Upcoming Art and Music Events in La Jolla and San Diego

Art and music aficionados are in store for a few special treats this Independence Day weekend in La Jolla and the greater San Diego area. Before and after you head over to La Jolla Cove for Tuesday’s fireworks display, be sure to pop in and check out the following exhibitions and events.

This Saturday July 1st, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Thumbprint Gallery, art lovers have an opportunity to feast their eyes on an exhibit entitled “Illumination.” The exhibition features new works by Richard Salcido and Armando Gonzalez, two local figurative artists whose subjects are centered in a juxtaposition of light and partial abstraction.  The highly recognized Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly exhibitions that feature evolving, mid-career, and well-established artists with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism. If you possess an affinity for urban art and pop surrealism, be sure to check out these new works. Since 2009, the Thumbprint Gallery’s welcoming atmosphere has been providing a warm ambiance where art lovers can mix it up and appreciate various works of art that support local, national, and international artists. Thumbprint Gallery is located at 920 Kline St in scenic La Jolla. The event is absolutely free. For additional information, call (858) 354-6294.

Monday Night Medley is yet another eclectic art and fashion event artists won’t want to miss out on. This Monday, July 3rd, paint artists and spectators are invited to stop in at URBN Coal Fired Pizza for what proves to be a fantastic evening. An art exhibition by Nonie Cruzado will be the highlight of the evening beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. Cruzado is the winner of the Art Around Adams Competition 2017. In addition to the exhibit, there will be free life drawing sessions until 8 p.m. Furthermore, a free live art model will be on hand. Gather up those brushes, paint, canvases and/or sketchpads and hop on over to URBN. And for those without the aforementioned, paints, brushes and canvases will be provided. URBN is ideally located at 3085 University Avenue in beautiful San Diego.

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Finally, and certainly not least of all, every third Thursday of the month, Megaphone provides an opportunity for local artists, art galleries and crafters to develop their keen sense of creativity and network with fellow creative through group art exhibitions. The event is free and open to the public from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Artists and art lovers can hook up and share their craft in a relaxed atmosphere this July 6th at Eve Encinitas. The venue is located at 575 S. Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas. When the fireworks are over on the 4th, pop in to the ever friendly Eve. For additional information, call (760) 230-2560.

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La Jolla Galleries to Explore

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La Jolla is a seaside community nestled in some of the more beautiful surroundings of Southern California. Aside from its legendary surfing, fine dining and friendly people, La Jolla is also well known for its art and culture. Let’s take a look at four of La Jolla’s finest art galleries. We’ve listed just a few for your visiting pleasure.

The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery: The newest and more exciting modern art interchanges continuously at the La Jolla Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. Not only is this modern gallery attention-grabbing for those who occasion by, it is simply alluring for the art aficionado. It is rife with twisted sculpture, myriad abstract paintings as well as limited edition quality works from artists around the world. The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery specializes in acquiring fine art and expedient and professional consulting. Here you can find experts to assist you in finding, acquiring and displaying art for your office or home, sure to spark conversation. Additionally, if you already have a piece of art that needs framing, this is your go to place for that as well. In addition to the gallery conveniently located on Ivanhoe Ave, there are two other locations, Jag Art Framing on Morena Blvd and Wall Street Art and Framing on Wall St. Both locations provide the art connoisseur with reliable, professional assistance.

R.B Stevenson Gallery: R.B. Stevenson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery highlighting California painters and altering exhibitions of national and international artists. Its expansive interior leaves visitors with plenty of room to explore and feast the eyes upon contemporary paintings on canvas, various works of mixed media, collages, and sculptures, as well as a variety of other creative art sure to capture your eye. Located on Girard Ave. in La Jolla, it is a brief 15 minutes from the airport and an absolute joy to visit.

Gallery at Lands EndThe Gallery at Land’s End is a picturesque, hidden jewel of a store neatly tucked away on the North end of world famous Pacific Beach in beautiful San Diego. Visitors will revel in everything from expert custom framing to creative local art, fine handmade jewelry, as well as hand-crafted gifts sure to have you looking twice. The boutique at Gallery at Land’s End indeed has it all. For more than 40 years, the privately owned gallery has made its mark and statement in the small, tight-knit supportive community it gladly calls home. Owner Thayne Yungman, known for various works of art personally handcrafts all of the custom frames and makes it a point to stock his store with some of the more thought-provoking and unique arts and crafts he can find, all for your pleasure.

Historically speaking, Vicki Ford and her husband Jay launched the Gallery at Land’s End as a custom framing shop and art gallery in 1973. What originally was a small business ran out of an old homey bungalow in Pacific Beach, art gallery has blossomed into a cherished community favorite featuring locally-fashioned crafts, jewelry, and art. The charming diminutive shop is rife with a colorful history as well as heart. Having had but two owners since opening, those involved with the gallery have seen and helped it through in excess of 40 years of adaptation, evolution, and various ups and downs. Current owner, Thayne Yungman, was once a faithful employee of Vicki until 2008, when he made a no-brainer decision to purchase the iconic business. Since then, Thayne has been working to increase the local profile and artistic image of Gallery at Land’s End.

Mainly Mozart Festival in La Jolla this Month

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This June, classical music aficionados will be able to experience world-class chamber music close to home. The Mainly Mozart Festival will take place in La Jolla from June 2nd through June 25th.

For some twenty-eight years, Mainly Mozart has been a mission-driven organization with one directorial motivation: Mozart. His numerous compositions, his exceptional mastery, and all that he exemplified as a multi-faceted individual inspires our mission and vision, and this is what sets us apart. However, Mozart exemplifies considerably more than classical music. In fact, Mozart epitomizes all the finer aspects of prodigy, composer, genius, innovator, and collaborator. Consequently, Mainly Mozart is focused on articulating these notable qualities with respect to any and everything we produce.

The mission at Mainly Mozart is to enhance the lives of present and future avid lovers of classical music by connecting them to the veritable brilliance and innovation of Mozart and the classical masters, to top-notch musicians and music-making, and to one another.

Mainly Motzart has an extraordinarily rich history. The first sounds of the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, under the talented baton of founding Maestro David Atherton, were initially heard in 1989. Chartered as a non-profit corporation in September of 1988, the first festival was performed on the outdoor stage of the renowned Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. The festival was received heartily and since that time the remarkable performances have been acclaimed by critics for their innovative programming and extraordinary concerts.

When 1991 rolled around, Club Amadeus was born as Club Twelve-Fifty, with intimate members-only concerts highlighting world-class artists in select and fashionable private residences. Moreover, a year subsequent, Mainly Mozart became binational, adding “Mozart Binacional” with concerts and educational programs throughout Baja California. In-school programming was also launched with “Living Composers” for elementary school students.

Mainly Mozart became more than just a summer festival, however. In 1996, at the Neurosciences Institute (now The Auditorium at TSRI), the Mainly Mozart’s Spotlight Series featured first-rate musicians in chamber music concerts during both winter and spring. The chamber music series launched with a five-concert piano recital series. (Additional series venues were added in 2006 in Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe.)

The Mainly Mozart Festival made the newly remodeled Balboa Theatre its permanent summer home in 2008. At that time, talented pianist John Lill electrified a sold-out house by performing all five Beethoven Piano Concerti in a single evening.

Mainly Mozart introduced three new series in 2013: Mozart & the Mind – Exploring the Music Brain Effect, Evolution at The Abbey – Today’s Musical Innovators, and Festival Chamber Players at The Timken Museum.

The merger between the 25 year-old Young Artists Symphony and Mainly Mozart was completed in May, consequently creating the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the California’s (in partnership with Tijuana’s music conservatory). Maestro David Atherton concluded his tenure as music director of the Mainly Mozart Festival which he founded some 25 years previous, conducting his final season in June. The subsequent year, British conductor Michael Francis raised his baton as the Mainly Mozart Festival’s second-ever music director during the course of its rich 27-year history. The reception was well-received, as ticket sales for the first season of the energetic young conductor nearly doubled.

Last year, one of Maestro Francis’s six-year journey launched with “The Prodigy Year: Mozart from 3-17” during the 28th annual Mainly Mozart Festival. We highly suggest you attend this year’s stimulating festival, as it promises to be an exceptional evening you’ll not soon forget!


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La Vida at Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery

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Twenty-five years ago, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery opened in scenic La Jolla to showcase the amazing artistry of internationally acclaimed artist Orlando Agudelo-Botero. Orlando has been received and honored at the White House as well as at the Kennedy Center. Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with the opening of a one-man show for this amazing artist debuting his new body of original paintings entitled “La Vida”. The opening reception for the artist will be held this June 10th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

La Vida is a series of unique and imaginative paintings that reflect on many significant aspects of our shared human journey: science, human rights, gender equality, spirituality, intelligence and all the responsibilities that come with our intellect. The paintings speak of the necessity of enhancing our collective human condition through the discovery of new schools of thought in order to better comprehend and evolve our human species and its universal position.

In Orlando’s words: “Life is a Study, a search and a discovery. It is a creation in progress; the creation of the individual. Life is creativity. Remember, creativity is the freedom of life.”

The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery is located at 7946 Ivanhoe Avenue in La Jolla. For additional information, interested art lovers may contact Lisa Jacobsen at (858) 414-4375.

Click the link to see some of the images of Orlando’s debut in La Jolla, http://www.contemporaryfineartsgallery.com/zenphoto/orlando-agudelo-botero/la-vida/


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R. B. Stevenson Gallery Presents Italo Scanga: Treasures from the Estate

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 1.51.10 PMIf you’re an art aficionado or are simply looking for something refreshing and new to do in the lovely seaside community of La Jolla, by all means head over to the R. B. Stevenson Gallery to admire and have an opportunity to purchase some of the favorite pieces of art from the renowned and late artist Italo Scanga. The exhibit opened at the Gallery on February 18, 2017 and runs through March 31, 2017.

Scanga’s favorite works were stored away in his locked studio subsequent to his death in 2001, but his family estate released the works of art to the R. B. Stevenson Gallery so people who never had an opportunity to view his spectacular and innovative art can now have a look at his exquisite and remarkable works.

Scanga was known for collecting objects he found, bought at flea markets and other venues, and who subsequently created splendid works from what most people might be considered junk. Scanga was an inventive neo-Dadaist, neo-Expressionist, and neo-Cubist multimedia artist who created sculptures from the aforementioned objects and also created prints, glass, and ceramic works of art.

One of the pieces on display at the R. B. Stevenson Gallery is his Flame F-002, an exquisite work of blown orange glass. This is not your Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm souvenir stuff, but rather a carefully crafted work of art. Also on display and available for purchase from his estate are painted bronze busts and painted wood assemblages. In addition, two large scale painted assemblages are on display and offered for sale by his estate. These works are found in museums such as San Francisco’s De Young Museum and Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Finally, paintings are also available including his “Untitled (mamma ritomiamo alle montagne).”

After immigrating to the United States in 1947 with his mother, Scanga went on to study at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, Michigan from 1951 to 1953. Politically aware, Scanga was known to research topics and then create works of art that were symbolic of important historical events.

His keen eye and ability to transform ordinary objects into eye-catching works of art is but one reason why stopping by the R. B. Stevenson Gallery would not only be a learning experience for upcoming artists, but additionally a lesson for anyone with respect to how an artist’s imagination and expert craftsmanship appeals to the human senses.

The R. B. Stevenson Gallery is conveniently located at 7661 Girard Avenue #201 in La Jolla in the Phenix Salon Suites building. There is plenty of free two hour parking in the area. Take the opportunity now to see Scanga’s work while it is still available. You’ll certainly be glad you did

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Finding Art and Culture in La Jolla

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The greater San Diego area is celebrated for its miles upon miles of beaches. And while locals and visitors alike flock to the sands to get their tan on, there is considerably more to explore, see and do. Indeed, there is more to San Diego than soaking up the sun, sinking one’s toes in the sand, and partaking in water and outdoor happenings. In fact, the cultural climate is just as awesome as the San Diego climate.

San Diego has a flourishing and energetic arts, culture and theater community. There are a great number of museums in San Diego which offer a variety of exhibits that visitors should not miss out on. Additionally, San Diego theater is a blast and tourists and locals can enjoy numerous plays, musicals and other live theater events. Indeed, San Diego theater has something to offer for the entire family and those who get out and about will surely benefit from the cultural aspects of San Diego that will surely enrich their lives.

No matter what your preferences may be, San Diego’s art, culture and theaters provide even the most casual observer an exhilarating and memorable experience that will not be forgotten. The San Diego art and culture community is ever changing, and while there are not necessarily as many cultural spots in the community as there were in the past, there are nevertheless more individuals who support San Diego art, culture and theater than ever before. In a nutshell, San Diego art and culture is thriving and sound. What follows are three places where you, friends or family are able to enjoy San Diego’s rich and rewarding culture.

La Jolla Playhouse

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La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California is located on the UCSD college campus at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive. The venue was established as a summerstock theater by none other than Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer way back in 1947. In essence, the venue is a cultural San Diego landmark. Additionally, La Jolla Playhouse boasts of over 300 local and national awards, including 30 Tony Awards. These accolades make it one of the more outstanding and foremost theaters in the entire country because of the various assortment of quality productions of favorite classics, innovative plays, and musicals.
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La Jolla Music Society

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La Jolla Music Society is known for producing world-class symphony orchestra San Diego events and classical music productions. They present many internationally-known artists throughout the year, and have quickly earned its place as one of San Diego’s major classical presenters of symphony orchestra music. They are also responsible for a wildly popular summer concert series and chamber music festival called SummerFest in La Jolla. Taking place throughout August, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest features over 70 world-class music artists and has been a huge hit as a San Diego concert series for more than 15 years.
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San Diego Symphony

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San Diego Symphony is the oldest production organization in the city. Its talented members perform professional productions numerous times each year in Symphony Hall San Diego. The San Diego Symphony conducts performances in the charmingly lavish Copley Symphony Hall located at 750 B Street in downtown San Diego. The Symphony is comprised of 80 full-time members in the expansive orchestra, but dependent on the music being performed, additional professional musicians join in. Overall, the San Diego Symphony is a treat that should not be passed up.
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The Old Globe Theatre

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If you are in the Balboa Park area, another fantastic venue is The Old Globe Theatre located at 1363 Old Globe Way. Most people are not aware of the fact that The Old Globe Theatre is the longest established professional theater in California, not to mention the oldest professional theater in the entire country. Long commended for its timeless classics, The Old Globe Theater has recently been praised for its world premieres as well. Each and every summer, The Old Globe Theatre sponsors its countrywide celebrated Shakespeare Festival, a series of events that are a must see. The Old Globe Theatre presents 15 plays and musicals year-round on three stages. Visitors would be remiss to miss out on the experience of The Old Globe Theater.

San Diego is more than fun and sun. Its rich cultural events are memorable and offer various events and opportunities to get out of the sun for a change and spend a day or evening with family, friends and loved ones.
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An Interview with Lisa Jacobsen and Jonathan Gall of Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery

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Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery isn’t just any art gallery. It’s a highly acclaimed spot for the passerby and irresistible for the art guru. They feature Paintings, Sculpture and Limited Edition works from Internationally acclaimed artists. Located in Downtown La Jolla, their locations provide unparalleled services in Fine Art Acquisitions and Consulting, Custom Framing, Art Installation, Corporate Collections and Award Design.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Jacobsen and Jonathan Gall of The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery.

How long has Contemporary Fine Arts been in La Jolla?

This will be the 25th year for Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in La Jolla.

For people who aren’t familiar with your gallery, what kind of artwork does CFASD showcase?

We feature contemporary art including abstract, figurative and landscapes. We showcase a wide variety of mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media paintings, wood, glass, bronze and resin sculpture and also ceramics. We represent both local and internationally known artists. We tend to have long term relationships with our artists. Several have been with us over 20 years. Our sons who are now 23 and 25 have grown up knowing our artists. In fact our eldest son just flew down to Colombia last year to spend a week with the artist we originally opened the gallery to represent: Orlando Agudelo-Botero. Our younger son attends NYU but when he is home in the summers he hangs all of our art exhibits for us. We have also developed long relationships with many of our collectors who have become friends as well.

What is the best part of having a gallery in La Jolla?

We have a loyal following who attend all of our artist receptions and are very supportive of the gallery and any new artists we decide to exhibit. We get to meet a lot of interesting people who share our love for art.

In addition to your gallery, you offer framing. Can you tell us a little about that?

We have two picture framing businesses in the area. Our little design showroom: Art in Framing just moved after 25 years on Wall Street to The La Jolla Village Square on Fay Avenue across the street from “The Village Corner”. We are very happy in our new location. We actually do the framing in our large facility on Morena Blvd: JAG Art, 4390 Morena Blvd just one block before Costco.

We also feature an art showroom at that location. It is very enjoyable to get an opportunity to see the wide range of art and photography we get to frame for our clients. We frame work for many artists and interior designers and also for other galleries.

One of the most enjoyable aspects has been framing children’s art projects for many local schools who then auction off the art for their yearly fund raisers with great success.

Is there anything coming up at your gallery that you would like to mention?

If you have not yet visited the gallery check out our website contemporaryfineartsgallery.com where we always post our upcoming events and artist receptions. Or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We hope to see you soon!

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The Magical History of Old Globe Theatre

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Long a tradition of San Diego’s finest in live theater, the Old Globe Theatre has a storied history replete with celebrated productions, actors and actresses, as well as various events that threatened its very existence. Originally constructed in 1935 and fashioned after Shakespeare’s Old Globe in London, its premise was to perform condensed accounts of Shakespeare’s plays as an aspect of the California Pacific International Exposition. The San Diego Community Theatre leased the theatre subsequent to the exposition in 1937 as a non-profit corporation. In addition, it attained some of the nearby buildings from the city, remodeled the theatre, and this long-lasting relationship with the city continues to this day, bringing the finest in merriment to San Diegans and visitors to San Diego alike.

The remodeled Old Globe Theatre opened with its first production of John Van Druten’s The Distaff Side on December 2, 1937. A notable cast member was Craig Noel, whose impressive presence as an actor, director, and artistic leader steered the theatre’s development for some fifty plus continuous years of productions and festivities.

San Diego residents recall that the old Falstaff Tavern next to the Old Globe was subsequently refurbished in 1969 and became the 225-seat Cassius Carter Centre Stage, a now cherished space dedicated to the production of new, exciting experimental theatre.

Disaster struck The Old Globe on March 8, 1978 when arson devastated the theatre. Only by good fortune and perhaps the watchful eye of Shakespeare himself, were the important administrative functions, rehearsal hall, dressing rooms, scenery and costume shops, as well as the Cassius Carter Centre Stage saved from the blaze that threatened the historic landmark. Undaunted, plans were soon underway to rebuild, and in the interim, that summer the San Diego National Shakespeare Festival was held at the award-winning outdoor theatre Festival Stage.

The years 1981 and 1982 witnessed significant changes for The Old Globe. In 1981, it became a year-round venue, and in 1982, a newly refurbished 580-seat capacity theatre opened with Shakespeare’s As You Like It. When arson reared its ugly head again in 1984, destroying the Festival Stage, undeterred, a new 620-seat Lowell Davies Festival Theatre was subsequently raised in 1985 to the delight of the San Diego arts community.

Now called The Old Globe, a publicly funded five-year, $75 million capital and endowment campaign to safeguard its long-term stability began. Consequently, the stage of the Old Globe Theatre was dubbed the Donald and Darlene Shiley stage to honor the family’s $20 million pledge. In 2009, the Globe made public its remodeled campus with the maiden Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, featuring the new Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center, and Hattox Hall.

Historically, The Old Globe has been a veritable family of some of the more celebrated national artists, innovative designers, directors, and playwrights in the entire theatre business. Indeed, productions produced at The Old Globe have gone on to play on Broadway and Off Broadway, reaping an impressive 13 Tony Awards, as well as considerable nominations. Some of these include The Full Monty, Damn Yankees and Julius Caesar. These many awards and acknowledgments have brought world attention to San Diego as a result of its continuous artistic community and are a lasting testament to San Diego’s finest in the performing arts.

Today, The Old Globe produces 15 main stage productions each and every year ranging from all periods and styles, from Shakespearean masterpieces to an enduring emphasis with respect to the development and production of new and exciting works.

The current operating budget exceeds $20 million, thus making The Old Globe one of San Diego’s principal institutions regarding the performing arts, the leading employer of the arts, as well as one of the nation’s premiere theatres. As a testament to this fact, some 250,000 plus individuals of all ages attend Globe productions, as well as partake in the theatre’s arts engagement programs and outreach services. Truly, The Old Globe is San Diego’s finest of the performing arts.

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