Opening Reception: April 14 2-5pm / Exhibit: April 5, 2012 to June 12th, 2012
Arte Americas – 1630 Van Ness. Fresno 93721 – Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 11am to 5pm, Sunday 1-5PM
This coming weekend we have a opening reception at Arte Americas in Fresno, California. This is our first Dignidad Rebelde exhibit in the Central Valley and are super excited to share the space with veteran screen printer Malaquias Montoya and the local Barrio Art Collective. These three exhibits bring together three generations of Chicana/o artists who keep the spirit of the Xicano/a Art Movement alive and flourishing.
Malaquias Montoya – Voice for the Voiceless
Malaquias Montoya is one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960’s. The silkscreen, charcoal and pastel work address three prominent themes: injustice, empowerment and international struggle. His work is intended to pay homage to and aggrandize those who the artist calls, “Silent and often ignored populace of [the] Chicano, Mexican and Central American working class (along with other disenfranchised) people of the world.”