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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California

January 13 – March 4, 2018

Internationally known artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) created several larger than life works of art about the myths and legends of California. Through maquettes, models, sculptures, photographs, furniture, blueprints, and video we honor this vibrant 20th century artist.

 

Join in celebration of the fifteen-year anniversary of the construction of her sculptural garden Queen Califia’s Magical Circle and the series’ she developed while living in San Diego.

 

Exhibiting Concurrently:

 

Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational

 

Recent works by local artists who share a commonality in media but differ in their subject matter focus will make more noticeable their attention to detail and the obsessive nature of mosaic.

Eva Struble: Cover Crop

 

With a combination of materials, Struble’s artwork treats distressed urban and natural landscapes, whose seemingly serene atmosphere belies the socio-political and environmental issues at their heart. Created on top of unfinished canvases from various periods, she adds imagery referencing small farms in the San Diego area, blending in previous scenes of her everyday life, television stills, textile patterns, and landscapes.

Special Events:

  • 2nd Saturday – FREE Family Art Project and “Pay What You Can” Museum Admission Day

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM – Noon

Join us in Art Studio 2 for an artist led art lesson related to the Niki exhibition.

  • Curators Talk

Date TBD – Check back soon!

Tour all three exhibitions with guest curator Wendy Wilson.

  • Focus on Local Farms

Date TBD – Check back soon!

Edible Magazine sponsored panel about local farms and farmers with artist Eva Struble.

  • 2nd Saturday – FREE Family Art Project and “Pay What You Can” Museum Admission Day

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM – Noon

Join us in Art Studio 2 for an artist led art lesson related to the Niki exhibition.

Image Credit:
Niki de Saint Phalle, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Escondido, California, 2003.
© Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Niki de Saint Phalle at Beach in La Jolla, California, 1999. © Niki Charitable Art Foundation 2018. Photo Credit: © P. LeSegretain/Sygma

Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum

April 7 – May 13, 2018

Visual Art Department Faculty members teaching at the college level in San Diego County will showcase newer works of all media. This juried exhibition will underscore the talents of the educators and highlight our County’s strength in art education. Giving the public a chance to see how they practice what they teach and influence the art world beyond their institutions.

Image credit: Sasha Koozel Reibstein; With or Without You (for Jim & James); 14″ x 11″ x 4″, porcelain, gold and copper leaf, mixed media

 


Background Image Credit:
Out of My Mind, Michele McCain, die infused aluminum panel, 16 x 24, 2017

 

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