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Arts Calendar: May 10, 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 travish@lajollalight.com. Photos are encouraged.

ARTS

Fabian Perez

Monarch Gallery is proud to present a “one man exhibition” by Fabian Perez on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. The exibition features a chance to view stunning works by one of the most exciting and talented artists of our time, as well as a rare opportunity to enjoy a meeting with the artist.

The exhibit will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Monarch Gallery is at 1205 Prospect St., Suite B. For more information contact the gallery at (858)454-1231.

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Bill Wyman

The Morrison Hotel Gallery presents “Wyman Shoots,” featuring world-premiere photographs by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones. The exhibit runs through May 20.

As one of music’s most celebrated bassists, Bill Wyman is internationally renowned for his incredible playing and is instantly recognizable by virtue of his 30 years as a member of the Rolling Stones. Not as widely known is that Wyman is an extremely accomplished fine-art photographer who has practiced the art for over four decades.

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

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Jean Kazandjian

Madison Gallery will host a wine reception for Jean Kazandjian on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Madison Gallery will exhibit original paintings at this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

The Madison Gallery is at 1020 Prospect. For further information call (858) 459 0836 or visit www.madisongalleries.com.

“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 opens Thursday, May 10 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and 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 www.artexpressionsgallery.com.

Armando Romero

Tasende Galllery is pleased to present Armando Romero’s exhibition, “Vandalism and Other Irreverences,” through May 25. The show includes eight paintings and eight drawings created during 2006 and 2007. In this latest series, Romero re-creates well-known works by his artistic heroes Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Veronese and Frans Hals, and then transforms them by adding 20th-century twists which can take the form of graffiti, cartoon characters, slashes, holes and paint spills.

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Tasende Gallery is at 820 Prospect St. Gallery hours are 10 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 11 to 5 p.m., Saturday.

Alex Webb

The Joseph Bellows Gallery hosts Alex Webb’s exhibition “Istanbul: City Of A Hundred Names” from May 4 to June 2. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Joseph Bellows Gallery is at 7661 Girard Ave. For more information call (858) 456 5620 or visit www.josephbellows.com

“Celebrate San Diego”

La Jolla Art Association Village Gallery announces “Celebrate San Diego” an exhibition of fine art inspired by the atmosphere and rhythm of San Diego.

The exhibition runs through May 13.

La Jolla Art Association Village Gallery is at 7932 Ivanhoe Ave. For more information, call (858) 459-1196.

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“Mothers Day”

The Cosmopolitan Fine Art Gallery will host its May show, “Mother’s Day,” through May 31. The exhibition highlights renowned painters AnHe, Bueno, Fillhouer, Taylor, Jorgenson, Navarro, Roycho and Merhad Samimi, as they celebrate classic elegance and femininity in their masterpieces.

Cosmopolitan Fine Arts Gallery represents over 150 artists over the world and is located at 7932 Girard Ave. For more information visit www.cosmopolitanart.com.

Ryan McGinness

Quint Contemporary Art presents “A Rich Fantasy Life,” an exhibition of the artwork of Ryan McGinness, through May 19.

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

MUSIC

San Diego Jewish Music Festival

The 7th annual San Diego Jewish Music Festival runs through August 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 www.lfjcc.org.

POETRY AND PROSE

Frank Rich

ArtPower! at UC San Diego presents long-time theater critic and current New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Rich on May 14 at 8 p.m.

With the fall 2006 release of his book, “The Greatest Story Ever Sold,” Mr. Rich delivers a step-by-step chronicle of the collusion between mainstream media and the White House following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. With candor and conviction, Frank Rich shares his illuminating views on culture and politics.

Tickets are $36 and $32.

The event is going to take place at the Price Center Ballroom which is located at 9500 Gilman Drive. For tickets and further information call (858) 534-TIXS or visit www.artpower.ucsd.edu.

Eric Galvez

Author Eric Galvez will be sharing his story and his book at the La Jolla Library on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.

Eric was stricken with brain cancer two years ago and has written a first-person account of his journey. Prior to his brain surgery, he was an active, athletic adult who was also a practicing physical therapist. He considers himself a regular guy that had a brain tumor and wants to do something positive with it.

The La Jolla Riford Library Center is at 7555 Draper Ave. For further information call (858) 552-1657.

Berkeley Breathed

Pulitzer Prize winner Berkeley Breathed will read and sign “Mars Needs Moms” at Warwick’s Bookstore on Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. As a special Mother’s Day treat, Berkeley will sketch your family’s favorite mother in each book purchased.

Warwick’s Bookstore is at 7812 Girard Ave. For further information call (858) 454 0347.

Susan Shirk

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and leading China expert Susan Shirk will discuss and sign “China: Fragile Superpower” at Warwick’s Bookstore on May 15 at 7.30 p.m.

In this revealing book, readers get to know the brittle internal politics and fears that motivate China’s leaders - insecurities that expose a fragile Communist regime desperate to survive in a society turned upside down by miraculous economic growth.

Warwick’s Bookstore is at 7812 Girard Ave. For more information, call (858) 454-0347.

Risa Kohn and Rebecca Moore

St. James By the Sea Episcopal church presents a lecture on the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Christians and Jews. On Monday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Risa Levitt Kohn and Rebecca Moore will lecture on the importance of these findings.

Risa Levitt Kohn is director of the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University and curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego National History Museum. Rebecca Moore is chair and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University.

The reception for the lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. and seating for the event is limited. For more information and to reserve seating, call (858)459-3421.

PERFORMANCES

Hansel and Gretel

J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, announces its production of “The Story of Hansel and Gretel,” the musical version of the classic fairytale with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur and book by Vera Morris.

The production is directed by Joey Landwehr and runs May 11 to 20 at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.

Tickets are $16.50.

The David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre is at 4126 Executive Drive. For further information or to purchase tickets call (858) 362-1348 or visit the Web site at www.lfjcc.org/jcompany.