Sunday, October 17, 2021 (12-6 PM) – Featuring live Latin American music and art activities.
The Bath House Cultural Center presents Día de los Muertos: The Everlasting Bond, the gallery's 35th annual Day of the Dead exhibition from October 16 to November 6, 2021. The exhibition features Day of the Dead altars and visual art in a variety of media.
For thirty-five years, the Bath House Cultural Center’s celebration of the Day of the Dead has inspired many artists to create artwork that is moving, awe-inspiring and diverse. Given the multifaceted aspects of the Day of the Dead, artists can explore the celebration from multiple perspectives. The Center applauds the artists who, over the years, have created a richly eclectic collection of art for its annual exhibition.
The works featured in the 2021 Día de los Muertos exhibition are inspired by the concept of the personal connections that bond people together and reflect the predominant idea observed during the festivity of the Day of the Dead that human relationships can outlast separation and even death. During the Day of the Dead, people use altars, art, food, music, and other celebratory elements to express the conviction that, despite being physically apart, we are still together and we remain connected. That sense of everlasting bond serves as the central inspiration for the exhibition.
The artists participating in the exhibition include: iAM 450, Karen Eliza Aguilar, Eva Azul, Rita Barnard, Laura Beikman, Angie Bolling, Dana Janene Brock, Dwayne Carter, Vicki Charlotta, Megan Chichester, Sharin Clark, Anysha Cokes, Gail Delger, Lori Dudley, Dan Dudley, Brett Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Merry Fuhrer, Pastor García, Ann Gaspari, Angel Gonzales, Erica Guajardo, Vera Guillén, José Ángel Hernández, Juán J. Hernández, Emily Corine Holland, Sherry Houpt, Traci Hutton, Karen Jacobi, Duane Johnson, Merri Ellen Kase, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Linda Lopez, Barbara Mabli, Diana Marquis, Cyndi McDonnell, Michael McKenzie, Patricia McMillan, Fausto Mercado, Margo Lee Miller, Jefferson Muncy & Maysa Sem, Lesly R. Neri, Reyes Manuel Rivera, Johanna Roffino Hulsey, Maria C. Ruenes, Phil Samson, Terri Thoman, Emily Villarma, Lisa Vollrath, Jennifer E. Wallace, Liz Wallace, Lori Morrell Whitaker, Kelsey Elisabeth Willis, and Sharon Zigrossi.
The exhibition was curated by Enrique Fernández Cervantes.