SEGUNDO DE FEBRERO
El Segundo de Febrero exhibit is a historical and educational exhibit that commemorates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The signing of the Treaty on February 2, 1848, ended the Mexico/U.S. War and began what has now been 168 years of peace between the two countries. The Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty also established the new American southwest and the Mexican American Community.
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.
This year’s participating artists include:
David Blancas, Sarah Castillo, Rosa Fernandez, Ana Hernandez, Rhys Munro, Jason Eric Gonzalez Martinez, Jessica Gonzales, Maria Jessica Alvarado, Doroteo Albert Garza, Rudy Herrera, Jeff Hull, Abigail Marquez, Angelica Mayorga Gomez, Mary Agnes Rodriguez, Raul Servin, Gloria Sanchez Hart, Nancy Klapp, Israel Rico, Mario Garza, and more.
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 16-17, 2019.
Viewing hours are M-F 9AM-5PM.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Exhibit on view until Feb. 28, 2019