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Distinction Gallery is pleased to present: Elena Karavodin: "Renegade" The exhibition will run from March 9th through April 6th, 2019. Elena will be donating a portion of all sales
Distinction Gallery is pleased to present: Elena Karavodin: “Renegade”
The exhibition will run from March 9th through April 6th, 2019.
Elena will be donating a portion of all sales to the Malala Fund.
Elena Karavodin was born in Los Angeles, CA, and raised in Encinitas, CA. Elena is a second-generation U.S. citizen tracing her roots back to the 19th century Russian sculptor M.O. Mikeshin. Surrounded by a family of artists, scientists and engineers, her interests always remained toward the arts. Elena studied classical piano and writing before committing herself to painting. She began her formal art education at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA receiving her B.F.A. with an emphasis in Illustration. Soon after college, she apprenticed with several local artists, eventually leaving to pursue her own artistic path. In 2010, Elena joined the collective of ArtHatch’s Studio Artists in Escondido, CA, and contributed as ArtHatch’s Gallery Manager for almost 5 years. Elena now works in her home studio, which her and her family built together from the ground up. Her work has been shown in various group exhibitions throughout the United States. Elena lives in San Diego with her family and young son, who’s daily discoveries and growth inspire her to push her creative process even further.
In the artist’s words:
My show highlights a variety of vignettes focusing on women in control, going against the grain, and exposing their own desires and vulnerabilities. I paint loose with bright colors. I love telling stories with all my paintings. This show will challenge the stereotypes of women portrayed in art. My aim is to make people laugh and feel empowered. I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that aims to provide education to girls around the world in impoverished, prejudiced, and war-torn
Gallery Director – Melissa Walker:
“I have been watching Elena’s work evolve for many years. She has seamlessly transitioned from painting beautiful flowers to taking on some of today’s darkest world events. I can truly see her indomitable passion come through these works. I recently acquired a very different piece by her – titled “Change My Mind” . It’s of a pissed off bride smoking a cigarette and drinking a glass of champagne in a graffiti filled bathroom. Everyday I look at this piece and smile. Elena created a show of these ‘aha’ moments, ones that make us smile, laugh, scream, or cry. So far, I am thrilled with the emotional body of work she has created.”
Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Second Saturday Receptions: 6 pm – 10 pm
317 E Grand Ave Escondido, CA 92025
(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is inviting the public to a special celebration next Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the gorilla habitat inside Gorilla Forest, in honor of gorilla
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is inviting the public to a special celebration next Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the gorilla habitat inside Gorilla Forest, in honor of gorilla Joanne. She is turning 5, marking a major milestone for a youngster once called a “miracle baby” because of the challenges she overcame following complications during her mother’s labor.
Safari Park guests are encouraged to arrive at the gorilla habitat by 9:15 a.m. March 19 to watch Joanne and her troop enjoy their myriad treats and enrichment items.
Joanne—named in honor of Joanne Warren, the first chairwoman of the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global—was born March 12, 2014 at the Safari Park’s Paul Harter Veterinary Hospital. Due to complications during mother Imani’s labor, she was born via a rare emergency C-section. Joanne spent 11 days in the hospital before being reunited with her mother and the other members of her gorilla troop. Since then, she’s made a full recovery and can be seen interacting with 2-year-old Leslie and 7-year-old Monroe on a daily basis.
Safari Park animal care staff said now that she is a juvenile, Joanne will have a new job to do. She must learn her new role and how she fits into the troop’s social dynamics.
“Each gorilla’s status in the troop is an important one, for a variety of reasons,” said Peggy Sexton, lead mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Whereas infants can get away with anything, juveniles are held to a higher standard.”
Safari Park animal care staff and volunteers have planned a special butterfly-themed celebration, in keeping with the upcoming Butterfly Jungle event at the Safari Park. Joanne will receive special enrichment that will include butterfly decorations, cardboard animals and painted gift boxes to explore. Nutritionists will prepare special gorilla treats like popcorn, sunflower seeds and dried cereal, plus a special ice “cake” filled and decorated with fruits and veggies, and colorful browse prepared by the Horticulture team. Safari Park guests are encouraged to arrive at the gorilla habitat by 9:15 a.m. March 19 to watch Joanne and her troop enjoy their myriad treats and enrichment items.
Butterfly Jungle presented by Wheelhouse Credit Union returns to the Safari Park March 23 through May 12. To learn more about this popular event, visit sdzsafaripark.org
At the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, more than 1 million guests each year see animals in herds of mixed species, in expansive habitats. Safari tours offer savanna views of African and Asian animals, trails take visitors on treks to experience Australian and North American habitats—plus, there are opportunities for up-close encounters and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives. Known for its leadership in rhino conservation, the Safari Park is home to the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center, which is devoted to groundbreaking work to bring back the northern white rhino. As visitors discover the rare and endangered species at the Safari Park, they are directly contributing, through admission and on-grounds sales, to the efforts of San Diego Zoo Global, an international nonprofit conservation organization that works to fight extinction through recovery efforts for plants and animals worldwide. To learn more, visit sdzsafaripark.org.
Photo Courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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(Tuesday) 9:00 am