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9/1-5/2011: San Diego Arts Month Begins (my personal picks for the weekend)

9/1-5/2011: San Diego Arts Month Begins (my personal picks for the weekend)

Alright, big weekend for San Diego Arts has arrived… and already started for many. I wanted to get my EVENTS list in order, and I thought I would share. There are lots of things happening away from the fair, but I am excited about the actual art fair-proper as well. I will be inside the...
9/10/2011 Burlesque @ the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla?

9/10/2011 Burlesque @ the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla?

Dita Von Teese performs at the San Diego Museum of Art’s La Jolla location on September 10th. Um… that’s interesting. I’m about to start working on a reality show shot-on-location in a strip club, so I want to harp on, for a moment, about the fact that it’s not the subject matter that bothers me....
8/27/2011 New Contemporaries IV, Closing Reception at Alexander Salazar Fine Art

8/27/2011 New Contemporaries IV, Closing Reception at Alexander Salazar Fine Art

New Contemporaries IV at Alexander Salazar Fine Art Note: THIS IS VERY GOOD SHOW, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT -Katherine Sweetman Lee Puffer Image: Closing Reception: Sat, Aug 27, 6 – 9 pm Alexander Salazar Fine Art 1040 7th Avenue , SD, 92101 Mely Barragan nominated by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, artists Adam Belt...
MEDITATING WITH YOUR XBOX?

MEDITATING WITH YOUR XBOX?

Deepak Chopra, has a new video game out. You think I’m kidding? Ok, well it well it’s not out quite yet, but it will be soon. The spiritual advisor and self-help guru (to the stars as well as to anyone with 10$) can now help gamers relax, work on their breathing, and play. The title...
9/1-4/2011 ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair

9/1-4/2011 ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair

Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair 2011 is taking place on September 1st-4th, 2011. A marketplace for the world’s leading contemporary galleries, a creative space for artistic exhibitions, a forum for dialogue on current topics in the art world, and a cultural and social highlight in San Diego. Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, One...
New Resident for Andrea Zittel's Indianapolis Island

New Resident for Andrea Zittel’s Indianapolis Island

Indianapolis, IN — Beginning tomorrow, August 12th, environmental artist, Katherine Ball, begins her month and a half long residency on a floating “20 feet in diameter…fully inhabitable experimental living structure”. This structure, known as Indianapolis Island, is actually a work of art commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and created by artist Andrea Zittel...
9/3/2011 "The Spot" Grand Opening/ Group Art Show

9/3/2011 “The Spot” Grand Opening/ Group Art Show

Saturday, September 3 · 2:00pm – 10:00pm The Spot, 1835 main street, 92113 Come out and celebrate “The Spot” Grand Opening with a dope Group Art Show! Including live music, over 65 Artists, visuals, and some of the baddest custom cars in San Diego! Same day in the Barrio Logan Arts District shows will be...
8/5-26/2011 Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tale Redux

8/5-26/2011 Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tale Redux

Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tale Redux Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm – August 26 at 12:00am Location: Industry Showroom 345 Sixth Avenue San Diego, CA Created by Thumbprint Gallery No Cover • All Ages Featuring Classic Fairy Tale Artistic Remixes and Reinterpretations by: Sake, Aaron C. Moore, Cayetano Valenzuela, Juan Muniz, Michael Mahaffey, Daniel...
Miranda July's Newest Film - The Future - Playing at Landmark Hillcrest

Miranda July’s Newest Film – The Future – Playing at Landmark Hillcrest

Miranda July is on the short-list of my favorite contemporary artists. Not only is she an accomplished writer, conceptual artist, performance artist, and video artist who explores intense and evocative themes and formal styles, she’s also an accomplished filmmaker in the Hollywood arena. She’s now following up her debut Hollywood film, You Me and Everyone...
FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix 9/2/2011

FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix 9/2/2011

Friday, September 2 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm Art Produce3139 University Avenue, San Diego, CA FreeWaves:Broadcast- A Collective Remix We are creating a collective reflection of the past decade in image and sound. You are invited to participate. An interactive LIVE mix of images and sound – a community crowd sourced art experience! We want your:...
8/11/2011- This Old House - artist talk

8/11/2011- This Old House – artist talk

Join artists Fabian Cereijido and Glenna Jennings to unpack the recent exhibition This Old House through images and questions at San Diego’s downtown Periscope Project. From the “Kitsch Sublime” to the “domestic mundane,” we will examine the home as alternative exhibition space in all of its potentials and drawbacks. Works by many local San Diego...
8/13/2011 Thumbprint Gallery presents Motifs, Marks & Margins

8/13/2011 Thumbprint Gallery presents Motifs, Marks & Margins

New works by Andrew Alcasid and ENOSH Exhibition Runs August 13-September 4 Opening Reception: August 13, 5pm-10pm Closing Reception: September 4, 5pm-11pm The closing reception will coincide with an art lab in association with the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair and will feature a live painting organized by San Diego Art Link, live screen printing...
Adult Puppet Cabaret (next one's fri 7/29)

Adult Puppet Cabaret (next one’s fri 7/29)

The last time that I stepped into the Adult Puppet Cabaret (a previous rendition), I had one of those, “Jesus Christ, is this really San Diego?” moments. The unmarked warehouse located in a quiet, unassuming, industrial part of town, seemed as if it had been teleported from… well, lets just say from a larger, more...
Reconquista! July 16th : VozAlta Project Gallery : Chikle x Makeshift

Reconquista! July 16th : VozAlta Project Gallery : Chikle x Makeshift

Exhibition by Chikle at Voz Alta: ¡Reconquista! New Experiments & Sounds by: chikle x makeshift DJ Sets by: DJ Buddha & DJ Adamnt Visuals a video invite:
Art Fist Collective Presents: "B-Side" Closing Fête

Art Fist Collective Presents: “B-Side” Closing Fête

Join ‘Art Fist’ Collective as they bring their maiden show–”B-Side”–to a close. Featuring visual art by members of San Diego/Tijuana’s top bands like: Aspects of Physics, The Burning of Rome, The Creepy Creeps, The Dabbers, Falling Trees, KATA, Lion Cut, The Locust, María y José, Riververb, Sam Hears, The Silent Comedy, Sleeping People, Smile Now...