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Reading the Easel Book Club 
Fall 2014
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Robert Hilary Hoy III Memorial Board Room
 
 
Explore the world of art and literature, while meeting fellow members with similar interests.  Meetings take place on the third Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Books for the fall include the most recent biography of Paul Cézanne, who is one of the artists featured in the first Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.   
 
November 20, 2014
Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait
by Carola Hicks
 
EPMA Members Free
Non-Members $10 per session
 
       Please register by calling (915) 532-1707 extension 65.
 

 
Artists on Art with Gabriel Basurto 
Through December 7, 2014 
Isha Rogers Sculpture Gallery
FREE
 
 
Gabriel Basurto
The Mechanism, 2014
Acrylic paint on MDF board and steel bolts and nuts
Courtesy of the artist
 
Artists on Art- located at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30 minute discussion on their work and its relation to the Museum’s permanent collection. There are four exhibits per year and the work is exhibited for a three-month period.  Artists interested in being featured in Artists on Art are encouraged to contact Christian Gerstheimer, Curator at (915) 532-1707 x 20.
 
The Antikythera Mechanism is an engineering marvel that has fascinated me since I learned of it in 2006. Astronomy, physics, engineering and architecture has always captured my attention and that is what drew me to this ancient and complex feat of engineering. It is an ancient Greek celestial calendar that tracked the movements of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the sun, and the moon.  I wanted to create an art piece that opens up the mechanism into several sections in order to get a better understanding of it. I illustrated the Zodiac signs for each planet and their position within the solar system. The Sun is represented by the larger orange center gear and has two dials that track the months of the year.
 
The celestial observations made first by Babylonian, then by Greek priest-astronomers allowed them to create models of the known universe in great detail. The Mechanism was discovered by sponge fishermen off the island of Antikythera in 1901. The divers found a corroded set of bronze gears on the site of an ancient shipwreck.  X-Ray scans and decades of research indicate that it was constructed of over 30 bronze gears originally housed inside a wooden box. It is not known who built the Mechanism, but it is estimated to have been constructed between 200-100 B.C. and is considered to be the first analogue computer.
 
I am heavily influenced by ancient history, science, and mathematics, which can be seen in my previous series of illustrations titled The Lost Realm Series. They are a series of architectural drawing of a fictional ancient society and its megalithic buildings that focus on geometric form. I am a lifelong resident of El Paso, TX.
 

 
Museum School Fall Classes for Adults
   
 
Adult Classes
 
Impressionism with Watercolor, ages 15 and up
Saturdays, September 27 - November 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn the principles of composition and color in this one-on-one watercolor class. Indoor and outdoor paintings sessions, weather permitting, and discussions in the galleries are part of this painting course. Students receive free admission to the exhibition Renoir to Remington: Impressionism to the American West. Cost is $65 for Members, $80 for Non-Members, and pre-registration is required. Instructor: Ron Fritsch
 
Impressionism with Acrylic, ages 15 and up
Saturdays, September 27 - November 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
For the beginner as well as the advanced student wanting to learn acrylic painting through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Learn from master artists through gallery discussions and free admission to Renoir to Remington: Impressionism to the American West. Enjoy indoor and outdoor painting sessions. Cost is $65 for Members, $80 for Non-Members, and pre-registration is required. Instructor: Ron Fritsch
 
All class and workshop dates and times are subject to change. EPMA reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements, which is determined on an individual class basis. If your class is canceled, you will be notified by phone at least 24 hours in advance.
 
Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds are given only if a class is canceled or an enrollment is denied due to class size limitation.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and the City of El Paso.
 
Call (915) 532-17071 ext. 65 to Register or Register online at ElPasoArtMuseum.org.
 
 

 
Ofrenda de Día de los Muertos
November 1 - November 9, 2014
Contemporary II Gallery
           
 
The El Paso Museum of Art in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico is pleased to announce Ofrenda de Día de los Muertos which will show from November 1 - November 9, 2014 in the Contemporary II Gallery. 
 
The El Paso Museum of Art and the Consulate General of Mexico present a special celebration of Día de los Muertos.  A display commemorating Mexican writer and Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz will celebrate his work. Visitors may leave a poem or memory of a loved one who has passed. This program is free during regular museum hours.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.
 
 

 
 Jazz Dance Performance
La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) 
 Sunday, November 2, 2014 
4:00 PM
El Paso Energy Auditorium
FREE
  
 
Join the museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico for a lively afternoon of dance and refreshments celebrating Día de los Muertos. Remarks will be given at 4:00 p.m. by Consul General Jacob Prado and Museum Director Michael Tomor, Ph.D. A free dance performance by D’ansa Jazz Stage will begin at 4:40 p.m. in the El Paso Energy Auditorium, which will be followed with pan de muertos and chocolate served in the C2 gallery.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.
 
Auditorium seating is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to 220 persons. We expect capacity attendance.
 

 
      Spark Saturday
      Saturday, November 8, 2014
      1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      FREE
 
  
 
Join us for our first “Spark Saturday.”  On a select Saturday of each month the museum offers programs for multiple generations. Docents will engage visitors in an Art Explorations program at 1:00 and 2:00, and at 1:30 and 2:30 younger audiences and their caregivers can have fun while learning about art in the PreK Book Club. The 2:00 p.m. movie will also be geared toward a family audience. 
 
Mark your calendars!  Beginning in January 2015 on Spark Saturdays our PreK room will become a space with opportunities for sparking the creative impulse in visitors of all ages.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.
 

 
 The El Paso Museum of Art announces
Art Beats & Tocando, luncheon
in collaboration with El Paso Symphony Orchestra
       Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @  12:00 PM 
    Contemporary II Gallery 
 
 
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s annual luncheon will highlight the Tocando and newly launched Art Beats programs. Art Beats is a partnership between the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the El Paso Museum of Art that unites students and teachers from the EPSO’s Tocando after-school program with docents from the museum. Together they explore the connections between art and music. Attendees at the luncheon will get an inside look at Tocando and Art Beats, and enjoy a special performance by Tocando students.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.
 
 For further information and reservations contact the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at (915) 532-3776.
 

 
Pre-Symphony Talks
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, 2014
6:00 PM
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
FREE
 
 
The art of Lyuba and Aleksander Titovets will provide a visual counterpoint to the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor. Before the performance, artist Lyuba Titovets, El Paso Museum of Art Director, Michael Tomor, El Paso Symphony Orchestra Music Director Bohuslav Rattay, and Resident Conductor Andy Moran will discuss the relationship between the two art forms. Attendees will also be able to enjoy the exhibit Aleksander Titovets’ Past and Present in the Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery. The Symphony is offering a 10% discount to EPMA members, and tickets may be purchased by calling the Symphony office at (915) 532-3776.
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.
 

 
 

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