Art beat: July gallery and exhibit openings

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of June include “LIGHT - Black, Gray & White” at the Spanish Village Arts Center, “Murals of La Jolla” at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and “A Time to Heal” at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

7.1-1.7.18: “Brenda Biondo: Play”

See works from photographer Brenda Biondo’s “Paper Skies” and “Playground” series.

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

7.5-30: “Person, Place or Thing - The Artwork of Patric Stillman”

Artist Patric Stillman shows his new works in a solo exhibition focused on identity.

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

7.7-8.27: “Heroines in Arms: Women of the American Military”

This exhibition depicts the roles women have played in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, celebrating the heroines who have fought for and protected the United States.

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

7.8: “White Suns, Silent and Telecaves”

Three groups collaborate to create audible works of art, manipulating the texture and atmosphere of sound through the use of guitar riffs, drumming and ambient noise.

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

7.8-26: “Don’t Shut Up”

Responding to their experiences with sexism, abuse and having their voices silenced, members of the Feminist Image Group present art, performances and community quilts made of squares created by members of the community.

City Gallery San Diego City College, 1508 C St., AH 314, downtown 619.388.3400,

7.8-8.27: “California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego”

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego shares pieces (from its permanent collection) by popular California artists whose work helped shape the art of California from the 1950s to the present.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 760.839.4138,

7.12-31: “LIGHT - Black, Gray & White”

This annual exhibition uses local scenes from land and sea to convey messages about life on earth while encouraging viewers to find the light.

Spanish Village Arts Center 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park 619.233.9050,

7.15-9.12: “Carole Feuerman: The Bathers”

Works by hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman will be on display, some created with such precise portrayal of their models that they include water droplets on the bodies of swimmers and wrinkles on the bottoms of feet.

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

7.26: “Murals of La Jolla”

Join a recurring guided walking tour (on the last Wednesday of each month) of murals in La Jolla to learn about the artists who created them, their inspiration and their other works. Just in case you can’t make the Wednesday tours, check out PACIFIC’s self-guided coastal mural tour here.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St., La Jolla 858.454.5872,

7.27-10.29: “We Are Here/Estamos Aqui

Artists use photography and video to share their experiences with, and discuss the impact of, crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, to Tijuana.

SDSU Downtown Gallery 725 W. Broadway, downtown 619.501.6370,

7.29-10.8: “A Time to Heal”

Artist Trinh Mai facilitated workshops with military veterans, helping them write letters to themselves about hardship and healing, and then incorporate those letters into “war wounds” artwork.

Oceanside Museum of Art 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 760.435.3720,