Introducing The Hill Street Country Club’s inaugural Supper Club Artist Project; a three-part series providing community education & involvement in the Arts.
EDUCATE • APPRECIATE • CELEBRATE
Join The HSCC, artist Johnny Nguyen of Songs of the Green Bird and our sponsor MainStreet Oceanside, for a Pop-up ART Workshop inside the Oceanside Farmers Market & Sunset Market on January 2, 2014 for Part I: EDUCATE of the Supper Club Artist Project. ...
Learn alongside your community as Nguyen shows how to approach photography with a journalistic eye inside the market, then explore and take photographs of your own. Instant-use cameras provided.
The workshop will involve direct communication with local buyers and members of the Oceanside community. Using Nguyen as a guide and inspiration, participants will be invited to use their own cameras (mobile phone, ipad etc) or one of several disposable film cameras available at HSCC booth located in Downtown Oceanside Farmers Market. Participants will then be prompted to spend some time exploring and photographing their own local market. Guests will be given instructions on how to use the camera as well as a few tips and tricks from the artist himself on how to photograph using a street photography/
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: FREE & FOR ALL AGES.
Workshop Times on Thursday, January 2, 2014:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM inside the Farmers Market
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM inside the Sunset Market
The Hill Street Country Club thanks MainStreet Oceanside for sponsoring this Pop-up ART Workshop.
RSVP on facebook for the Opening Reception of Songs of the Green Bird; Part II: APPRECIATE of the Supper Club Artist Project happening January 18th for an opportunity to see your photos in addition to artist Johnny Nguyen’s work inside the Hill Street Country Club Gallery inside Artists Alley.
Art Walls Oceanside
- The KRUGLAK Gallery
- Art Walls Oceanside
- Artist Alley Interactive
- First Friday Art Walk Oceanside
- Founder of Artists Alley
- Hill Street Country Club Gallery
- MAIN STREET OCEANSIDE
- North County Sculptors Salon
- OCEANSIDE ARTS COMMISSION
- OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION
- Oceanside Museum of Art
- REGAL THEATER GROUP
- SAN LUIS REY MISSION
- STAR THEATRE
- Studio ACE
- SUNSHINE BROOKS THEATRE
- SURF MUSEUM OCEANSIDE
- Visions 20-/20
- VISIT OCEANSIDE
Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
|Lewis ~ Taking awesome Care of the OMA Gallery....|
an Installation by
Armando de la Torre
As our Holiday Season rushes to its finale, we have the privilege to visit an enchanted place from the Heart of Armando de la Torre.
This is a place we will all recognize in our hearts of remembering our sweet experiences of Childhood and Parenthood of our younger days. It will bring to us the once a year experiences of the “woods” when we found the perfect tree in the forest. The warm feelings of the hearth and of home resonate with the songs of remembrance of Years gone by. The togetherness of Family and loved ones create the Magic of the Season.
The Gift of Family, Our Place on this planet Earth, and the unending Universe of Being is what our Holiday Season is all about. This is the space you will enter into at OMA’s satellite venue in the Westfield Mall and given to us by an Artist of great accomplishment, Armando de la Torre.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Creating an Arts District…
Participating in the forthcoming discussions led by our Oceanside Museum of Art, I will post various examples and opinions on the Creation of Art Colonies and
and the implications which arise in the process. Is Gentrification to be
desired? What happens when the long time residents and business owners confront
the success of an Artist Colony or Arts District? What about Culture Clash?
What about the Money Clash? What about when the Success of the Colony becomes
the antithesis of what it started out to be? Please feel free to comment where ever you live and if you have had experiences to share. Art Districts
Article taken from Pomona College Magazine • 550 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Article taken from Pomona College Magazine • 550 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Downtown TurnaroundEd Tessier ’91 turned dying downtown Pomona into a vibrant Arts Colony with some help from family and the skills he learned at the College.
By Mark Kendall
Ed Tessier ’91 grew up watching downtown Pomona die. The sporting goods store where he got his first baseball glove closed. So did the department store where he bought his Cub Scout uniform. So did the lunch counter where his grandpa used to buy him root beer floats.
Shortly after graduating from the College, Tessier set about bringing downtown Pomona back to life.
While in school, Tessier majored in urban sociology and used Pomona’s downtown for case studies. Still, he never planned to undertake a crusade to save it. He expected to wind up behind a desk in some city planning department, “playing with colored pencils the rest of my life.”
But his father, Victor, a prominent Pomona attorney, had suffered multiple heart attacks and in 1992 asked his children (Ed, Jerry and Vicki) to take over six buildings he owned downtown. They could have unloaded the properties, but felt too much of a connection with the community.
”It was an emotional decision,” says Tessier.
Tessier remembered the words of one of his mentors, Pomona sociology professor Robert Herman. “He had a mantra,” says Tessier. “That even in the most distressed neighborhoods there’s always something that works. The goal should be to find it and nurture it.”
After months of research, Tessier’s first plan was to turn the area into a Latino-oriented businesses district. Latinos now were the majority in Pomona, and such retail efforts had been successful elsewhere in the Los Angeles area. But it turned out another developer had proposed doing the same thing elsewhere in Pomona, and the city told Tessier to come up with something else for downtown.
The downtown already was home to an underground arts scene, with “guerilla artists” occupying empty buildings, hosting exhibitions and poetry slams. Tessier decided to tap into the existing vibe and proposed turning the area into an arts district centered along Second Street, west of Garey Avenue.
By 1993, Tessier had opened (with a business partner) The Haven, a combination gallery and coffee house. Downtown artists came out of the woodwork and connected there. But the place wasn’t just drawing crowds on weekend nights. It was drawing scrutiny from the city, as Tessier tells it, with visits from code enforcement and other agencies. He saw this as part of the longstanding tension between downtown artists and the city.Read More: http://pomona.edu/magazine/pcmfl04/OOtessier.shtml
Traveling out of the Downtown of Oceanside to one of our most cherished historical Churches.
The Arts of the Past...
Images of the Hands who built.
As I sat in the lovely restored interior of the San Luis Rey Mission for a Requiem Mass listening to the songs of beauty and love, I could see all around me the quiet hands which built this magnificent
The walls of plaster painted with the designs and embellishments of the
yesteryear, and the Paintings of ancient heritage were all encompassing. Mission
Can you feel history in your inner core…yes it is possible. The very air seemed to vibrate with these hands of history and the sounds of feet treading along the Central Isle of the Church of hundreds of years resonated within me as an overlay to the music of the Now.
Old Buildings do this to me. I see the inhabitants of the past going about their earthly chores and giving of themselves to the building of the
, the Cathedral, or Civic projects of the Times
gone by. Touching the oldness of such a place is one of communion with the
hands of time. I feel the vibrations of intent and accomplishment of the Hands.
It is the same when visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art …the Egyptian
sculptures are born again with me, within my heart of knowing. Mission
The San Luis Rey is within my sightline every day I drive down the hill of Rancho
Oro. The gleaming whiteness of the wall, the
sublime curves of the colonnade, and most of all the Blue Dome blending into
the sky above. I do no often go inside
the del , but when I do, it is with the anticipation of my intense
interaction of sight, of hearing the whispers of time, but most of all, the
vibrations of my heart connecting to the Hands of the past and their commitment
to a task well done. Mission Church
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
First Tuesday: Art + Community Series
7:00 - 8:30pm
Free for OMA members
$10 for nonmembers
OMA is launching a new educational program, Art + Community Series, moderated by OMA Executive Director, Daniel Foster. These regular panels and lectures will discuss the power of art to transform the economic prosperity, quality of life and identity of a community. Joining the discussion on December 3 will be James Enos, Urban Arts Developer; Naomi Nussbaum, Public Art/Sculpture Curator/Arts Professional; George Buell, Director of Development Services, City of Oceanside; Stew Mayer, Urban/Mixed-Use Developer; and Dinah Poellnitz, with the Hill Street Country Club, Oceanside. For reservations please call (760) 435-3721.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
THE SUNSHINE BROOKS THEATRE PRESENTS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT IN THE
OCEANSIDE THEATRE & ARTS DISTRICT
Justin Jorgensen -- Frog
Devin Collins -- Toad
Ashley Jenks – Ensemble (Rear, Left)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Nutcracker Appears This Weekend!
This production is by “The Performing Arts Workshop” in
|Mother Ginger (Chris goldsmith) and Bon Bons, taken by Chad Sorlie|
The Season of Fantasy and Wonderment comes forth with the production of the Ballet “The Nutcracker”.
The Star Theatre in
proudly presents for Children
of all ages to become a time traveler with “Clara” in this favorite Oceanside Holiday production.
|Guest Artist Peter Kurta daning our Snow King|
and Cavalier this year, taken by VAM Productions
Who has not been enthralled with the “growing” Christmas Tree? We all have cheered for the Nutcracker Prince when battling with the Mouse King…
|Evie Roemer and other Bon Bons, taken by Carolyn Swayze|
Come and support the Dancers of our region who make our Holidays special and timeless. We are All the Dancers in our minds memories…
Oceanside, we are so very fortunate to have real performing Theatre. This year at the “Star” Theatre, there will be two Dance Troops performing The Nutcracker Ballet. The pictures below are from the “To the Point” Group . Photographs by Jakrel Photography.
"The Magic of the Nutcracker"
Our Dreams are filled with memories of Christmas past and those memories seem more real as the Years go by.
Did we Imagine our selves watching Clara's Tree grow bigger and bigger, or were we really there?
Did we hiss at the Mouse King and when he looked at us did we cringe or was it just a dream?
This then is the Magic of the Nutcracker Ballet. When danced by Children and Young Folks it seems so much more real, for They do "Believe", and they do "Live" this wonderful incredibly beautiful Story in Dance.
As the Nutcracker Prince takes Clara on her journey through the worlds of exotic dancers and strange lands, we travel with her and live in the moment of our own Childhood again...
The Best part of this experience is that we can travel with Clara into this story of enchantment every year and take own Children into this magical place if only just for one precious evening...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
|"The Frog Prince"|
From time to time we will be sharing the Art Venues in and Around the Sphere of Influence of Artists Alley.
One of the visually enchanting venues and gourmet delights in uptown Oceanside is Petite Madeline across Coast Hwy from Artists Alley.
This "soft sculpture" the Frog Prince may be viewed at this delightful and morning sunlit eatery. We love to go there and have our visual senses fulfilled as well as our hunger pangs more than surfeited...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
OMA Mega Exhibition Reception
Saturday, November 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oceanside Museum of Art and San Diego History Center (SDHC) have collaborated with local art scholars to produce a joint exhibition that offers visitors a unique and diverse perspective from which to view our region’s landscape. Nature Improved: San Diego Artists Interpret Our Landscape, will open at SDHC on September 19 and at OMA on October 26 and will continue through January 26, 2014 at SDHC and February 23, 2014 at OMA.
This Painting of Michael Roenblatt is on View at OMA with the opening reception, "Nature Improved", this Saturday Evening. Come and have a wonderful time with our fellow Artists of North County and become a Member today.
A Young Artist of unbridled passion. Congratulations Michael on your upcoming shows at two prestigious Art Museums in
. San Diego County
Michael will be showing at both OMA and the
this fall. SDHC Members
Only Reception is Sept. 19 (Sept. 19 – San Diego History Center Jan.
26, 2014) and OMA’s Public Reception is Nov. 16 (Oct. 26 – Feb. 23, 2014).
I have known Michael Rosenblatt since 1993. We met in Artists Alley in
while we were both working day
and night in our world of the hidden artists of Oceanside . In those days he could be seen
walking up the alley in the early dawn, paint on clothes and hands with the
eyes of the painter who was still in the thrall of “seeing” the vision
becoming reality. Oceanside
He was after coffee and I was just arriving at the Alley with my eyes half open … being too early at my age.
“Another all-nighter” was all he said…I knew what he meant and gave him a hug.
One of my most precious possessions is a self portrait of Michael. He was younger then, with hair and a beard. Now he is a man of great strength with the heavy brows of knowing his own vision of truth. Onward Dear Michael, keep the path of your truth and Thrive…
Friday, August 23, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
A World of Beauty…
You enter into this beautiful small world created by Sherry Shelton and marvel at the wonderful change in the Promenade of Artists Alley. Here in
where the unexpected has become the now expected
we find a Shop which is graced by the fragrance and enchantment of the Flora. Oceanside
I remember when this Studio Space had another Artist from another Time. The years have given this Venue for the Arts a patina of use, it has had a struggle to find the fulfillment of our Dream for Artist Alley. Sherry has changed much of this aura for the Energy of Flower Power is visceral.
Looking down the Alley now you will see the welcoming yellow Sunflowers with their funny faces smiling at you and beckoning your presence to be part of a stroll to find new adventures in Artists Alley.
The Sunflowers will have a permanent presence here for the South Entrance is graced with an image of Vincent Van Gogh and his enigmatic smile of his Art World…
Sherry is a
Girl. She is adventurous, courageous, engaging
and most of all full of creative energy. She has been in the Floral Trade here
in Colorado for 20 years and is a confirmed supporter for all
of the Arts here in Oceanside . Oceanside
“The greatest joy I have is helping my customers create a custom made arrangement that will carry their message, as they are telling me about the situation and/or their loved one. They share with me their lives, and the flowers express their feelings”
As I gaze around the blue flowered interior of Sherry’s Studio I remember the yesteryear of when our Artists Alley was in full bloom. With
Flowers, we now have “The Bloom” and are on our
Way to find the luster which just awaits quiet now, inside the Studios along
the Artists Alley of Seaside . Oceanside
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Art Alley and the Beginning of an Idea…
When first coming to
in 1991, I had my sculpture studio in the area. The studio was a gift
really for the entire Park was virtually vacant. My landlord let me have 1200
sq. feet of 20 ft. sky lighted space for 150. which was decadent in its amenities. As
luck would have it for him this changed after about one year. Then the search
began for a new studio space, one which would offer the ambiance of the beach,
people about and most important a place coffee with colleagues. Tech
So began my tenure in an alley which was the most God forsaken place in downtown
You might think that being located just across from the incredibly beautiful
it would be just the opposite. Not So. Civic
However, and this was the big attraction, it was a Downtown commercial/retail space for only 350. a month.
The unit was the best one on the Alley for it had a skylight, and was next to the walkway into the
as it was to become known.
The space was dark and had carpet with living creatures in it and walking into
it I knew my work was cut out for me. As a former Newport Beach Designer for 20
years I was up to the task, and before long the cement floors gleamed and the
walls were painted white. Art
Now, I had a Studio. It really was a place for the creative muse to hang out with me and some of my most original work was done there both in paintings and sculpture.
After about a year, the building was filling up with artists both on the Alley and upstairs where there were nine more studios. We met from time to time and became kind of a unknown force of underground artistic abilities who were on the outside of anything related to the downtown of
This was a Town of Pizza joints and
Marine barber shops, strip joints and cleaners.
The Playgirl Club" was not the "New Oceanside Image" and it was finally closed by the City.
The Playgirl Club" was not the "New Oceanside Image" and it was finally closed by the City.
There were no upscale Restaurants, Hotels, or Theaters which ordinary folks could patronize. Certainly there was no Art.
About this time, in 1992, I was offered a seat on the Cultural Arts Commission for the City of
At the same time a seat on the Redevelopment Committee opened up and I was
accepted as a Citizen/business member.
As my involvement in the Oceanside Community became more intertwined with folks who could help the Arts precipitate change, the idea of Art Alley developed. On the other side of Art Alley was a wonderful Community minded man, Jim Terry, who became my ally in approaching the Council. He owned the Building which is now part of Church related activities.
The proposal for a Closed Walking Promenade for Artists to show their work was made and Councilman Terry Johnson asked if we could hang a banner and lights to make this venue a true Art Alley. He said, “it could become another Gas Lamp district”. This was in the year 1993.
It Happened! The Banner was hung, the days for our Art walks were to be Thursday mornings which coincided with the Farmers Market and we were in Business. With the songs of Jamaica Steel drums on the tape in the Alley, folks came into a place which had NEVER before been attempted.
I journeyed to
and conscripted the Community Arts group who painted on Coast
Highway in front of a Hotel every Sunday. About seven
came up that first day, and eventually they filled the every Thursday during the
Farmers Market. Civic
That first morning at I was there with my German Shepherd Kruger, and we hosed down the Alley. With the music, the fragrance of Coffee in the Air and Paintings lining the walkway, we would become the one of the driving forces for the New Face of Oceanside, a new element injected into a heretofore Marine Town and a place for the birth of Energy for The Arts to be Realized.
I will never forget our first day. One of our Artists sold a painting for 1500.00 dollars. It was if we had come from outer space, but incredibly the alley was to become a force because of the talent and drive which lived and breathed in this place once considered the armpit of
Members of this group were James Aitchison, Ginny Thompkins, Michael Rosenblatt, Andre Blaine, Gigi the photographer, Sally our wildlife portraitist, and others who filled the upstairs studios. From this group the beginnings of the Arts Commission were infused with real artists whose commitment to our City has become legend.
The Idea of an Art Museum was being Born.
Going Back to the Future: