(March 23, 2010)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will present the exhibit "Globalization and War: The Aftermath" with works by Malaquias Montoya from March 24 to April 18 in the Arts Building Gallery on the Main Campus. Free and open to the public, the exhibit includes seven paintings on canvas and 16 works on paper that portray the consequences of power and war.
>> An opening reception is 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Free parking for the reception will be available in lot 8, south of the Arts Building off UTSA Boulevard. Additionally, a gallery talk and book signing will be at 6:30 p.m. with a performance of the UTSA Faculty Chamber Ensemble at 7 p.m.
The works by Malaquias Montoya create a dialogue between viewer and painter, conveying the universal story of the consequences of power and war, which include people of all cultures. The exhibition presents a mirror for viewers to see themselves in portraits that focus on the destruction of people's existence resulting in the uprooting of their lives, displacement and the loss of culture caused by corporate globalization and the tragedies of war. In each image, we see the human spirit at its most vulnerable point in the shadows between obliteration, devastation and survival.
Montoya is a leading figure in the West Coast political Chicano graphic arts movement, a political and socially conscious movement that expresses itself primarily through the mass production of silk-screened posters. His work includes acrylic paintings, murals, washes and drawings, but he is known primarily for silkscreen prints that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Montoya is credited by historians as being a founder of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1960s. His visual expressions, art of protest, depict the struggle and strength of humanity and the necessity to unite behind that struggle.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-4 p.m., Sunday and by appointment. The gallery will be closed Easter, April 4.
For more information, contact: Laura Crist at 210-458-4391.
Directions to the gallery
From Interstate 10, take exit 557 to UTSA Boulevard and go west toward the Costco store. At the second traffic light, turn right onto James Bauerle Boulevard. Turn left onto O'Neil Ford Avenue and then make an immediate right into parking lot 8. The Arts Building is on the right at the top of the walkway to the center of the UTSA Main Campus.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.