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March 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the CARE newsletter!

We are thrilled to announce our workshops for educators of students in grades 3--8. This year the CARE program is offering $50 stipends to teachers to attend a 5.5 hour workshop on integrating the visual and performing arts into your language arts curriculum.

For an application contact:
Julie Lawrence, CARE Manager
lawrence@mopa.org 619-238-7559 ext. 221

Join literacy expert, Dr. Marva Cappello for an opening plenary session before breaking out into mini-workshops led by La Jolla Playhouse, the Museum of Photographic Arts, and the Timken Museum of Art. Finish off the day with catered lunch and a private, behind-the-scenes tour!

  • Participate in ready-to-implement lessons aligned to content standards for English language arts
  • Take away ideas and free resources for integrating the arts from the CARE partner organizations
  • Understand how the arts can enhance literacy instruction

Grades 3-5 Teacher Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Grades 6-8 Teacher Workshop
Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We are accepting applications now through April 20, 2011. We look forward to reviewing your application!

-The Collaborative Arts Resources for Education Team

IN THIS ISSUE

PERFORMANCES

Performances: Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

Mandell Weiss Theatre
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-550-1010
Now through March 27, 2011

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book and Direction by James Lapine
A World Premiere Musical

The Hoover family has seen better days. But when the youngest Hoover, energetic Olive, enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine."

Performances: Frida Libre

Frida Libre

Mandell Weiss Theatre
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-550-1010
April 2 and 3, 2011

Book and Lyrics by Karen ZacaríasMusic by Deborah Wicks La PumaDirected by Rosemary Newcott

Alex may seem like a quiet, shy boy, but he secretly wrestles with big ideas inside his head. His life changes when he meets brave and colorful Frida, an unusual girl who gets him to reveal his secret dreams. Forced into an unlikely partnership, the pair discover how dreams can become a reality with the right friend by your side. Frida Libre is an uplifting story featuring delightful original songs which explore the meaning of transformation, understanding and acceptance.

EXHIBITIONS

Streetwise: Masters of 60's Photography

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559
Now through May 15, 2011

Streetwise builds on Swiss photographer Robert Frank's snapshot aesthetic, which gained attention following the release of his groundbreaking book, The Americans in 1959. Frank's focus on a more personal documentary style influenced a new generation of photographers, including legendaries such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Jerry Berndt, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon and Ernest Withers. Signed Streetwise exhibition catalogs are exclusively available for purchase at the Museum Store.

Imagine That!

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559
Now through January 29, 2012

Imagine That! showcases the historic pursuit of photographers seeking to capture unique perspectives, unknown realms and phenomena inaccessible to their eyes and immediate senses. This exhibition from MoPA's permanent collection examines a desire in photography to create images of the unseeable and asks the viewer to examine photography not as an extension of the human eye, but as a pursuit of discovery, observation and technology driven by the imperceptible.

Exhibitions: Robert Wilson Video Portraits

Robert Wilson Video Portraits

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-5548
Now through May 15, 2011

You are invited to join the Timken in witnessing the highly anticipated groundbreaking exhibition Robert Wilson Video Portraits at its exclusive venue, the Timken Museum of Art. The portraits depict recognizable personalities from the world of performing arts who take on an aspect of their professional lives by being captured in character-but in character inspired by great masterpieces of European art.Image Credit: Robert Downey, Jr., Actor, 2004.

EVENTS

Science Family Day

Balboa Park
Saturday, March 19 2011, 10 to 3 p.m.
FREE

Science Family Day at Balboa Park offers family-friendly science inspired adventures as part of this park-wide event. Together families can experience a variety of hands on activities at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego History Center, MoPA, SD Air & Space Museum, Japanese Friendship Garden, and other participating museums and cultural centers.

Events: Family Storytelling

Family Storytelling

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239-5548 x105
Sessions are held at 11:00 am on the following Saturdays:
March 19, April 9, May 7, June 4, July 9, August 13, October 8, December 10

FREE

Join us at the Timken where professional storyteller Harlynne Geisler will share lively tales inspired by Museum masterpieces. Family Storytelling is a fun educational program that encourages visitors of all ages to broaden their perspective about art.

Ages 5 and up are welcome. Admission is FREE! No reservations or tickets are required.

Events: Spanish-Language Art in the Afternoon Gallery Talk

Spanish-Language Art in the Afternoon Gallery Talk: "Tiempo y Espacio en los Video-Retratos de Robert Wilson"

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239-5548 x105
April 7, Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
FREE

As a special treat, San Diego Museum of Art Executive Director Roxana Velazquez Martinez del Campo, will give a Spanish-language gallery talk on Robert Wilson Video Portraits. Free admission; space is limited.

September 2011

Welcome back everyone! The CARE program continues to experience success, and we are happy to share a little bit about how our summer went. First, we would like to introduce our newest arts partner, the Mingei International Museum! The Mingei participated in CARE as an observing partner last year, and now they have moved into a full partnership with the program.

Also we received news that we were awarded a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and we are very excited about our plans. In August 2012 we will launch a week-long teacher institute hosted by the CARE partners: the Museum of Photographic Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, the Timken Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum. You are going to love learning about arts-literacy integration in these settings! (And there are stipends available for those who apply.)

Secondly, we are announcing our new school sites. As you may know, in addition to the website and the teacher professional development components of CARE, we also conduct artist residencies in four schools per year. We work with our partner schools for three years before moving on to new sites. This year happens to be the start of the next cycle. We are very excited to begin work at King-Chavez Academy of Excellence this fall. Then in the winter we move to Golden Hill Elementary, and finish off the school year at Chollas-Meade. Monarch School also is a partner with CARE, and we work with their fantastic team of faculty and support staff on a rolling basis. Additionally, we have begun a new type of partnership with Roosevelt Middle School. The CARE program has crafted a series of workshops on arts integration for the school's Language A/Humanities teachers, and it's going swimmingly. Every sixth grade student at Roosevelt will spend multiple visits at the CARE partner museums throughout the school year, and La Jolla Playhouse will conduct site visits to their classrooms to coach teachers on Theatre in Education methods.

And finally we'd like you to put something on your radar. CARE will have it's first public exhibition of student artwork at the San Diego International Airport this November! More than 1 million people will pass by the Youth Art Wall, and we are including feedback loops in the exhibition for people to engage with the artists. When you go, you will be able to send a text message to the students congratulating them on the good work. A QR code also will lead you to a complete online exhibition of more than 70 works of art by students from Kimbrough Elementary. More details will follow in our next newsletter.

We will close for now, but we hope your year is off to a great start! Please keep in touch.

- The CARE Team

In this Newsletter

PERFORMANCES
EXHIBITIONS
EVENTS

PERFORMANCES

Performance: Milk Like Sugar

Milk Like Sugar

Potiker Theatre
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
858-550-1010
Now through September 25, 2011

By Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
World Premiere Co-commissioned with Theater Masters
Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons and Women's Project Productions

Like all teenagers, 16-year-old Annie and her friends crave the hottest designer phones, handbags and fashion. But their prospects for the good life seem limited in the dead-end town they call home. When the girls decide to create their own future by entering into a pregnancy pact, Annie is confronted with the challenge of choosing between the safety of the life she knows and the danger of the life she desires.

Performance: Susurrus

Susurrus

San Diego Botanic Garden
A Without Walls Presentation
Directions
858-550-1010
Now through October 2, 2011

By David Leddy

Susurrus is a fascinating, site-specific piece by internationally-renowned artist David Leddy that will launch the Playhouse's innovative Without Walls program. Audiences listen on iPods while following a mapped route through the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden. Part radio play, part avant-garde sonic art and part stroll in the park, Susurrus offers the listener a poignant story of love and loss.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions: Face to Face

Face to Face: Works from the Bank of America Collection

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559
Now Through September 25

Face to Face explores one of the largest corporate collections of photography in the United States, illuminating the rich historical diversity of photographic portraiture. The exhibition includes some of the earliest techniques, including a salt paper print from the 1840s by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, and a half-plate daguerreotype by Albert Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes.

Exhibitions: Fourth Annual Art of Fashion Exhibition

Fourth Annual Art of Fashion Exhibition

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-5548
October 1, 2011 - October 30, 2011

Honorary chair Zandra Rhodes and co-chairs Joye Blount and Jessie J. Knight, Jr. welcome fashion enthusiasts to gather this fall to see the extraordinary fashions inspired by 15 artworks at the Timken Museum of Art. The event will take place over two nights with an exclusive Art of Fashion Preview on Thursday, September 22, and the Fourth Annual Art of Fashion on Saturday, September 24. Proceeds from the Art of Fashion will benefit the Timken's art education programs.

Exhibitions: Bold Exhibitions

BOLD EXPRESSIONS

African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
619-239-0003

Now through December 18, 2011 This exhibition showcases more than fifty quilts made throughout the American South between 1910 and the 1970s. Stunning color combinations and distinctively free patterns epitomize an artistic vision that is unique to the American folk art tradition. African American quilts, made entirely by women, are celebrated for their bold improvisation and modern take on traditional quilting patterns, such as the House Top or Log Cabin, Star of Bethlehem and Pine Burr. Many of the quilts are made from materials that were readily available to the makers, including flour sacks, old blue jeans and work clothes and fabric remnants. This early form of recycling and reuse was a necessity that became the foundation for unique expression. The exhibition will also explore a variety of construction techniques and quilting.

EVENTS

Events: Family Sunday

Family Sunday

Mingei Museum of Art
1439 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
619-239-0003

October 16, 2011, 12:00 - 4:00 pm Participate in the Museum's monthly Family Sunday, which includes a discount on admission. On the third Sunday of each month children and families can explore the museum's colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, create a hands-on art project and win a prize for completing a treasure hunt!

Exhibitions: Photo Auction

Photo Auction 2011

Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559
October 5, 2011, 6:00 pm

Reveal your passion for photography. Mark your calendar for the debut of Photo Auction 2011, featuring vintage and contemporary works by more than 70 established and emerging photographers. All proceeds benefit MOPA's world-class exhibitions and education programs. Auction services provided by Christie's Los Angeles.

Events: Family Storytelling

Family Storytelling Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
619-239-5548
October 8, 2011, 11:00 am

Join us at the Timken where professional storyteller Harlynne Geisler will share lively tales inspired by Museum masterpieces. Family Storytelling is a fun educational program that encourages visitors of all ages to broaden their perspective about art.

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