Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gronborg at the Mingei, Free at Gallery 21, de la Hoz at Art Produce,EFA party and Breakout at Vision Museum

By Patricia Frischer
 Erik Gronborg Experience at the Mingei until March 12, 2017 curated by Dave Hampton. 

The first major retrospective devoted to Erik Gronborg, this exhibition will present a full picture of this Danish-born American artist’s creative life over fifty-five years. This project brings together examples of Gronborg’s sculpture in cast bronze, carved wood, and other media, as well as studio furniture and a comprehensive survey of his ceramics. Images of the remarkable house and garden that Erik and his wife Irina have carefully modified over the years in Solana Beach will add environmental context for the objects in the exhibition. Gronborg’s writing, another aspect of his rich creative life, are also be featured.

Janine Free and Pat MacGillis in Wire, Wire on the Wall: Street Art meets Meditation at Gallery 21 in Spanish Village, Balboa Park Nov 23 to Dec 5.. More info janinefree@gmail.comFollowing a rusty wire throughout the gallery, Janine Free, a Street Photographer from France, and Pat MacGillis, an abstract painter with a social message, lead you through a path of grit and elegance.

Historias del MalTrato/ Stories of abuse and bad deals by Marianela de la Hoz presented by Noel-Baza Fine Art at Art Produce (3139 University Ave, SD 92104) from Nov 10 to Dec 4. More info:noel-baza@cox.net These paintings talk about racism, child and domestic abuse, about the people who live in poverty and much more.

Encinitas Friends of the Arts Membership appreciation party was a lovely event with fabulous food and entertainment by The Bviolin Mystic Groove Duet and started the holiday season off on Dec 1 at the Encinitas Library community room. Free tickets for three wonderful raffle prizes were an extra treat for all those who made the second year of the EFA such a stunning success. A short film by Johnathan Woodward showed snippets from Passport to Africa, Passport to France and the Day of the Dead celebration as well as the support by EFA for the Syrian Refuge project at the Leichtag Foundation.  

EFA's number one elf Naimeh Tahna Woodward

Laura Diede and the gifts for the guest from the free raffle

Food from all over the world but concentrating on the Silk Road which is next year's Passport Event

Art by Hannah Elias, one of the student from San Dieguito Academy who is part of the new EFA Teen Council

Carolyn Knapp, another of the teen council members. All five showed their work at the event. 

Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016  runs to Jan 8
Luscious hand painted silk, vibrant fabrics and elegant designs with thread. These textile elements are all on view in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, the 14th international juried biennial exhibition produced by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles.  The three esteemed jurors chose 41 stunning works of art from 434 entries for this internationally recognized biennial exhibition. The selected artists exemplify the most creative innovations in quilt art today. While the term "quilt" brings to mind a bed covering, these works resemble paintings designed for the wall. Several awards for excellence in design and craftsmanship will be announced at the opening reception. A full color catalog is available.

Urban Cathedral by Hope-Wilmarth

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