Day of the Dead Stamp Unveiling by the United States Postal Service

[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="30" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is delighted to announce that we have been selected to host the unveiling of the first ever Day of the Dead Stamp by the United States Postal Service. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="20" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Since 1977, Centro The new stamps were designed and illustrated by artist Luis Fitch. Antonio Alcalá was the art director. The stamps are the first of their kind to be issued by the United States Postal Service to mark this annual cultural celebration. This is a great honor for Centro Cultural Aztlan, acknowledging our history as the first organization in San Antonio to celebrate this centuries-old tradition. Please join us for this memorable occasion on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. in our gallery located at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103. Let’s celebrate our community, our heritage, and our cultural traditions! Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to partner with the United States Postal Service for this historic and momentous occasion. As you may know, since 1977, Centro Cultural Aztlan has welcomed tourists and residents to take part in one of the biggest and oldest Dia de los Muertos celebrations in San Antonio, paying tribute to our ancestors and to this special tradition. In recent years, Dia de los Muertos has caught on in the United States as a festive and increasingly popular celebration for all ages. In addition to the unveiling of the Day of Dead Stamp, attendees will have an opportunity to glimpse this year’s Dia de los Muertos Altares y Ofrendas exhibit installations, created by community members and local artists. They include: Hector Garza, Henry De Leon, Elizabeth Hernandez, The Negrete Family, and Don Nuñez. These new stamps and special edition postcards will be available for sale during the event. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="50" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="4" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="24" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="2" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]

Monarchs and Marigolds

[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="30" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan presents Monarchs and Marigolds with Don Nuñez. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="20" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]Since 1977, Centro Cultural Aztlan has opened its doors to tourists and residents to take part in the biggest and oldest Dia de los Muertos Celebration paying tribute to this centuries-old tradition. This year, as we get ready to convert our gallery into a giant installation that is filled with altares, ofrendas, cempazuchitl (marygolds), photos of loved ones, candles and more, we wanted to share two easy projects you can use for your own Dia de los Muertos altar or to decorate your home or office. Join us in a virtual presentation Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7pm, as Artist Don Nuñez makes it easy for us to learn the basics in creating paper or vinyl marigolds and paper-maché Butterflies; Two very significant and meaningful components of the Dia de los Muertos celebration. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="50" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="4" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="24" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="2" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Video Premiere: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7PM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentroCulturalAztlan/ and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwMXA110JIVCskeaxtjEmg [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="40" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="0" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] [/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=""] [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="18" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Video presentation will be on our website, Facebook and YouTube indefinitely. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] [ms_accordion_item title="About Don Nuñez:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"]Don Nuñez was born in Corpus Christi and raised in San Benito Texas. He holds a BA in Art from A&I University, and has a master’s in Fine Arts from Texas A&M Kingsville. Don studied ballet folklórico at Bellas Artes in Mexico City, where he was certified as a Maestro. He is a former dancer with the Royal Ballet Company in Canada, and spent time on Broadway in New York City with Ballet Folklórico de México. Don later became an art and dance teacher for youth grades K-12 in schools and private studios. In 1998, Don helped start the Ballet Folklórico program at the Edgewood ISD Fine Arts Academy, where he was devoted to his students for nearly 20 years. Now retired, he focuses his artwork on the rich cultura here in San Antonio and South Texas. Don continues to create art through installations, costume design, and set design. [/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] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="18" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Here is a sample of some of Don's artwork:[/ms_heading] [foogallery id="2123"] [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]

29th Annual Superhero Exhibit (virtual)

[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="30" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="5" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its 29th annual Superhero Exhibit and Contest! [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="20" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""]This virtual exhibition is open to any students 6 to 18 years of age, from pre-kinder to High School.  We asked students to identify a positive role model in their lives and create a drawing, illustration, painting, or sculpture of their Superhero.  The key word and subject of this contest is “Super Heroes”, who the students consider as positive role models in their school, community, or home.  Special attention was be given to creativity and originality on the subject.  Artwork is open to any media. High School Student's gallery Exhibition runs through May 25th, Monday-Thursday, 10AM-4PM. We recommend calling 210-432-1986 to schedule a viewing. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="50" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="4" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="24" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="2" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Video Premiere: Friday, May 28th, 2021 7PM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentroCulturalAztlan/live/ and YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZWLfhofxT50 [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="40" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="0" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] [/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=""] [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="18" margin_top="10" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Video presentation and virtual gallery will be on our website, Facebook and YouTube permanently. [/ms_heading] [/ms_column] [/ms_row] [ms_accordion style="boxed" type="2" class="" id=""] Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to adapt our exhibition and opening reception. All the artwork entered will be displayed in a virtual gallery on Facebook and on our website (BELOW).  All of the High School student's work and special honorable mentions from each school will be featured on a virtual presentation on a video on Facebook and YouTube. [ms_accordion_item title="2021 Participating Schools:" color="#666666" background_color="" close_icon="" open_icon="" status="close"]Adams Elementary, Col. Miguel Menchaca Early Learning Center, Columbia Heights Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Gallardo Elementary, Jerry D. Allen Elementary, Rayburn Elementary, Shulze Elementary, Vestal Elementary and East Central High School. [/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="1628"] [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]

Call for Proposals: Cultural Virtual Programming

[ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="24" margin_top="5" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] In an effort to support local San Antonio Latino/a, Chicano/a, and indigenous artists during this time, Centro Cultural Aztlan is requesting proposals for virtual programming from artists, with a stipend of $200-300 per project. We are currently looking for 13 projects. Call for proposals for local San Antonio artists to present their artwork virtually via live-streaming, a pre-recorded video, an artist talk, and other virtual works of art that can be presented via video (live or pre-recorded). All artwork must aligns with the mission of Centro Cultural Aztlan, and be appropriate for families with children of all ages. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="400" font_size="18" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="10" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] Examples: live-streaming painting classes, art for youth, poetry, dance, music, artist talks, a video montage of a body of work, teatro, on Centro Cultural Aztlan’s Facebook/Instagram. These are but a few examples, and Centro Cultural Aztlan is looking forward to supporting artists with innovative and engaging projects during this time of social distancing and stay at home time. Proposals should be at least two paragraphs long, and no more than 1 page. In addition to proposals, please send an artist statement and/or artist bio, and at least 3 samples of your work that is related to your virtual programming proposal. Note: Centro Cultural Aztlan can help facilitate—at a very limited capacity, ideally all these projects are completed entirely by the artist—a variety of projects. You will need to include your needs in your proposal. [/ms_heading] [ms_heading style="none" color="" border_color="" text_align="left" font_weight="500" font_size="18" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="5" border_width="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE EMAILED BY 11:59pm[/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="0" responsive_text="yes" class="" id=""] ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020! [/ms_heading] [ms_promo_box style="boxed" border_color="#fdd200" border_width="1" border_position="left" background_color="#f5f5f5" button_color="" button_link="" button_icon="" button_text="" button_text_color="#ffffff" class="" id="virgen_apply"]
EMAIL PROPOSALS, INCLUDING ATTACHMENTS, TO:
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“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]

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]