February 7, 2007

“R.C.A.F. Goes to College” events

The University Library and University Library Gallery at Sacramento State present a series of four programs to accompany the exhibition, “R.C.A.F. Goes to College,” a collection of R.C.A.F. posters and contemporary art.

Escritores del Nuevo Sol (Writers of the New Sun) will host a poetry reading at the University Library Gallery on Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. The reading will feature such artists as José Montoya, Graciela Ramirez, JoAnn Anglin, Araceli Collazo, Sam Rios, Fausto Avendano, Samuel A. Iniguez and Jim Michael. Escritores del Nuevo Sol is a Sacramento-based literary community that honors the literary and artistic cultures and traditions of the Chicano, Latino, Indigenous and Spanish-language peoples.

On Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the University Library Gallery will present a slide lecture by Tere Romo, titled “The Iconography of the Chicano Poster.” This lecture will focus on the imagery and influences that contributed to the creation of Chicano posters from 1965 through the 1990s. Tere Romo is the Curator of Exhibitions at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Arts Program Director at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

El Pachuco: From Zootsuits to Lowriders, a documentary film by Joe Camacho, will be shown on Feb. 23 at the Hinde Auditorium, University Union at 7:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to see this 51 minute film which explores the culture of Chicanos in 1940s Los Angeles, particularly the rise of the zoot suit culture and the popular image of the pachuco as gangster.

The members of R.C.A.F. will talk about their work, their history and the role of the arts in organizing and community development on March 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the University Library Gallery.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about these programs, call (916) 278-6898. For group arrangements, call (916) 278-4189. For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.