Arts Calendar: June 14, 2007

To have an event featured in the Arts Calendar, send entry to Arts Editor Travis Hunter, La Jolla Light, 565 Pearl St., La Jolla, 92037, or e-mail Photos are encouraged.


Victoria Polyak

The original artwork of Victoria Polyak, an award-winning La Jolla artist, is on display at Florence Riford Library Center. The exhibition features representational portraits and landscapes in a variety of media, including oil painting, pastel, ink and graphite drawing.

The exhibition continues through June 23. The library is at 7555 Draper Ave.

Giacomo Manzu

Tasende Gallery presents a retrospective exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Italian master Giacamo Manzu through July 14. The exhibition includes bas-reliefs, sculptures and drawings dated from 1932 to 1987.

Tasende Gallery is at 820 Prospect St. Call (858) 454-3691.


R.B. Stevenson Gallery presents “Abstract,” selections of work from Charles Arnoldi, Pegan Brooke, Judith Foosaner, Jimi Gleason, Richard Allen Morris, Mark Pearlman and Michael Reafsnyder.

The exhibition begins with an opening reception June 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. and continues through July 20. The gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Call (858) 459-3917.

Vik Muniz

For more than a decade, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has been intriguing audiences worldwide with his photographs documenting his reconstructions of famous images from the news, art history and mass media. The New York-based artist utilizes an astonishing variety of often-ephemeral materials including dirt, diamonds, sugar, wire, string, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, plastic toys and even diamonds to reproduce recognizable images and turn them alien.

“Vik Muniz: Reflex” opens June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. The museum is at 700 Prospect St. Call (858) 454-3541 for more information.

Francis Wolff

Morrison Hotel Gallery presents “No Room for Squares,” an exhibition of the photography of Francis Wolff, through June 17. Wolff’s camera captured many of the jazz legends of Blue Note Records.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery is located at 1230 Prospect St. For more information call (858) 551-0835 or visit

“New Works, New Forms”

Art Expressions Gallery presents “New Works, New Forms - Celebrating Five Female Artists,” an exhibition of recent abstract and representational works. The exhibit will include Southern California artists Marsha Boston, Gisela Colon, Liz Jardine, Sierra Jolie and Massachusetts artist Leigh Rivers. Contemporary in style, the exhibition will feature a variety of media, including watercolor, painting, encaustic and mixed media. The show continues through June 23.

Art Expressions Gallery is located at 2645 Financial Court, Suite C. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information contact the gallery at (858)270-7577 or visit

Chip Hooper

Joseph Bellows gallery presents Chip Hooper’s “New Zealand’s South Pacific and Tasman Sea,” an exhibit of photographs. The opening reception for the exhibit is June 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit will run through August 31.

Joseph Bellows Gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Contact the gallery at (858) 456-5620 for more information.

Virginia Beahan

Joseph Bellows Gallery presents “Cuba Now,” photographs by Virginia Beahan. The opening reception for the exhibit is on June 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. and the exhibit will run through August 31.

Joseph Bellows Gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Contact the gallery at (858) 456-5620 for more information.

“Coastlines of California”

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts will host “Coastlines of California” through June 30. The exhibit will debut a fresh collection that represents premiere coastal artists, Dyans, Hinckley, Werner, Witte and Sally Jordan. From the dramatic coastlines of Big Sur, to the sandy beaches of La Jolla’s emerald-colored cove, some of the most important marine artists have found creative inspiration in the uniquely sublime natural environment of California.

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery represents over 150 artists from countries throughout the world. The Gallery is at 7932 Girard Ave. For more information visit

Alexey Slusar

Monarch Gallery is proud to present Alexey Slusar, a new artist to La Jolla, currently on exhibition. He started working as an architect and designer, projecting interiors of public institutions and working as a sculptor in the Ukraine. Slusar has participated in many exhibitions in the Czech Republic and is currently showing his colorful original oils in La Jolla at the Monarch Gallery.

Monarch Gallery is at 1205 Prospect St.. For more information visit


SoundOn Festival

The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library will host San Diego New Music’s first-ever soundOn Festival, a new music festival feturing NOISE Ensemble. The NOISE Ensemble will present concerts, lecture demonstrations, open rehearsals with resident composers, panel discussions with composers and performers, and an exciting community workshop in the preparation of experimental and open-form music.

The festival will take place June 13 through June 16, with a different schedule each day. For a complete schedule of events visit or call the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872. The Athenaeum is at 1008 Wall St.

Minsarah Trio

The multinational Minsarah Trio opens the Farrell Family Jazz at the Athenaeum series with a performance on June 21, and continues with performances by Rick Helzer and John Stowell, the Steve Wilson Quartet, and Lee Konitz.

Tickets for the entire series cost $64 for Athenaeum members and $84 for non-members. Singl- show tickets cost $18 for members and $23 for non-members.

The Athenaeum is at 1008 Wall St. Call (858) 454-5872 for tickets and information.

Chelsea Chen

The LJPC Concert Series presents Chelsea Chen, Concert Organist. After spending a year in Taiwan on a Fulbright Scholarship, Chelsea Chen will perform her magic on the organ. The program will be co-sponsored by the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego who awarded Chelsea their highest honor in 2005.

The performance will take place on June 24 at 3 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church. La Jolla Prebyterian Church is located at 7715 Draper Ave.

San Diego Jewish Music Festival

The 7th annual San Diego Jewish Music Festival continues through Aug. 5.

All concerts will take place at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center at 4126 Executive Drive. For tickets and further information call (858) 362-1348 or visit


Khaled Hosseini

Internationally bestselling author Khaled Hosseini will discuss and sign “A Thousand Splendid Suns” at a special event to be held at The Bishop’s School gymnasium on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. The school is at 7607 La Jolla Blvd.

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made “The Kite Runner” a classic, Hosseini’s latest novel is at once a chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history and a moving story of family, friendship, faith and salvation through love.

Call (858) 454-0347 for more information.

Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn

The curator of the San Diego National History Museum’s upcoming Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, will appear at Warwick’s bookstore to discuss the history of the discovery of the scrolls.

The event will take place June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave.