Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present the 41stannual Segundo de Febrero exhibition. This year, Centro Aztlan’s exhibition is entitled, “Borrando Fronteras,” Erasing Borders.
Centro Cultural Aztlan has produced and presented the annual Segundo de Febrero exhibit since 1978 in an effort to preserve Mexican American history and culture. This exhibit commemorates the 171stanniversary of the signing 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, culture, and traditions.
The inspiration for this year’s show—Borrando Fronteras—is the lasting effects of the broken treaty, especially the creation of new borders and the lasting effects it has had on Latinos/as/xs, Chicanos/as/xs, and indigenous peoples. Inspiration from past and present events will result in a visual dialog of Chicano/a/x, Latino/a/x, and indigenous identity; and a reflection of the sentiment toward border issues and current events.
Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pmfor light refreshments, music by El Tallercito de Son, Juan y Armando Tejada, plus a special ethno-drama by Los Inocentes showcasing the life of Juana Navarro. Free and open to the entire community.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Thursday, February 28, 2019 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Participating artists include:
David Blancas, Sarah Castillo, Rosa Flores Fernandez, Ana Hernandez, Rhys Munro, Jason Eric Gonzalez Martinez, Jessica Gonzales, Maria Jessica Alvarado, Doroteo Albert Garza, Rudy Herrera, Robert Wilkens, Guadalupe “Spike” Muñoz, Abigail Marquez, Angelica Mayorga Gomez, Mary Agnes Rodriguez, Raul Servin, Gloria Sanchez Hart, Nancy Klapp, Israel Rico, Mario Garza, and more.
For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan M-F, 9am to 5pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.
Centro Cultural Aztlan presents:
Vuelo de Mariposas Open Studios and Spring Market
Deco Building and Galeria Expresion
Saturday and Sunday February 16-17, 2019
In addition to El Segundo de Febrero exhibition, Centro Cultural
Aztlan presents our annual Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market, open studios with featured artists and an artisan market of fine-crafts, paintings and wearable art by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists.
The Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market gives local artists an affordable venue in which to sell their works of art and provides visitors the opportunity to meet and greet the artists and artisans. Several of the Borrando Fronteras exhibition artists will host open studios, including live painting and printmaking.
Visitors can stroll through the Deco Building’s breezeway and sidewalks to find artists having craft and jewelry demonstrations, hands-on activities, and live art painting. Presenting their “spring line,” artists and artisans are sure to bring the newest trends and colors of the season!
Visitors are also invited to participate in a FREE community workshop in traditional Mexican Son Jarocho music, presented by El Tallercito de Son SATX on Sunday, February 17, from 3:00-4:00pm.
Live body painting demonstration by Oscar Galvan, details coming soon!
Vuelo de Mariposas Spring Market is open as a part Centro Cultural Aztlan’s 41st Segundo de Febrero Exhibition, Borrando Fronteras, on Saturday , February 16, 2019, from 11am to 5pm, and Sunday, February 17, 2019 from noon to 5pm.
Artists, Artisans, and Vendors include:
Israel Rico, Nuevo Huevo, Debi Lively, Nancy de la Cerda, Rachel Valdez, Tereza Gonzalez, Blas Hernandez, Irma Ochoa, Corine Rodriguez, Angelina Pliego, Shari B. Collins, Victor Tello, Jesse Sauceda, Alicia Zavala Galvan, Yolanda O. Reyes, y muchos mas!