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THE ART GALLERY AT SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ITS NEWEST EXHIBIT

16 May 2019 8:00 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


THE ART GALLERY AT SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY
ANNOUNCES ITS NEWEST EXHIBIT
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY MAY 11, 2019, FROM 12 - 2 PM
Sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Central Library
Free of charge; open to all


EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH JULY 28, 2019
Crafting Opportunity, an exhibition of ceramics, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry and metalwork, explores the robust artistic output that followed World War II.  Many of the objects from Mingei's permanent collection are on view for the first time. Of note are works by artist craftsmen Ellamarie Woolley, Jack Lenor Larsen, Arline Fisch, Maria Martinez, Douglas Deeds, Berta Wright, Harrison McIntosh, Kay Whitcomb, Laura Andreson, and Charles and Ray Eames.

The designer-craftsman movement of the era was known for both camaraderie and individualism, where women and men worked side-by-side to forge career paths.  A distinct sense of place - from the city of San Diego to the pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico- existed alongside domestic and international influences, and counterculture was not incompatible with commercial success for these artists.  The result was a pervasive sense of experimentation, which unites this diverse collection of objects that continues to inspire and delight makers and collectors today.

Mingei International Museum collects, preserves and exhibits "art of the world, art of all people," including folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world.  While closed for a major renovation, Mingei is active in the region with pop-up exhibitions, installations, programs and events.

San Diego Public Library's exhibition program offers free access to visual art and cultural exhibitions, while promoting San Diego artists and creative community groups.  This program is part of the Library's role as "THE place for opportunity, discovery and inspiration."


Visit Mingei.org or sandiego.gov/public-library/visualarts#central to learn more.
Art Gallery | San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Commons
330 Park Blvd., 9th Floor
Parking note: 2-hour validations will be available
Exhibitions at the Central Library are made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 p.m.
Thursday 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

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P.O. Box 122107
San Diego, CA 92112-2107

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