October 4, 2001
New fountain unveiled at Serna Plaza dedication
Dive into the free fiesta celebrating
Joe and Isabel Serna at California State University, Sacramento,
from 4: 30 - 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 5 at the Serna Plaza
located near the University Union.
Festivities include live music by renowned artist and former
CSUS professor Jose Montoya and his seven-piece trio, dances
by Raices Grupo Folklorico, special presentations, food and
The climax of the evening will be the actual unveiling of
the new water feature, design by Montoya, former CSUS professor
Esteban Villa and CSUS professors Ricardo Favela, Larry Ortiz
and Olivia Castellano.
The water feature is 10 feet by 12 feet in diameter, with
a 2 and one-half foot high brick ledge that acts like a bench,
and set with vivid hand-painted tiles that creates a mosaic
impression of farms and farm workers. Two pillars, 7 feet
tall and 6 feet across, rise out of the base and fan out into
images reminiscent of the eagles found on the United Farm
Workers flag. Waterfalls pour down from the top of the two
pillars in the colorful tile base. On the east and west sides
of the brick perimeter are two poems written by Montoya and
Castellano about Joe and Isabel, translated in both English
and Spanish, and cast in bronze.
For those attending the evening dedication of the plaza, free
parking is available in lot 4 and signs will be posted on
campus to assist with parking and location. Additional media
assistance is available by contacting CSUS public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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