Dia de los Muertos at Liberty Station

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Celebrate the Day of the Dead at Liberty Station. Bring out the whole family for this special event featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station. It’s the only place to be! Meet artists in their studios in our historic barracks buildings and see their newest works, take home your favorites or commission a piece. All month, many altars to honor the dead have been created. You may see one in every building.

• Galleries, museums and artists’ studios open to the public.
• Live music and performances throughout the day
• Sugar Skulls
• Face Painting
• Altars

Please contact individual businesses for exact times

Saturday November 1, 2014
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station
2690 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
858-405-8888 or 619-223-0058

For more information, visit NTC Arts & Culture District’s Facebook page

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BARRACKS 14
Nancy Tokos, Portraits4All Fine Arts Studio
has a new ground floor location next to Stone Brewing & Point Loma Tea. Stop by to see this Working Artist Studio and celebrate with us. Selected original gallery paintings 25% OFF. Everybody loves a portrait.

BARRACKS 15
Yellow Book Road Children’s Books • Ground Floor
Dia de los Muertos books to celebrate! Ongoing craft projects for children. Open from 10am – 4pm.

BARRACKS 16
Casa Valencia Galeria • Ground Floor
In the entrance of the gallery, you’ll find one altar for the great actor “Cantinflas”. He was one of the biggest comedians in Mexico who acted in the film, Around the World in 80 Days. With this in mind, celebrate the life of Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” with mariachi.

Women’s Museum of California • Ground Floor
Dia de los Muertos Retablo Workshop: Honoring the Women of our Past. A Retablo is a small devotional folk art painting, sculpture or multi-media piece, traditionally using iconography derived from traditional religious art. Come out and design a Dia de los Muertos Retablo with your favorite Women from History and appreciate what marks they made in this world. 2pm

Inspirations Gallery • Studio 204 and San Diego Writers, Ink • Studio 202
Visit their Day of the Dead Altar on the second floor. Also see The Four Seasons, an exhibition featuring work by local artists inspired by fall leaves, summer heat, spring blossoms and winter snow! Open from 5 – 8pm.

BARRACKS 19
Adele Richert of Atelier de Voyages • Studio 202
Open Studio with Dia de los Muertos Altar.

Bravo School of Art • Studio 206
Dia de los Muertos Community art project. See free mosaic and other instructor art demonstrations. Art class registration specials.

7 Stitches Ethnic Jewelry • Studio 203
will host a mini Altar for Frida Kahlo and offer an assortment of Dia de los Muertos related Skull Jewelry for Him and Her. Natural materials, Fair Trade and one-of-a-kind items.
Also, Alter will be for sale!

La Onda Arte Latino • Ground Floor
will have a “Dia de los Muertos” art exhibit, merchandise and an altar dedicated to folks who have died from AIDS.

BUILDING 201
Solare Ristorante • Ground Floor
Dine at Solare before or after you enjoy your tour around the NTC at Liberty Station’s art studios, galleries and museums. Solare’s is an authentic Southern Italian restaurant with a focus on farm-to-table ingredients and dishes. The Executive Chef, Accursio, was just named San Diego’s Best Chef and Solare was also named San Diego’s Best Italian Restaurant. You will love the food, dining in their eclectic rooms or just hang out for a drink at the full bar or patio.

Pachis, An Art Studio For Kids • Studio 102
Kids get creative with Día de los Muertos arts and crafts including a scavenger hunt and make your very own Día de los Muertos altar! Learn about Día de los Muertos folk tales, stories and songs with Songbirds Music. Traditional Mexican pastries and hot chocolate will be served. This is a fun, memorable and hands-on 2-hour celebration that children 1 to 12 years old will enjoy. Space is limited so please pre- register today at mypachis.com/special-workshops. Class begins at 10:00am. $35 per child, $20 per sibling.
* Children 1-3 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
• Children 4 and up may be dropped off for the celebration, but parents are encouraged and welcomed to stay.

Expressive Arts Institute • Studio 204
Featuring Woman + Studio. Embrace your creative potential with this fun, no experience workshop for women. 5 – 7:30pm.

BUILDING 202
New Americans Museum • Suite 101 & 103
presents a Dia de los Muertos Deconstructed Altar Installation. A traditional altar installation in honor of Rita Hayworth curated by Dr. Jose Guadalupe Flores of Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, and Rita Hayworth expert, Dr. William Nericcio, Director of MALAS at San Diego State University, with collaborating artists and volunteers from both sides of the border. Both galleries will be open to allow guests to explore both the traditional and spiritual side of the Dia de los Muertos tradition, immersing themselves, literally into the altar, as well as taking away an educational experience. With this installation the museum hopes to demystify, and de-trivialize the sacred ritual of altar making on Day of the Dead, while celebrating the beauty of Latin American cultures. Visit us at the New Americans Museum in Building 202!

San Diego Watercolor Society • Suite 105
Hurry… Will be your last chance to catch the 34th International Exhibition!

September’s Friday Night Liberty

Friday, September 5, 2014
5:00 – 9:00pm

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NTC Arts & Culture District @ Liberty Station
Gallery Openings * Art Studios * Dance & Music Performances

Go Back to School at NTC during Friday Night Liberty with free performances, hands on art making, open studios, galleries and museums!

See the Entire Program Here!

Find FNL on Facebook

Home ~ Bravo’s soundtrack

If you’ve ever had the idea that you’re not creative; that you can’t possibly make art that’s any good, listen to the lyrics in Phillip Phillips song. This is what I’m saying to you. Come to Bravo. Take a class or two. Feel free to create, to make mistakes and to learn and grow. Make this place your home.

…Settle down, it’ll all be clear.

Don’t pay no mind to the demons

They fill you with fear.

The trouble it might drag you down.

If you get lost, you can always be found.

Just know you’re not alone.

Cause I’m gonna make this place your home…

Friday Night Liberty on Saturday in July

Join us on Saturday, July 5th during NTC at Liberty Station’s popular gallery and studio walk. Friday Night Liberty on Saturday, this will be a special daytime version of the First Friday event.

FIG @ Bravo • Figurative Inspiration Group’s Drawings and Paintings of the Human Figure exhibition continues. 17 award-winning artists gather each Tuesday at Bravo to draw and paint from the model. Meeting weekly for almost a decade, FIG members take a unique approach to figure drawing. Also see free mosaic and other art demonstrations. Art class registration specials.

Bring out the whole family for this special holiday event featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts & Culture District in Point Loma. It’s the only place to be! Meet artists in their studios in our historic barracks buildings and see their newest works, take home your favorites or commission a piece. Watch a Mosaic demonstration at Bravo School of Art. Experience the Women’s Museum of California’s exhibition of California’s Summer of the 60’s and 70’s; Women Who Changed Our World. Attend a book signing at Yellow Book Road from 1 – 3pm. Join the students of Theatre Arts School of San Diego for an hour of solo musical theater performances from 1:15 – 2:15pm.

• 20+ Galleries, museums and artists studios.

• Celebrate Barracks 19 5th Anniversary (cake!!)

• Live music performances throughout the day in the arcades

• 4 Food Trucks

Globe Trot with the Arts Summer Camp!

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Looking for an arts camp with full and half day options? How about a camp with nearly individual attention for each child? And one taught by real pros (not high school students)! How about one where your child’s creativity takes center stage? Well, come join us at Globe Trot with the Arts Summer Camp.

Theatre Arts School of San Diego and Bravo School of Art team up this summer to immerse your creative child in Visual and Performing Arts Camps! Located in beautiful NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts and Culture district, these two schools offer two unique week-long full- and half-day camps.

For children, ages 7 – 11

Campers can Globe Trot with the Arts on a Pan-American Adventure, June 23 – 27, 2014.

Take a Journey through Asia, July 14 – 18 as they explore the world of visual and performing arts taught by professional artist / teachers. Kids will experience painting to improv, weaving to musical theatre and can GLOBE TROT WITH THE ARTS this summer! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind fun camp experience! Register now!

Pan-American Adventure

Join Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego for an exciting, fun-filled week of creativity, imagination and unique experiences as campers travel around the world through the Visual and Performing Arts!

Each morning, campers will embark on a theatrical adventure as they explore different areas of the theatre such as acting, improvisation, stagecraft, and more!  Venture to the Caribbean as we create original reggae music (with steel drums!), to the jungles of South America as we act out famous tales of the rainforest, and to Mexico where we will explore fun and funny puppet plays!

Campers take a break

After an hour of supervised lunch and outdoor playtime in the park, head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio classroom to continue the creative globe trotting. Visit Native America, the Amazon Rainforest, Mexico, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands with hands-on folk art projects that may include mask making, paper mache, tapa cloth, weaving, mosaic, drawing, painting and more.

Full Day Camp    Both schools, includes 1 hr for lunch & play

              9 am – 4 pm,  $357 + $40 supplies fee

Morning Arts Camp at Theatre Arts School of San Diego

              9 am – 12 pm,  $210 + $10 supplies fee

Afternoon Visual Art Camp at Bravo School of Art

              1 pm – 4 pm,  $210 + $30 supplies fee

Register now!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER SCHOOL:

BRAVO SCHOOL OF ART

Email     (619) 223-0058

BravoSchoolOfArt.com

Located in Barracks 19 in NTC at Liberty Station

2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206 • San Diego, CA 92106

THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL OF SAN DIEGO

Email     (619) 786-6068

theatreartssd.org/classes

Located in Dance Place San Diego Building 175 in NTC at Liberty Station

2650 Truxtun Road, Studio 203 • San Diego, CA 92106

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ABOUT BRAVO SCHOOL OF ART

Bravo School of Art offers over 50 unique hands-on art, craft and home decorating classes, workshops and summer camps for adults and children to explore their creativity in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Taught by experienced artists, these workshops provide the creative outlet you’ve been seeking.

ABOUT THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL OF SAN DIEGO

Theatre Arts School of San Diego offers theatre classes ranging from music/movement and creative play classes for pre-school age children to advanced acting and musical theatre classes for pre-teens and teens. Their mission is to teach young people the cornerstones of theatrical technique and training in a non-competitive environment in which the individual creative potential of each child is encouraged and equally balanced with his/her collaboration with the group. A solid foundation in the theatre arts is provided, where the focus is not only on the final product, but the process of artistic learning.

Friday Night Liberty this Friday at NTC

This just in from Alan Ziter, Executive Director of the NTC Foundation:

I want to let you know about some of the new art and performances at Friday Night Liberty this Friday at NTC at Liberty Station’s Arts and Culture District. There’s something for nerds, hipsters, literary types, and of course for art lovers and families. Indoors, outdoors and all around our campus. And it’s all free!

 June 6, 2014 Friday Night Liberty

I hope you can make it out. Weve strived to make Friday Night Liberty at NTC an evening where multiple art forms collide, and San Diegans can have access to artist, dance performances and community groups for free! Here are some of the happenings:

  • We have over 30 artist studios, 2 museums and numerous galleries all open and free. View Art! Buy Art! Make Art!
  • Bravo School Of Art • Figurative Inspiration Group: FIG • Drawings and Paintings of the Human Figure. Fourteen award-winning artists gather each Tuesday at Bravo School of Art to draw and paint from an eclectic range of clothed models. Meeting weekly for almost a decade, FIG members take a unique approach to figure drawing. Models are asked to take relaxed positions, as they would in everyday settings with attitudes to tell a story. Meet the artists and view the art from this ongoing collaboration. Barracks 19, 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206
  • The Market Street Group will have their first public exhibition at NTC, featuring work by their 20+ artist collaborative. Address: Barracks 14, 2770 Historic Decatur Road
  • California State Parks is celebrating the 150 Anniversary of the state park system and will have a huge open house at their building Barracks 26 with new art work that is inspired by different state parks!  Address: Barracks 26, 2797 Truxtun Road
  • Malashock Dance’s students and students from Guitars in the Classroom will be having a collaborative performance on the Barracks 17 Plaza under the new program banner “Liberty Kids.”  Address: Barracks 17 Plaza,  2710 Historic Decatur Road
  • FX Dojo is hosting a Ninja Art Show with over 30 artists participating. This show is one night only! Here is more information via Facebook.  Address: Building 202, 2825 Dewey Road
  • So Say We All will perform from 7PM-9PM at the Barracks 17 Event Center.  So Say We All has been invited to stage The VAMP Showcase as a featured event!  It’s another version of their ridiculously popular VAMP at Whistle Stop. Address: Barracks 17,  2710 Historic Decatur Road
  • San Diego Ballet’s students will perform at 7pm in Dance Place San Diego.   Address: 2650 Truxtun Road
  • The San Diego Fringe Festival will be exhibiting with some performers wandering the campus, with information about the upcoming shows for the festival.

Hope this gets you excited for Friday Night Liberty. We usually have between 500 and 800 guests a month, parking is always free and Liberty Station has tons of great restaurants to have dinner or happy hour at before or after! Including Solare Ristorante  – named by San Diego Magazine Readers as “Best Italian” and “Best Chef!”

When: June 6th     5 – 9 pm

Where: NTC at Liberty Station, start at Bravo School of Art‘s studio at 2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206 Barracks 19, San Diego, CA 92106

Cost: Free
NTC at Liberty Station’s Website

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!
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        • 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

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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