Auburn Lahoski ~ Rising Design Studio

graphic artist/painter

From the art work of Emmanuel Montoya, Auburn incorporated image details, text and Hawaiian tattoo design to create this powerful graphic that speaks to honoring the Earth, Traditions, Environmental Issues and Indigenous Perspectives.

Emmanuel Catarino Montoya ~ Apachicano Art Productions

Master Printmaker/Muralist/Educator

Reclaiming Language & Culture ~ mixed media drawing ©1992

In 1992 the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, CA commissioned Emmanuel to create a piece for the traveling exhibit Chicano Codices, Encountering Art of the Americas. Twenty-five Chicano artists were selected to create a contemporary response to the

Mesoamerican Codices -  a commemoration of

500 years of Indigenous Resistance (1492 -1992).

Drawing from his Lipan Apache and Chicano heritage,

Reclaiming Language & Culture is representative of honoring and

acknowledging our ancestral lineage. This piece is in the private collection of

the Mexican Fine Arts & Museum, Chicago, IL.

A special acknowledgment to Ian Levine

at the Apple Store in downtown

San Francisco for his technical support during the development of this website and

a shout out to his predecessor

Christine Ancalmo who passed on the necessary skills that paved the way for its creation.

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Website funded by the support of The Christensen Fund

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