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MALAQUIAS MONTOYA: Voice for the Voiceless (also featuring Dignidad Rebelde)
MALAQUIAS MONTOYA: Voice for the Voiceless
Also featuring DIGNIDAD REBELDE & BARRIO ART COLLECTIVE
Official Art Opeing on Saturday , APRIL 14 2-5pm @Arte Américas (1630 Van Ness Fresno CA 93721)
Voice for the Voiceless is an exhibition featuring the work of Malaquias Montoya, one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960s. 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.”
Dignidad Rebelde is a graphic arts collaboration between Oakland-based artist-activists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes. We believe that art can be an empowering reflection of community struggles, dreams and visions. Following principles of Xicanisma and Zapatismo, we create work that translates people’s stories into art that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it.