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Arts Calendar: May 31, 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

Wyland

Wyland has been named an Official Olympic Artist for the 2008 Games in Beijing, China. To celebrate, Wyland will appear at his gallery in La Jolla to unveil two new sculptures and one new painting on June 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees will be able to watch Wyland paint a new work, which will then be available for auction.

The event is free and open to the public. Wyland Gallery is at 1025 Propect St., suite 100. Call (858) 459-8229.

Jean Kazandjian

Madison Gallery will exhibit original paintings by Jean Kazandjian at a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

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

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Fabian Perez

Monarch Gallery is proud to present a “one man exhibition” by Fabian Perez. The exibition features a chance to view stunning works by one of the most exciting and talented artists of our time.

Monarch Gallery is at 1205 Prospect St., Suite B. For more information contact the gallery at (858)454-1231.

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 an mass media. The New York-based artist utilizes and 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.

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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 www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.

Markus Pierson

Fingerhut Gellery is honored to present the man, the legend, the Coyote, Markus Pierson in person for one night only. Markus Pierson will be at the Fingerhut Gallery for an opening reception on June 2 from 7 to 9 pm. His work will be displayed through June 15.

The Fingerhut Gallery of La Jolla is located at 1205 Prospect St. For more information contact the gallery at 858-456-9912.

MUSIC

San Diego Jewish Music Festival

The 7th annual San Diego Jewish Music Festival continues with a performance June 2 by Keshet Chaim and runs through August 5.

Keset Chaim dancers and musicians, with Israeli singer Gilat Rapaport, capture the vibrant music, exhilirating dance and costumes of Spain, Yemen, Eastern Europe, ancient Israel, and even the Jews of the American West. Their June 2 performance will begin at 8 p.m.

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.

Arts in Concert

La Jolla Pen Women invite friends to learn “How We Create,” an Arts in Concert program written by Dr. Bette Miller. The concert will feature the classic jazz artistry of Bette at the piano. The performance will take place on June 4 at 1 p.m. and will demonstrate how we create, using common threads as writers, artists and musical composers with Anne Hoiberg as narrator.
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The event is free and refreshments will be served. It will take place at the La Jolla Library located at 7555 Draper Ave.

Faure Requiem

La Jolla Presbyterian church concert series presents the Faure Requiem performed by LJPC Chancel Choir, soloists and instrumentalists with Dr. Keith Pedersen, director. The performance will take place on June 3 at 7 p.m.

The La Jolla Presbyterian Church is located 7715 Draper Ave. For more information call (858)-729-5531.

Mainly Mozart Festival

The opening of the 2007 Mainly Mozart Festival features a quintet of talent led by Los Angeles Philharmonic principal concertmaster, Martin Chalifour, performing works by Spohr, Mozart, Prokofiev and Faure. The opening will take place on June 6 with a pre-concert lecture by Eric Bromberger at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m.

The performance will take place at the Neurosciences Institute, located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego 92121. Single tickets are $45. For more information contact (619) 239-0100.

POETRY AND PROSE

Lama Surlya Das

On May 31 at 7:30 p.m., Lama Surya Das, the most highly-trained American Lama in the Tibetan tradition, will discuss and sign “Buddha Is As Buddha Does.” The author presents the Buddha’s 10 core principles in an accessible style for modern readers.

The event is free and open to the public. Warwick’s is at 7812 Girard Ave. Call (858) 454-0347.

Hal Winegard

Poetry Unlimited Art and Music presents featured poet Hal Winegard at La Jolla Riford Libary, 7555 Draper Ave., on June 6 at 5 p.m. He will be joined by featured musicians Dominique and Valerie Kim.
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Call (858) 552-1657 for more information.

Edward J. Blum

San Diego State University Professor Edward J. Blum will discuss his critically acclaimed new book “W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet” on June 9 at 7 pm. “W.E.B. Du Bois, American Prophet” is the first religious biography on the foremost African American intellectual of the twentieth century. The book illuminates the spirituality that is essential in understanding Du Bois’ efforts and achievements in the political and intellectual world.

The lecture is located at 7461 Girard Ave. For more information contact (858) 456-1800.

PERFORMANCES

Dancing with La Jolla Stars

La Jolla Stage Company presents a festival of dance from ballroom to ballet. The performance will feature La Jolla celebrities along with a variety of local performers. There will also be a comedy and musical review spotlighting a well known La Jolla guest performer. The event will take place June 1 and June 8.

The performance will take place at Torrey Pines Chiristian Church, Hashinger Hall, which is located at 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. For more information call (858) 454-7798.