Weekend Art Events in San Diego: OMA Auction, ‘Sauced’, Lora Mathis, ‘Black Panther’ and More
2022 Art Auction Preview Exhibition
The annual Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) Art Auction is currently underway, with a corresponding online bidding period and in-person viewing of all artwork. There are plenty: 78 works by 72 artists from the region ranging from Los Angeles to Tijuana.
The online exhibition is currently open for auction until August 1, 2022, and you can browse the artworks on the auction portal. However, this does not replace seeing them at the exhibit in person, which is viewable to the public until July 31. Then these works will go to their new homes. Selections include many notable artists and even recognizable works, like “Chiapas Racers” by photographer Don Bartletti; a superb work by Kaori Fukuyama, “Space Between Certainty and the Unknown”; several plays by Amanda Kachadoorian; three plays by Julia San Román and many others.
Plus, if you visit OMA at certain times this weekend, you can find other treats as well. Friday is the First Free Friday concert, with the Taryn Donath Duo. Free general admission to the museum begins at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.
From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, you can experience Shinpei Takeda’s phenomenal “Limit of Your Safe Space” exhibit with an avatar version of many of the augmented reality artists who contributed to the exhibit – using VR headsets . 20-minute time slots for these experiences are selling out fast
Details: Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Oceanside Art Museum, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. $0 to $10.
Good Faith Summer School: Typography and Flyer Design 101
Visual Arts, Courses
Good Faith Gallery’s new summer school program is the perfect antidote to the craving for all those fun and creative summer camps kids can attend. For adults, you can take crash courses in DJing, clothing dyeing, color theory, cinematography, and this weekend’s offering: typography and flyer design. Andrew Reyes is an artist and graphic designer who has produced many fantastically composed flyers for previous Good Faith projects. For each of these summer courses, there is a session on Sunday morning and evening.
Details: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2022. Good Faith Gallery, 566 19th St., Sherman Heights. $30.
‘Sauced’: intoxicating dances at Art Produce
Dancer and choreographer Erica Buechner has put together a special performance at Art Produce, in a series of short 30-minute showcases that can be viewed seated indoors, with a ticket, or from the sidewalk, as a passerby.
The shows promise to be fun and captivating, with choreography by Buechner, Bradley Lundberg and Blythe Barton. Additional dancers include Nikki Dunnan, Robby Johnson, Jessica Rabanzo-Flores, Nick McGhee and David Wornovitzky. Ticket holders can arrive early for pre-show drinks (hence the title?), including specialty cocktails and mocktails.
Please note: tickets for indoor seating sell out quickly.
Details: Performances are at 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, plus a 9 p.m. show on Friday and Saturday, June 30 through July 2, 2022. Art Produce Gallery, 3139 University Ave., North Park. $0 to $25.
An evening with Lora Mathis and her friends
Poet, visual artist, writer and zinemaker Lora Mathis creates intense and vulnerable works, whether in her “film stills” series, graphics or books. I recently saw Mathis perform with Matty Terrones at Swish Projects, projecting photographs and stills while reading poetry, all to Terrones ambient noise art.
For this program at the Brown Building’s inclusive arts and community space, Mathis and Terrones will be joined by several Los Angeles-based musicians: Maddi Baird, Leah Levinson and Club Café.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022. The Brown Building, 4133 Poplar St., City Heights. Sliding scale from $5 to $20.
Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ in concert, live-to-film
On Friday night, catch a screening of the 2018 Marvel film “Black Panther” at The Shell, with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performing live to Ludwig Göransson’s incredible score. Featured in the performance is Senegalese musician Massamba Diop, who plays the “talking drum,” or dùndún, which was used in the soundtrack to highlight the actions of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Diop himself can be heard in the soundtrack and will join the San Diego Symphony Orchestra for this performance.
The instrument, usually an hourglass, tension drum with a head on each side, is known as the talking drum for a reason: it can actually imitate the speech patterns of the Yorùbá language and is used by Yorùbá drummers. to share poetry, prayers or announcements. .
Here is a segment on Massamba Diop from WBUR’s Here & Now program from 2018.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222 Marina Park Way, Downtown. $50 to $130.
“Leonard Bernstein’s New York”
A two-character tribute-style production, this New Village Arts show will be performed on the outdoor stage at Carlsbad Flower Fields throughout July. The play features many of Bernstein’s notable songs and follows the two characters as they explore New York City, a place that has an undeniable impact on Bernstein’s oeuvre. Johnisa Breault and Trevor Rex are performing, and the production is being directed by Kristianne Kurner.
Details: Performances this weekend are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday (previews) and the official opening is at 2 p.m. on Sunday. On stage until July 31, 2022. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. $28 to $40.
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