24th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibition
Bath House Cultural Center
October 16-November 13, 2010
Opening Reception with the Artists: Sunday, October 17, 2010 (5-9 PM)
Free and open to the public
The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 24th annual Día de los Muertos art exhibition, from October 16 to November 13, 2010. This lively eclectic exhibition features 62 local, regional, national and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore and honor people, things, and ideas that have “passed on.”
An opening reception with the artists will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 5 to 7 PM. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
About the Exhibition
For almost a quarter of a century, the Bath House Cultural Center has given artists an opportunity to become a part of the celebratory festivities of the Day of the Dead by organizing the Día de los Muertos show, which allows artists to create works that are inspired by the ceremonies of honor, symbols of remembrance, and expressions of joy that are closely associated with the Mexican tradition. The inclusion of traditional Día de los Muertos altarpieces alongside contemporary artwork in a variety of media is evidence that this show, albeit rooted in the syncretistic Pre-Columbian and Catholic tradition of All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead, is a source of inspiration for people of many cultures, races and backgrounds who embrace the celebration.
The themes of the 2010 exhibition are wide ranging, and include artwork that honors the memory of a Belarusian family that immigrated to the US, a traditional Brazilian tapete (colorful commemorative floor design), an installation honoring the victims of breast cancer, a Day of the Dead version of the art of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, as well as art that makes a statement about topics of music and popular culture, such as the memory of the hippie counterculture movement of the 1960s and 70s, and commemorative art for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Michael Jackson.
Francisco Alvarado, Chandra Armstead, Robin Bachtler Cushman, Dan Richard Barber, Angie Bolling, Stephanie Bolt, Chris Brown, Taylor Pierre Bryant, Betty Bucher, Billy Bucher, Kristine Byars, Paul Carranza, Rebecca Collins, Kim Corbet, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Manuel Crespo, Evan Davis, Dennis Domstead, Kathleen Donovan, Laura H. Drapac, Barbara Dubovsky, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Jeffrey Eames, Lilia Estrada, Cuyler Etheredge, Jacque Forsher, Merry Fuhrer, Sharon Giles, April Greenlee, Frank Guerra, Rebecca Guy, Franziska Haarmann, Juan J. Hernandez, Tori Hopkins, Alison Jardine, Uday Khambadkone, Lee Lage, Linda Lopez, Elsa Madrid Moore, Solange Maria Mariel, Freddie McCoo, Karen Merten, Margo Lee Miller, Mario Moreno, Sandra A. Moreno, Nancy Muñoz, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Cap Pannell, Marilyn Parrish, Marcello Pope, Shoshana Portnoy, Angelita Rodriguez, Patty Rooney, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Cat Snapp, Arthur Stephens, Carroll Swenson Roberts, Madeleine Terry, Karen Weiss, Kathy Windrow, and Vivyanne Yi.
Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator of Exhibitions of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Center curated this exhibition.
Please visit www.bathhousecultural.com for more information and to preview selected art pieces from the exhibition in the Photo Gallery.