Frank Gonzales joyfully practices on the teponaxtle Aztec drum at the camp, sponsored by the Indigenous Cultures Institute and held earlier this month at Cuauhtemoc hall. PHOTOS COURTESY OF RENE RENTIRIA/RENTERIA PHOTOGRAPHY
Jade Rivera reads her interpretation of “air,” holding feathers as the symbol of this indigenous element. Behind her, Catrina Suarez and Zoe Lynn Tabor listen.
Alianna Reyna, Celeste Putnam, Jade Rivera, and art instructor Marleen Villanueva salute the four directions at opening and closing of program.