For Immediate Release: Multiple Exhibitions Opening at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum!


Escondido, California — :

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum is pleased to announce its winter exhibitions, Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems and Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon open from Saturday, January 11th through March 8th, 2020. The exhibitions will open with a public reception from 6 – 8 PM on Friday, January 10th.

Endangered: Exploring California’s Changing Ecosystems

This exhibition focuses on artworks that address the wonder and destruction of local flora and fauna throughout California. An interactive and educational contemporary art exhibition, Endangered, brings greater awareness to the current environmental issues in California. With more biodiversity and imperiled plants and animals than any other region in North America, California is challenged by climate change, habitat alteration, and pollution, among other concerns.

Working with 21 Southern California artists, local scientists, students, and eco-conscious organizations this exhibition presents evidence of the dramatic changes happening in our local environment and encourages dialogue on how the public can participate in finding and implementing positive solutions.

Featured artists include: Kim Abeles, Stephanie Bedwell, Kira Carrillo Corser, Michelle Kurtis Cole,

Jeanne Dunn, Michael Field, Stacie Birky Greene, Adriene Hughes, Qinqin Liu, Jean Lowe, Margaret Noble, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Gail Roberts, Bridget Rountree, Catherine Ruane, Debb Solan, Anna Stump, Cheryl Tall, Jen Trute, Ruth Wallen, and Rebecca Webb

This exhibition is guest curated by Danielle Deery, Freelance Curator and former Curator and Director of Exhibits at Oceanside Museum of Art.

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1 PM-5 PM, closed Monday

General Museum Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Students $6, Military and Youth under 18 FREE.

Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon

This fundraising exhibition highlights artworks inspired by the beauty of open space. Local artists depict images of Valley Center’s Hellhole Canyon and the flora and fauna that inhabit the landscape. This exhibition includes the work of 14 local artists advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of California’s natural environment.

Featured artists include: Cathy Carey, Andrew Connelly, Matthew Dimakos, Dennis Ellman, Joe Garcia, Elaine Harvey, Dori Johnsen, David Miller, Bonnie Rinier, Barbara Scharnau, Julie Schneider-Ljubenkov, Tom Tiedeman, Gloria Warren, and Sandy Zelasko

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1 PM-5 PM, closed Monday

General Museum Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Students $6, Military and Youth under 18 FREE.

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit artcenter.org/support or email philanthropy@artcenter.org to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.

 

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