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Save the Date

22nd Annual Mexica New Year 

MARCH 13-15, 2020

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Tlazo Camati (Thank you)

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Meet The Maestros at Mexica New Year

Each year we have a series of Maestros visit from Mexico and Latino America sharing their knowledge and wisdom through lectures and workshops.

Acamapixlti
El Temachtiani Ocelocoatl Ramirez
Araceli Granados Texcalxaya
Ramiro R. Duarte
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl

Drums | Huehuétl and Teponaztle

Represent the heartbeat of our Ancestors

and the Sun.

Dancers | Danzantes

Represents the planets orbiting the Sun

The Door | La Puerta

Represents the Entry Point to the Ceremonial Cypher

Altar | Momoztli

Represents the Belly Botton ofMother Earth

Danza Azteca

Aztec Dance represents man's eternal search for cosmic harmony and integration of body and spirit. A form of prayer, but also a complete way of life and connection with what is most important to the people.

The meaning behind The New Year

Acatl is Reed in English. It symbolizes heat and energy, encounters and firmness. Its glyph is presented in various forms in diverse codices (Ancient Aztec books). In some cases, its presented as a reed plant sprouting from an irrigation ditch, while in others a tie of reeds, as others as arrows tied together. In all cases, its related to heat and the celestial energy that comes to us like darts and which also reflects back from the earth to the cosmos.

 

This year symbol is also a day symbol and is tightly linked to Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, the intelligence and memory, of analysis and observation, of the encounter and firmness of constructive links. This is also a good year for crucial decisions, the direction in life, heat, and energy combined with justice. Chicome, the number seven represents restlessness and transformation. It is related to our mental activity with the influences of the phases of the moon. The number seven is ¼ of a moon cycle of 28 days.

Meet the artist behind the glyph design 7 Reed

Jesse Hernandez (@UrbanAztec) is a visual artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, most widely recognized for his street art murals, vinyl toys, and diverse Illustration work. His style is known as Urban Aztec, a combination of graffiti and ancient indigenous culture.

 

Hernandez’s artwork has been featured by Warner Bros., the San Jose Sharks, the Oakland Museum, DC Comics, Rockstar energy drink, Rolling Stone magazine, Juxtapoz, Gears of War 4, X-Box, Playstation, Oakland Athletics, and the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. To learn more about the many talents of UrbanAztec, visit his website.

 

Website: www.Urbanaztec.com
Instagram: @Urbanaztec
Twitter: @Urbanaztec

Together We Create will be hosting a large group of artists at Mexica New Year varying in age and experience. Starting with the newcomers to well- established graffiti artist, TWC will be facilitating an educational experience through hands-on practice with the students from local High Schools. TWC takes pride in exposing the youth to real-life problem-solving skills through the arts. Together We Create are educators; artists, and recognize the need for quality art.

 

Join us as TWC produces 16+ finished 8'x8' murals in the span of two days. Spectators can't help but be captivated by watching the process of having an empty wall transform into a stunning and colorful masterpiece in just hours. As the artists collectively complete these pieces, everyone is welcomed to watch, learn, and even take pictures as these soon become backdrops for some unique photo opportunities.

 

To learn more about Together We Create, visit:

www.twc408.com

San Jose Community Artists Empowering Youth

ERIKA GOMEZ HENAO
WISPER
CARMEN JULIE
VELASCO
FRANCISCO RAMIREZ 
ROBERTO ROMO
EASE US
MESNGR
ELBA RAQUEL