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by Jerome Weeks 29 Feb 2008

The party may be Saturday at PanAmerican ArtProjects in the trendy Dragon Street gallery area, but the space that matters is in Oak Cliff, an overgrown, 35-acre site along Jefferson Boulevard. The woody, flood-plain lot has an old house on it (right) and a large, skeletal chunk of concrete trestle running right through it (left) — from the days of the long-defunct […]

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The party may be Saturday at PanAmerican ArtProjects in the trendy Dragon Street gallery area, but the space that matters is in Oak Cliff, an overgrown, 35-acre site along Jefferson Boulevard. The woody, flood-plain lot has an old house on it (right) and a large, skeletal chunk of concrete trestle running right through it (left) — from the days of the long-defunct Interurban Rail Line.

La Reunion Tx hopes to transform that unusual site into a gallery, performance space and arts residency, hosting working artists there from one week to one year. And to do that the nonprofit group has held an architecture competition, Make Space for Art, with a $6,000 prize. The deadline has passed, the submitted plans have been judged and the winner is to be announced Saturday at the PanAmerican party — along with a slide show of all the entries and music from the Escalator Maintenance Society, the experimental side project of Tim Ruble and Jason Roberts of the Happy Bullets. 

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Make Space for Art, PanAmerican ArtProjects , 1615 Dragon Street, 6-8 p.m.

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