Monarchs and Marigolds
Centro Cultural Aztlan presents Monarchs and Marigolds with Don Nuñez.
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.
Video Premiere: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7PM
Video presentation will be on our website, Facebook and YouTube indefinitely.
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.
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. ...