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Scenery for the Greenery: New sculpture exhibit blooms at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

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Any time of year is a good time to visit San Diego Botanic Garden, but now is particularly inviting, with the recent installation of the fourth annual “Sculpture in the Garden” show. The garden itself is a beauty, boasting 37 acres filled with almost 4,000 types of plants from around the world. The sculptures, placed in appropriate settings throughout the garden, provide an added feast for the eyes.

SIBYL REDUX! Artist brings ‘Books, Prints, Collages & Then Some’ to Athenaeum in La Jolla

At Bay Park Press, Sibyl Rubottom shows off one of her illustrations from ‘The Second Quarter,’ a book of poems by her son, Otis Rubottom, printed especially for the opening of her show at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Artist Sibyl Rubottom was born a few blocks from the Hudson River in Manhattan, raised next to an estuary of the Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck, and got her first training in art at the Rhode Island School of Design, near Narragansett Bay.

Surf board craft, culture exhibit opens at Mingei Museum

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The exhibition “Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding” will open at Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park Saturday, June 21 and will be on view until Jan. 11, 2015.

Guide to Summer Fun in La Jolla

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Here comes the Summer of 2014 and with it moonlit pier walks, extended hours at galleries, concerts, camps for kids, beach parties, and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibits to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel.

La Jolla Map Museum adds rare, Italian astronomical calendar to collection

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The astrolabe served as the primary timekeeper for the monks, who saw and used it daily to organize their devotional schedule.

Village Garden Club of La Jolla struts its stuff at ‘Expressions in Art and Flowers’ show

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The Village Garden Club of La Jolla presented its 12th annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers” event and featured 38 botanical arrangements by club members who drew their inspiration from 38 works of art created by artists in the club.

San Diego Art Prize winners feted at Athenaeum reception in La Jolla

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Crowds of artists and art-lovers gathered at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on April 4, 2014 for the opening of a show of works by the winners of the 2013 San Diego Art Prize: established artists James Hubbell and Debby and Larry Kline, as well as emerging artists Brennan Hubbell and James Enos.

Let’s Review: UC San Diego’s Calit2 art show rethinks ‘disabilities’

Crip Couture exhibit in the gallery. Photos by Will Bowen

As we grow and evolve individually (or collectively as a society), we come to see people and things differently. Art can help quicken the pace. The exhibition that recently opened at Calit2 Gallery on the UC San Diego campus does just that. “Senses of Care: Mediated Ability and Interdependence” offers a radical, new look at disabilities, care-giving and different forms of embodiment through photographs, videos, artifacts and art objects such as an artificial leg made of LEGO bricks.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library to oversee Murals of La Jolla

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On March 21, the LJCF’s board of directors voted unanimously to bestow the Murals of La Jolla to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Let’s Review: University Art Gallery show conjures aliens, extraterrestrials at UCSD

Mary Walling Blackburn mimics an alien calling in for a tow.

The University Art Gallery in UCSD’s Mandeville Center was oddly “haunted” on March 13 for the opening of “My Strangest Stranger,” a show by visiting artist Mary Walling Blackburn, up through May 9.

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