The narrator determines the ending of a story. Just like there are endless narrators and writers, there are limitless endings to countless tales. These multiple points of view are recor- ded and translated to the reader in the form of written word. The artist records tales and endings in a different way: through imagery. The exhibition, “Alternate Endings,” at BA- SIC on September 4th, presents a group of artists who char- acterize the myriad of ways to depict visual narratives. San Diego local, Alex Avila, is a self-taught artist who strives to present the public with an honest, and different, view of San Diego. His inspiration comes from what he sees while roaming the city via public transportation. His depictions of the darker sides of humanity are juxtaposed with striking col- ors, bringing light and a deep graphic quality to his works. Michelle Ferrera uses the process of her artistic creation as an outlet for her emotions as well as a kind of personal ther- apy. Carefully planning and sanding her wooden panels, Ferrera creates arresting images in graphite, incorporating the grain of the wood into the design. Her life experiences and emotions are heavily integrated into her portraits. Video games create an interactive story that one can easily be lost in. Mr. Benja is obsessed with video games. He sees the world through this lense. His work is a progressive and graphic expression of his love of games. Other artists exhibiting at the show are Aaron Moore, Joseph Tejeda, Alex Minch, Jonathan McClintic, Cody Young, Victor Villa, and Barkdog. Live artists will create right before your eyes by artists True Delorenzo, Sharif I. Carter, David Goff, and Annamarie Flores, while local DJ, DrDiggs performs. The show opens at 7pm and runs until 12pm on September 4th. BASIC is located at 410 Tenth Avenue in downtown, San Diego. There is no dress code and no cover. However, you must be at least 21 years old to attend.

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