Provided by Centro Cultural Aztlan
“Am I not here who am your
-Coatlaxopeuh to Cuauhtlatuohac, (Juan Diego) 1531
On the hill of Tepeyac
On December 12, 1531, on a hill called Tepeyac in Mexico, a middle age Indian named Juan Diego saw a vision of a lady whose garments gleamed of light, color and splendor. She spoke in the native tongue of the Aztecs. It is said that she summoned Juan Diego to tell the Spanish Priests to build her a temple at the site where she had been worshiped by the Aztecs and known by her people as Tonanzin, mother of the Gods and of the Earth.
Every year on this day Centro Cultural Aztlan produces and presents an annual Celebracion a la Virgen de Guadalupe With one of the most beautiful exhibits of it’s kind. In addition to exploring this secular icon and its significance in the Latin American community, visitors can experience this phenomenon through a visual narrative showcasing a myriad of artistic representations by some of San Antonio’s most noted artists. This exhibition is the oldest and most revered featuring La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme.
This year, we are bringing back the in-person gallery exhibit! Save the date and make plans to attend and view the beautiful artwork from over 20 artists and shop from our Artesanos in the Breezeway.
Sunday, December 12, 3-6PM. Enjoy traditional tamales and other fixings during our annual “Posada”.
More art in dedication of la Celebración A La Virgen De Guadalupe can be seen on page 16.
Cover Art By Hector Garza