San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Sculptural Exhibitions, Filipino Film, ArtWalk And Latin Chamber Music
Speaker 1: 00:00 If you've been staring at a big red and blue map of America all week, it's time to change the picture on this weekend preview, we have a few local arts and culture recommendations to feast your senses on. Instead joining me to discuss this weekend's arts events is KPBS arts editor, Julia Dixon Evans, and welcome Julia. Hi Marianne. Thanks for having me new work from artists. Tom Driscoll is now on view at ice gallery in Logan Heights. What can we find and how can we view it? Speaker 2: 00:31 Ice gallery it's in the bread and salt complex, and they recently opened this new exhibition with work by Driscoll. Who's a really established local artists and some of these works were made 15 years ago, but have never before been seen. And it also includes a brand new piece made with the gallery space in mind. It's not exactly site-specific, but it was definitely made for that really cavernous space and Driscoll himself. He studied with John Baldessari and Bob Matheeney at Southwestern college in the late sixties. And his works really architectural, like these massive pieces per shooting from a wall or large columns and really vivid shapes and colors. I just really love the way he works with a wall, which may seem obvious for an artist, but it's not. And this is also his first show. Since 2012, ice is open for COVID safe, viewings by appointment, and this place uses this model all the time. So don't be shy. And also the gallery has huge front windows. So you can view it through the windows from the sidewalk night or day, Speaker 1: 01:38 So you can check out Tom Driscoll's new exhibition at ice gallery. Now through mid December, next up is a live stream of chamber music from Latin composers. Tell us about what the camarada ensemble has been up to. Speaker 2: 01:52 Yeah, they've just launched their new season and most of it is virtual. And this first program required as Dallas Diaz features work by four different composers and it's for a fleet violin, Viola cello, piano, trumpet, bassoon, and percussion they're live streaming it tonight. It has worked by Andres Martine, Miguel Del like ULA plus a really classical string trio from early 20th century, Mexican composer, Manuel Ponce, who is known as the creator of the modern Mexican song. I'm pretty excited to hear more from contemporary composer, James M Stevenson's Mexican folk tale piece called mermaid of the volcano and that's for trumpet, cello and percussion. Here's a segment that they posted on Instagram from their rehearsals. Speaker 3: 02:59 [inaudible] Speaker 1: 03:13 That's James M Stevenson's mermaid of the volcano performed by Cammarata. You can catch the live stream of the full program. Tonight at six, the Bonita museum is presenting a multidisciplinary exhibition of Filipino stories and film called scenic wentto what's on this weekend. Speaker 2: 03:35 Yeah, so there's lots to love about this program. The curators, Emma Francisco and Benito Bautista worked with the local Filipino community in advance. They put together stories and they even gathered work clothes and fabrics from, um, from the community for some of these in-person exhibitions. And the whole thing focuses on the art of Filipino storytelling, particularly in film, it involves these multiple onsite installations at the Benita museum, but there's plenty of virtual options too. If you can't make it out, they kick things off this weekend with their opening night screening on Saturday, it's written and directed by Bautista called Harana the search for the lost art of serenade Harana is the word for the type of song performed from balconies or for potential matches? Yeah. Speaker 3: 04:28 Uh [inaudible] uh [inaudible] uh, Speaker 2: 05:14 And that's a clip from the trailer for the film. Herana, it's pretty magical. Look at music in the Philippines and this serenade art form that the filmmakers trying to preserve Speaker 1: 05:25 How Ronna this search for the lost art of serenade screens online Saturday at 5:30 PM to kick off the Bonita museums, scenic Quinto exhibition, and finally art walks return. Tell us about art walk at Liberty station this weekend. Speaker 2: 05:44 Yeah. So after a long break, they're the first of their kind to try this socially distance. COVID ready. Incarnation of an outdoor festival it's on Saturday and Sunday. It'll be a juried festival, um, showcasing about 150 artists from the region and across the border. You can find painting sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and so much more. And they're also auctioning off some of these really incredible custom painted guitars to benefit art reach, which is a local arts education program. Non-profit and don't forget your mask, or you can buy an extra one there. They have a commemorative design by artists, Jen dieron and don't forget an umbrella. Also, the organizers have said that it will be rain or shine. It costs $5 to get in, but kids 18 and under are free. Speaker 1: 06:37 Okay. Rain or shine. Art walk at Liberty station takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for more arts events or to sign up for our weekly arts newsletter, go to kpbs.org/arts. I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans. Julia. Thanks a lot. Speaker 2: 06:58 Thank you, Maureen. Have a good weekend.