Community Altars: A Celebration of Life
9.17 – 11.13.2016
Community Altars: A Celebration of Life coincides with the Museum’s 33rd Annual Celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Artists, community groups, and individuals are invited to create commemorative altars to celebrate the lives of both influential figures who served the Austin community, but also loved ones who have passed.
Individuals will create altars that will be displayed in the Mexic-Arte Museum Annex Gallery from September 17 – November 13, 2016 and during the Museum’s Annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 29, 2016.
Día de los Muertos is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday, with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. It is often celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2 (dates vary by region and may be longer) in connection with the Catholic Holy Days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
For many Latin American countries, it is a time to honor and greet the departed as they make their journey back to be with the living each year. These days are a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of life and death. The circle of life, rather than loss and sorrow, is embraced.
Mindful of the day’s historical-religious roots, Mexic-Arte Museum transforms the celebration by mixing popular with traditional materials, sacred with secular objects, personal with social issues, and popular art with contemporary expressions.
Miguel Valenzuela, Juaritos, 2006, Mixed Media. 48" x 96".
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland
9.17 – 11.13.2016
Organized by the Juntos Art Association
Guest Curated by Diana Molina
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland, embodies the landscape and cultural legacy of the U.S./Mexico borderland. The works of art presented are by artists living on and/or informed by the U.S./Mexico Border.
Organized by the Juntos Art Association, the exhibit is laid out thematically to create a visual framework for viewing these artworks, which pertain to socio-political issues, immigration topics, collective memory, philosophical ideals, religious iconography, the environmental landscape, and food culture.
The artistic renditions in this collection provide a regional context by which viewers can reflect upon their own roots, bridge connections to their cultural and environmental landscape, and envision their place within a global community.
The symbolism of a monarch butterfly, papel picado, Cerveza XX, and popular icons like Pancho Villa and La Virgen de Guadalupe are represented in an array of interpretations by JUNTOS artists.
Mesoamerican, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American elements are blended with the modern American cultural terrain and its consumer trends. As modern day interaction is spurred by the Internet, technology allows a person to classify and organize a broad spectrum of motifs— to better comprehend them within their universal historical significance and contribute to the story.
Serving as an external repository of accumulated memory built over the vastness of centuries and continents, these works of art shape a shared regional consciousness of place and time. Strung together, these works synthesize and collide.
Featured Artists: Richard Armendariz, Mark Clark, Antonio Castro, Socorro Diamondstein, Gaspar Enriquez, Mery Godigna Collet, Chris Grijalva-Garcia, Luis Gutierrez, Romy Saenz Hawkins, Wayne Hilton, Benito Huerta, Ilana Lapid w/ Priscilla Garcia, Lydia Limas, Cesar Martinez, Diana Molina, Delilah Montoya, Oscar Moya, Mia Rollow, Kent Rush, Victoria Suescum, and Miguel Valenzuela, and Andy Villarreal.
Mayra Zamora, Ojo Talavera, 2015. 24x24". Acrylic on Panel.
Changarrito with Mayra Zamora
October 1 & 2, 2016
12 noon - 3:00 pm
Zamora was born in Austin and raised in the small town of Tivoli, Texas. She graduated top of her class, receiving numerous scholarships which helped fuel her dream of being an Educator and an Artist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Zamora currently works at the Art Museum of South Texas as an Outreach Coordinator and Arts After-School Teacher at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center and for Kspace Contemporary as an Outreach art teacher. The artist has participated in exhibitions in North and South Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Corpus Christi’s Annual Day of the Dead celebration, Fiesta de la Flor, 1 of 24 artists selected to participate in Phase I and Phase II of the Loteria Mural in downtown Corpus Christ, and much more. She is a member of Kspace Contemporary Art Gallery, Nexus Art Collective, RAWartists International Art Group, & V.I.P International Art Group.
Essentials, Dru, 2014. Durst Print. 24” x 36”.
Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@
June 18 – August 28, 2016
Guest Curator: David “Shek” Vega
Now in its 21st year, the Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition provides emerging Latina/o artists with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Guest curated by David “Shek” Vega, YLA 21: Amexican@ focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial Generation. Raised in predominantly Latina/o-populated locales, these artists have altered their way of representing traditional Latina/o works as seen from art produced in response to the Chicano Movement of the 1960s-70s. Art produced by Millennials reflects an inner dialogue; one that resonates with themselves, their Latina/o upbringing, nostalgia, and the influence of the digital age, and the current cultural climate in the United States. Religious iconography, vibrant colors, familiar cultural references, personal issues to the artist, and a solid sense of connection to community are all themes found in the exhibition.
“We are Mexican, we are American, we are the creation of Amexican@.” – David “Shek” Vega
Featured YLA 21 Artists: Vanessa Centeno (New Orleans, LA); Justo Cisneros (San Antonio, TX); Essentials Collective (Austin, TX); Hatziel Flores (Dallas, TX); Destiny Mata (New York, NY); James Medrano (San Antonio, TX); Chris Montoya (San Antonio, TX); Jaime “Flan” Munoz (Los Angeles, CA); Zeke Pena (El Paso, TX); Daniela Riojas (San Antonio, TX); and, Larry Servin (San Antonio, TX).
John Medina, La Sandía. Mixed media, hot glue, aerosol on wood panel. 12” x 12”
Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016
June 18 – August 28, 2016
Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies at the Mexic-Arte Museum. “Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selections presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Since 2012, the curators from the Mexic-Arte Museum have selected over 45 artists to participate in the Changarrito Project. Artists display their artworks on the Changarrito cart outside the museum; everything for sale is accessible in price, and one hundred percent of the sales proceeds go to the artists. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latina/o and Latin American art. The exhibition will feature works collected by the museum during these residencies. The art on display ranges from toys, serigraphs, paintings, sketches, zines and other portable works of art.
Select Changarrito Project Artists: Alejandra Almuelle; Andrew Anderson; Briar Bonifacio; Daniel Cobos; Faustinus Deraet; John Gonzales; Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective; Ender Martos; John Medina; Pedro Perez; Josue Rawmirez; Coco Rico; Natalia Rodriguez; Lys Santamaria; Sixto-Juan Zavala; and, Raquel Zawrotny.
Image: Hector Carmona Miranda, Empowering Punch, 2015. Photography. 24" x 36”.
Changarrito with Hector Carmona Miranda
Friday, June 17 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, June 18 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Saturday, June 25 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 from 12:00-3:00 PM
Hector Carmona Miranda (b. 1979 in Mexico City) was encouraged to pursue the arts from a young age. He move to El Paso in 2009 and Austin in 2011. After spending a decade working as a designer and 3D modeler, he graduated with his B.F.A. in Studio Art (emphasis on Photography) from the University of Texas at Austin. His work explores how traditional materials such as metals fit together to form new materials such as 3D shapes. Coming from a long line of metal workers and metallurgists is what prompted him to experiment with blacksmithing in combination with 3D printing. After he finishes a piece, he uses lighting and a camera (digital and film) to enhance the different patterns and footprints that each of the materials and techniques produces with the final product being the photographic image.
Image: Julia Arredondo. Call Me. 2014. Collage and screenprint. 10.5” x 8”.
Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection
January 22, 2016 - May 29, 2016
(Closed for SXSW 2/29/16 - 3/26/2016)
Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection features the Museum’s growing contemporary print collection with works by Latina/o and Latin American artists, including new works by Alejandra Almuelle and Michael Menchaca.
The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection originated from the desire to share Mexican, Latin American, and Latino/a Art with the Austin community. The Museum collects, researches, preserves, and exhibits a variety of art items in order to enrich the community with the creativity and vibrant history of the culture.
Image: Lys Santamaria, Isabella. 14" x 8" each. Beads, thread, fabric.
Changarrito with Lys Santamaria
WEST Austin Studio Tour stop #176 (Mexic-Arte Museum) WEST Weekends (May 14, 15, 21, 22), from 12:00-3:00 pm
Lys Santamaria was born in Colombia and raised in both Canada and the United States. Her beadwork is primarily inspired by her travels abroad and by influential women in her life. She enjoys using traditional beading techniques that reflect her cultural background. The repetitive motion of her work allows her time to meditate and each bead is woven with intention.
Image: Raquel Zawronty, Then Year Mystery (detail), 2015. 36" x 24". Acrylic on canvas.
Changarrito with Raquel Zawrotny
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 pm
Raquel Zawrotny is a native San Antonio surrealist artist who recently relocated right outside of Austin, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is an Art Instructor at the Southwest School of Arts in San Antonio. Zawrotny is influenced by folklore, mythology and cultural urban legends that she grew up with. She enjoys incorporating nostalgic images and sub cultural references from her childhood. Her artworks involve lush colors and impressionistic portrait characters.
Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.
Image: Briar Bonifacio, Bueno (detail), 2010. 11-Color Serigraph, 20 ½” x 16”. Limited Edition of 50.
Changarrito with Briar Bonifacio
Thursday March 17, 2016 from 12–3pm
Friday March 18, 2016 from 12–3pm
Saturday March 19, 2016 from 12–3pm
Born and raised in Austin, Briar Bonifacio is a self-taught muralist and graphic artist whose artwork adorns some of the most popular spots in the city. Largely inspired by cartoon-like imagery, the subjects of Bonifacio’s artworks are usually inanimate objects with human characteristics. Bonifacio’s use of characters multiple times in different artworks, gives his artwork a recognizable personality. Not only does the sense of humor Briar Bonifacio adds to his murals, serigraphs, and paintings make him a uniquely recognizable contemporary artist in Austin, but he has also exhibited in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and won residencies in Hartford’s Pope Park and New York’s Deitch Projects Art Parade. During his most recent residency in Hong Kong, he researched Wing Chun Kung Fu History and put on an art and DJ puppet show in a sky scraper while perfecting the science of juice smoovies. View more work here.
Rawmirez, Todos son Bienvenidos, 2015. Outdoor mural in the Rio Grande Valley.
Changarrito with Josué Ramírez (Rawmirez)
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12 – 3 pm
Josué Ramírez (Rawmirez) is a border artist living and practicing in the Rio Grande Valley. Originally from Ciudad Mante Tamaulipas, Mexico, Rawmirez migrated to the US alongside his family as a child. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A in Mexican American Studies. Rawmirez focuses on stenciling as his main artistic method, but also creates works on canvas as well as producing street art. Additionally, his creations are not limited to a flat surface and include sculptures and mixed media pieces. In his work, Rawmirez explores themes such as sexuality and varying identities, while referencing popular culture, flora, traditional Mexican imagery, bilingualism, graffiti culture and patterns. By mixing and intersecting the meanings and definitions of these references through various channels Rawmirez reimagines and reinterprets his space and self in la frontera.
View more work here: Facebook: @josueramirez6, Instagram: @raw_mirez, Twitter: @josue_raw_mirez
Totally Cool, Totally Art (February 13, 2016-February 28, 2016)
Totally Cool, Totally Art (TCTA) is a city program which offers community-based arts education for Austin teens in grades 7 to 12. Mexic-Arte Museum, through its ongoing partnership with the City of Austin, provides a formal gallery space for the display of artworks created by teens in TCTA after-school workshops. The 2016 TCTA exhibition will occur in Mexic-Arte Museum’s annex gallery from February 13-28th. The show will feature artworks chosen by a team of TCTA staff as well as Museum staff. The artwork includes prints, paintings, multimedia, and 3-D works by students of various ages all across Austin.
Alejandra Almuelle, Untitled, Silk screen on ceramic bowl, 2015
Changarrito with Alejandra Almuelle
January 24, 2016 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Alejandra Almuelle was born in Arequipa, Peru. She is a self-taught ceramic artist working in this medium for the past 24 years. Before moving to the United States, she spent time with a community of potters in Pizac, which is in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, a major center for ceramic making in Peru. Addressing the functionality of the medium as well as its sculptural expression has been equally important for her. She has recently completed several series in which the common thread is the human shape. Speaking about her work, she states that “as a base medium, I feel clay is so appropriate for expressing the human journey because it is the stuff we are made of.” She first begun silk-screening imagery directly onto her clay forms 22 years ago at Coronado Studio with master printer Pepe Coronado.
Mix 'n' Mash: Austin Lotería!
December 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Mix 'n' Mash: Austin Lotería! is a group exhibition and art sale. The works of over 100 artists will be displayed on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Each limited-edition Mix ‘n’ Mash piece is uniquely crafted for the exhibition, inspired by an exciting twist on the theme of the Lotería card game: Austin Lotería.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico
December 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico presents the tradition of Nacimientos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Colombian and Spanish Colonial representations. The exhibition features a rich tradition of handmade Nacimientos from the Museum’s permanent collection and loans from Edwin R. Jordan; many of the nativity scenes depict a reflection of Mexico’s landscape, such as cacti, turkeys, and market scenes.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Altar dedicated to Joan Sebastian based off of a traditional ofrenda courtesy of the Mexican state of Guerrero; photo by Rodrigo Arizmendi
Community Altars: Ofrendas Inspired from the States of Mexico
September 12 – November 22, 2015
Mexic-Arte Museum will invite community members and visual artists to celebrate el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday (November 1–2). To honor their deceased relatives and friends, artists will create ornate altars consisting of traditional adornments such as cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating individuals who were dear to them. This year the Mexic-Arte Museum will present altars in the style of each state in Mexico.
Pamphlet advertising the Día de los Muertos celebration at Mexic-Arte Museum, 1987
31 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos: A Voice of the Community
September 12 – November 22, 2015
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday. In its 31 year quest to educate the public about the day’s significance, Mexic-Arte Museum has presented exhibitions, performances, street festivals, videos, murals, installations, processions, publications and other cultural manifestations. During this time, a marvelous transformation has occurred—what was historically a religious holiday has become an expressive commemoration of family and a celebration of Mexican and Mexican American life and culture in Austin. This project accentuates the impact that a small museum with a grand vision can make in a community. This interpretive exhibition will document, through the presentation of archival materials on Day of the Dead, how the museum has served as an outlet for the community to comment on current issues such as immigration reform and the death penalty; and express a uniquely Austin Mexican and Mexican American identity and heritage.
Rosa, 3" x 5", Ink on paper
Changarrito with Natalia Rodriguez
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Natalia Rodriguez is a Chicago born, Texas raised artist with a penchant for black and white illustration. Natalia graduated from St. Edward’s University with a BFA in Studio Art. Her artwork is influenced by imagery from Latina/o popular culture, tattoo culture, and graphic novels. Illustration and practice in printmaking has served as her gateway into screen printing and zine making, art forms that historically encourage conversation and sense of community through self-expression. Natalia likes to participate in collaborative works as a way to embolden and diversify her artistic process and remove the need to give in to creative inhibitions.
View more of her work here
La Victoria es Nuestra (from the book: Mientras vagaba por el D.F.), 2004, 7.5" x 7.4", silver gelatin print
Changarrito with Faustinus Deraet
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Faustinus Deraet (b. Antwerp, Belgium) is an Austin based photographer, who grew up in Mexico City. He obtained a Bachelor's in Computer Systems from the Universidad Iberoamericana; and, after working for seven years at IBM, he decided to pursue his passion for photography. He returned to school to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography at Escuela Activa de Fotografia. He then opened and ran a successful photo studio, La Vida Privada (The Private Life) where for several years he photographed top Latin American celebrities. He has been honored to work with: Andrew Hinman Arquitecture, Iron Thread Design, Keller Williams, Nside magazine, Nui Organics, Remax, Think Street, Tribeza, and Univision, among others.
In reference to the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words", Deraet states:
A picture is also worth a thousand feelings and a thousand memories. Not only because they are my photos, but because they reflect what I felt, and what I saw. What I thought was a simple and ordinary photographic moment became a particular event in my mind, in my soul, in my life....the photographed object or situation spoke to me and made an unconscious connection. It is not until I see the image that my internal dialogue starts to talk and to realize that the taken photograph has a deeper meaning that the image by itself.
View more of his work at faustinusderaet.com
Coco Rico, Comida Para Las Gallinas 2014, hand-colored lithograph, 11"x15"
Changarrito with Coco Rico
Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Coco Rico describes her artistic process and inspiration as follows: My prints contain “some sort of vegetation”, which relates back to my upbringing. My mother was born and raised in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. My father born and raised in Capulin, Michoacan, Mexico. Both my parents have worked in agriculture for as long as I can remember. My upbringing and Mexican cultural background have lead me to experience a special, spiritual, unbreakable bond with my parents. They have shared their stories with me from when they first came to California in the 70’s and listening to their struggles had opened my eyes to the many opportunities I have here in the United States. In my lithographs and drawing, I “transform” my memories into independent visual metaphors using birds, branches, and small (almost invisible) text. These repeated imageries are intended to give insight into my relationships, especially with my mom, my unstable childhood, and emotional loving of animals.
Herradura Barrel Art Collection
July 24th – August 23rd 2015
Since 1870, Herradura has made its tequila with extreme attention to detail and craft. Inspired by its own tequila-making process and the by the craft that goes into every form of creative expression, Herradura presents the Barrel Art Program. Using Herradura’s charred American White Oak barrels as a medium, artists across the country are able to demonstrate their artistic capabilities without limits.
Before Distillation: Agave’s Honey Water
A screening and discussion of Burrito de Agua-Miel
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 1:00pm
Free for Members or Free with $5 Admission
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In conjunction with the TEQUILA HERRADURA Barrel Art Exhibition, join Mexic-Arte Museum for two screenings and discussion of the short film Burrito de Agua-Miel. Following a day in the life of Juan Ortiz Martinez, the film focuses on the process of harvesting aguamiel for market in a small ranch outside of Zacatecas, Mexico. In translation with Sylvia Orozco, Casimiro de la Cruz will discuss his experiences with the film team, the process of harvesting aguamiel, and why this tradition is disappearing.
Lauren Moya Ford, God's Eye, 12" x 9", Gouache on paper
Young Latino Artists 20: WITHIN REACH
Guest Curator: Ricky Yanas
June 12, 2015 – August 23, 2015
The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latina/o artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Now in its twentieth year, the next YLA exhibition, Within Reach, will be guest curated by, visual artist, Ricky Yanas. YLA 20 will focus on two intersecting themes prominent in the works of nine artists: one of destruction/negation and one of re-interpretation/revitalization. Through processes of collage, archiving, and personal/environmental exploration these artists are beginning to break down the alienating messages produced by dominant corporate culture, finding new symbols and new mythologies in their own personal histories and the physical space around them. The title of the exhibition, Within Reach, refers not only to the proximity of these artists to their materials and their subjects, but also to a possible future free of corrosive mainstream influences and driven by trust in one's own life experiences
Artists: Jaime Alvarez, Annmarie Avila, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Grimaldi Baez, Isaiah Carrasco, Teresa Cervantes, Lauren Moya-Ford, Ashley Thomas, Hope Mora
Sixto-Juan Zavala, Floral Geometry II (detail), Digital Collage, 2013
Changarrito with Sixto-Juan Zavala
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sixto-Juan Zavala was born and raised in south Texas. He is an art director, designer, and illustrator, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from Texas State University (2010). He specializes in identity work, poster design, illustration, and their applications in social media. Zavala’s work reflects his interest in popular culture, especially art, fashion, music, and literature. His use of illustration, collage, and custom typography creates layered and evocative imagery.
Zavala has created designs for corporations such as Taco Cabana and Goodwill in San Antonio. From 2010 through 2013 Zavala worked at BradfordLawton, LLC, a San Antonio based agency specializing in corporate strategy, brand transformation, and advertising. Zavala currently Freelances and serves as art director and VJ (Video Jockey) for Essentials, a multi-media applied arts collective.
Vincent Valdez, Winter in America, 2014, Special Edition, Diptych
Serie Project: Special Editions
June 12, 2015 – July 12, 2015
The second exhibition is Serie Project: Special Edition, featuring special, limited edition prints from artists who participated in the Serie Project Program. For 20 years, the Serie Project has upheld their mission by continuously collaborating with both established and emerging artists from all backgrounds and mediums to help them achieve their individual aspirations through the art of serigraphy. During this time, the Serie Project has continued to promote awareness of cultural diversity and its importance in the community through the production of the Special Editions. Special Editions were produced separately from the “Serie Editions” and these Special Editions originated from commissions, invitations, special projects, or separate portfolios. Each artist had a unique opportunity to learn or enhance their serigraphy technique and collaborate with the Master Printers at Coronado Studio to create an original limited edition of up to 50 prints. Artists have addressed issues of race, immigration, class, sexuality and gender in their artwork, in addition to approaching formal and conceptual aspects of serigraphy itself. As a result, the Serie Project collection exhibits a broad range of artistic themes and multicultural wealth.
Select Serie Project Artists: Eric Avery; Connie Arismendi; Sam Coronado; Gaspar Enriquez; Sandra C. Fernández; John Hernandez; Don Juan; Beili Liu; Alma Lopez; Celia Muñoz; Tony Ortega; Carlos Torralba; Vincent Valdez; and others.
Me han Cegado/ I've been blinded, 2012, 14” x 17”, Graphite pencil
Changarrito with Daniel Cobos
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Daniel Cobos was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and studied Fine Arts at the University of Texas-Pan America (B.F.A. 2009). Similar to Spanglish, which combines the languages of English and Spanish, Daniel layers his drawings combining the use of old techniques with newer unrefined elements. He creates a dialogue through his work that is similar to that of an old man ranting about his life; instead of the artwork bringing answers, it poses more questions. Daniel is highly influenced by the sense of isolation that the Valley (McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, and Harlingen) offers and its disconnection from Mexico. His work draws from the idea of a "Limbo Town" (Edinburg, TX) with its ever-present silence and its "Guia" (Guide) so familiar, yet so remote, crossing past the Falfurrias check point from Mexico into a further and deeper section of the United States. His work is similar to a forgotten journal, found in the "Buffer Zone" (the area from the U.S. and Mexican Border to the Falfurrias check point), depicting images of someone’s attempts at producing fine art that captures the perspective of an isolated existence in this region of Texas. His work invites the viewer not to find answer, but to take a closer look at this confusion for the pure delight of gazing at the art.
Gil Rocha, "El Cartonado", mixed media; 4’ x 4’ x 8’ (varied dimensions); Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Selections from the Contemporary Art Collection
January 23, 2015–May 31, 2015
Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Contemporary Art Collection will showcase the recent contemporary acquisitions of the Mexic-Arte Museum by artists such as David “Shek” Vega, Adriana Corral, Miguel Aragon, Teresa Cervantes, and Gil Rocha.
Randy Muniz, "Supreme Pizza Cats," Screen print, 24" x 24"; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Selections from the Changarrito Collection: 2012 - 2014
January 23, 2015–February 8, 2015
March 5, 2015–May 31, 2015
In the annex gallery Selections from the Changarrito Permanent Collection from 2012-2014 will showcase acquired works from the Changarrito Residencies. The Changarrito Project is an international traveling mobile gallery that provides an alternative method of showcasing artwork for contemporary artists. Mexic-Arte Museum received one of the Changarrito carts, and has invited over 15 artists to participate. Works acquired from these residencies will be on display, ranging from tapes, zines, toys,miniature sculpture, paintings, sketches, and other portable works on paper.
Tony Perez, 3 Little Skeletons, 2013, One-Color Silkscreen, 18 x 24 inches
Changarrito with Tony Perez
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
This month the Mexic-Arte Museum is participating in the West Austin Studio Tour and Tony Perez will be the Changarrito residency artist featured. He is an Austin based graphic designer, screen printer, and local business owner (Ramona Press). Originally from Miami, Indiana, Tony has a BFA from Indiana Wesleyan University, with focuses in graphic design and printmaking. Tony’s creative style is largely reflective of his upbringing in rural, small town, Indiana. He creates conceptual but minimalistic designs, largely relying on simple shapes, lines, and naturally occurring textures. He considers screen printing an art as well as a craft, and considers different techniques from project to project. Tony views screen printing as not just a way to get a design down in physical form, but its an extension of the design and an integral part of a piece as a whole.
Super Sherbert Fun Machine (detail), hot glue and aerosol on panel, 2014
Changarrito with John Medina at thinkEAST as part of the Fusebox Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 12:00 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 12:00 – 6:00pm
John Medina was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas; the hometown of Whataburger and Selena. He received his BFA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and his MFA from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. He currently lives and works in San Antonio as an artist and designer for Alamo Basement. Medina often incorporates a variety of media into his artwork but has an affinity for hot glue and relief printing. His work is inspired by Mexican folklore, Texas history, urban legends, cryptozoology, quantum physics, religious iconography, cultural traditions, science fiction, comic books, “gangsta” rap, breakfast tacos and drunken story-telling. His latest accomplishment, a collaboration with San Anto Cultural Arts, was completion of the world's first stereoscopic 3-D mural entitled, Vision del Futuro. Located in downtown San Antonio, this large-scale mural project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, features an innovative painting technique that is enhanced by the use of 3-D glasses.
For more information about Changarrito at the Fusebox Festival click here
Ender Martos, Monofilament Twister, 2013; 5" x 7"; Acrylics and monofilament line on plexiglass
Changarrito with Ender Martos
Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Ender Martos grew up in Merida, Venezuela and earned his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin. The Andes mountain range surrounding Martos’ birthplace served as his first inspiration. He specialized in drawing for the majority of his education, which he attributes to his understanding of structure. Martos uses the principles of drawing, architecture and design to create meticulously crafted works. Color, shape, and repetition are common themes in his work. Recently, Martos began working with plexiglass and fishing line to develop a new language of structure.
Totally Cool Totally Art (February 12, 2015–February 28, 2015)
Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum's ongoing partnership with the City of Austin provides a formal gallery space for the display of artwork created by teens in after-school workshops.
Mix ‘N Mash: Lotería! (December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015)
Mix 'n' Mash is a group exhibition and art sale featuring original works of art created by local, national, and international artists for sale. The theme for this year is the Lotería card game. Lotería, a game of chance similar to Bingo, is played with a set of 54 images printed on a deck of cards. As each card is pulled from the deck, a “caller” cries out a rhyme or riddle that corresponds to each particular image. The more quickly one can identify each icon based on its respective riddle the more successful a player he or she will be.
Large Skulls, 2014, Polymer Resin, 4” x 4” Small Skulls, 2014, Polymer Resin, 1.5” x 1.5”
Changarrito with John Gonzales
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, John Gonzales started making art in high school and continued his studies at the Art Institute of Dallas. He states that his work “deals with evoking the emotion of the battle of good and evil over ones soul. Expressing a balance and depth that is attainable within each of our hearts. My mediums of choice are acrylic on finished Birchwood, sometimes layered to expand on the natural depth and shape of each piece.” In addition to his paintings, John also creates Designer Toy Skulls.
John credits his “non-traditional style” to his experiences through screen printing and poster creation. He started Diablo Texas: “As a digital concept artist by trade, Diablo Texas lets me express my creative abilities through 3D computer modeling, painting, urban vinyl toys and a truly expanded media."
Javier Chavira, "El Guerrero (The Warrior)" (detail), 2004; acrylic and crayon on paper; Courtesy of the Bank of America Collection
Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection (September 19-November 23, 2014 )
Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection, organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art in collaboration with Bank of America Corporation, is a unique exhibition of one of the most extensive corporate collections in the U.S. and takes a close look at the paintings, prints and photographs created over the past 80 years. The exhibition is curated by Cesáreo Moreno, NMMA Chief Curator and examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.
Anthony Rundblade, Untitled, 2014, Screen print and collage, 22" x 30"
Changarrito with Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective
Saturday, January 24, 12 - 3 pm
Sunday, January 25, 12 - 3 pm
Saturday, January 31, 12 - 3 pm
Sunday, February 1, 12 - 3 pm
Los Printmakers de San Anto Collective is comprised of artists Sabrina Alfaro, Crystal Arias, Kayla Littlefield, Amanda Rangel, and Anthony Rundblade, all of whom are students finishing up their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Drawn together by a common interest in printmaking, these emerging Latina/o often work closely in the studio assisting each other as they experiment with varied printmaking techniques. Their works often explore issues pertaining to identity and feminist theory while incorporating elements of an increasing transnational culture and contemporary use of technology. Additionally, the collective gives back to the San Antonio community by creating art at demonstrations and volunteering at various art events for local organizations. The group was recently featured in the exhibition Print It Up (2014) at R Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Sam Coronado, "Muerte; Celebracion," Oil on Canvas, 1984
Community Altars (September 19 – November 23, 2014)
Mexic-Arte Museum will invite community members and visual artists to celebrate the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday (November 1–2). To honor the dead, artists will create ornate altars consisting of traditional adornments such as cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating a deceased individual. This year the Mexic-Arte Museum will commemorate the passing of one of the original co-founders, Sam Z. Coronado.
Lisette Chavez, Transience, Lithograph, 8" x 11", 2012, Photograph Courtesy of Artist
Changarrito with Lisette Chavez
Saturday, Novemer 1, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12-3 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12-3 pm
Lisette Chavez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, earning her MA in Studio Art from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and her MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her enduring interest in lithography resulted from her love of drawing at an early age. Her fondest childhood memories are of attending the numerous funerals of her extended family. This experience created a preoccupation with death at an early age and has inspired her to explore the ceremonial behaviors associated with honoring the body of a deceased person. Chavez often seeks to find beauty in those things that most people fear, and she creates art about the unexplainable. Her most recent work questions faith and confronts the discomfort a person experiences in balancing religious beliefs with his or her everyday behaviors and actions.
Abbie Garcia, "Untitled (detail)", 2011; embroidery; 6" x 6"; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Abbie Garcia
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12-3 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public.October’s resident is Abbie Garcia. Akin to what C.S. Lewis and others describe as Sehnsucht and the feeling encapsulated in the Portuguese word saudade, this sweet yearning is manifested in her craft through a playful subversion of traditional feminine and domestic arts in an ongoing rumination on the desire to build or find or love Home as a single woman in the liminal space of her mid-20s.
Natalie Villarreal, " Contemplation on a Mariachi ", 2014; oil pastel; 5" x 7"; Courtesy of the artist Support provided by National Endowment for the Arts
Changarrito with Natalie Villarreal
Dates & Times:
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. September's resident is Natalie Villarreal. Her practice involves painting, drawing, and sculpture, and takes inspiration from the writers and artists of the 19th century. In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, Villarreal believes that a sense of beauty, once so important, has been neglected. She works to bring a sensibility towards beauty into her work through the painting of intimate objects. Natalie Villarreal graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives and works as an artist and marketing specialist in Austin, Texas.
Natalia Anciso, "En el cuarto de Mom" (detail), 2012; installation; Courtesy of the artist
Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué? (June 13- September 7, 2014)
The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its nineteenth year, the next YLA exhibition Y, Qué? will be guest curated by the Más Rudas Chicana Collective; Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez, and Mari Hernandez.
In a time where the validity and necessity of Latina art is in question in contemporary art, Y, Qué? (“and what!”) is a bold gesture of unflinching existence as well as an affirmation of the state of multiple identities. Curated by Más Rudas Chicana art collective based in San Antonio, Texas, Y, Qué? includes Latina artists cultivating an artistic vocabularies to understand the world around them. Their artistic languages at times converge and diverge, as they all work towards resolving conflicts that derive from questions related to race, class, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality.
Selected artists include: Natalia Anciso, Daphne Arthur, Nani Chacon, Audrya Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, Alexis Herrera, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Annette Martinez, Senalka McDonald, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Cristy C. Road, Linda Lucía Santana, and Fabiola Torralba.
Click here to view the Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué? catalog!
Delilah Montoya, "Smile Now, Cry Later", 2008; serigraph; Mexic-Arte Museum Pemanent Collection
Women of the Serie Project (June 13- September 7, 2014)
The Serie Project is a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year, Mexic-Arte Museum will highlight selected women artists who have participated in this Austin-based artist residency program.
Julia Arredondo, "Untitled (Souljazz)", 2014; screenprint on Bristol; 18" x 12"; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Julia Arredondo
Dates & Times
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12-3 pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12-3 pm
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August's resident is Julia Arredondo. She is is a printmaker and indie publisher who received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Touring the country Arredondo sells zines, prints, correspondence cards, and ephemera.
Lucero Archuleta, Frida "Scraps" Kahlo, 2014, mixed media, Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Federico and Lucero Archuleta
Dates & Times
Saturday, July 12, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, July 13, 2014: 12-3 pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, July 20, 2014: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public.July’s resident artists are Lucero and Federico Archuleta. Archuleta’s high-quality stencil art has quickly become part of Austin’s cityscape and has earned him a reputation as one of Austin’s most dynamic street artist and Lucero has worked for over 40 years as a classic portrait photographer.
Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution (January 25-February 28, 2014; March 15-June 1, 2014)
Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution evolved from a partnership between the La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote Museum and The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) academic conference "Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change." This survey exhibition extends the conference's thematic analysis of Mexico's Flores Magón brothers' anarchist legacies and presents associated sociopolitical art and international ephemera referencing social, agrarian, and labor movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Featured Artists include: Jesus Barraza, Nao Bustamante, Sam Durant, Eric J. Garcia, Astrid Hadad, Ester Hernandez, Julio Salgado, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Las Cafeteras, and works from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection.
Stephen Salazar, “Richie”, 2012, firm pastel on paper; 2’ x 3’; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Stephen Salazar
Dates & Times:
Saturday, May 3, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, May 4, 2014: 12-3 pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, May 11, 2014: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. May’s resident artist is Stephen Salazar. Stephen is a born and raised Austin artist whose work flirts with the surreal and experiments with the risqué.
Mujeres en Medio, 2014; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Mujeres en Medio
Dates & Times:
Saturday, April 19, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014: 12-3 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April’s resident artists are Mujeres en Medio.Mujeres en Medio is a transnational media collective composed of self-identified womyn-of color. Their online journal exists as a digital “thirdspace” that enables storytelling through the powerful tools of film, photography, and writing. They spotlight cultural and socio-political issues that are often marginalized or misrepresented by mainstream media. Mujeres en Medio contributors are unique in experience, perspective, media practice and interest while committed to producing compelling alternative narratives. Their digital space advances the self empowerment of young aspiring media producers through the promotion of skill-sharing,collaboration,and community building. .
Esteban del Valle, "El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos," 2013; spray paint and acrylic on brick; Courtesy of the artis
Changarrito with Esteban del Valle
Dates & Times:
Saturday, February 22, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, February 23, 2014: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. February’s resident artist is Esteban del Valle. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Esteban del Valle is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, where he received a Presidential Scholarship and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. In 2011, Esteban worked in Los Angeles designing a set for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival selection Filly Brown and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Most recently, he completed a 7-month fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Totally Cool Totally Art Opening Reception 2014
Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2014)
Totally Cool Totally Art is an annual exhibition to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum ongoing partnership with the City of Austin provides a formal gallery space for the display of artwork created by teens in after-school workshops.
April Garcia, "Lost in fabrication", soft sculpture, 2013; 12" x 15" x 8"; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with April Garcia
Dates & Times:
Saturday, January 11, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, January 12, 2014: 12-3 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014: 12-3 pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. January’s resident artist is April Garcia. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. April Garcia was born and raised in The Rio Grande Valley before moving to the capital city. Since living in Austin she enjoys being a part of the creative community and has studied media that include sculpture, and printmaking. She finds that Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois and Claes Oldenburg inspire her fabric art. Frequently you can find her behind her sewing machine creating forms inspired by natural organic shapes.
Mix 'N Mash (December 2, 2013-January 13, 2014)
Mix ‘N Mash is a group exhibition and art sale. This exhibit will feature original artworks created by local, national, and international artists for sale. Support will benefit the Mexic–Arte Museum’s Education and Exhibition programs, including the Screen It! program serving underserved youth through screenprinting workshops throughout the year. All works of art are on Gessobords™ generously donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Featured Artists include: Michael Anthony Garcia, "David Shek" Vega, Jonathan Rebolloso Ricardo Paniagua, Louie Chavez, Ricky Yanas, Teresa Cervantes, Marcus Sanchez, April Garcia, Tony Diaz, Lucas Negrete, Mas Rudas, Daniel Arredondo, Robert Jackson Harrington, Federico Archuleta, Lucero Archuleta, Bobby Dixon, Raul Gonzalez, Celina Garcia, & more!
Tita Griesbach, "Malinche I", 1994, hand-painted lithograph; 24” x 36”; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Selections from the Tita Griesbach Collection (December 2, 2013-January 13, 2014)
Tita Griesbach is a Mexican painter and printmaker currently residing in Los Angeles after forty years in Austin. She donated her personal collections to the Mexic–Arte Museum in 2012. Her art works primarily consist of neo–figurative compositions reflecting on myth, legends of Mexico, and personal fantasies. The exhibited selections from Griesbach’s collection highlight abstract, figurative experiences, and the artist’s ability to create nostalgia for a history that acts as both illusion and fact.
Randy Muniz, "Pizza Cat", 2013, ink and paint on vinyl figure; Courtesy of the arist
Changarrito with Randy Muniz
Dates & Times:
Saturday, November 2, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2013: 12-3 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. November and December’s resident artist is Randy Muniz. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency.
“My name is not important and I screenprint for a living. I make art and whatnot. I have lived in Austin, TX for the last few years but it feels like just yesterday that I walked out of art school. I spent most of those years in training, honing my craft, riding bikes and assembling an unstoppable force of nature, aka pizza cats. While I'm working, I like to plot our takeover. The art world is to phonies as I am to trill. My favorite color is black, white, and read. Very few people know that I have the skills to pay the bills. The best place to smoke before checking out some museums in New York is at the Central Park, somewhere near Strawberry Fields. If I didn't live here, I'd be an alien. If I weren't an artist I'd kill myself. Hustlers inspire me. Right now I am recovering from last night. If I were a pizza, I'd be a cat.” - Randy Muniz
Celina Garcia with the Changarrito, 2013; Courtesy of the Mexic-Arte Museum
Changarrito with Celina Garcia
Dates & Times:
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013: 12-3 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. October’s resident artist is Celina Garcia. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. Celina "Cuppy" Garcia was born and raised on the South side of San Antonio, Texas. Coming from a family of artists, she was raised around materials that inspired her to create. Having no official training, she dove headfirst into a world of graphite and acrylic paint, which are still her media of choice. Celina's focus in her art is her Mexican culture and upbringing, her inspiration being her family and her grandmother. Her work has been seen in countless art shows and exhibits throughout Austin, Texas where she now resides with her partner and son. Currently she is finishing her degree in Visual Arts, with a Teacher Certification, in order to share her love of art with children.
José Guadalupe Posada (born Aguascalietes, Mexico 1852–died Mexico City, Mexico 1913), La Calavera Catrina, broadside zinc etching; 15” x 10”; Mexic–Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Creating la Muerte: Jose Guadalupe Posada 100th Anniversary (September 20- November 24, 2013)
The Mexic-Arte Museum will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). One of Mexico's most famous political cartoonists and illustrators, Jose Guadalupe Posada created legendary calavera(skeleton) figures and the popular La Catrina (elegant skeleton) image largely associated with the Latin American holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Original Posada broadsides from the Mexic-Arte Museum permanent collection and Posada-inspired video installations courtesy of ITA Innovacion Potencial y Desarrollo will be on display in this commemorative exhibition.
Altar dedicated to Peggy Rubio Garcia, 2013
Community Altars (September 20-November 24, 2013)
The Community Altars exhibition will display local artists, school groups and activists revisiting their family members, friends and loved ones who have passed. El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) heralds the returning of the dead to Earth during November 1 and 2. To help facilitate the return family members and loved ones create unique offerings consisting of the deceased’s favorite foods, drinks and memorabilia honoring their life. Traditionally, altars are in private spaces such a s grave sites and homes, however with the popularization of the Day of the Dead holiday the altar making process has become an artistic expression as well as pedagogical tool for Latino cultural awareness. The artistic creation and display of these public altars helps facilitate an interpretative reflection about life, death, memory and loss and extends an invitation to the community to be a part of this process and experience. A special explanatory altar will be created by the Mexic-Arte Museum to recognize and honor Jose Guadalupe Posada.
Alexis Herrera with Changarrito, 2013
Changarrito with Alexis Herrera
Dates & Times:
Saturday, August 3, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013: 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 7, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, September 8, 2013: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August’s resident artist is Alexis Herrera. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. Alexis Herrera is an artist, musician, and community organizer. Relying on a multimedia approach, Herrera's body of work is dominated by drawing, painting, printmaking, Polaroid and film photography and is punctuated with digital media and performance art. Exploring themes of sexuality, identity, and memory, Herrera seeks to record and amplify the female existence as a voyeuristic game. Herrera is a founding member of Son Armado, a local cultural arts organization dedicated to the proliferation of the Son Jarocho Fandango, a popular education-based community tradition form Veracruz, Mexico. A Texas native, Herrera has lived and worked in Houston and San Antonio and currently resides in Austin.
Jonathan Rebolloso with Changarrito, 2013
Changarrito with Jonathan Rebolloso
Dates & Times:
Saturday, July 6, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2013: 12-3 pm
Saturday, July 20, 2013: 12-3 pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. July’s resident artist is Jonathan Rebolloso. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Jonathan Rebolloso was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of nine. Inspired by his experiences and those of others, he explores immigration and identity in his work through a conceptual use of traditional Mexican imagery. His work often features playful elements like paletas, calaveras as well as pop culture references that recall his childhood memories. Rebolloso studied Graphic Design at Austin Community College and is currently studio manager at Austin's Coronado studio and the Serie Project producing limited edition fine art prints and gig posters.
Ricardo Paniagua, "Unknown Sources", 2012; lacquer on magnetic wood and veneer panels on steel; Courtesy of the artist
Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos (June 7- September 8, 2013)
The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its eighteenth year the current YLA exhibition Con/Juntos will be guest created by visual artist Michael Anthony Garcia; the title, which means “With/Together” reinforces the importance of the joining of ideas and individuals with a common cause, while also referencing the idea of conjuntos, a group of musicians collaborating and unifying their talents to create beautiful music for the public to share. Selected artists include: Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Adame, Serio Garcia, Ricardo Poniagua, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabella Bur, April Garcia, Nelda Ramos, Javier Vanegas, Colectivo Sector Reforma (Javier Cardenas Tovizon, Santino Escatel and Alejandro Fournier), and Tejidos Urbanos.
Ernesto Yerena Montejano, "New Day Coming", 2013; screen print, edition of 50; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Serie Project XX (June 7-September 8, 2013)
In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque, Sandra C. Fernandez, Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, J. Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, and George Yepes.
Raul Gonzalez with Changarrito, 2013
Changarrito with Raul Gonzalez
Dates & Times:
Saturday, April 13, 2013: 12-4pm
Sunday, April 14, 2013: 12-4pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013: 12-4pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013: 12-4pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April and May’s resident artist is Raul Gonzalez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Raul Gonzalez is currently in the M.F.A. program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His narrative work reflects both a personal and external inspiration which includes graffiti, Pop Art, Chicano Art, music, fashion, pop culture and spatial relations.
Lucas Negrete with Changarrito, 2013
Changarrito with Lucas Negrete
Dates & Times:
Saturday, March 15, 2013, 12-5pm
Sunday, March 16, 2013, 12-5pm
Saturday, March 22, 2013, 12-5pm
Sunday, March 23, 2013, 12-5pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. March’s resident artist is Lucas Negrete. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Texas Native Chicano artist, José Lucas Negrete (aka THIC), gravitates toward graffiti yet shows diversity with his mixed media paintings and sculptures. Negrete draws his motivation from his urban life style and inspiration from his Mexican culture; his focus has become the dichotomy of the two. After closing Austin's 5th Gallery, Negrete continues his artistic endeavors around Texas and abroad.
Totally Cool Totally Art Gallery Opening Reception, 2013
Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2013)
This exhibit is held annually to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte has partnered with the City of Austin to bring artwork created by teens in after-school workshops to the Mexic-Arte Museum. Works range from experimentation with light fixtures, sculpture, and video.
Devil mask (Michoacan, Mexico), Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Masked: Changing Identities (January 25-May 25, 2013)
Masked: Changing Identities showcases Mexican dance and popular masks from the Mexic-Arte Museum permanent collection. Each selected mask’s vibrant colors and designs reflect Mexican traditions of indigenous craftsmanship, myth narratives and dance rituals. Masked deconstructs the concept of the mask as transformative tool for disguise performance and entertainment in Mexican visual culture. The selected folkloric masks from Western Mexico, including the states of Guerrero and Michoacan, range from authentic wood, leather and metal masks used ceremonially, sold commercially and created as limited edition art objects.
Gallery view of Unmasked: Lucha Libre, 2013
Unmasked: Lucha Libre (January 25– May 26, 2013)
In the Mexic-Arte Museum’s annex gallery, Unmasked: Lucha Libre presents examples of the masked tradition of Mexican wrestling sport and its infusion in popular culture and contemporary art. Unmasked: Lucha Libre showcases Mexican wrestling masks, vintage Mexican Cinema posters and movies, and contemporary Latino prints and video documentaries.
Vincent Martinez with Changarrito, 2013
Changarrito with Vincent Martinez
Dates & Times:
Saturday, December 8, 2012: 12-3pm
Saturday, January 12, 2013: 12-3pm
Saturday, January 26, 2013: 12-3pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. December and January’s artist is Vincent Martinez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Vincent (Emcee Eats) Martinez teaches art for Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA); a free community-based arts education for teenagers who may not otherwise have such opportunities. He also speaks art rap over hot beats, and paints. Elves, trunks, companionship, absurd still life, community, emotional connection via paint, and limbless unicorns are a few of the things that motivate this Austin-based artist.
Mix 'N Mash 2012 (December 7, 2012-January 13, 2013)
Join us for the Mix 'N Mash exhibition and art sale. This exhibit will feature original artworks created by local, national, and international artists for sale. Enjoy the food, drinks, and music while you support the Mexic-Arte Museum 2013-2014 programming. Your support will benefit the Mexic-Arte Museum's Education and Exhibition programs, including the Screen It! program serving underserved youth through screenprinting workshops throughout the year.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School ca. 1920s
AUSTIN HISTORY CENTER
Austin’s Mexico–A Forgotten Neighborhood
Austin’s “Mexico”: A Forgotten Downtown Neighborhood, showcases the culturally significant Mexican American community in downtown Austin through the Austin History Center's Photograph Collection. Presented by the Austin History Center & the Mexic-Arte Museum
Paloma Mayorga with Changarrito, 2012
Changarrito with Paloma Mayorga
Dates & Times:
Saturday, November 17, 2012: 12-5 pm
Sunday, November 18, 2012: 12-5 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2012: 12-5 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2012: 12-5 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. November’s artist-in-residence is Paloma Mayorga. Her artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of her residency. In a world that has distorted the idea of carpe diem into apathy, Paloma Mayorga attempts to revive a consciousness in her viewer to the active part humans play in the creation of our social environments. Pulling from her own experiences dealing with social norms, food consumption and beauty rituals, she creates anthropomorphic portraits that reveal society’s obsession with vanity and novelty.
Vincent Valdez, "Duerme" (Sleep) (detail), 2011; ink and paper; 42" x 72"; Courtesy of the artist
Elements of Death (September 20- November 25,2012)
In honor of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, Elements of Death presents contemporary, multimedia artworks reflecting on death and the emotional experiences of memory, nostalgia, pain and loss. Selected artist include: Albert Alvarez, Soledad Arias, Rocio Gutierrez, Norys Rodriguez, Xavier Nuez, Monica Teresa Ortiz
Altar dedicated to Esme Barrera, 2012
Community Altars (September 20-November 24, 2012)
As part of the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday and celebration (November 1-2), practitioners create ornate altars that typically consist of cempasuchitl (marigolds), foodstuffs, and memorabilia commemorating a deceased individual. Community Altars represents the fluidity of this practice and unveils dedicatory altars by Austin community members to not only past friends and family but also cultural influencers, community leaders, unknown victims of border violence, and personal role models.
Michael Menchaca, "Spics 'N' Dip", 2012; serigraph; Courtesy of the artist
Changarrito with Michael Menchaca
Dates & Times:
Saturday, August 18, 2012: 12-3 pm
Sunday, August 19, 2012: 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2012: 12-3 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2012: 12-3 pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August and September’s resident artist is Michael Menchaca. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Michael Menchaca is a San Antonio, Texas artist. In 2011, he graduated with a BFA in printmaking from Texas State University and was a resident of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the Serie Project. Upcoming exhibitions include AMOA/Arthouse at Laguna Gloria, and a Window Works exhibition at Artpace, San Antonio, in 2013. He is included in collections such as The Marion Koogler McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, The Harriett and Ricardo Romo Collection, and the Joe A. Diaz Collection.
Suzy Gonzalez with Changarrito, 2012
Changarrito with Suzy Gonzalez
Dates & Times:
Sunday, August 12, 2012 : 12-3 pm
Saturday, August 25, 2012 : 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2012 : 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012: 12-3pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. August and September’s resident artist is Suzy Gonzalez. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Suzy Gonzalez was born in Austin and raised in Houston, Texas . In 2012, she graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in painting. Her BFA thesis exhibition addressed the use of objectifying language as it relates to the female body, and she continues to explore concepts of gender discrimination in her artwork. Currently, she publishes Yes, Ma’am, a local feminist zine focusing on women-positive articles and illustrations, and in October, she will attend an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center.
Young Latino Artists Exhibition 17: Grafficanos (July 20-September 9, 2012)
This seventeenth edition of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition, Grafficanos, will feature curated selections by visual artist James Huizar. Grafficanos presents Latino graphic artwork influenced by the graffiti art genre. The selected artworks will focus on the integration of popular culture between the United States and Mexico, the rise in politically-charged imagery (with relation to issues such as the U.S./Mexico border and immigration), appropriation of pre-hispanic forms, and the infusion of technology into the urban realm of street art-making. Participating YLA 17 Artists: Daniel Angilu (Weah) Eddie Castro, Jellyfish Colectivo, Antonio Diaz, Miguel Donjuan, Edgar Flores (Saner),Federico Fernández Guerra (Dsek), Eleanor Herasimchuk (NIZ).
Poli Marichal, El Bosque Dentro (The Forest Within), 2013; screenprint, edition of 50; 2012; Mexic–Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Serie Project XIX (July 20- September 9, 2012)
In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Print Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Ruth Buentello, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Melanie Cervantes, Adriana Corral, Carlos Donjuan, Scherezade Garcia, Paloma Mayorga Girón, Jessica Hanolen, Poli Marichal, and Michael Menchaca.
Kevin Munoz with Changarrito, 2012
Changarrito with Kevin Munoz
Saturday, June 23, 2012: 12 – 3pm
Sunday, June 24, 2012: 12 – 3pm
Saturday, July 21-22, 2012: 12 – 3pm
Sunday, July 22, 2012: 12 – 3pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. June and July’s resident artist is Kevin Munoz. His artwork will be on display and available for sale throughout the duration of his residency. Kevin Munoz is a California native artist and designer. He has designed graphics for Paul Frank Industries from 2004 thru 2006, and in 2009 helped kick off the Nakatomi Invitational for world-wide poster sensation, Nakatomi Inc. Munoz launched his art/design studio titled, “The Kevin Munoz Studio” which resides within East Austin’s Okay Mountain Studios.
Arturo Garcia Bustos, "Emiliano Zapata", 1947; linoleum; 19”x 25.5”; Courtesy of Museo Nacional de la Estampa
Arturo Garcia Bustos: La imagen del Mexico Postrevolucionario (April 13-July 8, 2012)
Mexic-Arte Museum presents the revolutionary artworks of master printmaker, Arturo Garcia Bustos. The selected prints unveil decades of carefully crafted social commentary chronicling the political struggles within Mexico and abroad.
Miguel Aragón, "Retratos de la violencia/Portraits of Violence", 2012; hand-drilled paper;50 x 38”; Courtesy of the artist
Miguel Aragón: Fractured Memores, Assembled Trauma (April 13-July 8, 2012)
Mexic-Arte Museum presents new works by Miguel Aragon. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Aragon is an MFA graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in printmaking. Through a conceptual framework of trauma and reduction, Aragon’s current series chronicles and ongoing drug related violence in Mexico.
Michael Anthony Garcia with Changarrito, 2012
Changarrito with Michael Anthony Garcia
Dates & Times:
Saturday April 7, 2012: 11-3 p.m.
Sunday April 14, 2012: 11-3 p.m.
Saturday May 19, 11-3 p.m.
Sunday May 20, 11-3 p.m.
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. April and Mays resident artist is Michael Anthony Garcia. Michael Anthony García is an El Paso, Texas native. He has lived all over his home state and now calls Austin, Texas his home. Most notably he has presented his multi-media, found-object work, and performance art at Mexic-Arte Museum, the Lawndale and in the 2011 Texas Biennial. Michael is also a part of "Los Outsiders", a creative and curatorial collective that has organized exhibitions in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Houston and Austin, TX.
Louie Chavez with Changarrito, 2012
Changarrito with Louie Chavez
Dates and Times:
March 10, 2012: 11am- 3pm
March 11, 2012: 11am- 3pm
March 17, 2012: 11am- 3pm
March 18, 2012: 11am- 3pm
March 24, 2012: 11am- 3pm
March 25, 2012: 11am- 3pm
“Changarrito” is an art vending cart based out of Mexico. There are multiple Changarrito carts circulating throughout the world— all with the same objective of promoting original artwork to the general public. The inaugural artist for this international collaboration will be Louie Chavez. Louie Chavez is a mixed media artist working in painting and sculpture to create work reflecting pop elements and nostalgic branding.
Totally Cool Totally Art Gallery Opening Reception 2012
Totally Cool Totally Art (February 14-28, 2012)
This exhibit is held annually to celebrate and encourage artistic production among Austin’s teen community. Mexic-Arte Museum has partnered with the City of Austin to bring artwork created by teens in after-school workshops into Mexic-Arte’s gallery space. Exhibited artists produce high-quality work in media such as photography, illustration, and mixed media and video.
Diego Huerta, San José Iturbide, Guanajuato; June 19, 2011, digital Color Photograph; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
31K Portraits for Peace (January 27-April 11, 2012)
31K’s large-scale, vivid photographs portray artist Diego Huerta’s vision of the breadth of lives lost and the hope for peace that still remains in Mexico. The ironic part of this photographic journey is that while each sitter represents a drug-related death, the persons depicted in each photo emit and overwhelming positivity. His images do not capture a solemn, somber nation and mourning its tragedies but instead a people that evoke resiliency and triumph. Follow Diego Huerta's 31K Project on the official website www.31kproject.com and on facebook.com/retratosporlapaz.
Mix 'n' Mash (December 2-Janury 3, 2012)
Mix ‘n’ Mash is an annual exhibition and art sale featuring local and statewide artists. Each artist received one blank 12” by 12” Gessobord, generously donated by Ampersand. Artists create original pieces that vary in media and content. These artistic contributions are available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.
Gallery view of Death to Dollars, 2011
Death to Dollars (October 7-November 13, 2011)
Death to Dollars addresses the commercialization of the Day of the Dead-a holiday traditionally associated with Mexican folklore, pre Columbian spirituality, and Catholicism. This exhibit looks to Day of the Dead iconography as it has been recalibrated to suit commercial markers and examines how the commercialization of the Mexican and Mexican American heritage is reshaping this emblematic holiday.
Altar dedicated to Norma & Maria Hurtado created by ALLGO: a statewide queer people of color organization, Gabriela Herrera, Lili Rodriguez, and Ninfa Garza; 2011
Community Altars (October 7-November 13, 2011)
The Community Altars exhibition consists of local artists, teachers, students, and activists revisiting their family members, friends, and loved ones who have passed.
Jorge Galvan, "This Land Was Made", 2011; sculptural installation with mixed-media; Courtesy of the artist
Young Latino Artists 16: Thought Cloud (June 17- September 25, 2011)
YLA 16: Thought Cloud shows the work of 10 Texas artists, all under the age of 35 telling stories about the human condition in the 21st century. Artists interpret real world circumstances and invent new realities through performance, photography, video, sculpture, and painting. The exhibition will be presented under five narrative-inspired themes—Romance, Crime, Autobiography, Mythology, and Labor—allowing each artist to weave tales of fictional love, political conflict, gentrification, alternative worlds and more in their work. From this idea of story emerges the thought cloud: a place where people, thoughts, and connectivity come together for only a brief amount of time. The exhibition is guest-curated by Alexander Freeman, Education Curator at Artpace San Antonio. YLA 16 Artists are Ruth Buentello (San Antonio, TX), Beatriz Cabrera (Carrollton, TX), Michael Menchaca (San Antonio, TX), Bernardo Cantu (Denton, TX), Kristina Felix (Austin, TX), Carmen Flores, (Sugarland, TX), Jorge Galvan (Houston, TX), Alejandro Sanchez (Austin, TX), Clarissa Tossin (Houston, TX), and Ricky Yanas (Austin, TX).
Carol Hayman, "The Moon Goddess Welcomes the New Year", 2011; serigraph; Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection
Serie Project XVIII (June 17-September 25, 2011)
In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Print Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. This year’s selected artists are Bernice Appelin-Williams, Daniel Martinez Diaz, Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Gladys Poorte, Jose Andreu, Jose Rodriguez, Oscar Moya, Tina Fuentes, Wayne Miyamoto.
Sam Coronado, "Pan dulce", 1988; serigraph, 13/56; Courtesy of the artist
Sam Coronado: A Retrospective (April 8- June 5, 2011)
This retrospective exhibition reviews 35 years of artist Sam Coronado’s artworks and his contributions to the local and national Latino art scene. Coronado, a prominent Austin artist and Associate Professor in the Visual Communication at Austin Community College, works in a series of mediums ranging from technical drawing to painting, printmaking and commercial design. Presented in conjunction with the 2011 Texas Biennial.
Más Rudas, "Más Rudas Family Portrait", 2011; color photograph; Courtesy of the artist
Chicanas Only by Más Rudas (April 8-June 5, 2011)
Chicanas Only is a salon-style exhibition created by artist members Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez and Mari Hernandez. Each of the artists provides visual commentary in response to roles reflective of identity and gender using a variety of media, including video, found objects, painting, photography and collage. Presented in conjunction with the 2011 Texas Biennial.
Gallery view of Colors on Clay, 2011
Colors on Clay (January 28—March 27, 2011)
Drawn from the outstanding private collection of Susan Toomey Frost, this exhibition features a selection of brightly colored ceramic artwork decorated to reflect the imagery of Mexico and South Texas with depictions of every day culture and life. Generically referred to as “San José tiles,” the works were locally produced by small groups of artisans working in a succession of three workshops including Mexican Arts and Crafts, San Jose Potteries and Mission Crafts from 1931 to 1971, led by entrepreneur Ethel Wilson Harris. A highlight of the exhibit is the artwork including drawings, sketches and paintings of Fernando Ramos, the principal artist for the first workshop, Mexican Arts and Crafts.
Gallery view of "Voces de las Perdidas", 2011
Voces de las Perdidas (January 28—March 27, 2011)
The Museum’s annex gallery will display the art installation Voces de las Perdidas, featuring ceramic work by Austin visual artist Adriana Corral. Fusing traditional ceramic process with current events in Juarez, Mexico, Corral presents a unique interpretation of the clay tile as a medium.