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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.
 

 
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.
 

 
Artists on Art featuring Dave Phelps 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 
5:30 PM
FREE
 
 
Dave Phelps (American b. 1953)
Future, or your armpits (Reconfigured), 2006-2014
Acrylic on canvas with scrolling LED signs
Courtesy of the artist
 
Please join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the El Paso Museum of Art in the Isha Rogers Sculpture Gallery for Artists on Art with Christian Gerstheimer, Curator who will be discussing Phelps’ work. 
  
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.
 
Dave Phelps was born in 1953 and lives and works in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  His art is a commentary on “the overwhelming barrage of information and material goods that confronts us every day.”  His repetitive use of everyday materials such as barcodes emphasizes how much technology plays a role in our lives.  Join Dave in a discussion of his current and future work.          
 

 
      Spark Saturday
      Saturday, December 13, 2014
      1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      FREE
 
   
 
Join us for “Spark Saturday.”  On the second 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.
 
On Spark Saturdays beginning in January 2015, 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.
 

 
 

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