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  • Westfield Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

To register for any or all of the workshops, please email with your name and whether or not you would like information regarding sighted guides

In preparation for SDAI curator-in-residence Amanda Cachia’s exhibition, “Sweet Gongs Vibrating,” SDAI has opened our Horton Plaza Project Space to artist Aren Skalman to use as an open studio/laboratory and weekly workshop space. These experimental workshops encourage artists and non-artists; members of the Blind Community Center of San Diego; and mall window shoppers to create multi-media, multisensory artworks. These works will evoke the myriad experiences of navigating Horton Plaza through the combined use of aural, tactile, and visual forms. Work created over the course of these sessions will be exhibited in “Sweet Gongs Vibrating,” which opens Saturday, March 26.

Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, February 10, 1:30-3:30pm; Creating rubbed drawings

Wednesday, February 17, 1:30-3:30pm; Creating textured sculptures

Wednesday, February 24, 1:30-3:30pm; Creating audio recordings around Horton Plaza

Aren Skalman’s workshops are free and open to the public. All materials provided.

Workshops will take place at San Diego Art Institute’s Horton Plaza Project Space, 5th floor, 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information, call SDAI at 619.236.0011 or visit project space @ Horton Plaza