Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – November 1

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Izcalli and Jacobs Presents invite you to an authentic cultural festival for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This FREE event honors the Mexican and indigenous tradition of celebrating the spiritual journey of deceased loved ones with altars, food, music, and entertainment.

Sunday, November 1
Noon – 9 pm

Market Creek Amphitheater
310 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors who in college will be majoring in the visual and performing arts. All qualified San Diego County high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $3,500. For applications and more infor-mation, call: (619) 447-2823 or online: mlkccsd.org/grants.

The Old Globe Community Voices

The Old Globe is pleased to invite you to participate in a community workshop series dedicated to the creation and production of new short plays. You will take part in playwriting sessions taught by an Old Globe Teaching Artist, as well as have the opportunity to see shows and interact with artists, designers and producers. The culmination of the program will be a reading of your 10-minute play, performed by professional actors at The Old Globe. This workshop series is comprised of eight sessions. Adults 21 years and older are invited to participate – no experience required!

Workshop sessions will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from January 15 to March 5, 2013

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street | San Diego, CA 92114

Upon program completion, participants will receive a $300 stipend and free
admission to several future Globe performances.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE!
WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

To reserve your spot, contact Leslie McNabb, Branch Manager at
(619) 527-3405 or lmcnabb@sandiego.gov

To learn more about The Old Globe, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org

The Old Globe Community Voices is supported by a grant
from the James Irvine Foundation.
The James Irvine foundation – Expanding opportunity for the people of California

FilmAmFest – Filipino-American Arts & Culture Festival

The 8th Annual Filipino-American Arts and Culture Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Paradise Valley Road between Woodman Street and Gilmartin Drive in the beautiful community of Paradise Hills. This event will showcase various performances throughout the day, delicious cuisine, informational and commercial vendor booths, a children’s area and an art exhibit. The festival is a free event and is open to the general public. Please join us for a fun filled day for the whole family to enjoy.

For additional information, visit www.filamfest.org.

Spoken Word Night at the Center for Community & Cultural Arts

Spoken Word Night
Thursday, September 13 from 6 – 8pm

Experience life’s rites of passage through a poetic journey with some of San Diego’s premiere spoken word artists and members of the nationally renowned San Diego Slam Team. Including performances by: Grace Aumoeualogo, Ccep Dew, Kendrick Dial, Danielle Fontana, Rudy Francisco, Viet Mai, Treesje Powers

Other September Programming:

Huichol Sikuli (Ojo de Dios) Workshop
Thursday, September 20 (6 – 8pm)  60 PERSON LIMIT
Izcalli and Huichol Native Rosendo Carrillo will share stories and lead a hands-on activity on the sikuli, also called God’s Eye or Ojo de Dios. You’ll learn how the sikuli is used in the Huichol culture and the basic weaving techniques needed to create your own.

Samoan Tapa Workshop
Thursday, September 27 (6 – 8pm) 30 PERSON LIMIT
Learn about the history of the siapo (tapa) and why it is so important in the Samoan culture. Tupito Gadalla, from a family that is well known for this art, will guide you in making your own tapa cloth.

After School Book Club and Craft for Grades 1-3 @ Malcolm X Library

After School Book Club and Craft
for Grades 1-3

Thursday, September 13
4:00 pm

Come discuss Everyone Gets The Blues
by Leslie Staub
 and make a fun craft based on the book. Please read the book before the meeting. Check out a copy from the Library’s front counter.

Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St.
(619) 527-3405

RITES OF PASSAGE Opening Reception: Wednesday August 29, 6-9pm

Center for Community & Cultural Arts Presents:

RITES OF PASSAGE
Our Journeys Through Life

Baptisms, Quinceañeras, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, marriages, retirements,
and funerals are common rites of passage celebrated throughout the United States.
But a closer look at San Diego’s rich variety of cultures uncovers a world of both traditional and non-traditional rites that mark our journeys through life.

This groundbreaking new arts exhibit takes visitors on a global journey of these milestones. Rites of Passage: Our Journeys Through Life debuts at the Center for Community & CulturalArts (CCCA) on Wednesday, August 29 from 6-9 p.m. Rites of Passage combines cultural treasures on loan from the vaults of The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA),
San Diego Museum of Man, and Mingei International Museum, alongside pieces showing the significance of passages over a lifetime that were donated by the multicultural residents of southeastern San Diego, which includes more than 20 different cultural groups.

The exhibit is organized to reflect four specific passages through life: Birth and Youth, Coming of Age, Identity and Status, and Death and Beyond. The items on display and the unique, yet universal, ways different cultures celebrate milestones will be accompanied by storytelling videos, photographs, hands-on workshops, and exciting programs.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

 Opening Reception: August 29, 6-9 pm

Center for Community & Cultural Arts
Located in the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue, Suite 212, San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-6161 ext. 191

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Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2-7pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Closed Sunday – Monday

Center for Community and Cultural Arts Presents: RITES OF PASSAGE

Center for Community & Cultural Arts Presents:

RITES OF PASSAGE
Our Journeys Through Life

Baptisms, Quinceañeras, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, marriages, retirements, and funerals are common rites of passage celebrated throughout the United States. But a closer look at San Diego’s rich variety of cultures uncovers a world of both traditional and non-traditional rites that mark our journeys through life.

Residents from throughout southeastern San Diego are coming together for this special exhibition to share their stories, artifacts, and photos of the rites they have experienced in their own lives. This amazing collection reflects the community’s diverse cultures, generations, and experiences.

From Somalia’s Shaash Saar to Mexico’s Quinceañera to the scarring of a young Sudanese man’s forehead, Rites of Passage: Our Journeys Through Life provides insight into the many different ways that life’s transitions are honored and celebrated.

Alongside community residents, Balboa Park museums from the Center for Community & Cultural Arts partnership have also contributed important pieces to the collection.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Opening Reception: August 29, 6-9 pm

The Village at Market Creek • Art & Design Final Workshop – Saturday, August 25

Lets Create A Vibrant Community
Your Input Matters!

Join us for our last session to plan for arts and culture experiences in our community.
Bring the kids for a special art workshop  (ages 4 & up) while you add your final ideas to the Art & Design plan for TheVillage at Market Creek.

Saturday, August 25
9am- 12pm
(Breakfast will be served)
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

To help us plan for food and art supplies please RSVP by calling
Lefaua at (619) 527-6161 ext. 183 or email lleilua@jacobscenter.org

 
 

After School Book Club and Craft For Grades 1-3

After School Book Club and Craft
For Grades 1-3

Thursday, August 9, 4:00 pm
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St.
(619) 527-3405

Come discuss Stinky by Eleanor Davis
and make a fun craft based on the book.
Please read the book before the meeting.
Check out a copy from the library’s front counter.

Turn Your Stories Into Art Objects!

Calling all women for Cut To Fit !
Sunday July 22
A Market Creek VillageArts Workshop

Turn Your Stories Into Art Objects!

If you are a woman who lives in Southeast San Diego and seek a unique way to express your creativity, join us for Cut To Fit on Sunday, July 22nd, 1pm – 5pm. Cut To Fit is a creative expression and community building workshop led by a design team selected to
create plans for public art in partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

Sharing your stories will be an important part of the day, so we encourage you to bring a friend! The first 10 pairs of friends to register together will receive a free buffet dinner for two at Stockdale’s Fine Southern Cuisine.

As Cut To Fit participants, you’ll produce a precision rendered, laser-cut art work, designed by you to illustrate a story from your life. No prior technical, art, craft, or design experience is necessary. Just bring your memories and your imagination!

Every participant will succeed in creating a lovely lasercut product that is yours to take home or share as a gift. The registration fee for the workshop is $9 or “pay what you can”. No-one who wants to participate will be turned away unless the workshop capacity of 40 participants has been reached. With apologies to the fellas, this workshop is for women
only!

WHAT: CUT TO FIT, a workshop where women will create a laser-cut design based upon a memory they select.
WHEN: Sunday, July 22nd, 1pm – 5pm.
WHERE: Jacobs Center, Community Room, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, 92114

To register or ask questions call (619) 512-3222 or sign-up online at: www.XdotL.com/cut-to-fit.

Let’s Create A Vibrant Community • Your Input Matters!


Join us for some fun while planning for arts and cultural
experiences
 in The Village at Market Creek

Saturday, July 21 * 9am-12pm
(Breakfast served at 8:30am)
Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114

Let us know you’ll be there!
Call Lefaua at (619) 527-6161 ext.183
or Email lleilua@jacobscenter.org

Childcare and Spanish translation provided.

Jazz concerts at Market Creek

A new outdoor jazz concert series continues
with the second of three concert
s.

Saturday, July 21 from 3 to 6 p.m.
at the Market Creek Amphitheater
404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, 92114

Concert goers will get to experience “Jazz with a Purpose” as they are treated to a stellar lineup of smooth jazz artists as well as support a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from Jazz at the Creek will go to Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, a program that provides food to elementary school children in need whose only meals are provided at school.

Each identified child is provided with a backpack full of enough food for the child and their family for the weekend.
Here’s the concert lineup:
July 21 – Jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Marcus Johnson and saxophonist Brad Rambur;
August 11 – Jazz In Pink, vocalist Gail Jhonson, flutist Althea Rene, soulful harpist Mariea Antoinette, and saxophonist Reggie Smith. 

The concerts are “21 and over” events with food and drinks available.
For tickets or more information: JazzAtTheCreekSD.com, mandaterecords.com
or call: (858) 650-3190.

Local Motion: Join us for two lively programs in June and July!

San Diego is home to neighborhoods that are rich in cultural and artistic diversity and thrive on collaboration and dialogue. The Center for Community & Cultural Arts’ presentation of Local Motion seeks to capture this vibrancy by highlighting the thought-provoking work being created by San Diego-based artists, with a particular focus on those who live and work in its southeastern neighborhoods. This exhibition is the continuation of a conversation on cultural themes, interpersonal relationships, and visual culture that is bringing renewed vibrancy to the community. Whether rooted in craft and tradition or cutting-edge technology, these artists have infused our collective stories and expressions into the work displayed at the exhibition.

MEET THE ARTISTS NIGHT
THURSDAY, JUNE 21 / 7-9pm
Join us for an evening of conversation with several of our Local Motion artists as they share their inspiration, process, and love for creating art. Featuring Dan Allen, Macedonio Arteaga, Tami Barker, Brian Black, Ryan Bulis, Pamela Calore, Estela Gama, Adam Hubbard, Victor Orozco Ochoa, Cuezpalin Rodriguez, Scott McAlpine Sampaio, Mario Torero, and Zawadi.

SPOKEN WORD NIGHT
THURSDAY, JULY 5 / 6-8pm
Enjoy a night of poetry, live music, and painting in honor of southeastern San Diego artist and poet, Jihmye Collins. Featuring Ccep, Kendrick Dial, Jerrica Escoto, Grace, Ishe, Viet Mai, San Diego Slam Team, Succinct, and more.

For more info contact: Rahmo Abdi (619) 527-6161 ext. 181 or Rabdi@JacobsCenter.org
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Alliance for California Traditional Arts funding for the Arts

Join Alliance for California Traditional Arts staff for a free informational meeting or a webinar to learn more about our funding for folk & traditional artists and organizations.

Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Community Room
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA  92114
6:30-8:30 pm (English with Spanish interpretation)
Directions

For more information call (415) 346-5200 (English) or (559) 237-9811 (Spanish).
Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
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Free Art Class for Youth: Aztec & Mexica Symbols

Join the San Diego Museum of Art for an exciting series of classes on symbols from the native cultures of Mexico. Learn the meaning behind the Aztec calendar and create your own ancient picture book using these symbols.

Unravel the hidden messages that the Aztec and Mexica people left us!

The 8-session class includes a visit to the museum on Saturday, June 2 for even more inspiration. The series ends with an art show of everyone’s work.

Mondays & Wednesdays
4-5:30 pm
May 21 – June 18
Youth Grades 6-8
(Class size limited to 30 students)

Center for Community & Cultural Arts
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Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, 2nd Floor
404 Euclid Avenue, Suite 212
San Diego, CA 92114

Call For Artists – Juried Art Exhibition

CALL FOR ARTISTS – JURIED ART EXHIBITION

The Center for Community & Cultural Arts (CCCA) is seeking original works of art for Local Motion, a juried exhibition of art that will be open to the public from May 31 to July 7, 2012. Submissions are welcomed from visual artists who are residents of the greater San Diego area. Artists who live and/or work in its southeastern neighborhoods are particularly encouraged to submit work for consideration.

San Diego is home to neighborhoods that are rich in cultural and artistic diversity and thrive on collaboration and dialogue. Local Motion seeks to capture this vibrancy by highlighting the thought provoking work being created by its artists.

The exhibition is the continuation of a conversation on cultural themes, interpersonal relationships, and visual culture. Whether the artist is rooted in craft and tradition or cutting-edge technology, they are all interwoven into our personal stories or conceptual expressions. Local Motion is the momentum of a community told through the eyes of its artists.

Submissions may be two-dimensional artwork in any medium or three-dimensional sculpture. Two-dimensional art must be ready to hang with wire and D-clips and cannot exceed 48” x 48”. Three-dimensional sculpture can be free-standing; otherwise, the artwork must be no larger than 24” x 24” x 24”.

Interested artists are asked to submit the following:

  1. A maximum of 5 high-quality digital images of original work for consideration. Provide digital still images in jpeg format with a maximum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum dimensions of 1024 x 768 pixels. Fill out the “Digital Image Annotations Form” with information on each image you submit and be sure to indicate whether the artwork is for sale. Note that if your artwork is available for sale, CCCA will take 35% of the sale price if sold during the run of the exhibition.
  2. A résumé with a cover letter. Include links to any online portfolios, if applicable. In your cover letter, please include responses to the following questions: Are you a full-time artist? How long have you been making art? How did you learn about this opportunity?
  3. An artist’s bio of 250 words or less and a high-quality headshot of yourself in jpeg format.

Submit your materials via email or by hand-delivering a CD. Applications delivered by any other method will not be considered.

Submitting via email:

  • Email the required written materials and images as attachments to Arts@JacobsCenter.org with the subject line “CCCA Local Motion Exhibition”
  • Email with attachments up to approximately 10 MB can be received

Submitting via hand-delivered CD:

  • Burn all of the required documents and images to a CD that is clearly labeled with the artist’s name and email address
  • Hand-deliver CDs to:

    Annamarie Till
    Community Building Program Manager
    Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
    Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
    404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

All required materials must be received by NOON on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Submission materials cannot be returned.

Please contact Arts@JacobsCenter.org with any questions about this exhibition.
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