Local poets pay respect to José Montoya

A Salute to José Montoya

José Montoya, the esteemed local poet, art professor and activist, died on September 25, and his colleagues at Sacramento State University will pay tribute to him with A Salute to José Montoya. The event, which takes place Thursday, December 5, will feature poets honoring the pioneering artist—known globally for his work with the 1970s-era Rebel Chicano Art Front (later renamed the Royal Chicano Air Force). The event is billed as a precursor to an upcoming art exhibit by the same name, which will highlight Montoya's art and poetry as well as works by other artists. The poetry event starts at 7 p.m. in Solano Hall at Sacramento State (6000 J Street). The exhibit runs from Wednesday, December 11, through Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento (1519 19th Street). www.al.csus.edu/art, www.ccasac.org.