|Pictured is one of the black and white photographs in the "Lost Cultures: The Aztecs" exhibition that opens March 24 in the UTPA Visitors Center.|
Billingslea spent nearly five years of research in and around Mexico City, site of the ancient Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, to complete his documentary work, resulting in an exhibit that provides a new perspective on a remarkable and dominate culture during the 15th and 16th centuries.
In January 2007, Billingslea’s WesleyImages, in partnership with Teotl Publishing, launched the book “Lost Culture: The Aztecs” – the first of six books Billingslea will publish focusing on raising awareness of this and other indigenous cultures.
The exhibit opening will kick off FESTIBA 2008 – a weeklong celebration of the arts and literacy at UTPA held March 24-29 culminating in Community Day on March 29 providing activities for family members of all ages. For a complete list of FESTIBA events go to http://www.coah.utpa.edu/festiba/.
The exhibit “Lost Cultures: The Aztecs” is open to the public free of charge until June 1, 2008. The Visitors Center hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
For special accommodations or to arrange a tour, call 956/292-7338.