City of Dallas, TX

01/29/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/29/2023 07:45

Welcoming New Director, Music Lounge, Love In Black Film Series, and more!

3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Business Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday | Closed

Welcoming New Director, Martine Elyse Philippe

On January 24, The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture invited the community to a reception welcoming the departments new director, Martine Elyse Philippe, at the South Dallas Cultural Center. We want to say thank you to our sponsors and to the community for coming out and giving Martine a warm South Dallas welcome!

View more on our Black Culture Celebrated blog

Music Lounge Powered by Swan Strings

Friday, Feb. 10 | Doors open at 7:00 p.m. | South Dallas Cultural Center

Dana Harper is guided by love as both an artist and individual. Reaching far beyond the confines of romantic love, the expressive songstress lives a life deeply rooted in true self love, love of community, and love of life itself. A Dallas-native, Harper's music is about embracing and celebrating life's universal experiences.

La Bell grew up with a love of singing, but struggled with the anxiety of performing at an early age. When she discovered rap at 19, she knew she had found her way to do what she loved while still being able to express herself.

This music lounge is in partnership with Jess Garland of Swan Strings Music Program, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide free music education, community concerts and sound therapy services to North Texan individuals without access.

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Love In Black: A Film Series

Feb. 10, 14, 21, & 28 | Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. | Location varies

In collaboration with The Texas Theatre, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, and GO3 Vodka, the South Dallas Cultural Center is happy to present our second annual Love In Black program, a film series representing Black love. Through the month of February, we're inviting the community to join us as we showcase four well-established movies focused on what it means to find, develop, and grow in love. Grab your friend, boo, or come solo and enjoy this four-week program full of film, Blackness, and love.

Click here for showtimes, locations, and tickets

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AEP6 is the sixth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry in the U.S. This study is conducted approximately every five years to gauge the economic impact (on employment, government revenue, and household income) of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and the event-related spending by their audiences. Learn more

The Mount Experience at the AT&T Headquarters

Rodney Hawkins, a producer and journalist in Dallas, led a team that created the exhibit, called The Mount Experience. He was inspired to start researching his family history when heard stories from his grandmother about growing up on her family's sharecropping farm. The journey led him to the cemetery.Learn more

Conflict by Nitashia Johnson and Inyang Essien

Conflict is a short poetic visual about the struggle of letting go of someone you love when it isn't working. Instead of releasing, our entities might ignore the signs of a declining relationship. The living and dead organic life shown throughout the video represents the constant tug and pull we might feel from karmic ties, making us stay. Learn more

Black Cowboys: An American Story

Black Cowboys: An American Story, presented by the African American Museum, the Witte Museum, Bank of America and Oncor, is on display at the African American Museum at Fair Park now through April 15. With more than 50 artifacts, photographs, documents and films, the exhibition explores the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women and children - enslaved and free - who labored on the ranches of Texas and participated in cattle drives before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century. Learn more

Last Week of She Blinded Them With Science

Closes Feb. 4 | Tuesday - Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | South Dallas Cultural Center

She Blinded Them With Science is a body of work created by artist Andrea Tosten using text and pattern to explore social constructs, binary thinking, and the nature of existence. Tosten's works on paper incorporate the processes of hand-lettering, drawing, origami, and the zoetrope. An artist talk was held Jan. 13 with Andrea Tosten with special guest panelists Dr. Marta Torres, Dr. Ashley Wade, and Classi Nance.

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