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Weekend Preview: Dance, Music, And Arabian Horses

Outsider Art And Mainly Mozart

Above: Christopher Kardambikis working "Mundus Subterraneus," which is part of Heterotopia at UCSD.

Aired 5/31/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Valerie Scher, freelance arts journalist

Susan Myrland, freelance curator and arts project manager, and covers emerging art in San Diego and Tijuana

Transcript

This weekend you can see the beauty of the human body in motion with Eveoke Dance Theatre or the grace of Arabian horses at the Del Mar Fairgrounds plus much more.

Eveoke Dance Theatre a new production called "Break: Nine Ticks and a Boom," choreographed by Becky Hurt and Myriam Lucas, on Friday June 1 at the La Jolla Playhouse. The dance production employs an edgy mix of hip hop and spoken word. According to the website, the production "voices a collective desire to shatter the cycle of sexual and domestic violence passed down through generations." This is Eveoke Dance Theatre’s final production as the resident group at La Jolla Playhouse. Each year, the Playhouse selects a local arts organization to use one of the La Jolla Playhouse venues for two productions rent free. Eveoke Dance Theatre's "Break: Nine Ticks and a Boom" opens this Friday at 7:30pm at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre at the La Jolla Playhouse and runs through June 24.

The opening reception for the UCSD University Art Gallery and Visual Arts Department’s exhibition of “Heterotopia” begins Thursday May 31, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. The art exhibition features the work of 17 graduating MFA students. According to the show’s website, “Heterotopia”, a concept of Michel Foucault, are “socially-elaborated counter-sites, or places where the real sites within and between cultures are simultaneously represented, contested, and upended.” This underlying concept is reflected in the varied scope of this diverse group of artists, that make up the program’s graduating class. The art coming out of the program tends to be conceptual and should make for an intellectually stimulating experience. Many art lovers see the program as an artistic bright spot, keeping San Diego on the map in the art world.

Region One of the Arabian Horse Association is hosting the Annual All Arabian Region One Championship Horse Show starting on Thursday, May 31, at 8am and running through the weekend, at the San Diego County Fairgrounds in Del Mar. Top Arabian and Half-Arabian horses from all over will be on hand to compete for prize money and to qualify to compete at the U.S. National Championship show held this October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This event is family friendly and children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Region one of the AHA is hosting the Total Arabian Interaction & Learning Program (T.A.I.L.) during the show. T.A.I.L. is a free program offered to youth groups and families where by appointment, during the show, knowledgeable volunteers introduce the group to the wonderful Arabian horses. The horse show will feature Western, English, Jumping, Trail, Dressage, and Reining, just to name a few. Competitors will include youth riders, adult amateurs and professionals. Acclaimed artisans will offer art in every media. Also, apparel of every description will be available and collectors will find an assortment of horse-themed memorabilia. This show should provide fun for all age groups.

The art show, Inspire/Respond, opens Friday, June 1, 5 to 8 pm and runs through June 30 at Sophie's Gallery, located in the NTC at Liberty Station. Inspire/Respond is the result of a joint venture of artists from FIG (Feminist Image Group) and adults with developmental disabilities from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. FIG artists create visual and critical responses to artworks from the center. “Inspire/Respond” challenged the partners in this venture to expand artistic horizons and methods, honoring the traditions of outsider art. Artworks are displayed together in this thoughtful exhibition at Sophie’s Gallery. Here is Susan Myrland's story from U-T San Diego, and the San Diego Art Guide listing.

The 2012 Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra begins Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30pm. running through June 16. and will feature six concerts under the direction of renowned conductor, David Atherton. Five of the concerts will be performed at the newly restored Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego and one concert will debut at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn - even a wonderful rendition of “Peter and the Wolf”, will be played alongside Suzie Templeton’s award-winning animated film. This year’s festival presents the rare opportunity to hear Mozart’s infrequently performed Concerto for Flute and Harp. Even rarer, Mendelssohn’s unfinished Third Piano Concerto, played by one of the festival’s founding soloists, Anton Nel.

Opening Night of the Summer Salon Series starts Friday, June 1st from 5 to 9pm at the San Diego Museum of Art. The Museum will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers investigating the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information. This program provides the Museum an opportunity to present its version of the “salon,” a place for all those interested in art and culture to meet, discuss ideas, and engage with artistic performances. The Series presents projects, performances, talks, demonstrations, and workshops, most for one night only. Art enthusiasts and those looking for a fun experience can enjoy the Summer Salon Series on Friday nights through August 31.

Gallery Information:

Inspire/Respond

Sophie's Gallery & Gift Shop

NTC at Liberty Station

2825 Dewey Road (Building 202 on NTC map)

Opening reception Friday June 1, 5 pm to 8 pm

Exhibition continues through June 30

Gallery hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm to 4 pm

Heterotopia

UCSD University Art Gallery

West end of Mandeville Center, UCSD Campus

Opening reception Thursday May 31, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Exhibition continues through June 29

Gallery hours:

Tuesday and Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm

Wednesday and Friday: 11 am to 7:30 pm

Fresh Bred

Quint Contemporary Art

7547 Girard Avenue

Opening reception Saturday June 2, 6 pm to 8 pm

Exhibition continues through July 14 (and includes work from Mike Calway, one of the Heterotopia artists)

Gallery hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Summer Salon: "Beyond the Banner"

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado

Every Friday from June 1 to August 31, 5 pm to 9 pm

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