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to exhibit in group and solo exhibitions.
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A Salute to José Montoya
Curated by Elaine O'Brien and Andrea Porras
December 11 - January 12


A Salute to José Montoya is a tribute exhibition to honor the legacy of José Montoya (1932-2013), Sacramento's pioneering Chicano artist, esteemed poet
laureate, musician, Professor Emeritus, social activist, community organizer and co-founder of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). Artworks by Montoya are shown with artworks honoring his memory in order to recall the collaborative dialogue between José, his colleagues and students that was intrinsic to every aspect of his creative practice and at the core of his exemplary art and activism. The exhibition is curated by Elaine O'Brien and Andrea Porras.

Visual artists participating in A Salute to José Montoya at CCAS include José Montoya, Jésus Barela, Dabid Buenrostro-Corona, Rudy Cuellar, Francisco Dominguez, Ricardo Favela, Natalia Gonzalez, Louie "The Foot" González, Xico González, Richard Hansen, David Kashuba, Frank La Pena, José Lott, Brenda Louie,
Felipe Magdaleno, Mario Moreno, Manuel Rios, Joao Santillán, Stephanie Sauer, Emilio Soltero and Andrea Porras.

In addition to the exhibition, Sacramento State hosted a tribute reading titled Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya on December 5. Participating poets included Francisco Alarcón, JoAnn Anglin, Nancy Aidé Gonzalez, Traci Gourdine, Jeannie Keltner, Mary Mackey and Graciela Ramirez. An open mic welcomed all poets who wished to honor José.

Part 1 of the Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya <click here>
Part 2 of the Flor y Cantos: Poets' Tribute to José Montoya <click here>

Second Saturday Reception
December 14 / 6 - 9pm

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