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Grace SlickWentworth 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 BishopThe 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.
The Alcala Gallery is at 950 Silverado St. Call (858) 454-6610.
Michael ReafsnyderR.B. Stevenson Gallery presents the paintings of Michael Reafsnyder from March 16 to April 28.
The gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. Call (858) 459-3917.
Divine Light of the RivieraCosmopolitan 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 MeyersonRoche 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 PattersonQuint 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 WaveA 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 SouthamThe 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 www.josephbellows.com.
Stephen ShortridgeThe 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 NechitaThe 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.
Shanghai String QuartetThe Athenaeum Music and Arts Library presents the Shanghai String Quartet on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Originally formed in Shanghai more than 20 years ago, this quartet melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the boldness of the Western repertoire.
Tickets cost $30 for members and $35 for non-members. The Athenaeum is at 1008 Wall St. Call (858) 454-5872 for information.
‘Legends of Broadway’Bruno Leone returns to the Athenaeum with a New Lecture Series titled “Legends of Broadway and Other Tales” on 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.
Prices for the individual lectures are $12 for members and $17 for nonmembers.
For more information, call (858) 454-5872 or visit www.ljathenaeum.org.
Duo-TonesTwo 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 EnsembleJohannes 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. Call (619) 239-0100 for more information.
POETRY AND PROSE
Eileen MylesFamed poet Eileen Myles will read from her new book, “Sorry, Tree,” on March 9 at 7 p.m. at D.G. Wills Books. Also appearing will be UCSD poet Ali Liebegott, who will read from her new novel, “The IHOP Papers.”
D.G. Wills Books is at 7461 Girard Ave. Call (858) 456-1800.
William Anthony NericcioSDSU 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.