The Serie Project is a nonprofit organization that offers free printmaking facilities, training and housing for 8 to 15 artists per year through a one-week Artist In Residence program that was founded in 1993 by Austin artist Sam Coronado. It is devoted to the art of serigraphy—also known as screen printing—as well as promoting and exhibiting the work of Latino and other underrepresented artists, and making prints affordable to the community.
Throughout their residency, each artist produces an edition of 50 prints in a collaborative workshop setting with a Master Printer. They are actively searching for sponsors and silent auction donors who can help get to a new beginning in 2013 and continue the annual Artist in Residence program into its 20th series. Being a nonprofit organization, Serie Project relies on grants, donations, and sponsorships from businesses to continue operating.
A fundraiser, Roots for a New Beginning, will be held on November 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center located on 600 River Street. They will be having dance performances by Danza Azteca San Jose and Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas, a silent auction with items ranging from framing to fine jewelry, handcrafted ale from Real Ale Brewing Company and more. For more information on how to help support the Serie Project or to take part in the fundraiser, contact [email protected]@serieproject.org or 512-385-3591. Visit the event post on Facebook here.