To be avant-garde or not to be—that is the question examined in concurrent exhibitions exploring late 19th-century American artworks bearing the whips and scorns of time. Assembled by the Timken Museum of Art’s new Curatorial Director Derrick Cartwright, a two-part exhibition mindfully rubs conservative art against a new tide of natural shocks. As organized, such […]
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Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Appears at Hillcrest Landmark Theater with New Documentary on the Silk Road Ensemble
Movie-goers at Saturday’s (July 9) Landmark Hillcrest 7:00 p.m. screening of the recently released documentary “Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” received an unexpected bonus with the appearance of Chinese virtuoso Wu Man . . .,
Part 1 of 2 Voyeurism—intense looking—and insurrection are key ingredients that succeed in the current “2015 San Diego Art Prize” exhibition at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The awardees of the 2015 San Diego Visual Arts Network’s (SDVAN) arts prize were Wendy Maruyama and Roy McMakin, who are both artists/furniture makers. Maruyama’s work […]
SAN DIEGO — Nudists frolicked in family-packed Balboa Park yesterday! The activist art group Parkeology claimed responsibility for the incident that took place in the Butterfly Garden grotto between two family friendly cultural institutions: the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and San Diego History Museum. The self-proclaimed Parkeology leader and instigator Kate Clark admitted responsibility […]
One of the most in demand baritones in the opera world, Nathan Gunn, makes his San Diego Opera debut in a new opera by Jake Heggie, the composer who so impressed San Diego audiences with his opera ‘Moby-Dick’ a few seasons back . . .