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Let’s Review: La Jolla Library’s new plein-air art show is fresh and fun

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The La Jolla Library Art Committee is working to reinvent the library and give us new reasons to go there — like to behold beautiful art — and opened a new plein-air art show, titled “Fresh Paint.” It will be up through Oct. 15, 2014 at the La Jolla Library.

Jurors pick 43 San Diego artists for new Athenaeum Music & Arts Library show in La Jolla

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43 artists were selected for the Athenaeum’s 23rd annual Juried Exhibition on view in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries, Aug. 2-30 at 1008 Wall St.

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.

Art show in La Jolla to benefit Autism Tree Project

To raise funds for the Sanford Consortium and Autism Tree Project Foundation, artist Michael Leaf will present the ZERO Degrees Exhibition.

Keeping it Simple: La Jolla native has Sumi-e, Japanese-art exhibit in Balboa Park

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Sumi-e art is all about simplicity, said La Jolla native and artist Lauris Phillips. The strokes are minimal to show the “essence” of a subject. Even the word is simple, when broken down. Sumi means “ink” in Japanese, she said, and adding the –e changes the meaning to “ink painting.”

Under the Sea: Precious ecosystems depicted in La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps photography exhibit

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Octavio Aburto is a storyteller, and the stories he tells with underwater photography will likely take your breath away.

Brushes with Greatness: Painting remains central to La Jolla artist through rich and diverse life

Anne Waddell works plein air on a newly commissioned piece at her Bird rock home. Pat Sherman

Waddell met with President Ronald Reagan and was commissioned to paint a portrait of him on his horse, “Little Man.”

Let’s Review: What’s new? What’s next? UCSD grad students break ground in arts, music

Students check out Doug Rosman's IMIN video game. Photos by Will Bowen

The place to go for a glimpse into the future each year is the highly anticipated final presentations of the seniors majoring in UC San Diego’s Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts & Music (ICAM) program. The three-part presentation series, described by ICAM chief Peter Otto as “Kind of like a fair,” took place June 10-12.

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.

Midcentury Modern in La Jolla: New Historical Society exhibit reveals the town’s 1950s-1960s flair

Exhibit photo shows Russell and Eleanor Forester’s second home on Hillside Drive in 1958. With Russell’s figurative sculpture ‘Spring’ in the foreground, Eleanor surveys La Jolla Shores.  Photo by Charles Schneider / Courtesy of Lynn Forester

The new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) will take you back to a unique time in La Jolla history — a time when many local innovators were looking forward and breaking ground with new ideas. “Climate Change: Midcentury Modern La Jolla,” which opened May 4, refers not to the weather but to the optimistic cultural climate of the post-World War II years.

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