Step into a world of enchantment at the ‘Calavera Collection’ exhibit! ūüĆļ‚ú® Opening in mid-October at La Villita Historic Arts Village, this ex traordinary display features over 25 giant skulls meticulously adorned by the talented artists of San Antonio.

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the ‘Calavera Collection.’ Marvel at the rich colors and intricate details that breathe life into each skull. Best of all, the exhibit is open for public viewing, free of charge, during the Day of the Dead festival.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magnificence of this cultural phenomenon. Join us and be transported into a world where art, tradition, and celebration intertwine. ūüé®ūüíÄ‚ú®”

Calavera Exbihibition Photo Credit: Jonathan Alonzo

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO RUBIO 

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Rubio is a Contemporary Chicano Artist, born and raised in the West Side of San Antonio. Rubio has instructed community-based public art programming through non-profit arts organizations and currently serves as the Artist In Residence for the San Antonio Street Art Initiative, Youth Arts Program.

ITZAM YE
BY CARDEE AVILA GARCIA

The rich history & culture of my family & Raza holds a significant place in my life & art. My piece is entitled “Itzam-Ye”.

JACK KING KIRBY SAN ANTO STYLE BY JUAN MIGUEL RAMOS

This calavera was designed to honor the memory of Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as Jack Kirby the King of Comics.

MY 90 WESTSIDE STORY BY ANGELICA GOMEZ MAYORGA

Progressing to the back of the skull I pay great homage to my grandparents.

MESOAMERICAN ICONS
BY ANDY VILLARREAL

In My Calavera, what is depicted there is the indigenous Mayan culture. The work depicts various places in time past present and future.

PARA MI FAMILIA BY ANDREA V RIVAS

When creating my artwork I am heavily influenced by my Latinx culture. Honduras is the country where my parents were born in and where most of my family still remains.

FLOWER POWER BY MICHELLE LOVE

Flower Power was inspired by the cycle of Life. Flowers symbolize the beauty of Life and celebration of the joyful moments that make Life worth living.

SAD DOG
BY RUDY MARCO HERRERA

Rudy Herrera creates large colorful imagery. Often murals but sometimes  large canvases. 

WABI SABI #900 BY Albert Gonzales

Wabi Sabi, a Japanese philosophy which can be translated to the idea of embracing the beauty of the imperfect, or in simple terms, perfectly imperfect.

ORBITING LUPITA DOLLS BY ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ

Initially in Mexico, Lupita dolls were created for those who could not afford the more expensive porcelain doll.

POR MIS HUEVOS
BY ANA LAURA HERNANDEZ

The ‚ÄúAlebrijes de Rancho‚ÄĚ that I created are an homage to my grandmother, Margarita and my daughter‚Äôs grandmother.

DISSENTER’S HOPE BY ANABEL TORIBIO-MARTINEZ

Dissenter’s Hope is a homage to the honorable Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

COMO LA CHICHARRA BY ARIEL LUNA ANAIS

In glimmering song, the insects gently lead the sunset procession like spiritual guides for those departed.

SOLTAR BY ASHLEY PEREZ

The inspiration for this work stems from my current series that focuses on themes of forgiveness and trust.

CRYSTAL VISIONS BY CELESTE DE LUNA

 Crystal Visions was inspired by migration of threatened animals in Texas. 

LEGACY BY CRISTINA MUNIZ 

The visual narrative depicts growth and protection of our soil that nurtures our soul.

LEGENDS NEVER DIE BY CRYSTAL ARIAS

My calavera is paying tribute to Riley Gale from Power Trip and Wade Allison from Iron Age.

EL TACO REY BY EDDY RIOS

My skull is called El Taco Rey. My inspiration comes from my passion for tacos. 

EL PASO BY ENRIQUE MARTINEZ

My skull, “El Paso” represents the passage of the dead, into our mortal realm on¬†the Day of the Dead.¬†

LIFE / DEATH BY EVA MARENGO SANCHEZ

My calavera is about how close life and death are to each other.

THE UNINVITED GUEST BY EVIL DAVE

I just wanted to have fun with it and hope it will make others smile in these crazy times.

DE LAS ESTRELLAS, HASTA LA TIERRA BY GERARDO Q GARCIA

We, as humans, are made of star dust & upon death, we feed the earth with our physical remains.

RESILIENT LOVE BY GABRIEL GARCIA

Growing up in San Antonio, nopales had mostly existed in the periphery of my daily life.

NACIMIENTO LEVE MILD  / BIRTH BY JUAN DE DIOS MORA

This piece emphasizes the birth of life and the struggles encountered.

THE LIGHT BY
YENIFER GAVI√ĎA-FRANCO

The cempasuchil is a symbol for the sun’s light in Mexican tradition

MALO IN PINK BY JAMES SUPA MEDRANO

 My goal for the calavera was to incorporate my style and color palette, so it would be similar to my paintings.

SMILE NOW, FLY LATER
BY SHEK VEGA AND NIK SOUP 

In the world we find ourselves in it can be difficult to find a reason to smile.

VECINO BY PHIL LANE 

The idea and theme were inspired by a message posted on a church billboard, “Love your neighbor. No exceptions.“

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