Joe Lopez- Momentos en Tiempo/Moments in Time

Centro Cultural Aztlan is delighted to present Joe Lopez with a new exhibition titled Momentos en Tiempo/Moments in Time. This will be Joe Lopez first exhibit in over three years. Lopez was to have an opening at Freight Gallery (the original Gallista building) when Covid hit the scene and the exhibit was unfortunately cancelled. Now, after three and a half years his art will be featured in a solo exhibition at Centro Cultural Aztlan. Paintings for the exhibit capture the everyday lived experiences, identities, relationships, spiritual life and hard work of people whose lives are not often in mainstream cultural representation. Lopez was born in 1945 in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in a small neighborhood known as “El Barrio Escondido” on the Northside of town. “Although we were looked down on, we were extremely proud of who we were ...Mexicanos Americanos/Chicanos, I hope to bring joy and pride to all those who attend. I hope they can see their experiences reflected in my paintings.”says Lopez. Of Lopez ‘s art, Malena Gonzalez-Cid simply says “ Joe Lopez’s art honors the common man.” Momentos en Tiempo/Moments in Time will open on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 6-9PM in the Galeria Expresion at 1800 Fredericksburg Road #103. Music performance by Manolo “Mano” Martinez. Light refreshments provided by Los Laureles Café. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through April 27th, 2023. Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, except for Holidays.

15th Annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present our annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market an indoor/outdoor artisan market of fine-crafts, paintings and wearable art by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists.
The Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market gives our local artists an affordable venue in which to sell their works of art and provides visitors the opportunity to meet and greet the artists and artisans. Presenting their “spring line”, artists and artisans are sure to bring the newest trends and colors of the season. Participating vendors include: Adriana Netro, Debi Lively, Michael Villanueva, Malu Moreno, Carol Perez, Angelica Mayorga, Martin Emmanuel Rangel, Noe Garza, Gricelda Nill, Elliott Treviño, Angelina Pliego and Alicia Zavala Galvan. Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market will be open in conjunction with the 15th Annual On/Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour on Saturday, March 25 and 26, 2023 from 12am-6pm. Visitors can stroll through the Deco Building’s breezeway and Centro Cultural Aztlan Galeria Expresion and view our current exhibit 14th annual Mujeres de Aztlan exhibition: Rise, Speak, Act. This year’s exhibition focuses on social issues facing women, including reproductive justice, working conditions, access, identity, and other relevant issues of today. We selected artwork that addresses women’s experiences, struggles, roles, and contributions as creators, supporters, change-makers, nurturers, and more. Artists are encouraged to express their unique perspectives on diverse social issues. The Lead Artist for this exhibition is Sarah Shore. Participating Artists include: Lead Artist: Sarah Shore. Santa Barraza, Kim Bishop, Anel Flores, Angelica Gomez Mayorga, Norma Jean Moore, Gricelda C. Nill, Denise Perez, Lenise Perez-Miller, Savannah Rust, Sarah Sharp, Ethel Shipton, Monica Walker, Angela Weddle and Liliana Wilson.