Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Presentation: Visions of Aztlán

Thu, October 28, 2010 | Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Visions of Aztlán" is a one-hour documentary that explores Chicano Art--a unique American art movement that flowered amid the confrontations and turbulent street demonstrations of the 1960s. Directed by veteran Chicano filmmaker Jesús Salvador Treviño, produced by Armando Acevedo and featuring original music by composer Germaine Franco, "Visions of Aztlán" introduces us to a  generation of Mexican-American artists who were inspired by the Chicano Civil Rights Movement to portray Mexican American life at a time when the community was largely invisible in the popular culture. Using the rich images of the artists’ work, along with interviews and historical footage, "Visions of Aztlán" tells the story of Chicano artists who forbore the allure of conventional careers to render their community’s urgent struggles and aspirations for social justice and equality.

"Visions of Aztlán" features the work of a host of Chicano and Chicana artist including (in alphabetical order) . Judy Baca,  Santa Barraza, David Botello, Barbara Carrasco, Carlos Callejo, José Esquivel, Harry Gamboa Jr., Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Gronk , Zarco Guerrero, Wayne Healey,  Ester Hernandez, Yolanda Lopez,  Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, César Martinez, Amalia Mesa-Bains,  José Montoya, Malaquías Montoya, Amado Peña, Patricia Rodriguez, Frank Romero, John Valadez,  Kathy Vargas, Esteban Villa and René Yanez.

Director Jesús Salvador Treviño will be in attendance and participate in a Q&A session after the screening of "Visions of Aztlán."

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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