Tempe Center for the Arts' latest exhibition, Mixing It Up: Building an Identity celebrates Mexican American artwork and examines the identity of artists who have been influenced by the mixing of Mexican and American Culture in the United States.
Tempe Center for the Arts held a reception for the exhibition on September 17. Dozens of art admirers mingled with some of the exhibition's artists, who eagerly talked about the inspiration behind their work and how it related to the theme of the show.
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The painting portrays Montoya wrapped in an American flag with Latino iconography, like Che Guevara and a calavera, in the background.
He says the painting is a representation of lost love and separation of family perpetuated by the border issues our state faces.