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Armando de la Torre: 'On the Blue Line'

Courtesy of the Athenaeum Art Center
Graphic for Armando de la Torre's "On the Blue Line" exhibition, opening Feb. 11, 2023.
Every week from February 11, 2023 until May 5, 2023.
Tuesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Athenaeum Art Center
The gallery is also open from 5-8 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for Barrio Art Crawl

February 11–May 5, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 5–8 p.m. (Barrio Art Crawl)

"On the Blue Line" is a site-specific installation created by artist Armando de la Torre. Using found objects, photography, and recycled cardboard and wood, de la Torre incorporates sound and video to explore common threads between his community of Barrio Logan, the gallery space, and his own life. "For forty years the Blue Line trolley has been the heart line for many commuting to school or work from the San Ysidro/Tijuana station to the Downtown station. Recently it was extended to UCSD/La Jolla, promising to connect people with opportunities for jobs, education, and healthcare," he describes. The Barrio Logan Blue Line station is walking distance from the Athenaeum Art Center. "The Blue Line is a framing device and a metaphor for people on a journey to a better place and I simply want to show that anyone can express themselves and tell a story using common materials available to everyone. It's a simple act that can be very empowering."

Related links:
Athenaeum Art Center on Instagram
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library on Instagram
Armando de la Torre on Instagram

Athenaeum Art Center

1955 Julian Ave.
San Diego, California 92113

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