Cultural scholar and activist Terezita Romo has authored the first extended monograph of the life and work of Malaquias Montoya, the revolutionary printmaker and painter who was one of the great influences of the Chicano Arts Movement of the 60’s and 70’s.
Come meet the artist and author at our public reception and book party where we will host a dialogue between Montoya and Romo. The artist will also have prints on display and for sale, as well as the book.
Book Party for Malaquias Montoya
Friday, December 9, 2011, 6pm
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland
[googlemap address=“Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA 94606–5003”]
Malaquias Montoya has lectured and taught at numerous colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area including Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA for twelve years; for five of those years he was Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department as well. During this period he also served as Director of the Taller de Artes Graficas, in East Oakland, where he produced various prints and conducted many community art workshops. Since 1989 Montoya has held a professorship at the University of California, Davis, teaching both in the department of Art and the department of Chicana/o Studies. In 2000, he spent a semester as Visiting Professor in the Art Department at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana, and he currently holds the title of Visiting Fellow in the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame.