Event Title
Jo Whaley: Theater of Insects
Name Museum of Photographic Arts
Address 1649 El Prado
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location 0
Telephone 619.238.7559
Email pr@mopa.org
Web Site http://www.mopa.org
   
Contact Lauren Turner  
Fee
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 9-13-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Working in discrete series, the subject matter of Jo Whaley’s photographs over the last twenty-five years has ranged from allegorical nudes to a revision of the "vanitas" still-life tradition to a fusion of natural history and environmental issues. The compelling issue that has driven Whaley’s work is the interface between nature and urban technological culture. With an ironic and quirky point of view, Jo Whaley juxtaposes organic and manmade elements to reflect the issue of environmental degradation in an imaginative manner. Jo Whaley has exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her work is held in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the George Eastman House. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award. Her exhibit Theater of Insects opens at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, in the fall of 2008 and travels to MoPA in May 2009.


Event Title
5th Annual ARTSea Café
Name A Reason To Survive (ARTS)
Address Hilton San Diego Bayfront 1 Park Blvd
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location All
Telephone (619) 297-ARTS
Email kho@areasontosurvive.org
Web Site http://www.areasontosurvive.org/artseacafe09.php
   
Contact Arathi Menon  
Fee Tickets: Purchase by April 15th: $100; Purchase by April 30th: $125; Purchase by May 15th: $150; Purchase at Door: $175. Partnership opportunities are still available. For more information, please
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 5-16-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 06:00 A.M.
Event Description Presented by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and Vela Restaurant. Honorary Chairpersons Fieldy Arvizu, bassist for the multi-platinum selling, Grammy winning band KoRn, along with his wife Dina Arvizu and Culinary Chair Andrew Spurgin from Waters Fine Catering offer an eclectic fusion of music and cuisine to celebrate the power of the arts to heal, inspire and empower! This year's ARTSea Café Performing Chefs include Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering, Patrick Dahms of Vela Restaurant, Trey Foshee of Georges California Modern, Antonio Friscia of Stingaree, Christian Graves of Jsix at Hotel Solamar, Katie Grebow of Café Chloe, Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten, TK Kolanko of A. R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Tina Luu of The International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of California, Brian Malarkey of Oceanaire, Brian Sinnott of 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del Coronado, and Andrew Spurgin of Waters Fine Catering.


Event Title
VII: Uncovering Sin in Everyday Life
Name San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies Program
Address 3524 Tennyson Street
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92106
Opening Hours May 16-17 12-5 pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619.388.2829
Email aquamtc@yahoo.com
Web Site http://www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery/
   
Contact Ginger Rosser  
Fee Free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 5-17-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 12:00 A.M.
Event Description Pride. Greed. Envy. Wrath. Gluttony. Sloth. Lust. For seven centuries the seven deadly sins have captivated and inspired artists. Now the San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies Program tackles the issue with a postmodern look at sin in everyday life. More than thirty-five works by ten artists – ranging from emerging to established, and serious to satirical – were selected for their portrayals of cardinal sin. Through painting, sculpture, photography and video, these artists show us that sin is alive and well in contemporary society. • VII features work by eighteen-year-old Taylor Marie Prendergast, who reinterprets the intense Expressionism of Austrian painter Egon Schiele, no stranger to sin himself. Other artists include master carver Lorenzo Foncerrada, bringing his elegant Art Nouveau touch to sin. David Russell Talbott’s pulp-inspired acrylics will shock and amuse, while Anna Stump’s secretive wrapped paintings whisper of sin behind closed doors. Photographers Aaryn Belfer, Kelly Davis, Katie Gardner and Michael McKeon find sin in alleyways, county fairs, and bathrooms -- and new media artist Lisa Hutton wrenches open our perspective on consumption and greed. These are just a few of the talents assembled in this exhibit. • VII is on view for two weekends only, at an open house in a private residence in Point Loma. Come for the sin, stay for the fun! Show Hours: May 16 - 17, 12:00 – 5:00 pm


Event Title
Plein Air North Park - "The North Park Scene"
Name San Diego Art Department
Address 3830 Ray Street
City San Diego
State california
Zip 92104
Opening Hours
Location 0
Telephone 619-299-4278
Email info@sdartdept.com
Web Site http://www.sdartdept.com
   
Contact Andrea Chamberlin  
Fee
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 6-14-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 07:00 A.M.
Event Description Plein Air North Park Competition / Exhibition at The San Diego Art Department Exhibition features selected plein air paintings from the competition. Prizes awarded! Reception from 7-9pm during North Park Nights.


Event Title
Art Glass Show & Sale
Name Art Glass Association of So Cal
Address 1770 Village Place
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92103
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619 702 8006
Email lea@luckystripe.com
Web Site http://www.agasc.org
   
Contact Lea de Wit  
Fee Free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 5-17-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 10:00 A.M.
Event Description The largest art glass show in Southern California. 9th Semiannual Patio Show on Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th, 10am to 5:00pm both days. Location:  Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, between the San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum, just off Park Blvd on Village Place. 


Event Title
LUX TRAVELS TO THE NEW CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Name Lux Art Institute
Address The New Children\'s Museum 200 West Island Ave. S
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location All
Telephone
Email kleen@luxartinstitute.org
Web Site http://www.luxartinstitute.org
   
Contact Kara Leen  
Fee Free with NCM Admission
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 5-16-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Lux Art Institute will partner with The New Children’s Museum (NCM) in a two-part series of The Valise Project, a renowned component of Lux’s educational programming, on two Saturdays, May 16 and July 25. Lux created the Valise Project in 2000 as a way to reintroduce art into the classroom. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who carried miniatures of his work inside a suitcase, Lux commissions portable works of art that double as powerful interdisciplinary teaching tools. The valises travel to hundreds of classrooms around San Diego County each year, giving students a rare up-close and hands-on experience with museum-quality art. Lux instructors will present the Run-Off Dolphin valise to children ages 5-9 (parents welcome) at NCM on May 16 with two sessions, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Created by Los Angeles artist, Kim Abeles, from discarded objects found on Santa Monica beaches, the dolphin-shaped valise presents both an environmental problem (ocean pollution) and a solution (reusing and recycling). A hands-on art project will follow an interactive discussion. A second presentation of The Valise Project is planned for 8-12 year olds at NCM on Saturday, July 25. The Animal Tales valise, a giant papier-mâché book created by San Diego artist Jean Lowe will prompt discussion about the varied and often-conflicting relationships between animals and humans. Session times remain the same. The presentations will take place at NCM’s Arts Education Center at 200 West Island Avenue in downtown San Diego. The presentations are free with NCM admission ($10). Space is limited. Email NCM’s Education Programs Coordinator, Lauren Popp, at lpopp@thinkplaycreate.org to register. In addition, free Lux admission tickets will be given to all visitors to NCM on May 16 and July 25. Lux, San Diego’s interactive art destination, is dedicated to encouraging children’s artistic curiosity through The Valise Project, Luxcursion (classroom fieldtrips to Lux,) Summer Art Camp, and Free Saturday.


Event Title
INFINITY LAB: NINE TRANSIET THINGS "CLOSING RECEPT
Name Voz Alta Project
Address 1754 National Avenue, Bario Logan
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92113
Opening Hours 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone
Email vozaltaproject@gmail.com
Web Site http://www.vozaltaproject.org
   
Contact Dante Loaiza & Carlo  
Fee FREE
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 5-16-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 07:00 A.M.
Event Description INFINITY LAB: NINE TRANSIET THINGS "CLOSING RECEPTION"


Event Title
Jo Whaley: Theater of Insects
Name Museum of Photographic Arts
Address 1649 El Prado
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location South San Diego
Telephone 619.238.7559
Email pr@mopa.org
Web Site http://mopa.org/exhibitions/current.htm
   
Contact Aki Martin  
Fee
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 5-16-2009   Ends On 9-27-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description Including approximately 40 photographs, along with a selection of insect cases and glassed archaeology trays, Theater of Insects seamlessly connects art with science. The photographs show mesmerizing scenes with vibrantly colored insects, artfully placed against weathered, manmade backgrounds. The result is a compelling marriage of natural and artificial, science and art. While the specimens in Jo Whaley's images are real, the backgrounds are imaginary, inspired by the old dioramas found in Natural History Museums. By creating carefully crafted, theatrically staged sets, Whaley invites the viewer to engage with the actors—in this case, insects—allowing their beauty to be seen in unexpected ways. Special thanks to the San Diego Natural History Museum, for their collaboration on this exhibition.






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