Enrique’s Journey: Exhibit by Don Bartletti at Photographer’s Eye Gallery

The Photographer’s Eye: A Creative Collective Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhibit Enrique’s Journey by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Don Bartletti. Don Bartletti is a storyteller whose images and words will engage and move you. Don has lectured nationwide and his work has shown in museums internationally. ‘Enrique’s Journey’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Bartletti in 2003 for Feature Photography.

Exhibit runs from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, 2019. Gallery Hours: 11-5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat. 

Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, January 12, 5-9pm at the Gallery on 326 East Grand Ave. Escondido (next to Heritage Park)

Additional Event: January 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – $7 Tickets HERE
Don Bartletti Lecture, ‘Enrique’s Journey’
At John Paul the Great Catholic University (200 W. Grand, Escondido, CA 92025)

Join us for an inspiring evening with a dedicated photojournalist whose life work has focused on refugee and border issues. Seating for this very special event is limited, so reserve a ticket NOW. $7 online, $10 at the door. Additionally, Don’s images from Enrique’s Journey will show in The Photographer’s Eye Gallery from Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, 2019. Gallery Hours: 11-5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat.

Exhibit Synopsis / Artist Bio
Annually in the vast migration that’s changing the face of America, 1000’s of Central Americans attempt a harrowing 1,500-mile journey through the length of Mexico on the tops of freight trains.

Nearly all are visited by cruelty, hunger and fatigue. Stowaways call the unscheduled train they run to catch, “La Bestia” or The Beast. Some are maimed or killed by the iron wheels. In the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mara Salvatrucha gangsters, corrupt law enforcement officers and opportunist citizens hunt them like animals. By contrast, in the state of Veracruz trackside residents throw gifts of food, water and clothing to migrants as the train passes by.

Among these migrants are children as young as 12 who travel alone. Most are trying to find parents – usually mothers – who left them behind years ago to work in the United States. For children, the dream of reunification becomes the quest for the Holy Grail. Success comes only to the brave and the lucky.

Don Bartletti retired in late 2015 after a 32-year photojournalism career at the Los Angeles Times and a combined 10 years prior to that with the Union/Tribune, the Oceanside Blade Tribune and The Vista Press. He has been a resident of Vista since 1961 where he and his wife Diana make their home. Don has 2 grown children and 4 grandsons.

Grand Opening Orfila Vineyard & Winery Oceanside

It’s finally here! Come and celebrate with us this weekend, January 12-13th at our new Oceanside location!

221 N Cleveland St, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 755-7040

We will have live music both days, small bite trays passed and bottle & book signing by our Winemaker Justin Mund between 4-5 PM.

We have 22 of our wines produce in our winery and vineyard in Escondido available for wine tasting and purchase by the glass and bottle. We have a variety to choose from ranging from Chardonnay, Sangiovese, several Pinot Noirs, Full Fathom Five- our winemaker’s special blend of red grapes from the vineyard, and a couple different Roses if you are stuck in the middle!

The kitchen is also open so feel free to test out the menu. Soon to come will be food and wine pairing options. For the time being you can enjoy, cheese and charcuterie boards, tortilla flatbread pizza, caprese salad and more!

Performances on Saturday January 12th by Jimmy Patton from 12- 3 PM & Javid & Naoko from 5-8 PM.

Performances on Sunday January 13th by Mike McGill from 12-3 PM & Javid & Naoko from 5-8 PM.

There will be raffles and promotions throughout the weekend include- guests who purchase 3 bottles of wine will receive a complimentary Orfila coffee table book signed by Justin Mund, Orfila’s General Manager and Winemaker.

We hope you stop in to celebrate this milestone with us!
Saturday the event is 12-9 Sunday 12-8

PB Creates – DIY Wood Workshop (Paint-Board-Create) at Spiritivity

Are you ready to get CRAFTING!

Our DIY workshops teach you how to make a one of a kind decor piece for your home, office or school.​

What: We will stain and paint these into a custom piece you will be proud to display in your home. #wallworthy, #immadeit

This workshop is happening every Thursday night for 4 weeks: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31.

Click on link below for design options!
http://pb-creates.com/aec_events/pb-spiritivity-open-workshop/

The night of the event – you can choose your design from six choices, choose your stain color & choose your paints!

– 12″x24″ “This is Us”

– 12″x14″ “Not all who Wander are Lost”

– 12″x14″ “Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed”

– 12″x14″ “California Dreamin”

– 12″x14″ “Choose Happy”

– 12″x14″ “Home is Wherever I am with you”

This is fun & relaxing and no prior experience is needed.

Join us & channel that inner DIY and create your own sign

PB Creates will walk you thru every step.

Board Size:

– ‘This is Us’ 12”x24” Solid Pine Board

– All other designs 12”x14” Solid Pine Board

Just come ready for an evening of fun!

Register HERE!

GREY MATTER at Ship in the Woods

Retreat: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dinner: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Immersive Art & Music: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat:

Take a break from your daily routine and receive a deep dose of the self-care you deserve. We human beings are constantly juggling our responsibilities! The proven secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to slow down and learn Mindful Method tools like mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion practice, gratitude and happiness practice. Experience these evidence-based techniques in an intimate retreat setting with Mindfulness expert Julie Potiker. She is the author of the book Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. Julie’s fun, upbeat and authentic approach has been lauded by her fans, now numbering over 70,000! In addition, an Internal Martial Arts practice from China will be taught by Yunuen Rhi. The Baguazhang system applies Ying Yang philosophy to a martial body movement practice. It harnesses wisdom from Taoist and Buddhist principles dating back to the founder of Shaolin Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism. It is a powerful tool to combat emotional and body ailments because it teaches how to fight with a full spirit. Return home feeling recharged, with a better chance of witnessing 2019 unfold with more balance and ease.

Art and Music Event:

After the retreat you may attend the art and music event. Over 25 artists will be showing their work, which ranges from olfactory installations to light and sound experiences. This artwork discusses the impetus of stress, challenges and disconnection. Alternatively, it unveils ideas on how we can overcome and champion a peaceful state of mind. The show additionally illuminates the neuroscience that examines how mindfulness and other techniques positively affect the grey matter in our brain, which can change our focus, attention and overall health. The audience is invited to explore interactive installations, experience nature, the winding paths, sounds of the flowing creek while being an observer of their present state of mind.. During the daytime retreat, and the evening event the audience can reconnect to others as they continue their own journey with a new resolution for the new year. The evening event features the band WSPRGRL and Nite Lapse

We are so grateful for our partners and sponsors:
Dr Bronner’s, Boochcraft, Fall Brewing, and SD Dining Out Magazine and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Parking for event: Park & Ride at 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy downloadable map will follow. When you arrive look for the RED BALLOON for our SHIP shuttle.

Escondido Chocolate Festival – For the Love of Chocolatre

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Located in Historic Downtown Escondido
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1-5pm

Give your Valentine a sweet memory. Bring your sweetheart or just your “sweet tooth” to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll through 20+ designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers. Learn to make chocolate and take a romantic Pedicab or Horse-drawn Carriage Ride down Historic Grand Avenue. Plus, don’t miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture!

TICKETS: (age 21+)
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3912752

PASSPORT TICKETS: $40/50
DESIGNATED DRIVER (no alcohol) TICKETS: $30/40

CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS: $25 – Learn to make chocolate with Le Cordon Bleu, London trained chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D’liteful Chocolat. 60-90 min class held 2/9/19 at Cute Cakes Bakery & Café at 11am. Includes wine pairing & $5 breakfast or lunch voucher. Limited space!

This event sells out (before the event day) every year.
Get yours before they’re gone!

WHAT’S HAPPENING?
· Gourmet Chocolates
· Pairings with Local Fine Wines & Craft Beers
· Chocolate Themed Restaurant Tastings
· Chocolate Making Class (limited space)
· Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides & Pedi-cab rides
· Long Stemmed Roses (while supplies last)
· Raffle Prize Drawings
· Valentines Specials & Treatments at Downtown Spas & Restaurants
· 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture with live music & entertainment
Portions of the proceeds from the Escondido Chocolate Festival will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Presented by: Escondido Downtown Business Association, a 501(c)6. 243 S. Escondido Blvd, Ste. 701, Escondido, CA 92025

Escondido may mean “hidden” but it’s no secret there’s a lot going on here! Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the coast, Escondido is home to major attractions, beautiful wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and theatre, delicious culinary experiences and a charming historic downtown. Enjoy our beautiful climate with year-round golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and fantastic events! For more info, go to our complete calendar of events!

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

Art Exhibitions open at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum!

These winter exhibitions will open at the Center Museum on January 12, 2019 and run until March 10, 2019.

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
An intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at daily life in Manzanar, one of ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the U.S. during World War II. His work in Manzanar is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography, providing a glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Japanese-Americans that were interned during one of the darkest moments in U.S. history.

Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066
Wendy Maruyama’s work analyzes the internment camps with a contemporary eye. As a Japanese-American artist, she explores family history and identity through her sculptural work. Executive Order 9066 involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets referencing themes from the internment camps. Also featured are sculptures from Maruyama’s The Tag Project, consisting of nearly 120,000 replicas of the paper identification tags that internees were forced to wear.

Objects and information from the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego will also be on view.

Admission to the Museum is $8.00 for Adults, Seniors and Students $5.00, Center members, Military and children under 12 are free. Museum Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 1 PM-5 PM, closed Monday-Wednesday
For more info, go to artcenter.org

Special Events & Programs

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join local historian, Linda A. Canada, for a lecture about the history of Japanese Americans and their transition from local industry in San Diego to living in internment camps during World War II.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join exhibiting artist, Wendy Maruyama, as she discusses the artwork in her exhibition, Executive Order 9066, followed by a lecture on the photography of Japanese internment camps by UCSD professor, Ruth Wallen.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 2PM | $5 Members $10 Non-members

Join musician, Kishi Bashi, as he discusses his work Omoiyari and personal quest to create music in locations relevant to Japanese incarceration.

Drawing Workshops with Duke Windsor at Escondido Arts Partnership

Saturdays:
January 5th, 2:00-4:00 Drawing Fundamentals Part I
January 12th, 11:30-3:30 Drawing Fundamentals Part II
January 19th, 2:00-4:00 The Sketch Book
January 26th, 2:00-4:00 Drawing with Pen and Ink
February 9th, 11:30-3:30 Drawing the Still Life
No experience necessary.
Drawing 101 Workshops are designed to teach the fundamentals of drawing to non-artists, painters, sculptors, and designers.

Bring a Basic DRAWING KIT: CHARCOAL PENCILS, 1 BLACK, 1 WHITE
CHARCOAL STICKS BLACK / WHITE,
KNEADED ERASER, SANDING BLOCK, CHAMOIS CLOTH,
SKETCHBOOK 9X12”, LARGE NEWSPRINT PAD 18 x 24”

Class Fee 1 class $30 for EAP members / 45 for non-members , or 2 classes $55/ $70, 3 classes $80/ $95, 4 classes $100/ $115, 5 Classes $130/ $145

Please RSVP with EAP staff at
tel. 760 480 4101 or mail@escondidoarts.org
262 East Grand Ave Escondido CA 92025

Wood X: a Furniture Show Opening Reception at Escondido Arts Partnership

The opening reception on Saturday, January 12th provides an opportunity for the public to meet the featured woodworking artists from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

Show runs January 11- February 1, 2019 – The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is pleased to announce the tenth annual presentation of WOOD X: a Furniture Show, curated by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.

This exhibition features a gathering of acclaimed Southern California fine furniture makers displaying a variety of wood mediums and techniques in contemporary, traditional, and art furniture styles.

For more information about the exhibition see the website www.escondidoarts.org.
The Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave.
Hours are Tuesdays 11- 5pm and Thursday – Saturday 11-4 pm.
Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.


This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences.
A uniquely creative experience comprised of many different events includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and as well as interactive arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Visit the link for a list of participants and more information.

Wood X: a Furniture Show at Escondido Arts Partnership

January 11- February 1, 2019 – The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is pleased to announce the tenth annual presentation of WOOD X: a Furniture Show, curated by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.

This exhibition features a gathering of acclaimed Southern California fine furniture makers displaying a variety of wood mediums and techniques in contemporary, traditional, and art furniture styles.
The opening reception on Saturday, January 12th provides an opportunity for the public to meet the featured woodworking artists from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

For more information about the exhibition see the website www.escondidoarts.org.
The Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave.
Hours are Tuesdays 11- 5pm and Thursday – Saturday 11-4 pm.
Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

Composting Workshop at Escondido Community Garden

FREE Composting Workshop at Escondido Community Garden
A composting workshop will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Escondido Community Garden. The workshop will include instruction and demonstration in the building and maintenance of a backyard compost pile and worm bin. The workshop is free, and no registration is required. Workshop will be canceled in the event of rain.

The Escondido Community Garden is located on the west side of Centre City Parkway, just north of Highway 78. Turn west on Decatur Way into the parking lot of the Escondido Police/Fire Facility. Park near the garden. For additional information, please call 760-839-4361.

Composting workshops are held quarterly and hosted by the Escondido Community Garden and the City of Escondido.

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