Lux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Charles Moxon
January 1 – 2
Location: Encinitas, Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real
Charles Moxon’s portraits are reminiscent of 17th-century Dutch Old Masters, to which he adds the observational detail and hyper-reality of contemporary photorealism. His use of lighting and fluid paint strokes calls to mind Vermeer, with a similar layering of transparent glaze to create depth. As described by Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, "Charles’ eye for detail, technique and life-like qualities are astonishing."
Recently, Moxon has begun painting actors and models as a way to explore the theme of performance, both on the stage and in our everyday lives. While artist-in-residence at Lux, Moxon plans to continue in this vein by painting a local actor, musician, surfer or other type of performer. His process will include photos and sketches as he works toward a final oil painting.
The Artist Pavilion is open 1:00 to 5:00 pm on January 1 and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on January 2.
GIA Museum 40 Top U.S. Designers Showcase Jewelry & Object d’Art
January 1 – June 1
Location: Carlsbad, GIA Museum, 5345 Armada Dr
Gemological Institute of America’s museum in Carlsbad will celebrate 25 years of jewelry design with a finely curated selection of nearly 200 works of jewelry and object d’art by 40 members of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC).
"Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC" is a dramatic, thought-provoking and entertaining display that challenges and inspires visitors to consider thematic elements expressed in design. The exhibition will be on view through June 2016.
GIA’s museum is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations are required.
Low: The Power & Beauty of Bass
January 1 – July 31
Location: Carlsbad, Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr
The Museum of Making Music presents a unique exhibition about a world you might not know yet. The world of bass. Low sounds, that is. And the low-register instruments that make them.
A world of resonance, rhythm, size, harmony, power and, yes, groove. In broad acoustic terms, "bass" refers to sounds that fall below 250 hertz on the frequency spectrum. In musical terms it can refer to the instruments that make those low sounds as well as the sounds themselves. Its presence in music is critical. The pulse laid down by the bass is like an engine. A whole band will move or not move depending on the actions of the bass. And the notes played in the bassline are like a compass. The lowest sounding pitch can help us find true north, or the harmony of the music. Come see, hear, and feel low sound.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Vista Farmers Market Wellness Event
Location: Vista, Vista Courthouse Parking lot,300 block of Melrose
Join the Vista Farmers Market for their monthly wellness event. It’s a unique opportunity to listen to live music, eat great food, shop for fruits, vegetables, flowers and your health!
The wellness event is designed to help you explore health and what it means to you and your family. It is an opportunity for you to meet practitioners from a vast range of modalities and learn about their specialties, services and how they can benefit your health.
It is a wonderful opportunity for you to gather information that helps you create a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. At this event, you will be able to create your own definition of health and we will provide you with many of the resources you will need to pursue it!
Front Porch Gallery Presents ‘When TERI Met Sophie’
Location: Carlsbad, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd
Look into the lives, hearts and art of individuals with intellectual disabilities and join us for this inspiring exhibit. These soulful pieces come courtesy of TERI, Inc. and Sophie’s Gallery (St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center), non-profit agencies where students can express themselves and share once hidden feelings through original works of art. Working individually and in collaboration, the artists’ expressive visions are rendered in paintings, collage, mixed media, cards, pottery and jewelry.
2015 Cannon Art Gallery Invitational
January 2 – 31
Location: Carlsbad, 1775 Dove Ln
The City of Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents the 2015 Cannon Art Gallery Invitational, an exhibition featuring the work of Dan Adams, David Hewitt, Michelle Montjoy, Leslie Nemour and Peggy Wiedemann. The biannual Cannon Invitational provides an opportunity to showcase a select few of the artists from the most recent Cannon Juried Biennial and present their work in greater depth.
The exhibition continues through Jan. 31, 2016 at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad City Library complex, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Carlsbad Volunteer Trail Cleanup Event
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Carlsbad, Veterans Park/The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Dr
Join us monthly to participate in trails volunteer work. Locations change each month. All events are from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., but details are subject to change. The city will provide a work plan and safety training at the start of each trail work event along with tools, gloves, water and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes suitable for hiking, long pants, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, trail work will be canceled.
Location: Escondido, California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd
Piano phenom Michelle Cann has been described as "an athletic powerhouse who can sweep the listener off his or her feet (Southampton Press)." Michelle has participated in competitive programs such as the Taos Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, and Itzhak Perlman’s Music Program Chamber Music Festival. She performs at concert series and festivals nationwide both as a soloist and with her sister Kimberly as part of The Cann Sisters Duo. Michelle received her BM and MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music and recently graduated with an Artist Diploma from Curtis. Her repertoire includes emotional interpretations of Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, and more. Tickets cost $25 – $30.
Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND
Location: Carlsbad, LEGOLAND®, One LEGOLAND Dr
LEGOLAND® California is host to a special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors open to the public, they’re opened for us to enjoy the sights and sounds of LEGOLAND®! Participants can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they wind through the park, making their way to an exciting, spectator-filled finish line. Each finisher is presented with a shiny finisher’s medal and treated to a fun post-event party with a DJ, activities, light refreshments and booths. The event concludes at 10 a.m. with the opening of LEGOLAND® and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium where registered participants ages 3 to 12 can enter the park for free and moms and dads can enter for 50 percent off admission. Space is limited. Register early!
QuickSilver: "Fantasticus: Extravagant And Virtuosic Music From 17th-Century Germany"
Location: Cardiff, Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave
Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together some of the leading historically informed performers in America today. The chamber music of 17th century Germany reflects the upheavals of the time: from wars of religion and politics, to famine and plague, it was a time of ongoing crisis. Quicksilver’s recording of this program was one of New Yorker’s top ten CDs in 2014; come and hear it for yourself.
Western Surfing Association Championship Tour
January 16 – 17
Location: Oceanside, South Harbor Jetty
This is a surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Events and any World Team Events. Sponsored by Western Surfing Association.
The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb
January 16 – March 6
Location: Escondido, California Center for the Arts,
The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb is a journey through the history of the African American hair industry and its role in our present culture. From its origins in the seat of civilization to the epicenter of the civil rights movement, the comb’s untold story takes the spotlight in this exhibition by way of 400 years’ worth of artifacts, photography, historical accounts, propaganda, and much more.
The museum is open Thursday through Sunday. General admission is $8.
Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half
Location: Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real
Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From our ideal weather conditions to our spectacular coastal course, our award winning event will wow you. Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features. We also offer each participant a gender specific long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, virtual goody bag, spectacular finisher’s medal, post-race mylar blanket, refreshments (including chocolate milk!) and much more. Our boutique style event with an emphasis on quality and individual service sets us apart from the mega marathons. Register early to save money and your spot – our races will sell out!
Youth Success Week’s Finale: Oceanside’s Got Talent
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Oceanside, Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
This is a FREE youth celebration event including music, entertainment, raffle, speakers, food and miscellaneous vendors. Sponsored by Oceanside Unified School District.
Scholastic Surf Series
January30 – 31
Location: Oceanside, South Pier Beach
The Western Surfing Association (WSA) scholastic competition series is for middle and high school surf teams. This competition series provides a professionally managed and operated platform for school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Teams competing in this series can expect the same high quality events that the WSA has become known for, including professional judging, quality events and a family oriented program.