Arts Calendar: February 22, 2007


Arthur Meyerson

Roche Bobois presents a visual exploration of the interaction of light and color from world-renowned photographer Arthur Meyerson.

Roche Bobois is at 7611 Girard Ave. Call (858) 459-0297 for more information.

Patricia Patterson

Quint Contemporary Art presents the work of Patricia Patterson through March 31. The exhibition is titled, “Scenes From a Receding Past.”

Quint Contemporary Art is at 7739 Fay Ave. Call (858) 454-3409 for more information.

Constance Athens

Artists Constance Athens will present a workshop on art and sketching at La Jolla Library on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Athens is a teacher at the Art Academy of San Diego.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring one shoe, two Sharpie pens and a pad of large newsprint paper.

The library is at 7555 Draper Ave. Please RSVP to Anne Hoiberg at (619) 223-8074.

New Members

The La Jolla Village Gallery presents “New Members,” an exhibition of painting, photography, digital art and sculpture by the twelve members of the association, through Feb. 25. An artists’ reception will be held Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The gallery is at 7932 Ivanhoe Ave. and hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call (858) 459-1196.

The Wave

A new exhibition featuring three artists will open with a reception at CenterLight Gallery of La Jolla on March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition is titled “The Wave” and brings together the adventurous surf photography of Warren Bolster and the oil paintings of Lorri Blackard and Maria Repke.

CenterLight Gallery is at 5490 La Jolla Blvd. Call (858) 456-8188.

Jem Southam

The Joseph Bellows Gallery presents the first West Coast solo exhibition of British photographer Jem Southam through March 9. The gallery will feature one of his earlier series, “The Red River,” and the recent “Upton Pyne.”

Southam has been an important figure in British photography for more than 25 years.

The Joseph Bellows Gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (858) 456-5620 or visit

ABC’s of Yiddish

The Gotthelf Art Gallery presents a selection of limited-edition books by renowned artists Sybil Rubottom and Jim Machacek on Feb. 22. Since founding Bay Park Press in San Diego in 2000, they have collaborated on fine and intricate letterpress books covering a variety of subject matter from poetry to opera.

This show will debut their latest limited edition, “The ABC’s of Yiddish.” Most works are for sale and benefit the Gotthelf Art Gallery and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

Hours are from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

The Gotthelf Gallery is at 4126 Executive Drive in the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family JCC.

Parisian Romance

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts will hold its February show, “Parisian Romance,” through Feb. 28. Artists like Eugene Galien-Laloue, Edouard Cortes, P. Pissarro, Alexander Kuznecov, Payes, Fischer, Szertz, Tomaylla and Wilkinson offer a glimpse into the heart of Paris, a city not only for romantic lovers, but also a city of global importance.

The gallery is at 7932 Girard Ave. and opens daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Stephen Shortridge

The Monarch Gallery presents Romantic Impressionist Stephen Charles Shortridge. The exhibition features his most current collection of original oil paintings and personally enhanced, limited-edition giclees on canvas, as well as his new book “Created Creator - Works and Words.”

The gallery is at 1205 Prospect St. For more information, call (858) 454-1231.

Alexandra Nechita

The Wentworth Gallery is showing the works of Alexandra Nechita. The abtract painter, known as the “petite Picasso,” began drawing at age 2 and had her first exhibition when she was just 8 years old. Now she has been awarded and honored by different organizations all over the world for her extraordinary artwork and vision. The exhibit features over 150 pieces including watercolors, original acrylics on canvas, etchings, original drawings and sculptures.

The gallery is at 1025 Prospect St. For more information visit or call (858) 551-7071.

The Black Cowboy

Through Feb. 28, “The Black Cowboy: Real to Reel,” associated with the Black History Month, will be held at the Geisel Library. This exhibition celebrates real stories of black cowboys of the Old West and celebrates the fascinating silent cowboy movies and early cowboy musicals that featured all-black casts.

The exhibition is in Geisel Library’s lower level, West Wing at UCSD. For more information, call (858) 534-8074.


Allessio Averone

The La Jolla Library presents pianist Alessio Averone on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Averone has established himself as a soloist, chamber musician, and a soloist with orchestra. He was born in Italy and has played the piano since he was 5 years old.

The La Jolla Riford Library Center and Jacobs Annex is at 7555 Draper Ave. For more information, call (858) 552-1657.

Mozart sonatas

On Feb. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. the award-winning duo of Andres Cardenes, violin, and Anton Nel, piano, performs sparkling Mozart sonatas as part of the Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Series.

The artists frequently perform together during the annual Mainly Mozart Festival and winter-spring Spotlight Series of chamber music concerts.

The concert takes place at the Neuroscience Institute on John Jay Hopkins Drive. For tickets, call (619) 239-0100. They cost $42. For more information, visit


‘Legends of Broadway’

Bruno Leone returns to the Athenaeum with a New Lecture Series titled “Legends of Broadway and Other Tales” on Feb. 27, March 6 and March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Leone combines piano artistry, humor and a wealth of narratives and anecdotes about the lives and times of America’s leading composers and lyricists.

The event takes place at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at 1008 Wall St.

Tickets for the series cost $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers, the prices for the individual lectures are $12 for members and $17 for nonmembers.

For more information, call (858) 454-5872 or visit