Art beat: February gallery and exhibit openings

Art shows and museum exhibits opening this month around San Diego County include “Every Which Way,” “India and the Picturesque,” and “Ultimate Dinosaurs.”

2.3-26 “The Crow Show”

This annual show focuses on the meaning and symbolism of crows and ravens.

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

2.4-28 “Light & Sea”

Local artist Adrian Stewart attempts to capture the drama, light and mystery of the Pacific, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic in his watercolor and gouache paintings.

Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, 4186 Adams Ave., Kensington, 619.593.2205 or

2.4-5.29 “Prix Pictet: Disorder”

Twelve artists use photography to examine social and environmental issues - from mass production to the effects of war and natural disasters.

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.7559 or

2.10-28 “Strikes & Spares”

Artists inject whimsy into mosaic pieces, covering bowling pins with broken pottery, glass and ceramic tiles.

Sophie’s Art Gallery, 109 Rea Ave., El Cajon, 619.593.2205 or

2.10 “Miss Hokusai” (film)

This fictionalized account tells the life story of the daughter of Katsushika Hokusai, the famed artist whose work inspired the Japanese art of anime.

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

2.11-3.4 “Made You Look”

Artist Scott Rohlfs presents his acrylic paintings of women in moody atmospheres, with elements of pop culture.

Distinction Gallery, 317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.707.2770 or

2.11-4.9 “Every Which Way”

This installment of the annual series, featuring San Diego State University faculty members and students, explores movement with works in varying media. Pieces range from interactive and playful to sobering sociopolitical statements.

SDSU Downtown Gallery, 725 W. Broadway, downtown, 619.501.6370 or

2.11-5.21 “India and the Picturesque”

This exhibit spotlights 19th-century photographs of India’s people and landscapes, spotlighting a historic photographic legacy.

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.238.7559 or

2.11-3.26 “Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies”

This group exhibition unites emerging artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles in a show that emphasizes cultural dialogue.

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

2.18-4.2 “Pittura A Macchia

Pittura a Macchia (Italian for “patchy pictures”) features works that involve visible brushstrokes as a way to connect artists to their materials.

Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St., Suite 100, La Jolla, 858.459.0836 or

2.19-5.21 “Edge of the Ocean / A Group Show”

Paintings, sculptures and photographs portray artists’ interpretations of the San Diego coastline.

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

2.25-9.4 “Ultimate Dinosaurs”

Dinosaurs that evolved in South America, Africa and Madagascar - and unfamiliar to most North Americans - are brought to life as flesh-covered beasts with help from virtual reality.

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.3821,


Get artsy: February is Museum Month