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Latino Cultural Center Events- January 2014

Dallas tends to surprise us all. One big city with lots to do. If you are a lover of art and culture don’t miss Latino Cultural Center’s January activities.

 

Through January 10, 2014 – Baroque On The Border: The Paintings of Rigoberto Gonzalez

Rigoberto Gonzalez’s Baroque-inspired paintings explore contemporary issues affecting the Texas-Mexico border region. The figures in his paintings portray and inform life along the border, marked by the brutality associated with drug cartels, tales from local folklore, and moments of domestic tranquility. By merging centuries-old European vernacular with contemporary narratives, Gonzalez draws and historical allusion between the propensity for harsh violence in religious and secular paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries with the intense brutality in some border regions today. Gonzalez’ canvases serve as portals to people who struggle to balance the beauty and violence in daily living. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

January 17- February 22, 2014- The Trinity: Reflections of A River

Opening Reception- Friday, January 17, 6-8PM

The Trinity River Photo Contest, currently in its fifth year and produced by the City of Dallas, has not only inspired people of all ages to visit the Trinity River corridor and enjoy local outdoor adventure, it has captured these visits with inspiring photographs. Year after year, these are moments of discovery that occur for the viewer through the wonderful images taken by professional, amateur, and youth photographers. Opening reception and exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

 

January 17- February 22, 2014- Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman

Opening Reception- Friday, January 17, 6-8PM

Deep in central Mexico exists an ancient indigenous community dedicated to the practice of the enduring Huichol Shamanism. The exhibition featured works of textile art from the Huichol people of Mexico. After ingesting the sacred peyote cactus, artists receive their visions and translate them into vibrantly-colored yarn paintings, now highly prized by folk art collectors around the world. The popularity of this art form transcends cultural boundaries, and this exhibition helps us understand the world of its creators as well as their inspiration. Opening reception and exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Target Second Saturday

The Asociacion Boricua de Dallas will host a day of festivities to celebrate Dia de Reyes, including an interactive performance retelling the story of The Three Kings at the LCC on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The Asociacion Boricua de Dallas is a group dedicated to showcasing Puerto Rican culture. In addition to the interactive retelling of The Three Kings, the Asociacion will also have traditional Puerto Rican arts and crafts for the children as an additional way of celebrating Dia de Reyes. The even is FREE and open to the public.

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

11:00- 1:00 – Crowns and Tiaras Craft Workshop

11:30- 12:00PM- Storytelling

12:00-4:00PM- Free Salsa Lessons

1:00-2:30PM- Yarn Painting Activity with Oil and Cotton

1:00-2:00PM- The Three Kings Story Retelling Performance

2:00-3:00PM- Gift Giveaway

3:00-3:30PM- Picture with the Three Kings

 

For more information, visit their website here!

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