Rest in Peace Jose Montoya — Muralist of Chicano Parkby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 26, 2013, under Chicano art, chicano vote, Cultura, Culture
Thank you for the fight at Chicano Park. Thank you for your art and work and expression.
According to the Chicano Park Steering Committee:
“The struggle for Chicano Park came to symbolize the Chicano Mexicano people’s struggle for self-determination and self-empowerment. The murals in the park painted by Chicano artists such as Victor Ochoa, Mario Torero, Yolanda Lopez, José Montoya, Sal Barajas, Juanishi Orosco, Berenice Badillo, Carmen Linares and many others portray the social, political and cultural issues that form the struggle for the liberation of Chicano Mexicanos.”
From Victor Ochoa – fellow artist and Chicano Park muralist:
OUR GENERAL Y ELDER EL MAESTRO POETA MURALISTA ***JOSE MONTOYA*** HA MUERTO HOY… SU TRABAJO Y SU VIDA NO SERÁ OLVIDADO… LAS MEMORIAS DE TANTOS ACONTECIMIENTOS ESTÁN EN MI MENTE Y NUNCA LAS OLVIDARE, I know on behalf of San Diego y Chicano Park steering committee, Centro Cultural de La Raza, Círculo de Hombres, y tod@s that had the great opportunity to work with him or experience his words send him and toda la familia de sacramento y el resto de Aztlan.. a prayer.