In the Board of Supervisors Chambers, The Past is Now: Sacramento's Royal Chicano Air Force collective will be on display at 700 H Street, through July 7. A reception will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., to honor the Royal Chicano Air Force and the individuals whose art is featured. The public is invited to see the collection and meet several of the artists or their surviving family members.
The RCAF’s roots began when the Mexican American Education Project at California State University, Sacramento enlisted a small group of practicing instructors to teach and study.
“Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of my father, a fledgling political science professor at the time, and the RCAF artists working together on campus during the workweek, and then silk screening political yard signs out of our garage on the weekends. The men and women of the RCAF helped raise me and shaped who I am today,” said Supervisor Phil Serna.
The Royal Chicano Air Force collective, now celebrating its 46th year, was founded to advance Chicano art and culture and to serve and develop community. While the RCAF is best-known for its posters, murals and visual art, there is, as well, a history of poetry, music, theatre, media, photography, event production, education and social service. Sacramento-based RCAF artists and activists represent various walks of life and have achieved a great deal. Many members are gone now and this exhibit stands in honor of the RCAF’s accomplishments.
¡Que Viva La Causa!