Category archives for: Art

Christo talks! Superstar wrap artist wows crowd at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

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There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.

Miami-based glass-master brings light to La Jolla

Glass artist Terje Lundaas puts finishing touches on the installation of his chandelier in the La Jolla home of Drs. Joseph and Gloria Shurman.

For a few days in January, Miami-based glass artist Terje Lundaas came to town to install a chandelier he designed for a La Jolla couple.

Let’s Review! Artists share love stories at Valentine’s show hosted by La Jolla Art Association

‘Love Bug’ by Kay Kaplan Photos by Will Bowen

“Our latest show is an exhibition of paintings that attempt to capture — through the medium of visual art — the essence of love, which comes in many shapes and sizes,” said Rae Ann Marks, secretary of the Jolla Art Association (LJAA) at the Feb. 15 reception for “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.”

Athenaeum in La Jolla to host reception for Robert Irwin exhibit on Friday, Feb. 21

Robert Irwin, ‘Palladium’, 2013, light+shadow+reflection+color, 96 x 45-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches.  © Robert Irwin. Photo courtesy Quint Contemporary Art. Photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Irwin played a pivotal role in the development of the unique tenets of modern art. His work became the precursor for art outside the frame and object.

Let’s Review: ‘Faraway Places and Faces’ put association on the map

'The Maldives' by Patricia Hartman

A recent show at the La Jolla Art Association (LJAA) was a collection of oils, watercolor, photography and jewelry made by artists of different ethnicities who’ve come to our fair city to share in our blessings.

Nina Katchadourian’s curiously captivating ‘Whale’ is latest in Murals of La Jolla series

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“Many people speak about the incredible experience of making eye contact with a whale. That’s also what I hope my mural does.” — Nina Katchaduourian

Del Mar’s ‘Mother Paige’ makes news with her hand-painted icons

The Rev. Paige Blair, in her office at St. Peter’s Church, surrounded by some of her icons.  Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

Despite the more casual, contemporary use of the word “icon,” icons are actually part of an ancient tradition of Christian art, inspirational paintings of sacred subjects that may date back to the time of the apostles, when St. Luke was said to have painted images of the Virgin Mary. Icons were particularly popular during the Byzantine Empire, when frescoes flourished, and the art of iconography spread across Europe to Russia.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

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Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

La Jolla Library’s ‘Big Art Show’ reveals some sizable talent

‘Tie Dye Junction’ by Cree Scudder. Photos by Will Bowen

To quote Ed Sullivan, “It’s a really big shew!” down at the La Jolla Library Art Gallery, where the Friends of the Library Art Committee have put together a mostly abstract exhibition of oversized canvases by eight area artists to create a colorful, buoyant display to help us through the long, cold winter in La Jolla! Brrrr!

La Jolla’s UCSD’s ArtPower! books cutting-edge acts

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Like music? UC San Diego’s ArtPower program caters to all tastes in February with a jam-packed lineup of eclectic events.

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]