Art beat: June gallery and exhibit openings


Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of June include Epic Tales from Ancient India, Maidy Morhous and Joyce Cutler Shaw.

6.3: 25 and Under Contest and Reception

Young artists (those 25 and under) submitted original artwork for a spot in the museum, and 25 finalists have their work on display. Now, patrons are invited to vote for their favorite piece during the reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd., downtown, 858.454.3541,

6.8: Kerry Hallam — Meet the Artist

This special exhibition features oil on canvas, nautical charts, signed graphics and an opportunity to meet the artist, impressionist Kerry Hallam.

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

6.9-7.8: Lore: New Works by Ivonne Carley

San Diego-based artist Ivonne Carley has taken her affinity for knives and applied it to her artwork, with her latest focus on silhouettes and paper-cutting. An opening reception takes place on June 9.

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St., La Jolla, 858.354.6294,

6.9-10: San Diego Potters’ Guild Spring Show & Sale

Members of the guild have a variety of handmade and functional pieces on display that demonstrate each artist’s craftsmanship, personal identity and aesthetics.

Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, 619.233.9050,

6.9-8.26: William L. Hawkins — An Imaginative Geography

More than 60 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artist William L. Hawkins will be on display, featuring a collection of landscapes, cityscapes, historical scenes, wild animals and mixed media in vibrant colors, collages and photographic reproductions.

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.239.0003,

6.9-9.3: Epic Tales from Ancient India

Based on the classical literature of India and South Asia, this exhibit features more than 90 works of art from the museum’s collection of Indian paintings, in five sections that include literary categories and represent the major schools of South Asian painting from the 16th to 19th centuries.

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

6.14: APA Presents: An Evening with Grant Brittain

Photographer Grant Brittain has been shooting skateboarding’s best athletes since 1979 when he started working at the Del Mar Skate Ranch, and went on to help found Transworld Skateboarding Magazine and The Skateboard Mag.

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

6.21: Italian Film Festival Presents: La Ragazza Del Mondo (Worldly Girl)

The museum presents its popular film series with this story about what happens when a Jehovah’s Witness falls in love with a “worldly person” and what it means to be worldly.

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

6.30-10.7: Maidy Morhous

Artist Maidy Morhous presents commonplace items as fine art with a pop theme to pull the viewer in while allowing them to disengage from the outside world, for a moment.

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

Through 9.2: Joyce Cutler Shaw

A renowned artist, the late Joyce Cutler-Shaw, created work that ranged from drawings and sculptures, to calligraphy and photography, while blurring the line between language and art.

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