La Jolla Festival Of The Arts June 26 & 27
This art show and 4th annual charity event held at the beginning of each summer is sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club. It is held on the east campus of the University of California San Diego. The designated grounds use many acres to accomplish the very large event. One of the finest Art Shows in all of Southern California, this art show in particular, I don't miss. This year I won the bid on an original bronze casting in the silent auction from famed sculpturer, Roberto Gutierrez. This art show of fine artists is very large and very well attended.
This is no ordinary community art show as it features Internationally known artists, book signings, Chalk art by Prominent world Class Madonnari, a Classic Car exhibit, Cuisine prepared by Restaurant Row participants, An Interactive Kids Zone, and Music Entertainment by Featured Musicians and Bands on The Carvin Entertainment Stage.
The variety of Fine Arts in different medium covers a very large area on the grounds and the numbers of artists this year was extraordinary. The sections of street painting by world class class Madonni ( chalk artists) was simply amazing.
This year, I am featuring two artists whose wonderful artistic stylings I have come to know and really enjoy. Introducing you to Kari von Wening and Jan Bush.
This Hand Painted and Metal Sculpture, titled " Bon Appetite" is one of the pieces that drew me in to see Kari and Jan's work. Earlier this year, I had first come across their works as exhibited at the Little Italy show in Downtown San Diego.
It was quite evident that I wasn't only one drawn in as their display area was crowded with art collectors. And they were the more serious collectors who regularly add to their collections. I met one middle age couple that been collecting their work for some time and were about to purchase yet another piece for their collection.
There was another violin there that I was attracted to and they asked me why I liked it. The form and design reminded me of "Carnival" in Venice. We discussed that further and they decided they wanted it in their collection. I was delighted to have been a part of the decision making process for them.
At the La Jolla Festival of the Arts show yesterday, once again I was found a piece called "Bon Appetitie". I was talking with Kari and Jan about the Blog post I wrote of the review of the movie Julie and Julia where I used that title.
I asked Kari and Jan if I could feature this violin in this post because I really liked it. Who knows, I may start a new collection of their violins. Their work is so intriguing and is always an inspiration to me. Here is a link to their site if you would like to see more of their works. As a collection is really wonderful and each piece seems to make such a bold statement.
Here are some other photos representing other works found here at this festival. Enjoy!
While visiting the many artists exhibits I also found and spoke with many different kinds of artists, specializing in different media, including a Photographer whose work I really appreciate. He and his wife are world travelers and he originally was a newspaper Photo Journalist from San Francisco. We spoke about his vast array of works, my interests in photography and about the ActiveRain PhotoBlogger group. His work is simply stunning and he has welcomed me to consult with him on some very creative techniques he developed.
Some of the artist categories at this show were custom jewelery design, wood workings, furniture, photography, original oil, water colors, acrylics, glass,paper, ceramics, Fiber and textiles, Sculpture, Drawing, airbrush and mixed media and Madonni.
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