The exhibition Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies currently on display is accompanied by a full roster of programs in both Balboa Park and at the SDAI Project Space in Horton Plaza. The featured artists work in a variety of media, and this series will hopefully provide a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of their bodies of work. Also showcased will be artists who have collaborated with or have been in dialogue with the artists from the main exhibition, giving further insight to the greater geographic and social context, and expand upon ideas and themes explored in this project. Video Mythodologies, the first among this series, will be a screening of short video works from the three neighboring cities: San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles.
San Diego Art Institute presents an important and necessary discussion of intersectional feminism framed through the lens of contemporary art.
Our speakers will frame their research, artwork, and roles as artists, educators, and writers around the experience of people of color, the LGBTQ community, and the visibility of artists working within a largely white, male-centric art world.
50 Scientists. 25 Bars. One Night.
All Over San Diego County.
What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun, new community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar℠, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a beer and good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"
at SDAI's Project Space @ Horton Plaza
$35 General, $25 PGK Dance Passport and SDAI members includes your first beverage, raffle ticket to win wonderful items from our seasonal sponsors and food
"Our World Renown, critically acclaimed contemporary repertory company known for presenting exceptional professional dance in unexpected places welcomes you to an evening of interactive dance and “live” music with surprise guest artists, fashions by African designer Lilly recently featured at SD Fashion week, drinks by Bluefoot Bar & Lounge and catered foods." - The PGK Dance Project
Join San Diego Art Institute for a night of video art. From animation, performance, to narrative and digital painting, a collection of work submitted by San Diego based artists will be screened during this one night only event. Bring your friends, some snacks, and enjoy the show.
After the screening, jurors will determine the top three videos to run on a loop in our exhibition space for one month following this event.
Performance Mythodologies taking place at SDAI Project Space in in Horton Plaza is a showcase of performative works by artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles. This event is part of a full roster of programs that accompanies the exhibition Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies currently on display at SDAI Balboa Park. The featured artists in the main exhibition work in a variety of media, and this series will hopefully provide a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of their bodies of work, and expand upon ideas and themes explored in this project. Also included in the evening's program will be artists who have collaborated with or have been in dialogue with the artists from each community, giving further insight to the greater geographic and social contexts from which these artists live and work.
The series continues with independent filmmaker Todd Solondz’s classic coming of age film, Welcome to the Dollhouse. Introduced by SDAI Education Director Lissa Corona, Welcome to the Dollhouse is described by Corona as “one of the most wonderfully painful film representations of adolescence.” Prior to the screening, Corona will discuss how Welcome to the Dollhouse has influenced her personal artwork and penchant for dark humor.
This event will feature new performances by Amanda Yates Garcia (The Oracle of Los Angeles), Molly Jo Shea, and Vabianna Santos, exploring themes as diverse as internet scams and hypnotism, goddesses of civilization, and the sacred and profane. Also throughout the evening, audience members will have the opportunity to have their tarot cards read by Zac Monday, as well as participate in a stone cleansing lead by Samantha Jean Wilson. The night will culminate with a musical performance by Blood Ponies.
On Saturday, March 25, Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents artist and performer Perry Vasquez and San Diego poet Sunny Rey. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. DJ Gill Sotu will provide music and sound throughout the show. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door.
What better way to spend Spring Break than by making art?
San Diego Art Institute is excited to announce our first Spring Break Art Camp. We’ll dive into a number of mediums including printmaking, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Learn about contemporary artists, their processes, and how to best communicate your ideas through visual art.
Spend each day working on a project you’re sure to love, make new friends, and have some fun.
The group exhibition “Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media” highlights artists of all media working in the liminal spaces not easily defined by traditional collage or assemblage work. The artists in “Diverge/Convene” have all developed and share an understanding of contemporary collage as a medium and a genre, employing disparate elements through the use of materials and/or content. This exhibition celebrates artists both locally and nationally that are not only working in traditional 2D/3D mediums, but also in sound sculpture, video, photography, installation, and alternative processes. The exhibition is organized by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Exeuctive Director of SDAI, and Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.
Please join SDAI artist-in-residence Allie Manch for a series of embroidery workshops open to all ages at SDAI in Balboa Park
DONOR TRIP TO LOS ANGELES
Please join SDAI Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella on a trip to Los Angeles. Guests will take a guided tour of The Broad and the studios of artists Ali Silverstein and Matt Nichols, learning about contemporary art from artists and experts along the way. Seating is extremely limited so please purchase your tickets well in advance!
Saturday, April 29th
Cost: $175/person (all inclusive)
round-trip transportation from Balboa Park to Los Angeles via shuttle van
guided, 90-minute tour of The Broad
Brunch at Otium
Studio visits with Ali Silverstein and Matt Nichols
What is Social Practice? A term of increasing popularity, Social Practice has become a new level of engagement for artists looking to bridge the art world and the public sphere. The notion of artists creating work outside the studio, away from institutions, and in collaboration with “community,” social practice provides opportunity to create experiences that engage the viewer as participant. Often bringing to light issues of socio-economics, culture, politics, and ecology, social practice aims to draw a connection between the artist and communities directly impacted by the modes in which these issues present themselves.