Event Title
A Literacy of Images: Nancy Newhall and the Art of
Name Museum of Photographic Arts
Address 1649 El Prado
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location 0
Telephone 619.238.7559 x
Email pr@mopa.org
Web Site http://www.mopa.org
   
Contact Lauren Turner  
Fee
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 1-25-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Best known for writing text to accompany the photographs of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, Nancy Newhall was also a widely published writer on photography, conservation, and American culture. During her marriage to Beaumont Newhall, former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, she substituted for him during his World War II military service. Newhall initiated a kind of “literacy of images,” which this exhibition explores through her writing, in relationship to the actual photographs by the artists she championed. This is a long overdue homage to a woman who devoted her life to photography largely through writing. She gave modern language a new way of looking at this dynamic medium.


Event Title
ArtSplash
Name ArtSplash
Address Armada Drive
City Carlsbad
State CA
Zip 92008
Opening Hours
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 760-436-2828
Email joni@carltas.com
Web Site http://www.carlsbadartsplash.org/
   
Contact Joni Miringoff  
Fee Free admission, sponsors needed~see website for info
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 9-21-2008
Opening Days
Opening Time 10:00 A.M.
Event Description Come to ArtSplash, a free arts and entertainment extravaganza diving into Carlsbad September 20-21, 2008. Ensconced on Armada Drive between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road with a splendid panorama of the Pacific Ocean, the site is as magical as the event. ArtSplash celebrates the colorful chalk art tradition dating back to 16th century Italy. Watch unique art come alive as artists create amazing, museum-quality replica paintings right on the street! Experience hands-on art-making opportunities, great food, Karl Strauss Beer Garden, juried fine art and one-of-kind painted skimboards. Hungry for family entertainment? Enjoy Fern Street Circus, Taste of ArtSplashTM, rock stacking, roving entertainers and live music. Parking is free and easy. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County San Diego schools. For more information about this live and lively, interactive fall classic, contact www.CarlsbadArtSplash.org or 760.436.2828.


Event Title
Grace Matthews: Boxes
Name La Jolla Athenaeum
Address 1008 Wall Street
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92037
Opening Hours Hours 10 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 8:30 PM Wednesdays Closed Sunday & Monday
Location 0
Telephone 858 454-5872
Email
Web Site http://www.ljathenaeum.org/exhibitions.html
   
Contact  
Fee free
Reception Date 9-19-2008
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 11-14-2008
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Boxes, boxes, boxes. Day of the Dead boxes and more.


Event Title
Thomas Glassford: Implosion is Compulsory
Name Quint Contemporary Art
Address 7739 Fay Avenue (alley entrance between Kline and
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92038
Opening Hours 5PM to 8PM
Location 0
Telephone 858-454-3409
Email info@quintgallery.com
Web Site http://www.quintgallery.com
   
Contact Mark Quint  
Fee
Reception Date 9-20-0
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 11-1-2008
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to exhibit new works by Thomas Glassford. This will be Mr. Glassford’s second solo exhibition at Quint Contemporary Art. The exhibition will feature new sculptural works as well as works on paper. Thomas Glassford is perhaps best known for his sculptures using dried gourds. Exploring the sexual undertones of these objects, the artist created wild assemblages and even juxtaposed the gourds with everyday functional objects. Increasingly he has turned to more industrial and urban materials. Some are found, such as embossed vinyl or plastic tableware, while others are modified, like the anodized aluminum siding used architecturally for gates and doorways. These works create rhythmic wall reliefs referring to the city while partaking in a dialogue with the vocabulary of minimalist painting and modernist architecture. Overall, these anodized aluminum works recall minimalist sculpture and Op-Art painting of the 60s and 70s. Of Glassford’s work art historian Mary K. Coffey remarks: “his sculptures often provoke unsettled responses. They seem, at first, to ingratiate themselves much too easily. They trigger aberrant desires: a covetousness we associate with consumerism, an erotic charge that derives from clandestine sexual economics, a yearning for beauty that feels shameful within an aesthetic inheritance structured by the austerities of modernism. They are formally pristine yet excessive and embarrassing.” Born in Laredo, Texas, Thomas Glassford completed his BFA at the University of Texas, Austin in 1987. He then relocated to Mexico City in the early 1990s and has continued to live and work there. Glassford has exhibited widely in Mexico and internationally. Select solo museum exhibitions include “Cadáver Exquisito,” Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, Mexico City (2006); Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; and “Event Horizon,” Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (2003). Glassford also participated in InSITE 1997 and 2005, San Diego-Tijuana. Glassford’s work is included in numerous public collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, Texas); La Colección Jumex (Mexico City, DF); and the Televisa Collection (Mexico City, DF).


Event Title
Roman de Salvo: Group Show
Name Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Address 1008 Wall St.
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92037
Opening Hours Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm; Wed. until 8:30pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 858-454-5872
Email athpr@pacbell.net
Web Site http://www.ljathenaeum.org
   
Contact Kristina Meek  
Fee Free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 11-8-2008
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description A recipient of the San Diego Art Prize for 2007-08, Roman de Salvo will exhibit an eclectic selection of works created over the past ten years, much of it never before exhibited. De Salvo exhibited in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and has work permanently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and in other public spaces around the city.


Event Title
Nathan Gluck: Limited Time Offer
Name Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Address 1008 Wall St.
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92037
Opening Hours Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm; Wed. until 8:30pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 858-454-5872
Email athpr@pacbell.net
Web Site http://www.ljathenaeum.org
   
Contact Kristina Meek  
Fee Free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 9-20-2008   Ends On 11-8-2008
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Nathan Gluck began his career as an illustrator in the 1930 and then became assistant to Andy Warhol from 1953 to 1965. In more recent years he has focused on bright, bold collages, which he has exhibited in New York and Pittsburgh. In 2006 he attended one of the Athenaeum’s A List events, where he created a collage and donated it to the Athenaeum.






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