Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition
The Bath House Cultural Center celebrates the 25th anniversary of its popular Día de los Muertos art exhibition from October 15 to November 12, 2011. This lively eclectic exhibition features 59 local and regional and artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore and honor people, things, and ideas that have “passed on.”
Twenty-five years later, the Bath House show continues to commemorate the traditional holiday. A notorious difference between the early exhibitions, which were mostly composed of altarpieces by Latino artists, and the shows from the last fifteen years, is the inclusion of more contemporary styles and media by artists of all backgrounds and cultures who have made the aesthetics of the tradition part of their creative sensibility. Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that commemorates family and friends that have past away. It usually takes place on November 1 and 2 during the religious holiday of All Saint’s Day.
An exhibition inspired by the myth of the Lady of White Rock Lake
October 15, 2011-January 28, 2012
At the White Rock Lake Museum
A legend that is well known by residents of Dallas—particularly those who live in the neighborhoods surrounding White Rock Lake—is the story of the Lady of the Lake. The story has elements of mystery, enchantment, and allure that would make it a perfect choice for artists of all types to capture its narrative in a variety of artistic forms. The seventeen local artists featured in this show found the story and its mystifying protagonist extremely appealing and created paintings, photographs, and mixed media small-scale works of art for display in this exhibition.
According to the story, the ghost of a young woman appears at night, dripping wet in eveningwear. A car that passes along a road near White Rock Lake stops when the mysterious young woman tells the driver that she had an accident and needs to get home. The driver takes the woman to the address given, and when they arrive, the girl has disappeared, leaving only a seat covered with water. Later, the driver learns, after knocking on the door of the house, that the young woman drowned many years ago when she fell out of a boat on the lake at night.
Museum of Nature and Science Children’s Museum celebrates Dia De Los Muertos
On October 28th beginning at 11:30, you can learn about this holiday by creating your very own candy skull (calaveras) in a workshop that runs from 3 to 4 PM. Also get entertained via a performance by Anita N. Martinex Ballet Folklorico at 11:30 AM. This event is free for members and included with the cost of admission for non-members.
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