- 0101.February.Saturdayhttp://www.centroaztlan.org/archives/event/el-segundo-de-febrero-172-years-of-continuing-history1800 Fredericksburg Road, suite 103. San Antonio TX 782011800 Fredericksburg Road, suite 103. San Antonio TX 78201
Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present the 42nd annual Segundo de Febrero exhibition. This year, Centro Aztlan’s exhibition is entitled, El Segundo de Febrero, 172 years of Continuing History.
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 172nd anniversary 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—172 Years of Continuing History—is the lasting effects of the broken treaty, the creation of new borders and the lasting effects it has had on our History as 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 continuing history of a bicultural people.
Join us at the opening reception on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 6:00-9:00pm for light refreshments and live music by Juan y Armando Tejeda. Free and open to the entire community.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Friday, February 28, 2020 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Participating artists include:
Lead artist: Antonio Garcia
Featured artists: Andrea Garcia, Robert Wilkens, Rene Porter, Sara Soriano, Alisha Ritualo, Sara Jean Shore, Jimmy Rodriguez, Angela Swensen, Jovelle Rauschhuer, Veronica Venegas, Omar Paz, Rodolfo Gomez, Amber Gann, Jerry Gann , John Bost, Paul Niendorff, Noe Garza, Gerardo Saenz, Sylvia L. Delagarza, Angelica G. Mayorga, Albert Garcia, Osvaldo Orta, Israel Rico, and more.
- 1313.February.Thursdayhttp://www.centroaztlan.org/archives/event/los-maestros-early-explorers-of-chicano-identityCentro De Artes101 Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio TX 78207
Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity is a visual art exhibition highlighting the contributions of Chicano artists who have been active since the start of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement in the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition will be on display at Centro de Artes from February 13 to June 28, 2020.
Out of the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, a cohort of talented Mexican-American artists emerged in San Antonio, Texas. Excluded from mainstream galleries and museums, these artists began to organize their own groups, exhibitions, and galleries, interweaving their shared artistic aspirations with commentaries on the social movements of the time. Many were employed as commercial artists, graphic designers, and sign painters. However, their passion was for fine art. Together, they opened new doors for one another and for future generations, and entered into an uncharted exploration of Chicano art, politics, and identity.
The exhibition titled Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity focuses on three of the underrepresented artists central to the early Chicano arts movement in San Antonio – Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño. All three artists were members of Con Safo, San Antonio’s first Chicano arts collective. This exhibition will focus on their unique contributions and histories as individual artists. This exhibition also marks the first public showing of Jesse Almazan’s work since his death in 2002. Jesse’s wife, Maggie Almazan, has loaned her collection and archives for the exhibition.Centro Cultural Aztlan is the curator of the Los Maestros exhibition. The organization’s Executive Director, Malena Gonzalez-Cid, began developing plans for the exhibition in 2018 through a series of interviews with the featured artists. Centro Cultural Aztlan was founded in 1977 and has been serving San Antonio for 43 years with a mission of preserving, developing and promoting Chicano and Latino art and culture.
- 2222.February.Saturdayhttp://www.centroaztlan.org/archives/event/vuelo-de-mariposas-spring-market-31800 Fredericksburg Road, suite 103. San Antonio TX 782011800 Fredericksburg Road, suite 103. San Antonio TX 78201
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!
Join us on Saturday and Sunday February 22-23, 2020 from 12:00pm-6:00pm!