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Arts Calendar: March 22, 2007

ARTS

All County Art Show

La Jolla Art Association presents its annual All County Art Show, juried this year by well respected artist Reed Cardwell.

The show features some of the best local artistic talent in a variety of media, including acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, sculpture, digital art, mixed media and original prints.

The exhibition runs March 26 through April 15 at The Village Gallery, 7932 Ivanhoe Ave. Call (858) 459-1196.

Roger Paul

Simic Gallery presents a one-man exhibition of Romantic landscape painter Roger Paul. Paul will unveil new works, including his recently finished 40" by 96" view of Niagra Falls. Some proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.
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The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on March 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. and March 31 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Simic Gallery is at 1205 Prospect St. Call (858) 456-5255.

Michael Reafsnyder

“Whirl,” an exhibition of paintings by Michael Reafsnyder, is now on display at R.B. Stevenson Gallery. Reafsnyder creates exuberant abstract expressionist paintings, and his trademark smiley-face is a reminder that his work is about the enjoyment of art and life.

R.B. Stevenson Gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Call (858) 459-3917.

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J. John Priola

Joseph Bellows Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by J. John Priola. The gallery will feature selections from his series “Paradise,” “Saved,” “Residual” and “Windows.”

“Paradise” features common objects such as a wishbone, feather or wooden box. “Saved” features solitary objects that seem to be straight from an old attic or thrift store. “Residual” implies passing time in photographs of a puff of smoke or a single bubble, objects whose life ended short after the photograph was taken. “Windows” features photographs of San Francisco windows at night, and though they reveal nothing of the homes’ interiors, they possess an erie and voyeuristic quality.

The exhibition continues through April 28. The gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Call (858) 456-5620.

Dr. Seuss

Fingerhut Gallery of La Jolla is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Cat in the Hat” with an exhibition of artwork by Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The exhibition will run through March 24.

Fingerhut Gallery is at 1205 Prospect St. Call (800) 774-2278.

Grace Slick

Wentworth Gallery will host a special appearance by Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Grace Slick on March 30 and 31 and April 1. Best known as the singer of Jefferson Airplane, Slick retired from music in 1989 and is now focusing all her creative energy on visual arts. Inspired by her love of rock and roll, Slick’s artwork presents a range of subjects including portraits of old friends and legendary musicians such as Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and more. The exhibition also features her “Wonderland Suite.”

Wentworth Gallery is at 1025 Prospect St. Call (858) 551-7071.

Jane Bishop

The Alcala Gallery will show “From the Beach to Borrego,” a special exhibition of local watercolors by La Jolla artist Jan Bishop, during the month of March. The subtle and jewel-like colors in these paintings reflect the artist’s response to our unique local environment. Not a studio artist, Bishop always paints on location.
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The Alcala Gallery is at 950 Silverado St. Call (858) 454-6610.

Divine Light of the Riviera

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts announces its March show, “Devine Light of the Riviera.” This exhibition is a tribute to the European Impressionists that were infatuated with the lighting on the French Riviera. The show features modern painters Florian Van Burg, Jean Pierre Dubord, Carebul, Magre, De Fonteneye and Louis Labrofont.

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts is at 7932 Girard Ave. For more information, call (858) 456-9509.

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.

The Wave

A new exhibition featuring three artists is now on display at CenterLight Gallery of La Jolla. 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.
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CenterLight Gallery is at 5490 La Jolla Blvd. Call (858) 456-8188.

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 www.wentworthgallery.com or call (858) 551-7071.

MUSIC

Duo-Tones

Two pioneers of surf guitar will be featured at an upcoming concert at La Jolla Brew House. Paul Johnson and Gil Orr play the classics in a pure, driving style that is deeply rooted in the past but with a lot of energy.

The performance will be held March 24 at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and can be purchased by calling (858) 459-0535. La Jolla Brew House is at 7536 Fay Ave.

Brahms Chamber Ensemble

Johannes Brahms is the featured composer for the finale of Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Series 2007. On March 30 and 31 his works will be performed by five musical virtuosi at the Neurosciences Institute.

Mainly Mozart and Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil, Gotheberg Symphony concertmaster Sara Troback, New York Philharmonic principal violist Cynthia Phelps, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra principal cellist Roland Thomas and pianist Arthur Rowe will interpret some of Brahms’ deeply expressive works. The program includes “Violin Sonata No. 2 in A,” “Piano Quartet in G minor,” and “Piano Quartet in F minor.”

The performance will take place at 8 p.m. The Neurosciences Institute is at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr. Call (619) 239-0100 for more information.

POETRY AND PROSE

William Anthony Nericcio

SDSU professor William Anthony Nericcio will discuss his new book, “Tex(t)-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the ‘Mexican’ in America,” on March 24 at D.G. Wills Books.

D.G. Wills Books is at 7461 Girard Ave. Call (858) 456-1800.