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Art beat: August gallery and exhibit openings

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during August include Art in the Park at the Chula Vista HarborFest, “Dog Days of Summer” and “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution.”

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of June include “Art in the Park” at Chula Vista Harborfest, “Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story” at the Oceanside Museum of Art and “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” at the San Diego Art Institute.

8.1-26: “Dog Days of Summer 2017”

A moment, please, to honor the furry friends who become family as they’re immortalized in various works of art in this judged show.

Brandon Gallery, 105 Maine Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330, fallbrookbrandongallery.org

Dog Days of Summer. (Courtesy photo)

8.2-14: “Odyssey of Color, Light, and Motion”

Take this journey with three artists as they translate their lived experiences and emotions onto paintings and ceramic sculptures.

Gallery 21 at Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, 619.233.9050, spanishvillageart.com

Tropical Passion. (Courtesy photo)

8.3: “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution”

A look at the creation of a community “intended to punk the punk scene … to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture” through interviews, movie clips and concert footage.

San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, 619.236.0011, sandiego-art.org

Queercore. (Courtesy photo)

8.3-10.29: “Gallery Selections 2017 / A Group Show”

Take a look at selections from gallery staff members who each chose three artists and their artwork to feature in different media, resulting in more than 30 pieces from a diverse group of regional artists.

Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, 619.696.1416, sparksgallery.com

Mandela Effect by Alexander Arshansky. (Courtesy photo)

8.4-27: “Artists + Galleries”

San Diego gallery owners Patric Stillman and Alexander Salazar have their work on display along with the work of other invited artists.

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., San Diego, 619.255.4920, thestudiodoor.com

Alexander Salazar. (Courtesy photo)

8.5: “Gallery Collective: Art, Nature, And Wine”

Take a curated tour of the “Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science” exhibition, featuring artwork inspired by scientific research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (membership in the San Diego Museum of Art’s Gallery Collective is required).

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, 619.236.5800, sandiego.gov/public-library/central-library

Gallery Collective. (Courtesy photo)

8.11-25: “7th Annual Immortalized: Lipstick and Chrome”

Featured artists in this exhibit are from California and Florida, both new and experienced, with their pieces available through auction with proceeds going to scholarships at Palomar College.

Distinction Gallery, 317 E. Grand Ave., suite A, Escondido, 760.707.2770, distinctionart.com

Virgine Masureau. (Courtesy photo)

8.19: “Art in the Park”

Support artists as they sell their pieces in various media, with fine artists and crafters alongside each other with the bay in the background (and don’t forget to stop by the interactive graffiti wall or to check out the performance art).

Chula Vista HarborFest 2017 at Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista, 619.233.5008, cvharborfest.com

Harborfest. (Courtesy photo)

8.26-2.18.18: “Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story”

Explore the mind of the artist behind theme park art installations like “It’s a Small World” and “The Haunted Mansion” at Disneyland, and learn about the ways this artist (Rolly Crump) used his imagination to combine creativity with fun.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720, oma-online.org

Rolly Crump. (Courtesy photo)

8.31: “Persian Art of the Sasanian Dynasty” (AD 224-651)

Learn about the art of this time period from a museum docent and member of the Asian Arts Council, who will guide you through this combination of near Eastern and Greco-Roman traditions.

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, 619.232.7931, sdmart.org

Persian Art. (Courtesy photo)

Through 8.27: Blue Me Away & Summer Small Works Show”

Two shows at once: the first, featuring statement pieces in various shades of blue, and the second, featuring works of art scaled down in size.

Adelman Fine Art, 1980 Kettner Blvd., Suite 40, San Diego, 619.354.5969, adelmanfineart.com

Corrida De Taxi. (Iris Scott)

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