Art of Élan Presents “Young Artists  in Harmony”
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

Art of Élan Presents “Young Artists in Harmony”

  • San Diego Art Institute

Consisting of weekly workshops, where 10 ARTS Empower students and alumni have the opportunity to be individually mentored by professional Art of Élan musicians through unique apprenticeships, the Young Artists in Harmony residency will culminate in two separate performances for the San Diego community. This concert at the San Diego Art Institute will feature world premiere works of originally composed music by all 10 students in an effort to expose new audiences to the transformative power of music written today. San Diego Art Institute will showcase their compositions alongside their concurrent Southern California/Baja Biennial.

GEARHEADS: CAROLINE MILLER, THEATRICAL ELECTRONIC CONTROLLERS
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

GEARHEADS: CAROLINE MILLER, THEATRICAL ELECTRONIC CONTROLLERS

  • SDAI Project Space @ Horton Plaza

“My two latest works – How to Survive a 100-hour Workweek, a piece of musical theater; and Sound Masses for Dark Times, an installation – each use a single potentiometer with Arduino and Max to create a programmable electronic instrument. Each pot is connected to built or foraged appendages that turn this tiny instrument into something larger, physical, and/or surreal, such as a theatrical crank. I'll perform excerpts and extrapolations of both pieces with my instruments.”

San Diego Art Institute's Gearheads series invites local artists and musicians to discuss their customized equipment and the implementation of technology in their creative process. Located at the SDAI Project Space, 141 Horton Plaza next to Victoria's Secret.
 

Artist Picked Flicks: The Holy Mountain
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Picked Flicks: The Holy Mountain

  • San Diego Art Institute

2017 “Artist Picked Flicks” film series launches January 25th at SDAI with screening of The Holy Mountain on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-8pm. The screenings will take place at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Admission is $5.

Six Degrees of San Diego: Launch Event
Jan
26
6:00 pm18:00

Six Degrees of San Diego: Launch Event

  • San Diego Art Institute

San Diego Art Institute is launching its own investigation of a different kind with a new series of events and an accompanying podcast that explore the conspiracy theories, cultural mythologies, mysteries, and legends that are associated with San Diego in one way or another. How do we measure belief and distinguish fact from fiction while a number of questions still hang in the balance, all with the capacity to refute what we accept as truth? How have artists contemplated conspiracy as the subject of their work?

Time Capsule Ceremony + Parkeology Season II Launch
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

Time Capsule Ceremony + Parkeology Season II Launch

  • Presidents Way Parking Lot

In the past 100 years, dozens of organizations in Balboa Park have inaugurated their groundbreakings, anniversaries, and office parties through stuffing objects in containers for future publics. Yet, the most common response associated with opening these vessels is disappointment, time capsule expert Nicholas Yablon tells us. What does this dual relationship of memorializing and disappointment say about our culture? To ring in Parkeology Season II, we will explore our urge to commemorate in response to the inevitable march of time.

MIXTAPE: Volume 3
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

MIXTAPE: Volume 3

  • San Diego Art Institute

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, SDAI is hosting the third installment from its “MIXTAPE” series, highlighting quality local, national, and international musical acts. 

Alice Bag  •  Hexa  •  Die Mißbildungen Des Menschen

Weathering the Storm: Trauma Beneath the Surface, by Nick Mansfield
Feb
10
Mar 5

Weathering the Storm: Trauma Beneath the Surface, by Nick Mansfield

  • SDAI Project Space @ Horton Plaza

Nick Mansfield has created an environment where sensory inputs produce the same kinds of emotions, anxiety, heightened sensitivity, and general stress that is felt by those living with PTSD, offering the viewer a unique look into a world often unexplored and misunderstood by the general public, raising awareness of what the world behind the curtain of PTSD looks and feels like

Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies
Feb
11
Mar 26

Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies

  • San Diego Art Institute

Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies is a group exhibition that unites promising and emerging artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles. With this exhibition, the curators suggest a narrative that serves as an alternative to the one told by the big auction houses, major art fairs and biennials, and mega-galleries. This is a narrative that has developed on a much more personal level, whose fragmented contours are not defined by discipline, city, or nationality.  

Curiouser and Curiouser: a night of Taxidermy and Oddities
Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Curiouser and Curiouser: a night of Taxidermy and Oddities

  • San Diego Art Institute

Join SDAI for a celebration of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. This illuminating and enchanting celebration is for everyone—makers, collectors, beginners, the more experienced, and anyone who has ever been curious about this interesting and obscure art. In their new book Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy, published by The Countryman Press (W.W. Norton), Divya and Katie demystify the practice of taxidermy, shatter stereotypes, and make taxidermy accessible to all. Committed to sustainable sourcing and wildlife conservation, the authors are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring new life to this age-old craft.

CLA Professional Development Workshop: Legal Issues in Photography
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

CLA Professional Development Workshop: Legal Issues in Photography

  • San Diego Art Institute

$15 for CLA and SDAI nonmembers and $10 for members.

Join California Lawyers for the Arts for a discussion of legal issues frequently facing photographers, including issues surrounding street photography and photographing in public, use of drones, model and property releases, copyrights, licensing agreements, fair use and more. Leslie Burns, Esq. will present on the most recent developments in the law, as well as how the law affects your work as a photographer and/or as an artist incorporating photography in your work. 

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Leslie is licensed in California and has been passionate about the arts since birth. She has worked on the business side of the arts since 1992 and, more recently, as a lawyer for creative professionals. Her practice has been primarily in copyright and contracts, with photographers and other visual artists as clients.

Social Practice Panel
Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Social Practice Panel

  • San Diego Art Institute

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.


Hand-Lettering Basics with San Diego Letters
Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

Hand-Lettering Basics with San Diego Letters

  • San Diego Art Institute

Learn the basics of hand lettering from two extraordinary artists, San Diego Letters founder Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog. Guidelines will be set up to assist you in creating  your own compositions while designing unique finished pieces to share with friends and family. Walk away with new skills that are sure to add a special touch to cards, chalkboards, and handwritten notes.

Patches & Pins (and ZINES!) II
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Patches & Pins (and ZINES!) II

  • San Diego Art Institute

IT’S BACK!

Join us for another fun evening of pinning and patching! Got a denim jacket that needs sprucing up? A beanie that could use some extra flair? Looking to add to your collection of artist made zines? BYO projects and enjoy live dj sets and drinks while customizing your gear. Peruse new embellishments being made live on site by local artists, purchase goodies from some of the most popular pin makers from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Tijuana, or make your own patches and pins in one of our workshop areas. Bring your old friends and make some new ones! See you there!