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UCSD Visual Arts students open their doors for special exhibit

Nicole Speciale and Kurt Miller with their work in progress.

Once a year, the UC San Diego MFA Visual Arts students open their one-room studio doors to share their art with the public. This year, on March 7, some 42 students welcomed throngs of the curious.

UC San Diego’s IDEAS series combines performance art with new technologies in La Jolla

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It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).

Christo talks! Superstar wrap artist wows crowd at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

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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.

The NAT’s pirates exhibit is no place for lily-livered landlubbers!

Visitors to theNAT can board a life-size replica of the stern for the Whydah, a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago.  Courtesy of Premier Exhibitions and National Geographic

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.

Let’s Review: ‘Faraway Places and Faces’ put association on the map

'The Maldives' by Patricia Hartman

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.

Copley bequest brings artist Christo to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

New York City 2012: Christo in his studio with a preparatory drawing for ‘The Mastaba,’ a project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Wolfgang Volz / ©Christo

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 unveils sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) work in La Jolla

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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.

Let’s Review: UCSD art exhibit forces you to confront how you’re feeling

Sarah rebolloso McCullough plays the tubular grieving bells. Photos by Will Bowen

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.

Athenaeum in La Jolla hosts reception for two new exhibits Friday, Jan. 10

Jeanne Dunn works on installation piece for her Athenaeum show.Courtesy

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.

Picture This! Athenaeum Library in La Jolla publishes a book about its artists

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library staff, board members and artists celebrate the release of the Athenaeum book, ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1990-2010.’ Courtesy

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.

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