September 9, 2005

Art of Protest by Malaquias Montoya to Show at Cal State San Marcos

Artist to Speak at Exhibit Opening Sept. 12

  A collection of silkscreens, paintings, and mixed media that feature issues of social justice will open this fall in the Kellogg Library exhibit area on the third floor. It is presented as part of the Context: Library Series in conjunction with the Arts & Lectures series. The exhibit includes artwork of internationally renowned artist Malaquias Montoya. At 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, he will visit campus for an opening reception and lecture at the Kellogg Library Terrace.

Montoya was raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California in a large family of farm workers. Since 1989, he has taught both Art and Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis. His works include acrylic paintings, murals, washes, and drawings, but he is primarily known for his silkscreen prints, which have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Montoya is credited by historians as one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960s. His is an art of protest, depicting the resistance and strength of humanity in the face of injustice and the necessity to unite behind that struggle.

The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. The exhibit will run through Dec. 18, 2005, as is open during regular library hours. For library hours, call 760/750-4340 or visit

Cal State San Marcos is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Parking is permitted in all student lots for an hourly fee of $2 to $6. More info, including direction to campus, is available at

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