“Am I not here who am your mother”
Coatlaxopeuh to Cuauhtlatuohac, (Juan Diego) 1531 On the hill of Tepeyac
On December 12, 1531, on a hill called Tepeyac in Mexico, a middle age Indian named Juan Diego saw a vision of a lady whose garments gleamed of light, color and splendor. She spoke in the native tongue of the Aztecs. It is said that she summoned Juan Diego to tell the Spanish Priests to build her a temple at the sight where she had been worshiped by the Aztecs and known by her people as Tonanzin, mother of the Gods and of the Earth.
Every year on this day Centro Cultural Aztlan produces and presents an annual Celebracion a la Virgen de Guadalupewith one of the most beautiful exhibits and of it’s kind. In addition to exploring this secular icon and its significance in the Latin American community, visitors can experience this phenomenon through a visual narrative showcasing a myriad of artistic representations by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists. This exhibition is the oldest and most reverend featuring La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view on December 12, 2019 from 6-9pm and from January 6 – January 24, 2019 Monday-Friday, 9am to 5p.m.
The exhibition includes acrylic, oil & watercolor paintings, sculptures and an art market with unique artwork, crafts, and artesanía inspired by La Virgen. Addtionally there will be traditional treats like tamales, buñuelos, champurrado y mas!
Live music by Los Cantares de Mi Tierra and a traditional community Fandango with El Tallercito de Son.
Alexandra Nelipa, Gricelda Nill, Antonio Garcia, Ricardo Hernandez-Marques, Hector Garza, Victor H. de la Fuente, Maria Jessica Alvarado, Priscilla Reyna Ovalle, Le Green Shubert, Frank W. Harris III, Richard Arredondo, Angelica Gomez Mayorga, Luciano Arredondo, Gerardo Saenz, Jorge Sandoval, Merle Mory, Oscar Galván Jr., Israel Rico, Anita Valencia, Dolores Zapata Murff, Omar Paz, Alicia Zavala Galván, Martin Emmanuel Rangel, Esther Guajardo, Christell Rodriguez, Tim Palomera III, Nancy Oakley Klapp, Irma Hernandez, Pearl Sanchez, Stephanie Ramirez, Sarah Shore, Carol Perez, Anthony Saldivar, Christine Saalbach, Yolanda Priego, Angelina Pliego, Elliott Treviño, y mas.
If you are an artists and would like to apply for our fall exhibits you can download the applications here: