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La Jolla Athenaeum hosts work by 2013 San Diego Art Prize recipients

Artwork by James Hubbell

For the fourth year, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will present the work of the San Diego Art Prize winners, April 5-May 3 at the library, 1008 Wall St. The exhibition will open with a public reception 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 4.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library to oversee Murals of La Jolla

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On March 21, the LJCF’s board of directors voted unanimously to bestow the Murals of La Jolla to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

UC San Diego’s IDEAS series combines performance art with new technologies in La Jolla

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It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).

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

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