February Art Shows

2.4-28: "Around the World: The Story of U.N. Women"
Women's Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station
619.233.7963, womensmuseumca.org
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, this exhibit honors female figures who helped grow (and grew with) the women's movement worldwide.

 

2.6: "Hands Down"
TPG2
1475 University Ave., Hillcrest
858.354.6294, tpg2.net
A group of Los Angeles artists demonstrate artistic prowess in a variety of disciplines. Pictured here is imagery from photojournalist Phil Moore.

 

2.6-4.2: "Slinkys" by Tara Donovan
Quint Gallery
7547 Girard Ave., La Jolla
858.454.3409, quintgallery.com
With a knack for morphing everyday objects into art, New York-based artist Tara Donovan presents her latest works, including sculptures crafted solely from Slinkys.

 

2.6-7.10: "Asafo Flags from Ghana"
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.239.0003, mingei.org
See 37 flags that once flew as representations of rivalry between military organizations known as Asafo in Ghana, but which now commemorate peaceful, ceremonial occasions in the West African country.

 

2.10-29: "Heart Collection" 
Mike Hess Brewing
3812 Grim Ave., North Park
619.255.7136, artbykami.com
Local artists, including Michelle Romero, Annie Hardy and Chris Farrington, capture the pulse of the San Diego scene with this showcase of paintings created from the heart.

2/11-2/13/2018: "Art of the Open Air"
The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
619.232.7931, sdmart.org
Internationally significant sculptures from Joan Miro?, Auguste Rodin, Tony Rosenthal and other prominent artists fill Balboa Park's outdoor Plaza de Panama, where visitors can see these important works for free.

 

2.13-3.5: "Nature / Nurture" by Michael Aaron Williams
Distinction Gallery
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
760.707.2770, distinctionart.com
A Tennessee-based artist presents paintings made by smearing coffee and ink onto ledger paper, an allusion to the fragility of life, purity and culture.

 

2.20-4.16: William Newport Goodell
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
858.454.5872, ljathenaeum.org
This exhibit, to be held concurrently (2/6-5/22) at Wisteria Cottage, portrays the life of William Newport Goodell through the artist's portraitures and landscapes, which were inspired by his wartime service.

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