Art Beat

By Sarah Pfledderer

9.19-2.21 "Made in America"
Mingei International Museum
1449 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.239.0003, mingei.org
From a rocking chair to a glass jar, this final installment of the 18-month-long "American Icons" series displays artwork representing all 50 U.S. states.

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9/1-26: "deliberate distortions: jazz in today's art"

The Studio Door
3750 30th St., North Park
619.255.4920, thestudiodoor.com
This group exhibition presents the sights and sounds of jazz through visual and audio arts.

9/4-1/3: "Paper Pattern Story" by Bhavna Mehta
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside
760.435.3720, oma-online.org
Using a knife as her brush and cut paper as her medium, artist Bhavna Mehta recounts a series of workshops she held earlier this year.

9/5-27: "Everything Flowers" by Isaias Crow
TPG2
1475 University Ave., Hillcrest
858.354.6294, TPG2.net
Isaias Crow uses layered lines, bold shapes and powerful colors to portray positivity in his abstract paintings.

9/11-10/31: Max Ernst Greis
Lux Art Institute
1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas
760.436.6611, luxartinstitute.org
Using materials he gathered while voyaging from New York to California, Max Ernst Greis constructed a video landscape portraying nature in a post-industrial world.

9/12-10/3: "As The Moon Draws Water" by Jon Jaylo
ArtHatch
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
760.781.5779, arthatch.org
Artist Jon Jaylo presents his new, dreamlike paintings, which channel contemporary surrealism.

9/18-10/14: Photo Auction 2015
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA )
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.238.7559, mopa.org
More than 50 photographers' vintage and contemporary prints hit the block in conjunction with MOPA's annual live and silent auctions to fund the museum's exhibitions and education programs.

9/19-1/11: "Butterflies and Insects"
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.3821, sdnhm.org
Some of nature's smallest creatures take the spotlight in 70 images captured by 24 award-winning wildlife photographers.

9/26-10/16: "Point of View" by Alison Haley Paul
Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
7946 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla
858.551.2010, contemporaryfineartsgallery.com
Alison Haley Paul showcases her perception of nature's colors and textures in an assortment of contemporary landscape and seascape paintings.

9/26-10/25: "Read the Vine Print"
San Diego Cellars
2215 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy
619.269.9463, artbykami.com
San Diego artists prove they have green thumbs in this display of plant-themed artwork.

9/26-11/29: "One Cannot Look: Graphic Wars"
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
858.454.3541, mcasd.org
MCASD and University of San Diego contribute prints from Rafael Canogar and Francisco de Goya, respectively, to draw attention to the traumas of war.

9/26-1/10: "San Diego Collects"
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St., La Jolla
858.454.3541, mcasd.org
See works owned by many of San Diego's private art collectors.

9/26-2/7: "The Art of Music"
The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.7931, sdmart.org
Celebrating the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, when music played throughout Balboa Park for 365 consecutive days, this exhibit comprises more than 150 pieces of art.

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