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3 days ago

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BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUTH DALLAS

After the Civil War, many African Americans left the rural and country areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi to move to the Dallas area.
Most African Americans resided in a community once known as Freedman’s Town in North Dallas. Other than Freedman’s Town, there was Deep Ellum and the Central Track, Dallas’ first and original black entertainment district, which was at its peak during the early 1900s.
Deep Ellum was known as being “legendary for its music, gambling, and street life” and attracted people from all walks of life, making the area one of the most important neighborhoods in Dallas history.
The main two African-American communities only lasted until the 1940s and 1950s, when the housing project of the Roseland Homes and the freeway construction destroyed most of the two areas of Freedman’s Town and Deep Ellum.
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7 days ago

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MARY TOMÁS GALLERY – SEPTEMBER 2019
For More Information and Interviews Contact: Mary Tomás 214-727-5101

MARY TOMÁS GALLERY is pleased to present TRAYECTORIAS featuring artists Juan Cruz and Fred Villanueva. Opening reception will be held Saturday September 7, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and in conjunction with the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) Fall Gallery Walk from noon to 8:30 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

TRAYECTORIAS refers to the idea that an artist can operate in different directions or forms of creativity that are born from operating in such a manner. The exhibition will highlight the parallels and differences of artistic forms created by artists Juan Cruz and Fred Villanueva, who can be found working individually and in tandem at Villanueva‘s vast studio space, Ash Studios, near Fair Park. Both artists draw from their Mexican American heritage and have very unique ways at exploring the contemporary world within their chosen mediums.
Juan Cruz describes his process of art making as culling from his life experiences to recreate his interpretation of reality as an artist of color. Sifting through long held religious and spiritual beliefs, societal issues such as gentrification and perceived borders, Cruz utilizes feelings of sentimentality, passion and aggression to adapt traditional Mexican imagery and colors to his contemporary visual language. Oil paint, mixed media, printmaking and charcoal are his chosen tools as he creates layered yet gutteral stories. Juan works closely with Fred on several community art projects targeted to children through The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of North Texas in 2019 and was selected as our featured artist in RADAR IV 2018 and Rising Star 2018 benefiting The Turner House.
Fred Villanueva uses his heritage, international travels and extensive study of art history to inform his creative process. Fred believes that the creator can recreate visual language endlessly and that it is his artistic intent to interpret, re-interpret and represent ideas intuitively through free expression, exploration o
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Painting for the People @ Ash Studios ...

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