serie Project visit www.serieproject.org
About The Serie Project
It is the mission of the Serie Project to produce, promote, and exhibit the work of Latino artists and others, and to make the production and sale of prints affordable to both artist and patron.
About the Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Established in 2003, the LCC’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The LCC offers a year-round season of programs, including visual arts exhibitions in two galleries and more than 50 dance, theater and music performances annually in the Oak Farms Performance Hall. The LCC’s signature family programs include Target Second Saturdays, the Día de los Muertos Celebration, and the annual Posada. The Center is located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204. LCC hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, please call 214-671-0045 or visit our Web site at www.dallasculture.org/latinoculturalcenter.