There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.
Arrrr you ready, buccaneers? It’s time for some swashbucklin’ at The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) where the blockbuster exhibition, ”Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship,” is on view through Sept. 1.
A recent show at the La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) was a collection of oils, watercolor, photography and jewelry made by artists of different ethnicities who’ve come to our fair city to share in our blessings.
Christo, the world-famous wrap artist, came to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla on Feb. 1. He wasn’t doing any wrapping here, but he gave a lecture before the opening of an impressive exhibit of his works, mostly from the collection of the late David Copley.
Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveiled sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) effort “Big Loie,” which debuted Jan. 25 during a reception at the gallery, 5763 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock. The larger-than-life statue is a fitting tribute to American dancer Loie Fuller, who took 1890s Paris by storm. A modern dance pioneer, Fuller often used grand silks and light effects in performances to dramatize her movements. The artist is asking $10,000 for the work; motorists and pedestrians can enjoy it for free until it’s sold.
Hi! How are you feeling? It’s a powerful question and one that the new art exhibition at the University Art Gallery (UAG) in the Mandeville Center on the UC San Diego campus asks you to entertain of yourself as you view the show, “And How Are We Feeling Today?” It opened Jan. 9 and will run through Feb. 14.
Matthew Hebert creates works that deal with technology and its effects on the environment and the human sense of place. His latest exhibition, “Cover to Cover,” will be shown Jan. 11-Feb. 15 in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery and the North Reading Room at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. An opening reception will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has been the hub of La Jolla’s cultural life for more than 100 years. It has taken many forms since Ellen Browning Scripps became the first president of the Library Association of La Jolla in 1899 and since the iconic Rotunda Gallery at Girard Avenue and Wall Street was added in 1957.
Mike Glancy’s creativity is displayed in many ways. Every year, except one in the past 20, he’s designed and entered a float in the La Jolla Christmas Parade, winning first place three times. His entry for this year’s Surf and Sand theme was “Surfin’ and Fixin’ La Jolla’s Bowls.”
The 10 studio artists of Arte de Origen celebrate the ancient artistic traditions of the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans with their exquisitely collaged boxes, mirrors, furniture and tapestries.