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Collection consists mostly of printed cards that showcase Artemio's work, invitations to exhibits he participated in, and print catalogues, posters, and other pieces produced by or otherwise related to La Mano Press, which was established in 2002 by Artemio and Silvia Capistran. Many of the exhibits represented by the materials deal with Latino heritage either through artists' biographical associations or thematic content, such as publicity pieces for Day of the Dead celebrations, or exhibits spearheaded by Chicano artists; they also cover a wide range of events and venues, though most are based around Los Angeles/southern California. The collection contains all original materials produced by or related to La Mano Press and materials related to Artemio Rodriguez, including brochure introducing the press and its workshops, catalogs (May 2004) of fine arts prints, invitations to release parties, sales, presentations, and exhibits (many of which Artemio Rodriguez participated in as exhibit artist or curator), notecards and other ephemera for such events as the book releases for Rodriguez's book "American Dream" and "The King of Things", reception for Guillermo Galindo, the Graficomovil release party, group exhibits including "Graphic Reality: Mexican Printmaking Today" and "Ritual Duality: A Dance with Death", solo exhibits including "Sins & Demons", "¡Que Tragedia!", "Seven Deadly Sins" and "Triumph of Death", posters for "Exoducs Graphicus" and cards for La Mano Press print and holiday sales, to name a few.
Artemio Rodriguez was born in Michoacan Mexico in 1972. He came to the United States in 1994 and lived for a time in Los Angeles. While he has worked in a variety of media, printmaking remains his predominant method of expression and in 2002, he founded La Mano Press, an artist-run center dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of printmaking, which subsequently closed upon Artemio's return to Mexico in 2008. He is also the creator of a number of illustrated books and print portfolios.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Researchers wishing to cite materials from this collection may use the following acknowledgement: [title of item], Artemio Rodríguez Exhibition Cards and La Mano Press Materials, Collection number MS.2009.6, Julian Samora Library at the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame.
Collection materials mostly in English, with select pieces in Spanish.
Finding aid available on the website of: The Julian Samora Library at the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame.