Celeste De Luna is an artist/printmaker originally from the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Celeste is a self-taught printmaker whose work includes large-scale woodcut prints and fabric installation. A long time educator of over 15 years in public schools and higher education, she is an enthusiastic home cook. Celeste’s grapefruit pie recipe was published in the book “Don’t Count the Tortillas” by Adan Medrano and she appears in his 2021 film Truly Texas Mexican advocating for traditional food, street vendors, and Tejano culture. Currently, she lives in San Antonio, works out of her home studio, Metztli Press, and teaches at Northwest Vista College. “A true daughter of the borderlands, her art celebrates the quotidian and the exceptional on the border,” writes indigenous studies professor Ines Hernandez-Avila. Celeste has been awarded residencies, fellowships, & grants from Vermont Studio Center, ArtplaceAmerica, a Blade of Grass, Santa Fe Art Institute Artist Residency and recently showed her work in Vancouver, Canada.

The cover art is called “Culebra Azul” Woodcut on paper, 24 x36” 2023
Support the artist at http://www.celestedeluna.com/

Her work is currently on view at Centro Cultural Aztlan and will premiere this weekend at El Gran Dia de Los Artistas on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Centro Cultural Aztlan was incorporated in June of 1977 and celebrates their 46th Anniversary by inviting you to mark this significant milestone and celebrate over four decades of presenting valuable arts programs to the San Antonio community.

Photo Captions:

“Sky” Woodcut on paper, 24 x36” 2023

“Healing Borderland Hand” Linocut on paper, ” 2022