DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
(Day of the Dead) art exhibition
OCTOBER 14-NOVEMBER 11, 2006
Curated by Enrique Fernández Cervantes and Jose Vargas
Saturday, October 21, 2006 – 6-9 PM
Free and open to the public.
The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 20th annual Día de los Muertos art exhibition, October 14 – November 11, 2006. This year’s exhibition features 70 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.” This eclectic exhibition includes a collection of eighty pieces of art, all of which promise to be challenging, inspiring and thought provoking. The show includes works by artists from the DFW area, Texas, Mexico, Paraguay, Japan, Norway and Colombia.
20th Anniversary of the Day of the Dead exhibition:
The year 2006 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Day of the Dead exhibition at the gallery spaces of the Bath House Cultural Center. The Bath House's tradition of presenting the Day of the Dead show began on November 1986 when Teatro Dallas incorporated displays of traditional Mexican altars of the dead into a theatrical presentation titled Johnny Tenorio.
Throughout the years, the exhibitions have evolved from being primarily a collection of traditional altar installations done mostly by Dallas Hispanic artists to a much wider selection of artistic interpretations that include-- in addition to the altars-- sculpture, painting, photography and other contemporary mixed media techniques. The last ten years have also seen a significant increase of non-Hispanic artists participating in this exhibition as more people embrace the Day of the Dead tradition and s
Official Website: http://www.bathhousecultural.com/dod2006.html