Art is an expression of human life and is important for building civility and humanity among the population. Many do not appreciate local and national art as an important form of human development. The San Diego Art Department not only provides classes for community members but also has juried art shows that street visitors may walk in and ponder.
On August 8th and 9th the exhibit Tool, Toy, Obsession by Alexis Archibald & DJ Brelje offered metalwork art that can be spun and tinkered with. Some of the art includes heavy metal bobble heads, metal snakes with human heads, and a few others I have a difficult time describing accurately. The exhibit was shocking and seemed to touch upon a gothic theme.
There were also more traditional forms of art such as paintings and glasswork. The level of mastery was impressive and showed a seasoned artist’s skill. Many of these works have appeal and could be placed in just about anyone’s home or office. Their works contain bright and dark colors that create an image with emotion.
These great works comes from their inclusive mission. “The San Diego Art Department provides an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters artistic expression, for all ages and proficiencies, using art to contribute value and diversity to the community with educational programs, exhibitions and workspace.”
Art is a process of expression and it cannot come forward without an open and inviting environment. The closer someone taps into their core identities the more expressive and beneficial their art becomes. The time it takes to master strokes, color, canvass, lighting, and impression is a long one and it is necessary to maintain motivation throughout that process.
If you are interested in visiting exhibits or taking art classes check out The San Diego Art Department.
3830 Ray Street,
San Diego, CA 92104.