Arts Calendar: June 21, 2007


La Jolla Fine Arts

La Jolla Fine Arts presents its Annual Summer Show starting June 30, then continuing every weekend through Aug. 19 on the lawn at La Jolla Recreation Center.

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature plein-air painters. In addition, there will be artists painting during the show.

La Jolla Recreation Center is at 615 Prospect St.

Mackenzie Thorpe

Fingerhut Gallery of La Jolla is thrilled to host world-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe. The exhibition will feature new original, limited edition works, as well as his new book covering his sculpture creation and world tour.

The exhibition begins June 22 and goes until Aug. 15. The artist reception will be held on Friday June 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fingerhut Gallery is located at 1205 Prospect St.

For more information, please call (800) 774-2278.

Luc Leestemaker

Madison Gallery is pleased to present Luc Leestemaker. The Dutch-American artist’s current “Inner Landscape” and “Transfigurations” series are situated on the borderline of realism and abstraction and are inspired both by Mark Rothko and 18th-century Dutch and English landscape painters.

The gallery will be hosting a wine reception for world-renowned Luc Leestemaker on Friday, June 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Madison Gallery is located at 1020 Prospect.

For more information, call (858) 459-0836.

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 continues through July 20. The gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Call (858) 459-3917.


“Transformations,” an exhibition of sculpture, painting and photography by award-winning artists Jeff Brosbe, Kris de Young, Dana Levine, Artie Mattson, Caroline Morse, Peter Myrdal, Peggy Palm and Lev Tsimring, will show at the La Jolla Art Association Village Gallery from June 25 to July 8.

An opening reception will be held July 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Village Gallery is at 7932 Ivanhoe Ave. Call (858) 459-1196 for more information.

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.

The exhibition is showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum is at 700 Prospect St. Call (858) 454-3541 for more information.

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 exhibit will run through Aug. 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 exhibit will run through Aug. 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


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. Single 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

Sentimental Journeys

The La Jolla United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents “Sentimental Jouneys: Great Music of Years Gone By.” Come and enjoy an array of golden oldies, with an ice cream social following the music.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The event will take place on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Marvin Hamlisch

Internationally renowned and award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch is well known for his groundbreaking show " A Chorus Line.” Hamlisch can now add conductor of the San Diego Symphony Pops to his resume.

Marvin Hamlisch will discuss and sign his “Chorus Line Revival” CD at Warwick’s Bookstore on Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Warwick’s is located at 7812 Girard Ave.


Lisa See

Bestselling author Lisa See is back with a chilling new novel. The novel, titled “Peony in Love,” is based on actual events in history and takes readers back to seventeenth-century China, after the Ming dynasty is crushed. Young Peony begins an unforgettable journey of love and destiny.

Lisa See will read and sign “Peony in Love” on Tuesday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Warwick’s Bookstore. Warwick’s is located at 7812 Girard Ave.