Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Malaquias Montoya visits and presents at UTSA

Malaquias Montoya came into town this weekend. He is visiting town for a week in conjunction with the Serie Project Quinceaneara and Annual Consejo Grafico Conference to be held in Austin. The conference will also have exhibit events a The MACC in Austin, MexicArte Museum, UTSA Downtown Gallery, El Museo Alameda in San Antonio. Malaquias will be speaking at Dr Helen Riojas-Clark's class on wednesday evening...It would be a great chance to hear him speak, since he does not come to San Antonio too often.
A small group of artists in San Antonio was brought together by University of Texas-San Antonio President Dr. Ricardo Romo to honor Malaquias for his contribution to Chicana/o Art History. Malaquias Montoya is one of the founders of the Royal Chicano Air Force based out of Sacramento California. This group was one of the first Chicano activist artist groups that were founded during the begining of the Movement...Malaquias Montoya has triumphed the fight against the death penalty...More pix coming soon...

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