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Art beat: April gallery and exhibit openings

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of April include “Through the Eyes of an Artist” at The Studio Door, “Women Painters” at Madison Gallery and “Street Photography Around the World” at Balboa Park.

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of April include “Through the Eyes of an Artist” at The Studio Door, “Women Painters” at Madison Gallery and “Street Photography Around the World” at Balboa Park.


4.1-5.15: “Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media”

Local and national artists blend sound, sculpture, video and photography, using disparate elements and materials to create multimedia collages.

San Diego Art Institute 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.236.0011,

Ryder Richards at the San Diego Art Institute. (Courtesy photo)


4.2-4.15: “Iris Scott Solo Show”

In 2010, Iris Scott used her fingers to paint when she didn’t want to stop to clean her brushes. Now, the Brooklyn-based artist is displaying the vibrant “instinctualist” (think impressionism, but with a twist) paintings she created during that time.

Adelman Fine Art 1980 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 40, Little Italy 619.354.5969,

Francesca at Iris Scott’s Solo Show. (Courtesy photo)


4.7-8.13: “Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912-1926) and Beyond”

Images of romantic fantasies, tranquil landscapes and other scenes by prominent Japanese artists capture Japan’s creative print movements from the early 20th century.

San Diego Museum of Art 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.232.7931.

Modern japan. (Courtesy photo)


4.7-29: “Through the Eyes of an Artist”

Artists from both sides of the border use their art to communicate ideas about current issues.

The Studio Door 3750 30th St., North Park 619.255.4920,

Juma by Kenda Francis.


4.7-5.28: “To Observe and Wonder: A Short History of the Far-Reaching Minds of Women in Science”

This exhibit at the Women’s Museum presents a look at how women have contributed to the advance of science.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station 619.233.7963,


4.8-5.21: “Women Painters”

Abstract artists display paintings centered on movement, color and emotion.

Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St., Ste. 100, La Jolla 858.459.0836,

Jane Booth, Ceremony 67.5×153. (Courtesy photo)


4.8-5.28: “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art”

Hubcaps repurposed into fine art offer a message of environmental awareness and an alternative to over-consumption.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 760.839.4125,

Second Time Around. (Courtesy photo)


4.8: “Nightmares”

Artists from the Strange Dreams Art Collective present works focusing on the strange and surreal.

Thumbprint Gallery 920 Kline St., La Jolla 858.354.6294,

Welcome to My Circus at the Nightmares Feat. Strange Dreams exhibit.


4.22-5.13: “Allie Manch: Embroidery Workshops”

Artist-in-residence Allie Manch presents illustrations on hand-stitched textiles and leads workshops (for children and adults) on basic embroidery stitches.

San Diego Art Institute 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park 619.236.0011,

Allie Manch Embroidery workshop at the San Diego Art Institute. (Courtesy photo)


4.29-4.30: “Vivid Expressions: Mission Federal ArtWalk”

Hundreds of fine artists will showcase and sell their works across 17 blocks of Little Italy during this two-day festival supporting ArtReach San Diego, a nonprofit providing visual art workshops for San Diego County schoolchildren.

From Beech to Grape streets and Kettner Boulevard to State Street, Little Italy 619.615.1090,

Artist Lidia Stecher with Attendee at the Mission Federal Art Walk. (Paul Nestor)


Through 4.13: “Making Communities: Art and the Border”

The border between Mexico and the United States serves as a source of creative inspiration rather than fuel for political rhetoric about two countries at odds.

University Art Gallery at UCSD 9500 Gilman Drive (in the biomedical library building), La Jolla 858.534.2860,

Making Communities: Art & The border. (Ochoa)


Through 4.23: “Street Photography Around the World”

Works by Arthur Lavine and his cousin Dana Levine focus on storytelling through street photography, capturing the humor, dignity and character of the people they met during their world travels.

Gallery 21 at Spanish Village Art Center 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park 619.233.9050,

Street Photography Around the World will be held at the Spanish Village at Balboa Park. (Courtesy photo)

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