Art beat: April gallery + exhibit openings


Art exhibits on display in April around San Diego include the annual Body of Oceans, Art Alive, ArtFest 2019 and OMA Artist Alliance.

4.5-30: Dreamcatchers

Artist June Rubin’s watercolor visions and pinwheel technique combine in her interpretation of sacred, Ojibwe dreamcatchers.

June Rubin Studio/Gallery, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., No. 214, Liberty Station, 858.229.4571,

4.6: Renowned Romantic Realist: Liudmila Kondakova

Calling it her “kind of dream-like reality,” new, original works and limited-edition prints by artist Liudmila Kondakova celebrate the city of Paris through the clarity, light and attention to detail she brings to her work.

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.1122,

4.6-5.12: Convergence/Convergencia

Artists from San Diego and Tijuana “converge” their work in this exhibit, exploring different the ways in which perspectives can be seen and understood through sharing art.

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

4.11-14: Art Alive 2019

A spring tradition with interpretations of famous works of art created by almost 100 floral designers, Art Alive raises money for the museum with events like the Bloom Bash, flower crown workshop and garden activities.

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

4.12-7.14: Alfred Eisenstaedt: Life and Legacy

Joining some of the first photographers for Life magazine, National Medal of Arts recipient Alfred Eisenstaedt was known for using compact cameras to demonstrate everything from the domestic to recreation with ordinary people and celebrities.

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

4.13-14: ArtFest 2019

More than 20 local and regional artists present sculptures, paintings, glass work, pottery and gourd and fiber arts in the form of pieces for a home or garden. Plus, the art of Asian horticulture will be on display by the Ohara School of Ikebana.

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 760.632.0917,

4.27-7.7: OMA Artist Alliance / A Group Show

More than two dozen works of art were selected for this exhibition of work by an affiliate group of members in the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance, with special attention paid to selecting works that focused on human encounters with nature and each other.

Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., downtown, 619.696.1416,

Through 4.28: Body of Oceans

Mixed media artist Renee Bareno presents a collection of abstract, ocean-inspired work in this exhibition.

Fresh Paint Gallery, 1020-B Prospect St., La Jolla,