By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt.
|INSIDE: Sacred Mt. Baekdu by artist Lee Sookja
February 3 was, for a change, a sunny Saturday in San Diego and a great time to be in Balboa Park. We were there to see Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images, a truly auspicious exhibition at San Diego Museum of Art which that day had an outdoor component: an array of Korean performers and artists in a special event titled On the Steps.
|Outside : K-Pop Dancers from NK Dance Studio in LA
|In the Study: Pictorial Ideographs. A panorama of slow-moving images that gradually change as you watch.
|Three static views of one ideograph’s changes. (This and the 2 images below)
|Women in traditional clothing welcomed visitors to artists’ tents adjoining the performance area.
|Award-winning San Diego-based artist Saegil with some of her work
On the Steps was a one-time-only event, but Korea in Color will be at SDMA through March 3, and it’s something no art-lover would want to miss. https://www.sdmart.org
While we were there, we strolled over to the museum’s new partner, the Museum of Photographic Arts, which is now MOPA@SDMA. We always enjoy the annual Juried Youth Exhibition, which features students from SD and TJ in grades K-12. One of our favorites was the work of a 9-year-old photographer from Sequoia Elementary in Clairemont, but there’s lots more to admire, and the show runs through April 21.
|Sea Level, by Ni'yema Alexander, age 9.
In the main gallery, we were thrilled to discover James Balog: Photographs from the Anthropocene, a display of imaginative images of humans and nature by someone whose name was new to us. You have until March 10 to see for yourself. https://mopa.org
|The Old Man and the Ape, by James Balog.
|A wall of relaxing nature photographs by James Balog.