El Gran Dia de los Artistas

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Dia de los Artistas! In celebration of our 47th anniversary, Centro Cultural Aztlan presents El Gran Día de los Artistas on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. This free indoor community event features live music and poetry performances, an artisan market, and fine art exhibits. Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in June of 1977, and we invite you to join us in celebrating 47 years of community arts programming in San Antonio. The event features an indoor Artisan market showcasing original and unique works by local artists and artisans Live music performance by Gelina,Liza Ybarra,Armando Martinez, Mi México Ballet Folklórico, Mythica Tribal Dance, and more! Live painting and art demonstrations Live poetry performances by the Jazz Poets of San Antonio The event also features our latest dual exhibition: In Galería Expresión I — Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal, a group exhibition featuring works by:Sergio Angel Ruiz, Richard Arredondo, Rita Maria Contreras, Celeste De Luna, Mónica Estrada-Saldaña, Oscar A. Galván Jr., Noé Garza, Dolores Jarvis, Debi Lively, Armando Martinez, Angelica Mayorga, Angel Moreno, Mauro Murillo, Alexandra Nelipa, Adriana Netro, Denise Pérez, Lenise Pérez-Miller, Kathleen Baker Pittman, Angelina Pliego, Martin Emmanuel Rangel, Raul Servín, Sarah Shore, Anita Valencia, Michael Villanueva, Monica De La Cruz Walker, Robert Wilkens, Liliana Wilson, and Theresa Ybáñez. In Galería Expresión II — The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection by Luis Valderas We hope that you and your family will join us in celebrating this special milestone for our organization and our community! For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.

The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection in our new space! Join Centro Cultural Aztlan for the first ever dual exhibition featuring Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal in Galería Expresión I and The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection, the first exhibit to open in our new gallery space, Galería Expresión II. These two exhibits come together for a stellar experience commemorating cosmic events and exploring our collective cosmology.   Centro Cultural Aztlan is a galactic outpost of Project:MASA (MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists), an ongoing exhibition featuring Chicanx and Latinx artists from San Antonio and South Texas. Project:MASA’s mission is to establish an awareness of outer space as an integral part of the Chicana/o modern mythos, reality and iconography. Rasquachismo and Latinxfuturism energize this exhibition, inviting us to collectively imagine and enact alternative horizons of possibility in which we all thrive juntos. Attendees of prior iterations of this ongoing exhibit were invited to participate in “MASAporte Naturalization Stations” wearing an original cosmic outfit or space suit. The Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection features a series of portraits, or “MASAporte” photos, of attendees wearing their cosmic outfits from the exhibit’s duration. Lead Artist: Luis Valderas   Join us at the opening reception on Friday, June 14, 2024 from 6:00-9:00pm for light refreshments and live music The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Saturday, July 20th, 2024 Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, except during holidays. For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.

Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal

Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal exhibit. Join Centro Cultural Aztlan for the first ever dual exhibition featuring Midsummer Solstice: A Celebration of Life, Balance and Renewal in Galería Expresión I and The Project: MASA Cosmic Couture Portrait Collection, the first exhibit to open in our new gallery space, Galería Expresión II. These two exhibits come together for a stellar experience commemorating cosmic events and exploring our collective cosmology. Each year in June, the Summer Solstice marks the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day and shortest night of the year – Midsummer. The Mayans oriented their sacred sites, like Chichén Itzá, with the cycles of the Sun. Indigenous peoples synchronize their agricultural and ceremonial calendars with these solar cycles. Human beings need to return to these cycles to recuperate harmony and balance with Life. The English word “solstice” comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning “sun standing still,” since at the solstice the sun appears to stand still in its path across the horizon. This mid-point in the sun’s annual movement symbolizes transformation and renewal, or death and rebirth. Artwork in this exhibit is inspired by these themes. Participating artists include: Richard Arredondo, Rita Maria Contreras, Celeste De Luna, Mónica Estrada-Saldaña, Oscar Galvan Jr., Noe Garza, Debi Lively, Angelica Mayorga, Angel Moreno, Alexandra Nelipa, Adriana Netro, Denise Perez, Lenise Perez-Miller, Kathleen Baker Pittman, Angelina Pliego, Martin Emmanuel Rangel, Sergio Angel Ruiz, Raul Servín, Sarah Shore, Anita Valencia, Michael Villanueva, Monica Walker, Robert Wilkens, Liliana Wilson, Theresa Ybáñez, and more.   Join us at the opening reception on Friday, June 14, 2024 from 6:00-9:00pm for light refreshments and live music The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Saturday, July 20th, 2024 Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, except during holidays. For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.