Oak Cliff is undergoing rapid changes. Chic boutiques and quaint businesses are opening on streets once riddled with degradation. Young professionals are moving into the area and bringing with them new cultures and attitudes. An upcoming exhibition is addressing the changes in Oak Cliff and its effect on the community’s natives.
Three local artists – Mathew Barnes, Rosie Lee and Orland Sanchez-Lugo – will host Oak Cliff: In Transit at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in South Dallas. The visual artists hope to spark a discussion amongst old and new members of the Oak Cliff community.
Each artist took a unique approach to the portrait themed exhibit. Though their artistic styles may be different, the artistic team had a mutual understanding of the show’s mission – documenting the stories of the residents in Oak Cliff.
Free art prints will be given on a first come, first serve basis. The artists also plan to sell t-shirts that don the Oak Cliff: In Transit brand.
Oak Cliff: In Transit will open Saturday, July 14, 2012 and will be on display until Friday, August 24, 2012. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is located on 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Dallas. The event will begin at 7:00pm and end at 10:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Visit the Oak Cliff: In Transit page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OakCliffInTransit to follow the progress of the exhibition. For more information, contact Marcello Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-690-8984.