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September 3, 2002

RCAF to exhibit at CSUS

Photo of Jose MontoyaArtwork by Sacramento's poet laureate Jose Montoya and the internationally known Royal Chicano Air Force, RCAF, will be exhibited at California State University, Sacramento's Robert Else Gallery from noon - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 16 - Oct. 15. A public reception for the artists with live music, poetry and more will be held from 6 - 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 in the gallery.

The RCAF artists featured in the exhibit include works by Montoya, Esteban Villa, Juanishi Orosco, Ricardo Favela, Louie the Foot, Stan Padilla, Juan Cervantez, Olivia Castellano, Jose Lott, Rudy Cuellar, Max Garcia, R.J. Rodriguez, Armando Cid, Larry Ortiz and many students. The exhibit is part of the University's National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

The RCAF is an artist collective co-founded by CSUS professors emeritus Montoya and Villa, both of whom are educators, painters, poets, musicians and activists. The RCAF is internationally recognized for their murals, posters and actions that are major part of California's Chicano history.

Also, Montoya is the founder of the nationally recognized CSUS Barrio Arts program and was honored as an outstanding educator by the California Arts Council. Montoya's paintings have been exhibited around the world and he is regularly sought out by major American and European universities to give poetry readings. Montoya, as well as Villa and Louie the Foot, will read poetry at 7 p.m. at the public reception for the RCAF Exhibition.

For more information about the RCAF exhibit call CSUS publicist Heather Robinson at (916) 278-5085. For additional media assistance contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.



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