September 12 – October 19, 2013 at the Dallas Latino Cultural center
Founded in 2003, the Latino Cultural Center opens its 10th Anniversary Season with the retrospective, Forging Identity, Creating Local Art: Dallas and North Texas Latino Artists, 1970-1993.
This exhibition will run from September 12 – October 19, 2013 and is an important component of the Latino Cultural Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. The 21 Dallas and North Texas Latino artists featured in this exhibition are: Celia Álvarez Muñoz, Sal Barron, Juan Manuel Campos, Filberto Chapa, Jesus Chairez, Adriana Cobo-Frenkel, Pablo Esparza, Lilia Estrada, Eliseo Garcia, María Teresa García-Pedroche, John Hernández, Juan Hernández, Benito Huerta, Leticia Huerta, Diana Marquis, Manuel Mauricio, Vincent Morin, Roberto Munguia, Jesús Moroles, Samuel Torres and José Vargas. The exhibition is curated by Viola Delgado. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6-8 pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Latino artists came together in the 1980's to form ARTE (Artists Relating Together and Exhibiting), which led a nascent advocacy for the creation of a Hispanic Cultural Center. These artists along with Latino community leaders and elected officials pushed for the 1995 City of Dallas Bond Program for the capital project to build the Latino Cultural Center. This retrospective honors these artists for their work in establishing a presence for local Latino artists and examines their voice and pride. “It is important that we recognize the efforts of these artists in building the local artistic community,” says LCC General Manager Benjamin Espino. The exhibition covers the work of these artists, from 1970 to 1993, 10 years before the opening the Ricardo Legorreta designed Latino Cultural Center.