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.”
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.
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.)
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla celebrated an invasion of otherworldly art at the members’ opening of “Approximately Infinite Universe.” The works explore ideas about time and space travel, aliens, historical re-visions, futuristic cities, and the best (and worst) of all possible worlds.
The weather helped to make the 27th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts a roaring success June 20-21, 2013 as crowds from around Southern California came to the grounds of UC San Diego to purchase art and enjoy gourmet food and great music during the event, sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club. To date, the event has raised nearly $2 million for people with disabilities — focusing on adaptive and recreational sports programs.
An opening reception for “Echoes” by Tom Driscoll, and “Bound” by Lisa Venditelli, will be held 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The public is invited to attend the free event.
Madison Gallery will hold a private reception for “Butterflies & Rebirth,” a new exhibit by world-renowned contemporary artist Hunt Slonem, which opens 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 with a private VIP show for collectors and only by advance RSVP at (858) 459-0836.
Through May, the La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) is showing a collection of paintings submitted to its annual Plein Air Juried Competition. The show was judged by Andrea Gaye and curated by Rae Ann Marks, with assistance from Salli Sachse and Mike Morse.
At the 2013 Selection Dinner on Wednesday, May 8, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works by four artists for the Museum’s collection:
From MCASD Reports A kindergarten class from Bird Rock Elementary School took an April 16 tour of “Lifelike,” the current exhibition on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, which is on display through May 27. This group exhibition invites a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations, [...]