by Patricia Frischer
San Diego Art Prize 2015
at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
May 7- June 11, 2016
Opening reception on Friday, May 6, 2016 6:30-8:30PM.
Wendy Maruyama with
emerging artist Peter Scheidt
Roy McMakin with emerging artist Kevin Inman
1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037
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Plus: 14th Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition
The San Diego Art Prize is sponsored by San Diego Visual Arts Network.
The four artists, Wendy, Roy, Peter and Kevin are recipients of the SD Art Prize in 2015. This exhibition at the Athenaeum is the final part of their award which included inclusion in Art San Diego in Nov, 2015 and a cash prize. The beautiful Clayes Gallery of the Athenaeum is a light filled spectacular showing space in the heart of La Jolla. Everything looks better displayed in this space with tall windows of light that cast wonderful shadows.
Peter Scheidt stole the show with his centerpiece mobile bicycle woodworking shop. He will be using this clever, but honest machine to create wood spoons from material he finds abandoned on roadsides and dumps. The bicycle reminds you of those we have seen in third world countries piled high with goods or carrying whole families. This is not a mock up of a mobile workshop model, it is a real working environment created by the artist who will be demonstrating it weekends during the exhibition. It is a true melding of art and life
|Peter Scheidt, Mobil bicycle woodworking shop|
The Athenaeum also presents for the fourteenth consecutive year an exhibition of artwork by Scholarship Winners of the San Diego State University School of Art, Design and Art History. The SDSU Art Council selects students from the upper division of the undergraduate or graduate programs. Each of the award winners receives the opportunity to present their artwork or thesis paper in the Athenaeum's Rotunda Gallery.
I have chosen two of the artist's images Phil Rowland and Kaiya Rainbolt. It appears that the sculpture department at SDSU is alive and well!
|Phil Rowland, colleague of Peter Scheidt from the same SDSU program that Wendy Maruyama headed until last year.|