Exhibit Opening Reception: February 9, 2019, 6-9 pm
Participating Artists: Rudy O. Cuellar, Lorraine García-Nakata, Mara Lea Brown, Melanie Cervantes, Antonio Rivera, Craig Martinez, Gema Xóchitl, Louie “The Foot” Gonzalez, Stan Padilla, Max García, Enrique Ortiz Villegas, Perla Xilitla Cuellar.
García-Nakata is one in a long line of writers who have chosen poetry to express their personal creativity and to delve into deeper truths. A noted visual artist and founding member of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), Lorraine Garcia-Nakata is also musician and writer..––Terezita Romo, Historian & Curator
About the RCAF: The Royal Chicano Air Force produced major works of visual art, poetry, prose, music, and performance during the second half of the twentieth century and first decades of the twenty-first. Materializing in Sacramento, California, in 1969 and established between 1970 and 1972, the RCAF helped redefine the meaning of artistic production and artwork to include community engagement projects such as breakfast programs, community art classes, and political and labor activism. The collective's work has contributed significantly both to Chicano/a civil rights activism and to Chicano/a art history, literature, and culture.––Dr. Ella Maria Díaz