With the success of recent mural festivals and local mural projects in and around Sacramento, the City of Sacramento in partnership with Sacramento City College wants to engage artists, community members, and city government in a discussion regarding a long-term plan for murals in our city. Should the city have a mural policy? Should murals be registered throughout the city? These questions and others will be discussed over a series of six speaker sessions designed to educate, inspire, and excite us about the possibilities for our growing mural collection in Sacramento. Please come be part of the dialogue.
This third speaker series event is guided by two local college professors, Mya Dosch (Sac State) and Maceo Montoya (UC Davis), and a brief panel discussion will be moderated by artist and Office of Arts + Culture Project Manager Donald Gensler.
Mya Dosch is assistant professor of Art of the Americas at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses on Latin American art, race and representation, and public art across the Americas. Dosch has lectured and published nationally and internationally on prison architecture, street art, protest banners, and the removal of confederate monuments. Her current research considers public art after the 1968 student movement in Mexico City, from monumental sculptures to ephemeral protest interventions.
Maceo Montoya’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been featured in exhibitions and publications throughout the country as well as internationally. He has published three works of fiction, The Scoundrel and the Optimist (2010), The Deportation of Wopper Barraza (2014) and You Must Fight Them: A Novella and Stories (2015), as well as Letters to the Poet from His Brother (2014), a hybrid book combining images, prose poems, and essays. His most recent publication is Chicano Movement for Beginners, a work of graphic nonfiction. Montoya is an associate professor in the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis where he teaches the Chicana/o Mural Workshop and courses in Chicano Literature.