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Annual Superhero Exhibit and Contest

2015superhero finalposterOur annual Superhero Exhibition is designed for students from kinder to 12th grade to create artwork that is based on Real-Life Heroes, Comic Book Art, Anime, Mythological Figures, or a positive role model they know and admire. The project also introduces students to a broad range of artistic techniques encouraging them to explore their own creative skills and ideas.  Student artwork is displayed in the center’s gallery exposing them to their first exhibition space and enabling parents to get involved in their child’s education.   Prizes are presented to  the 1st and second winners of each grade during an award reception on May 7th from 12-3PM.

Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents:

Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan

New Paintings by Andy Villarreal

Opening Reception:  Friday April 8, 2016

Andy A. Villarreal.smIndigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan is the latest exhibition of paintings by Andy A. Villarreal that opens on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Centro Cultural Aztlan with a reception for the artist. His collection of new works depicts his laborious history as a painter and continues to evolve through a lifetime of experiences that combines Indigenous cultures of varying times and places. Andy creates an energetic visual dialog that transforms the viewer into another realm; one that includes history, mythology of signs and symbols from ancient cultures. “My work crosses cultures, portrays the human condition, the struggles, the harmony, the social injustice, and the celebration of life”. Viewers are invited to share in his cultural experiences and draw their own interpretations.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be on view through the end of April.

Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market

As part of the annual On/Off Fredricksburg Road Studio Tour, February 20-21, 2016 Centro Cultural Aztlan will present 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 artist, including  live painting and body art demonstration  by Death from a Brush.

Segundo de Febrero Exhibit

Centro Cultural Aztlan has produced and presented the annual Segundo de Febrero exhibit in an effort to preserve Mexican American history and culture. This exhibit commemorates the 168th anniversary of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the ending of the U.S. Mexican war, and the redistribution of a border creating a new bicultural citizenry with a new consciousness of Mexican American dual identity, history and traditions.

Lead Artist and Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, along with local and regional artists and poets honor the diverse contributions of Mexican Americans in the Arts and other fields with a group exhibition.

Participating artists include: Lillie Baltazar, Graciela Barraza-Vega, Maria R. Chavez, Cindy Dire, Jose Esquivel, Sandra Estrada, Rosa Flores Fernandez, Antonio Garcia, Juan J. Garza, Sandra Gonzalez, Clemente Guzman, Jeffrey Hull, Art Koenig, Lupe “Spike” Muñoz, Alexandra Nelipa, Israel Rico, Raul Servín, Victor Tello, Javier Ramon Vasquez, Joe R. Villarreal, Stephanie Zapata and Dolores Zapata Murff.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is on view throughout the month of February and during the scheduled hours of the On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour on February 20-21, 2016.
Viewing hours are M-F 9AM-5PM.

Opening Reception Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6PM-9PM