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Inaugural 'C You Saturday': Edra Soto, Narsiso Martinez, Art of Elan

Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 4 PM to 8 PM
ICA San Diego / North
Food/drink available for purchase; RSVP recommended

From the museum:
ICA San Diego is thrilled to announce our inaugural monthly C You Saturday! events.

Beginning this March, on the third Saturday of every month, a brand-new event series will bring together cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions, performances, family-friendly activities, artist conversations, music, and more, to celebrate contemporary art with the San Diego County creative community.

In celebration of our new exhibitions, Edra Soto: Graft and Narsiso Martínez: Rethinking Essential, we invite our community to gather and grow; chill out or be challenged in a space for enjoyment, exchange, and open dialogue.

ICA San Diego is excited to be working with Art of Elan on a season of programming that is based on ICA’s Artist-in-Residence program. Each Artist-in-Residence will work closely with the musicians of Art of Elan to develop experiences that are motivated by themes in the artists’ work.

Are you an ICA Member? You’ll receive a complimentary Members Only Preview with artist Narsiso Martínez and Executive Director, Andrew Utt starting at 3:30 pm and two free drink vouchers. Become a member here.

Schedule for March 18:
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Members Only Preview of Narsiso Martínez’s exhibition

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Edra Soto: Graft and Narsiso Martínez: Rethinking Essential open to public.
– Food for Purchase: By Flavor Lab. A conscious, plant-based test kitchen.
– Cash Bar: Sundrop Coffee & Humboldt Distillery wine and spirits. Members receive two free drink vouchers.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Printmaking with your Family!
In conversation with Edra Soto’s exhibition, create your own print inspired by the geometrically-patterned rejas (wrought-iron gates) and quiebrasoles (decorative concrete breeze blocks) found around many Puerto Rican homes.

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Art of Elan Performance
Art of Elan, in collaboration with ICA San Diego, explores music as an entry point into the world of visual art in response to Edra Soto’s exhibition Graft.

Art of Elan’s performance takes us on a journey: from the timeless music of J. S. Bach that can be found in almost every corner of the world to the vibrant sounds of composers Marco Granados, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Angelica Negrón, whose compositions all explore the intricacies of cross-cultural identities.

This immersive, multisensory, and dynamic experience provides a unique perspective of how diasporic communities shape identities in new places.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Conversation with Artist-in-Residence Edra Soto
5:30 pm | Q&A
Edra Soto talks with Associate Curator, Guusje Sanders, about her exhibition, Graft.

In this ongoing sculptural project, Soto examines the role of architecture in the construction of Puerto Rican national identity, and how the transplantation of familiar architecture abroad can reflect the experience of Puerto Rican immigrants as they navigate the diaspora. A short Q&A session will follow.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Tour of Narsiso Martínez: Rethinking Essential *Space limited
Artist Narsiso Martínez and Executive Director, Andrew Utt, take us through the gallery to get an inside look at Martinez’s exhibition Rethinking Essential.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | After Party!
The music continues, join us for a dance party with Nelson Cuberli – Dj & Producer and founder of the Magic House.

Related links:
ICA San Diego on Instagram
Art of Elan on Instagram

ICA San Diego / North

1550 S El Camino Real
Encinitas, California 92024

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.