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Art Show - La Jolla March 3rd - 11th

Repeats every week until Mon Mar 12 2018. Also includes Sun Mar 04 2018, Sun Mar 11 2018.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, March 3rd - March 11th  Two California artists will exhibit work at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla Library/Gallery. Created during their time as the 2017 Artists-in-Residence for the Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Family Endowment for Art and Science at Volcan Mountain.

Photographer Robert Treat and scientist/watercolorist Adrianne Smits spent weeks on the mountain, exploring and seeking inspiration from it's great natural beauty. The two-week exhibit in the old library will feature striking high-contrast watercolor paintings and hauntingly beautiful black and white photography. Private showings will be available by appointment through the church office.

Adrianne Smits investigates complex natural systems both as a professional artist and as a scientist. As a field ecologist, she often spends months at a time outdoors conducting scientific studies which allow her unique access to remote places that, in turn, inspire her creativity. “My approach to art practice derives both from the 19th century romantic landscape tradition and my training as an ecologist. Any theme pursued in a series of work stems originally from outdoor observational painting. Rather than work from photographs, I prefer to use only my watercolor sketches made on-site to recall the memory and sensation of being at a particular place at a particular time."

Robert Treat is a California artist whose paintings and photographs are exhibited and collected nationally. Primarily nature oriented, Robert's photographs exhibit a strong structural awareness often verging into unconscious abstraction. These concerns of nature and structure serve for him a way of recovery to a primary sense of self, a quality that tends to get repressed by today's modernity in general and media. “Living in San Diego, I have found the close proximity of the Volcan Mountains to hold a wonderful mystique and quietness within its wildlands. In this project I’ve explored this mystery and solitude by photographing it regions that are normally not open to the public.:

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd - 4th and March 10th - 11th

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00

Location:  St. James By-The-Sea Episcopal Church

                 743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037