Centro Cultural Aztlan is delighted to present Joe Lopez with a new exhibition titled Momentos en Tiempo/Moments in Time. This will be Joe Lopez’s first exhibit in over three years. Lopez was to have an opening at Freight Gallery (the original Gallista building) when Covid hit the scene and the exhibit was unfortunately canceled. Now, after three and a half years his art will be featured in a solo exhibition at Centro Cultural Aztlan. Paintings for the exhibit capture the everyday lived experiences, identities, relationships, spiritual life and hard work of people whose lives are not often in mainstream
cultural representation. Lopez was born in 1945 in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in a small neighborhood known as “El Barrio Escondido” on the Northside of town. “Although we were looked down on, we were extremely proud of who we were …Mexicanos Americanos/Chicanos, I hope to bring joy and pride to all those who attend. I hope they can see their experiences reflected in my paintings.”says Lopez. Of Lopez‘s art, Malena Gonzalez-Cid simply says “ Joe Lopez’s art honors the common man.”
Momentos en Tiempo/Moments in Time will open on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 6-9PM in the Galeria Expresion at 1800 Fredericksburg Road #103. Music performance by Manolo “Mano” Martinez.
Light refreshments provided by Los Laureles Café.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through April 27th, 2023. Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, except for Holidays.
Centro Cultural Aztlan is a community-based organization with a mission to preserve, develop and promote Chicana/o, Latina/o art and culture. The center presents an array of cultural activities that encourages and supports artistic creativity, preserves our local heritage, and makes the arts more widely available to residents of all backgrounds, ages and interests.
For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan M-TH, 10:00am to 4:00pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103.