Event Title
Sandra Equihua, Matte Stephens, & Israel Sanchez
Name Subtext Gallery
Address Subtext Gallery 2479 Kettner Blvd.
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours 6-10pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619-546-8800
Email shop@subtextstore.com
Web Site http://subtextgallery.com
   
Contact George Garcia  
Fee
Reception Date 11-5-2009
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 12-6-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 00:00 A.M.
Event Description 3-Person show featuring new works by Sandra Equihua, Matte Stephens, & Israel Sanchez


Event Title
Seth Lerer: The Bronowski Art&Science Forum
Name Bronowski Art & Science Forum at Burnham Institute
Address The Burnham Institute, 10905 Road To The Cure, La
City San Diego
State CA
Zip
Opening Hours
Location 0
Telephone 858-442-3030
Email ronnewby@san.rr.com
Web Site http://www.bronowskiforum.org/
   
Contact Ron Newby  
Fee Free and Open to the Public
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 11-5-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 06:30 A.M.
Event Description The Bronowski Art&Science Forum Presents: Seth Lerer, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Literature. UCSD “Literacy and the Child’s Imagination “ Thursday, November 5, 2009 Wine Reception: 6:30 PM, Hosted by Travis Burleson - Burleson Pacific Seth Lerer Presentation: 7:00 PM The Auditorium, The Burnham Institute of Medical Research.   (Directions below) How do children learn to read and write? How does the study of children’s literature throughout history help us understand the making of the child’s literate imagination? These are the questions I address in my research, teaching, and lecturing. The history of children’s literature is filled with scenes of reading and writing. Childhood goes on in school as much as in the home or playground. My lecture will address the ways in which childhood (especially in the West) has centered on instruction in the arts of reading: understanding the book as a world, but also understanding the world as a book. From Greek antiquity on, children have shaped their lives in letters. But they have also shaped their imaginations in spite of all instruction. Much modern children’s literature, therefore, celebrates the creative, at times subversive child, finding a space for individual imagination in the structured world of family, school, and society. In the spirit of Professor Bronowski’s work, I therefore look at the tensions between the creative imagination to be original, and the social pressures to conform. In the end, children’s literature shows the many paths between these two poles of experience, and it shows us – as parents, teachers, and adults – how to recapture something of our own childhood creativity.   Seth Lerer is the Dean of Arts and Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Literature at UCSD. Before joining the UCSD faculty in 2009, he was the Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Stanford. Lerer was born in Brooklyn, NY, and educated at Wesleyan, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Chaucer and His Readers, Error and the Academic Self, Inventing English, and Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter. In addition to these books, Lerer has published many articles and reviews in the fields of medieval literature and the history of scholarship. But he is perhaps best known for his public lectures on language and culture and his Teaching Company lecture series, The History of the English Language. Throughout his scholarship and teaching, Lerer focuses on the ways in which we see the world through language, and how reading, schooling, and political debate foster a literate imagination. The making of that literate imagination is the theme of his Children’s Literature, which won the National Book Critics Award in Criticism in for 2008. In addition to pursuing his current duties as Dean, Lerer hopes to teach a course on the History of the English Language in the spring of 2010 and to teach in the Revelle College Humanities Program in the near future.      Ron Newby ronnewby@san.rr.com www.bronowskiforum.org (Copyright 2009 The Bronowski Art & Science Forum) Directions to The Burnham Institute for Medical Research Auditorium    Address:  10905 Road To The Cure, La Jolla, 92037 On Torrey Pines Mesa - near The Torrey Pines Golf Course From N. Torrey Pines Road at the signal (across for the Hilton) , turn East onto Science Park Road.  Proceed East ~ 1/4 mile down to Torreyana Road. Turn Left (North) for ~ 100 yards. Turn Right (East) on to Road To The Cure and proceed ~ 50 yards.  The Auditorium and parking is to your left.


Event Title
Chuck McPherson Water Color Demonstration
Name Off Track Gallery
Address 230 Quail Gardens Drive
City Encinitas
State CA
Zip 92024
Opening Hours 1:30-3:30 PM
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 760-942-3636
Email gallerymanager@offtrackgallery.com
Web Site http://www.offtrackgallery.com
   
Contact Grace Swanson  
Fee free
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 11-5-2009
Opening Days Nov. 5
Opening Time 01:30 A.M.
Event Description A water color painting demonstration by the renown artist Chuck McPherson. The demonstration is open to the public and is free.


Event Title
The Business of Being an Artist Workshop
Name Bravo School of Art
Address 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92106
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619-223-0058
Email workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com
Web Site http://www.BravoSchoolOfArt.com
   
Contact Lauren Becker Downey  
Fee $38.00 members or $44.00 non-members Materials fee $6 Pre-registration necessary
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 11-5-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 09:00 A.M.
Event Description THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST taught by artist / business owner /instructor Lauren Becker Downey at Bravo School of Art. This informative workshop offers valuable ideas on the business side of becoming a professional artist. Learn how to become a legitimate business, how to organize your paperwork with regard to income, expense deductions and taxes, and how to present yourself to the world without appearing to be a flaky artist. Discussions will cover resumes, creating a good portfolio, how to approach a gallery and get your work accepted to art shows, and much more. This is the class they didn't teach you in Art School.


Event Title
Mosaic Workshop
Name Bravo School of Art
Address 2690 Decatur Rd Studio 206 NTC Promenade
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92106
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619-223-0058
Email workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com
Web Site http://www.BravoSchoolOfArt.com
   
Contact Lauren Becker Downey  
Fee $74.00 members or $86.00 non-members Materials fee $10 Pre-registration required
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 11-12-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 01:00 A.M.
Event Description Join instructor Lauren Becker Downey for this 2-part workshop and learn the basics of mosaic while creating a work of art. Bring a hammer, the object of your choice to mosaic; a box, plate, table top, vase, wide picture frame, flower pot, etc. (anything made of terra cotta, glass, metal, ceramics, cement or wood) and the tiles or dishes, etc. to break in the class. In the first meeting, students will design and apply their broken pieces. The second meeting is grouting day. Your finished piece may be functional or purely decorative. Thursdays, November 5 & 12 1 – 4pm


Event Title
Barro Sin Plomo (Clay without Lead)
Name Institute of the Americas
Address 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road
City La Jolla
State California
Zip 92037
Opening Hours
Location 0
Telephone 858-453-5560 x
Email isabel@iamericas.org
Web Site http://www.iamericas.org
   
Contact Isabel Escalle  
Fee
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 11-5-2009   Ends On 11-5-2009
Opening Days
Opening Time 06:30 A.M.
Event Description Exhibit and Sale of Lead Free Pottery (this is both a cultural event and a fundraiser for the work of Barro sin Plomo). Victor Aguila Sanchez, founding director of Barro Sin Plomo, anthropologist and master trainer in lead-free techniques will be joined by Anna O’Leary, director of Barro Sin Plomo U.S.A., and Francisco Pinedo, CEO of Cisco Brothers, in a presentation on pioneering lead-free glazing techniques that enable artisans to continue to produce distinctive Mexican ceramic pottery without poisoning themselves or their children. Mexican potters have used lead to glaze pottery for centuries. Tragically, potters and their children chronically inhale and ingest dangerously high quantities of lead. These ceramic pottery workshops are home-based and the glazing occurs where children reside and where their food is often prepared. This practice has had a devastating impact on family health, the environment, and Mexico’s local and national economies. Pottery will be sold and refreshments served after the presentation. Decorative vases by Elena Felipe, considered one of the great master of Mexican folk art, will be offered for sale, along with black and white glazed platters and serving dishes by artisan Fernando Arroyo; fish bowls by Manuel Morales; traditional green glazed baking dishes from Michoacán, and much more. Prices range from: $35 - $250. The tax-deductible portion of the sale, used to expand Barro Sin Plomo’s lead-free training to new artisans, will be specified on the receipts.






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