ArtHop exhibition to showcase works by Chicano artist Malaquías Montoya

Malaquias Montoya, A Voice for the Voiceless

The solo exhibition features the work of Malaquías Montoya, one of the founders of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960s. The paintings, silkscreens, charcoals and oil pastels, address three prominent themes: injustice, empowerment, and international struggle.

The works in this exhibition are intended to raise awareness and pay homage to those whom the artist calls the “silent and often ignored populace of Chicana/o, Mexican and Central American working class, along with other disenfranchised people of the world.”

Montoya asks, “What better role for art at this critical time in our history?”

The ArtHop exhibition “Malaquías Montoya, A Voice for the Voiceless” will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the M Street Graduate Studios at 1419 M Street in Downtown Fresno. The event is free and the community is invited to attend. The exhibition will be on display until March 29, Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Malaquias Montoya, A Voice for the Voiceless

A companion catalogue will be available for purchase for $20. For more information on the catalog, contact Gail Freeman at
or 559.278.3056.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) and the Department of Art and Design.

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