Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center is proud to present 57 pieces from 38 local Dallas area artists who exemplify the social, political and cultural movement in Dallas through the 7th Annual Hecho en Dallas Juried Exhibition.
This exhibit runs from March 11 2010 until April 24, 2010. Different media such as sculpture, oil painting, photography, fabric painting and many more are being showcased.
One of the artists, Marian de Lefeld presents Pequeñas Injusticias (Small Injustices), an oil on fabric painting pointing to the relationship between petroleum and poverty in her native country of Venezuela.
“[This painting] exudes a hard reality of my homeland,” de Lefeld states. “Indifference is not an option. I feel compelled to raise awareness on this important, yet profoundly overlooked issue, through researchand exploration of paintings.”
Jurors this year include, Tomas Bustos, sculpture instructor at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas and founder of the Association of Latino Artists and Studies (ALAS); Cristina B. Medina, professor of visual arts and humanities at Mountain View College; and Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt, owner of the 14th Street Gallery in Plano.
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the Latino Cultural Center is to serve as a catalyst for the preservation, development and promotion of Latino arts and culture in Dallas. The Center is located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204. LCC hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, please call 214-671-0045.
Following is a list of artists showcased at the Hecho en Dallas exhibit:
Humberto De Garrio
Adriana Martinez Mendoza
Kim Cadmus Owens
James Michael Starr
John David Tisdale