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The Machine in the Garden & Thurman’s Natural Impressions open May 7 at the Bath House



The Machine in the Garden

May 7-June 4, 2016

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM) • Featuring music by Stephen Houpt

Curated by Marilyn Waligore and Reynaldo Thompson

The Machine in the Garden is an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media art that is presented by the Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Guanajuato at Salamanca. This collaborative project produced three conjoined exhibitions that have been presented at the venue of each partner organization. The exhibitions were curated by Reynaldo Thompson, from the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography / Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

From the simulation of cells multiplying in a laboratory petri dish, to the creation of bio-cybernetic art objects functioning within the landscape, the artists featured in this exhibition affirm that our 21st century experience of nature has become forever transformed by the impact of science and technology. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Leo Marx’s book by the same name, written in 1964. The art featured in the show revisits half a century later the same idea of exploitation of nature.

The Machine in the Garden features artwork by U.S. and Mexican artists, including: Jaime Bailléres, Twyla Bloxham, Gilberto Esparza, Gonzalo Bautista, Mitzi Hallmark, Eric Keig, David Witherspoon, and Carlo Zinzi.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman

May 7-October 1, 2016
The show will be closed to the public, June 5-27, due to the annual Youth Art Summer Camp.

Reception with the Artist: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

White Rock Lake Museum
The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 • www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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