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    Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan. Exhibition by Andy A. Villarreal

    Presented by at Centro Cultural Aztlan

    April 8 - April 29, 2016

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    Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan. Exhibition by Andy A. Villarreal

    Centro Cultural Aztlan presents: Andy Villarreal in “Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan”

    “Indigenous Jaguar spirits from the Yucatan” is the latest exhibition of paintings by Andy Villarreal during his laborious history as an artist. His collection of paintings has evolved into a lifetime of experiences and social and personal archetypes that are expressed through his emotional paint strokes and vivid colors. Inspired by Meso-American culture, beliefs and mythology, Andy creates an energetic visual dialog that transforms the viewer into another realm; the realm of animals, symbols and colors derived from an indigenous spirit that becomes a tangible ceremony.

    Having been a participant of over 149 exhibits during his artistic career, Andy’s expressive bold stokes and colors have found their way into many collector’s hands. From Cheech Marin to the former president of Mexico, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, from Apple Computer Corporation in Austin, to Coronel Waleed Hassan in Medina, Saudi Arabia, his paintings and their message have traveled through many miles and have captured the interest of countless minds. Andy Villarreal’s illustrious Art Instructor career spans more than 26 years in San Antonio. Currently teaching at University of Incarnate Word, the Alamo Community College district, and Inspire Community Fine Art Center, Andy has taught Art Appreciation, Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Mixed Media Collage and Design to kids and adults.


    He received his bachelor degree in Art from Corpus Christi State University and his MFA in Arizona State University.

    The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed until April 29, 2016. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Artist Statement:
    My background as a North American, a Texan and a Hispanic male forms my aesthetics. Personal experiences and trips to the East and West coasts, the Southwest, Mexico and Yucatan and Europe enrich the themes in my work. The Mexican culture is a major source of inspiration to me and has become more prominent in my work of the past fifteen years. The intensity of my work derives from my pride and feelings towards my culture. Indigenous cultures are also a driving force in my work. The Indigenous peoples of varying times and places interact in my work. My work crosses cultures, portrays the human condition, the struggles, the harmony, the social injustice, and the celebration of life. Ongoing themes in my work combine history, mythology, and religion, past and present, real and contrived. The details of life, sex, violence, and humor join to enrich scenes of both normal and unusual activities. My work emphasizes these intense social and cultural content as well as formal and contemporary aesthetic elements. My work includes various architectures of signs and symbols from ancient civilizations. Viewers are invited to share my cultural experiences and draw their own interpretations.


    Centro Cultural Aztlan

    1800 Fredericksburg Rd.
    San Antonio, TX 78201

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    FREE


    General Day and Time Info:

    Opening reception, Friday, April 8, 2016. 6-9PM.



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    • Event Name: Indigenous Jaguar Spirits from the Yucatan. Exhibition by Andy A. Villarreal
      "Amazing exhibit!"
      Comment posted by: Guest from USA, Apr 08, 2016

      Amazing exhibit!

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