Monday, January 26, 2009

Things To Do In San Diego: Lux Art Institute

I am sorry about posting tonight's "Things To Do" listings so late and I'm hoping to work on the rest of the week tonight, but in the meantime, I'm trying to navigate through the month's e-mails and found a press release for Lux Art Institute and since it has my favorite word "free" in it, I will repost the release here.

ENCINITAS, Calif. – (January 14, 2008) – Art lovers and their families are invited to Lux Art Institute’s “Free Saturday” on January 31. From 1 – 4 p.m. guests will enjoy an open house with free admission, studio tours, refreshments and live music. Admission will be free all day on Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The afternoon will give visitors a chance to meet Lux resident artist Jolynn Krystosek. A mixed media sculptor and painter from New York City, Krystosek will create a large-scale, 8’ by 10’ paper collage in the Lux studio during her residency. The piece will begin with drawings, which will be projected on and cut from various layers of thin rice paper. The cut papers will then be layered over one another and be adhered to the wall. This process creates a rich, layered installation with shadow and texture.

Lux Liaisons will guide tours through the studio and Krystosek’s exhibition of large-scale, sculptural paper cut-outs, wax floral relief carvings, and watercolors of exotic birds adorned with real feathers.

Lux, San Diego’s interactive art destination, is dedicated to encouraging children’s artistic curiosity through Luxcursion (classroom fieldtrips to Lux,) the Valise Project, (portable museums presented to schools throughout San Diego,) Summer Camp, and Family Day.

Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 South El Camino Real in Encinitas. Parking for “Free Saturday” is in the Sanderling-Waldorf School parking lot and in posted parking zones along El Camino Real.

Lux hours are Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $10 for two visits. For more information visit or call 760.436.6611.

Now if Encinitas could move a little more south for those of us who hate to drive...

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