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Xavier Cortada to exhibit in Ice House Cultural Center group show


For immediate release

Jose Vargas 214-670-7524


La Calavera Art Exhibit
October 29 –November 26, 2005


The City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs and The Ice House Cultural Center present La Calavera Art Exhibit . October 29, through November 26, 2005 at The Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff (1004 W. Page Street, Dallas, TX 75208).

"La Calavera" is a popular image used in the celebration of "El Dia de Los Muertos". Each year, in Mexico, a time is set aside to honor those who have passed on from this earthly domain. The celebration should not to be confused with Halloween.

Join us for our yearly celebration, with an art exhibit by local, and regional artists.

The exhibit consists of: paintings, photographs, sculpture, mixed-media, and altars assembled by area students, and the community.

Reception: Saturday, October 29, 2005

The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, October 29, 2005. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will include live music by "Grupo Fantasma". Artists will also be present. Both exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The Ice House Cultural Center opened in 1997 and provides a Latino focused venue to enrich the quality of life of the community through arts and cultural events that reflect the diversity of Oak Cliff and the surrounding Dallas communities. The Ice House Cultural Center is supported by Arte Oak Cliff, Southwest Airlines, Target Stores, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Ice House Cultural Center
1004 W. Page Street
Dallas, Texas 75208

Tuesday through Friday – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday & Monday – Closed

For more information call 214.670.7524 or visit









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Xavier Cortada has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant-driven art projects. 

Cortada has created art for:

The White House
The World Bank
The Florida Capitol
The Florida Supreme Court
Miami City Hall
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Courthouse
Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers Foyer
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
Miami Art Museum
World AIDS Conferences

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