Athenaeum Art Center Gallery

 

Alanna Airitam: How to Make a Country

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (Main Gallery)

March 17–May 9, 2020

Opening Reception—CANCELLED: Saturday, March 14, 6-8 PM

 

Alanna Airitam was born in Queens, New York, and started her career as a photographer in San Diego. Her experience as a black woman working in the corporate advertising industry opened her eyes to the various ways women and people of color were kept silent and out of places that mattered. Airitam saw the need for better and more positive representation of people of color, and this pushed her to create a platform that allowed marginalized people to be seen and heard. Her work often centers on identity and representation, and it proposes an investigation into the concept of wholeness. She uses her portraits to showcase what she believes to be true while challenging stereotypes. 

 

Airitam’s images have been published in a variety of national and international media outlets such as Chicago Tribune, BBC News, VICE!, The Huck, Lenscratch, Range Finder, Feature Shoot, and the San Diego Tribune, among many others. Airitam has exhibited at Quint Gallery in San Diego, Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, San Diego Art Institute, Art Miami, and Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. An award-winning short film From Haarlem to Harlem about Airitam’s body of work The Golden Age has been screened at various film festivals around the United States.

 

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Lori Mitchell: 10 Women

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (inBetween Gallery)

March 17–26, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6-8 PM

 

Lori Mitchell, a California native, has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon. She graduated with honors and a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Lori wrote and illustrated the award-winning children’s book “Different Just Like Me”, for which she appeared on Oprah and the Today show. She has illustrated numerous other books, including “Bal Yoga for Kids”, which won a San Diego Book Award.

 

Lori’s work has been exhibited at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, the California Center for the Arts Museum in Escondido, Art Walk San Diego, The Boehm Gallery in San Marcos, and the La Jolla Athenaeum.

 

Lori loves to travel and sketch and has taken students on sketching tours to France and the Netherlands. She taught Drawing and Composition at Palomar College for 14 years and currently teachers “Pen & Ink and Watercolor” at the Athenaeum.

 


Collection of Works by Students of Katie Ruiz

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (Schhol of the Arts Gallery)

March 17–26, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6-8 PM

 


Althea Brimm and Kirsten Francis: Collages of Brilliant Moments

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (Print Studio Gallery)

March 17–26, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6-8 PM

 

Althea Brimm
Born in Los Angeles, grew up in Flintridge,
outside of Pasadena.  Began doing art
age 5 at a homemade easel.
Graduated from the University of Rochester,
Art History major.

I find beauty in worm-eaten pages and stained 
fragments that have the spirits of former owners
and other uses preserved in them.  Making something
from nothing is endlessly fascinating.

When my grandson was about 4, he was asked
‘What does your grandmother do?’    His answer
'She tears up little pieces of paper.' 

 

Kirsten Francis is a mixed media artist living in Encinitas, CA. She received a BFA in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR and was a printmaker for many years. Francis creates colorful and intricate collages using a combination of found images and her own drawings. Working with images cut from magazines and books, Francis explores her experience of today’s suburban American culture. Her collage and mixed media art have been featured in solo and juried exhibitions throughout Southern California. She also creates collages for branding and corporate commissions and teaches collage workshops.

 


Hilary Brady

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (inBetween Gallery)

April 14–30, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 6-8 PM

 


Collection of Works by Students of Sibyl Rubotttom

ART EXHIBITION at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights (School of the Arts Gallery)

April 14–30, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 6-8 PM

 


Barrio Art Crawl

Every second Saturday of the month, 6–8 PM

March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, 2020

Athenaeum Art Center (AAC)

 

Join us for the Barrio Art Crawl, a self-guided art tour throughout the Athenaeum Art Center and participating art venues. View our exhibitions, check out a printmaking demo in our Print Studio, meet artists, participate in an art-making activity, and get to know the neighborhood as you also visit other galleries and local businesses throughout Barrio Logan.