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San Diego Weekend Art Events: Sculpture, Paris, 116 Drawings, and More

Art Producer: AiR Open House and “116 Drawings of Ketanji Brown Jackson”

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Alexander Zimmerman (Zim) recently received his MFA from SDSU and has shot a series of livestreamed portraits of key figures, primarily in social justice and current affairs. The exhibition at Art Produce further explored this relationship between the internet, activism and mark-making styles of artmaking and performance by progressively live-streaming the work “116 Drawings by Ketanji Brown Jackson”. . All 116 works fill the walls of the gallery in an impressive finish that can be seen day or night from the sidewalk along University of His Park in North His Park. The exhibition concludes with a reception on Saturday.

detail: The closing reception will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 3-8pm and the Artist in Residence (AiR) program open house will be held from 6-8pm. free.

“Weekend in Paris” at Summerfest

music, classical
This weekend’s La Jolla Music Society Summerfest brings you three days of Paris-themed concerts. Each part is part of a historical fuss over what made Paris a cultural capital.

“Most of my work comes from these two iconic periods in Paris, basically spanning 100 years from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Roughly speaking, it means the beautiful era, and then “the crazy era of Années Folles, which focuses mainly on the 1920s and 30s in Paris,” said Inon Barnatan, SummerFest’s music director. increase. “We were going back in time and basically going through an era that made Paris the center of culture when all the writers, the composers, the thinkers, everyone was in the same pot.”

Friday’s performance touches on Paris’ salons and masquerades, including works by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. In addition, André Caplet’s ‘Conte Fantastic’, a tribute to Edgar his Allan Poe’s short story ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ will also be performed.

The Bain Collection / Library of Congress

The photo shows French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), the first woman to win the Prix de Rome for composition.

Saturday focuses on the Paris Conservatoire, a conservatory that includes “Nocturne” by young female prodigy Lili Boulanger. “She was one of the brightest stars to come out of the conservatory,” said Barnathan.

At Sunday afternoon concerts, learn how Parisian composers embraced styles from around the world, using works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Couperin, and more.

Benefits: Yes freedom, open rehearsal on Friday at 2:00 pm. Cellist Efe Baltasidir, pianist Inon Vernathan, violinist Liza Ferstmann and viola player Yura Lee perform Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor in concert on Saturday night. will be rehearsed, followed by a Q&A session. Drop-in, no reservations required.

detail: Friday and Saturday, August 5-7, 2022 at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PMBaker Baum Concert Hall at Conrad, 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla. $48 to $98.

New Sculptures: Adam Berto, Christopher Pugio, Chris Thorson

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La Jolla’s Quinto Gallery opens new sculpture exhibition by three artists: Adam Berto, Christopher Pugio and Chris Thorson. All three sculptors’ work is admirable, but don’t miss Torson’s misleadingly humble collection of everyday consumer toiletries transformed into cast bronze sculptures. actual substance.


Courtesy Quint Gallery

Sculptural work by artist Chris Thorson will be exhibited at the Quint Gallery from August 6, 2022.

While you’re at Quint’s 7655 Girard Gallery, check out Dana Van Horn’s ‘Caught’ in the tiny The Museum Of ___ space tucked away in the back. Van Horn’s grid arrangement of her 441 monochromatic mugshot watercolors represents the artist’s nocturnal ritual of painting one mugshot each night.

detail: On display from August 6th to September 17th, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM. Quint Gallery, 7655 Girard Avenue, La Jolla. free.

“Blue Period”

Local playwright Charles Borkhuis’ new play The Blue Period, chronicling Picasso’s life, concludes this weekend at Chula Vista’s Onstage Playhouse.This story tells the story of Pablo in his Picasso life, in which he and his close friends Carles Casagemas Leading up to the tragic events of friendship that marked the beginning of Picasso’s famous “Blue Period”, he left Spain for Paris.

detail: The remaining performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm on August 4-7, 2022. OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Ave., Chula Vista. $22 to $25.

more theaters: You can learn a little more about the making of The Old Globe’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Beth Accomando’s interview with director Patricia McGregor can be found here, and a playlist of her listening to her session with cast member Miki Vale can be found here. This weekend’s performances are Thursday through Sunday at 8pm. It will be held until September 4th.

“Pollinator and Jazz”

Enjoy dinner and drinks in the charming outdoor garden of MAKE Projects in North Park and learn about the impact of pollinators on food. Also, enjoy live jazz from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, conducted by Rob Thorsen.

MAKE Projects is an urban farm and restaurant that provides employment and experience to low-income women and youth in refugee and immigrant communities. If you’ve ever driven down her 30th Street just south of the college, you may have noticed the thriving food garden on the property adjacent to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Proceeds from tickets directly support the work of non-profit organizations.

detail: Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MAKE Projects, 3725 30th St., North Park. $15 for youth, $50 for adults.

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Richard Ibarra

Photographs by Richard Ybarra will be featured in a new exhibition at BFree Studio until August 15, 2022.

Richard Ybarra: “Lights, Nights: Neon”

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Photographer Richard Ybarra has been photographing neon signs for 40 years. His new exhibition at his BFree Studio in La Jolla is a love letter to the impact this art form has on the nightscape. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, but this weekend he has two chances at night. First Friday’s La Jolla Art Walk and Saturday’s opening reception.

BFree Studio opened its La Jolla gallery space almost a year ago in August 2021.

detail: La Jolla’s First Friday Art Walk is on Friday, August 5th from 4-7pm. The opening reception will be on Saturday, August 6th from 5-7pm. Available until August 15, 2022. free.

Other visual art: ArtWalk returns to Liberty Station this weekend Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

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