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.
Last April, the acclaimed chamber group, Art of Elan, gave its first, sold-out, one-night-only performance at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas. Now, on Nov. 20 and 21, they will return to Lux with two nights of lively and uncommon music by a trio of composers: Heitor Villa-Lobos, a Brazilian; Sergei Prokofiev, a Russian; and John Corigliano, a 75-year-old New Yorker whose work includes an Oscar-winning film score for “The Red Violin,” a Grammy Award for “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan,” and a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his “Symphony No. 2.”
The Riford Library in La Jolla held another wonderful art reception, this time for the new show titled, “Fresh Paint: Impressions of California Plein-Air Artists,” and it was a Jim Dandy. The library art gallery climbed another rung on the ladder to the stars with this exhibition, which features the work of 15 of California’s top plein-air artists.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present three new exhibitions, running Sept. 21 through Jan. 12, 2014 at 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.
In his second exhibition at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, longtime San Diego artist Jim Machacek will turn the gallery into a walk-in novel.
The Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s A-List Members had their choice of, well, everything at the “Member’s Choice: Pick Your Poison” event Aug. 29, 2013 at the Athenaeum facilities in La Jolla. Members viewed paintings, sculptures, photos and other art submissions, sipping a cocktail from the create-your-own-cocktail bar (where they had the choice of flavored vodka and mix-ins), before voting for their art favorites. In the music room, they had their choice of songs from pianist Joshua White and their choice of items up for bid in the silent auction. Artists with work on display were available to discuss their projects and earn some votes.
From the molé sliders that started off the evening to the tequila sunrises that ended it, “Sabores de las Américas: Tijuana, Baja & Beyond,” co-hosted by TJ’s Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture (IMAC) and the Institute of the Americas, was a tasty event held Aug. 24, 2013 at Institute of the Americas’ facilities at UC San Diego in La Jolla. More than 200 guests from both sides of the border mixed and mingled, sipping espressos, viewing the artworks, and enjoying the smooth moves of tango duo Miguel & Sandra, the fiery flamenco dancing of Norma Michel, and the bilingual cabaret of sultry songstress Madame Ur and her Hombres. “We are bi-nationals,” said Mariza Sanchez, an artist and art consultant who lives in La Jolla. “And it’s time for Tijuana to show us their faces here.”