Up Coming Show- "Chicano Heroes de Aztlan" Legacy and Heritage Art Show / by Jose Loza

I will be part of an upcoming group exhibition  Presented by Santa Ana College

"Chicano Heroes de Aztlan" Legacy and Heritage Art Show

Opening night will be Saturday March 7 at 7p.m. at the SAC ARTS Gallery at the Santrora Building in Downtown Santa An at 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q.

"This exhibition acknowledges the common heroes of our community"

Here is part of the Press Release... Hope to see you there!

          SANTA ANA, CA—Santa Ana College (SAC ) will host “Chicano Heroes de Aztlán” Legacy and Heritage starting Saturday, March 7 through April 4 with an opening reception on March 7 at 7 p.m. to kick off the exhibition at the SAC ARTS Gallery at the Santora Building in Downtown Santa Ana at 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q. Admission for both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Fridays 12 noon to 4 p.m. and First Saturday Art Walk each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and by appointment.

            Curated by Southern California-based  artist muralist Abram Moya, Jr., the group exhibition features the work of 13 Chicano artists including pieces by the late Emigdio Vasquez, the famed international muralist who has been called the godfather of Chicano art. The show includes works done in oils, watercolors, charcoal, and some sculptures by Southern California-based artists Guillermo Avalos, Carlos Callejo, Armando Cepeda, Henry Godines, Ignacio Gomez, Jose Loza, Abram Moya, Jr., Matt Southgate, Gregg Stone, Rosemary Vasquez-Tuthill, Ben and Jesse Valenzuela, and Vasquez. The show’s title pays homage to Aztlán, the legendary ancestral home of the Aztec peoples.

            For Moya, a long-time Chicano activist and member of the Orange County art community, the gathering is significant. “This exhibit acknowledges the common heroes of our community,” says Moya. “From mothers, to fathers, to workers, and community, the art honors the Chicano spirit.”

            According to SAC ARTS Gallery Director Phil Marquez, the show marks a milestone. “This is a first for Santa Ana College,” says Marquez. “Typically, these kinds of exhibits are found in larger universities, if not museums, so we’re very pleased to be able to host this kind of exhibit.”

            For more information, or to make an appointment, call (714) 564-5615.