Bath House Openings for Día de los Muertos and the Art of Nature

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Día de los Muertos: The Eternal Melody
Sammy L. Thomason

October 11-November 15, 2014

Reception with the Artists:
Sunday, October 12, 2014 (5-7 PM)

The theme of this year’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center is music. The choice of this theme responds to the realization that for many of us it is nearly impossible to separate the Dia de los Muertos celebration from its richly inherent musical manifestations.

The musical ideas inspiring the participating artists are created in reaction to the festive nature of the tradition. In the art from this show, the ancient tradition and music come together in a fusion that is hard to be disjointed. From the artistic depiction of people and characters dancing or playing musical instruments to the works of art and altars that celebrate the musical arts in general and the legacy of musicians long gone, music is everywhere during this annual festivity and in this art exhibition.

Participating Artists: Casa Linda UMC Senior Program, Juan Miguel Aguirre, Chandra Armstead, Robin Bachtler Cushman, José Balmore Salazar, Sal Barrón, Cory H. Black, Angie Bolling, Bernard Bortnick, Karen Bower Robinson, Molly Boyd, Paul Carranza, Meredith G. Clark, Brandi Cooper, Kim Corbet, Cynthia Daniel, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Brett Dyer, Julie Flandorfer, Jacque Forsher, Johnathon Foster, Rebecca Fraser Morgan, Angel Gonzales, Rebecca Guy, Robert Hamilton, Melissa Hayes, Juan J. Hernandez, Cindy Kelley, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Sandra Lara, Yenphi “Mimi” Le, Era Levy, Rachel Lord, Cyndi McDonnell, Rosario Mendoza Toledo, Chet Morrison, Nancy Muñoz, Louise Murdock, Chloe Paganini, Cap Pannell, Dulce Parker, Jan Partin, Eva Peña, Kelly Pevehouse, Lorena Ramirez, Gail Roberts, Alfredo Rodriguez, Evan Sartin, Elisabeth Schalij, Kate Schatz, Leslie Swinson, Sammy L. Thomason, Alexandra Tomalá Velez, Mary Ann Turner, Natalie Turner, Jose Vargas, Neal Wagner, Tina Weger, Erin Wetherill, Kathy Windrow, Theresa Wood, and Steven Wright.

Enrique Fernández Cervantes curated this exhibition.

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The Art of Nature: Art by Silvia Thornton and Anne Neal
Anne Neal

October 11, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Reception with the Artists:
Sunday, October 12, 2014 (5-7 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents The Art of Nature, a mixed media art exhibition that features recent works bySilvia Thornton and Anne Neal. The exhibition pays homage to nature by exploring organic forms and processes selected by the two artists to create their works of art. The art investigates the creative potential of natural materials and serves as a form of expression that the artists use to communicate ideas that come from their life experiences, love of art, and unlimited imagination.

The works in this exhibition show what happens when an artist’s inspiration is applied to gifts from nature and earth. Silvia and Anne incorporate, among other natural materials, beeswax, linseed oil, tree resin, glass, papers, wood, metals, micas, leaves, twigs, and sea corals in their work. While some of the pieces in this show are made with materials from nature that have been repurposed or altered in some artistic way to support their new artistic manifestation, many of the works also include unaltered natural elements that are blended with encaustic painting and fused glass.

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Gallery Reception

Sunday, October 12, 2014

(5-7 PM) – Free

Join us at the gallery reception of our two new exhibitions: Día de los Muertos: The Eternal Melody and The Art of Nature: Art by Silvia Thornton and Anne Neal on October 12 (5-7 PM).

Meet the artists, enjoy the art and food, and hear the lively music by our guest musicians Johnny SequenziaKrash 66Kim Corbet, and Lisa Huffaker. And, if you want to make a great impression, you can do all of that while wearing your favorite Day of the Dead costume and makeup.

See you there!


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