Sept 5 2019
San Pedro Art Association
For September find us at: 421 W. 6th St. Stop by and check us out this!
Our DTSP set up is sponsored by Eric and Jacob Eisenberg and The Renaissance Group.
You may also stop by our Crafted Gallery from 4 pm – 8 pm.
Open Mic @ The Grand Annex, 434 W.6th St, 7-9pm, is a place to hone your craft and connect with other musicians! On the 1st Thursday of the month, as part of San Pedro’s Art Walk, the Grand Annex is open to singer – songwriters, musicians, and spoken word artists from all walks of life. This premier venue has hosted Grammy winners and nominees and other regionally acclaimed musicians across all genres. Share your talents from the Annex stage.
San Pedro Chamber Board Room Gallery, 390 West 7th Street, 6:30pm
Please plan to join us on FirstThursday, September 5th, at 6:30pm in the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce’s Boardroom Gallery for the guided ArtWalk Tour. Gracing the walls in this innovative gallery space is the Angels Gate Cultural Center Boardroom Gallery exhibition, At Full Volume, featuring the fourth artist in the series, AGCC Studio Artist Joyce Weiss. Weiss has been painting at Angels Gate Cultural Center’s campus since its inception. Her work is imaginative and expertly created, with bright colors used “at full volume.” Weiss’s paintings will be showcased in the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce boardroom, open to visitors for the next two FirstThursday ArtWalks: September 5th, and October 3rd, 6pm to 8pm.
TransVagrant and Gallery 478 are pleased to present Young Sin, She Who Paints with Scissors. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception Saturday, September 7, from 4 – 7PM.
Working primarily from the organizational grid and employing a geometric austerity and deceptive plainness reminiscent of Agnes Martin, Sin works in collage, painting, and mixed media. The meditative repetitiveness of the grid is often interrupted by quiet noise, but noise nonetheless, as gridded squares flicker with near-kinetic energy.
Gallery Azul 520 W. 8th St. “Pandora’s Box – A Group Art exhibition about Chaos and Hope”
The vast majority of us are familiar with the myth of Pandora’s box. We use this term often to refer to a release of negative or bad situations, to the unleashing of chaos.
According to www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/pandoras-box-myth/, the purpose of Pandora’s box is to answer the question of evil and why it exists. This myth has inspired artists throughout time to create their perception of Pandora opening this box.
Pandora was given a box by Zeus and told to never open it. Pandora did, and unleashed evil in all of its forms. Pandora regretted it and closed the box keeping hope inside of it. As humans we are curious and flawed. It is our weakness but also our strength. Our curiosity can get us into trouble but this curiosity can lead to insight and knowledge about our limits and the limits of others.
This is a political show. To what degree, under the current administration, do you feel this box has been open, perhaps it has always been open, but since 2016 there has been an increase in the chaos. A women’s right to choose is under attack, the LGBTQ community is under attack, minority communities are under attack, families seeking asylum are being separated, immigrants are being villainized. Hate appears to be more visible, there has been an increase in suicide, we see more of people’s explicit and implicit biases.
Artists were encouraged to create art about their perception of Pandora opening this box during this time of political turmoil.
What has been impacting you and your loved ones? What are you troubled about? What keeps you hopeful?
Emily Wiseman, MER Young, James Muscarello, K. Leistikow, Joshua Freeman, Adam Prince, John Grady, Mariona Barkus, Dr Larue, Cora Ramirez-V, Ray Vasquez, Lisa Ferguson, Khara Cloutier, Maria Garcia
The Loft Studios and Art Galleries at 401 S Mesa St. will host “Scavengers”
Main loft Gallery. Katie Stubblefield, Renee Tanner, Hillary Nordiffe, Tracey Weiss & Jennifer Gunlock.
6 to 9 p.m
Richard Stevens splits his studio in two.
Wilfred Sarr and Patty Grau.