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Art Beat

By Michael Benninger


11/15 -1/10: Ann Weber
Lux Art Institute

1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas760.436.6611,

After moving into a new home and finding her world overrun with cardboard boxes, artist Ann Weber grabbed a stapler and a blade to create these corrugated masterpieces and sizable sculptures.

11/1-2/15: Neil Shigley: Invisible People
Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside

Local artist Neil Shigley presents a collection of large-scale canvases that shine a light on San Diego’s homeless population, capturing the beauty and burdens of life in the city’s streets.

11/4-12/6: A Few Small Nips: A Tribute to Frida Kahlo
ArtHatch/Distinction Gallery
317 E Grand Ave., Escondido

This group exhibition comprises works of art inspired by and/or created in homage to the late, legendary and liquor-loving Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, famous for her vividly hued self-portraits.

11/6-9: ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Show
Balboa Park Activity Center

2145 Park Blvd., Balboa Park

Having become one of Southern California’s foremost cultural attractions, San Diego’s contemporary fine art fair returns for its sixth year, showcasing dozens of galleries and scores of artists from around the globe.

11/8: Beer Feelings by Alexander Barrett
Gym Standard
2903 El Cajon Blvd. #2, North Park

This successor to last year’s similarly titled show (also held during San Diego Beer Week) features a fresh assortment of Alexander Barrett’s beer-centric drawings, which provide viewers with a series of excuses to crack a can and take a swig.


11/8-12/7: Assembly Line Collective
Thumbprint Gallery

920 Kline St., La Jolla

International graffiti artists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, sculptors, painters and other artsy types collaborate in highlighting their latest works at this group show in La Jolla.

11/21-12/31: Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss
San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Ste. 3, Balboa Park

Explore early illustrations by beloved children’s author and San Diego resident Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, in this interactive exhibit that includes artistic elements from Balboa Park’s 2015 centennial celebration.

11/22-3/8: NAKED: 20th Century Nudes from the Dijkstra Collection
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside

View the bare human body as interpreted by some of the 20th century’s most prolific painters and photographers in this exhibition focusing on the female form and punctuated by a dose of denuded dudes.