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Friday Night Liberty- May 2nd- Spring Fever

Building 175: Dance Place San Diego

Tanget for Tere O'Connor
Lynn Schuette
Building 175- Dance Place San Diego

Mandell Weiss Gallery Renowned San Diego Artist Lynn Schuette presents Body Paint: New and Selected Works Informed by the Human Figure and Dance. Opening Reception is from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Building 176: White Box Live Arts

San Diego Dance Theater Performs new and favorite repertory in the White Box Live Arts space on the 2nd floor. Also showing: dance film by Alexander Gabrelli and Rachel Holdt that features dancers with atypical bodies. One performance only - 6:00 pm.

Building 201: Solare Ristorante and Galleries

  • Expressive Arts Institute The Third Annual Recovering the Artist Show: A Show about Art, Not Illness opens with artist's reception and poetry reading in the Expressive Arts Institute's studio.
  • Pachis: An Art Studio for Kids Join Pachis in welcoming the 4th Grade Wind Ensemble from Explorer Elementary as they show off their musical skills before heading to Disneyland for a premiere concert. See works from Pachis’ students spring
    session, find out about upcoming summer camps and register your kids for classes!

  • 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.

Exhibit Grand Opening! Building 201 Gallery-5pm-8pm

See sample menus, original recipes that fed thousands and learn why the best time of a sailor’s day was Chow Time!

Enjoy an original recipe Pineapple Upside Down Cake– baked to perfection by TwentyFive92
Restaurant Bar & Lounge located inside the
Courtyard Marriot at Liberty Station.


The Gallery Building 202

  • San Diego Watercolor Society —Presents a member show on the theme Fine Art Fusion-San Diego Diversity juried by Stephanie Goldman. San Diego’s finest watercolor artists are featured in juried shows each month.

    Noble Fugitive
    Elin Noble
    Visions Art Museum- Building 202
  • Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles Opening of 4 new exhibitions: Fugitive Pieces is a solo exhibition by Elin Noble, known for her hand dyed and quilted cloth. An Alaskan Perspective is a solo exhibition by Ree Nancarrow, who lives in Alaska. Her work reflects the Alaskan wilderness. American Tapestry Biennial 10 features the work of 36 artists from around the world and Hand-dyed is a collection of small quilts 12 inches square by Visions Art Museum, each spotlighting hand-dyed fabric in its construction.

    Barracks 17: Gallery 17 Event Space and KMA

  • KMA ArchitectureCommunity Open House — 2nd Floor! See images of buildings that have been designed over the firm’s 40-year history. Talk with architects and designers about the art and the process of architecture, and discover “how buildings begin”

  • San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Visual Arts Senior Class ExhibitionThe SCPAs' Visual Arts majors showcase their Senior Exhibitions. As a culmination of the Senior art majors' high school experience, a series of work created by each student will be displayed in various mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. The exhibition has been spear-headed by the SCPA fine arts teachers Lorie Miles and Tracey Partridge.

Barracks 14: See Art, Make Art, Drink Tea

Live Demonstrations at Ballast Point Gallery
Barracks 14
  • Ballast Point Gallery — Co-founders Joann Sandlin, Linda Mullen and Chuck McPherson invite everyone to Discover the Finer Arts in beautifully staged monthly exhibitions. Our First Friday receptions showcase live music and engaging interaction with the artists on display in the gallery. We may even have an artist demonstrating live if you like to watch creativity in it's rawness! See the art at www.ballastpointgallery.com

  • The Hot Spot — Come to our Studio to paint pottery or make candles! Grandparents love handprints on anything; we have over 500 pottery pieces to put them on! Plates, platters, bowls, mugs, picture frames, banks boxes and much more.
  • Rebecca Bauer — Collage artist, Rebecca Bauer achieves a sense of connectedness and harmony through her highly intuitive process. Enjoy new works from her ever- evolving series entitled Under the Surface, 20% of my net proceeds will go to help support The Liberty School at NTC.  Visit Rebecca on the 2nd floor. Meet the Artist!
  • Also in Barracks 14: Guitars in the Classroom, San Diego Habitat Conservancy, Energy Coalition, Market Street Group, Point Loma Tea

      Barracks 15: Meet Artists Working in the Studios!

      • 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 loved ones - unique, handmade sterling silver and mokume-gane jewelry. 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. Meet the Artist!

      • FlightPath PressChelsea Herman, artist and proprietor of FlightPath Press, specializes in fine press, limited edition artist's books. Meet the Artist!

      • Jeweliany JewelryJeweliany 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 — Two guest artists! Jenna Chaplin’s vibrant paintings are inspired by her home country of The Bahamas and her current home of sunny San Diego. Themes in her work include ocean, surf, palm trees and bright colors. Brianna Williams’ work is all about the playful side of creating something new and the excitement of inspiration. Brianna finds challenge in varying her techniques and media. 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!

        Also at Barracks 15: Brandiose Studios, Outside the Lens, Yellow Book Road

        Barracks 16: Galleries, Museums and Artist Studios

        • Antonio Bandini —Work is reminiscent of the Macchiaoli and French Impressionism. His paintings are those that evoke emotion - ancient towns, lights, and colors that surround us and that bring with them beauty and light - landscapes, harbors, countryside, sunsets, and flowers. "My subjects come from the heart, far away from the frenzy of our busy lives, to recreate, to remember and to rebirth an ideal world which gave us true beauty in the Mediterranean land and seascapes." Meet the Artist!

        • Cosmos by Angel Valra
          Casa Valencia Galeria Baja-Barracks 16
        • Casa Valencia Galeria BajaAngel Valra is considered one of the great artists from Baja California; his work has been in different  museums and solo exhibition all over the world. The CECUT brings his work to Casa Valencia and the Director Pedro Ochoa will do the honors of opening this great contemporary show.

        • Inspirations Gallery and San Diego Writers, InkYeehaw: Western Wonders, a country— western—nature themed group show featuring work by San Diego artists. Local author night--meet and greet (5-8pm) Reading (and wine/cheese reception) at 8pm . Meet the Artists and Authors!

        • 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 CaliforniaWomen Artists of the West (WAOW) will hold its 44th Annual Members’ National Exhibition WAOW is a national organization with 250 award-winning professional women painters and sculptors.  This non-profit group fosters appreciation and promotion of art created by women.

        • Also at Barracks 16: Boys & Girls Foundation, Melissa Biador Photography, NVWAA

            Barracks 19 – Café and Art & Design Studios

            • Atelier de Voyages — 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 and experienced adults and children. Color outside the box and escape the daily grind by getting creative. See free instructor's art demonstrations and enjoy class registration specials.

              Yosemite, June Rubin
              June Rubin Studio/Gallery- Barracks 19, Second Floor
            • June Rubin Studio/GalleryMother Nature a delightful show of original June Rubin watercolor and collages of landscapes and animals celebrating Mother Nature. Light refreshments in Studio 214 . Meet the Artist!

            • La Onda Arte Latino — Is proud to be showcasing the amazing work of up and coming Baja artist Jimmy Carbo. Jimmy has been commissioned by HOLLYWOOD bigwigs for film and personal work, was selected to participate in the 13th Changchun Sculpture Symposium (His huge sculpture of the Aztec Mother goddess, Cihuacoatl is still exhibited in China), was selected as poster artist for the 21st annual San Diego Latino Film Festival and will be showing at our gallery through Mid-April. Meet Jimmy and other festival guest artists at Friday Night Liberty!

            • M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery Des Jardins Paintings from the Gardens, by Peggy Fischbeck.  Florals by Petals on the Point.  Make Your Mark for Art - a community painting project in the studio. . Meet the Artist!

            • M. Straub Studio/GallerySpring Studio Sale! A chance to start your collection..one night only, during Friday Night Liberty. Preview them all at: www.moniquestraub.com Meet the Artist!

            • melissalu photography — Hosts a studio open house in Studio 203! Come by for refreshments, to view samples of her latest work, and get all your questions answered about maternity and newborn portraiture.

            • Mod-Est Studio/Gallery — Showcasing Artist Choice works by contemporary artist Kevin Winger. Meet the Artist!

            • Portraits for All — Time to head to the beach ! See this original Oil Wash Painting and more seascapes from the artists fascination with the Pacific Ocean. Military discount 25% entire month of May.  Specially selected original gallery paintings  25% OFF. Shop in Portraits4All Fine Arts Gallery & Studio in BARRACKS 19 or shop online www.portraits4all.com mention NTC and receive free shipping the month of May.  Gift certificates available.  Everybody loves a portrait!

            • 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!
            • Also at Barracks 19 :Melissalu Photography, Pantaleoni Photography, Swann Soirees

    FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
    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
    May 2nd!

    Friday Night Liberty Annual Sponsors:

    Bank of America

    Financial support for Friday Night Liberty is provided in part to the NTC Foundation by Bank of America,, 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 – May 2nd