Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity

Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity is a visual art exhibition highlighting the contributions of Chicano artists who have been active since the start of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition will be on display at Centro de Artes from February 13 to June 28, 2020. Out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, a cohort of talented Mexican-American artists emerged in San Antonio, Texas. Excluded from mainstream galleries and museums, these artists began to organize their own groups, exhibitions, and galleries, interweaving their shared artistic aspirations with commentaries on the social movements of the time. Many were employed as commercial artists, graphic designers, and sign painters. However, their passion was for fine art. Together, they opened new doors for one another and for future generations, and entered into an uncharted exploration of Chicano art, politics, and identity. The exhibition titled Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity focuses on three of the underrepresented artists central to the early Chicano arts movement in San Antonio – Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño. All three artists were members of Con Safo, San Antonio’s first Chicano arts collective. This exhibition will focus on their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. This exhibition also marks the first public showing of Jesse Almazan’s work since his death in 2002. Jesse’s wife, Maggie Almazan, has loaned her collection and archives for the exhibition.Centro Cultural Aztlan is the curator of the Los Maestros exhibition. The organization’s Executive Director, Malena Gonzalez-Cid, began developing plans for the exhibition in 2018 through a series of interviews with the featured artists. Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in 1977 and has been serving San Antonio for 43 years with a mission of preserving, developing and promoting Chicano and Latino art and culture.

“San Anto on the Rise”

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="1240"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

“Stiches” Raul Servin

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="1241"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

“Flor y Corazon” Mario Garza & Jorge Garza

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="1237"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

Rural Charm

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="1234"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

The Egg as an Object D’ Art

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="874"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

“Generations Past, Present, and Future” Ruth Leonela Buentello & Valerie Chagolla

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="21" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan celebrates International Women’s Day and Month with GENERATIONS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE; an exhibition featuring local San Antonio women Ruth Buentello and Valerie Chagolla. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="16" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Since 1911 each year on March 8th, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year, Centro Aztlan is highlighting the cultural and artistic contribution of two local women artists whose artwork highlights family and community generations of past, present, and future. [/ms_heading] Opening Reception: [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Friday, March 8, 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="12" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Friday, March 29, 2019 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="5:00PM-9:00PM: Generations Past, present, and Future" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="closed"] Join us at the opening reception on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm for light refreshments, and a very special Flor y Canto featuring poetry by local women and music by FORGED IN FIRE featuring Sabrina Lopez. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Featured Artist: Ruth Leonela Buentello" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Ruth Leonela Buentello is a visual artist and arts educator whose practice is rooted in painting but often bridges other disciplines, including community arts, and collaborative installations. Her work centers on representations of Latinx working class communities. She received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and is a recipient of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant. From 2009- 2015 she founded and participated in the Mas Rudas collective in collaboration with like-minded Chicana artists. Through Mas Rudas her work has evolved to explore the socio-cultural examinations of Chican@ identity, cultural representations of gender, and the co-optation of Chican@/Tejan@/Latin@ history and culture. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Featured Artist: Valerie Chagolla" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Valerie Chagolla, a San Antonio native of Mexican decent, creates modern-day and pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican scenes of everyday life using oils. Each one of her unique paintings captures her profound visions of the past and present. Times of past generations are crucial to our future, and should not be forgotten. Chagolla captures the essence of generational knowledge through her works of art. Through her paintings, Chagolla aims to influence people of all ages, young and old, to seek truth in their past—to never forget where they come from, and to never lose sight of where they are going. [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [foogallery id="1235"] [ms_divider style="normal" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] [the-post-grid id="1302" title="Galeria_postgrid"] [ms_divider style="back_to_top" align="center" width="100%" margin_top="15" margin_bottom="15" border_size="1" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider]

Dia de los Muertos

[ms_row] [ms_column style="3/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="600" font_size="24" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 42nd annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, Altares y Ofrendas, with even más cultura this year, Día de los Muertos on the Old Spanish Trail. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="18" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Centro Aztlan’s authentic, community driven exhibition features unique altares made by local artists to honor family and community members who are no longer with us. Community artists are invited to create altares, helping to facilitate a dialogue that examines the history and traditions of this cultural celebration. This event illustrates the artistic, cultural, and religious facets of this popular pre-Columbian Mexican tradition where death is seen as a natural part of life and this reality is approached with humor a celebration of life. Photographs of loved ones passed grace altars as well as offerings of food, marigolds, incense, candles, and other traditional offerings.[/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="34" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Saturday, November 2nd 2019 [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [ms_column style="2/5" align="left" class="" id=""] [ms_flip_box direction="horizontal" front_paddings="1" front_background="#666666" front_color="#ffffff" back_paddings="1" back_background="#666666" back_color="#ffffff" class="" id=""]|||[/ms_flip_box] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="600" font_size="14" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Altares y Ofrendas Exhibition runs through November 15, Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m.
Artist Installations on The Old Spanish Trail runs through October 28-November 8, 2019. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="12Noon - 5PM - Art Installations and Altares on The Old Spanish Trail" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Since 1977, Centro Cultural has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Día de los Muertos Celebration, paying tribute to this ancient tradition. In addition to Centro Aztlan’s traditional celebration and exhibition in the gallery from 6-10pm, beginning at 12 noon visitors are invited to Día de Los Muertos on The Old Spanish Trail, which has recently been designated as a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Local artists have been paired with businesses along The Old Spanish Trail from the Deco HEB on Fredericksburg at Hildebrand, to North Flores and W. Elmira. At 5pm, we invited the local community and visitors to meet in the parking lot of the Deco HEB for our Día de Los Muertos procession. Join Centro Aztlan, local artists, musicians, and the community in your Día de los Muertos regalia, and don’t forget to bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. Enjoy pan de muerto, ponche de frutas, and other treats as you shop for special Día de los Muertos creations from some of San Antonio’s most talented artists, artisans, and crafters in our “Avenida de los Artesanos”. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="5PM - Procession from Deco HEB to Centro Cultural Aztlan" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] Community is invited to wear their traditional Día de los Muertos regalia and bring offerings for Centro Aztlan's Community Altar. [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="6-10PM - Music by Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, Juan & Armando Tejeda, I Ching Gatos, and Volcán!" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"] This year, Centro Aztlan is excited to have an outdoor stage with live music featuring students from Network for Young Artists, El Tallercito de Son, I Ching Gatos, Juan & Armando Tejada, y Volcán! Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite too! Food Trucks will be serving up local eats and treats! [/ms_accordion_item] [ms_accordion_item title="Participating Artist Include:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="open"] Kim Bishop, Luis Valderas, Raul Servin, Adan Hernandez, Laurel Gibson, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, Alexa “Sasha” Nelipa, Garrett Mormando, Andy Villareal, Anel Flores will be creating an altar for Gene Elder. Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Maria Chavez Vasquez, Kathleen Trenchard, Henry De Leon, Naradi, Coco Costello, Lauri Garcia Jones, Justin Scheider and his students, Victor Tello, Melanie Lira, Chel Delaney, Hector Garza, Dolores Zapata Merff, Don Nuñez, Petra del Sol Eubanks, Emily Blase, Alejandro Flores, Priscilla Reyna-Ovalle, Lynn Maverick Denzer, Nancy Oakly Klapp, y más! [/ms_accordion_item] [/ms_accordion]

El Huevo a show at Galleria Expression a Post

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