From Press Release
As the Ice House Cultural Center gets ready to close its doors in preparation for its transition to a new location and its transformation into the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in 2010, we celebrate some of the artists who have helped shape the Ice House and have left their artistic imprint in the Oak Cliff community. Through “Reflections of Our Past, Visions of Our Future” we are reminded of the amazing talent that has delighted audiences at the Ice House for over a decade and will undoubtedly continue to flourish.
Please join us for this exhibition featuring a variety of media including paintings, photographs and sculptures by Cimi Alvarado, Elizabeth Amaro, Magda Bowen, Martin Campos, Marissa Colomo, Carlos Daniel Don Juan, Lilia Estrada, Julio Cesar Flores, Cheryl Francis, Genaro Hernandez, Juan J. Hernandez, Lisa Lindholm, Santiago Lopez, Jorge Martinez, Cristina Medina, Sandra A. Moreno, Cristina Nava, Lourdes Osorio, Carlos Quadra, Angel Azul Ramirez, Patricia Rodriguez, Joe Sarate, Elliott Snedden, Pam Stern, Jerrel Sustaita, Samuel Torres, Patricia Waas and Julie Zarate.
The exhibit runs from August 14 to September 18, 2009, at The Ice House Cultural Center. Opening Reception is from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
About the Ice House Cultural Center
The Ice House Cultural Center was built in 1908, and served as a major ice supplier in Oak Cliff during the 1920s under management of the Southland Corporation, which later became the 7-Eleven store chain. In 1997, the Ice House was converted into a cultural center that forms part of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts. The center provides a Latino-focused venue to promote arts and cultural events that reflect the diversity of Oak Cliff and the surrounding neighborhoods. In September 2009, the Ice House Cultural Center will close its doors and will reemerge in 2010 as the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, located at 223 E. Jefferson Blvd., next door to the Texas Theater.
Location and hours
The Ice House Cultural Center is located in Oak Cliff at 1004 W. Page Street, Dallas, Texas 75208, near the intersection of Polk Avenue and 12th Street. The Ice House Cultural Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm and on Saturday from 12 to 6 pm. The center is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information on the Ice House Cultural Center programs, visit www.dallasculture.org.