Event Title
Hope and Tragedy: Contemp. Paintings by Saphire
Name Ordover Gallery
Address 410 S. Cedros Ave. (just south of Rosa St.)
City Solana Beach
State CA
Zip 92075
Opening Hours Please join us for the Opening Reception, 3rd Thursday, January 21, 2010, 5pm – 8pm.
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 858 720 1121
Email info@ordovergallery.com
Web Site http://ordovergallery.com
Contact Abe Ordover  
Fee Free
Reception Date 1-21-0
Dates Starts On 1-21-2010   Ends On 4-11-2010
Opening Days Regular gallery hours are Saturday 10am – 5pm; Friday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 4:30pm (closed Monday). Imagery and further information can be viewed at www.ordovergallery.com
Event Description The Ordover Gallery is proud to announce its first exhibition featuring painting, Hope and Tragedy: Contemporary Paintings by Saphire. The public is invited to meet Saphire at the opening reception on January 21, Third Thursday, from 5–8 PM in the Ordover Gallery’s Solana Beach location. Saphire, an emotive artist, creates paintings that draw the viewer in—one begins to contemplate the abstract figures that seemingly interweave, sway and meld into one another. Vibrant bursts of unexpected color move across the canvas in surges of emotion. In Saphire’s work there are complex visual, spatial and emotional relationships between the abstracted forms. The viewer is invited to decipher and interpret these liaisons. Regarding her work, Saphire says, “I see each painting before I paint it. My work is a reflection of what is inside of me, an offshoot of my emotions. A painting might start off positive, but as I work, my emotions may change and so does the emerging piece.” Saphire also relates that she works in series; she creates either three or five different paintings in each series. A prolific artist in many mediums, Saphire works in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. She often uses many layers, and includes gold leaf, translucent acrylics mixed with iridescent paints, fabrics, tissues, and paper. She pours resin over her canvases, and uses a gel resin as well. Saphire also creates monoprints, etchings, lithographs and fine art jewelry. Her work is exhibited in galleries across the country, and is in numerous private collections. In addition to work by Saphire, paintings by Sunna Bohlen and Heidi Rufeh will be shown, as well as fine art photography by Lisa Ross, Abe Ordover and Peter Fay.

Event Title
Movers and Shakers: Who's Who in SD Visual Arts
Name San Diego Visual Arts Network
Address Art Expressions Gallery: 2645 Financial Court, Sui
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92117
Opening Hours Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 760 943 0148
Email patricia@sdvisualarts.net
Web Site http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/mands.php
Contact Patrica Frischer  
Fee free
Reception Date 1-21-2010
Dates Starts On 1-21-2010   Ends On 2-6-2010
Opening Days Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Event Description NEW San Diego Visual Arts Network presents Movers & Shakers: Who’s Who in the San Diego Visual Arts World Part 2 Reception, Thursday Jan 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 Show continues until Saturday, Feb 6 See catalog and SDVAG supported website Art Expressions Gallery: 2645 Financial Court, Suite C, SD, 92117 Link for map to gallery Exhibition hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm Info: Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 or Patricia Smith 858.270.7577

Event Title
Kids-in-Residence @ Lux
Name Lux Art Institute
Address 1550 S. El Camino Real
City Encinitas
State CA
Zip 92024
Opening Hours 3:00-5:00pm
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 760-436-6611
Email kleen@luxartinstitute.org
Web Site http://www.luxartinstitute.org
Contact Kara Leen  
Fee $200 non-members; $175 members
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 1-21-2010   Ends On 2-25-2010
Opening Days Thursdays, Jan 21-Feb 25, 2010
Event Description Lux Art Institute, San Diego’s first LEED-certified interactive art destination, will launch a new “residency” program in 2010 designed for children. Led by Lux’s highly trained education staff, Kids-in-Residence will be an in-depth, after-school art program offered five times a year to young artists ages eight to 12. Each multi-week session will correspond to the Lux Artist-in-Residence schedule, which for the remainder of the 2009/2010 Season, features abstract painter Iva Gueorguieva, sculptor Robert Lobe and Berlin-based artist Sati Zech whose works encompass elements of painting, sculpture and drawing. The curriculum will allow kids to get up-close and personal with these professional artists by studying their work, engaging in conversation, experimenting with similar techniques and materials and following the artists’ progress in the studio from start to finish. “After the success of our Summer Art Camps, parents expressed tremendous interest in after-school art classes for their children through Lux,” said Lux Director of Education Kara Leen. “Kids-in-Residence is another great way we can provide kids with a creative outlet and high-quality arts instruction that isn’t always available in the school day.” Kids-in-Residence Schedule with: Artist: IVA GUEORGUIEVA Dates: January 21 to February 25 on Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Description: Students will discover the challenges and possibilities of abstract art while making a series of paintings that express emotions and ideas rather than replicate real world objects. Students will meet with resident artist Iva Gueorguieva each week and watch as she creates a large, expressionistic painting. Art fundamentals of color and line will be discussed, as well as the significance and history of abstraction in Western art. Cost for six-week session: $200 non-members; $175 members Space is limited to 12 children per session, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to reserve your spot for a particular session, call 760-436-6611 or e-mail education@luxartinstitute.org at least three weeks prior to the desired session’s start date. Kids-in-Residence will expand on Lux’s already established and critically acclaimed education programs: the school-based outreach program, the Valise Project; the Luxcursion program, which invites students to tour the artist’s studio and complete a related art project on site; and Summer Art Camp, which offers a means of artistic expression to youngsters on summer vacation.

Event Title
Address 237 Hawthorn Street
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Email creativitywizard@cox.net
Web Site http://www.creativity-is.biz
Contact Earl Storm  
Fee $10.00 suggested donation - with many options to join
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 1-21-2010   Ends On 1-21-2010
Opening Days
Event Description an INNOVATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT group for CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS - where we come together for the open exchange of insights, ideas and ingenuities amongst the expertise and experience of professionals in a variety of Creative Professions

Event Title
Public Culture in the Visual Sphere: Week 3
Name UCSD Visual Arts Department,
Address 9500 Gilman Drive
City La Jolla
State CA
Zip 92093
Opening Hours
Location North County Coastal
Telephone 8588227755
Email sghanbari@ucsd.edu
Web Site http://va-grad.ucsd.edu/~drupal/node/1257
Contact Sheena Ghanbari  
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 1-21-2010   Ends On 1-21-2011
Opening Days
Event Description The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department is hosting a series of lectures and panels investigating contemporary theories, practices and debates in the making and reception of public culture as they move through the visual sphere. Curated by John C. Welchman In collaboration with the Visiting Artist Lecture Series committee 2009-10 (Anya Gallaccio, Teddy Cruz, Kyong Park, Suzanne Wright); the Public Culture graduate committee (Edward Sterrett, Orianna Cacchione, Cara Baldwin, Katrin Pesch, Sara Mameni, Tara Zepel), and Jordan Crandall. Supported by the Visual Arts Department, UCSD; Dean of Arts and Humanities, UCSD; SoCCAS [Southern California Consortium of Art Schools] Collaborations with the Master of Public Art Studies Program, USC Roski School of Fine Arts; English and Comparative Literature, UCLA; the graduate MFA program at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; Calit2 [California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology]; and the Athenaeum, La Jolla. Schedule of Events: All events take place at the UC San Diego Visual Arts Facility, Performance Space Thursdays @ 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted Jan. 21 Public Culture and Democracy [panel] Cynthia Truant [UCSD, History] “Citizenship: constructions and contestation in France, 1700-1900” Grant Kester [UCSD, Visual Arts] “Democracy, Virtuality and Public Culture” Marcel Henaff [UCSD, Literature and Political Science] “Grace, the work of art, and public space”

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