San Diego Weekend Arts Gatherings: Artwork That Reframes American Independence

For the July 4th weekend, a mini artwork tour of exhibitions by Javier Arreguin Villegas, Kim Sweeney, Andrew Alcasid, and the team show ‘And We Will Sing In The Tall Grass Again’

Javier Arreguin Villegas'

Credit rating: Courtesy of The Hill Avenue Place Club

Earlier mentioned: Javier Arreguin Villegas’ “Protegiendo La Infancia (2021), a xylography reduction print, is on watch at the Hill Road State Club now by way of Aug. 20, 2021.

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For the 4th of July weekend, we introduced in cultural strategist and arts specialist Andrea “Angie” Chandler to aid us place together a mini, regional art tour. Four exhibitions of visible artwork every single advise a broader see of who we look at American and what it means to have a connection with the land.

The picks function new is effective on look at now by Javier Arreguin Villegas, Kim Sweeney, Andrew Alcasid, and the group exhibition “And We Will Sing In The Tall Grass Once again.”

Javier Arreguin Villegas: ‘Anticuado’

Visible Artwork

“We are seeking — with this show and a several other folks — at the numerous methods that Us residents from distinct backgrounds link to the actual physical land in this article and what that sophisticated experience is like,” Chandler explained.

“And that sensation really arrives across in Javier’s operate. He is using natural and organic products like wooden and pretty normal objects to notify these stories about how he is discovering masculinity, how he’s connecting to the females in his daily life, and he is working with shades and lines that would glance genuinely easy on a fast look. But as you appear into the tale he is telling, you are definitely, definitely taken in by the function.”

The exhibition is on look at at The Hill Street Nation Club, featuring a wide range of new performs, a great deal of it established this year. Arreguin Villegas functions with woodcut prints, textiles and other mixed media formats to create bold pictures that dig into his id and relationships.

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“It is quite lovely to see in man or woman. And his romance to America and its values is truly tested as an artist producing perform. It’s incredibly 2021, extremely considerably the practical experience we’re all acquiring,” Chandler stated.

Details: On look at now as a result of Aug. 20, 2021 by appointment, Tuesdays by means of Saturdays. 530 S Coastline Hwy, Oceanside. Totally free.

Preserve The Day: ‘High Tea’

Audio, Visual Artwork, Food stuff

The Hill Street Place Club and Club Boutika’s fundraising gala next weekend will feature performances by Thee Sacred Souls, Irenie, T. Rexico, Chulita Vinyl Club, H/lf and The Renters, with food and refreshments.

The live performance and tea will acquire spot at Goat Hill Park in Oceanside.

“For the last nine decades, they’ve employed their gallery place to advocate for social justice and equality extensive before it was trending. And they definitely wanted to be thoughtful about how they confirmed up in the fundraising room. They’re making use of [Arreguin Villegas’] exhibit and the opportunity to hold place for other artists, primarily San Diego’s very own Thee Sacred Souls, which experienced a important, main splash on to the tunes scene in 2020, to kind of give all of these artists a larger platform and then to also increase resources,” Chandler claimed.

“They’re signing up for up with a collective identified as Club Boutika, which is a culinary and craft established of gals doing the job alongside one another. And they’re applying a mutual aid strategy, which is also a little something we saw a large amount of nonprofits and tiny collectives use in 2020 to raise cash by keeping up a ton of unique challenges at after. So they’re sticking really near to their mission and how they have operated there in Oceanside to convey the larger sized San Diego neighborhood of artists and musicians alongside one another and outdoor.”

Specifics: Sunday, July 11 at 4 p.m. 2323 Goat Hill Dr., Oceanside. Donation/ticket amounts fluctuate, $-250.

Kim Sweeney: Neighborhood Potluck And Closing Reception Of ‘Cash Only’

Visible Art, Foods

Artist Kim Sweeney is in residence at Art Develop in North Park, and will near out her exhibition, “Cash Only” with a absolutely free neighborhood potluck Friday.

Sweeney’s function is educated by foods, intergenerational memory and her id as a 2nd generation Cambodian-American. I 1st observed her get the job done in the Domestic Geographies exhibition at The Entrance, a person painting identified as “Fish Loop Soup,” which wonderfully and absurdly confirmed how her American childhood coexisted with family memory.

“As we appear at easing our way again into communal encounters, this sort of local community potluck in a nontraditional house feels like a good way to get back into that,” Chandler explained. “And this weekend is all about gathering with food, and communities of color have often observed genuinely appealing ways to do that. So I’m seeking ahead to feeding on some yummy issues and seeing her new get the job done.”

Details: Friday, July 2, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. 3139 College Ave., North Park. Cost-free.

Andrew Alcasid: ‘Flowers And Fields’

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Art Electricity Equity will open up the second exhibition in the course of their curating residency at J. Walcher Communications, a Victorian residence-turned-place of work in Sherman Heights. You will find an opening reception and artist discuss Saturday afternoon.

“In this present exhibit with Andrew Alcasid, what we’re viewing are his genuinely big scale performs staying shrunk down. So they’re smaller sized, but they’re these types of rigorous hues and discussions. And that is sort of what Artwork Energy Equity is like at their foundation. They are seeking to give a platform to artists of shade and other artists to have folks look at their function in a distinctive way, to have their do the job be in a area where maybe they would not have been observed just before,” Chandler reported. “The viewers will get a opportunity to be actually up close with this perform.”

Details: Artist talk at 3:30 p.m. and a community opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, or by appointment through July 25. 1940 Industry St., Sherman Heights. No cost.

‘And We Will Sing Once more In The Tall Grass’

Visible Art, Film

Go through our KPBS characteristic on this new team exhibition at The Front Arte and Cultura in San Ysidro to discover extra. The exhibition will be on view through gallery hrs from Tuesday as a result of Saturday beginning July 6.

It is about an imagined long term with no boundaries or colonial constructs like gender.

“[The works] are looking at the ways that artists of shade have operated outside of standard artwork pathways. July is Pride in San Diego. And I feel the title of the show tells us that we are likely write-up-gender and this discussion about the intersection of nonconforming gender identities as properly as artists of coloration, it really is one particular at the forefront of the American artwork conversation proper now,” Chandler said.

“And as The united states turns 245 this coming weekend, it really is actually however figuring out how we exist and how a lot of identities demonstrate up — racially, class-sensible gender. So I imagine what is taking place in San Ysidro is likely to be really on stage with what we are discovering this 7 days and on the lookout ahead to it.”

Aspects: On check out during gallery several hours or by appointment, Tuesday by way of Saturday, July 6 via September 1. 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro. Totally free.

For much more arts functions, take a look at the KPBS/Arts calendar, and sign up for the weekly KPBS/Arts newsletter. You can learn much more about Andrea Chandler’s Lifestyle Mapping job in this article.

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