Centro Cultural Aztlan is proud to present FLOR Y CORAZON; an exhibition featuring two local San Antonio Artists, brothers Mario Garza and Jorge Garza.
“Flor y Corazon” is concept exhibition by local artists Mario Garza and Jorge Garza. This will be a first for the city of San Antonio in that this will be an hermanosGarza exhibit. Brothers Jorge Garza and Mario Garza grew up in the east side of San Antonio and took an interest in art at a very early age; and have both had major exhibitions in San Antonio and in Austin.
Jorge Garza shares, “Throughout my entire career I’ve worked both representationally and non-representationally. Both styles are connected through composition and expression. My years spent as an art educator allowed me to explore a variety of media and techniques. Currently I am focusing in three distinct directions: landscape/seascape/skyscapes of Texas, numbers and text, and non-secular work. It is recent pieces of my non-secular work that I present in this exhibit. My personal spiritual reflection, my Hispanic background, and travel experiences are the inspiration for my non-secular work.” The body of work in this exhibit are selections from two recent non-secular series: the” Diosito, La Virgen y Otros Santos : Series B” and the” Oaxacan Landscape Series”.
Mario Garza shares, “As a visual artist, I strive to produce paintings that evoke a sense of being and an awareness of the life that surrounds us. I provide a representational to abstract glimpse of life that is filled with movement and bright and bold colors. My desire is to paint these images by using a variety of mediums in an abstract, modern and contemporary style. My paintings are my personal interpretations of life, emotions and energy. My desire is to create reverberant, deep-toned, luminous paintings that utilize color, light and balance that are an expression and ignite the imagination. My recent floral series was influenced by Cezanne’s still life’s. Considered to be the “Father of Modern Art” his floral works and studies moved me to see the beauty that is a “Flower” and create these floral pieces in an impressionistic, abstract, neo expressionistic style.
Flor y Corazón captures our Mexican heritage culture and embraces the symbolic “Prayer, Milagros y Flores”. For centuries the Mexican culture has embraced symbolic prayer and the use of holy relics, Milagros,and flowers to show their love and respect for their loved ones and their rich religious beliefs.
Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through Friday, June 28, 2019 Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
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 is celebrating 42 years of existence with free community event entitled El Gran Dia de los Artistas that will take place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 from 12-6PM. We seeking artists and vendors for this upcoming event that promises to be an expolosion of creativity in the Deco District, showcasing live music, poetry, dance, art demonstrations, art exhibits, and live painting.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting celebration, please download fill out the application here and join the fun!
Thanks and we are looking forward to hearing from you!