Tag: Mexican art

Making of Festivity Masks – THIS Saturday 4/14 plus FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

Workshop: Making of Festivity Masks

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $45
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Workshop

Let your creativity unleash at Mercado369’s “Making of” Workshop series, where internationally renowned artisan Felipe Horta will guide you through painting a wood mask to its own character! See your work resemble the vivid, symbolic masks worn in the “pastorela” Nativity festivals in Michoacan, Mexico, and collected around the world. Felipe’s iconic masks extend traditions of Mestizo populations. In addition to his expert instruction and shared paint and brushes, the $45 fee/person includes a wood carved mask awaiting your personalization! Buy your tickets now—seats are limited!

FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Price: FREE
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Presentation

RSVP at Mercado369.com

369 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff, TX 75208

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México 1900–1950 at the DMA

Frida Kahlo_The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas)

México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde


Exhibition dates: March 12 – July 16, 2017


México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde explores 50 years of Mexican modern art highlighting new narratives in Mexico’s modern art history. Organized in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde highlights new narratives in Mexico’s modern art history. This sweeping survey, the result of a combined cultural endeavor between Mexico and France, features almost 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and films that document the country’s artistic Renaissance during the first half of the 20th century. The traveling exhibition showcases the work of titans of Mexican Modernism alongside that of lesser-known pioneers, including a number of rarely seen works by female artists, to reveal the history and development of modern Mexico and its cultural identity.

This DMA exhibit is drawing large crowds, so you will want to plan ahead — purchase tickets online or pick a less crowded time. Special Exhibition Admission: $16. Tickets for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students must be purchased on-site with ID. Hours: Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sun. 11am-5pm; Thurs. 11am-9pm; Mon. closed.

Exhibition Talk: México 1900-1950: Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.

Explore masterpieces of Mexican modern art with Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA and the organizing curator for México 1900–1950. Dr. Arteaga will discuss key themes in the exhibition, which documents an artistic renaissance in Mexico through painting, sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking.


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Pastor Garcia demo on Paper Mache & Paper Sculpture Sept. 27


Guest artist at the Tuesday, September 27th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Pastor Garcia. 

He will discuss his methods of creating paper sculpture and do a brief demonstration. He will also bring examples of his work, including his delightful Alebrijes series, which are fantastical, imaginary creatures created in a style that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the IAA Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Guests are welcome.

About Pastor Garcia:

His creations are mostly made of paper; similar to paper mache (papier mâché) but he also mixes different kinds of materials, including clay, wire, cardboard, tissue paper, napkins, etc. Alebrijes are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. He use acrylics only to paint them and apply a glossy finish coat.

His sculptures were on display at the Irving Arts Center October 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014. He has also sold work through Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District and in craft fairs. Pastor Garcia also teaches classes in paper sculpture.



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Día de los Muertos: The Liveliest of Celebrations – Reception & Workshops


Duke M. Horn

October 10-November 14, 2015

Reception with the Artists:
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
(5-7 PM)

For twenty-nine years, the Bath HouseCultural Center has presented its annualDía de los Muertos art exhibition. One of the longest-running Día de los Muertos events in the region, this exhibition of altars and contemporary art draws inspiration from the ancient Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. The annual autumn custom merges aspects of pre-Columbian ceremonial rites and the Catholic observance of All Saint’s Day. Throughout the years, this fascinating marriage of cultures and beliefs has given birth to a type of artistic imagery, styles and aesthetics that have been admired and embraced by artists from Mexico and, increasingly, from many parts of the world.

This year, the main focus of the Bath House exhibition is on the depiction of the festive side of the Day of the Dead.

The show includes art by Chandra Armstead, Cynthia Armstrong, Robin Bachtler Cushman, Sissy Bingham, Dan Birlew, Penelope Bisbee, Angie Bolling, Amy Branch-Lambert, Tarran Caldwell, Hector Cantu, Paul Carranza, Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt, Carlos Castellanos, Justin Clumpner, Cynthia Daniel, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Brett Dyer, Ann Slate Gaspari, Kelly Giesecke, Cynthia Green, DJ Guerra, Melissa Hayes, George Wayne Hensley, Michael Hilden, Duke M. Horn, Mary Ann Kaylor, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Craig Lewis Hoffman, Miriam Lizcano, Rebecca Martin, Cyndi McDonnell, Brian McGregor, Malachy McKinney, Marcela Mihaloglou, Vincent Morin, Jr., Alicia Norrigan, Teri Novelen, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Eva Peña, Kristen Penrod, Kelly Pevehouse, Beth Herrin-Phelps , E. Floyd Phelps, Larry Pile, Ann Ranson, Lynn Reagan, Marc Reeves, Janet Reynolds, Gail Roberts, Alfredo Rodriguez, R. D. Romero, Jose Balmore Salazar, Evan N. Sartin, Kate Schatz, Linda Slaughter, Fancy Oliver Tanner, Madeleine Terry, Sammy L. Thomason, Mary Ann Turner, Jose Vargas, Judy Williamson, Theresa Wood, and Mayra Viviana Zamora.

Enrique Fernández Cervantes curated the exhibition.
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Día de los Muertos – Art workshops and reception with the artists

Sunday, October 11, 2015Start your Day of the Dead celebration early this year by participating in some of the free Día de los Muertos art workshops offered by local artists at the Bath House.

All the workshops are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so get there early!


 1:00-2:30 PM

Workshop 1 – Papier mâché Day of the Dead skulls. Instructor: Eva Azul

Workshop 2 – Paper and mixed media marigold flowers – Instructor: Guadalupe Robles

2:30-4 PM

Workshop 1 – Devotional Day of the Dead candles. Instructor: Jose Vargas

Workshop 2 – Repujado (embossed metal) art. Instructor: Janet Reynolds

Workshop 3 – Day of the Dead coloring. Instructor: Marcela Mihaloglou.



5-7 PM

The reception with the artists will feature wonderful live music by Waco artist, Chris Castañeda, and Dallas musician, Stephen Houpt.

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Day of the Dead Costume and/or makeup.

No time to put your Dia de los Muertos makeup on before leaving home?
Don’t worry. Let our face-painting artist do the work for you!

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Post: Recent artwork by Shawn Saumell



October 10, 2015-January 30, 2016

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the BathHouse Cultural Center.

Shawn Saumell is a visual artist born in New York who currently lives and works in Dallas. When the artist was first asked to develop a new exhibition, he considered the mission of the White Rock Lake Museum of bringing the preservation of the environment to the forefront of public discussion. The artist’s new show,Post, is an important project that echoes some of the ideas and concepts of ecological conservation that are regularly presented in the museum.

Post features a series of prints mounted on aluminum panels that depict colorful, yet desolated and otherworldly desertscapes. Within some of the artist’s imagined environments, he includes abandoned metal buildings and other structures that might represent societies or cultures perhaps long-gone. These landscapes could symbolize Earth or other planets whose civilizations may have made similar self-destructive choices to their environment. The title of the exhibition refers to the co-relation of Mr. Saumell’s invented spaces with views and thoughts about post-war, post-natural disaster, post-nuclear winter, post-apocalyptical world, post-Earth civilization, and other similar concepts.

More information about the artist can be found at www.shawnsaumell.com.

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White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour

October 10 and 11, 2015
(10 AM-5 PM)

Visit artists and see where art comes alive in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake.

Over fifty artists and four art centers (including the Bath House Cultural Center) are featured in this free, self-paced art tour. Visit art studios and see work in all its stages. Talk to artists about ideas, processes, and materials. Explore the places where art happens!

This popular art event is located in neighborhoods that surround White Rock Lake. The area is east of downtown Dallas and is known for its natural beauty, native forests and historic city lake. Visit artists in their studios and learn first-hand why the area is a haven for visual artists.

For more information, visit www.whiterockartists.com

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.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 HouseCultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website athttp://www.bathhousecultural.com

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