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Looking to new opportunities in 2021!

Family Open Studios and free art kits, Female Artist lessons, virtual performances, and more

As 2021 makes its debut, this is a great time to revisit a quote from poet Edith Lovejoy Pierce: “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ‘Opportunity’ and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” We already know the challenges defining life in 2020 are still with us. Yet, I hope you share my hopefulness for better days ahead. So, in Cultural Arts, we are focused on those opportunities that await us to share new arts experiences with you. As we roll out new virtual programming in the coming months, I encourage you to share your feedback and insights. If you love something, please let us know. If you would like us to explore something new, just drop me a note or give me a call. And, even if one of our offerings did not resonate with you, just let us know. After all, you are our audience and it’s that relationship we deeply value in the New Year and for many years ahead.Richard Schultz Cultural Arts Manager Richard.Schultz@carlsbadca.gov 760-602-2086

Female Artists At-home Lessons

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, the Arts Education team has created At-Home Art Projects inspired by contemporary female artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Learn a little about each female artist, diverse art styles and enjoy creating a hands-on art project inspired by the artist’s work with materials found in your home.

Have fun designing a whimsical castle creation inspired by artist Mary Blair’s It’s a Small World or a stylized polka dotted pumpkin inspired by Japanese pop artist Yayoi Kusama. Styles and lessons vary.
Explore and experience the artworks of Mary Blair, Faith Ringgold, Magali Lara and many more prominent female artists. Art projects are for all ages!
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Virtual Family Open Studios and FREE art kits

Create a collaborative abstract work of art inspired by a local artist!
Family Open Studios are free art workshops for all ages and occur in conjunction with exhibitions at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery. This year, Family Open Studios will be a virtual experience offering live arts instruction on a scheduled date and free art kits to accompany the corresponding art instruction.
Join us for our upcoming Virtual Family Open Studios Live Arts Instruction Zoom Event and receive a FREE art kit*! Date: Saturday, Feb. 20Time: 11a.m. – noon Registration for live arts instruction and FREE art kits starts Feb. 1 at: carlsbadconnect.org (Library & Cultural Arts tab in pink)

This event will showcase the artwork of San Diego artist, Anne Mudge, whose work is also being shown in the Cannon Art Gallery’s current exhibit, Four Visions: A Celebration of the Year of the Woman. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the history of wire art, view artwork from other wire artists, watch a live interview with Anne Mudge, engage in live arts instruction for the art kit project, get tips for creating a wire sculpture and ask questions.
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* Art kits are in limited supply and will be available on a first come first served basis.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents CMS Front Row

Jan. 27 – 31: Free streaming performance
Clarinetist, David Shifrin, performs Mozart, Bassi and Ellington. CMS Front Row events include live, HD performance video from the CMS archive, introductions by CMS artists and end with a Q&A with the featured artist, hosted by CMS co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han.
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Cannon Art Gallery Virtual Tour Since the William D. Cannon Art Gallery is currently closed for in-person visits, we bring you our current exhibit, Four Visions: A Celebration of the Year of the Woman, in virtual format for your viewing pleasure at home. Please take a video tour and preview the exhibit until it reopens.

Carlsbad Friends of the Arts Dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the community experience. To become a member or volunteer, visitwww.carlsbadfriendsofthearts.org

Carlsbad Library & Arts FoundationFinancially supporting and enhancing Carlsbad libraries and arts facilities, programs and events.www.carlsbadlibraryartsfoundation.org/

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Quick LinksArt at Home ProjectsArts CommissionOnline Event CalendarPublic Art

Cultural Arts Office Carlsbad City Library complex 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011(located on second floor) 760-602-2090 main line

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