Art beat: July gallery and exhibit openings


Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of July include Majestic Trees, Janelle Maas, Creamsicle and Carolyn Brann.

7.6: Majestic Trees

Inspired by the love of her favorite trees, artist June Rubin creates varying forms of the towering plants with jewels or glitter, or painted a deep purple or saturated blue.

June Rubin Studio/Gallery, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 214, Barracks 19, Liberty Station, 858.229.4571,

7.6-29: GLAZE: Conversations in Clay and Paint

A ceramic artist and a painter meet and quickly respond to each other’s work, resulting in this dual show featuring the work of Pierre Bounaud and Kathleen Kane-Murrell.

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

7.6-9.2: Women of Pride

An exploration of the women of the LGBT movement from the 1960s to the 1990s and the community and successes that developed in spite of the struggles.

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

7.14-8.4: ArtHatch Studio Artists: A Group Show

The work of 45 local artists who display their art in ArtHatch — which provides free, monthly public art receptions to connect art lovers with artists — will be part of this exhibition, including the creations of the teen artists in the program.

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

7.14-8.26: The American Watercolor Society 151st Traveling Exhibition & Local Color

A selection of artists from among thousands of entries is included in this national traveling exhibition, including the works of 10 local member artists from the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.

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

7.21: Janelle Maas

The work of photographer Janelle Maas is featured at this reception for the artist in Liberty Station.

MK Envision Galleries, 2710 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 101, Liberty Station, 619.516.8186,

7.23-9.30: Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action

A demonstration of how effective nonviolence can be in building justice and overcoming oppression, told through the stories of the people who’ve confronted various injustices over the last 100 years.

New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 102, Liberty Station, 619.756.7707,

7.28-12.2: Fred Tomaselli

A range of artist Fred Tomaselli’s works, from 1990 to the present, will be on display to show how his experience of looking outside of the art world for inspiration continues to inform his work.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720,

Through July 7: Creamsicle

In this celebration of summer, the featured artists created original works that either featured the color cream or focused on the joy of San Diego in the summer.

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

Through July 31: Carolyn Brann

Artist Carolyn Brann is “interested in the place where art, music, nature, and human behavior meet,” and a selected series of her abstract paintings are on display through the end of this month to convey that interest.

Monarch Arredon Contemporary Art, 862 Prospect St., Ste. A, La Jolla, 858.454.1231,