By Amy T. Granite
9/13-3/15: "In The Realm of Nature"
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
Contemporary craft trailblazers Kay Sekimachi and her late husband Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) created a masterful body of work in their 50 years together. Sekimachi is known for her delicate woven work, and Stocksdale is considered the father of American woodturning. This show marks the first time his furniture will be on display.
lI†I£s" By Eyegato
3776 30th St., North Park
Bay Area artist £¥£G
†O (Eyegato) describes his work as being influenced by the powers of the universe, particularly those stemming from yin and yang. Search for answers in his mixed-media paintings, composed of found and recycled objects, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the September 13 opening reception.
9/13: "Monster Drawing Rally"
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
Low Gallery and the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) present a night of interactive art, where 100-plus artists will create live in one room. All pieces will be on sale for $60. Admission is $5 and benefits future SDAI programming.
9/13-11/22: "Her" By Marjorie Salvaterra
JDC Fine Art
2400 Kettner Blvd., #208, Little Italy
Women's roles are examined through the dark, yet comedic lens of Los Angeles-based photographer Marjorie Salvaterra, whose dramatic, surreal images are also available in book form. The opening night reception features a book signing from 6 to 8 p.m.
9/13-10/13: "Basura Social Presents: La Segunda"
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave., Logan Heights
619.269.8735, facebook.com/ la.bodega.1
A group of San Diego artists including Ricardo Islas, Chickle, Optimus Volts and EZ Rock will show new works at this show. Admission is free, and there will be live music at the opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m.
9/20-10/30: "Incorporeal Views" By Celeste Byers
2903 El Cajon Blvd., North Park
Fascinated by what she describes as the "mind's eye view," Celeste Byers is offering a peek into her surreal realm. "Incorporeal Views" encompasses 25 illustrations stemming the artist's recent experiences with environmental activism. Meet Byers at the opening reception, September 20, 6 to 10 p.m.
9/20-1/4: "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting"
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
San Diego is the first stop for Whitten's 60-canvas retrospective, a national tour of his work spanning from the 1960s to present. The American abstract artist is known for his innovative studio practice wherein he explores the possibilities of paint, materials and inspiration.
9/26: "Serious and Love London Graffiti"
Rooftop 600 at Andaz
600 F St., Gaslamp
Check out and purchase urban-inspired works by london, Ibiza and Barcelona-based graffiti artists. The opening reception features live music beginning at 6 p.m.