Exploration of your creative self

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We are excited about the coming of summer with longer days; more time for art! We have several new art classes, workshops and instructors. In addition to classic art training such as drawing, painting and printmaking, we have more than 50 unique art, craft  and creativity classes from which to choose. Many classes are for beginning students, some are for an experienced creative person and all are to foster your inner exploration of your creative self.

  • Mosaic
  • Soul Collage©
  • Jewelry Making
  • Digital Photography
  • Weaving
  • Zentangle®
  • Children’s Art Camp
  • Mixed Media
  • Paper Mache and more

Spring and Summer art classes are now ready for your enrollment. Please visit Bravo’s Website to see the creative possibilities. All registration buttons should be published on our website within the week!

This summer Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego team up once again to create one-of-a-kind arts camp experiences for children, ages 7 – 11. Campers can “Globe Trot with the Arts” as they explore the world of visual and performing arts taught by professional artist teachers

In the meantime, we have many workshops from which to choose during April.

Our 20+ instructors are anxious to teach you a new art technique or help you improve your skills. Please visit our website to see what’s new for 2014.
See you in the studio!

Friday Night Liberty • March 7

Friday Night Liberty – Mar 7 2014

Friday Night Liberty-Spring Forward with the Arts!

  • Building 201: Solare Ristorante, Galleries and Jenna Druck Center
      • Solare Ristorante — Authentic Italian cuisine and oven-fired pizza made using fresh local and organic ingredients.  Extensive list of wines, craft beers and craft cocktails.  Outdoor patios, wine cellar dining, kitchen-side dining.
      • Pachis — It Takes a Village Children are taught the importance and truth behind the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child”. They begin by designing their “village”, and then we discuss who takes care of them, who loves them and which are the places where they feel safe and happy. These are the questions that guide children to design the village they believe it would take to raise each and every one of them.

    The Gallery Building 202

    Saxey Music, Jan Hayman
    Visions Art Museum Contemporary Quilts + Textiles- Building 202
    • San Diego Watercolor Society —Features some of the best watercolor artists in the region in a show juried by Nancy Oleksa with the theme Creative Madness.
    • Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles — Hosts three separate exhibitions:Coast to Coast- combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers from southern California. Marshland Reflections byBarbara Lee Smith a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric; and Saxy Music by Jan Hayman (pictured right) featuring Jazz Quiltsis a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego who have interpreted the theme.

Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea

  • Ballast Point Gallery —Stroll through a gallery FRESH with the “finer arts” from partners Linda Mullen, Joann Sandlin and Chuck McPherson. PLUS artwork by master sculptor Lorenzo FoncerradaScraphound Studio‘s salvaged steel critter creations fromSheri Fox and partner Jon Raw‘s art furniture! Enjoy a FREE painting demonstration outside the Gallery and take home a variety of the quality art inside. Located next to the Stone Brewing Company.
    Critter, Sheri Fox
    Ballast Point Gallery- Barracks 14
  • Point Loma Tea — Go Green, offers Specialty Whole Leaf Teas & Gifts.2 Go.  We are delighted to share a 10%  discount on all  green teas during the Month of March. Receive a complementary sample of our Irish Breakfast Tea with purchase. We look forward to your visit.
  • The Hot Spot — Come to our Studio to paint pottery or make candles! Grandparents love handprints on anything; we have over 500 pottery pieces to put them on! Plates, platters, bowls, mugs, picture frames, banks boxes and much more.
  • Rebecca Bauer — Collage artist, Rebecca Bauer achieves a sense of connectedness and harmony through her highly intuitive process. Enjoy new works from her ever- evolving series entitled Under the Surface, 50% of my net proceeds will go to help support The Liberty School at NTC.  Visit Rebecca on the 2nd floor. Meet the Artist!

Also in Barracks 14: Guitars in the Classroom, San Diego Habitat Conservancy, Energy Coalition, Market Street Group 

Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      • Anneville Studio — See a working jewelry studio – hammers, anvils and torches! Learn about private jewelry classes and custom mokume-gane wedding rings. Great gifts for the holidays – unique, handmade sterling silver and mokume-gane jewelry. Meet the Artist!
      • The Art of Tesa — Tesa works primarily in oils, painting realistic landscapes and abstracts that bring in the elements of the earth. Her landscapes are vibrant; they encompass rich colors bringing depth and emotion into each painting. Her abstracts bring elements of the earth into her paintings such as sea shells and semi precious stones. Meet the Artist!
      • Cindy Parsley Studio, Earth n Spice Gallery — Visit Earth n Spice Gallery, for a burst of fun, color and light. Cindy expresses new growth—and the abundant colors of spring—through her acrylic paintings. This month features her tribute to the new season: Garden Play. Delight in the excitement of a world that might otherwise be missed. Meet the Artist!
      • Jeweliany Jewelry — Jeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Meet the Artist!
      • Laurie Kmen Studio — What inspires you? Take part in creating this Community Art Project with mixed media artist Laurie Kmen, and share what inspires you. Then receive a FREE printable download of the finished artwork! Look for us set up in the foyer of Barracks 15. Meet the Artist!
      • Ron’s Shop— Exhibits an array of marquetry designs made by hand in his studio using the chevalet de marqueterie, a tool developed in Paris workshops in the mid-18th century. The chevalet allows for extremely precise and delicate cutting of veneers utilizing a saw blade that is about a tenth of a millimeter wide. Stop by for a demonstration! Meet the Artist!
      • Emily L. Halpern — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer’s own imagination — Emily Halpern Meet the Artist!
      • Yellow Book Road — Welcome spring with picture books to get kids outdoors and into the garden. Acclaimed picture book authors Cindy Jenson-Elliott, author of the new bookWeeds Find a WayEdith Hope Fine, author of Water, Weed, and Wait, and Lori Mitchel, author/illustrator of Holly Bloom’s Garden will sign books and offer garden-based activities for families.

Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose Studios, Outside the Lens

Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

        • Antonio Bandini —Come meet Antonio in Studio 213, view his Exhibit Arte Toscana  and toast to the opening of his new Studio & Gallery!
Casa Valencia Galeria Baja-Barracks 16
        • Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Infiltrating Iconographies — Mixed media works by Irma SofiaPoeter using textiles in the elaboration of her paintings, sculptures and installations that visually and sensually communicate the human experience.
        • Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, Ink Yeehaw: Western Wonders, a country— western—nature themed group show featuring work by San Diego artists. Meet the Artists!
        • Paul Dean Studio/Gallery— A member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Paul paints in a variety of styles vibrant vignettes, using small bands of a micro landscape, his work colors crisp white paper with dreamlike visions. Visit Paul in Studio 209 and take home an original, a print or commission a personalized version

  • Women’s Museum of California —March is WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!  Celebrate the history and accomplishments of women. CURRENT EXHIBITS: Women Trailblazers of California - book and exhibit which explores the women who helped build the State of California; Suffrage March Toward Empowerment - the First Wave of Feminism that won women the right to vote in the early 1900s; Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave - a Celebration of Black Women in history and today.  Visit the unique woman-focused Library upstairs and get a glimpse into the museum’s archives.  A fine place to discuss current women’s issues. 

    Also at Barracks 16: Boys & Girls Foundation, Melissa Biador Photography, NVWAA, Women’s Museum of California
  • Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios
        • Atelier de Voyages — We’ve moved from Barracks 15! Visit artist and jewelry designer, Adele Richert, in Studio 202.  New jewelry will be on display and for sale, maybe a new painting or two! Meet the Artist!
        • Bravo School of Art — Offers art classes for beginners or experienced adults and children.  See free instructor’s art demonstrations. Enjoy class registration specials.
        • Toucan, June Rubin
          June Rubin Studio/Gallery- Barracks 19
        • June Rubin Studio/Gallery — Collage and More see how delightful scraps of paper and fabric transform into whimsical original Rubin collages of birds, animals and portraits. Light refreshments. Meet the Artist!
        • La Onda Arte Latino — To coincide with the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival, La Onda Arte Latino will be featuring Artist Jimmy Carbo from Rosarito,  this years Festival poster winner, and 4 other artists featured at the festival. Jimmy’s represents the Films, Music, Art, Entertainment and Community that make up the Festival. Exhibit will be up from March through April.
        • M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Many Shades of Green,  Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck.  Florals by Pam Robinson, Petals on the Point.  Make Your Mark for Art – in studio community painting. Meet the Artist!
        • M. Straub Studio/Gallery — All Things Green, A celebration of botanical proportions! See new works in oil and pastel. Preview Monique’s latest pieces at: http://www.moniquestraub.com. Meet the Artist!
        • Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin WingerMeet the Artist!
        • Portraits for All —March is for St. Patrick and everybody loves a portrait !  Each painting by fine artist Nancy Tokos begins with a unique charcoal & pencil sketch, refining the details to resolve all details for a great likeness.  The sketch can be either signed and framed or it can be the foundation for your oil painting.  Military discount 25% in March.  Gift certificates available. Meet the Artist!
        • Chi Chocolat — Stop by for a great selection of artisan chocolate made onsite— the perfect compliment to any romantic meal! Watch for the opening soon of our new expanded café!

    Also at Barracks 19: Melissalu Photography, Pantaleoni Photography, Swann Soiree

NEW CLASS: Beginning Metalsmithing

© 2014 Cooky Schock Beginning Metalsmithing sample

© 2014 Cooky Schock Beginning Metalsmithing sample

Saw, file, fabricate and solder as you learn basic metalsmithing skills, techniques and use of the tools used in this fascinating craft. In the first class, complete a simple copper and sterling silver pendant (your own design) while exploring the tools and their capabilities. During the following two weeks, design and complete a sterling silver bezel set stone pendant or ring. The first class will end one hour earlier than the others.

Please join instructor and artist Cooky Schock for this fun and inspiring three-part class on

Wednesdays, February 5, 12 & 26 from 9am – 1pm.

$134 Bravo member / $156 non-member + $48 Materials fee

Please pre-register by clicking here.

Lauren’s World Famous Mocha Pecan Pie

Lauren’s World Famous Mocha Pecan Pie recipe

mochaPecanPie
CRUST
9-inch pie crust
(I use a graham cracker crumb crust OR a Whole Foods gluten-free crust)
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FILLING
3/4 C sugar (I use brown or Turbinado sugar)
1/2 C maple syrup or dark corn syrup
2 T coffee liqueur or brewed strong black coffee / decaf
2 T butter
2 T unbleached white or gluten free all purpose flour
3 large eggs
1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 400°

Place all ingredients, except the pecans in a blender or food processor and puree until chocolate chips are completely ground up and everything is smooth. If you don’t have those machines, melt the chocolate & butter on very low heat, cool it, and beat it with all the other filling ingredients except the pecans. Pour the filling over the pecans in a bowl and stir just enough to coat the nuts.

Pour the filling into the unbaked 9-inch pie shell. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350° and bake for another 30 minutes or until the filling is set but still moist. Cool completely before cutting.

Serve with whipped cream or ( YUM!! ) vanilla ice cream

Save The Date! Bravo’s 5th Annual Member and Faculty Holiday Show and Sale

Nuno Felted Scarves

Nuno Felted Scarves by Jean Degenfelder

Friday, December 6, 2013 • 5 – 9pm

Please join us & bring your friends.

Art for your holiday shopping! Gift Certificates for art classes available.

Paintings • Mosaic • Textiles • Jewelry • Mixed Media • Photography • Prints

in conjunction with NTC at Liberty Station’s Friday Night Liberty: an evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries, performances & events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s arts and cultural district.

BRAVO SCHOOL OF ART
2690 Historic Decatur Rd, Studio 206 • San Diego, CA 92106 • 619-223-0058
in the heart of historic Barracks 19 • NTC at Liberty Station
BravoSchoolOfArt.com • workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Friday Night Liberty

Join Bravo School of Art and our neighboring Resident Groups within the gates of NTC at Liberty Station‘s Arts and Culture District.

La Onda

Friday, November 1 from 5 – 9pm

FREE Open Artist Studios,

Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday – Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.

What is Dia de los Muertos?

The historical roots of the celebration date back to pre-hispanic culture, with the indigenous people of Mexico more than 3000 years. Even then, death has held not a mysterious place in Mexican culture, but one of a realistic recognizable character; as much a part of life as life itself. Dia de los Muertos expresses this lively, friendly, memorable picture. Dia De Los Muertos, tradition holds that the dead return to earth to visit their living relatives; although these relatives can’t see them, they can surely feel them.

Why Altars?

Traditionally, each family builds an altar, often starting weeks in advance. On top of the altar, ofrenda or offerings are laid out for the dead. These are usually favorite items of the departed for them to enjoy while visiting their family. A Day of the Dead altar is usually arranged on a table top, draped with a cloth, with an arch made of marigolds. Basic elements of altars include:

Candles are lit to enliven the spirits from the darkness.

Marigolds or cempasúchitl, symbolize death. Their strong fragrance is believed to help lead the dead back to their altars.

Incense most commonly, copal incense, is also said to guide the spirits back to their altars.

Salt represents the continuance of life.

Photo and mementos of the deceased from the family.

Sugar skulls As symbols of death and the afterlife, sugar skulls are not only given as gifts to the living during Day of the Dead, they are also placed as offerings on the altar.

Fresh fruit

Find unique Dia de los Muertos altars dedicated to children, adults and victims of AIDS.Outside Barracks 15, 16 and 19!

Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea

  • Ballast Point Gallery — Offers the freshest “finer arts” in painting, jewelry, sculpture and furniture in beautifully staged exhibitions. Our monthly First Friday receptions feature live music, refreshments and engaging interaction with the artists. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5pm or by appointment.
  • The Hot Spot — Having a get together or party?  Come to The Hot Spot Studio and socialize while you create!  You are welcome to bring food, wine etc.  Thursday nights are Wine & Cheese Nights, just bring your wine and enjoy free appetizers all night.  Nothing is more meaningful than a gift made by you or your kids.  This year, come to The Hot Spot Studio to paint pottery or make candles! Grandparents love hand prints on anything, and we have over 500 pottery pieces to put them on!  Plates, platters, bowls, mugs, holiday items, picture frames, banks boxes and much more…Chunky colorful candle making is also a fun and fast way to make your own unique and beautiful gifts.  Choose the shapes, colors and scents and take them with you the same day!  You don’t have to be a Monet to create a Masterpiece!

Also at Barracks 14: Point Loma Tea

Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

Anneville Studio — In addition to our usual sterling silver and mokume jewelry, Ame Stanko of Pixel Lava Unplugged will be showing a collection of new Dia de Los Muertos pieces including The Frida Chair, Stick Up!, Cabeza del Fuego, Recuerdo and more. Recuerdo is a 3′x6′ altar celebrating the vibrant pre-destruction life of the Twin Towers. Come visit our community altar and have a taste of Pan de Muertos. Meet the Artist!

The Art of Tesa — This month will feature not only the work of Tesa Michaels; oil seascapes and mixed media and abstracts with semi precious stones where she focus on bringing elements of the earth into her paintings. She is featuring two guest artists; Carlos Castrejon; abstracts and Renee Lawrence; pen and ink. Great eclectic work you will not want to miss. Meet the Artist!


Atelier de VoyagesAdele Richert of Atelier de Voyages will have new works on exhibit for the month of  November. Meet the Artist!

FlightPath PressChelsea Herman, artist and proprietor of FlightPath Press, specializes in fine press, limited edition artist’s books. Meet the Artist!
Jeweliany JewelryJeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco-friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany Jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Meet the Artist!
Laurie Kmen Studio — See Laurie’s new mixed media explorations of sky and landscape, created with handmade paper, acrylic and watercolor. Meet the Artist!Laurie Kmen
Ursa Minor by Laurie Kmen
Outside the Lens DAMES: Featuring OTL Advisory Board President, Tara Pixley a Southern California-based photographer who will showcase her series on a Southeastern burlesque troupe, the Dames A’ame. Her images aim to depict both the well-documented ultraviolet glamour of burlesque and its lesser known turn as an artistic outlet for the women who do it on top of their day jobs.
Ron’s Shop—Intricate wood veneer designs cut with a classic French hand tool. The veneer is both domestic and exotic hard woods.
Studio E — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer’s own imagination — Emily Halpern Meet the Artist!

      • Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose * Yellow Book Road

Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

Casa Valencia Galeria Baja —Hosts a show from international artist photographer JIM PLATEL now living in Tijuana and the theme is Living and Death celebrating Dia de muertos at the gallery.

Inspirations GalleryFrom Our Own Back Yard: Creations by Members of the Point Loma Artists Association. This exhibition reflects nature, architecture and abstract themes inspired by colors, shapes and textures found in Point Loma or within a day’s drive.
Beauty Hive StudiosLe Red Balloon styling brings the clothing sale of the year! Gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Plus some great fall finds! Stop by for complimentary wardrobe consultations, hairstyling station, refreshments and more!Beauty Hive Studios
San Diego Writers, Ink Waxwords: Encaustics with Color and Text by Josie Rodriguez DimeStories: Bring 3 minutes of your own prose to read to a growing and enthusiastic audience (happening at 8 pm, $5)
Women’s Museum of California — Opening our new historic exhibit VIVA MUJERES MARIACHI 1903- 2013. A historical exhibit of women’s engagement in the male mariachi world in both Mexico and the U.S curated by Leonor Xochitl Perez, Ph.D., mariachi trailblazer Laura Sobrino and Nancy Munoz.

Also at Barracks 16: Boys & Girls Foundation • Melissa Biador Photography • NVWAA

Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios

FX DojoJoin us from 7:30pm-9pm for the Tech-Artist User Group Meeting. Featured Speakers include Mark Escobar: Photoshop Painting Tips, Alvin Revilas: Coding Basics, Courtney Tucker: Computer Logic, Otto Lai: Blender 3D Modeling Tricks.

La Onda Arte Latino — Will be featuring works from numerous Latino artists, exploring and celebrating Dias de los Muertos.

June Rubin Studio/GalleryTurkey Feathers – November is not just about eating turkeys… come enjoy the whimsical June Rubin watercolors and collages. Light refreshments. Meet the Artist here or at the RUBIN Show at Sophie’s Gallery in Building 202.


M Fischbeck Studio/GalleryImages of Fall. Artwork by M Fischbeck. Florals by Pam Robinson. Community painting. Meet the Artist!

M. Straub Studio/GalleryPresents part one of Fall in California, a two-part exhibition featuring vibrant works in oil and soft pastel, celebrating the California State Parks. Meet the Artist!
Monique Straub
Scootin~Monique Straub, Pastel on Sandpaper
Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin Winger. Meet the Artist!
Portraits for All — Everybody loves a portrait ! Sketched in charcoal or painted in oil with great attention to detail and personality, stop by Barracks 19 on the second floor and see examples plus current work in progress. Meet the Artist, Nancy Tokos!
Pantaleoni Photography — Will have as a guest fellow photographer Donna Sibilia. Ms. Scibilia’s work includes post cards and other works.
Chi Chocolat — Is featuring it’s new Fall Flavors (mint, maple bacon and pistachio) and Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Also at Barracks 19: Bravo School of Art • Swann Soirees • Karen Kohlberg Art • Melissalu Photography

Building 175: Dance Place San Diego


Mandell Weiss Gallery —Presents works by Anita Lewis. “Catching the impression of the moment of the dance, is not unlike my abstract work, which lends a transitioning element to my dancers. With the abstract work, which is inspired by natural elements, I catch the impression of a moment in nature, a blur, a conceptual impression thereof, an idea of it.”

Malashock Dance
Malashock/RAW  Photo by Raymond Elstad
Malashock Dance— Malashock/RAW, the untamed, edgy, and daring side of Malashock Dance, returns with all-new choreography by John Malashock, Michael Mizerany and Andy Noble of NobleMotion Dance. Malashock Dance will preview excerpts from John Malashock’s and Michael Mizerany’s new work. Also, a special preview of Carnival of the Animals, Malashock Dance’s annual collaboration with Classics for Kids. 6pm and 7pm.
Building 201: Galleries and Jenna Druck Center
Solare Ristorante Join us for authentic Italian cuisine and oven-fired pizza made using fresh local and organic ingredients.  Extensive list of wines, craft beers, and craft cocktails.  Outdoor patios, wine cellar dining, kitchen-side dining, and more. Check out our special events happening every week – see you soon!
Expressive Arts Institute and Martha Pace Swift Gallery joins in the celebration of the Expressive Arts Institute’s 15 years of training students to become artist change-makers who take art-making out into the world in service to others. Students have shared their skills at local hospitals, community centers, residential treatment centers, correctional facilities and private & public schools. The gallery is currently showing selected works on paper and canvas, as well as sculptural works from Expressive Arts Institute students and alumnae and their clients. Offers an exciting Oodles of Doodles event. Create amazing images by utilizing a skill everyone has, drawing with doodles. Small donation towards supplies appreciated.

Visit the Jenna Druck Center in Building 202! Participate in an interactive art project inspirited by our very own Children’s Expression Session. Stop by to create your very own Thankful Wreath and learn about our free community programming- helping keep hope alive for over 16 years. Come by to learn more about our Families Helping Families and Spirit of Leadership programs- including our Children’s Expression Session, held every 2nd and 4th Thursday here in Liberty Station! All supplies for this project will be provided. Open to anyone- not just kids! We hope to see you there! Light refreshments will be provided.

The Gallery Building 202

San Diego Watercolor Society — is hosting Show me the Light.

Sophie’s GalleryThe 5th annual exhibition of The Rubins. This annual show celebrates the artistic talents of the Rubin family and the creativity that strengthens their family ties. Come meet siblings June, Harv, and Linda Rubin with their mother Donna Rubin. Proceeds support the art program where sibling Linda Rubin attends classes

Visions Art Museum Hosts two new exhibitions: C is for featuring Small hand-painted and quilted works from artists Charlotte Bird and Cathy Denton based on words that begin with the letter C and Recent Acquisitions from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection: A selected survey of recent acquisitions from Del Thomas’ collection of over 200 contemporary quilts.

Friday Night Liberty • October 4, 2013

Join Bravo School of Art and our neighboring Resident Groups within the gates of NTC at Liberty Station‘s Arts and Culture District.

Coming up Next Friday, October 4 from 5 – 9pm

FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday – Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.

Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea

  • Point Loma Tea— Will kick-off our One Year Anniversary celebration! Our first year has been a great success, and we have made so many wonderful friends, we just have to say thanks in a special way. Please join us!!
  • The Hot Spot – You don’t have to be a Monet to be an artist! Choose from hundreds of items like plates, mugs, vases, kitchenware, and kids items galore. PLUS learn how to build a chunky, colorful candle with your own scent like gardenia, chai tea or bubble gum! Everything is washable and non-toxic. Fired pottery is food, dishwasher and microwave safe. Best of all…we do all the clean-up! So come in and check it out!

Also at Barracks 14: Ballast Point Gallery

Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      • Anneville Studio — See a working jewelry and metalsmithing studio – hammers, anvils and torches! Learn about private jewelry classes and custom mokume-gane wedding rings. Shop for handmade retro felt hats by Lilyana Bekic, polymer jewelry by Teacakes and unique sterling silver jewelry by Anne Wolf. Meet the Artist!
      • The Art of Tesa — Tesa works primarily in oils, painting realistic landscapes and abstracts that bring in the elements of the earth. Her landscapes are vibrant; they encompass rich colors with strong val ues bringing depth and emotion into each painting. Her abstracts focus on bringing elements of the earth into her paintings such as sea shells and semi precious stones. Meet the Artist!
        Studio E
        Make Love Stay- Emily Halpern
        Studio E- Barracks 15
      • Atelier de Voyages — He’s back!!  San Diego abstract artist, William Ferrell, returns to Atelier de Voyages with an exciting series of new works, Rifting.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the artist and be one of the first to view this latest series of paintings at the artist reception. Meet the Artist!
      • Brandiose — Jason & Casey are the guys who dream up the official logos for Major League and Minor League Baseball teams. They’ll take you behind the imagination, and share how mascots, uniforms and logos come to life in this rare open-studio experience.Meet the Artist!
      • FlightPath Press — Chelsea Herman, artist and proprietor of FlightPath Press, specializes in fine press, limited edition artist’s books. Meet the Artist!
      • Jeweliany Jewelry — Jeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Julie Simpson is most satisfied when sharing her distinct designs with individuals that wear and make each piece their own. Meet the Artist!
      • Laurie Kmen Studio — Learn how Laurie’s newest handmade paper art pieces are created. Her mixed media originals on canvas and fine art prints are also on display.Meet the Artist!
      • Outside the Lens — Mastering Zines -Check out zine samples and interact with a zine maker who will be hosting an interactive activity at Outside the Lens.
      • Ron’s Shop—Intricate wood veneer designs cut with a classic French hand tool.  The veneer is both domestic and exotic hard woods.
      • Studio E — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer’s own imagination — Emily Halpern Meet the Artist!
      • Yellow Book Road — Local Book Illustrators Showcase- Join us for a group of local illustrators who will have interactive activities for the kids and their books will be available for purchase. Time will be 6-8pm. Family Friendly!

Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose

Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

        • Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Gringos in Baja –Featuring 4 American artists that live in Baja. Featuring Scott KennedyRobert PaceJim Patel and a special guest artist.
          Women's Museum Maraichi
          Viva Mujeres Mariachi 1903-2013
          Women’s Museum of California- Barracks 16
        • Inspirations Gallery — From Our Own Back Yard: Creations by Members of the Point Loma Artists Association. This exhibition reflects nature, architecture and abstract themes inspired by colors, shapes and textures found in Point Loma or within a day’s drive.
        • Melissa Biador Photography — Open house featuring Desiree, of Penny Blooms, sharing information on DIY floral arrangement classes for the home. Learn about booking Melissa Biador photography sessions!
        • Rebecca Bauer Studio/Gallery — As a collage artist achieves a sense of connectedness and
          harmony through her highly intuitive process. Enjoy new works from her ever- evolving series entitled Under the SurfaceMeet the Artist!
        • San Diego Writers, Ink WaxwordsEncaustics with Color and Text by Josie Rodriguez DimeStories: Bring 3 minutes of your own prose to read to a growing and enthusiastic audience (happening at 8 pm, $5)
        • Women’s Museum of California — Opening our new historic exhibit VIVA MUJERES MARIACHI 1903- 2013. A historical exhibit of women’s engagement in the male mariachi world in both Mexico and the U.S curated by Leonor Xochitl Perez, Ph.D., mariachi trailblazer Laura Sobrino and Nancy Munoz.

Also at Barracks 16: Beauty Hive Studios* Boys & Girls Foundation*

Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios

            • Bravo School of Art Instructor Demonstrations, art class registration specials.
            • Dojo — Tech-Art User Group from 7:30pm-8:30pm for presentations from Tech-Art Professionals living in San Diego! Mark Escobar - “Should you buy a 3D TV?” Mary Salvatera - “It’s about YOU-X” (User Experience). Dominic Damian - “Rock Paper Scissors – Coded!”
            • La Onda Arte Latino — Will be presenting, Matadors, Mariachi’s and more Featuring Artists: Maryann Luera, David Silvah, Ugi Morales and a group show of Women in Mariachi in conjunction with the Women’s Museum of California.
            • June Rubin Studio/Gallery —Fear and Fantasy, come enjoy the June Rubin’s whimsical and fantastic watercolors inspired by Frida Kahlo and Dia de los Muertes. Light refreshments. Meet the Artist and try a hands-on water color technique!
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              La Onda Arte Latino- Barracks 19
            • M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Changing Views: paintings by Peggy Fischbeck; floral designs byPam Robinson; photos by Claire Rule.  Meet the Artist!M. Straub Studio/Gallery — Presents part one of Fall in California, a two-part exhibition featuring vibrant works in oil and soft pastel, celebrating the California State Parks.Meet the Artist!
            • Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin WingerMeet the Artist!
            • Portraits for All — Scenes From England- Emerald gardens, quaint Victorian promenades, grazing lambs in sunset fields, geese skimming the River Thames, thatched roof Oxfordshire cottages, ancient castles and of course, The Queen herself and Maybe It’s Kate!  This artists’ memories from her life in a land far far away.  Original oils and drawings by fine artist, Nancy TokosMeet the Artist, Nancy Tokos!
            • Chi Chocolat — A “sweet” little secret. Enjoy the best artisan chocolates, pastries, espressos and other delectable offerings.

Also at Barracks 19:  Swann Soirees *Karen Kohlberg Art

Straub for State Parks
Torrey Pines on My Mind- Monique Straub
California State Parks- Barracks 26

Barracks 26: California State Parks

            • California State Parks —October isCalifornia Archaeology Month – Come see our lab and displays to learn about archaeology at California State Parks, home to more than 270 State Parks and State Vehicular Recreation Areas (Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation). Stop by for a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting new exhibits, visitor centers, resource studies, and other park projects. Family Friendly!

Building 175: Dance Place San Diego

              • Mandell Weiss Gallery —Presents works by Anita Lewis. “Catching the impression of the moment of the dance, is not unlike my abstract work, which lends a transitioning element to my dancers. With the abstract work, which is inspired by natural elements, I catch the impression of a moment in nature, a blur, a conceptual impression thereof, an idea of it.” Reception from 5-7pm in the Dance Place Green Room– Studio 101.
              • Malashock Dance— Malashock/RAW, the untamed, edgy, and daring side of Malashock Dance, returns RAW4 will feature all-new choreography by John Malashock, Michael Mizerany and guest Andy Noble of NobleMotion Dance. Malashock Dance will preview excerpts of this new choreography. 6pm and 7pm.
              • San Diego Ballet and SchoolWill have a short performance of solos and pieces inStudio 207 at 7:30PM Family Friendly!

Building 176: Instructional Studios

              • Recreational Music Center— Will host its Back to School Blues Jam. Jazz Guitarist and Berklee Alum, Jason Rain and friends will demonstrate blues songs. Afterwards, he will lead a blues jam open to musicians young and old.  Performance begins at 5:30, open jam to start at 6:15 pm.

Building 201: Solare Ristorante, Galleries and KIT

                • Solare Ristorante — Join us for authentic Italian cuisine and oven-fired pizza made using fresh local and organic ingredients.  Extensive list of wines, craft beers, and craft cocktails.  Outdoor patios, wine cellar dining, kitchen-side dining, and more. Check out our special events happening every week – see you soon!
                • Expressive Arts Institute and Martha Pace Swift Gallery— In celebration of Expressive Arts Week, has selected works from the students and alumnae from 15 years of art making as a change agent.  Works on paper and canvas, as well as sculptural works will be on display. Expressive Arts Institute is pleased to be celebrating our 15th year with a Quinceanera party for alumni and the community.

The Gallery Building 202

Valaya
VALYA-A Retrospective
Visions Art Museum- Building 202
              • San Diego Watercolor Society —Is hosting the International Watercolor Show. Entries from around the world will be shown. The gallery is open 7 days a week in October.
              • Sophie’s Gallery — Artists from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Teri Inc., Unyeway and Towards Maximum Independence chose an image from a famous artist and in their own style reproduced it on a second-hand chair. Sophie’s artist Whitney Oliver chose the painter Jasper Johns and reproduced his Flag painting on a 1950’s dining room chair.
              • Visions Art Museum — PresentsVALYA – A Retrospective. Themes of identity and ancestry are explored in felted, quilted, and painted fiber installations spanning decades of Valya’s career as a textile artist and designer.

September: Back to school month

 

It’s now the third week of September and Bravo’s studio classroom is humming with activity this weekend. A couple of San Diego artists are in Bravo’s classroom to teach their private classes: Mixed Media Artist, Jane LaFazio is teaching her magical Wet Felting workshop today. I look forward to seeing the results. Tomorrow, Watercolor Artist, Shuang Li, will be teaching her third class in a 4-week series of Mastering Watercolor. Their classes are full, the creativity is flying off the walls and students are enjoying making art.

Check out Bravo’s new schedule of art classes and register yourself and a friend for a day or an evening of fun!

Reed Cardwell • 1955 – 2013

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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of San Diego’s most prominent artists and art mentors, Reed Cardwell.
Reed touched many aspiring artists through his teaching and developed a devoted group of students over the years. He leaves his students with wonderful memories and many hours of precious instruction and advice on how to become better artists.
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Throughout his career Reed had many exhibitions of his art; locally, across the U.S. and in Hawai’i. Reed Cardwell is well known for his strong figurative abstract paintings. With his aggressive use of color, Reed transformed raw emotion into human form. In November 2008, marking the historic Presidential election, Reed’s monumental exhibition of “The Presidents – from George W. to George W.” was mounted in the Simayspace at the Art Academy of San Diego.
I’ve known Reed since 1995 when Bravo Workshop’s studio was at the Ratner Art Center on 13th Street in the East Village. Reed’s studio was across the hall. When I worked with the Art Academy of San Diego as their Director of Workshops, Reed was our Abstract Painting instructor.
Reed taught Abstract Painting workshops at Bravo School of Art and was scheduled to teach here last week. His dedication to his students and his commitment to the art schools where he taught is a testament to this man’s values.
Reed Cardwell leaves a legacy of his amazing and remarkable works of art, a memory of his kindness, devotion and his generosity.
He will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held, along with an exhibition of his work, on
Sunday, August 25 from 3 – 6 p.m. in North Park at
Art Academy of San Diego • 3784 30th Street • San Diego, CA 92104
Reed Demonstrates

A Fun Painting Project with Dad

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Having not lived near my Dad and not celebrating Father’s Day face to face for sooooo many years , I forget what people do to honor their Papa in person. Take him out to brunch? Bring him breakfast in bed? Make a card? Buy him flowers? Go fishing? Do some yard work with him? Give him a new tie? What?

According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910. In 1913, a bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress. AND in 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Who knew??

So, if you were really wondering what to do, perhaps a bit of creative bonding is in order. Paint a pair of  sneakers together on Sunday, June 16 from 2-5pm.

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No talent required, only a pair of clean canvas shoes and the willingness to have fun. Pre-registration for each of you required.