Art Programs: Multimedia

MAY 1, 2005........______.. 4:30pm-5:30pm_________________
Luckman Intimate Theatre (Free)


A multimedia performance by poet Juan Felipe Herrera, graffiti artist

and video artist Adan Avalos.

"Nuke" Montalvo

A self-taught artist, muralist, and active member of the L.A. grafitti
Art family, Joseph "Nuke" Montalvo has directed videos for local
Chicana/o musicians, including Quetzal and Aztlan Underground. He is currently
working towards creating a link between TLACUILO-scribe art, Mexican muralism,
and contemporary Chicano iconography.

Juan Felipe Herrera

After serving as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department
at CSU-Fresno, this year Juan Felipe Herrera joined the Creative Writing
Department at UC Riverside, as Tomás Rivera Endowed chair. He was
a teaching fellow with the distinction of Excellence at the University
of Iowa, Writers Workshop in 1990. Also, he has taught at the New College
of San Francisco and Stanford University. During the last three decades
Professor Herrera has received numerous awards and fellowships such as
two National Endowment for the Arts Writers'Fellowships, four California
Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent's Fellowship, the Breadloaf
Fellowship in Poetry and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. He has
given lectures, workshops, readings and performances of his work and writing
throughout the nation. Mr. Herrera's publications include fourteen collections
of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books
for children in the last decade with twenty-one books in total. For his
literary endeavors, Mr. Herrera has garnered the Ezra Jack Keats Award,
the Hungry Mind Award of Distinction, the Americas Award, the Focal Award,
the Pura Belpré Honors Award, the Smithsonian Children's Book of
the year, the Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice, the IRA Teacher's
Choice, the LA Times Book Award Nomination, the Texas Blue Bonnet Nomination,
the New York Public Library outstanding book for high school students
and two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards. Juan Felipe is also an actor
with appearances on film and stage. Recently produced "The Twin Tower
Songs," a San Joaquin Valley performance memorial on the September
11th tragedy and writes (poetry sequences) for the PBS television series
"American Family." His recent musical, The Upside Down Boy,
was well received in New York City (9,000 K-6 attended), produced by Making
Books Sing, libretto by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Lyrics by Juan Felipe Herrera
and Music by Cristian Amigo. Mr. Herrera is a board member of the Before
Columbus American Book Awards Foundation and the California Council for
the Humanities.





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