San Diego Weekend Art Events: Holly Hofmann, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, Adrien Couvrat, Julia Alvarez And T.Jay Santa Ana
Speaker 1: 00:00 On our weekend preview, we can find some French contemporary art live streamed, jazz flute. Join a conversation with writer, Julia Alvarez, and even attend an art opening in San Ysidro with a live band. Joining me with all the details is KPBS arts editor, Julia Dixon Evans, and welcome Julia. Speaker 2: 00:21 Hi Maureen. Thanks for having me Speaker 1: 00:23 First up French painter, Adrian Cobra has new work at Quint one. Tell us how we can view it. Cobra. Speaker 2: 00:30 It's this youngish contemporary artists living in Paris, and this is actually his first solo exhibition in the United States. He's known for these shimmering color pieces that seem to transform as you move around them. It's really gesture heavy, like the use of brushstrokes to add texture, to create this illusion of movement and velocity. And this particular piece is called partition. It has 21 individual panels they're arranged in a grid and each one seems to have a life of its own. Definitely make an appointment to see it so that you can get up close and see it from all angles. Quint one's open for appointment viewings. They're open Tuesdays through Saturdays and Quinn one, which is a satellite gallery is also just a block away from quince brand new location. And I recommend making an appointment to see both galleries in one go. The Alfredo Yar exhibition at the main gallery closes in just one week. Speaker 1: 01:25 Okay. Adrian [inaudible] partition installation opens today at Quint one in LA Jolla. It will be up through May 15th. There's a live stream jazz show honoring the music of San Diego and Holly Hoffman. What can we expect? Julia Speaker 2: 01:41 Is the anthology series, which is hosted by Gilbert kassianos and electric Louie land, which is Louis balanced is popular streaming platform out of the avant garde music company in Chula Vista. Here's the Townsville. When I spoke to him earlier this year about this project, Speaker 3: 01:58 You know, so we've been doing just different shows and I've even been able to team up with, uh, with Gilbert Casianos. He did his, his comeback show on the stream. He reached out to me. He really liked it. Now he's doing an anthology series, which is like featuring a different jazz grades from the past present and future. Uh, in April, it's going to be the music of Holly Hoffman featuring her. So that's going to be great. Speaker 2: 02:19 And Holly Hoffman is a, is a jazz flute player. And she's been on the scene for decades, just a really steadfast performer, recording artists and collaborators. So it's really great to see her getting honored by her peers. They'll dig into her whole catalog. I've seen the other anthology series shows and they really do take the time to honor the entire catalog. And it's the Gilbert kassianos Holly Hoffman quintet. So she'll also be performing with them. And here is a track called flue Topia, which I have to say is Speaker 1: 02:53 Amazing name That San Diego, jazz flutist, Holly Hoffman and her work will be performed on Saturday at 7:00 PM. Live streamed on the electric Louie land, YouTube or Twitch channel in literature, Dominican Republic writer, Julia Alvarez, joins art produce for a discussion on poetry. How can we tune into that? Speaker 2: 03:37 Yeah. So this is part of art produce galleries poet in residence program. They have Catherine can Navy, who is a local writer, educator and cultural worker, and she's spent the last month or so hosting public workshops and poetry soapbox sessions on the theme of cartography of a community. Canadian also worked with Julia Alvarez about a decade ago when evoke dance theater adapted her book in the time of the butterflies into a choreographed dance production. They toured in the Dominican Republic with Alvarez herself, and most people don't know her for poetry, but she's a beautiful poet. And she recently published poetry about the pandemic Alvarez will be joining a virtual discussion on zoom on Saturday morning, open to the public, and the law says spend some time taking audience questions, Speaker 1: 04:26 Produces poetry conversation with Julia Alvarez will take place Saturday at 10:00 AM online and in San Ysidro, there's an art opening with some live music. Tell us about black box gallery. Speaker 2: 04:40 Yeah. So this is a relatively new, small indie art space in Santa CDO. And they're opening a new solo show of works by Filipino American artists, TJ Santa Ana. I really like what I've seen of Santa Ana's work. He came to visual art from graphic design and digital stuff, and still doesn't shy away from using digital art, but he's combining some mural full wall pieces with, with these really distinct, fresh stroke, swirls and details, as well as canvases and drawings. There's also a reception Saturday night with a life set by Ruby clouds, which is a sibling duo band out of Tijuana and Santa. See Joe, and they've just put out new music this summer. Here's MI Corazon DBU, Scott Speaker 4: 05:48 [inaudible]. Speaker 2: 05:49 If you're ready to go out and be in a somewhat intimate venue for some live music, here's your chance. Otherwise the exhibition will be on view through May 3rd and tickets for Saturday's event are available in advance, but they're just five bucks. Speaker 1: 06:04 TJ sent to Anna's opening reception with a performance by Ruby clouds takes place Saturday at 7:00 PM. Now for details on these and more events or to sign up for Julia's weekly KPBS arts newsletter go to kpbs.org/arts. And I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor and producer Julia Dixon Evans. Julia, thank you. Speaker 2: 06:29 Thanks Maureen. Have a good weekend.