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Art beat: February gallery and exhibit openings

Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of February include Hearts on Fire, Doodles and Abstractions and Everything New. 

2.1-24: Hearts on Fire 2018

Love is in the air and in the works on display by local artists exploring the symbols and stories of love through their art.

Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330, 

hearts on fire

Artwork from Hearts on Fire.

(Courtesy photo)

2.2-25: The Crow Show 2018

The smart and social crow, which has been seen as both a sign of tragedy or bearer of good news, serves as the inspiration for this annual exhibition with artists offering their creative interpretations of the bird.

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

2.2: Doodles and Abstractions

Meet artist June Rubin during this opening reception and take a look at her mixed media art, from a watercolor and pen doodle to abstract watercolor on a paper towel.

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


doodles and abstractions

Artwork from Doodles and Abstractions.

(Courtesy photo)

2.2-4.1: California Women’s Clubs

From social gatherings and book clubs to political power and public policy, women’s clubs began during a time when women’s roles and opportunities were being restricted.

Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station, 619.233.7963,

Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

Digitized for “Picture This: California Perspectives on American History,” a project of the Oakland Museum of California Museum Technology Initiative for Educational Outreach IMLS Grant.

(Oakland Museum of California / Collection of the Oakland Museum)

2.10-3.3: 8 x 8 Squared: A Group Show Curated by Kelly Vivanco

More than a dozen artists create new, 8-by-8-inch paintings, curated by Escondido artist Kelly Vivanco.

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

8x8 squared

From 8 x 8 Squared: A Group Show Curated by Kelly Vivanco.

(Courtesy photo)

2.10: Liudmila Kondakova: The Art of Romance

This special exhibition showcases original paintings and limited edition prints — focused on old cobblestone buildings to bring out a sense of nostalgia and romance — along with an opportunity to meet the artist, Liudmila Kondakova.


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


From Liudmila Kondakova: The Art of Romance.

(Courtesy photo)

2.16-4.15: Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds

This video installation of the documentary Legacy of Heart Mountain is complemented by the works of Japanese-American artists and focuses on the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 102, Liberty Station

Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment

From Japanese Americans & the Impact of Internment: Modern Lens, Old Wounds.

(Courtesy photo)

2.17-3.17: Everything New

Get a look at new artwork by local artists, plus work that celebrates the Chinese New Year (the year of the dog).

Ashton Gallery, 4434 30th St., North Park, 619.894.9009, 


Unnamed artwork from Everything New exhibit.

(Courtesy photo)

2.17-3.30: Lori Cozen-Geller: Origins

The work of sculptor Lori Cozen-Geller is presented in this retrospective exhibition that looks at her career and minimalist approach.

Madison Gallery, 1055 Wall St., La Jolla, 858.459.0836,

Lori Cozen-Geller

The work of sculptor Lori Cozen-Geller.

(Courtesy photo)

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