The Art Galleries (TAG) at Austin Community College’s exhibition Cultivating Community through Art: Sam Coronado’s Serie Project and its Continuing Legacy is now open at the ACC Highland TAG. This unique exhibition highlights the wide-reaching influence of Sam Coronado (1946 – 2013), former ACC professor, artist mentor, and Chicano art movement icon. 

Coronado’s teachings and guidance made a lasting impact on Austin’s artistic community and many others beyond Texas borders. A substantial element of his legacy is the grant-funded Serie Project (1993-2013), which provided new opportunities for hundreds of emerging and established artists to learn screen-printing techniques by producing prints at Coronado Studio, located in the Austin neighborhood of Montopolis. 

Coronado’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and education reverberates through his work at the Serie Project, his time at ACC, and his mentorship to students. Coronado ensured that the high-quality works made at the studio were reproducible, affordable, and represented the viewpoints of undervalued communities. This exhibition demonstrates the far-reaching impacts and new opportunities that can be cultivated through persistence and dedication to the arts.

More than 200 people enjoyed a first look at the exhibition during the opening reception on Thursday, September 15. Attendees enjoyed music by ACC String Quartet and Music Business Performance Technology student Ryan Dupre, and food catered by Budare’s, a local mother-daughter Venezuelan restaurant. 

The exhibition will remain open throughout the fall semester at the Highland Campus Gallery in Building 2000 (HLC 2.2450). The Art Galleries (TAG) at Austin Community College is free and open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This is one of the events taking place at ACC for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022. For a full list of events and to register to attend, visit