Category archives for: Art Galleries & Institutions

Moonglow in Bird Rock: From plumbing to fine art, this craftsman’s a fixture in La Jolla

Mike Glancy, owner of Moonglow Design and Erling Rohde Plumbing Co.

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.”

Arte de Origen’s gallery artists celebrate ancient traditions through Latin art in La Jolla

A sculpted metal fish is on display at Arte de Origen.

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.

Pre-holiday evenings at Lux Art Institute offer music, art, ornaments

Art of Elan co-founders, Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill, bring two nights of uncommon music to Lux Art institute in Encinitas, Nov. 21-22, 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

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.”

La Jolla’s Riford Library has a winner with its latest plein-air art show

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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.

What’s new? Exhibit trio opens at Museum of Contemporary Art

Untitled, Dana montlack, 2013, lambda print mounted on aluminum. Courtesy

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.

The Kincade Chronicles: Artist tells fictional family’s history in Athenaeum exhibit

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.

Choosy Athenaeum Music & Art Library’s A-Listers have fun finding art favorites in La Jolla

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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.

‘Sabores (Flavors) de las Américas: Tijuana, Baja & Beyond’ draws crowd to Institute of the Americas in La Jolla

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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.”

46 artists have works in juried show at The Athenaeum, opening night is Friday, Aug. 2 in La Jolla

"Rosa Hernandez Performance II" by Claudia Cano, photography

Forty-six artists have been selected from among nearly 1,000 submissions for the Athenaeum’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, on view in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries, Aug. 3-31.

Dr. Seuss’ hat collection tops Legends Gallery’s new show in La Jolla

The hat that changed the world of children's books.

Hang on to your hats, Dr. Seuss fans. Here’s something you may not have known about your favorite children’s book author and illustrator: He collected hats. Lots and lots of hats.
You’ll have a chance to see 26 of them when a touring exhibition titled “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” opens July 19 at the Legends Gallery of La Jolla. Also on display through Aug. 4 will be limited-edition prints of images from some of the best-known Seuss books, as well as examples from his “Secret Art” series of paintings, drawings and sculpture. (The exhibition will move to the Chuck Jones Gallery in downtown San Diego for an Aug. 9-25 run.)

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