Category archives for: Art

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.

Guide to Summer Fun in La Jolla

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Here comes the Summer of 2014 and with it moonlit pier walks, extended hours at galleries, concerts, camps for kids, beach parties, and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibits to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel.

Artist makes Seuss-inspired sculpture for La Jollan Audrey Geisel

This ‘green egg and ham’ is a hollowed out egg and shell, covered in sea glass. Ashley Mackin

Pacific Beach native James Burns, drawing from a longtime love of the work of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), has a gift for Geisel’s widow, Audrey.

La Jolla Community Foundation to award $20,000 in grants for arts, sciences

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Deadline to express interest in applying for a grant is June 23.

‘Channeling’ the Author: Typewriter Performance Art exhibit opens at MCASD

Tim Youd retypes Raymond Chandler’s ‘Farewell, My Lovely’ at the Santa Monica pier — 292 pages on an Underwood Noiseless. January 2014. Eric Minh Swensonh

Tim Youd has undertaken the task of retyping 100 classic novels over five years, using the same make and model typewriter as the author did. He stages his durational performances at locations integral to the plot of the novel or pertinent to the author’s life.

Perfect Execution: U-T San Diego cartoonist’s delightfully grim, new book piques Hollywood’s interest

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An agent was able to market Breen’s new book as a film, with Universal Studios winning a bidding war with four other studios.

Right on the Button: La Jolla collector delights in offbeat hobby

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California State Button Society to showcase thousands of rare, vintage buttons May 17-18 at Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley.

Four evening lectures in La Jolla to explore state of ‘art’

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Art history lecturer Derrick Cartwright, Ph.D. will host a four- part series to explore, “What’s wrong with this picture? Some problems of art in our time,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27 and June 3 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St.

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    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
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    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]