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Art should comfort the disturbed, . and disturb the comfortable.

Banksy - Urban Artist

JANUARY 2015

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Throughout the world, crows and ravens have taken on a special significance due to their dark presence in the skies and their surprising interaction in our communities. In folklore, they appear frequently as both the hero and the villain. They arrive as tricksters, disguised sorcerers and experienced travelers. For some, the raven is associated with death, war and evil. For others, the crow appears with great wisdom, fertility and good news. The stories are as complex and surprising as the birds themselves. Look out your window and you may spy these birds living among you. Crows and ravens are members of the Corvidea family, along with magpies and blue jays. They are found all over the globe with the only exception of Antarctica. They are considered to be extremely intelligent, social creatures. In the art world, these magnificent birds appear with meaning and symbolism. The artist’s creative fascination makes them the perfect subject for an in-depth exploration of art being created by today’s artist. The Crow Show: An Homage To The Raven showcases the works of diverse, international artists as they question the meaning of Crows and Ravens in today’s world.

THE CROW SHOW: An Homage To The Raven

February 2015

International Exhibition

Produced by The Studio Door Gallery Locations @ Art Institute of California - San Diego and San Diego Art Institute - North Park Curated by Jenna S. Jacobs, the Curatorial Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Rhapsody by Janice Meister 12” x 12” x 2” Mixed Media Mono Print (2014)

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001 February Exhibition: THE CROW SHOW 002 Table of Contents 003 Community Partnerships 004 Welcome to The Studio Door 005 Preview: THE CROW SHOW

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007 Pictures: Building the Dream BACK COVER 2015 Highlights

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

THE STUDIO DOOR is proud to collaborate with regional and national partners that share in the interests and realities of the creative community. Success in the arts world comes from partnerships that can help you realize your potential. As you seek out your own community, please take time to explore our partner’s websites and support them when you can. The journey is sweeter when shared! PROUD MEMBER

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Happy New Year! With the holiday celebrations at our backs, January unfolds around us once again. It is such a fascinating time of year that allows us to entertain a state of reflection and renewal in the same moment. An occasion that encourages us to tap into the creative current that will sustain us throughout the year. In this edition of The Monthly, you will find The Studio Door has taken to re-imagining the possibilities of 2015. We offer you a glimpse of what lies ahead and hope it will spark your own artistic spirit. THE CROW SHOW: Homage To The Raven - In partnership with The Art Institute of California - San Diego (Mission Valley), The Studio Door will be showcasing its first national show of 2015 at the campus’ public gallery. The exhibition will enrich the students as they explore their own voices in design, fashion and media arts. Plan your visit to stop by for an enjoyable meal at The Palette, a culinary student-run restaurant. 50 TO WATCH - In partnership with the City of Solana Beach, The Studio Door will highlight the regional exhibition in North Count at the City Hall Gallery. This provides a perfect opportunity to hop on the Coaster and explore Solana Beach’s design district or watch the sunset over the ocean at Fletcher Cove Park. ...BREAKING NEWS... The Studio Door has added a second gallery for both shows at the San Diego Art Institute - North Park, which will enrich the experience for artists and the public! GRAND OPENING, NEW LOCATION - Look for our big announcement on January 15. MORE TO COME - Throughout 2015, look for announcements of The Studio Door’s museum store, participation in Ray at Night and art-to-market essentials to promote contemporary artists. Plans and partnerships also continue to grow for OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO, the return of artist open studios in Greater San Diego next October. Join us on social media (links below) to keep up to date. There is no better time than now to embrace the freedom of your imagination. Welcome to 2015, The Studio Door and your creativity! Cheers,

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preview © 2015 Judith Smith

(Cover) Rhapsody by Janice Meister (Illinois, US) Mixed Media Mono Print 12” x 12” x 2” © 2015 Susan Omoto

(Top Left) B.C., or Before Crow by Susan Omoto (Florida, US) Mixed Media 40” x 36” x 36” (Below Left) Babybird by Irene Uhlemann (Ireland) Scraperboard 15 cm x 10 cm (Above) Gauging the Outcome by Judith Smith (Washington, US) Pastel 18” x 24” (Below) Bearer of Gifts by Jammey Huggins (Texas, US) Bronze Vessel 12.5” x 14” x 14” (Next Page) Munin-Rememberance by Marsha Doran (Connecticut) Mixed Media 9.5” x 10”

© 2015 Irene Uhlemann

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© 2015 Jammey Huggins


COMING IN FEBRUARY 2015

THE CROW SHOW

(Below) Bearer of Gifts by Jammey Huggins

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building the dream

In the Fall of 2014, The Studio Door produced some amazing programs: GOLDEN workshop, Ray Street Artist’s farewell show, classes, and countless volunteer activities. Thank you to the artists who have been giving of their time, talents and creativity.

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February

THE CROW SHOW

California Institute of Art & San Diego Art Institute - North Park

© 2015 Judith Smith

Coming Soon

GRAND OPENING

New Location

April

50 TO WATCH

City of Solana Beach & San Diego Art Institute - North Park

© 2015 Ally Benbrook

October

OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO

Region-wide

2015 HIGHLIGHTS

The Monthly (Jan 15)  

Inside track on San Diego's newest visual arts center in San Diego, California

The Monthly (Jan 15)  

Inside track on San Diego's newest visual arts center in San Diego, California

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