“Friday Night Liberty”
FREE Open Artist Studios,
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday - Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106
Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station's Arts & Cultural District. Free parking. Free Admission. The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.
The Next Friday Night Liberty is March 7th!
Friday Night Liberty-Spring Forward with the Arts!
Building 175: Dance Place San Diego
Malashock Dance — Presents a sneak peak at new work from their upcoming collaboration with Art of Élan entitled LIFEBLOOD HARMONY. This evening of original choreography will be set to music by three of today’s most exciting and appealing composers, David Bruce, Judd Greenstein, and Osvaldo Golijov. LIFEBLOOD HARMONY reflects our ability to remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming adversity and, more astonishingly, that the darkest moments often lead to the greatest creative leaps.
Art of Élan aims to energize audiences and bringing back the excitement to classical music. Their unique collaborations and venues are creating a new generation of classical music lovers. Exclusive FNL Preview! Performances at 6pm and 7pm!
Building 201: Solare Ristorante and Galleries
- Expressive Arts Institute— Inequality For All, Robert Reich's award winning film about the widening income inequality in the United States. Doors open at 5:30. Screening starts at 6:00. Discussion to follow.
Solare Ristorante — Authentic Italian cuisine and oven-fired pizza made using fresh local and organic ingredients. Extensive list of wines, craft beers and craft cocktails. Outdoor patios, wine cellar dining, kitchen-side dining.
- Pachis — It Takes a Village Children are taught the importance and truth behind the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child". They begin by designing their "village", and then we discuss who takes care of them, who loves them and which are the places where they feel safe and happy. These are the questions that guide children to design the village they believe it would take to raise each and every one of them.
The Gallery Building 202
San Diego Watercolor Society —Features some of the best watercolor artists in the region in a show juried by Nancy Oleksa with the theme Creative Madness.
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles — Hosts three separate exhibitions: Coast to Coast- combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers from southern California. Marshland Reflections by Barbara Lee Smith a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric; and Saxy Music by Jan Hayman (pictured right) featuring Jazz Quilts is a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego who have interpreted the theme.
|Saxey Music, Jan Hayman|
Visions Art Museum Contemporary Quilts + Textiles- Building 202
Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea
|Critter, Sheri Fox|
Ballast Point Gallery- Barracks 14
Also in Barracks 14: Guitars in the Classroom, San Diego Habitat Conservancy, Energy Coalition, Market Street Group
Anneville Studio — See a working jewelry studio - hammers, anvils and torches! Learn about private jewelry classes and custom mokume-gane wedding rings. Great gifts for the holidays - unique, handmade sterling silver and mokume-gane jewelry. Meet the Artist!
The Art of Tesa — Tesa works primarily in oils, painting realistic landscapes and abstracts that bring in the elements of the earth. Her landscapes are vibrant; they encompass rich colors bringing depth and emotion into each painting. Her abstracts bring elements of the earth into her paintings such as sea shells and semi precious stones. Meet the Artist!
Cindy Parsley Studio, Earth n Spice Gallery — Visit Earth n Spice Gallery, for a burst of fun, color and light. Cindy expresses new growth—and the abundant colors of spring—through her acrylic paintings. This month features her tribute to the new season: Garden Play. Delight in the excitement of a world that might otherwise be missed. Meet the Artist!
FlightPath Press — Chelsea Herman, artist and proprietor of FlightPath Press, specializes in fine press, limited edition artist's books. Meet the Artist!
Jeweliany Jewelry — Jeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Meet the Artist!
Laurie Kmen Studio — What inspires you? Take part in creating this Community Art Project with mixed media artist Laurie Kmen, and share what inspires you. Then receive a FREE printable download of the finished artwork! Look for us set up in the foyer of Barracks 15. Meet the Artist!
Ron's Shop— Exhibits an array of marquetry designs made by hand in his studio using the chevalet de marqueterie, a tool developed in Paris workshops in the mid-18th century. The chevalet allows for extremely precise and delicate cutting of veneers utilizing a saw blade that is about a tenth of a millimeter wide. Stop by for a demonstration! Meet the Artist!
Emily L. Halpern — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer's own imagination — Emily Halpern Meet the Artist!
Yellow Book Road — Welcome spring with picture books to get kids outdoors and into the garden. Acclaimed picture book authors Cindy Jenson-Elliott, author of the new book Weeds Find a Way, Edith Hope Fine, author of Water, Weed, and Wait, and Lori Mitchel, author/illustrator of Holly Bloom's Garden will sign books and offer garden-based activities for families.
Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose Studios, Outside the Lens
Antonio Bandini —Come meet Antonio in Studio 213, view his Exhibit Arte Toscana and toast to the opening of his new Studio & Gallery!
Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Infiltrating Iconographies — Mixed media works by Irma Sofia Poeter using textiles in the elaboration of her paintings, sculptures and installations that visually and sensually communicate the human experience.
- Paul Dean Studio/Gallery— A member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Paul paints in a variety of styles vibrant vignettes, using small bands of a micro landscape, his work colors crisp white paper with dreamlike visions. Visit Paul in Studio 209 and take home an original, a print or commission a personalized version
Women's Museum of California —March is WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH! Celebrate the history and accomplishments of women. CURRENT EXHIBITS: Women Trailblazers of California - book and exhibit which explores the women who helped build the State of California; Suffrage March Toward Empowerment - the First Wave of Feminism that won women the right to vote in the early 1900s; Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave - a Celebration of Black Women in history and today. Visit the unique woman-focused Library upstairs and get a glimpse into the museum’s archives. A fine place to discuss current women's issues.
Also at Barracks 16: Boys & Girls Foundation, Melissa Biador Photography, NVWAA, Women's Museum of California
Atelier de Voyages — We’ve moved from Barracks 15! Visit artist and jewelry designer, Adele Richert, in Studio 202. New jewelry will be on display and for sale, maybe a new painting or two! Meet the Artist!
Bravo School of Art — Offers art classes for beginners or experienced adults and children. See free instructor's art demonstrations. Enjoy class registration specials.
Toucan, June Rubin
June Rubin Studio/Gallery- Barracks 19
June Rubin Studio/Gallery — Collage and More see how delightful scraps of paper and fabric transform into whimsical original Rubin collages of birds, animals and portraits. Light refreshments.Meet the Artist!
La Onda Arte Latino — To coincide with the 2014 San Diego Latino Film Festival, La Onda Arte Latino will be featuring Artist Jimmy Carbo from Rosarito, this years Festival poster winner, and 4 other artists featured at the festival. Jimmy’s represents the Films, Music, Art, Entertainment and Community that make up the Festival. Exhibit will be up from March through April.
M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — Many Shades of Green, Artwork by Peggy Fischbeck. Florals by Pam Robinson, Petals on the Point. Make Your Mark for Art - in studio community painting. Meet the Artist!
M. Straub Studio/Gallery — All Things Green, A celebration of botanical proportions! See new works in oil and pastel. Preview Monique's latest pieces at: www.moniquestraub.com. Meet the Artist!
Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin Winger. Meet the Artist!
Portraits for All —March is for St. Patrick and everybody loves a portrait ! Each painting by fine artist Nancy Tokos begins with a unique charcoal & pencil sketch, refining the details to resolve all details for a great likeness. The sketch can be either signed and framed or it can be the foundation for your oil painting. Military discount 25% in March. Gift certificates available.Meet the Artist!
- Chi Chocolat — Stop by for a great selection of artisan chocolate made onsite— the perfect compliment to any romantic meal! Watch for the opening soon of our new expanded café!
Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios
Also at Barracks 19 :Melissalu Photography, Pantaleoni Photography, Swann Soirees
Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!
Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios
|Casa Valencia Galeria Baja-Barracks 16|
Friday Night Liberty Annual Sponsors:
Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by Bank of America, The Irving Group, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the County of San Diego and The Heller Foundation of San Diego
Next Friday Night Liberty – March 7th