Now On View at the 28th Annual “Celebración a la Virgen de
Guadalupe” Exhibit

Artist Statement:

I am a San Antonio native born and raised. I have always loved painting.
As a child with many ideas, I once painted on my parent’s walls and
thinking they would be upset but that led me into further getting inspired.
I had stopped painting for many years can’t explain why I knew I was
creative but I didn’t have the desire. I am a self-taught graphic designer,
and about 6 years ago after my mother passed, I decided to attend a
watercolor class and I found my new inspiration. I started watercolor.
painting, I mostly do Roosters and animals but the Virgen de Guadalupe.
was my mother’s favorite Virgen and I wanted something that I knew
she would Love. The paintings I draw now are mostly in her memory,
butterflies have recently become a spiritual reliever.

Centro Cultural Aztlan is honored to present the 28th Annual Celebración a la Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit. Visitors will explore the significance of the Latin-American cultural icon, La Virgen de Guadalupe, featuring original works of art in acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, and more. This exhibition is the oldest and most revered visual arts program featuring La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme.

Join us at the opening reception Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 6-9pm.
Live music by Juan Cabrera, Armando Martinez and Liza Ybarra!

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on view December 12th-14th, 2023 and January 2nd-18th, 2024, Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The exhibition includes a special art installation by nationally-recognized floral designer, Henry De Leon.

Participating artists include: Richard Arredondo, Zet Baer, Santa Barraza, Celeste DeLuna, Monica Estrada-Saldaña, Oscar A. Galván, Antonio Garcia, Hector Garza, Noe Garza, Cristal Gonzalez, Dolores Gonzales Jarvis, Miguel Gonzales, Frank W. Harris, Irma A. Hernandez, Armando Martinez, Tirzo O. Martinez, Angelica Mayorga, Lucrecia “Gigi” Morales, JD Morera, Alexandra Nelipa, Adriana Netro, Angelina Pliego, Israel Rico, Alfredo L. Rodriguez, Alison Schockner, Raul Servin, Victor Tello, Sonia Villarreal, Eduardo C. Ybarra, and Alicia Zavala Galván.

Virgen de Guadalupe Art Market: In addition to the exhibition opening, an art market featuring local vendors will be available December 12th from 6-9pm. Visitors may purchase unique artwork, crafts, and artesanía inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe and other holiday themes.

For more information, please call Centro Cultural Aztlan Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm at 210-432-1896 or come by Centro Cultural Aztlan’s office located in the Deco Building at 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103;