Latino Cultural Center (2009)

Introducing “Danza de la Tierra”

In 2008 the Dallas Latino Cultural Center, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, commissioned Judy Baca to paint a mural for the lobby of their 304-seat, Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall.

The Dallas Latino Cultural Center, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, commissioned Judy Baca to paint a mural for the lobby of their 304-seat, Oak Farms Dairy Performance Hall. This short film shows the process from concept to completion.

The new work features two dancers from celebrated Limón Dance Company. The subject of the mural is movement and dance set in the city of Dallas. Baca says to “to elicit the illusion of movement, the bones of the mural or its underlying geometric compositional lines are composed of swirling ellipses. The dancers are seen as multiple images as they move through space. The design is carefully planned to draw the viewer into the dance as a participant in movement as they travel through the lobby of the Cultural Center to view a performance.”

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The Dallas Latino Cultural Center (LCC) opened in 2003 with the vision of providing artists, cultural organizations and the Latino community with a venue to develop and celebrate Latino culture and art. The LCC hosts and serves as a venue for various expressions of the visual, musical, performing and literary arts.
DallasArtistsThe mural features prominent
Latino artists from Texas including:

Flaco Jimenez
Segovia Hermanas
Lydia Mendoza
Margarita Fraga
Tony De La Rosa
Selena
Valeria Longorio
Sandra Cisneros
Narciso Martinez
Luis Jimenez
Rudolfo Anaya
Carmen Lomas Garza
Santa Barraza


 

Final Image 2009, 10′ x 15′

 

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Painting In Situ:

 

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