Category archives for: Art

Let’s Review! The playful art of La Jollan Gabriel Rayes is sure to make you smile

Gabriel Rayes with his vision of the Mormon Temple in La Jolla,

There are a great many artists in the La Jolla area, most focused on the mastery of materials or technique, or working within similar stylistic parameters, such as plein air, portraiture or conventional abstraction. So when an artist emerges with a new vision of what art can be, especially if it is self-taught, it’s an occasion worth celebrating.

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!

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