TGIF in Your Backyard debuts this month – Cultural Arts presents the ideal entertainment to support your own TGIF festivities. Whether a delicious barbecue or a casual get together, here’s an opportunity to sample an array of local talented musicians from the comfort of your own home.
Have you ever wondered about a behind the scenes perspective on an exhibit in the Cannon Art Gallery? Curator Karen McGuire shared insights on the exhibit and two of the artists, Duke Windsor and Cheryl Tall.
Here’s an excerpt of Karen’s perspective available now on the Cultural Arts webpage: “It is not an easy task to jury an exhibition. Imagine a table with over 600 images of artwork on it. Then imagine trying to reduce that pile to just 40 artworks. This is what jurors do. And in the process, they not only pick the pieces they find most compelling, they curate an exhibition. They are often faced with the task of choosing just one artwork from a number of delightful treatments of similar subjects, themes or media. It is a great feeling to have work accepted to a juried show, especially if it’s a highly competitive field and the number of submissions continues to rise…”
Virtual Family Open Studios explores textile art
Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m. This virtual art experience will showcase the artwork of San Diego artist, Griselda Rosas, whose work is featured in the 2021 Juried Biennial exhibition at the Cannon Art Gallery. Participants have the opportunity to watch a live interview and art demo, learn about what it takes to put on a gallery exhibit, engage in live arts instruction for the art kit project, get tips for creating an original art piece and ask questions.
Arts Education Coordinator Laurette Garner commented, “Griselda Rosas is a respected member of the San Diego County art community and has a unique, authentic and honest approach to art making. We cannot wait to showcase her talent!” More Info
Seeking Public Art Proposals
The City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts Department seeks to qualify an artist or artist team to develop a site-integrated artwork for the city’s new Fire Station 2 located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Arenal Road.
Public Art Coordinator Tonya Rodzach shared “We are thrilled to have this opportunity for a new public art piece in our city’s collection to compliment the architectural elements of Fire Station 2 through a lighting and/or treatment to the glass panels and façades.” Visit the bid details for more information. More Info
Carlsbad Friends of the Arts Dedicated to making the arts an integral part of the community experience. To become a member or volunteer, visit www.carlsbadfriendsofthearts.org
Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation Financially supporting and enhancing Carlsbad libraries and arts facilities, programs and events. www.carlsbadlibraryartsfoundation.org/
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