Every first Friday of month, Friday Night Liberty hosts a free evening of open artist studios, galleries, museums, and shops at Liberty Station - the second largest enclave of arts and culture organizations in San Diego after Balboa Park.
This week’s installment on Friday, July 5 features cheesy eats from Meltdown food truck, Flamenco classes and performances on a plaza over-looking Downtown, wine tasting in Barracks 15 from PRP International, a collection of vintage and rare comics presented by Women's Museum of California, and several new exhibitions including Portraits/Faces/News at Outside the Lens - a nonprofit that offers courses in photography and media for kids and teens.
Building 175: Dance Place
Theatre Arts School of San Diego — Come visit San Diego's newest and most innovative theatre school right here in Liberty Station! Theatre Arts School of San Diego will be hosting an evening of FREE HAT MAKING for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages. Come get creative! Meet TAS+SD Director, Courtney Corey (from "WICKED," "RENT," San Diego Magazine's 50 People To Watch 2013.) This is a fantastic opportunity to see all that TAS+SD has to offer! 5 - 6:30 pm Dance Place Building 175, Studio 203
Mandell Weiss Gallery — Presents Let’s Dance, paintings, drawings and prints by San Diego artist Julie Warren. A study of movement, capturing the essence of dance in works large and small. Inspired by the fluid motion of the body in performance of dance and song. The images vary in style and palette while capturing the spirit of music’s physical rhythms.
Martha Pace Swift Gallery — Presents The Art of Helpers : works from the graduating class of the Expressive Arts Institute, curated by Wes Chester, Co-Director of the Institute. In the adjoining studio.
Solare Ristorante — Enjoy drinks & dinner before or after Friday Night Liberty.
The Gallery Building 202
Sophie’s Gallery — Presents Men @ Work: Blood Sweat and FearsCommemorating our unsung heroes, this contemporary figurative series depicts these men and women construction workers, road crews, day laborers and the soldier in battle dress under less than favorable conditions. Though we see them there, we rarely ever look at what they do. They truly show us each and every day how life can be a struggle, shown through their blood, sweat and fears.
Visions Art Museum — Images of Time Opens three concurrent exhibitions, Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled, an exhibition featuring fashions from 25 southern California designers who create new styles using only one segment of recycled clothing such as sleeves, collars, or cuffs. Also on view, Supporting Roles: Fiber & Photography by Ann L. Scott and Cameron B. Scott which suspends a photograph above an art quilt merging the two images as one. A Visions Art Museum members challenge presents small art quilts on the theme Fashion Tops & Bottoms.
PULSE Gallery — Experience works in Oil+Glass from artists Daniel Ketelhut and Rob Morey. Opening Night!
San Diego Watercolor Society — See works in watermedia from the world renowned members of the San Diego Watercoler Society! Guest Juror Frank Eber.
Ballast Point Gallery — Ballast Point Gallery – San Diego tides have washed in yet another local treasure ~ plein aire painter extraordinaire, Norm Daniels! Art collectors that love surfing, classic woodies and plein aire gems, will enjoy the twisty sense of whimsy the popular Mr. Daniels brings to our "Wind n' Water" exhibit. Complimented by artwork from award-winning painters Chuck McPherson and Linda Mullen, Joann Sandlin and Anne Jackson with her glass mosaics.Meet the Artists!
Point Loma Tea — Point Loma Tea invites you to experience the artistry of tea with our new refreshing Summertime Tea Blends! A perfect pairing with our Mist Iced Decanters available now in 3 sizes! Tea is the affordable luxury and perfect for all occasions!
The Hot Spot — Come paint your own margarita glasses, or a new water-bowl for your favorite dog! With family friendly fun the Hot Spot is the best place to get creative and create a personal work of art!
PRP Wine Interational — Enjoy a free wine tasting upstairs in Barracks 15! PRP specializes in intimate in-home wine tastings that bring knowledge of food pairings, choose the right wine and samplings of wine from across the globe. Get the FNL Discount when you stop by their table.
The Art of Tesa — Showcases the fine art of artist Tesa Micaels. Tesa works primarily in oils, painting realistic landscapes and abstracts that bring in the elements of the earth. Her landscapes are vibrant; encompass rich colors with strong values bringing depth and emotion into each painting. Her abstracts focus on bringing elements of the earth into her paintings such as sea shells and semi-precious stones.Meet the Artist!
Atelier de Voyages — The artist paints still life and en plein air landscapes in oil on canvas or canvas board. Her wildlife art is created using pen and ink, graphite and mixed media. Wearable art is designed from lovely gemstones, many of which have mystical, or healing, properties.
FlightPath Press — Chelsea Herman, artist and proprietor of FlightPath Press, specializes in fine press, limited edition artist's books. For FNL on July 5th I will have several artist's books on display and be providing binding demonstrations as I bind the edition of my latest book. Meet the Artist!
Jeweliany Jewelry — Jeweliany is the result of years of metal smith study and artistic creation. With consideration for renewable resources and eco friendly manufacturing practices, Jeweliany jewelry conveys an expression from the heart, mind and soul of the creator to the wearer. Julie Simpson is most satisfied when sharing her distinct designs with individuals that wear and make each piece their own. Meet the Artist!
Outside the Lens — Featuring a new instillation entitled "Modern Portraits". Join us for a collaboration of student work and Modern Portraits/Faces/News by Kris Hodson Moore. A 2013 collection of photo collages featuring American students and screen shots from CNN news. You don't want to miss it.