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EXHIBITIONS: Serigrafia at Design Museum, Montoya at Pence Gallery


Images (2): Malaquias Montoya's "Woman & Child," 1998, charcoal; and "Siempre," 1990, oil pastel and charcoal

Malaquias Montoya: Women That I Have Encountered: Woman & Child, left, 1998, charcoal, 39 inches by 31 inches (framed); and Siempre, 1990, oil pastel and charcoal, 20 inches by 18 inches

The fall season gets into full swing next week with one more opening: Serigrafía at the Design Museum.

Meanwhile, a reception is scheduled Saturday (Oct. 6) for the photographer behind the Craft Center Gallery's fall exhibition. And, at a downtown Davis gallery, Professor Emeritus Malaquias Montoya is showing a collection of his art depicting the strength and extraordinary contributions of Latinas.

Read more about the campus's fall exhibitions.


Farm to School Across the Lifespan — Photo essay by Craft Center volunteer Julia Luckenbill, infant-toddler program coordinator and demonstration lecturer at UC Davis’ Center for Child and Family Studies. Through Nov. 2, Craft Center Gallery, South Silo. Reception for the artist, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Regular hours: 12:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 12:30-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Luckenbill has assembled some 50 photos from a project she began three to four years ago at the Early Childhood School Lab (part of the Center for Child and Family Services) and continued in other settings, exploring education efforts in sustainable gardening and farming — for audiences of all ages.


Serigrafía — An exhibition of information design in printmaking, a traditional and powerful communication tool in California’s Latino culture. Oct. 8-Dec. 7, Design Museum, Cruess Hall. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Regular hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Related event: Lecture by Carol Wells, founder and executive director of the Cebnter for the Study of Political Graphics, about California's Latina/o printmaking community, 4:20-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 217 Art Building.


Malaquias Montoya: Women That I Have Encountered — Exploring women's impact on community and how their determination and sacrifice add to the energy, vigor and success of culture. Through Nov. 25, Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday (Oct. 12). Regular hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

The gallery also announced a talk and book-signing program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, with Montoya and Terezita Romo, author of Malaquias Montoya, volume 6 in the series A Ver: Revisioning Art History, published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press.

Montoya taught at UC Davis full time for 20 years in affiliation with Chicana/o studies (full professor) and the Department of Art (cooperating faculty). He has worked for more than four decades in a variety of media, from drawings and paintings to murals and prints.

An emeritus since 2008, he teaches “Chicano Art History” periodically and gives silk-screening instruction at TANA: Taller Arte del Nuevo Amancer (Art Workshop of the New Dawn), the community art center that he envisioned and helped bring to life. The Chicana/o s department runs TANA, which opened in 2008 in Woodland.

“For Montoya, making art cannot be distinguished from the artist’s social role as an educator, as a community member, and as a world citizen,” the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press declares on its webpage for the Montoya volume.

Romo, the book’s author, has curated many exhibits of art for the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, as well as the recent show, Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation, part of the Getty Foundation’s regional initiative called “Pacific Standard Time: “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.”


Out of Line: A Show of Extended Drawing Practices — Drawing, one of the oldest art forms, continues to evolve — as shown by eight artists who have extended the medium to the very large scale. Sept. 27-Dec. 16, Nelson Gallery, Nelson Hall. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and Saturday-Sunday, and Friday by appointment.

Salt-Bitter-Edge-Red Streak into the = Water Girl: Works of Melanie Yazzie — In this printmaking series, the Navajo artist considers her experiences since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She reflects upon her life today, developing new ways of living in Denver, while she remembers the events and people of her childhood and home on the Navajo Nation. Through Dec. 7, C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall. Artist talk and reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Regular hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.


Following the Great Migration: Researching the 2012 Campus Community Book Project Book Library resources that complement the 2012 section, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson's award-winning study of the Great Migration, the movement of almost 6 million African-Americans from the South from 1915 to 1970. Display assembled by David Michalski, social and cultural studies librarian, who also has compiled an online resource guide, including parallel texts for examining and interpreting the Great Migration's profound influence on American society and culture. The online guide also includes interviews with Wilkerson, a list of influential books on the Great Migration, and links to archival sources and other research tools that can help animate the discussion of this year's book. Fall and winter quarters. For more information about the exhibition and-or the online research guide, send an email to the Humanities, Social Sciences and Government Services Department,  hssref@lib.ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis Traditions Past and Present A sampling from the photograph collection of the university archives, keeper of such memories as Labor Day, Frosh Dinks, Tank Rush, Frosh-Soph Brawl and Wild West Days. Exhibit prepared by Sara Gunasekara, collections manager. Through fall quarter. For more information or to share your memories of UC Davis traditions, send an e-mail to Special Collections, speccoll@ucdavis.edu.

The photograph collection.

The Shields Library exhibitions are in the lobby. Regular hours: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-midnight Sunday. Holidays and other exceptions.

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