Certain images not only have a lasting power, but remain relevant for generations to come. Few images in the world can boast such credentials like the Virgin of Guadalupe icon can. Of course, it stands to reason that one of history’s most prominent works of art would go on to inspire countless artists to honor its cultural significance by creating works of their own to offer a personal interpretation on what the Virgin of Guadalupe means both artistically and spiritually. La Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit offers a progressive and inventive take on Hispanic artistic culture with a number of depictions of the virgin in varying media. Featured artists include Gerardo Hernandez, Terry K. Smith, Carlos Quadra, Apryl Begay, Alfredo Calderon, Lilia Estrada, Sandra Moreno, Raul Servin and several more. Find them on display at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center until December 31. Admission is free, and the center is open 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 214-670-3777 or visit dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter/index.asp for more information.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 3-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 20. Continues through Dec. 31, 2011